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Rents continue to rocket Jack Gleeson
ENANTS in private rented properties across the Northside are now paying over €500 more than it would cost them for a mortgage in a similar home. The latest quarterly Rental Price Report from Daft.ie shows the average rent for a two-bed house in Dublin 11 is now an eye-watering €1,323 while a mortgage would
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cost just €751. A two per cent increase in interest rates would put the mortgage up to €946, still €377 cheaper than the monthly rent. In Dublin 7, the average rent for a two-bed house is €1,505 compared to €987 for a mortgage, while in Dublin 9 it’s €1,413 to rent and €970 to buy – if you can get a mortgage. In Dublin 15, the average cost to rent is €1,278 while a mortgage is €770. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
▪▪ Ruby Kelly from Holy Spirit Girls’ National School beside the Waste Matrix at the opening of the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun. PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA
Jack Gleeson THE iconic boiler house in Ballymun was officially opened as Europe’s first purpose built ‘3D Textbook’ building last week. The Boiler House, which was primarily used to pro-
vide drinking water, hot water and heating to the people of Ballymun up until 2011, has been subject to a major green revamp and is now home to a cutting edge environmental project. It’s all part of the WISER (working with industrial spaces to exemplify reuse)
Project, and it’s been funded with the help of €3.6 million from the EU LIFE+ Programme following a successful grant application from Dublin City Council and the Rediscovery Centre.
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Rents continue to rocket CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 The report also shows that the average cost of renting in Dublin City Centre has rocketed by over 16 per cent to €1,690 while the North County is up by 14.1 per cent, and the increase is 13.7 per cent in the North City. Across Dublin, rents are now 15.4 per cent above the Celtic Tiger peak in 2008 an average of almost €225 a month. Rents in the capital were on average 13.9 per cent higher in the first three months of 2017 than a year previously. The average advertised rent is now €1,668, up 66 per cent from its lowest point in 2011. There were just 1,074 properties available to rent in Dublin on May 1, the lowest figure recorded in a series of Daft.ie reports stretching back to January 2006. Ronan Lyons, economist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the Daft report, believes the only solution to the current crisis is to increase the supply of properties.
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Ballymun boiler house is reborn CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
▪▪ Rents in Dublin are now rising faster than anywhere else in the country. “While the headline rate of inflation in rents has eased slightly, the market continues to exhibit signs of extreme distress,” he said. “Rents are at a new alltime high, while the number of homes available to rent remains at the lowest levels on record. “Regulatory measures designed to limit rent increases could only ever have a very limited effectiveness in a
market with such a scarcity of supply. “Indeed, there is evidence to suggest that increases for sitting tenants have been only half the size of increases faced by new tenants. The more appropriate solution remains to increase supply. This includes both making better use of the existing stock of housing and building substantially more, in particular more apartments.”
The building now has many features designed to conserve precious resources and demonstrate the latest research with regard to environmental sustainability. All systems are visible and labelled from start to finish giving the viewer an insight into the working of each process. The repurposed Ballymun Boiler House is now the HQ of the Rediscovery Centre – and is a creative space connecting people, resources and ideas. It contains creative workshops, an ecostore, education, training, events space and a green cafe exemplifying reuse and sustainability. The Centre also provides successful community training programmes for local long term unemployed and runs four social enterprises; Rediscover Fashion, Rediscover Furniture, Rediscover Paint and Rediscover Cycling. The Rediscovery Centre also operates an active research centre and delivers an extensive education programme at all levels including interactive environmental and STEM workshops. Representing the Lord Mayor office, Cllr Aine Clancy
▪▪ Ruby Keeley, Alisha Keeley, Sophie Cassin and Katelyn Kelly from Holy Spirit GNS, with Minister Denis Naughten PHOTO: CHRIS BELLEW (Lab) recalled how the iconic building in the heart of Ballymun had served the people of Ballymun since the ‘60s. “Not too long ago it was due for demolition, but now it will continue to serve the people of Ballymun and the wider community for years to come and will serve as a shining example of sustainability in Europe,“ she added. CEO of Rediscovery Centre, Dr Sarah Miller, said everybody involved was “very proud” of the project which
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Coláiste Eoin bands battle is booming SOME of the best budding musicians from the Northside took to the stage at Coláiste Eoin earlier this month for the school’s brilliant Battle of the Bands competition.
The event was first held last year as a response to the great success the school had with the Colaiste Eoin Rappers, who made several appearances on RTE music shows and were shortlisted
for Song for Ireland to commemorate the 1916 Rising. The initial competition was hosted last year by Jim McCabe of Classic Hits 4FM, who is also a past pupil, and had nine acts representing
Northside schools. This year’s battle was even bigger, and 22 schools were shortlisted including: Colaiste Dualaig, Coolock; St Michael’s Holy Faith, Finglas; St Mary's Cabra; St Aidan’s
Glasnevin; Manor House, Raheny; St Mary’s Holy Faith Glasnevin; and of course Colaiste Eoin itself. Judges included Lisa Lambe of Celtic Woman fame and Liam O'Maonlai of Hothouse
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T'S now clear that Rent Pressure Zone (RPZ) legislation needs to be properly enforced and strengthened to make sure that it protects new renters entering the market. Here at the national housing charity, Threshold, we have noted the latest Daft.ie rental price report. The research, which covers the first quarter of 2017, indicates average rent nationwide at an all-time high of €1,131. The report shows that in the same period, rents in Dublin have increased by an average 13.9 per cent year-on-year. Once again, the Daft.ie report
highlights the pressures in the private rented sector, reflecting the need to increase the supply of affordable rental homes for low- to middle-income tenants. While it is too early to draw conclusions on the effectiveness of the RPZ, it is clear that the legislation introduced in December 2016 is creating a two-tiered system between sitting and existing tenants. The legislation was intended to protect both categories of tenants and contains a provision that a new tenant, like an existing tenant, can be charged only four per cent more than a previous tenant in a Rent Pressure Zone However, we are aware of cases where this is being flouted. This includes a situation where a client was quoted close to a 30 per cent increase on the previous tenant’s rent (from €850 to €1,100) on the basis that carpet had been replaced and the property had been painted in the last year. This clearly falls foul of the 2016 legislation and the spirit of the ‘substantial refurbishment’ exemption. Separately, while the Act provides that a tenant is informed of the previous rent, there is nothing to prevent a rogue landlord misinforming a tenant. For this reason, Threshold is urgently
calling for: • Monitoring and enforcement of the 2016 legislation to be strengthened for those trying to source accommodation. • Greater awareness about tenants’ rights and landlords’ obligations under this legislation. • The introduction of a requirement that landlords must update the RTB register with every change of rent. • This register be made publicly available and searchable. This could be modelled on the Residential Property Price Register. We are aware that some prospective tenants are desperate, and those who can afford it are willing to pay above and beyond the caps. This is particularly worrying for those who cannot afford these rents, as they are simply priced out of the market. It is our experience that those who secure accommodation outside the RPZ caps are often so relieved to secure a home they are unlikely to challenge a landlord for fear of a breakdown in the relationship. This is compounded by the fact that under the Residential Tenancies Acts, a landlord can terminate a new tenancy within the first six months of its creation without any reason. If a tenant does want to challenge the rent, their only recourse is to take a case to the
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Irish Water to submit multi million euro drainage plan Jack Gleeson IRISH Water is submitting a planning application for a €50 million drainage project aimed at improving local sewage treatment and preventing uncontrolled overflows at River Tolka. The proposed project, which is also designed to eliminate flooding in Mulhuddart, will be located along the Tolka River Valley in Blanchardstown between Parslickstown and Mill Road. The proposed Blanchardstown Regional Drainage Scheme will upgrade the existing sewer network serving Blanchardstown as well as surrounding areas including Mulhuddart, Castleknock Dunboyne, Clonee, Ashbourne and Ratoath. The planning application to Fingal County Council also includes a new pumping station at Waterville close to Mill Road.
▪▪ The proposed project will be located along the Tolka River Valley in Blanchardstown between Parslickstown and Mill Road. Irish Water says the project will expand the existing capacity of the wastewater network in the area to facilitate future residential and commercial growth. “The project will also ben-
efit the environment as the increased sewer capacity will reduce the frequency and volume of overflows of untreated wastewater from the network into the River Tolka,” a spokesperson said.
The proposed scheme will include construction of approximately 3.2kms of new sewer pipelines using trenchless tunnelling techniques alongside the existing sewer network between
Parslickstown and Mill Road. Underground storage tanks with a total combined capacity of approximately 30,000 sq mts and a new below ground pumping station with an above ground
control room will be built on the site of the existing Tolka Valley Park Pumping Station at Waterville near the Mill Road. Also included in the plans are a new control building to house all electrical switchgear, an odour control unit, a generator room and an ESB sub-station. During the project local sewer and utility diversions will be carried out to facilitate construction of the storm water storage tanks and the Tolka Valley Park Pumping Station. Once the project is complete the area will be fully reinstated to match its original condition. The existing sewer network was originally constructed in the Tolka Valley in the 1970s to serve Blanchardstown, Mulhuddart and Castleknock. Since then, the local catchment area has undergone significant growth and the sewer now serves addi-
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▪▪ Firefighters tackling the blaze at Verdemont. PHOTO: @DubFireBrigade
SIX fire engines were deployed to Dublin 15 last week by Dublin Fire Brigade to tackle a blaze at an apartment complex that left dozens of residents homeless. There were no injuries but the fire at Verdemont estate in Coolmine caused extensive damage. Firefighters were alerted to the blaze by a 999 call made just after 5pm on Wednesday, May 10. Alert residents sounded the alarm in the complex and began to evacuate the area affected by the fire. Firefighters set up an incident command unit and managed to contain the fire by 7pm with the help of a 100ft turntable ladder and the use of a drone aircraft. It was declared out just after 10.30pm before the scene was handed over to Gardaí for investigation just after midnight. Representatives from Fingal County Council were on site to provide assistance to the Fire Brigade, Gardaí and Civil Defence. A number of shocked residents were provided with temporary overnight accommodation at a respite centre in Cabra. The Department of
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Macari’s get the Gold Standard ONE of the Northside’s favourite takeaways has received official recognition for its great food and service. Macari’s, located at Ballymun Plaza, was presented with the Gold Standard Takeaway Award 2017 following positive feedback on social media platform and a visit from www.restaurantsireland.ie officials. The Gold Standard was awarded in recognition
Social Protection put emergency procedures in place for Verdemont residents the following morning to support those affected. Local TD and Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar, said the department's local Community Welfare Service was working with Fingal County Council to support residents. "This was a shocking fire which has seriously disrupted the lives of many people,” he said. “I extend my sincere sympathies to everyone af-
fected. "I want to assure residents affected that the Department is on hand to discuss how it can best support those affected. “The Department's Community Welfare Service has already held an emergency multi-agency clinic offering advice and support, in tandem with the council and Citizens Information. "I want to thank Dublin Fire Brigade, the Gardaí, staff in my Department and in Fingal County Council for their swift and effective re-
sponse." Local TD Joan Burton (Lab) extended sympathies to the residents and called for an enquiry into the blaze. "I want to salute Dublin fire brigade and all the emergency workers and the Fingal County Council staff who worked to put out the fire and to assist residents,” she said.
of Macari’s well prepared meals and super service, and it came in a year when www.restaurantsireland.ie said they’d noticed a vast improvement in the quality of food in the takeaway sector. “Macari’s in Ballymun are setting high standards for the rest of the country,” said a spokesperson from www.restaurantsireland.ie. “Well done to all at Macari's Takeaway.”
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Stoneybatter street party celebrates community spirit IRISH soccer legend, Niall Quinn, hosted an old-school street party in Stoneybatter earlier this month to launch this year’s Dublin Bus Community Spirit Awards. The former Arsenal, Manchester City and Sunderland star was joined by past award recipients of Community Spirit Awards - including Shelbourne Girls FC, DCU Mercy Basketball Club and Ballymun Men's Shed - for the event. Quinn, who is patron of the Community Spirit Initiative, called on volunteer groups from around the city to apply for this year’s awards. “Whether it’s a day out for older people, homeless or mental health support programmes, children’s sports days or homework clubs, we need to encourage and support the people and volunteer groups that make a tangible difference in their local areas around the city and embody true community spirit,” he said.
“They are the real heroes and Dublin Bus, through the Community Spirit Awards, wants to support them and local communities around Dublin.” The awards provide funding for volunteer community groups to develop new projects, improve their locality and help raise community spirit. Dublin Bus Chief Executive Ray Coyne said any voluntary group is eligible to apply for a grant of €1,000, €2,000 or €5,000. “We are very proud of this initiative as it supports people and groups who are selflessly and tirelessly giving back to their own communities,” he added. “Each year we are more inspired by the groups who give up their own time and resources to improve the lives of others. “Since 2004, we have helped fund almost 1,800 groups across Dublin with our grants to their worthwhile causes and we want to find more deserving groups that embody true communi-
Noticeboard ART EXHIBITION ART AND CRAFTS St Clare’s Day Care Art Group is exhibiting its work throughout the month of May at Ballymun Library.
▪▪ Niall Quinn pictured at the Stoneybatter street party with volunteer groups from around the city. PHOTO: CHRIS BELLEW / FENNELL PHOTOGRAPHY ty spirit and reward them in 2017.” Local groups involved in any type of volunteer community work can apply for an award. There were 85 recipients in 2016 drawn from a wide variety of groups. They included ARTzhei-
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Dublin City Council, in association with CDETB Finglas, have organised a community arts and crafts exhibition as part of the 2017 Bealtaine The theme for 2017 is Festival. ‘Endangered Species in Ireland and Worldwide’. The exhibition will The group’s members be launched in St Caworked together on the nice’s Parochial Hall, large canvases and sep- Church Street, Finglas, arately for the framed on Wednesday, May 31 at work. It was organised 12.30pm and followed by by Sarah McShane, artist a performance by the Forand teacher. ever Young Choir. It will continue from 1-3pm and 6-8pm that day CANCER TALK Talking to children and on Thursday, June 1, about cancer is the from 12pm-3pm and 5.30theme of a forthcoming 7.15pm. talk organised by ARC Cancer Support Centres. GAA HISTORY The GAA Museum at The talk, which takes Croke Park is hosting place in its Eccles Street an evening with authors centre on Wednesday, Michael Foley and CorMay 24 at 11am, is free of mac Moore at 7pm on charge and open to any- Thursday May 19. one diagnosed with cancer and who is looking for Topics include Bloody support in communicat- Sunday and the GAA’s reing with the young people lationship with Douglas in their life. Hyde. Tickets cost €12 and To register contact Jane €10 and includes and tea, or Tricia on 01-8307333 or coffee or a glass of wine email info@arccancer- on arrival and access to support.ie. the GAA Museum.
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Hospital boost ST JAMES’S Hospital marked World Ovarian Cancer Day 2017 by celebrating the Emer Casey Foundation’s donation of €60,000 towards the purchase of much needed surgical equipment at the hospital. On World Ovarian Day, St James’s hosted a seminar focusing on quality of life and survivorship in Gynaecologi-
cal cancer care. Speakers included Juliette Casey, founder of The Emer Casey Foundation, Dr Noreen Gleeson, Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist at St James’s, and a patient of Dr Gleeson, Audrey Tynan, who shared her personal experience of living with lymphedema. St James’s Hospital and The Emer Casey Foundation invited clinicians, scientists,
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▪▪ Pictured (from l-r) were: Lorcan Birthistle, chief executive of St James’s Hospital; Andrea Tynan, current patient, Dr Noreen Gleeson, with the family of Emer Casey - Juliette Casey (mother), Juliette Casey (sister - also Juliette) and Brendan Casey, (father). and members of the public to discuss the issue of quality of survivorship. Dr Gleeson, Consultant
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Gynaecological Oncologist at St James’s Hospital, the largest provider in the Republic of Ireland of treatment for malignancy of the reproductive organs, including ovarian cancer, said: “We are extremely grateful for this generous donation from The Emer Casey Foundation that will be used towards the running of Gynaecological Cancer Care in St James’s. “Our current major fundraising effort focuses on a laparoscopic/keyhole surgery device that allows surgeons to be more selective in the removal of lymph nodes, through which cancer spreads, from the pelvis. “The current standard surgery, removing all the lymph nodes inside the pelvis inter-
feres with the flow of fluid in the lymph circulation from the legs and genitalia. “As a result, some women develop very debilitating health problems like swelling of their legs or genitalia (lymphoedema) or recurring infection (lymphangitis), and even sepsis as a result of the complete removal of the lymph nodes. “With newer technology, we, as surgeons, are better able to target the ‘correct’ nodes; those most likely to harbour the cancer cells.” Dr Gleeson said this results in women healing faster, spending less time in hospital, and less likely to develop long term disability. “Reducing the side effects of staging surgery is very im-
portant because these side effects can be lifelong for the patient,” she added. “This donation will go a long way in delivering this vital piece of technology.” The Emer Casey Foundation was established following the death of Emer Casey, of ovarian/uterine cancer in 2006 when she was aged only 28. Her sister Juliette said: “Since then, our Foundation has been working to fund research into ovarian/uterine cancer, to raise standards of care and to raise awareness of the disease. “We are delighted to be in a position to part-fund this important piece of surgical equipment for the hospital and hope it can benefit the
hundreds of women who attend the clinic each year.” Clodagh Memery, Director of Philanthropy at St James’s Hospital Foundation, said: “We would like to sincerely thank the Emer Casey Foundation for their generous donation. “We are actively fundraising to secure the additional €60,000 required to purchase this equipment. “We are reliant on the kind donations of foundations such as The Emer Casey Foundation, individuals, communities and companies.” The donation will go half way to funding the equipment. A further €60,000 is needed. To make a donation, visit www.supportstjames.ie or call 01-4103986.
NYCI launches new youth mental health signposting tool THE National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people – has launched a new tool for young people to access mental health supports in their area. The Youth Mental Health Signposting Tool (YMHS) helps users find information about supports, services and training programmes, available nationally and locally, that relate to youth mental health and self-care.
It was developed by the National Youth Health Programme, a partnership between NYCI, the Health Service Executive and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Rosemary Scott, NYCI Mental Health Promotion Officer, said: “Mental health has been identified by young people and those working with them as the number one area of importance in the National Youth Strategy. “As part of our response we have developed this fantastic YMHS tool for youth workers, young people and the wider community.
“It brings together in one place information on over 108 organisations that provide services and supports; over 40 different mental health training programmes suitable for young people, parents, carers and those working with young people; four sources of emergency help and four national organisations with staff across the country - so it’s a really great starting point for those looking to access youth mental health supports.” The signposting tool is available at www.youthhealth.ie/signposts.
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It has been reported that wrestling star Hulk Hogan has been offered a major deal to take part in the next series of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’. Channel 5 bosses want him to shake things up and have offered him their biggest ever pay cheque. Hulk’s no stranger to reality TV, having already starred in his own show ‘Hogan Knows Best’. Hogan in the jungle…how cool would that be? They’re famous for their hit ‘80s track ‘Red, Red, Wine’, but now UB40 are hoping to have success with their own alcoholic beverages too. The band, featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, have created their own red wine which is set to go on sale shortly. I’ll be buying some of that! The legendary David Attenborough has celebrated his 91st birthday. He has shown no signs of slowing down and is working on a new TV series at the moment. Although he’s been making programmes about nature for more than 60 years, David says there will always be things he wants to explore. Emma Watson has picked up the first-ever genderless acting award at the MTV Movie and TV Awards in LA. She saw off competition from Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy as women went head-to-head with men in the Best Actor in a Movie category. Emma won the award for her portrayal of Belle in the live action remake of Disney’s ‘Beauty and The Beast’. And finally, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ professional dancer Natalie Lowe is quitting the show. After seven years, she has decided not to return later this year, explaining that it’s with a heavy heart she’s arrived at this decision. Natalie’s partners over the years have included Greg Rutherford and Ricky Whittle.
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CLOSE your eyes. It’s early in the morning and the ground is shaking underfoot while your fingers are pulled upwards by some invisible but very audible force. The force of a TUNE. Since their debut album, Le Galaxie have replicated this scene across clubs and venues, bars and fields, tents and countries, cities and towns, parties and raves. And in doing so, the band has had a multiplier effect, growing from a cult following to a force. Le Galaxie has spent the past six years claiming their title as Ireland’s best live act. And now all systems are go as they prepare for their debut at the Leixlip Festival open air music spectacular at the Court Yard Hotel. The eagerly-awaited festival this June Bank Holiday weekend will see an amazing line-up of headline acts including The Blizzards, The Riptide Movement and the massively popular annual Monday night headliner, Smash Hits, who are guaranteed to rock the yard with a
▪▪ The Blizzards powerful blast of rip-roaring feel-good boogie. Once again, the Court Yard Hotel has put together a line-up of incredible music talent, on par with the best entertainment in any major city or music venue, and at a fraction of the cost. For their Court Yard debut on Friday, June 2, Dublin-based Le Galaxie will be presenting brand new music from their new album, including the first single release, ‘Pleasure’, a sensuous slice of dance pop with powerful vocals. On Saturday, June 3, Mullingar five piece The Blizzards headline, having taken time
▪▪ La Galaxie out from live performance in recent years. After a six-year hiatus, Mullingar five-piece are back and have enjoyed one hell of a comeback year. This has included an instantly sold out Whelan’s date, a headline show in the Olympia Theatre, a UK tour, and the release of infectious singles ‘Drop Down The Anchor’ and ‘Perfect On Paper’ that have been taking over Irish radio and featuring on playlists across the country. These power pop chart toppers are obviously no strangers to the Irish music scene. Before the Voice of Ire-
land, and Niall Breslin’s solo and producing career, The Blizzards drew crowds of sincere music fans with their combination of catchy pop toe tappers and contagious beats to stages at Slane, Oxegen, Independence and The Olympia. With upwards of 20 local and national acts and DJs featuring in the 2017 Leixlip Festival line-up at the Court Yard Hotel, it will be a bank holiday to remember, according to Laura Moriarty. “We have four days and nights of top music and entertainment as part of this year’s Leixlip Festival,” the Operations Director at the
family-run hotel group said, “and there is literally something for everyone in the family. “Rock the Yard will again thrill true Irish music fans, and cement our reputation as one of Ireland's top local music festivals as part of the Traditional Leixlip Salmon Festival.” To enjoy the best live Irish music acts at the 2017 Leixlip Festival, weekend and day pass tickets are now available for ‘Rock the Yard’ on the Court Yard Hotel website. Go to www.courtyard.ie/ ticket-sales for tickets and full line-up details.
HamsandwicH join line-up at Leopardstown ONE of Ireland’s most enthralling live acts in recent times, HamsandwicH, will be rounding off a great summer of gigs at this year’s Bulmers Live at Leopardstown series. Well known for their incendiary live performances, thyy have established themselves as one of the top touring acts in the country. Featuring their signature calling card of Niamh Farrell's powerful yet sweet vocal and Podge McNamee's juxtaposing baritone, if ever there was a band to feed off their audience, it is melodic, hook-laden, and heart-warmingly charming HamsandwicH. Their most recent album ‘Stories From The Surface’ debuted straight in at Number 1 in the official album chart, while its predecessor
‘White Fox’ featured in Irish Times’ writer Tony Clayton-Lea’s acclaimed book ‘101 Irish Records You Must Hear Before You Die’, where he described it as a “masterclass in quality indie pop”. HamsandwicH will play Bulmers Live at Leopardstown on Thursday, June 22. The Original Wailers had been scheduled to perform on this date, however, this show has unfortunately been cancelled. HamsandwicH will instead join a fantastic line-up of thrilling Thursday nights at Leopardstown Racecourse, that already includes Something Happens (June 8), The Jerry Fish Electric Side-show (June 15), Hot House Flowers (July 13), The Riptide Movement (July 20), The Stunning (July 27), Sister Sledge (August 10) and Happy Mondays (August 17). ▪▪ The excellent HamsandwicH
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PETS Rehoming a senior dog Corina Fitzsimons Senior dogs, through no fault of their own, often find themselves looking for a new home in their twilight years and can sadly be overlooked due to their age.
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Dogs over the age of seven are considered by some to be old, but this depends a lot on the breed. The ‘average’ life expectancy of a dog is 13 years, however smaller breeds generally tend to live longer than larger breeds. You may think that older dogs are more likely to have been diagnosed with health problems and worry about the cost implications of rehoming an older dog. In some circumstances Dogs Trust may offer financial support for identified conditions, so please, don’t let this put you off. Perhaps you also think it might be too upsetting to adopt an older dog as they may not have many years
left. Although it is true that older dogs have less time left, by adopting one, you have the power and the privilege to make that dog’s last few months or years the happiest of their entire life! You will also value the time you spend with your dog more because that time is so precious and there really is nothing more rewarding than giving a dog the retirement home they so deserve. You don’t have to adopt a puppy to form an amazing bond with a dog. Dogs who have lost their previous owner(s) can be more likely to form strong attachments to the new person in their life, especially if that person shows them lots of love and affection. When rehoming an older dog, what you see is what you get as his size and personality have already been shaped. There is no wondering about how big he will get or if he will be calm or giddy or affectionate or silly. Older dogs can generally
have the run of the house as unlike their younger counterparts, they are less likely to get up to mischief or chew ▪▪ Older dogs can make great companions. on your prized possessions. They also tend to have ¨ better manners and most are already housetrained. Senior dogs are less deAsk the Experts with Steph manding, often calmer and more relaxing to be around Exercising With Your Dog and most require less ex- The best way to strengthen jump into a hardcore exercise ercise and are content to bonds with your dog is to regime. Always start slow and snooze most of the day away exercise. Whilst exercising build up. Once your dog is able together can be fun, it can be to walk for 20 – 25 minutes you after their walk. dangerous for you both if can then build up to a jog. Contrary to popular be- proper precautions are not 4. Be consistent - before you lief; you can teach an old dog taken. begin, choose command new tricks! Older dogs still 1. Check up - Before you begin words that are suited to the enjoy mental stimulation to introduce an exercise activity. If you are cycling, regime to your dog, bring him commands like ‘Left’, ‘Right’ and training as long as it is to the vets first. It is important and ‘Stop’ will soon teach your not too physically strenuous. he gets a full check up before dog what you want him to do. There are plenty of dogs you begin. Tell your vet that Always keep you dog on the of all shapes and sizes, as you plan to exercise with your same side as you. pooch. 5. Stay hydrated - this applies well as different ages, at more during warm weather. If Dogs Trust. If you’ve been 2. Type of Dog - Some dogs you are planning a long walk, are more suited to different thinking of adding a dog to types of exercise. Small dogs bring a dog friendly drinking your family, pop up and have with short legs will not last bottle and allow time to rest. Pack a small snack to help keep a chat with their experienced long on a long distance jog, his energy levels up. where as large dogs with long adoption team. legs will go the distance. Pop into your Petworld store Hopefully you’ll be a 3. Build up slowly - As with for more expert advice on #SpecialSomeone to one of humans, you should never exercising with your dog. their dogs and give them their happy ending. Omni Centre, Santry: 01 8429401
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Travelling with your pet If like us, your pet is part of the family it is only natural that you will want to take them on holidays with you. You can eliminate unnecessary stress for you and your pet by researching your travel options prior to your holiday.
Before your trip Ensure your pet is in good health by taking the time to visit the vet. Some airlines will also request a fit to fly certificate for pets. Check that all your pets’ vaccinations are up to date before you travel and you should never travel with a sick, injured or pregnant pet. We would recommend micro-chipping your pet before travelling and if your pet is already micro chipped check that all details are up to date. Investing in a new identification collar with details of where you can be contacted while on holidays is also a good idea.
Travelling with your pet by car It is not safe to let your pet roam free in the car and pet seat belts and harnesses have been developed to provide safety and comfort for your dog while travelling. The CLIX CarSafe harness is made from approved safety-standard seatbelt material and has been designed in a continuous loop, to ensure that in the unfortunate event of an accident, maximum strength is retained.
vehicle while stopped at traffic lights. Schedule pit stops to allow your pet to stretch his legs, relieve himself and burn off some excess energy. Always ensure your pet is correctly leashed before letting him out of the carrier. You can minimise motion sickness by offering light snacks and allowing these to be properly digested before returning to the car. Travel-Eze tablets are a natural herbal tablet that can help reduce the effects of motion sickness should your pet suffer. Never leave your pet alone in a car, on a warm day your car can rise to 49 Degrees Celsius within minutes, even with a window open.
Most pets, especially cats, feel safer when they travel in a carrier; the Capri Pet Travel Carrier has a device to attach the carrier securely to a car seat. This carrier has a compartment for storing treats, a hatch at the top to allow you access to your pet without opening the front door and ventilation slits. These features make it an excellent choice when selecting a pet travel carrier. Familiarise your pet with the carrier by introducing it before your trip and place a toy or blanket into the carrier on the day of travelling to lessen any stress. The benefits of using a pet restraint on car journeys are they prevent injury in the event of an accident or sudden braking and protect the passengers on board. They also reduce driver distraction and ensure your pet cannot escape the
Plane Most airlines require that pets fly in the hold of the aircraft and will only allow assistance dogs on-board during flights. Consider this before deciding to fly with
your pet. When it is necessary to fly your pet, there are many things you can do to make the journey as comfortable as possible for you and your pet. Flying is not recommended for certain dog breeds. Snub nose breeds which include Pugs, Boxers and Bulldogs have difficulty breathing and are unable to cool themselves down, making airline travel unsuitable for them. Check this with your vet prior to travel. Airlines require all pets to travel in an approved carrier, The Petmode Airline Carrier is an airline approved pet carrier, which allows safe and comfortable transportation for your pet. When choosing a carrier, select one that allows your pet to sit, stand and lie comfortably in. Pack a toy in the carrier on the day of travel for a sense of familiarity and to offer a distraction. To help easily identifyyour carrier, attach a travel label to the carrier, this should include your name, permanent address, telephone number, final destination, and where you or a contact person can be reached as soon as the flight arrives. Prior to flying only offer light meals and avoid feeding in the few hours before the flight. You must provide fresh water for your pet and to avoid spills consider using ice cubes or freezing your pets water bowl the night before. Carry a portable water bowl so that when you reach your destination you can offer fresh water. Should your flight incur a delay be sure to make the airline staff aware that your pet is on board, disembarkment may be necessary if the delay is lengthy. On arrival at your destination collect your pet immediately and go for a long walk before heading on the next leg of your journey.
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▪▪ Pictured at the launch of Africa Day 2017 are performers Timi Martins and members of Discovery Gospel Choir. PHOTO: MARC O’SULLIVAN
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TRAVEL ORLANDO is Ireland’s favourite cross-Atlantic holiday hotspot and it’s certainly one destination that never gets old. The theme parks just keep getting bigger and better, new attractions seem to pop up out of nowhere and there’s always something new to discover in Florida’s playground city. With so much to do in one place, it can sometimes be overwhelming for families who are trying to fit everything in. American Holidays knows Orlando better than most and have come up with some top travel tips for families that will make your holiday unforgettable. Walt Disney World An Orlando family holiday really isn’t complete without a trip to arguably its most famous theme park. Walt Disney World Resort is a firm favourite with Irish families who arrive in their thousands for its thrilling rides, over-the-top parades and unforgettable evening spectacles. A great tip for families is to research the park and plan ahead for the day. Get the opening times and know in advance what rides your kids can and can’t go on. This will save you a lot of time, energy, and hassle. If there’s a particular show or parade that the family want to see then get there early in order to secure a good vantage point. Wear a money belt Keep in mind when visiting theme parks that the rides and water slides do not allow you to carry a bag or any other loose accessories. Save time waiting for the lockers and wear a money belt that’s big enough to hold your money, phone and any other small essentials you may need throughout the day. I Ride Trolley – International Drive Make sure to visit international drive, one of Orlando’s most popular and vibrant streets. Packed with heaps of fun and kid-friendly attractions it’s the perfect place to spend the day. Without a car, it can be difficult to get around the area – and this is where the I Ride Trolley comes in handy. Hop on and visit the Orlando premium outlets and the many key areas along International Drive. One-way fares are a steal at $2. Jump off at WonderWorks, an up-
side-down building, and watch the kid’s faces light up. Make reservations Dinner time does not mean the family fun should stop. Eat and be entertained with a variety of dinner shows such as Medieval Times and Pirate’s Dinner Adventure. Sit back and enjoy the kid-friendly dinner drama, with acrobatics, music and the most entertaining actors. Everyone in the family will love it. Tables in these restaurants are always in high demand, so if there is a certain restaurant you desperately want to dine at, make reservations as soon as possible. Cocoa Beach For a break from all the action plan a day trip and take the family to one of Florida’s stunning beaches for a day of fun in the sun. With so many stunning beaches to choose from it can be hard to decide where to go. Cocoa Beach is one of the most popular family beaches because of
its soft sand, crystal clear waters and serene vibe. Have lunch by Cocoa Beach Pier, let the kids take a surf lesson or simply spend the day building sandcastles and dipping your toes in the water. Picture perfect Our number one tip for families travelling to Orlando? Get snap happy! Capture those unforgettable family moments with plenty of pictures and videos. If you’re thinking of travelling to Orlando with the family and want to find out more contact one of the experienced team members at American Holidays and let them help you create your perfect holiday. Get an Orlando and Beach combo holiday deal for August with seven nights in Orlando and four nights at Clearwater Beach from €939. Price includes flights, accommodation and car hire. Other August Orlando deals start from €539. ▪▪ Visit www.americanholidays.com or call 01-6733894 and talk to an American Holidays travel specialist.
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Tips on staying safe in the sun HUNDREDS of thousands of Irish holidaymakers will be jetting off to sun drenched destinations over the next few weeks, but some will be bringing back unwelcome souvenirs. Sunburn can quickly and quietly turn that dream vacation into the holiday from hell, and the link between too much sun and skin cancer is well documented. Effective skin protection is vital to prevent against skin cancer as well as
premature skin aging caused by over exposure to the sun. Follow these tips to make sure your family enjoys the sun, and avoids suffering from it. • Avoid peak sun times around midday as this is when the sun is at its strongest • For added protection cover up with t-shirts and hats • Always re-apply sun cream • Drink lots of water to prevent dehydration • Children should be covered with
clothing and hats at all times • If you become sunburnt, make sure to apply plenty of moisturiser and don’t expose the skin to any more sunlight. • If sunstroke occurs, move the person to a cool area and provide cool drinks, such as a sports drink, which contains sugar and salt. • If you suffer from cold sores, you’re more likely to get them if you are exposed to sunlight. Wear a lip balm with high sun protection and carry a cream with you to treat cold sores. ▪▪ Slap on the suncream and keep safe this summer.
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The heir to the British throne and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, were joined by Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphreys for the historic ceremony. The paving stones are in remembrance of Irish-born soldiers - Corporal John Cunningham, Company Sergeant Major Robert Hill Hanna, Lieutenant Frederick Maurice Watson Harvey and Private Michael James O'Rourke, who were awarded the Victoria Cross a century ago in 1917. The royal couple also
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Glorious Glasnevin - home to our national treasures
LASNEVIN is one of Dublin’s most desirable suburbs and with good reason. There are loads of local amenities, including a couple of Ireland’s top tourist attractions.
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Glasnevin Cemetery. Glasnevin Cemetery Museum is both the guardian and storyteller for the over 1.5 million people buried there. Ireland’s history can be told through the tales of those Botanic Gardens. The National buried there and the museum does a Botanic Gardens (bottom left) are an wonderful job of doing just that. The oasis of calm and beauty, and best of daily tours are well worth taking and all, entry is free. A visit to the gardens is a great way to relax and there’s often many locals love to drop in to the café for lunch or just a cuppa and a chat. an exhibition, lecture or tour worth
Sporting Success - An Outstanding Year This year has been memorable to say the least for sport in St. Mary’s Holy Faith Glasnevin. Reaching the finals with one team in the school year is a huge achievement, and reaching it with 6 teams is exceptional. This year has highlighted St. Mary’s sporting profile in the local area. Below are a selection of our sporting successes this year!
was not on our side and after producing an outstanding performance in the second half, it just wasn’t our day and the game finished 34-29. A huge congratulations to each member of team. We’re already looking forward to the next season and what it brings! Team on the Day: Captain: Sarah Hanlon, Rosie Larkin, Mai Perkins, Kate Meaney, Aoibheann Kennedy, Any St Mary’s Holy Faith Glasnevin winners of the Alcock, Aoife Grace, Louise McGuinness, Bethina Santos, Northside League Senior Hockey Rachel Jones, Mia Morrison and Charley Grant. Coach: St Mary’s Holy Faith Glasnevin winners of the Ms Bunnett
Northside League Junior Hockey St Mary’s Holy Faith Glasnevin winners of the Leinster Senior D North Final St Mary’s Holy Faith Glasnevin Runners Up of SSA North Dublin 2nd year Premier Basketball League St Mary’s Holy Faith Glasnevin Runners Up of the SSA North Dublin 2nd year Division 2 Basketball League St Mary’s Holy Faith Glasnevin Runners Up of the SSA North Dublin Senior Basketball Divison 2 St Mary’s Glasnevin Holy Faith Runners up in Lidl PPS Leinster U14 GAA Blitz Final St Mary’s Glasnevin Holy Faith Senior Soccer Leinster quarter Finalist St Mary’s Glasnevin Holy Faith U15 Leinster Soccer semi finalist St Mary’s Glasnevin Holy Faith 1st year Soccer Quarter Finalists
JUNIOR DIVISION 2 CUP FINALISTS The Division 2 team took on local rivals Maryfield. It was a very tough game and the final whistle blew with Maryfield victorious by 11-2. Again this team has had a wonderful season, winning all of the league games, their quarter final against Hartstown and their semi-final against Mercy Coolock. This team has developed this season with a number of new players who have really made an impact on the team. Well done everyone and let’s look forward to next season and what it may hold! Team on the Day: Captain: Aoife Symes, Jade Callery, Terri Townley, Sama Khalil, Paige Smith, Abbie O’Halloran, Georgia Lee Thomas, Alesha Farrell, Rose Roy, Jaydean Carney, Erin Smith and Megan Reid. Coach: Ms Bunnett
U-19 DIVISION 2 FINALISTS On the 26th of January our U-19’s travelled to the National Arena. The girls were up against Santa Sabina. The girls played out of their skins and were so unlucky to fall short by just one point. This was the last year for Reports for each sport BASKETBALL....A Slam Dunk many players that have been committed to basketball of a Season! since they were in first year. It has been such an enjoyable This year was a hugely successful year for basketball in journey the last 6 years. Even when we lost by 52-0 in first St. Marys. We entered eight teams in total into the SSA year we still came together as a team and had fun. Well league. We had our U-19 Division 1 and both our second done girls, you did yourselves proud with a magnificent year Junior teams progress to the finals in the National display of basketball. Well done to all the team! Well done Basketball Arena. everyone and let’s look forward to next season and what it may hold! JUNIOR PREMIER CUP FINALISTS Team on the Day: Captain Emma Bolger , Vice-Captain Thursday 23rd March saw St Mary’s travel to the National Vanessa Eduave , Ciara Kelly,Gillian Fitzgibbon, Kelly Basketball Arena for this year’s finals! The premier team Fowler, Sarah Basangan, Bekka Dunne, Queenie Joy were up first against Mt. Sackville. We knew this would Cledera, Mikaellah SanDiego, and Stephanie Cluskey be tough and indeed Mt. Sackville had a sizeable lead by half time. The girls were amazing in the second half and PE EXPO 2017 never gave up. They put huge pressure on the opposition In March TY students represented St. Mary’s in the PE Expo and began to reduce their lead. Unfortunately the clock 2017, which included entries from all over the country.
This was our first year entering the event and the students joy and excitement when we won with a penalty from received high praise for their video entry on ‘gender in Katie Alcock in the last minute!! Megan Cluskey received sport’. Player of the Match, while overall the team excelled from start to finish in every position. All players never lost hope GAISCE HIKE that they could win despite time running out and it paid On April 30th students from TY and 6th year travelled to off when we took the lead for the first time with one Glendalough to complete their Gaisce hike. The weather minute left. Management of Ms. Considine and Mr. Beirne was wonderful as the students completed the tough would like to thank all the students for their commitment route of 8km and a climb of 380 metres. It was a huge and enthusiasm throughout the year. achievement and one which all students were proud of. Senior Team on the Day – Emma Kelly (Captain) Leah Wheatley, Emer Carney, Anna Barber, Rachel Hogan, TY LEADERSHIP MODULE WITH ST BRIGID’S Megan Kelly, Jade Kelly, Naoise Finnegan, Sarah Langan, The TY students have been working with students from Sarah Conway, Nicole Mitchell, Amy Wall, Katie Alcock, St Brigid’s National School since October. The TY students Megan Cluskey, Nadine Spencer, Gillian Fitzgibbon, have been developing leadership skills whilst working Karla Conway, Stephanie Cluskey, Fiona Daly, Ciara Kelly, with small groups of younger students to develop their PE Carla Coulihan, Kirsty Conner, Hannah Gaffney and Kellie skills. It has been a wonderful success and we hope that Goucher. this will continue into the future. ST MARY’S HOCKEY – NORTHSIDE LEAGUE FINALS ROWING IRELAND 2017 Students from 2nd year, 4th year and 1st year have been On Wednesday 15th March, St Mary’s took part in the working with Rowing Ireland to develop the fitness and Northside League Finals in ALSAA Sports Grounds. Our skills required for rowing. The project involves bringing Junior and Senior teams both took on St Wolstans, indoor rowing to schools by means of the Ergometer. It Celbridge. Both the nerves and excitement were high gives students the opportunity to engage in a new sport, with both teams. The Senior game started well for St where they may not have had the opportunity to do so Mary’s with the first score of the game after two minutes before. It promotes fitness, general wellbeing and positive by Kirsty Conner. St. Wolstan’s fought back and had some healthy eating. The TY students took their skills onto the dangerous counter attacks. However, St. Mary’s defence water on Tuesday 9th May and completed in a Blitzit on kept them out. Our goalkeeper Chanice Dolan had some the water on May 12th in the docklands. immense saves to make also which kept the goals out for St. Mary’s. Both teams had various other chances with TAG RUGBY BLITZ St. Wolstan’s fighting back and some strong play – the 2nd year students participated in a Tag Rugby Blitz on midfield and defence having some really good passing 31st March and won all of their matches! They played and play. The team worked their hearts out to continue to against St. Michael’s Finglas, New Cross and Holy Faith put pressure on St. Wolstan’s throughout the game. The Killester. final whistle blew with the score 1-0 to St Mary’s. The Junior team also took on St. Wolstan’s, Celbridge. MS CONSIDINE This was the first final for this team having missed out on A huge congratulations to Ms Considine who was named qualification last year. There was huge excitement and and played as part of the Womens 6th Nations Rugby anticipation to play well and win this year. team. She is an inspiration to her students and staff. Our goalkeeper Chanice Dolan again was outstanding and had some immense diving and saves off the line. It was SENIOR GAELIC FINAL a nerve wrecking match for spectators and coach alike, Senior Gaelic Final Match Report and Pictures! with end to end play and many near misses. However, Our Seniors defied all expectations and won the Leinster neither team could get on the scoreboard. After full time Senior D North Final on the 4th of May! The team was led the match went to ten minutes of extra time. Again, there by our Captain Emma Kelly 6th Year and there was great was no score, but again some near misses, to the full time
whistle. The team then faced a penalty shoot out! The team were very confident and took on the challenges. Our goalkeeper Chanice was fantastic again, saving all five penalties from St. Wolstan’s. We finally won 1-0 with a penalty goal from Captain Leah Harris. There was a wonderful performance by every member of both the Senior and Junior teams. We are delighted to have won two Finals and to bring home two Cups! SAINT MARY’S GOES GREEN! Saint Mary’s Green Schools Committee has made some amazing progress in 2016-17. Continuing on from the success of last year’s initiatives the committee organised several Walk On Wednesdays (WOW) to encourage regular walking among students and staff. From a baseline of 19% in October 2015 the number of regular walkers has grown to 32% in October 2016. As a result we are proud to announce that Saint Mary’s Holy Faith Glasnevin will receive their fourth Green Flag for travel. The Green Schools Committee is also working on a Waste Management Programme which aspires for Saint Mary’s to become the first school in Ireland that has 0% landfill waste. The aim is promote recycling and composting and to reduce to nil (eventually) the amount of general waste produced by the school. This great initiative has been driven by a video made by our Young Reporters for the Environment competition entrants Leah Morgan, Aisling Boylan and Sarah Grace. They were helped by Brianna Nutley, Katie Guyatt and Leanne Kenny who embraced the idea as part of their UniTY Multi Media project. And for St Mary’s Green Team it does not stop with waste management! Recently our Green Schools Ambassadors Thaara Rose Wilson and Anne Fabian met with ambassadors from other schools to learn and share ways to promote the sustainable use of water. This is the third theme of the Green Schools Programme and it looks at developing awareness around water conservation and how to effectively manage this important resource in our schools. As part of this initiative our ambassadors visited the water treatment plant in Ringsend and returned to the school inspired to spread the message of water conservation. Our school community believes that our environment is a precious resource and we will continue working to protect it.
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EDUCATION Students complete ‘Walk in My Shoes’ mental health programme OVER 90 Transition Year Students from throughout the country have graduated from St Patrick’s Mental Health Services’ Walk In My Shoes TY programme. The programme saw students experience a placement in St Patrick’s
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Student exhibition at BIFE THE Bray Institute of Further Education (BIFE) is hosting its annual exhibition of students’ work from a variety of art and design courses from Wednesday to Friday, May 24-26.
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Education standards must not slip Cormac Spencer IN the late 1960s Donogh Oâ€™Malley, then Minister for Education, made second level education free up to Intermediate Cert level. In the mid 1990s Niamh Bhreathnach abolished fees for third level education from the same office. Both politicians saw the merit of increasing participation in education and both acts reaped massive rewards for Ireland by creating a highly educated population. This highly trained population helped homegrown entrepreneurship flourish, drove domestic business forward and also attracted multinational investment from across the world. The returns on investment in education for this country have been clear, so where do we stand in terms of our record in recent years? One indication that all is not well comes from the position of Irish Universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The 2016-17 rankings show that only one Irish university, Trinity College, made the top 200 universities in the world. A recent comment from the Irish born Vice Chancellor of Oxford University (ranked no 1) suggests that a lack of funding is due to blame for the slide. In 2009 Trinity was considered the 43rd best university in the world. Thatâ€™s a drop of close to 100 places in less than a decade and is an indicator that something needs to change in relation to investment in education here. These rankings may seem trivial to people who don't attend and don't intend on attending this university, but Trinity is no outlier. Almost all Irish universities have lost significant ground since our budgetary situation worsened in
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A FEW THINGS WORTH CHECKING OUT THIS WEEK
RING OF HOPE
A Ring of Hope Concert promises great entertainment at 8pm this Sunday, May 21, at Our Lady of Consolation Church, Donnycarney.
Irish Aid’s flagship Africa Day event will take place in the grounds of Farmleigh Estate in Phoenix Park this Sunday, May 21.
All proceeds are in aid of Brother Kevin’s Capuchin Day Centre for the Homeless. Tickets cost €10, contact Harry Browne on 086-2133399 or Fr John Ennis on 086-3027430. The concert will feature the Kells Silver Band, the Garda Male Voice Choir, Antoinette Heery, 4 in a Bar Barbershop Quartet and the High Hopes Choir.
The free event, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, will run from 11am to 6pm. It will feature free public performances by well-known African and Irish musicians, children’s entertainment, traditional African drumming and dance workshops and cultural performances. Dublin Bus will provide a free shuttle-bus service from the Heuston Bridge/Parkgate Street bus stop into the Phoenix Park from 11am to 6pm. Africa Day visitors are asked to leave their cars at home. ▪▪ PHOTO: MARC O’SULLIVAN
Third Day Chorale presents Maytime Miscellany at 8pm on Wednesday, May 17 at the Church of the Resurrection, Bayside, Sutton. Tickets cost €15 and includes donation to the Society of St Vincent de Paul. For more information, Phone 087-9016430, email 3rdDaychorale@gmail. com or visit www.thirddaychorale.com
On the second anniversary of Ireland saying YES to marriage equality, Mother and THISISPOPBABY are joining forces to throw the mother of all birthday parties. Yestival is a night of live music, DJs and stellar performances from a host of acts including Peaches, Rubberbandits and Panti. It’s happening at Tivoli Theatre on Friday, May 19 and tickets cost from €18-26.
DLR GO FOR LIFE GAMES BLITZ
Pre-registration for an essential new activity The Bray Train & Model Collector’s Fair takes event for older adults is necessary by May 19 for place on Sunday, May 21, from 10am to 2pm in the May 24 DLR Go For Life Games Blitz in dlr Bray Wheelers Clubhouse on the Schools Road Leisure Loughlinstown. There will be diecast, tin toys, models (vintage/ The Blitz will be a fun morning based on the modern), Dinky/Corgi/Matchbox/Oxford, kits and three activities in the National Go For Life Games accessories etc. see www.braywheelers.com. - Lobbers, Flisk and Scidils - the aim of which is to involve older people in recreational sport. This event is open to anyone over the age of 55 living in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area. An application form is available by calling 01-2719502 for any queries and those who would like to sign up.
FOREST FRIENDS BIODIVERSITY WEEK
Forest Friends is hosting a series of Biodiversity Week Events from May 20-26. This new project consists of discovering the biodiversity of Ireland to the local populations as well as numerous tourists throughout various activities. The programme includes 'Worlds Apart' - a walk and study of the biodiversity of Clonliffe Road and Ballybough on Saturday, May 20 and a conducted walk and assessment estimating the ecological footprint of Croke Park on Sunday, May 21. Both events start at 11am in the SmallChallenges Wholefoods Store in the Arts and Business Campus, 40 Lower Drumcondra Road. More details online at www.forestfriends.ie.
BATTLE FOR THE BAY
This is an entertaining weekend for all the family where audiences are enthralled, entertained and captivated by kite surfers from across the world as they weave across the glittering bay at this year’s Battle For The Bay Watersport Festival on Dollymount Strand. The concept is very simple: Fun, wind, water… and more fun!!! Free entry.
BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE PENSIONER Neil Delamere will preview his new show ‘Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Pensioner’ at the Bray Comedy Club in The Martello Hotel on Wednesday, May 17.
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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 from years gone by
▪▪ The Main Street, Swords, c. 1910. Swords is the most ancient town in County Dublin and has its origin in an extensive abbey founded by St Columcille around 560. The first abbot was St Fionan Lobar and under his leadership Swords became a treatment centre for leprosy. The monastery was the overnight resting place for the bodies of Brian Boru and his son Murtagh after the Battle of Clontarf before they were taken on to Armagh for burial. In 1910, the town consisted of one wide street about a mile in length. The castle can be seen on the left at the far end of the street. The grocery shop on the left is owned by John Coleman. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Ireland’, North Dublin, by Derek Stanley, published by Gill & Macmillan/The History Press.
▪▪ Irish Press, May 15, 1971 ▪▪ Irish Press, May 6, 1964
▪▪ Irish Independent, May 3, 1937 ▪▪ Freeman’s Journal, May 18, 1872
▪▪ Evening Herald, May 5, 1916
▪▪ Freeman’s Journal, May 16, 1856 ▪▪ Ballsbridge Road, c, 1906. A quiet scene as tram no. 284 heads for Nelson’s Pillar. The railings on the right surround Herbert Park, which was the site for the 1907 International Exhibition. On the left, there is a drinking trough for horses. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Ireland’, South Dublin, by Derek Stanley, published by Gill & Macmillan/The History Press.
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