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inglas based animal welfare charity dogs trust has experienced a significant number of stray and abandoned dogs arriving at their centre since christmas. The first horrific case arriving at its rehoming centre was just four days after Christmas Day when an eight-week-old Pomeranian puppy was found wandering in the North County Dublin area. The tiny dog had deep wounds to his muzzle and his coat was in bad condition. It was initially thought the pup had been attacked by another animal, but on closer inspection the wounds to his

muzzle were more consistent with having been bound shut. “It’s absolutely heartbreaking to think that a pup of this age has been through so much trauma at such an early stage of his life,� said Catriona Birt, Head of Operations at Dogs Trust. “It’s difficult to comprehend what the reason might have been for tying his mouth shut were; whether it was to stop him barking or maybe to stop him mouthing, which is a typical puppy behaviour when learning to explore the world.� Dogs Trust staff named the traumatised puppy ‘Little Lion Man’ and he is making a great recovery having completed a course of antibiotics and spending quality time with a foster family. continued on page 2

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onFiRMation that the iconic church of the annunciation in Finglas is to be demolished and replaced with a smaller building has been met with shock and sadness in

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the original seating capacity was needed. The church was opened in 1967 by then archbishop of Dublin, John Charles McQuaid, with seating for over 3,000 parishioners. continued on page 2

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Dog abandoned four days after Christmas Continued from page 1 A few days later after the pup arrived an abandoned Shih Tzu, renamed Mary, was found straying around the Finglas area and Joey, Ross and Chandler, three month old puppies found at a building site in County Wicklow. Mary was in appalling condition; badly matted and had a noticeable tilt with her head. The veterinary team believe the tilt is either due to an untreated ear infection or may relate to some sort of trauma to the dog’s head in the past. Mary has since been fully groomed, received veterinary treatment and is enjoying the TLC from the team at the Dogs Trust rehoming centre. Chandler, Joey and Ross, who were found in Wicklow, are Terrier cross puppies who might have suffered a different fate had they not been found in a cardboard box by a builder

On average, the lifespan of a dog is 14 years and the basic care for that duration of time can cost up to €10,000

visiting a site. The pups were infested with fleas and had a heavy worm burden; both of which have been treated by the veterinary team at Dogs Trust. Suzie Carley, Executive Director at Dogs Trust, reminded anybody thinking of adding a dog to the family to consider the enormous commitment involve. “On average, the lifespan of a dog is 14 years and the basic care for that duration of time can cost

▪ Mary pictured before and after arriving at Dogs Trust. up to €10,000,” she said. “We would encourage people to research breeds extensively; taking into account any genetic predisposition to particular disease, grooming requirements and of course, pet insurance cost, and of course speak to your local rescue centre, before making a decision.” Dogs Trust also advise anybody who finds they can no longer look after a dog after a change in circumstances to talk to welfare organisations about the options available.

▪ Chandler, Joey and Ross were found in Wicklow.

Finglas church to be replaced Continued on page 1 However, dwindling numbers of church-goers has meant in recent years the church was only full at Christmas, and this December capacity was reduced by around 400 seats due to health and safety concerns. It’s understood the new church will have capacity for less than 500 and plans will include a pastoral centre for community use. It’s hoped many of the features of the current church, such as nameplates, stations of the cross and some stained glass, will be incorporated into the new building. Regular parishioners have known about the plans for several months but last week the wider community was alerted when details were reported in national media. Posting on the church’s Facebook page, a spokesperson thanked locals for their support on hearing the news. “We are aware the news has been met with mixed reactions, most in favour of a smaller church and a huge number expressing their sadness at the loss of this iconic building,” the post reads. “While we are aware of the distress of some, this has to

happen sooner rather than later as it is becoming a significant health and safety issue. “We look to the future with hope and to those who continue to practice their faith, we will work tirelessly to ensure that our new church is a welcoming and nurturing environment of faith for you and your families. “A church is its people, not bricks and mortar.” Questions are now being asked on the future of the land remaining after the new church has been built, with rumours circulating that it may be used for social housing. Fine Gael TD for Dublin North West, Noel Rock, is calling for a public consultation regarding the future of the site. “While it is sad to see the church in its current form downsized after 50 years, it will open up a number of opportunities to use the available land at the site,” he said. “I believe before any work takes place that a consultation takes place with local residents in terms to the use of the land in the future. “There has been a lot of concern locally regarding the rise in social housing in Finglas and I am sure residents may be concerned that more social housing will be put in the area.”

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Publicans call time on Good Friday ban Jack O’Toole A NORTHISDE publican is backing a new industry campaign calling on the Government to lift the ban on serving alcohol on Good Friday. The ban is the last relic of the 1927 Intoxicating Liquor Act,

which dictates that pubs cannot sell alcoholic drink on Christmas Day, Good Friday and St Patrick’s Day. The St Patrick’s Day ban was lifted in the ‘60s and Shane Carthy, owner of popular watering home, the Ivy House in Drumcondra, says it’s about time pubs were allowed open on Good Fri-

day too. “It just feels like everywhere else is open,” he told Northside People. “Times have changed. We have tourists coming up to the bar and they’re laughing. “We do lose trade but we also lose perception, people feel a bit short-changed. Irish people

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know that we’re closed but tourists don’t. We always have people coming over for that weekend. It’s always a weekend of high visitor rates.” The Ivy House has been owned by the Carthy family since 1907 and like all pubs has adapted to changes in society. “We used to have a Sunday closing for the Holy Hour but the times have changed. “I know it’s a hotbed issue for politicians, I do get that, but it just seems unfair given that everywhere else is open. “It would be different if everywhere was shut, then you could understand it. Like Christmas day, that’s fair, but when other places are open it’s a bit unfair.” The two main representative groups for publicans, the Licensed Vintners Association (Dublin) and the Vintners Federation of Ireland (outside Dublin) have now jointly launched a new #AboutTime campaign to allow pubs open on Good Friday and Chief Executive of the LVA, Donall O’Keeffe, says the rationale for change is compelling. “There is no case for the licensed trade to be treated differently to other retail businesses,” he said. “Easter is a huge tourism

weekend right across the country. Forcing pubs and all licensed hospitality businesses to close sends a very negative signal to tourists and visitors who are left baffled and disappointed by the measure.” The LVA and the VFI want Min-

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AM very proud to be representing Dublin Bay North in Dáil Eireann. For many years, I fought hard to get elected and now I have an opportunity to do something. If I can do five good things over the next few years in the Dáil, I will look anybody straight in the face. Of course, as an Independent it is a strange place to be and a huge political risk but I am up to the challenge. I just want to get things done for our constituency and our country. For too long now, with a history of majority governments, the

Oireachtas body (ie. all elected members of the Dáil and Seanad) has been the poor relation of Irish politics and has been treated by successive governments as little more than a rubber stamp for their own policies. As this is a minority government, the Oireachtas has now taken a more centre stage role - the 32nd Dáil is diverse but need not be divided. We now have a platform to agree policies which will last through future successive governments rather than such policies being dismantled each time a new government is elected. For instance, this creates a better opportunity for the problems in our health system to be addressed in a more strategic manner. I am aware that many people were disappointed when major political parties and elected public representatives shied away and took absolutely no responsibility whatsoever in trying to form a government, despite invitations to do so. The following is a snippet from a letter received from one such disappointed person: “You know, Mr McGrath,

many of these politicians live in a parallel universe whereby they genuinely want to help the vulnerable but not now… and this is shameful!” I believe that this 32nd Dáil is like no other previously. It is a new Dáil with a new approach and has created another opportunity for these Oireachtas members to contribute constructively. We are all at one in our belief that government is not about having power; it is about using power to effect the kind of change, opportunity and compassion we need and desire in our society. We are united in our common cause to make life better for every person on the island of Ireland. My objective is to use my power and influence to help people in our community. Some of our other TDs ran away from making these tough decisions or sat on the fence. They were afraid to go into government. I decided to go in and fight. So far, I have managed to deliver on the following key issues: • An additional funding of €31 million for disability services

in 2017, including placement initiative for school leavers with disabilities - 130 students in Dublin Bay North. • I opened a new €5.95 million kidney unit in Beaumont Hospital. • Full restoration of the carer’s grant, increased to €1,700. • All social welfare payments to increase by €5 per week, including the carer’s allowance, disability allowance, blind person, widows, lone parents and jobseeker’s benefit. • State pension rise of €5 per week. • Christmas bonus of 85 per cent. • Prescription charge cap reduced by €5 per month to €20 for people over 70. • Capital funding of €20 million being made available for people with a disability. • An extra 860 special needs assistants. • Taskforce set up on personalised budgets. • 10 extra beds in the A&E Department in Beaumont Hospital. I am continuing this work further with my efforts to get a brand new A&E at

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Garden of Eden, it’s a paradise.â€? Santry Community Garden is not simply a haven for experienced gardeners, it can be enjoyed by anyone. The local community are encouraged to visit the garden for the “sheer pleasure of visiting and see what’s growing in North Dublinâ€?. If interested in sharing a role in the gardening, people can join for just â‚Ź20 per year. “It’s a way of keeping active. You’re in touch with nature and it keeps your interests going because if you plant something early on in the year, well you’re going to be interested in how that grows throughout the season. “It’s an engaging type of activity. Once you get involved it becomes very interesting to people. We do have a cup of tea, so there’s a bit of fun and talking to likeminded people. There is a

â–Ş John Kelleher at work in Santry Community Garden. PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA light hearted side to it,â€? Kelleher says. With over 100 members, who work on an entirely voluntary basis, Kelleher describes how the garden work is kept up to date through a weekly priority list system. “There are gardeners helping

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AMES Larkin was a union organiser, powerful orator, Communist agitator and co-founder of the Irish Citizen Army. He was born on January 28, 1874, in Toxteth, Liverpool, to Irish parents. After only a few years of schooling a very young Larkin worked to supplement his family’s meagre income. By 1890 he worked as a docker and twice attempted to stow-away to North America. He suffered an accident at work and during his recuperation he studied Socialism.

In 1905 he came out on strike with his fellow dock workers in Liverpool, despite his position as foreman, and his employers dismissed him. The National Union of Dock Labourers (NUDL) took him on as an organiser, which allowed him to travel Britain and Ireland campaigning. He was the chief instigator of the Belfast strikes in 1907. Larkin even convinced the police that they were underpaid and overworked and they went on strike alongside the workers! Larkin came to Dublin where in December 1908 he founded the Irish Transport and General Workers Union. A court case in 1910 concerning misappropriation of funds (he used NUDL money for an unofficial strike) saw Larkin sentenced to a year in jail. After three months he was released under a pardon. In 1912 Larkin co-founded the Labour Party and by 1913 his union had 20,000 members. That August he led the workers of Dublin in a battle against William Martin Murphy and employers of Dublin during the Lockout. The brutality of the Police during the strike led Larkin,

James Connolly and Captain Jack White to organise the workers into the Irish Citizen Army. Big Jim’s physical and mental health suffered greatly during the Lockout and Connolly used his contact, Big Bill Haywood, to invite Larkin to the US on a lecture tour. Larkin stayed there for seven years where he involved himself with the Socialist Party of America and Clan na Gael. He received payments from the Germans to campaign against the US entering the war in Europe. By 1918, following the success of the Russian Revolution, Larkin devoted himself to Communism and within a couple of years found himself in Sing Sing Prison sentenced to ten years for

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IF YOU’RE seeking a fun and exciting day out for the whole family this mid-term, you should pop in to the GPO Witness History visitor centre. Located in the historic General Post Office on O’Connell Street, this visitors’ attraction is a great place to learn about Irish history while having fun at the same time. What’s more, simply bring along the voucher published in this newspaper and kids go free! This offer is valid until March 12. GPO Witness History illustrates how the Rising had an impact on both Ireland (North and South) and the outside world. Experience the birth of modern Ireland through elec-

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and listen to as you gain an understanding of what it was like on both sides of the conflict. In the cafÊ afterwards, you can discuss all you’ve learned and gaze out into the spectacular courtyard, which has at its heart a memorial to the 40 children who died during the Rising. Visit www. gpowitnesshistory.ie for more details.

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Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus in the past I Have asked you for many favours. This time I ask this special one (mention). Take it Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus and place it within your own broken heart where your Father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your prayer not mine Amen. Say this prayer for 9 days promise publication and favour will be granted. Never known to fail.JC Dear Heart of Jesus, In the past I have asked for many favours. This time I ask for a very special one (mention favour). Take it, Dear Heart of Jesus, and place it within your own broken heart where your Father will see it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your favour, not mine. Say for 3 days and promise publication. Never known to fail. Thank you for favours answered. GM Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus in the past I Have asked you for many favours. This time I ask this special one (mention). Take it Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus and place it within your own broken heart where your Father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your prayer not mine Amen. Say this prayer for 9 days promise publication and favour will be granted. Never known to fail. TMc C O, most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, Fruit of the Vine, splendorous of Heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity. O, Star of the Sea, help me and show herein you are my mother. O, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour me in my necessity. There are none that can withstand your power, O, show me here you are my mother. O, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee. Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hands. Amen. T. Mc C

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Dublin Port unveils review of its major masterplan NORTHSIDERS are being urged to have their say on the Dublin Port Company’s review of its Masterplan 2012-2040, which was unveiled recently. Since it was first published in 2012, there have been a number of significant developments which have prompted a review of the Masterplan. The Dublin Port Company said sustained high levels of growth, the commencement of the Alexandra Basin Redevelopment (ABR) Project and other major port infrastructure projects at national, regional and local level have necessitated this review. International developments including Brexit and the possible introduction of customs and other security controls in Dublin Port are other factors in the decision to review the masterplan, the company added. Dublin Port is now inviting submissions from all those with an interest in the future development of the port to engage in the public consultation, which runs until Tuesday, March 7. Public Information Days will

take place from 2-8pm in local community venues, where members of the public can meet with representatives from Dublin Port Company in person, learn more about the review and make their views known. These will run in Scoil Uí Chonaill GAA Club, 95 Clontarf Road, Clontarf on February 13, Seán O’Casey Community Centre, St Mary’s Road, East Wall, on February 15 and in Clanna Gael Fontenoy GAA Club, Sean Moore Road, Ringsend, on February 16. Eamonn O’Reilly, Chief Executive of Dublin Port Company, said volumes at the port are now higher than they were at the peak of the boom in 2007. “When we originally launched our masterplan five years ago, we assumed an average annual growth rate of 2.5 per cent over the 30 years to 2040,” he explained. “We now believe we need to increase this growth assumption to 3.3 per cent. “Under this revised assumption, the port’s volumes would increase by 265 per cent to 77m gross tonnes over the 30 years to

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Local students are selected for athletics masterclass STUDENTS from four Dublin secondary schools have been selected to take part in an athletics masterclass alongside 200 top track and field students from across the country this March. Bank of Ireland and Athletics Ireland joined forces in 2016 to launch a nationwide search amongst secondary schools to identify and foster talented athletics students and have now announced the finalists. The top 10 athletics students from St Raphaela’s Secondary School, Stillorgan, Moyle Park College, Clondalkin, Muckross Park College, Donnybrook and The High School, Rathgar have been selected to attend the masterclass event in the National Sports Campus, Abbotstown. The programme, which aims to encourage greater participa-

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MERGING from Derry in 1976, the Undertones came about as the result of five friends learning how to play basic rock and roll. Even by the standards of that decade Derry was hardly a rock and roll capital. With very few live bands worth watching, The Undertones learned by listening to mail order records, reading one of the few copies of NME that made it to Derry and most of all from listening to John Peel’s wonderful show on BBC Radio One. Practicing in their bedrooms eventually led to the band recording ‘Teenage Kicks’ in 1978 on Terri Hooley’s Good Vibrations label in Belfast. The legendary DJ John Peel received a copy and liked it so much he played it twice in a row on his radio show. The Undertones signed with Sire Records and ‘Teenage

Kicks’ was re-released, resulting in the band’s first appearance on Top Of The Pops. Over the next five years, John O’Neill, his younger brother Damian, Feargal Sharkey, Billy Doherty and Michael Bradley crafted numerous punkpop gems such as ‘Here Comes The Summer’, ‘Jimmy Jimmy’, ‘My Perfect Cousin’, ‘You’ve Got My Number (Why Don’t You Use It)’ and ‘Wednesday Week’. In 1983 Feargal Sharkey left the band to pursue a solo career and the remaining members decided to call it a day. The Undertones were to remain silent for the next 16 years. In 1999 The Undertones reconvened, without Sharkey, to once again perform their songs to a new generation of fans in Derry. Fellow Derryman Paul McLoone replaced Sharkey on vocals and his vocal prowess and electric onstage presence soon convinced any doubters that he was more than capable

of doing the job. After much consideration the band released an album of new songs called ‘Get What You Need’, which was critically acclaimed by Q magazine, Uncut, Rolling Stone and Hot Press. Songs like ‘Thrill Me’, ‘I Need Your Love The Way It Used To Be’ and ‘Everything But You’ showed that the art of writing short, sharp songs had not been lost over the previous two decades. In 2003 ‘Thrill Me’ was released as a limited edition 7� vinyl single and found its way onto John Peel’s turntable. He introduced it on his show by commenting: “And these are words I thought I would never be saying on radio again, a new single from The Undertones.� He liked it so much he played it twice, just as he did with ‘Teenage Kicks’ in 1978. In 2007 the band recorded and released another collection of pop nuggets under the title

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Issues affecting seniors are discussed in the EU MINISTER of State for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee, addressed a conference on Active Ageing and Mental Health in Brussels last week. The Minister was invited by Deirdre Clune MEP, and the conference was organised by the European Peoples Party and Mental Health Europe. A group of about 40 MEPs and key representatives from European mental health and active ageing organisations attended the conference, which was addressed by various experts from around Europe. The main theme of the oneday conference was ‘Ensuring opportunities and participation in society at all ages’ - and relevant policy issues covered included why active ageing matters, the European dimension of active ageing, and Mental Health and Active Ageing in the workplace.

Discussion also centred on how best EU countries can progress this important issue over coming years, particularly given looming demographic pressures. Minister McEntee said she was very pleased to attend this “important� conference. “It not only relates to my two specific care areas of responsibility as Minister, but also highlights a particular focus on the way we need to develop effective approaches on active ageing and mental health, both in Ireland and across Europe,� she said. “I stressed at the conference that Ireland remains fully supportive of existing agreements to progress joint actions in this area,

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Dublin City Council Planning Permission is sought by Adele de Brun and Robert Reynolds for demolition of the existing rear kitchen extension and construction of new extensions and alterations to the existing two storey semi-detached house at 116 McKee Road, Finglas East, Dublin 11, D11 C970, comprising of a single storey extension to the rear and side, alterations to the front elevation comprising of relocation of front door, window and steps and associated site development works. Additional floor area 32sq.m. 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.

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HAPPENINGS RADICALISATION OF BRADLEy MANNING ‘The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning’ by Welsh playwright Tim Price, a three act play about the formative years of Chelsea Manning, will be performed by Dry Ice Theatre Company in the Axis Theatre, Ballymun on Thursday and Friday, February 16 and 17.

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River’ by Yan Wang Preston. Finally, the tour will end at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, where you will be guided through the solo exhibition ‘Woodall’ by Hilary Lloyd. For more information on talks and event, visit www.templebargallery.com/events

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On Sunday, February 19 at 3pm there will be a performance by two young musicians Miriam Kaczor (flute) and Lorna Breen (soprano) accompanied by Gabriele Dikciute (cello) in a concert titled ‘Four centuries of flute and voice’ that showcases the work of composers Bach, Roussel, Holohan, Cowell and Corigliano. Tickets are €15 with concessions €10. At the interval you can mingle with the performers while having coffee/tea with cakes and other refreshments from The Corner Bakery. Tickets available on tickets.ie

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HUMANS NEED NOT APPLy In an automated world, is it nearly time to put humans out to pasture? Does the future resemble a leisure-time utopia or a robottended human-zoo? Will the notion of work become a thing of the past if machines really can do everything better, faster and for longer? This new exhibition in Science Gallery Dublin tries to answer these questions and looks at the movement of artificial intelligence and cognitive computing into the professional workforce, and what that means whether you’re a lawyer, a surgeon or a taxi driver. The exhibition runs until May 14.

A charity Cheltenham preview night will take place in the Sallynoggin Inn on Tuesday, February 21 at 8pm. All proceeds on the night will be donated to Blackrock Hospice.

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The panel includes Hugh Cahill MC, jockey Davy Russell, trainer Andrew McNamara, journalist Donn McLean and trainer John ‘The Shark’ Hanlon. Admission is €10 and includes a free pint. Tickets are available at Sallynoggin Inn or from Liam Metcalfe on 086-6026027

‘Relatively Speaking: A guided walking tour across three city art galleries’ will take place on Thursday, February 16 from 1-2pm Meeting point: Project Arts Centre. Free admission, booking is essential. Beginning at Project Arts Centre, you will be introduced to ‘Fault Bound Bodies’ by Caroline Doolin. Visitors will be guided to the next venue, the Gallery of Photography for the exhibition ‘Mother

contemporary music-making where a committee of local enthusiasts have been attempting to bring music out from the city centre to the wider community of suburban Dublin.

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Dead Man’s Cell Phone explores the paradox of modern technology’s ability to both unite and isolate people in the digital age. This play is a moving and funny exploration of how, in the midst of our fragile lives, technology can both unite and isolate us, especially in our quest for true love. It runs in Dalkey Town Hall, Dalkey, from Wednesday, February 22 to Friday 24 at 8pm. Telephone: 0879919261

It’s free and great entertainment. It happens at different times in each store, with readings at 2pm in O’Connell Street, 1pm in Blanchardstown. 11.30am in Dundrum, 11am in Liffey Valley and 3pm in Dun Laoghaire.

Across: 6 Satanic; 7 Venus; 9 Slide; 10 Monarch; 12 Second-class; 14 Miss the post; 18 Sceptre; 19 Farms; 21 Drill; 22 Diverge.

Vernissage is the fruit of the artists’ few months’ collaboration that visitors can finally evaluate during a three-day exhibition at Marine Hotel, Sutton. An auction of the two of their paintings will take place on the first night and a lottery. All collected funds will be given to the Temple Street Foundation. Refreshments and a glass of wine will be provided as well as live music. Special guest of the exhibition will be an Argentinean art critic, Marcella Aiello. For more information, email katarzyna.soswa@gmail. com

Most of us are still addicted to smartphones. Few of us have narrowly escaped the trap of text messaging and twitter obsessions. We live in an age with these seemingly magical devices that promise constant connection yet leave many of us feeling stranded.

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An art exhibition – ‘Drunk By The Air’ - created by Zeus Cooney, an Irish landscape artist and Katarzyna Soswa, a Polish artist, will open on February 16 at 8pm the Marine Hotel, Sutton.

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Every Saturday Eason stores hold Get Into Reading: Story Time, where staff read a selected kids’ book to children aged from 0-6 (and parents too).

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This ensemble piece by final year BA Drama students of Coláiste Dhúlaigh/University of Wolverhampton and directed by tutors Michelle Read, John O’Brien and Joe Devlin, follows Bradley Manning’s life from his teenage years in Wales to his career in the US Army. Tickets cost €10 or concession €8 (students/ unwaged/OAP). Group rates of €5 are available for eight people or more. The show starts at 7pm with a short interval of 15 minutes at 8pm. The running time is two hours.


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From the Archives

▪ The Cosy Restaurant and Private Hotel, Harbour Road, Howth, c. 1907. At that time, the proprietor was Miss Shanahan. The ladies in their long skirts have left the cycle store which is on the left next to the hotel and are preparing to take to the open road.

We take a look back at extracts from old newspapers to see what was in the news this month from years gone by

Photo and caption from ‘Images of Ireland’, Central Dublin, by Derek Stanley. Published by Gill & Macmillan/The History Press

▪ Evening Herald 26th February 1937

▪ Freeman’s Journal 7th February 1872

▪ irish Independent 18th February 1926

▪ Evening Herald 19th February 1937

▪ Freemans Journal 8th February 1834

▪ Sunday Independent 2nd February 1947

▪ Aungier Street, c. 1919. This street leads from South Great George’s Street to Redmond’s Hill. Thomas Moore, composer and poet (1779-1852), was born at No.12 and lived there for twenty years. Here his father kept a grocery store, while Moore wrote poems in a room on the first floor. He is best known for his melody The Last Rose of Summer. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Ireland’, Central Dublin, by Derek Stanley. Published by Gill & Macmillan/The History Press



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