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Battle to save The Hill Adam Daly LOCAL politicians are determined to save a historic inner city market under threat from closure.

Show of strength! Continued from page 1 in full possession of all the facts, we felt that it was abthe duration of construction, solutely essential to brief the due to begin in 2020, with membership with as much a permanent underground information as possible to station being situated under try as best as possible to Mobhi Road upon comple- reduce the uncertainty and anxiety of members. tion. “We had a great meeting Na Fianna Chairman, Cormac Ó Donnchú, said mem- with huge numbers attendbers were not surprisingly ing and members are now very concerned about the not only up to date, but they are also energised.” plans. The next important cal “From the calls and emails we were getting, we endar date for Na Fianna were picking up a huge sense members is Monday (April of anxiety among club mem- 9) when a TII public consulbers about the proposal,” he tation meeting takes place in The Helix. said. “Monday’s public consul“And while we weren’t

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Traders have bought and sold at The Hill on Cumberland Street North for generations but proposed new council bylaws could see it closed down. Draft casual trading bylaws proposed by Dublin

City Council and designed to tackle issues with waste management and illegal trading threaten the future of the traders. Some of them have been selling on The Hill for generations but if the new bylaws are passed it will put an end to generations of Saturday morning trading. However, Councillor Janice Boylan (SF), who’s on the council’s Markets and Casual Trading sub-committee, is

tation on the MetroLink proposal will be crucial to the future of our community,” continued Ó Donnchú, “It's vital all Na Fianna members, parents, supporters, players of all ages across all of our codes attend. Monday’s event will have a significant impact on the proposals and may determine the make up of our community for generations to come.” Ó Donnchú stressed the importance of members making themselves fully aware of the implications of the proposals, and making their views of the importance of community and cultural engagement known. “If the proposals proceed as planned, the uniquely successful sense of our Gaelic Community will be imperilled,” he said. “We owe it to our community to fully understand the impact of the proposals not just on our economy but on our community and on the future generations to come.” Na Fianna is one of the country’s largest GAA Clubs with more than 3,000 members and over 125 teams. ▪▪ Traders have been selling on The Hill for generations.

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that they did want to remain there and any issues that were presented could be dealt with and they asked for their support of myself and others. “The reasons that DCC cited for the draft bye laws to de-designate the Hill was illegal trading and dumping. They were trying to say traders were leaving their stuff around place. “That does happen sometimes but the illegal dumping element was coming from surrounding properties as well. People were taking advantage of the fact that DCC clean up the area after the market and were leaving stuff out.” The subcommittee are due to meet again shortly to go through the council’s proposals and Cllr Boylan remains confident that her council colleagues won’t pass them if The Hill is threatened. Councillor Christy Burke (IND) is also optimistic about the future of The Hill. He has been behind the Save Our Hill movement since news broke last month of the possible changes to the trading bye laws. Since the campaign started online, Cllr Burke says that he has received responses from all over the world. People who used the Hill over the years have all been in touch asking him to save the market. “This was a service that was provided to a very poor community,” he said. “The traders provided that service and there’s no official that can come along and get rid of them. They have rights, it is our heritage and it is our culture, so you’ve got to stand up for them."

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Author visits creative women AUTHOR Sinead Gleeson visited the north inner city last week to meet a group of women using a book she edited as part of their creative writing project. Sinead was at the SAOL project in Dublin 1, where the women are reading The Long Gaze Back – this year’s selection for Dublin: One City One Book. Twelve women from SAOL are taking part in the writing project under the Dublin’s Culture Connects’ The National Neighbourhood initiative. SAOL is a programme for women in treatment for drug addiction and they’re working with artist Sorcha Kenny to explore and respond to work from The Long Gaze Back,  which is an anthology of Irish women writers edited by Sinead. They plan to combine their own writing with lines from the book and develop a script to be recited by the women in a series of filmed portraits, shot in different locations around their area. “I really enjoyed spending time with the women of the SAOL Project, to talk about The Long Gaze Back and auto-

biographical writing,” Sinead said. “Not every voice gets heard, and women, especially marginalised ones, are often left out of the conversation. “I am full of admiration for the women of SAOL, who are rebuilding their lives in many ways, but also through words and their own creative work. “Everyone is entitled to tell their story, to speak their truth, and I hope that we'll hear the words of these women in the future.” The SAOL Project is a client-centred, community-based day programme for women in treatment for drug addiction. It aims to create positive, meaningful change through an integrated programme of education, rehabilitation, advocacy, childcare provision, and progression and aftercare supports. Ray Hegarty, SAOL CE Group Supervisor said Sinead's visit to SAOL really appealed to the women. “Her honest and generous sharing of her own story, and her insights into how to translate personal stories into writing and the value this has, will stay with SAOL for a long time,” he added.

▪▪ Author Sinead Gleeson with the women of the SOAL project holding their copies of The Long Gaze Back. Dublin’s Culture Connects’ artist, Sorcha Kenny, explained that the women had been talking about the 100 years of suffrage, reflecting on memories of other women in their lives and talking about being women today. “Celebrating over 200

years of women's writing, The Long Gaze Back seemed like a great platform from which to explore,” she said. “Being Dublin's One City One Book this year added yet another layer of relevance for us. Our workshops around the book have opened up new av-

enues in the women's writing and creative process. “We have become inspired by our fellow women writers.” On the afternoon of Sinead’s visit, the SAOL group went to The Unmanageable Sisters at the Abbey Theatre for some more inspiration.

This is just one of many National Neighbourhood projects that are happening around the city with community groups, artists and some of our best-known cultural institutions. Communities involved range from craft groups to

walking groups, choirs to colleges, nursing homes to hospitals and scout dens to schools. Projects are happening across the city in areas including Ballybough, Cabra, Clontarf, Fairview, Finglas, Raheny and Stoneybatter.


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Comment: Tony McCullagh, Dublin People group editor

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In the same way we now find it hard to believe that you could once smoke in cinemas and on buses, we will recall the horror stories about how irresponsible behaviour on social media ruined countless lives, irrevocably damaged good reputations and contributed to a general decline in mental health. We will talk about the high-profile lawsuits that came about when the penny belatedly dropped that our defamation laws also apply to online content; that a drunken midnight tweet can land you in court as easily as a

misplaced photograph in a newspaper crime report or ill-chosen sound-bite on a radio show. When is it going to sink in that just one clumsy sentence can destroy not only the life of the intended target, but that of the person who wrote it? Hardly a week goes by that we don’t hear about a resignation caused by a careless comment, tweet or retweet. Even a hastily deleted tweet can leave a digital footprint if saved by others. These days, you’d almost think that modern society has become more racist, more intolerant, more sexist than ever. But it hasn’t. We are simply now seeing a side to people that we wouldn’t have otherwise if they didn’t have a digital platform to air their stupidity or ignorance. Many mainstream media organisations have taken the decision to remove the facility for readers’ comments on their online stories for fear of being sued. But it is clear that social media sites now need to consider making it easier to disable comments for specific posts, particularly on controversial stories that are likely to provoke extreme reactions. Regulating how we use Twitter will pose a particular challenge. Making it more difficult for trolls to set up anonymous profiles is a start but the deeper problem lies with the often

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Architects appointed for Dublin Central project ARCHITECTS have been appointed to create a development vision for a new Dublin Central quarter in Dublin’s north inner city. Dublin Central on the Carlton Cinema site stretches from Upper O’Connell Street to Parnell Street, Moore Street and Henry Street. The area has unique heritage and connections with 1916, but at the same time is the heart of commercial and retail business on the Northside. Dublin Central site owners Hammerson last week announced that architectural practice ACME will create the development vision for the new quarter. ACME was founded in 2007 and has grown into an international practice with over 70 architects, working on 160 projects across the world. Founding Director, Friedrich Ludewig, will lead work on the Dublin Central project. He’s worked with Hammerson on award-winning city centre schemes including Victoria Gate in

Leeds, Westquay South in Southampton and Highcross in Leicester. Friedrich studied at the Technical University and Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin before moving to London where he received his Diploma in Architecture with Distinction (Honours) from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in 2001. Between 2000 and 2007 he worked as Associate Director at Foreign Office Architects (London/Tokyo), where he was responsible for a wide range of projects including Umraniye Meydan Istanbul, Ravensbourne College and the BBC Music Centre in White City. Simon Betty, Hammerson Director of Retail Ireland said: “Hammerson possesses a strong track-record in delivering important city-centre regeneration projects while working in partnership with key stakeholders. “These include Bishops Square, Spitalfields, London which, like Moore Street, has a unique historical and cultural identity that was consistently considered

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Fingal remembers at Easter Sunday event THERE was a great turnout on Easter Sunday for the Fingal Old IRA Commemorative Society’s Annual Commemoration, which took place in Garristown. The day began with the reading of the Proclamation by Volunteer Ciaran Banville, a resident of Ashbourne on the Main Street. Ciaran was flanked by Volunteers presenting arms. Ian Daly of Swords

led the Colour Party and he had the honour to carry the Tricolour. The Colour Party led the Black Raven Pipe band who filled the village with rousing marching music. Fingal Mayor Cllr Mary McCamley (Lab) addressed the large attendance, and Cllr Darragh O’Brien (FF) gave the oration during which he spoke of the importance of remembrance and renewal and the values

of decency. A wreath was laid at the grave of James Heery, a local man who served in the GPO in 1916, in symbolic recognition of all who served in the Rising and those who gave service to the Fingal Volunteers in the War of independence. IRA Commemorative Society Cathaoirleach, Cathal Boland, spoke of the warm welcome extended by the people of Garristown and

the help afforded by locals in providing the hall and refreshments. He then gave a brief talk on James Heery who not only fought in the GPO but was an actual employee of the Royal Mail and a member of the clerical staff of the Engineering Department based in the GPO. The Fingal Old IRA Commemorative has further events organised for later in the year.

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Bealtaine Commission in partnership with the Dublin Dance Festival introduces ‘A Life of Play’ by Emma O’Kane, the established dancer and choreographer. And grandchildren are being encouraged to bring their grandparents for the creative dance and play project at the Project Arts Centre, which is all about fun and participation so no dance experience necessary. Special Outdoor Project Events will be held in Meeting House Square, including an extravagant catwalk down memory lane in ‘Ageless Style – The Way We Wore’, an exploration of women’s style from the 1840s to the present day. This special project is curated by Hannah Ingle, the Gallery of Photography, and Dr Orla Fitzpatrick, a photo historian with insights into

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Rents deemed ‘out of control’ Adam Daly RENTS in Dublin Central have increased by more than 90 percent since 2010 according to a report by the Simon Community. The average rent per month for a one-bedroom property in Dublin City Centre over three days during the study was €2,067, while the average rent for a two-bedroom property was €2,813. Fianna Fáil General Election candidate, Mary Fitzpatrick believes that inadequate housing supply coupled with rent increases and current housing policy is making it impossible for people to find a home in Dublin Central “The cost of rent is now out-of-control and driving people out of their homes and into homelessness,” she said. “The Government’s much trumpeted HAP does not come next or near the cost of renting in Dublin Central. “The average monthly rent for a one bed in cen-

tral Dublin is €2,000 while the Government’s HAP payment is €600. “The average monthly rent for a two bed is €3,000 yet the Government’s HAP is €1,250. “The Government's housing policy is completely failing to meet the housing need in Dublin Central.” The figures were highlighted in a recent report ‘Locked Out’ by the Simon Community on the gap between the rent supplement HAP limits and market rents. The report highlighted the issues facing people who are looking for private rented accommodation while in receipt of these payments. It found that the average rent for a one-bedroom property was 213 percent more than the HAP limit for a single person, while a two-bedroom property was 125 percent more than the limit for a couple or one parent with two children On February 1, there were fewer than 3,150 properties available to rent nationwide, down over 20 percent on the same date a

son for the Simon Communities in Ireland, Niamh Randall, the situation is only getting worse. “The supply is simply not there for people to move on from emergency accommodation and homeless services,” she said. “Over 9,000 people are stuck; there is nowhere for them to go. Many of these people in emergency accommodation are there because they have already lost their rented home’’ “People trapped in emergency accommodation need affordable homes with support where needed. Rent Supplement and HAP must increase to allow households

year ago and the lowest recorded for this time of year. The Simon Community report follows on from a previous Daft.ie report, which showed it is now more expensive to rent a home in central Dublin than to pay a mortgage. According to Daft’s figures for Dublin 1 the average mortgage payment for a one bedroom apartment is €836 while the average rent for the same property is now €1,503. Similarly a three bedroom house in Dublin 7 had an average mortgage payment of €1,624 and a higher average rent of €1,958. According to spokesper-

in receipt of these payments to compete fairly in the private rented sector.” Meanwhile, Ms Fitzpatrick believes that the Government needs to introduce a major change in its approach to deliver affordable homes, co-operative housing and family homes through an accelerated construction programme of affordable homes. “The introduction of a comprehensive refurbishment programme for all Dublin City Council property to eliminate dampness, mould and overcrowding would return valuable vacant housing stock to productive use,” she said.

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ENTERTAINMENT Scottish star’s gig is moved to the Academy GERRY Cinnamon’s Saturday, June 2 show at Whelan’s has been upgraded to the Academy Dublin due to demand. With no hype machine, no radio play and no record label backing, the Scottish singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist has achieved record breaking success and cemented his status as Scotland’s most successful independent artist.

Just one Facebook post and less than five minutes was all Cinnamon needed to sell out multiple nights at the world famous, Barrowland Ballroom. He became the first unsigned artist to do so and earned himself a place in the music institution’s hall of fame alongside the likes of David Bowie, Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller and Ocean Colour Scene. The prestigious Barrowland ‘Hall of Fame’ award adds to his growing collection, which includes his Great Scot Award for Entertainment and Best Live Act in the Scottish Alternative Music Awards. Gerry’s music crosses generations in a way that only a handful of wordsmiths can - relatable,

Unsigned and unmatched in his ability to operate outside the mainstream Gerry has become a cult hero and a force to be reckoned with. In September of last year, his hugely anticipated self-produced and self-released debut album ‘Erratic Cinematic’ rocketed to the top of the iTunes album charts with little more than a social media post. In doing so he managed

to hold off some of the biggest names the industry has to offer. Gerry’s upcoming headline tour continues his legacy of selling out shows in minutes. His inimitable live shows are infamous for their wild atmosphere and special sing along moments, with his crowd singing every word to every song, many before they are even released. With each of his anthemic tracks being so different, it keeps the listener on their toes. Using loop pedal harmonies and pounding kick drums, Gerry makes a habit of whipping the audience into a frenzy which often sees them leaving on a high and wanting more.

The Darkness set to light up Marlay Park THE DARKNESS will be taking the stage alongside The Boomtown Rats as special guests when Queen + Adam Lambert perform their massive open-air concert at Marlay Park on July 8. Queen + Adam Lambert are returning to Dublin this summer following unprecedented demand from Irish fans who were unable to attend their incredible soldout 3Arena show last November. Since first sharing the stage for the American Idol final in May 2009, Queen + Adam Lambert have proved to be a hugely successful global partnership, having now played more than 130 shows in every corner of the world. On the musical side, the Queen + Adam Lambert touring band also features

Spike Edney on keyboards, Neil Fairclough on bass, and Tyler Warren on percussion. They will be joined by the The Boomtown Rats who exploded out of Ireland in 1976. Fronted by singer Bob Geldof, their defiant motormouth, their arrogance and flagrant disrespect for authority endeared him and the band to every youth who felt weighed down by the heavy-handed blandishments of church and State. They first toured with the Ramones and Talking Heads rocking and mocking the status quo alongside the Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Jam and The Stranglers. They became one of the biggest bands of the late 70s /80s with a string of top ten hits and platinum albums, earning them Brit Awards, Ivor Novellos and Grammy Awards. ▪▪ From out of the Darkness comes the light.

▪▪ Feel the power of Queen + Adam Lambart.

Making history as the first Irish band to have a UK Number 1 hit with ‘Rat Trap’, they went on to top the charts in 32 countries with ‘I Don't Like Mondays’ and racked up six era-defining albums. The Darkness released their Number 1 debut album ‘Permission to Land’ in 2003, which went five times platinum and sold over 1.5 million copies in the UK alone. The Darkness headlined the Oxegen Festival in 2004 and won three BRIT Awards the same year for Best Group, Best Rock Group and Best Album. They also won two Kerrang! awards for Best Live Act and Best British Band. They released their latest

album ‘Pinewood Smile’ last year. The summer concert will again showcase Queen + Adam Lambert’s spectacular new stage production which was conceived around the 40th anniversary of Queen’s News of the World album and drew rave reviews. Queen + Adam Lambert’s magnificent 2017/2018 touring show has been custom tailored for the band by some of the world’s most cutting-edge creative talents. Responsible for design and production is Ric Lipson from Entertainment Architects Stufish Productions, who are renowned worldwide for their innova-

tive work with artists such as Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones, and U2, as well the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Making use of over 300 moving lights during the show is the highly acclaimed lighting designer Rob Sinclair, who has illuminated tours for major artists including Adele, Peter Gabriel and Kylie Minogue. The production’s genuinely eye-popping laser elements are the work of ER Productions, who were behind both the opening and closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics that were seen by over 900 million people worldwide.

Picture This...we sold out the RDS! PICTURE This have joined likes of Justin Bieber, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Radiohead and Prince, among other crowd-pleasers, in selling out Dublin's 35,000 capacity RDS Stadium venue.

Their sold-out June 23 stadium performance will also feature Clean Bandit, JP Cooper and Little Hours. Breaking records is something Picture This fans are making a habit of these days with the bands meteoric rise

within just two years! Picture This have had a phenomenal year with the release of their self-titled album storming into the charts at No. 1, the highest charting entry for a debut artist last year. ▪▪ Picture This are RDS bound.


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Making music for hospital kids sounds great Fionnuala Walsh SOMETIMES words are not enough to comfort a child who has received impossible news, but music is. This is according to Gráinne Hope, founder of Kids' Classics, a non-profit organisation which brings professional music into hospitals and local communities, in partnership with the National Concert Hall. Gráinne, who regularly visits St John’s Ward in Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, recalls one teenage patient she met in cancer treatment who was keen to meet the musicians, even though they were scheduled for an important test that day.

When they arrived to the ward the musicians were told that the patient had received difficult news, but that the patient still wanted them to visit. The teenager had received news that they would start a new drug trial the following day and, as a result, plans to attend a St Patrick’s Day parade, with VIP treatment would have to be postponed. “We knew what that meant, so as we walked into the room everyone understood,” Gráinne says. “I love the Hans Christian Andersen saying, ‘where words fail, music speaks’, and what could you say? “There were no words to say other than to play music and drumming was their thing.

“They did this brilliant little riff and I asked could I capture that in a recording on my phone. “I was listening to it recently and noticed a little giggle at the end of it, I think we all landed on a different chord, it is a lovely memory to have.” Tragically the patient has since passed away. “When I look back now, that musical interaction was like gold dust to me, where music was so important in that teen’s life,” Gráinne says. “Someone at 16 knows the gravity of a treatment trial that they are about to start and they still wanted music. You can’t say no to that. “For me, I would play music with this teen over performing on a concert stage

because you just see what it means to them and family.” The idea for Kids’ Classics began in 2008 when Gráinne was studying for her Masters in America and she participated in a community performance at a local hospital. She brought the idea to Ireland with her, hoping for a couple of weeks of funding. Kids' Classics is now approaching its 10th birthday and is officially a non-profit organisation. The six-person team consists of two classical players, including Gráinne who is a cellist and a flautist, two traditional Irish players, playing Uilleann pipes, whistle, mandolin and banjo, and two folk singer/songwriters. Gráinne says that for many families, a visit from Kids'

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▪▪ Gráinne Hope, the founder of Kids’ Classics. Classics is an escape from a ward, like “a walk outside in your head when you can’t leave your child”. She recalls one family who had a small child in long-term care, and three other little siblings who watched one of their performances. “The mum said to me, ‘that’s the first time we’ve ever done anything as a family’. The younger child had always been in hospitals since they were born.

“I just thought, ‘wow, if we can do this, the meaning that this visit has to a family, isn’t it amazing’,” she says. “I remember a Director of Nursing once saying that live music can help give a voice to a child in a situation where they feel have very little control of their environment.” Kids' Classics also run Musical Memories in nursing homes, Twinkle Twinkle Little Ears for maternity hospitals, and Medical Notes in general

hospitals. “When we play Twinkle Twinkle in a ward, we can often play it 10 times. But for every child, when you play it at their door, in their room, it’s for them and that’s what makes it special,” Gráinne says. “At the other end of the spectrum of music programmes we deliver, we visit Nursing Homes, connecting through songs of the older generations. “


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Braving the Arctic for DEBRA A TEAM of 22 Irish women, including Irene Collins from Rathoath in Co Meath, have braved the wilds of the Arctic Circle to raise money for DEBRA Ireland. The group survived the extreme cold of the arctic regions while raising money for children living with the painful genetic skin condition EB (epidermolysis bullosa). Not for the faint-hearted, the team tackled the snowbound wilderness without running water, heat and electricity. This is a challenge for hardened survivalists let alone relative beginners. Irene is Managing Director of EIQA (Excellence Ireland Quality Association), which has been the Irish National Quality Association since 1969.

Also among her group were tech pioneers, professional sportswomen, business leaders and Liz Collins, mother of 14-year-old Claudia Scanlon who has severe EB, and who was an inspiration to all. A woodcutter’s lodge provided basic accommodation and each morning participants set out at daybreak breaking ice for water and collecting firewood before kindling the stove for breakfast. They then trekked through two-metre snowdrifts until well after darkness, dragging supplies on sleds. Conditions were harsh but the group was rewarded with a stunning spectacle of the Northern Lights on the first night. On the third night they camped out overnight in tents in temperatures of – 22.

“Overall it was a magical With one of the leaders sleeping out in a hammock! adventure and knowing that Irene said: “Breaking out it is making a difference for of my comfort zone turned children living with EB made out to be one of the most it a wonderful success.” EB affects about one in amazing and extraordinary 18,000 babies in Ireland. experiences of my life. “It was a privilege to be Young people with the condiamongst such an amazing tion are often referred to as and interesting group of butterfly children because of their fragile skin, which women. “When times got tough - causes painful sores and and they often did - I thought blistering. DEBRA Ireland helps of Claudia & the children about 300 EB patients, ofwho are living with EB. “This challenge was for fering support services and them. We need to create paediatric nursing care. awareness of EB and the While there is no cure for painful and debilitating dis- the condition, research and clinical trials are being unease that it is. “We were in very safe dertaken worldwide into deHE EW A Utreatments. T U M N & W I N T E R 2 0 1 6 –1 7 B R O C H U R E veloping hands with T such an N expeThe 2018 DEBRA Ireland rienced leadership team F R O M W I LT S H I R E F A R M F O O D S including Ronan and Cindy Arctic Challenge surpassed Mullen of Adventure.ie and its €100,000 target, raising | Wicklow Mountain F R E ERescue N A T€120,000. I O N WDonations I D E Dare E Lstill IVERY M E A L S F R O M O N LY £ 2 . 9 5 team, who were O Vcapably E R 3sup0 0 being T A S Tgratefully Y R E C accepted I P E S | N O C O N T R A C T, N O C O M M I T M E N T ported by Sinead Pollack Orr online at debraireland.org/ ▪▪ Irene Collins during the adventure for DEBRA. fundraising/donate/ & Kieran Creevy.

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Explore Europe’s great cities GETTING a few days away Trevi Fountain to scampi carfrom it all is a great way to paccio with caviar, the Eternal relax, unwind and recharge City of Rome has it all. First-time visitors are althe batteries. ways amazed at the magnifAnd these days it’s afford- icent architecture. It seems able and convieient to get to every corner turned brings great destinations our grand- into view a more spectacular parents could only dream sight then the one just left behind. about visiting. The city is literally teemLet’s have a look at some of the fabulous cities you can ing with temples, basilicas, fly to for less than the price of churches, palazzi, piazzi, parks, museums and founweekend break in Ireland. tains. All this and the splendour of the Vatican makes ROME From sightseeing musts Rome a ‘must-see’ city. The great thing about like the Colosseum and the

▪▪ The Grand-Place in Brussels.

Rome is that there’s so much to see, it’s a city you can revisit countless times and always find something new to amaze. However, a two day trip is time enough to take in some of the major attractions such as the Vatican museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Cathedral. The fantastic Spanish Steps at the magnificent Piazza di Spagna and the Colosseum are other spellbinding sights that the first-time visitor should make a beeline for. It’s worth putting any post-holiday diets on hold to

sample the delights of traditional Roman cooking which is made up of simple, meagre ingredients, that follow the seasons and which is therefore extremely fresh. Needless to say, Rome is a Mecca for shopping – and fashion. Prices can be a bit startling but there are plenty of market stalls offering good value for money.

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The home of the EU has a unfair reputation of being somewhat dour, which makes a first visit to the Belgium capital very rewarding. There’s no Eiffel Tower or Colosseum to act as a focal point for visitors who are always a little bemused by the crowds which gather at the city’s famous Manneken-Pis, a tiny statuette of a urinating boy. However, it’s when the narrow cobbled streets open suddenly into the breathtaking Grand-Place, with its ornate guild houses, impressive Town Hall and buzzing atmosphere that the attraction of Brussels suddenly becomes apparent. It would be difficult to find a more beautiful square in the whole of Europe. Bars, restaurants and museums are clustered within the compact city centre, enclosed within

▪▪ Park Guell in Barcelona. the petit ring, which follows the path of the 14th-century city walls. Medieval Brussels is clear-

ly defined by its narrow, labyrinthine streets, making it easy to distinguish the later additions, such as Léopold II’s Parisian-style boulevards (Belliard and La Loi) today lined with embassies, banks and the grand apartments of the bourgeoisie and close to the glitzy EU quarter. Sightseeing in Brussels is relatively crowd free but the city offers a remarkable choice of some 90 museums. Accommodation is cheap, particularly off peak and the city’s Metro and tram system make it easy to travel around.

BARCELONA

▪▪ Find romance in Rome.

The capital of Catalunya, famous for its legendary football club, hasn’t always been the major attraction it is today. Just a few decades ago, few tourists would have considered venturing into the city which was then little more than a rundown industrial centre. However, Barcelona has since undergone a seismic change that culminated in the hosting of the Olympic Games in 1992. In recent times the city has become something of a Mecca for the world’s top architects,

who have flocked here to conjure up an array of modern structures and avant-garde designs. Many have drawn their inspiration from the seminal work of Barcelona’s most famous son, the modernist architect Antoni Gaudi, whose unique style can still be savoured in a number of key buildings around the city. His masterpiece is the Sagrada Familia cathedral, but his work can be seen even in the lampposts and fountains of Plaça Reial. Barcelona is neatly framed by the Mediterranean to the east and the hills of Montjuïc and Tibidabo on two of its other flanks. The central section of the city, where most tourists spend their time, is conveniently divided by La Rambla, the main artery of Barcelona life, which tumbles from Plaça de Catalunya southeast towards the Mediterranean and the recently reborn districts of Port Vell (Old Port), and trendy La Ribera (The Waterfront). Barcelona’s night-life is thriving and the city’s stalls and markets offer some great opportunities for bargain hunters.


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Notice of the confirmation by Irish Water of a Compulsory Purchase Order made under The Water Services Acts, 2007 to 2013 (and, in particular, Section 7 of the Water Services (No. 2) Act, 2013 and Parts 2 and Sections 31 & 32 and Part 7 and Section 93 of the Water Services Act, 2007, as amended), the Planning and Development Acts, 2000 to 2014 (and, in particular Part XIV and Sections 213 and 217 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000), Section 184(2) of the Local Government Act, 2001, Section 10 of the Local Government (No. 2) Act, 1960 (as substituted by Section 86 of the Housing Act, 1966 and as amended by Section 6 and the Second Schedule of the Roads Act, 1993 and by Section 222 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000), the Housing Act, 1966 (and in particular Part V, Sections 76 and 78 and the Third Schedule), the Lands Clauses Acts, the Acquisition of Land (Assessment of Compensation) Act, 1919, as respects all or part of the land to which this Compulsory Purchase Order relates. Published in accordance with Section 78(1) of the Housing Act, 1966, as amended by the Planning and Development Acts, 2000 – 2014.

Compulsory Acquisition of Land Irish Water Compulsory Purchase (Blanchardstown Regional Drainage Scheme (Brds) – 9C Sewer Duplication And Storage Contract) Order, 2017 Irish Water (hereinafter referred to as “the Company”), a Water Services Authority for the purposes of the Water Services Act, 2007, proposes for the purposes of the Water Services Acts, 2007 to 2013 and in exercise of its powers under Sections 32 and 93 of the Water Services Act, 2007 to acquire compulsorily the lands and rights over land hereinafter described and has made an Order entitled as above which Order is dated 20th December 2017 and which Order was submitted to An Bord Pleanala (hereinafter “the Board”). Irish Water has, on the 5th day of April , 2018, made a Confirmation Order confirming the above named Compulsory Purchase Order as respects the land described in the Schedule hereto. The said Order, as so confirmed, authorises Irish Water to acquire the said land compulsorily for the purposes of the Housing Act, 1966. The Order, as so confirmed, will become operative three weeks from the date of publication of this Notice. A copy of the Order as so confirmed and of the drawings referred to in it may be seen at the following location:(a) Irish Water, Colvill House, 24-26, Talbot Street, Dublin 1 between 9:00-17:00hrs. (b) Blanchardstown Library, The Civic Centre, Blanchardstown Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 from 09:45 to 20:00 Monday to Thursday, 09:45 to 17:00 Friday and Saturday (Bank Holiday weekends closed Saturday and Monday) An application for judicial review of the decision of the Company under Order 84 of the Rules of the Superior Courts (Judicial Review) 2011 (S.I. No. 691 of 2011) may be made to the High Court within eight weeks beginning on the date of the publication of this Notice in accordance with Section 50 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000, as substituted by Section 13 of the Planning and Development (Strategic Infrastructure) Act, 2006. SCHEDULE: PART 1 – LAND PURCHASE Land other than land consisting of a house or houses unfit for human habitation and not capable of being rendered fit for human habitation at reasonable expense. Plot Number shaded grey on map deposited at Irish Water, Colvill House, 2426 Talbot Street, Dublin 1 and Blanchardstown Library, The Civic Centre, Blanchardstown Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 071

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PART 2 – PERMANENT WAYLEAVE Sub-Part A – Description of Wayleave The right for the Company, its successors in title, assigns, tenants, servants or agents, contractors or other licensees: (i) to construct, lay, keep, operate, maintain, renew, repair and inspect waste water works as defined in the Water Services Act, 2007 and all associated pipelines and all other associated physical elements used for collection, storage or treatment of waste water and such other works, services, facilities and other things as are necessary or expedient in relation thereto or are ancillary thereto or form part of such waste water works, in, on or under the land specified in Sub-Part B below, together with the right, (ii) to enter with all necessary vehicles, plant and machinery upon the said land at all times for any of the said purposes. Sub-Part B – Description of Land Plot Number coloured yellow on map deposited at Irish Water, Colvill House, 24-26 Talbot Street, Dublin 1 and Blanchardstown Library, The Civic Centre, Blanchardstown Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

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11 APR 2018

• NORTHSIDE PEOPLE WEST

Notice of the confirmation by Irish Water of a Compulsory Purchase Order made under The Water Services Acts, 2007 to 2013 (and, in particular, Section 7 of the Water Services (No. 2) Act, 2013 and Parts 2 and Sections 31 & 32 and Part 7 and Section 93 of the Water Services Act, 2007, as amended), the Planning and Development Acts, 2000 to 2014 (and, in particular Part XIV and Sections 213 and 217 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000), Section 184(2) of the Local Government Act, 2001, Section 10 of the Local Government (No. 2) Act, 1960 (as substituted by Section 86 of the Housing Act, 1966 and as amended by Section 6 and the Second Schedule of the Roads Act, 1993 and by Section 222 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000), the Housing Act, 1966 (and in particular Part V, Sections 76 and 78 and the Third Schedule), the Lands Clauses Acts, the Acquisition of Land (Assessment of Compensation) Act, 1919, as respects all or part of the land to which this Compulsory Purchase Order relates. Published in accordance with Section 78(1) of the Housing Act, 1966, as amended by the Planning and Development Acts, 2000 – 2014.

Compulsory Acquisition of Land Irish Water Compulsory Purchase (Blanchardstown Regional Drainage Scheme (Brds) – 9C Sewer Duplication And Storage Contract) Order, 2017 PART 2 – PERMANENT WAYLEAVE Sub-Part B – Description of Land (Continued) Plot Number coloured yellow on map deposited at Irish Water, Colvill House, 24-26 Talbot Street, Dublin 1 and Blanchardstown Library, The Civic Centre, Blanchardstown Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

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PART 3 – TEMPORARY WORKING AREA Sub-Part A – Description of Rights The temporary right for the Company, , assigns, tenants, licensees, servants or agents, contractors and workmen in common with all others who have the like right to use the land specified in Sub-Part B below to enter with all necessary vehicles, plant and machinery upon the said lands and to use the land to pass and re-pass over same for the purpose of ingress and egress to and from the public road at all times, for all purposes of and by all means in connection with the use and occupation by the Company its successors in title, assigns, tenants, licensees, servants or agents, contractors and workmen in common with all others who have the like right of lands and rights over land acquired by it for the purposes of the Blanchardstown Regional Drainage Scheme (BRDS) – 9C Sewer Duplication And Storage Contract. Such rights include the right to do anything reasonably necessary for or ancillary or incidental to the construction of the structures and the water works as defined in the Water Services Act, 2007 to be laid, erected, or constructed on the lands described in Part 1 of this Schedule and the wayleaves described in Part 2 of this Schedule in, on, under or over the lands specified in Sub-Part B below. Sub-Part B – Description of Lands Plot Number coloured green on map deposited at Irish Water, Colvill House, 24-26 Talbot Street, Dublin 1 and Blanchardstown Library, The Civic Centre, Blanchardstown Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

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NORTHSIDE PEOPLE WEST • 11 APR 2018

Notice of the confirmation by Irish Water of a Compulsory Purchase Order made under The Water Services Acts, 2007 to 2013 (and, in particular, Section 7 of the Water Services (No. 2) Act, 2013 and Parts 2 and Sections 31 & 32 and Part 7 and Section 93 of the Water Services Act, 2007, as amended), the Planning and Development Acts, 2000 to 2014 (and, in particular Part XIV and Sections 213 and 217 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000), Section 184(2) of the Local Government Act, 2001, Section 10 of the Local Government (No. 2) Act, 1960 (as substituted by Section 86 of the Housing Act, 1966 and as amended by Section 6 and the Second Schedule of the Roads Act, 1993 and by Section 222 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000), the Housing Act, 1966 (and in particular Part V, Sections 76 and 78 and the Third Schedule), the Lands Clauses Acts, the Acquisition of Land (Assessment of Compensation) Act, 1919, as respects all or part of the land to which this Compulsory Purchase Order relates. Published in accordance with Section 78(1) of the Housing Act, 1966, as amended by the Planning and Development Acts, 2000 – 2014.

Compulsory Acquisition of Land Irish Water Compulsory Purchase (Blanchardstown Regional Drainage Scheme (Brds) – 9C Sewer Duplication And Storage Contract) Order, 2017 PART 3 – TEMPORARY WORKING AREA Sub-Part B – Description of Lands (Continued) Plot Number coloured green on map deposited at Irish Water, Colvill House, 24-26 Talbot Street, Dublin 1 and Blanchardstown Library, The Civic Centre, Blanchardstown Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

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PART 4 – PERMANENT RIGHT OF WAY Sub-Part A – Description of Rights The right for the Company, its successors in title, assigns, tenants, licensees, servants or agents, contractors and workmen, to enter upon and to pass and re-pass over the lands specified in Sub-Part B below with or without all and any vehicles, plant and machinery necessary or desirable for the purpose, for the purpose of ingress and egress to and from the public road at all times, for all purposes of and by all means in connection with the use and occupation by the Company, its successors in title, assigns, tenants, licensees, servants or agents, contractors and workmen, of any lands (including rights over land and the wayleaves described in Part 2 of this Schedule).


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11 APR 2018

• NORTHSIDE PEOPLE WEST

Notice of the confirmation by Irish Water of a Compulsory Purchase Order made under The Water Services Acts, 2007 to 2013 (and, in particular, Section 7 of the Water Services (No. 2) Act, 2013 and Parts 2 and Sections 31 & 32 and Part 7 and Section 93 of the Water Services Act, 2007, as amended), the Planning and Development Acts, 2000 to 2014 (and, in particular Part XIV and Sections 213 and 217 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000), Section 184(2) of the Local Government Act, 2001, Section 10 of the Local Government (No. 2) Act, 1960 (as substituted by Section 86 of the Housing Act, 1966 and as amended by Section 6 and the Second Schedule of the Roads Act, 1993 and by Section 222 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000), the Housing Act, 1966 (and in particular Part V, Sections 76 and 78 and the Third Schedule), the Lands Clauses Acts, the Acquisition of Land (Assessment of Compensation) Act, 1919, as respects all or part of the land to which this Compulsory Purchase Order relates. Published in accordance with Section 78(1) of the Housing Act, 1966, as amended by the Planning and Development Acts, 2000 – 2014.

Compulsory Acquisition of Land Irish Water Compulsory Purchase (Blanchardstown Regional Drainage Scheme (Brds) – 9C Sewer Duplication And Storage Contract) Order, 2017 PART 4 – PERMANENT RIGHT OF WAY Sub-Part A – Description of Rights (Continued) Such right shall include •

the right to lay and maintain a suitable roadway and works ancillary thereto over the lands specified in Sub-Part B below

the right to do in, on, under or over the lands specified in Sub-Part B below anything reasonably necessary for or ancillary or incidental to the construction, repair, maintenance and alteration of the Scheme on any land (including rights over land and the wayleaves described in Part 2 of this Schedule).

Sub-Part B – Description of Lands Plot Number hatched red on map deposited at Irish Water, Colvill House, 24-26 Talbot Street, Dublin 1 and Blanchardstown Library, The Civic Centre, Blanchardstown Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

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Dated this 5th day of April, 2018.

Liam O’Riordan, Company Secretary, Irish Water, Colvill House, 24-26 Talbot Street, Dublin 1.

Youth funding boost FINGAL’S Comhairle na nÓg will receive €20,000 to allow young people express views to their local authority about policies which impact their lives.

The funding is part of €620,000 being made available to the Comhairle na nÓg groups active across 31 local authorities in Ireland through the Department of Children

and Youth Affairs. Chief executive of Fingal County Council Paul Reid welcomed the funding. “With the youngest population in the country, Fingal’s children and young people are hugely affected by decisions made by local government,” said Mr Reid. “It is essential we interact with groups who represent young people to allow us make

informed decisions about policies and services that are matched with the interests of young people.” Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone, who announced the funding, said: “I regard meaningful participation in decision-making by young people as critically important. Comhairle na nÓg members are active on a wide range of

issues including promotion of the Irish language, promotion of alternate sports, sexual health and education, and raising awareness of mental health issues. Mayor of Fingal Cllr Mary McCamley said she as looking forward to seeing Fingal’s Comhairle na nÓg working with the council to increase the participation of young people in local government.

▪▪ Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone with Comhairle na nÓg members.


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BOOKS

The Little Book of Bray and Enniskerry ABOUT THE AUTHOR BRIAN White is a native of Bray with strong family links to Enniskerry.

FROM Kippure Mountain to the Sea, a new municipal electoral district of Bray and Enniskerry was formed in local government reform in 2014.

Brian’s interest in local history began almost 50 years ago while working on a project with the Bray Camera Club to record the historic buildings of the area. On joining the Civil Service Brian worked in various locations in Ireland, but home always was Bray. The Bray Cualann Historical Society was founded in 1978 and Brian joined as a member and then served on the committee, becoming secretary and more recently chairperson. The society has published six journals and Brian has written articles for most of the journals. He has also written articles for the national newspapers and local newspapers on history projects. Brian has appeared on various TV programmes, on RTE, BBC, and more recently on French TV.

This gave the author Brian White of ‘The Little Book of Bray and Enniskerry’ the opportunity to research each townland of Bray and Enniskerry to find the lesser known facts about the area. Over 12 chapters he explores the famous persons, buildings, and sporting heritage of the region. Most of the items featured in the book have been unearthed by the author during his historical researches down through the years, speaking to old inhabitants and spending many hours in the local and national libraries. The book has 12 chapters and interesting pen drawings. The first chapter examines the geography and history of the area with a time line of events from 1173 to 2012.

The second chapter entitled ‘Fact, Myth and Legend’ explores the folklore of the district. Fa m o u s faces of the area includes a profile of Bolton Charles Waller who wrote a document for dealing with international conflict. Billy Power who by day was a barber but in the evening and weekends, was an early film maker in Ireland while Fr O’Flannagan invented swimming goggles. Another notable is Terry Wogan’s aunt Josephine who nursed James Connolly in Dublin Castle Hospital in 1916. Chapter four looks at the history behind the mansions, large houses and hotels in Bray and Enniskerry while chapter five focuses on the stories about churches and schools many of which were assisted by the landed gentry, either donating the site or novel methods of fund raising. Chapter six includes stories about farming in the rural part of the district, to light industry in Bray, while ‘Bridges, Streets and

BOOK OF THE WEEK

How to be a better human machine ‘TO BE a Machine’ by Mark O’Connell is an engaging and often astounding exploration of transhumanism, the philosophical and technological movement that is working on an update of the human machine. Transhumanism is a movement whose aim is to use technology to fundamentally change the human condition, to improve our bodies and minds to the point where we become something other, and better, than the animals we are. In the book subtitled ‘Adventures among cyborgs, utopians, hackers, and the futurists solving the modest problem of death’, the author discusses his vision on the future of technology, what the rise of AI means for humanity and whether these technological advances will be harmful or valuable for society. It’s a philosophy that, depending on how you look at it, can seem hopeful, or terrifying, or absurd. In ‘To Be a Machine’, Mark O’Connell presents us with the first full-length exploration of transhumanism: its philosophical and scientific roots, its key players and possible futures.

From charismatic techies seeking to enhance the body, to immortalists who believe in the possibility of “solving” death and from computer programmers quietly redesigning the world to vast competitive robotics conventions, ‘To Be a Machine’ is an Adventure in Wonderland for our time. Mark O’Connell (38) is a journalist, essayist and literary critic from Dublin. He is a books columnist for Slate, a staff writer at The Millions, and a regular contributor to the New Yorker’s Page-Turner blog and the Dublin Review. His work has been published in the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Book Review and the Observer. The Dublin-based author was recently longlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2018 for his captivating transhumanist exploration in ‘To be a Machine’. The Wellcome Book Prize is a unique showcase of fiction and non-fiction works engaging with topics of health, medicine and illness.

Monuments’ reveals how the base of the clock tower in Enniskerry is in the shape of a Shamrock. The chapter on ‘Transport and Communications’ includes the 1912 flying display at Powerscourt and the various maritime disasters on the coast at Bray. In ‘Sport and Entertainment’ there is the fascinating story of how two persons with the same name get a hole in one at Woodbrook Golf Club on the same day in 1945. In Law and Mayhem, the fuel shortages of 1941 that led to a court case over turf and trees are examined. In the chapter entitled ‘Wildlife’ people like Eamon de Buitléir are featured. Eamon devoted his life to educate the people of Ireland about animals and filmed many hours of footage for the TV series ‘Amuigh Faoin Speir’.

How to feature on this page... send a synopsis of your book, a short biog, a scan of the cover and author (both must be jpegs) to neil@dublinpeople.com


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• NORTHSIDE PEOPLE WEST

HOUSE & HOME

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TidyTowns get set for new competition TIDYTOWN committees across the Northside are on their marks as it was announced that the 2018 SuperValu TidyTowns competition is now open for entries. Now in its 60th year, the competition was launched in the TidyTowns Grove in the Phoenix Park. Administered by the Department of Rural and Community Development, the competition is sponsored by SuperValu. Over the lifetime of the SuperValu TidyTowns competition, generations of TidyTowns volunteers up and down the country have worked to improve the appearance of their locality and make their town or village more attractive for residents and visitors alike. Speaking at the launch, Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, SuperValu said: “This year is an important milestone for SuperValu

TidyTowns as it marks the 60th anniversary of the competition. “Reaching this landmark is a remarkable achievement both for the competition and the TidyTowns committees who have worked tirelessly over the year to enhance their towns and villages.” Mr Kelleher added: “This is the 27th year that SuperValu has sponsored TidyTowns. “We are delighted to continue our long-running partnership with the competition to help make the communities we live in even better and to recognise the efforts of thousands of volunteers across the country who put in countless hours every week. “This year, as we mark the 60th anniversary of TidyTowns, we are calling on volunteers in Dublin to get involved. “As Ireland’s leading independent grocery retail-

er, with our stores owned by entrepreneurs from the local community, we understand the importance of improving the quality of life in the towns and villages that our retailers work and live in.” Minister for Regional Economic Development, Michael Ring, said the SuperValu TidyTowns Competition is built on the voluntary effort of ordinary people across Ireland. “Its success is a result of that selfless effort,” he stated. “It is a competition which brings neighbours, with shared values and shared interests, together to improve their locality. “Almost all members in a community can contribute to the SuperValu TidyTowns competition, regardless of age, ability or interests. “I urge existing TidyTowns Committees in Dublin to register by the May 23 deadline and I would love to see towns and villages get

involved which haven’t previously participated in the competition. “Sixty years on from the first TidyTowns, the competition is going from strength to strength. Last year over 870 towns and villages competed in the SuperValu Tidy Towns, each of them driven by the same sense of community pride which spurred on the inaugural contestants in 1958. “In recognition of the hard work and dedication of the volunteers who have worked tirelessly over the past 60 years, I provided a once-off grant scheme of between €1,000 and €4,000 for TidyTowns committees last November. “Over €1.3 million was provided to 900 TidyTowns Committees to spend on improving their communities and I have no doubt that this investment had a significant positive impact on communities throughout the country.”

▪▪ Pictured celebrating 60 years of SuperValu TidyTowns at the launch of the 2018 competition in the Phoenix Park are Minister for Regional Economic Development, Michael Ring, and Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, SuperValu with Jake English (7) and Brooke Walton (5). This year’s competition will also see the addition of the Schools Award, an initiative run by SuperValu that aims to encourage schools in communities across the country to get involved with their local TidyTowns committee and play a part in building better communities. The award aims to encourage greater youth involvement with TidyTowns initiatives, and primary

or secondary schools that showcase a significant contribution to their local community are invited to enter this year for the first time. The closing date for receipt of entries for this year’s competitions is May 23. Entry forms for the SuperValu TidyTowns competition can be obtained from the TidyTowns Unit in the Department of Rural and Community Development –

phone (076 1006912) or by visiting www.tidytowns.ie or www.supervalu.ie. For entry to the Special Competitions download your entry form at www.tidytowns.ie. Volunteers who want to get involved or set up a TidyTowns Committee can find more information at www.supervalu.ie/ real-people/sponsorship/ tidytowns/how-to-get-involved

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Wellness initiatives a good fit for businesses Cormac Spencer IN November, Japanese company Piala granted non-smoking employees an extra six days’ annual leave to level the playing field with smokers who, it was estimated, spend 15 minutes a day on cigarette breaks. The head of the company said he wanted to discourage smoking through incentives rather than coercion. It’s an effort to introduce healthier practices in the work place and is part of a growing focus on ‘Employee Wellness’ across the world. In the 1980s, Japanese workers were doing calisthenics on the roof of their workplaces, while Irish workers still had an ashtray at most desks. While we may

▪▪ Wellness can benefit companies. PHOTO: BIGSTOCK have thought the Japanese custom unusual, even comical, at the time, if you look at the focus on health and wellness in Irish workplaces today you realise that we are now much closer to the Jap-

anese of the 1980s than the Irish of that era. But, how do Irish workplaces rate in 2017? What wellness programmes do Irish companies run, and are they just a fad or do they

produce real benefits? Irish companies have introduced a number of wellness initiatives in recent years. From bowls of fruit on every floor, to gyms on site, to Pilates classes at lunch,

employers are providing workers with ample opportunity to stay fit and healthy. What’s more, and equally important, companies now provide rest rooms and mindfulness classes as well as access to other schemes beneficial to mental health. Employers make this investment to see a return. Companies hope that the money spent on these initiatives will produce a win-win outcome. The expectation is that fitter and happier employees will be more productive. One example often cited to back up this expectation is that of Johnson & Johnson. Since 1995 the percentage of employees at the company who smoke has dropped by two thirds. The number with

high blood pressure, or who are physically inactive, by more than half. An analysis of the benefits to the company of the investment in wellness initiatives found that over a decade they saved the company $250 million, as a result of a decrease in sick days and other related costs of having a less healthy workforce. The return on investment to the company was $2.71 to every $1 spent. If you are a small business owner reading this, you might think that such initiatives cost money you don't have to invest in the first place, but you don't have to go for the ‘platinum package’ to make a difference. At Link Personnel, we ensure staff don’t feel under pressure to work through lunch or to work late and look for other ways to make work an easier place to be. For instance we recently instituted a ‘clean inbox’ strategy which involves other staff members fully monitoring the emails of a colleague on holidays. The person on annual leave

doesn't have to worry about emails when they are away and don't have to come back to two weeks of unread messages which will take days to sift through. This reduces stress, increases the company’s productivity and responsiveness and is basically cost free. Employee wellness programmes aren't as fancy as they sound. By making some effort to reduce stress, increase staff fitness and focus somewhat on mental health, employers will get happier, healthier and more productive employees. Companies with healthy staff are more profitable, but, of course, workers benefit too as the healthy mind and body doesn’t just last from 9am to 5.30pm. It’s such a simple idea it is a wonder that it’s taken so long to capture the imagination (and purse strings) of employers.

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Dublin City Council Planning permission is sought by Alison & Paul Reddy for the development at 85 Glasanaon Road, Dublin 11, D11P8C3. The construction consists of: part single storey (flat roof), part two storey (pitched roof) extension to the side and rear of the house; roof lights; alterations to all elevations, landscaping & SUDS drainage; all associated site and ground works necessary to facilitate the development. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

Fingal County Council Fergus Flanagan Architects on behalf of Mairead Ryan & Michael Murphy, intend to apply for permission for development at 92 Georgian Village, Castleknock, Dublin 15. D15 HH24. The development will consist of: 1. Demolition of existing detached boiler house. 2. Proposed conversion of the existing attached garage for habitable use with a proposed single storey flat roofed extension to the rear of the garage, proposed two storey flat roofed extension to the rear and side of the existing dwelling, glass covered terrace to the rear, internal alterations, amendments to all elevations including proposed windows, proposed roof-lights and all associated site works. The Planning Application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation may be made to the Planning Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

Dublin City Council I, Declan Kinsella, am applying to the above for Retention Permission for the removal of the existing front railings, pedestrian gate and base plinth-wall along front boundary and the information of gravelled/landscaped area to provide space for private car parking (1 No. space) and storage of wheeled bins to serve the existing 2 storey end-ofterrace at No. 33 Hardiman Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council Planning Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Woodquay, Dublin 8 during it’s public opening hours 9am – 4.30pm. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of the prescribed fee (€20) within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application and such submission or observation will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission.

PLANNING DUBLIN Fingal County Council Planning Permission is sought by Claire Grimes and Colm O’Callaghan for alteration of the existing two storey detached house at 73 The Pines, Castleknock, Dublin 15, D15 VCV9, comprising replacement of the existing front bay window to the original garage, extension of the hall into the original porch area and alterations to the existing fenestration including new front door screen, provision of 1no. Velux roof-light to the rear roof slope, provision of a new window and side door to the Utility Room, and widening of the existing vehicular entrance, with associated site development. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council We, Wayne Brogan and Aisling Farrelly, intend to apply for planning permission for the construction of a two storey extension to the rear of the existing house and for alterations to the façade at no. 16 Galmoy Road, Cabra, Dublin 7. This planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council, Planning Department, Block 4, (Ground Floor), Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, during their public opening hours (9.00am to 4.30pm), and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority, on payment of the prescribed fee (€20) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission, subject to, or without, conditions, or may refuse to grant permission.

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PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council Planning Permission is being sought for single storey extension to rear of 2 storey mid-terrace dwelling house, consisting of extension to existing kitchen to rear; and also toilet and utility room to rear of kitchen. Proposed extension to have flat fibre glass roof with parapet walls on either side, with stone cappings to match existing stone lintols ro rear. Proposed kitchen extension to have Velux type roof light on raised plinth, at 40 Susanville Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 3, for Mary Bell. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council Planning Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Woodquay, Dublin 8 during it’s public opening hours 9am – 4.30pm. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of the prescribed fee (€20) within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application and such submission or observation will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission.

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THE DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT COURT AREA OF DUBLIN METROPOLITAN DISTRICT IN THE MATTER OF: THE LICENSING ACT (IRELAND) 1874, Sections 9 and 10 THE INTOXICATING LIQUOR ACT 2008, Sections 6, 7 and 8 BEERHOUSES (IR.) ACT, 1864, Section 3 LICENSING ACT, 1872, Section 82 LICENSING (IR.) ACT, 1874, Sections 9, 10 and 37 BEER LICENSES REGULATION (IR.) ACT, 1877, Section 2, as amended by Section 37 of THE INTOXICATING LIQUOUR ACT, 2000 BEER RETAILERS AND SPIRIT GROCERS RETAIL LICENSES (IR.) ACT, 1900 INTOXICATING LIQUOR ACT, 1960 Section 15 LICENSING (IRELAND) ACT 1902 DISTRICT COURT RULES, 1997 AN APPLICATION OF PAJOH RETAIL LIMITED Applicant NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR A CERTIFICATE FOR A NEW WINE, SPIRIT AND BEER RETAILER’S OFF-LICENCE TAKE NOTICE that PAJOH RETAIL LIMITED trading as Centra and having its registered office at 56 Willow Woodview, Clonsilla, Dublin 15 intends to apply to the Court at Court 23, Aras Ui Dhalaigh, Inns Quay, Dublin 7 on the 2nd day of May 2018 at 10 a.m. for a certificate to hold a WINE, SPIRIT AND BEER RETAILER’S OFF-LICENCE in respect of the premises situate at Unit 2, 3 and 4 Barry Avenue, Cappagh, Finglas, Dublin 11 in court area and district aforesaid. Dated this 11th day of April, 2018 Signed: McElwee Solicitors, O’Connell Square, Mountmellick, County Laois

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Dublin City Council We, Chris & Helen Kelly, intend to apply for permission for development at this site address, 141 Griffith Rd, Finglas East, Dublin 11. The development will consist of a single storey extension to rear of existing house. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on the payment of the prescribed fee within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

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The Superintendent of Án Garda Siochana, Finglas West, D. 11 The Superintendent of Án Garda Siochana, Blanchardstown, D. 15 The Chief Fire Officer, Dublin Fire Brigade, HQ, Townsend Street, D. 2

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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS 1 Thus short measure is easy and well-paid (4) 3. Keeping hose on the shelves, perhaps (8) 8. Nothing by the writer is widely known (4) 9. One who isn’t in solitary confinement (4-4) 11. A symptom of those with second sight? (6,6) 13. A ring of flowers from the war (6) 14. Wager doctor gets stuck in high wind (6) 17. Inherit real estate at the end of the flight? (4,2,2,4) 20. Made cuts in theatre programme, perhaps (8) 21. Rouse some of the most irresponsible elements (4) 22. Cross retrograde art and poetry (8) 23. Variety of print (4)

ACROSS 1. Trial (4) 3. Protection (8) 8. Applaud (4) 9. Scatter (8) 11. Break (12) 13. Scrape (6) 14. Layers (6) 17. Barrow-seller (12) 20. Bitterness (8) 21. Signify (4) 22. Fraud (8) 23. Remain (4)

DOWN 1. Strategic (8) 2. Smash (7) 4. Extract (6) 5. Explanation (10) 6. Freight (5) 7. Hut (4) 10. Meritorious (10) 12. Guarantee (8) 15. Increase (7) 16. Reviewer (6) 18. Fat (5) 19. Moist (4)

DOWN 1. Conduct to a lower floor in open clash (4-4) 2. Sure to be decapitated by cable where there’s a bend (7) 4. It has a gross square (6) 5. When one can expect a chilly reception? (4,6) 6. Mature insect, some claim - a good example (5) 7. Obviously not a plaintive part-song (4) 10. Every bit of anger is currently in favour (3,3,4) SEE ANSWERS ON THE FOLLOWING PAGE 12. Policeman discovers it’s untidy garden I object to (8) 15. Filthy tables arranged by youth leader (7) 16. If not completely, is almost without sun (6) 18. Entertainment Edward cut from 20 (5) 19. He entertains a big crowd (4)

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HAPPENINGS CHARLIE & ME

PS Productions will stage ‘Charlie & Me’ at the Sean O’Casey Theatre, East Wall, from April 10-14 (8pm nightly). Tickets, which cost €12/€10 concessions, are available at 01-850900/ or Pat on 087-6773322. Catherine Barry’s play is based on one woman’s fight against addiction.

A FEW THINGS WORTH CHECKING OUT THIS WEEK

THE WORDS ARE THERE ‘The Words Are There’ by Ronan Dempsey will appear at dlr Mill Theatre on Friday, April 13 at 8pm. Life has left him speechless, but in his silence lies a story... A flat in dreamy Bettystown. He awaits her return. Amidst childhood falsehoods and fragmented memories, he struggles to find the words for this very important day. This is a compelling and timely new piece of innovative physical theatre that delves into a lesser learned side of domestic abuse. This is a topical and relevant piece of theatre that tells a timeless story from perhaps a different perspective, particularly at a time when gender equality is at the tip of the nation’s tongue.

THE GREAT IRELAND RUN

The 18th annual Great Ireland Run will take place in the Phoenix Park on April 15. Sponsored this year by technology brand Garmin, it is one of Ireland’s leading sporting events, and part of the world's biggest mass participation running series, The Great Run Company. There is something to suit everyone on the day, with the choice of a 10k or a 5k run, as well as mini events suitable for kids from three to 15-years-old. After the run, kids will take home their very own finisher's bags, which will include lots of goodies including some branded souvenirs.

 

JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL

SPRING GARDEN TOUR

The Japanese Film Festival will welcome acclaimed screenwriter Mari Okada to Dublin for the Irish premiere of her directorial debut, ’Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms’. Hot on the heels of its recent international premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival - the first screening outside of Japan - the Irish premiere of this major new anime film will take place at the Light House Cinema on Saturday, April 14 at 6pm. Tickets are now on sale at https:// lighthousecinema.ie//showing/showing-38771

Ardgillan Castle will host a Spring Garden Tour, with head gardener Dominica McKevitt, on Thursday, April 12 at 11am. Admission is free. Places are limited and booking is recommended. For more information contact 01-8492212 or email eventardgillan@fingal.ie

MESSIAH ON THE STREET

THE OLD DUBLIN SOCIETY

Seán Magee will present his lecture ‘St Thomas’s Parish Grand Jury Records’ to the Old Dublin Society at 6pm on Wednesday, April 11 in the Conference Room of Dublin City Library & Archive, 138 – 144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. All welcome – admission free.

SERGIO LEONE DOLLARS TRILOGY To coincide with a new 4k restoration of A Fistful of Dollars, the IFI is presenting screenings of Sergio Leone’s Dollars trilogy on consecutive Sundays throughout April. Beginning on April 15 at 4.40pm with A Fistful of Dollars, this short season will continue on April 22 with For a Few Dollars More, and finish on April 29 with The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. Full details at www.ifi.ie.

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FRANCESCO TURRISI PIANIST

With support from the Improvised Music Company, pianist Francesco Turrisi will be celebrating the launch of his new album 'Northern Migrations' with a performance at Fumbally Stables, Dublin, on Saturday, April 14. ‘Northern Migrations’ features original solo piano compositions and improvisations by Francesco Turrisi and the 10-year journey of Italian pianist from the heart of the Mediterranean to the North of Europe. Tickets €12 - €16.50 are available from Eventbrite.ie

George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Messiah was famously premiered in Dublin on April 13 in 1742, in Musick Hall on Fishamble Street, at the western extremity of Temple Bar and the event is commemorated this Friday. The 120-strong Our Lady’s Choral Society, along with the Dublin Handelian Orchestra, will perform excerpts from Messiah outdoors on Fishamble Street itself under the direction of conductor Prionnsías Ó Duinn. It’s happening at 1pm and it’s free.

Crossword Answers April 11 CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Soft; 3 Stocking; 8 Open; 9 Cellmate; 11 Double vision; 13 Wreath; 14 Gamble; 17 Come in to land; 20 Operated; 21 Stir; 22 Traverse; 23 Type. Down: 1 Show-down; 2 Flexure; 4 Twelve; 5 Cold season; 6 Imago; 7 Glee; 10 All the rage; 12 Gendarme; 15 Beastly; 16 Unless; 18 Opera; 19 Host. QUICK SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Test; 3 Defences; 8 Clap; 9 Disperse; 11 Intermission; 13 Abrade; 14 Strata; 17 Costermonger; 20 Acerbity; 21 Mean; 22 Pretence; 23 Stay. Down: 1 Tactical; 2 Shatter; 4 Elicit; 5 Exposition; 6 Cargo; 7 Shed; 10 Creditable; 12 Warranty; 15 Augment; 16 Critic; 18 Obese; 19 Damp.


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From the Archives We take a look back at extracts from old newspapers to see what was in the news in years gone by ▪▪ Irish Press, April 13, 1983

▪▪ Ballymun flats under construction in the late 1960s.

▪▪ An ad for the B&I Line Jetfoil, which commenced service between Dublin and Liverpool in 1980.

▪▪ The old shop at Seapoint, Blackrock, in the 1970s.

▪▪ The Central Bank, Dame Street, under construction in the 1970s. It later had to be reduced in height due to planning regulations.

▪▪ Evening Herald, April 10, 1939

▪▪ An ad for the Whitehall Carnival from the Evening Herald, April 11, 1941.


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