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Eoghan Murphy, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government; Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform; and Cllr Nial Ring, Lord Mayor of Dublin, turned the sod for the development of the first phase in the regeneration of O’Devaney Gardens last week. They are pictured here with local residents at the ceremony. PHOTO IAN WHITE/FENNELLS

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Planning and Local Government; Paschal Donohoe, the Minister A NEW era finally for Finance, Public dawned for O’Devaney Gardens last week as the Expenditure and Reform; and Cllr Nial Ring, the sod was turned on the newly elected Lord Mayor first phase of a massive redevelopment scheme. of Dublin. Under ‘Rebuilding The first phase of the Ireland’, the regeneration project will deliver 56 of O’Devaney Gardens is social homes with a described as a ‘Pathfinder budget of more than Project’, showcasing the €20 million. The overall provision of large-scale, redevelopment, which mixed-tenure housing in will cost in excess an inner city setting. It is of €100 million, will one of three development see the provision of sites that Dublin City approximately 600 Council owns and offers homes with a mix of tenures, social, affordable the combined potential to provide over 1,600 and private dwellings. The regeneration of the homes. The Government Dublin 7 flats complex, believes that these sites which was built in the offer the opportunity to 1950s, has been delayed since 2008 after a public- create three new, high quality urban quarters. private partnership deal The other two sites are between Dublin City at St Michael’s Estate Council and a developer in Inchicore and Oscar collapsed during the Traynor Road in Coolock. economic downturn. The strategic location of Last week’s sod-turning the O’Devaney Gardens ceremony was attended by Eoghan Murphy, the Minister Housing, Continued page 3

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will be built to the latest standards and the highest quality and I’m sure the site within the city and tenants will be delighted the potential that exists with them when they are for greater synergies finished. Arrangements with Stoneybatter and are well in train to Grangegorman will complete the development be promoted in the of the remainder of the development. It is also in close proximity to amenities site.” Minister Paschal such as the Phoenix Park Donohoe added: “This and Heuston Station. Pathfinder Project, The regeneration of the adjacent to both Luas complex envisages a high quality residential quarter lines and other transport links, has the potential to comprising quality new be a model for sustainable homes supported by a communities, with mixed complementary range tenure accommodation, of mixed commercial, co-located with community and educational, social and recreational facilities. cultural amenities. Speaking at last week’s “The regeneration of ceremony, Minister O’Devaney Gardens will Eoghan Murphy said: provide much needed “Regeneration goes social and affordable beyond mere bricks homes in a thriving quarter and mortar and in of the nation’s capital.” order to be successful Lord Mayor of Dublin, and sustainable in the Nial Ring, said: “I long-term, requires the rebuilding of a community commend the work of all those who were involved and a strengthening of in bringing this project community bonds. “These new social homes to this stage, including

Central Government, who have provided funding, and the local community who have waited patiently for the work to begin.” However, Fianna Fáil general election candidate for Dublin Central, Mary Fitzpatrick, said that developing the O’Devaney Gardens site to its full potential will take more than “opportunistic” photo-ops and sod turning ceremonies. She stated: “We had all hoped locally that we would see a building programme announced that meets the varied needs of our community. O’Devaney Gardens is a land bank with huge potential for meeting these needs. “While it’s welcome that they have finally, after 10 years, commenced the project, announcing the beginning of construction for 56 units on a 14 acre site is nowhere close to the development expected and needed.”

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The weather can bring out our best and worst TONY McCULLAGH Editor Dublin People Group t.mccullagh@dublinpeople.com

WHAT we initially suspected was just typical Leaving and Junior Cert weather, cruelly timed to heap further pressure on the nation’s students, has certainly gone the distance. As I write this, the temperature is hovering somewhere in the midtwenties. That said, by the time we go to press and you get to read this article, the country could be in the grip of another Siberian big freeze. Let’s hope not.

Extreme weather conditions, as we see them, have a tendency to bring out the best and worst in us. Just a few months ago we were being praised by the Government for heeding the red alert that had to be issued when the country was faced with a national bread shortage due to the snow. With the schools closed and families forced to talk to each other, we bravely weathered the storm and prayed that the wi-fi wouldn’t be affected. While the blizzard-like conditions were certainly dramatic by Irish standards, our foreign cousins and friends in places like Canada and the USA scoffed at our overreaction. “You call that snow, huh?” For the most part, the current dry spell has been enjoyable, allowing us

Life’s a beach... Dubliners have been flocking to the shores to cool off. PHOTO POSED/BIGSTOCK to dine al fresco and embrace the great outdoors without having to prepare for all weather eventualities. We’ve even been able to swim at Dublin’s beaches, except, of course, the ones that are polluted. Apart from the few whingers banging about the unbearable heat, most of us seem happier when the

sun is shining. Sure isn’t Ireland the best little country in the world when we have the weather? But even the sun can bring out the dark side in some people: the idiots who discard their litter in parks and on beaches; the brain-dead morons who endanger their dogs by leaving them locked in hot cars; the

sunburnt, topless, drunken thugs who flock to Dublin’s scenic spots and cause havoc. These types of people, thankfully, seem to be in the minority. Let’s hope that we get just enough rain to replenish our water stocks. After that, bring on the good weather for the rest of July and August!

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Fingal unveils its new park bye-laws PEOPLE using Fingal’s parks and public spaces have been given a comprehensive guide to the new park bye-laws which relate to dog walking, barbecuing and use of sports facilities. Fingal County Council launched the new bye-laws at its Flavours of Fingal Festival in Newbridge House recently. The new park bye-laws also inform users of where and when dogs are allowed to be off leash which allows parks and open spaces to be enjoyed by all who visit them. They also inform users of what activities are prohibited in parks such as littering, taking drugs or alcohol and graffiti. The use of drones is also restricted. Speaking at the launch, Senior Parks

Superintendent at Fingal County Council, Kevin Halpenny, said: “The new park bye-laws have been created to reflect the needs of Fingal’s park users. “The parks in Fingal are valued and enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds. The new bye-laws aim to make parks and open spaces safer, cleaner and more enjoyable for everyone.” Newly elected Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Anthony Lavin, said the parks and open spaces in the county are extremely important to the county’s culture, heritage and tourism. “Their natural beauty attracts visitors from all over the country, as well as Fingal residents,” he said. “It is vital to implement user bye-laws in order to preserve them so that future generations can

Fingal County Council dog warden Connor Williamson; Cllr Kieran Dennison; Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Anthony Lavin; Senior Parks Superintendent Kevin Halpenny; Senior Executive Parks Superintendent, Gemma Carr,; and dog warden Ray Connolly at the unveiling of the new park bye-laws. PHOTO: ORLA MURRAY continue to enjoy them.” Fingal County Council chief executive Paul Reid said the parks and open spaces in the county are

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Crime concerns heard in Huntstown DUBLIN WEST TD Jack Chambers (FF) has accused the Government of a lack of action on crime in his constituency. A meeting to discuss local concerns about crime in Huntstown Community Centre heard that the poor level of resources provided to An Garda Síochana in the area would no longer be tolerated. This meeting was just one of a number being held nationwide by the party’s Justice Spokesperson, Jim O’Callaghan, to feed into its policy formation process. Speaking at the meeting, Deputy Chambers said: “This Government has long ignored the seriousness of the crime related issues in our area while presiding over a decrease in Garda presence across Dublin. Following a number of assaults, robberies and incidents of intense anti-social behaviour in our area in

recent times, residents are feeling particularly fearful for their safety. This cannot be let continue unaddressed.” He added: “From my perspective, it was important to offer the public an opportunity to share their concerns in an open forum and that their contributions or suggestions are followed up on their behalf with key stakeholders. “The promotion of better visibility and better community policing is a priority for both Jim and I as members of the Oireachtas Justice Committee and are matters we are determined to see progressed. “It is clear from our meeting that local residents are fed up with feeling unsafe in their own homes and should no longer feel uncomfortable going about their daily lives. Those living in the greater Blanchardstown area need every Garda support.”


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Garda delivered drugs to catch suspect Jessica Magee

He initially told gardaí he hadn't been expecting a delivery and knew A Garda dressed up as a nothing about the postman and borrowed an An Post van to deliver package, but pleaded guilty on the day of his 36,000 ecstasy pills to a suspected dealer, a court scheduled trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. heard last week. The court heard the The accused man signed for the parcel and pills had a market value of €288,000. was promptly arrested Passing sentence last by gardaí who had been week, Judge Martin alerted by customs to Nolan accepted that the a suspicious package, accused man was not the later found to contain owner of the drugs but over €280,000 worth of had decided to receive drugs. the package for onward Philip Noonan delivery. (49), of Viking Road, “He knew what he was Stoneybatter, Dublin 7, was sentenced to two and getting into,” said the judge. “This was serious a half years in prison for possessing drugs for sale drug dealing even though or supply at his home on he didn't profit to a great degree,” he added. June 30, 2015.

Garda Joanna Myles told Dean Kelly BL, prosecuting, that customs officers had been alerted to a suspicious package that had arrived from Germany to the Portlaoise Mail Centre in early June 2015. The parcel, addressed to Noonan, showed an anomaly on the X-ray machine and was found to contain 18 vacuumpacked bags of round blue tablets with logos printed on them. It was then arranged with postal services that a Garda wearing an An Post jacket and driving an An Post van would deliver the package to the accused man. Noonan opened the

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The 36,000 pills were analysed and found to comprise MDMA with a market value of €288,000. Garda Myles agreed with James Dwyer BL, defending, that the accused was not “living a lavish lifestyle”. Mr Dwyer said his client was the youngest of 10 and a chronic alcoholic

like his father before him. He said Noonan had been a truck driver until an early conviction for drink driving had put him off the road, but that he had worked sporadically since then. “He was an important cog in the machine of drug-trafficking, but he wasn't the man who was the owner of the

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“He was transporting these illicit drugs for reward for third parties...it seems he was desperate,” said the judge, noting that there was a pattern to the offending as Markos had committed a similar crime before. Judge Nolan said despite a difficult upbringing, Markos was a man of “natural intelligence” who could do well educationally and had a good future - if he rehabilitated himself. Garda David Cahill told Elva Duffy BL, prosecuting, that the accused had come to the attention of customs due to the significant amount of travelling he was doing. The court heard that on the day in question, Markos arrived on a flight from Amsterdam and that swabbing by customs officials of his bag and clothing revealed traces of cocaine.

He initially denied that he was concealing drugs but when gardaí arrived Markos made admissions and was taken to Beaumont Hospital. He passed the 52 pellets and was discharged from hospital some two weeks later, whereupon he was questioned by gardaí. Markos told gardaí he had been taken into a hotel room in Amsterdam by an associate and told to swallow the pellets and bring them to someone in Dublin. He said he was in fear and was not paid anything, but that he was expecting to be paid €1,500 based on a previous experience. Markos has no previous convictions in this jurisdiction, but Gda Cahill said inquires via Interpol had established that he had several convictions in Latvia, including theft, fraud and robbery.


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Nial Ring is Dublin’s new Lord Mayor Pat O’Rourke THE First Citizen of Dublin title will remain with the Northside for another year after the Mansion House’s newest resident was elected by Dublin city councillors. Last month, North Inner City councillor Nial Ring (Ind) was confirmed as new Lord Mayor of Dublin. Cllr Ring replaces the Sinn Féin councillor Mícheál Mac Donncha, who represents the Beaumont-Donaghmede Local Electoral Area (LEA).  Cllr Ring, a fourth generation Dubliner, was born and reared in

the inner city suburb of Ballybough. He graduated from Dublin City University with an Honours Degree in Accounting and Finance, and has held a number of senior banking positions in Ireland and abroad. Cllr Ring is also a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, a Licentiate of the Institute of Bankers and he holds a Diploma in Financial Services Law from University College Dublin. Cllr Ring was first elected a member of Dublin City Council in 2004 to represent the North Inner Central electoral area.

He serves on a number of committees including Finance (Strategic Policy Committee), Audit, the Moore Street Advisory Committee, Parnell Square Special Committee and the Central Area Committee. Cllr Ring is a member of the Special Committee on Fire/Ambulance Services & Emergency Management, the Central Area Joint Policing Committee and the Commemorative Naming Committee. He is also a public representative for Dublin City Council on the Grangegorman Development Consultative Group.

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Calls for the Government to invest in dementia supports A FORMER Minister for Justice is backing calls for the Government to invest €12 million towards community supports for people with dementia. The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) made the call in its Pre-Budget Submission ‘Dementia Support Across Ireland – Building Communities of Care’. Nora Owen, who was a Fine Gael TD for the old Dublin North constituency, is a carer for her husband, Brian, who has dementia. “In Ireland today, people with dementia, their carers and families are still dealing with inadequate supports,” said Ms Owen. “New mapping of dementia-specific services shows people living in Ireland do not have equal access to a basic minimum standard of community services. Budget 2019

could change this. “In Dublin, we still need more vital supports – but it’s not just in my county, it is right across the country. Let’s make access dementia support across Ireland more equal. “Let’s build communities of care for people with dementia in Ireland in Budget 2019.” Ms Owen added: “Please get involved – contact your local TD and please show your support to the 55,000 people living with dementia in Ireland.” The ASI is calling on the Government to invest €7.415 million for a minimum standard of community services in each county; €2.31 million to roll out a Dementia Adviser service across Ireland; €2.24 million to provide Key Workers in every HSE Local Health Office for the coordinated

care of each person with dementia; and €852,000 for Dementia Inclusive Community Coordinators across Ireland. Alzheimer Society of Ireland chief executive Pat McLoughlin said: “The mid-term review of the implementation of the National Dementia Strategy, which was released in May, identifies emerging gaps in the supports and services for people with dementia and their families across Ireland. “The mid-term report concluded that additional funding is required to establish new dementia services and structures right across the country and, at the launch of our Pre-Budget Submission 2019, we are simply calling on the Government to implement their own recommendations.”

Pictured at the launch of the Pre-Budget Submission 2019 were (from l-r): Michael Rowsome, member of Dementia Carers’ Campaign Network, Jacinta Dixon, member of Irish Dementia Working Group, John Clifford, chairperson of the board of directors, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, and Alzheimer Society of Ireland chief executive Pat McLoughlin. PHOTO: KAREN MORGAN

Approval of €14 million disabled persons’ scheme announced

Fibromyalgia and OsteOpathy

Fibromyalgia is a chronic complaint causing widespread pain and sensitivity to muscles and soft tissues.The initial stages of the disease often go unnoticed, as the patient may only suffer from minimal fatigue,soreness, gastrointestinal complaints or insomnia. As the disease progresses,the symptoms become more severe and widespread, effecting sleep, digestion, bowel movements, joint stiffness and more. This occurs because the nervous system is in a state of constant irritation. Irritation to the nervous system can be caused by old injuries or traumas,stress, drug use or abuse, environmental factors or anything that overloads the bodies defences. The Classical Osteopathic approach to fibromyalgia begins with treating the old injuries in a manor which works in harmony with the body therefore taking stress off the nervous system. The more irritation that can be removed from the body, the more the nervous system can normalise. This in turn allows the body to begin to heal itself. Blood flow and drainage are improved increasing oxygen levels and ridding the system of toxins.In the treatment of fibromyalgia,relaxation and Craniosacral techniques may be used, tailored to the individual needs of the patient.This means the treatment is gentle and relaxing.As Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease treatment is ongoing and may require the intervention of other health care professionals.

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Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath

A TOTAL of €14 million funding in respect of the Disabled Persons’ Grant Scheme has been announced. The scheme is demandled and allows local authorities to prioritise works based on need. The scheme provides funding for extensions and adaptations to existing social housing stock such as grab rails, disabled access ramps and wet rooms. The scheme also provides extensions in cases of overcrowding. The scheme alleviates the need for elderly people and those with disabilities to be placed in high support accommodation and allows them to continue living in the comfort of their own homes. Exchequer funding meets 90 percent of the cost of the works, with the local authority providing the remaining 10 percent. The scheme also

It is our intention to liaise with local authorities to maximise the uptake of this important scheme provides funding for Improvement Works in Lieu of Social Housing (IWIL’s) in order to improve or extend privately owned accommodation, where the applicant is already approved for social housing. This allows people to remain in private housing while their housing need is met without increasing the strain on current social housing stock and also reduces the numbers of persons who might otherwise find themselves homeless. Speaking following the announcement, Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath said: “I want to welcome the efforts being made by all local

authorities to improve the quality of life for those with disabilities and those affected by overcrowding, and say that this will greatly improve the housing conditions for our older tenants and those living with disabilities and addresses issues of overcrowding in existing social housing stock. “Improvement works on private homes in lieu of social housing will also provide an alternative for those currently experiencing overcrowding in private accommodation. “It is our intention to liaise with local authorities to maximise the uptake of this important scheme.”


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The Snapper delivers big time at Gate Theatre Paul O’Rourke

pregnant with the child (snapper) of an older man. The pregnancy is unplanned and NOSTALGIA is back in fashion, and in many ways unwanted, a story that if you want a slice of 1990s Dublin humour, check out ‘The Snapper’ at couldn’t be more relevant in modern day Ireland. the Gate Theatre. But this tale isn’t one to divide Actually, make that a few slices, opinions or create debate - it’s in fact a whole cake, if not an entire simply a mechanism for Doyle to bakery. unleash his biting wit and razor Roddy Doyle is, of course, the genius behind the Barrytown Trilogy sharp humour. Make no mistake: if you go to of books which began with ‘The Commitments’, continued with ‘The experience ‘The Snapper’, it’s for Snapper’ and ended with ‘The Van’. a night of belly laughs that will leave you aching the next day, if not All three were released to great literally rolling in the aisles. Ok, not public and critical acclaim before literally. later being turned into popular Hazel Clifford stars as young movies. The latest transformation Sharon and it’s her responsibility sees the middle child taking to the to carry not only the baby but also stage in a rebirth of the much-loved the drama of the piece, something franchise. she does very well. Hilda Fay stars The story is a simple one of young TGI-Kidsmenu-People-260x160_040718.pdf 1 mother 04/07/2018 13:04 as Sharon’s Veronica and Sharon Rabbitte, who finds herself

Simon Delaney as her father, the irrepressible Jimmy Sr. While the cast are universally strong, Delaney steals the show in a comedy masterclass that will keep you laughing all night. In fairness, it’s hard to go wrong delivering Doyle’s delectable dialogue that’s so on the money, it will whisk you back to 1990s Coolock in an instant. Perhaps those living in leafy Foxrock will scratch their heads at a Dublin they never knew, but for the rest of us, this is just so relatable. For a cracking night out, we award ‘The Snapper’ a review score of five glorious stars. It runs at The Gate until September 15.

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Stunning Lake Geneva is Switzerland’s Riviera Rick Steeves ARCHING around most of southern end of Switzerland’s southwest corner, Lake Geneva laps against the French border with a serene beauty. A collage of castles, museums, resort towns, and vineyards, this region merits a few days of exploration - though you can enjoy a swift overview of its highlights even in just one day. Last summer, I took time to relax and enjoy the tranquil and elegant city of Lausanne (the area's best home base). With a characteristic old town, towering cathedral, and delightful lakeside promenade, it has the energy and cultural sophistication of a larger city, but is home to only about 140,000 people.

The Romans founded Lausanne on the lakefront - but with the fall of Rome and the rise of the barbarians, the first Lausanners fled for the hills, establishing today's tangled old town a safe distance uphill from the lake. The steep city feels like a lifesize game of Chutes and Ladders. Two-dimensional maps don't do justice to the city's bridges, underpasses, stairways, hills and valleys. Even the Métro trains and platforms are on an incline. Wandering the pedestrianised Rue de Bourg in the old town, I could see the multiethnic makeup of today's Switzerland on parade. Though the region's official language is French, the language situation is pot luck, with German and Italian also prevalent (be careful to pronounce Lausanne correctly – ‘lohzahn’ - and don't confuse it with Luzern). One of Lausanne's highlights, the Collection de l'Art Brut, is like nothing else you'll see in Europe; a museum filled with art

produced by untaught artists - many of them imprisoned or legally insane, and all of them as free-spirited as artists could possibly be. Down by the lake is another tourist district, Ouchy (pronounced ‘oo-shee’). It's the happy domain of commoners, office workers and rollerskaters strutting their stuff - a fun zone with fountains, parks, promenades and restaurants. The Ouchy lakefront is also where you'll find the top-notch Olympic Museum, set in a beautiful lakeside park where the Olympic flame flickers between editions of the games. This is your chance to see Jesse Owens’ spiked jumping shoes, Katarina Witt’s red skating dress, a basketball signed by the 1992 American ‘Dream Team’ and Cathy Freeman’s running shoes. The most picturesque way to see Lake Geneva is by a two-hour boat cruise from Lausanne to the region's best sight: the island castle of Château de

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Find the dank prison and battle-scarred weapons at Château de Chillon before strolling the ramparts for a tingly view of Lake Geneva. PHOTO: DOMINIC ARIZONA BONUCCELLI Chillon. Elegant French-style villas with pastel colours, frilly balconies, and mansard roofs grace the lakeshore and instil an air of gentility. On my last visit, I sailed past the dreamy terraced banks of Lavaux vineyards and on towards Montreux - a relaxed resort famous for its jazz festival each July. Though not heavy on sights, Montreux offers sublime views of misty Lake Geneva and the cutglass peaks in the distance. For an easy side-trip from Montreux, hop on the Chocolate Train. It stops at a chocolate

factory and at the foot of Gruyères, the ultratouristy town that's justifiably famous for its cheese, which you can see being made in a cheese production house. The French-speaking Swiss countryside to the north is worth exploring, especially if you're driving. Along with tasty chocolates and fragrant cheese, it's sprinkled with crystal-clear lakes and sleepy cows. My favourite destination in the area, Château de Chillon, is set wistfully at the edge of Lake Geneva, about 20 miles southeast of Lausanne. Because it's built on

a rocky island, this medieval castle has a higgledy-piggledy shape that combines a stout fortress (on the land side) and a residence (on the lake side). Remarkably well preserved, the château has never been damaged or destroyed always inhabited, always maintained. Over the centuries it's been used as an armoury, warehouse, prison, hospital and tourist attraction. The Romantics loved this place. Rousseau, Lord Byron, Victor Hugo, and Goethe were all inspired here, and even Dickens

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At the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, artifacts recall the games’ ancient Greek beginnings. PHOTO: DOMINIC ARIZONA BONUCCELLI

and Hemingway dropped by Chillon is still Switzerland's best castle experience, with a dank prison, battle-scarred weapons, simple Swissstyle mobile furniture and 800-year-old toilets. Make like a sentry and patrol the ramparts, then (if the coast is clear) curl up on a windowsill to enjoy the tingly lake views. There's plenty of gorgeous scenery in Switzerland, but Lake Geneva is one of its real charms. Whether enjoyed on a stroll through a shoreline park, from the deckchair on a boat cruise, over the wrought iron of your hotel-room balcony, or through the window of a medieval castle, Lake Geneva sparkles with romantic ambiance. Its laid-back vibe makes it the perfect place to just be on vacation.

• Rick Steves (www. ricksteves.com) writes European travel guidebooks and hosts travel shows on public television and radio. Email him at rick@ricksteves. com and follow his blog on Facebook.


Entertainment 11 It’s carnival time as Booka Brass Band hit Leopardstown NORTHSIDE PEOPLE WEST 11.07.18

BOOKA Brass Band return to Leopardstown racecourse when they lead a carnival extravaganza on Thursday, July 12. Renowned for their supercharged party rhythms, Booka Brass Band are one of the most popular acts on Ireland’s festival circuit. Their unique fusion of jazz, hip hop and pop, delivered with a brass-driven panache, has brought them huge success and fans both here and internationally. The New Orleans styled brass collective are the superb music element in a first for Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, which will see the famous Dublin racecourse transformed into a Mardi Grasflavoured atmosphere, complete with aerial acrobatic performers, stilt walkers, fire breathers, samba drummers, face painters and carnival

dancers. The ever-popular Bulmers Live At Leopardstown series of summer gigs has already seen Paddy Casey along with his daughter and stunning vocalist, Saoirse take the stage where the Waterboys (August 16) and Paul Young ( July 19) join Keywest ( July 26) and Smokie (August 9) for one of Dublin’s fastest growing and most exciting nights out. For tickets and hospitality options - go to www.leopardstown.com or call the ticketline.

why. The Phoenix Park would be my favourite place to visit because it is just so vast and full of beautiful scenery any time of the year. 3. When you’re not playing music, what else do you do? Play lots of video games together. 4. First album you bought and last album you bought? The first album I bought was the ‘Joshua Tree’ by U2 with my communion money. The last album I was ‘Torrents’ by Tame Impala that I gave to my percussion teacher as a present. 5. Who are your TRACK RECORD WITH RONAN SCARLETT FROM influences? When we started BOOKA BRASS BAND Booka, we would have been influenced by Hot 8 1. Most memorable Brass Band, Youngblood moment in Dublin? Brass and Hypnotic Brass Playing a sold-out Vicar Street show would definitely ensemble. 6. With you fronting, who be the highlight of our gigs would make up your ideal in Dublin. band (dead or alive)? 2. Name your favourite Michael Jackson on lead place to visit in Dublin and

The Booka Brass Band boys are heading to Leopardstown. vocals, Jimi Hendrix on lead guitar and vocals, Phil Lynott on bass and

vocals, Johnny Marr on rhythm guitar and Corey Henry on keys. To fill it out

I would have Noel Eccles on percussion, Vinnie Colaiuta on drums and the Tower of

Power horn section. 7. Any tips on life? Don’t be shit to anyone.

The Wedding Present celebrate 30 years of ‘Tommy’

The Wedding Present are back for the 30th anniversary of ‘Tommy’.

THE Wedding Present are touring to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of their first singles collection, ‘Tommy’. Fans can expect to hear tracks from the compilation, as well as favourites from across the band’s career. Emerging in the wake of the Smiths' demise as the UK’s most successful indie pop band during the late '80s, the Wedding Present were founded in Leeds in 1985. Formed from the ashes of the short-lived Lost Pandas, the Weddoes (as they were affectionately dubbed by fans) were essentially the vehicle of singer/songwriter David Gedge, the only constant member throughout the group's tumultuous history. Initially rounded out by guitarist Peter Solowka, bassist Keith Gregory, and drummer Shaun Charman, the fledgling band quickly won a loyal following among

university students, as well as the patronage of influential DJ John Peel, for whom they cut their first radio session in February 1986. Named in honour of the popular soccer star George Best, the Wedding Present's remarkable debut LP appeared on their own Reception label in 1987. The band’s music evolved from fast-paced indie rock in the vein of their most obvious influences The Fall, Buzzcocks and Gang of Four. The group became the darlings of the British press overnight, winning acclaim for their distinct guitar pop frenzy as well as Gedge's idiosyncratic vocal style and wittily lovelorn, conversational lyrics. ‘Tommy’ - a compilation of early singles, covers, and radio broadcasts followed in 1988. The Wedding Present are Live at Whelan’s on Friday, July 27.


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Charlie O’Neill of Mid Sutton AC competing in the Under 10 Boys 500m event during the Irish Life Health Juvenile Games & Inter Club Relays at Tullamore Harriers’ stadium. PHOTO: SAM BARNES/SPORTSFILE

Lily Russell (9), from DP Gymnastics Club in Balbriggan, competing in the Beam event during the National Series Super Gymnastics Championships at the National Indoor Arena in the National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown. PHOTO: DAVID FITZGERALD/SPORTSFILE

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Motoring 13 Peugeot 5008 SUV is a best seller NORTHSIDE PEOPLE WEST 11.07.18

THE NEW peugeot 5008 has taken top spot in the large 7-seat SUV segment for the first six months of 2018. Big brother to the multiaward-winning 3008 SUV, Irish Car of the Year 2018, the stylish new 5008 has taken a whopping 14 per cent of the D-SUV year to date. The sophisticated new 5008 SUV features three rows of seats and the iCockpit, combining a compact steering wheel, touchscreen and digital instrumentation across the range for maximum control and safety. Voted number one by The Irish Times, in the Top 100 Best Cars for 2018, it retails in Ireland from €29,345 plus delivery related charges. Colin Sheridan, Sales and Marketing Director at Gowan Distributors Limited, Peugeot Importers in Ireland said: “The new 5008 SUV has been a huge sales success in Europe since launch. That performance has been replicated in Ireland since initial stock arrived

in late 2017, right through the first six months of this year, during which we’ve gained many conquest customers to the brand; over 80 per cent of 5008 customers are new to us.” He added: “Indeed, together with the continued success of the 2008 SUV and 3008 SUV, our passenger car market share jumped by 53 per cent in June year to date, in a market that has seen a slight decline. “With strong forward orders for the all-important July 182-registration plate, we look forward to the second half of 2018 with confidence.” Housing three matching, separate, folding and tilting seats in the second row and two removable, separate, folding seats in the third row, each seat in the second row features three-point Isofix child seat anchor points. In just one movement, second-row side seats tilt and slide forward to access the third row. The third row seats are easily

removable thanks to a single control. This makes for a huge boot capacity, with up to 1,060 litres in 5-seat configuration. With a choice of five trim levels, to include Access, Active, Allure, GT Line and GT versions, standard features across the range include the revolutionary Peugeot iCockpit interior, multifunction steering wheel, Bluetooth, USB and 12V sockets, ESP, six airbags to include curtain airbags along all three rows, child safety locks, semi-automatic air conditioning and cruise control with speed limiter. A wide range of both petrol and diesel engines is available, mated to both manual and automatic transmissions. The PureTech engine was voted International Engine of the Year in its category for the fourth year running in June and now makes up 27 per cent of sales of the 5008. For further information about the new Peugeot 5008 7-seat SUV, see peugeot.ie for details. The new Peugeot 5008 has taken top spot in the large 7-seat SUV segment for the first six months of 2018.

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FINGAL County Council’s five new electric vehicles were launched by Chief Executive Paul Reid and the Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Anthony Lavin at Malahide Castle recently. The fleet of fully electric Citroen Berlingo vans to be used by staff are the beginning of Fingal’s transition to electrification. More electric vehicles are set to follow in a commitment to promoting sustainability and tackling climate change. Fully electric vehicles provide a reduction in air pollution and carbon emissions which helps to tackle global warming, while offering whole life cost savings. The electrical vans have benefits across the environmental, financial and operational areas. They require less maintenance and offer the drivers a quieter,

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smoother, more enjoyable driving experience. They are very functional and are superior at accelerating and climbing than standard petrol or diesel powered vehicles. At the launch, Chief Executive of Fingal County Council, Paul Reid said: “Fingal County Council faces huge challenges in tackling climate change and the consequences it has for our environment. “We have been implementing a number of initiatives to help us achieve progress in this area and the five new electric vans are an example of the commitment being made to protecting our environment.” The Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Anthony Lavin, added: “Fingal’s environment and natural landscape are extremely important to the council, Fingal’s residents and its visitors.

“It is vital that we take steps to protect and preserve them and this initiative is just one example of the efforts being made to do so. “These vehicles are also more cost effective and easier to maintain, allowing us to become more efficient.” With 12 dedicated charging points recently installed across five Fingal offices and depots, each of the vehicles can cover 170 kilometres on a full charge, and take just 30 minutes to completely re-charge. Further developments on this journey towards a better, more greener world currently being worked on are the installation of charging points in Fingal’s street lighting columns and Smart Bench technology. The five electric vans are now operational and being used across the county.

Senior Executive Engineer, Joseph Mandolil, Director of Operations, David Storey, the Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Anthony Lavin, the Chief Executive of Fingal County Council, Paul Reid and Senior Enfineer Karen Gallagher are pictured at the launch of the electric vans at Malahide Castle.

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Kia’s Ceed is a very fine car Seán Creedon

Kia now has a car that has been developed, engineered and built in IT’S ALMOST six Europe for European years since we lost drivers. the legendary Con The cars are built in Houlihan. I thought Zilina in Slovakia. It’s about the Kerry-born no wonder the Slovak writer recently while in Portugal to test drive the journalists beat the Irish journalists in the third edition of the Kia speed/safety tests at the Ceed. Autodrome we visited When Kia launched the near Portimao. first edition of the Cee’d German-born car in 2007, they used an designer Peter Schreyer apostrophe in the name, which often led to it being has done great work since he left Audi for Kia in misplaced. Con always said that you 2006. He developed the couldn’t trust anyone who famous ‘Tiger Nose’ grille misplaced an apostrophe. and that grille is again featured in the new Ceed. Well, you can trust Kia, The third generation is who make great cars longer and wider, but only and to avoid confusion by millimetres. in future and also for Externally there are ‘googling’ purposes the Korean company has now discreet improvements, decided to drop the apos- simple things like the rear trophe from the name and number plate moved up a few inches from the this new version will in future be known simply as bumper, to get better lines. the Ceed. Inside there is a lower Kia’s seven-year warranty was introduced driving position which means more headroom to coincide with the launch of the first version for the passengers and the boot size has also been of the Ceed in 2007.

increased. We are told the back seat is now more spacious, but I will reserve judgement on that claim that until I see three adults seated in the back. Prices start at €22,605 and there are four trim levels with the prices rising to €28,595 for the top of the range versions. At this stage Kia don’t know which version will be most popular version for Irish drivers, but it could the new 1.4-litre petrol. Standard specification includes forward collision assist, lane-keeping assist, driver attention warning and a vehicle stability assist. As with most cars the higher the price the more goodies you get. This small family hatchback is due in Ireland in August around the same time as Ford will launch their new Focus, which will be one of the Ceed’s main rivals in the Irish market. Kia surprised a lot of

people last year with the launch of their Stinger sports car. The new Ceed includes some parts from the Stinger. Now Kia say that in addition to a Wagon

version of the Ceed, they will also introduce a ‘Shooting Brake’ version of the Ceed later this year in time for the 191-reg plate. The new Ceed is a fine car and should help

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The finishing touch makes all the difference to your home OK, so you’ve got the hard work done. The walls are painted, the floors are laid and the furniture is in place. It’s nice, but how co me the room still doesn’t feel like the finished article? The secret to transforming a room from ‘nice’ to ‘stylish’ is using the right home décor accessories. It’s just as important as getting the decorating done properly. Accessories ranging from flowers in a contemporary vase to art pictures hanging on your walls all add the finishing touches to any room. Above all, accessories add personality to a room; they inject your own personal touch, making your home unique to your family and comfortable and inviting for guests. One trick is to make sure your art is in the

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Extreme Heat and Your Pet The roads are melting, Ice Cream has suddenly become a rare commodity, and Dublin City has no water... Is it the end of the world? Of course not, our summer has just been condensed into two weeks, that’s all! It seems that the long awaited Leaving Cert weather was delayed till now and, holy-smokes, it is glorious! However, while we’re all enjoying the weather and sunning ourselves every chance we get, our pets probably have no idea why it’s gotten so warm or how to tell us that they’re overheating. With this in mind, we have been busy consulting with our Pet Experts to come up with a simple guide on how you can keep your pet cool, what warning signs to watch for and which Fleetwood Mac album is best for your pets to listen to in order to chill out (Figuratively)! Without further ado, let’s jump in... And cool off!

must be highly vigilant of hunting or working dogs too as they won’t stop should they become too warm. However, an overheated dog can be easily cooled using the Ancol Cooling Coat or the Dogit Water Fountain! One or both of these products is more than ideal for this warm spell for all pets, not just dogs. The Coat can be dipped in cool water and put on your dog for maximum effectiveness, while the fountain provides a fun and cooling drinking experience! If you feel that your dog’s hair is too long you can also book an appointment with our Expert Groomers! Alternatively, playing Rumours from start to finish will also help your dog to cool off (It won’t actually cool him down... but what an album!).

recommend getting the Furminator for cats to strip out their coat, for the time being at least. There’s also the Catit Fountain which is similar to the Dogit one, yet smaller for cats to reach up to. Finally, while dogs prefer the vocals on Rumours; cats are much fonder of Tango in the Night (Don’t ask me why...).

Horses: Horses naturally breathe rapidly after exercising but should it continue 5 or 10 minutes afterwards, that is how you know your horse is too hot. A quick hose-down can often solve this problem. Horses should always have access to clean drinking water but they should also be using an electrolyte supplement to replace fluids lost during sweating. Dogs: Alternatively, you can use a cooler jersey to help Dog’s are probably your horse wick away sweat and to aerate their Cats: the easiest body during exercise. It can also help to keep the Cats are a special animals on sun off of their skin and prevent damage! Always be case. They love this list to spot aware that a severely dehydrated horse will display the heat, but overheating in. weakness in his/ her gait and be uninterested in their they also love They’ll display surroundings, so watch for this and call a vet should the shade. You excessive panting, your horse display any of these symptoms. To cool off, will probably find become sluggish that most cats enjoy the half in, half out approach horses tend to prefer the smooth strings of Santana, or drowsy and to sunbathing. Though you should be on the as opposed to Fleetwood Mac (To be fair, Santana is begin breathing lookout for excessive panting, noisy breathing or an pretty cool...). noisily. Some increased heartbeat; all of which are tell-tale signs of extreme signs overheating in cats. Always have fresh water available Small Animals: that you really need to be aware of are vomiting and diarrhoea. If for your cat and if you plan on leaving your cat alone First and foremost, small animals which live in glass your dog displays one or both of those symptoms, we in a room, ensure that it is properly ventilated. If you or plastic housing should not be left in direct sunlight, recommend bringing them to a vet immediately. You feel that your cat’s coat is too long for this weather, we ever, especially with the intensity of the sun currently

melting roads. You might as well be leaving them in a car! Should they still look quite warm, you can take a page out of our book and place their water bottle in the fridge till it is chilled. You could also place a chilled litre bottle of water in their enclosure that they could cuddle up to and cool off from. Larger small animals such as rabbits or guinea pigs that have access to a garden should be monitored for signs of overheating such as panting, lethargy and being warm to the touch. The Catit fountain springs to mind again as it is more than suitable for small animals too! Small animals also tend to favour Lindsey Buckingham’s solo stuff rather than Fleetwood Mac as a whole band. Birds and Avians: Unlike all the other animals on this list, birds are the only ones without sweat glands and thus have no way of disposing of excess heat. Birds who are overheating will display characteristics outside of their normal personality. Aggressiveness or excessive passivity can be a dead giveaway that your pet is uncomfortable due to the heat. Provide cool and fresh drinking water and move their cage out of direct sunlight in order to cool down or avoid overheating in your pet birds. Better still, move the cage to a well ventilated room and allow

time for your birds to acclimatise to the cooler breeze flowing through. For their listening pleasure, birds tend to gravitate towards Mr Cash’s Baritone voice to keep them chilled on a warm summer’s day. 5 Top Tips for Pet Care during Extreme Heat: • Always, always, always provide fresh drinking water, always. Like seriously, always. • The ground is going to be super hot, as is the sand at the beach! Be aware of this when walking your dog. • Don’t strain your pets in extreme heat, let them be lazy! • Imagine if the sun was shining through a big glass pane in the sky. The temperature would double... Think of your small animals in their plastic cages. • Some bands can only be played loud to be truly appreciated (Metallica, I’m looking at you...), but do think of your animals’ hearing during garden parties and the like. Hopefully you’ll now be well equipped to monitor and supervise your pets in the wonderful heat we’ve been having! Always be on the lookout for overheating in your pets and if you’re ever in doubt; phone your vet or your local Equipet store for help and advice. Be safe in the sun everyone and don’t forget to cream the tops of your ears (And your dogs ears, too)!

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Businesses join forces to demand better cycling infrastructure DUBLIN businesses are coming together to demand safer cycling infrastructure in the city for their staff. More than 40 of Dublin Chamber's member companies have teamed up so far to call for increased Government spending on segregated cycle lanes and better bike facilities in the capital. The move is part of a new partnership between the Chamber and the CyclingWorks Dublin campaign, which aims to encourage the business community to put pressure on the Government to significantly increase the amount of money it is spending on safe cycling infrastructure in Dublin. A key goal of the campaign is for the Government to provide the National Transport

“Since 2008, the Authority with the number of people funding required to commuting into the city implement the Greater has doubled to more than Dublin Area (GDA) Cycle Network Plan, which was 12,000 every day. “However, for the launched in 2013. most part, this progress Dublin Chamber does not come as a said progress on the result of good cycling implementation of this plan has been far too slow infrastructure, but rather in spite of it. This needs to over the past five years. change.”   "Companies are Mr McQueen said seeing a sharp increase workers in Dublin are in the amount of staff increasingly looking at commuting to work cycling as a way of getting by bike,” said Dublin Chamber’s Head of Public around the city. Affairs Graeme McQueen.   “Feedback tells us that thousands more would “They are becoming like to cycle, but are too increasingly aware of afraid to get on their the need for better, safer bikes,” he added. cycling facilities in the The Chamber said its city. Improved cycling vision is for much safer infrastructure is key to segregated cycle lanes growing cyclist numbers throughout Dublin, in Dublin. It’s hugely encouraging to see a sharp meaning cyclists no longer need to share space rise in the number of with buses and private people cycling in Dublin vehicles. over recent years.

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Four local start-ups soar to new heights FOUR rising Irish start-ups have been announced as the winners of Aer Lingus’ inaugural TakeOff Foundation Start-Up Awards. WeBringg, Hope Beer, MIAS Pharma, Buster Box won the awards, launched by Aer Lingus in partnership with the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Fingal and Fingal Dublin Chamber, to celebrate and assist upand-coming businesses based in the Fingal area on their journey to success. Aer Lingus is providing the four winning businesses with the opportunity to expand their outreach to international markets for business purposes through business mentoring and assistance with travel needs and business profiling opportunities. The prize package received by the winning start-ups will include complimentary European and long-haul international flights, mentoring from key staff

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Dublin City Council Application for retention planning permission two storey extension to rear at 74 Fitzroy Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 signed Helen McGrath. 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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PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council Permission is sought for development of the site, 19 Whitworth Road, on the corner of Whitworth Road and St Patricks Road. The development will consist of: Proposed conversion of attic space to storage with a flat roof dormer window to the rear, and associated internal alterations. 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.

ROADS ACT 1993, SECTION 73 (1) Notice is hereby given that the Lord Mayor and Members of Dublin City Council, in pursuance of powers vested in them under Section 73 of the Roads Act 1993, have resolved that the public right of way at the following location to be extinguished: The laneway to the rear of 2-24 Kinvara Grove, 72-110 Kinvara Road, between 34 & 36 Park Road and rear of 32 Park Road, Navan Road, Dublin 7.

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DOWN 1. Fatty is to sit next to a girl (7) 2. Be concerned about the politician's ability (7) 3. The man about to write a song (6) 5. Urges not to cook fish (8) 6. His ark is rebuilt to be stylish and speedy (6) 7. Sound defeat of horse chestnut used by children (6) 13. My word! A pop star has nothing to lose (2,6) 14. Must aid rebuilding of the arena (7) 15. She's Gallic (7) 16. One has to eat out here in Germany (6) 17. Not moving electricity (6) 19. Wine from the cemetery (6)

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8pm. For more information on the exhibition, contact Aifric Ni Ruairc, axis Gallery Coordinatior at aifric.niruairc@axisballymun.ie or phone 01-8832123.

BANNED BOOKS

Until 1967, international as well as homegrown authors had to contend with Ireland's restrictive book censorship policies. In 1967, the Censorship of Publications Act officially put an end to book banning forever after changing the direction of history and intellectualism in this country. See what book banning - and its abolition meant for an emerging nation at Banned Books - Censorship in Ireland, 1929-1967, a fascinating exhibition running until July 29 at dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire that looks at what is gained - and lost - when a national ideology is taken too far.

PALMERSTOWN CAMERA CLUB

Palmerstown Camera Club meets every Wednesday from 8pm to 10pm in the Parish Hall, Kennelsfort Road, opposite the Palmerstown House. If you have an interest in photography and would like to meet like-minded people drop in any Wednesday night where you will be warmly welcomed. You can find out more information about Palmerstown Camera Club, visit the website www.palmerstowncameraclub. com or the Facebook page, Palmerstown Camera Club.

ANNIE JR

After a stunning debut in Dublin last year National Stage School returns to The Helix with the most talented bunch of performers to present Annie Jr. Relive your favourite childhood musical with this upbeat, feel-good show featuring a vibrant cast of young people. You’re never fully dressed without a smile and bet your bottom dollar that you and all the family will love it. It’s on at The Helix, Glasnevin, on Thursday, July 12 at 3.30pm and 7.30pm and tickets cost from €18 for adults and €16 for kids.

Models Carrie, Ann and Jess wear the creations of Tipperary fashion designer, Stacey Wall, who has been selected as the emerging Irish designer to take part in a mentoring programme, The Fashion Studio, at The House of Peroni in London this year. Stacey’s designs will be exhibited in The House of Peroni Dublin, the home of Sprezzatura, celebrating up and coming craftsmanship and creativity across food, drink and fashion, at 130–133 St Stephen’s Green, until July 15.

NEW EXHIBITION AT AXIS

Gate Theatre in Dublin, which promises a bellyful of laughs and a cracking night out.   The story tells of young Sharon Rabbitte, who finds herself pregnant with the child (snapper) of an older man. For more information visit www.gatetheatre.ie

MAGAZINE FORT TOURS

The Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park was for a long time completely neglected, but it is hugely rich in history. Many have seen it as a barred off concrete fortress in a corner of Phoenix Park and even more don’t even know or have forgotten that it exists. Guided tours run every Sunday at 10am, 12midday and 2pm. Only 20 places are available on each tour and tickets are available at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on a first come, first served basis and cannot be prebooked.

THE SNAPPER AT THE GATE

Roddy Doyle is, of course, the genius behind the Barrytown Trilogy of books which began with ‘The Commitments’, continued with ‘The Snapper’ and ended with ‘The Van’. Now you can see ‘The Snapper’ at the The

PUNT TO BE STAGED AT THE NEW THEATRE

The New Theatre at 43 Essex Street, Temple Bar, will stage the play ‘Punt’ (by Tara Doolan and Pius McGrath) until July 14 at 7.30pm. 'Punt' is a story of gambling culture in Ireland, following one man on the slippery slope to rock bottom after a lifetime of small bets, race meetings, online gauntlets, high stakes card games and the unspoken challenges that go with a life of 'investing' in chance. Tickets €16/€13 (conc.) and booking is at www.thenewtheatre.com or 01-6703361.

THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD

‘Outside the Urban’, an exhibition of paintings by Michelle Boyle has opened at the axis, Main Street, Ballymun. The exhibition reflects the artist’s own sense of person and place which are a constant theme of her artistic output. It runs throughout July and August, Monday to Friday, 8am to

The brilliant family show, ‘The Gruffalo's Child’s, comes to the Pavilion from Wednesday, July 11 to Sunday, July 15. Coming directly from the West End, ‘The Gruffalo's Child’ means songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged three and up and their grown-ups. The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood. One wild and windy night ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’ ignores her father’s warnings and tiptoes out into the snow After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist...or does he? Join the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Crossword Answers July 11 CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS

Across: 4 Ostrich; 8 Drains; 9 Busking; 10 Plight; 11 Gusted; 12 Scramble; 18 Gangster; 20 Auntie; 21 Garden; 22 Bitters; 23 Refuse; 24 Thicken. Down: 1 Adipose; 2 Calibre; 3 Anthem; 5 Sturgeon; 6 Rakish; 7 Conker; 13 By George; 14 Stadium; 15 Frances; 16 Munich; 17 Static; 19 Graves.

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From the Archives

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

Many of our readers would have travelled on the Lady of Mann in the 1970s and ‘80s.

Irish Press, July 12, 1968

Irish Press, July 25, 1956

The Dollymount Inn, circa early 1980s.

Evening Herald, July 29, 1939

The first DART carriages are unloaded at Dublin Port, circa 1984.

Freeman’s Journal, July 5, 1865

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