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ALMOST 100 pupils from four Northside schools were recently presented with certificates at the Mansion House for completing a unique programme that uses soccer to teach numeracy. The 12-week Double Club Initiative was run by the Bohemian More Than A Club project, a partnership between Bohemian FC and the FAI that promotes social inclusion. Bohs manager Keith Long along with players Darragh Leahy, Rob Cornwall and Scott Allardice were on hand to present the 96 pupils with their certificates, with comedian and born-again Bohs fan PJ Gallagher acting as MC for the event hosted by Dublin Lord Mayor, Nial Ring. Continued on page 2







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Soccer project Cyclists reject counts on success metro plan Continued from page 1 players, members and volunteers of the club, the people in the shop, the The Double Club groundsman. programme combines a “For example, we use maths class for 45 minutes concepts like the club with physical activity for shop - trade price, cost pupils from St Laurence O'Toole’s in Seville Place, price, stock etc, how St Gabriel's in Arbour Hill, many scarves you can buy for your €20. St Catherine's in Cabra "We have all the squad in and St Finbarr's in Cabra. the book. What we find is The Bohemian More that if you bring a player Than A Club team, led in on week one, the pupils by Carina O'Brien and might not know him, so supported by Shane Fox the connection might not and Paul Gannon, have be there. run nine Double Club "We leave it until week programmes so far and five to bring them in. By engaged with over 160 that stage, through our children in the past 12 lessons and book, they months in doing so. have learnt about the "We use football players involved. creatively to engage the “The characters come to students,” explained life then when you bring O'Brien. “The maths lessons and the players in! The kids book we produced are all have loads of questions designed around football and they are really engaged. and, more importantly, "We've brought them Bohemians! in on school trips to "Each lesson has a tip from Bohs manager Keith Dalymount too so they get to see a working club Long so we promote the

and stadium as part of the programme. That's important and when they come to games on a Friday night, they see their heroes - local heroes and role models for them. That's what we want. "The girls’ school never had football in it and they love it. We want to come back in September with them because they loved it. “We have young girls now asking how do they join the club. They're bringing their parents down. We see many of them quite regularly up in Dalymount on Friday nights now, which is very rewarding." The efforts by the More Than a Team staff are supported and appreciated by all at the club, including first-team manager Long. "It's fantastic,” he said. “Bohemians is a club that is really embedded in its community and invested

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in its young people. "Hopefully we can have supporters and players boys and girls - from these schools for years to come. Our players visiting the schools feel rewarded by doing so, they get a lot out of it. "They get even more out of it then when they see those same kids come to Dalymount on a Friday night." MC PJ Gallagher said it was great to have so many young people involved in the project. “Real enthusiasm seems to be growing and growing at Bohs,” he added. "Bohs have that appeal. They can reach out. People can identify themselves in Bohemians. You turn up at Bohs and you can see yourself in it, you can see the community represented in it." Lord Mayor Niall Ring also described the Double Club Initiative as “absolutely fantastic”. “For the kids to commit to 12 weeks to this course is brilliant,” he said. “Bohs have reached out to its community. When I get to Phibsborough I see how much they are doing in the local area and in the local schools."

The proposed Glasnevin MetroLink station will be on the site of the Brian Boru pub. Continued from page 1 walking and cycle route during construction.” Cyclists have criticised to efforts to provide the lack of alternative alternatives to travelling arrangements for by car. pedestrians and cyclists “The Royal Canal during construction in Greenway is one of the the MetroLink proposals. few safe and traffic free They believe it should cycle routes in the city,” be possible to build said Dublin Cycling a new bridge over Campaign Chairperson, the Royal Canal and Paul Corcoran. temporarily redirect the “It is a vital corridor greenway onto the south for commuter cyclists in the north and west of the bank of the canal during construction. city, as well as a family“There is a real risk friendly amenity. that MetroLink will be a “Options exist that repeat of TII’s last major would maintain the project, Luas Cross City,” warned Colm Ryder, Chairperson of “Luas Cross City made cycling more dangerous in the city centre, despite numerous promises from transport authorities that it would improve cycle infrastructure.” Dublin Cycling Campaign has outlined its concerns in a submission to the public consultation on MetroLink, which closes this week. The submission calls for


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Locals recall Floppy with love THERE was a lovely reaction from Northside People readers last week after we posted a photo of Floppy, the late Finglas dog, and it showed he’s clearly still remembered in the area with great affection. Floppy hung out on the hill at the junction of Tolka Valley Road and Finglas Road in

the late 1990s and was infamous for chasing cars with trailers, leading many to speculate that an owner who drove a similar vehicle must have dumped him there. He captured the hearts of locals and was arguably the best-fed stray dog in Dublin with several people bringing him food daily.

He managed to avoid capture by dog catchers for years but was finally humanely forced into retirement at kennels in Kildare. It’s believed that when he passed away, his remains were brought back to Finglas and buried on the hill where the Prospect Hill apartments now stand.

Our photo on Facebook brought back many fond memories and tugged the heartstrings of those who saw the post. “This dog lived on the hill near Walsh’s Spiceburgers,” recalled Noel Dorgan. “It used to come down from a kennel built for him, to chase any car towing anything.

“People used to come in the mornings and feed him at the junction of Finglas road and the road to Finglas South. “He was rehomed once but ran away and found his way back to his hill. Quite a canine celeb he was a few decades ago!” Elaine Dalton believes there should be a permanent reminder of

Floppy in the area. “There should be a little monument built in honour of Floppy,” she said. “He was a fab dog loved by the people of Finglas.” Keith Noone also remembers sharing some grub with the beloved hound. “I worked in Henshaws from ‘88 to ‘98 and most

days we would share a sambo before work, walking up the hill together,” he recalled. Laura O'Reilly remembers Floppy as a “lovely, gentle dog”. “I imagined he chased cars with a trailer because he thought it was his owner and they'd came back for him,” she posted.

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Food businesses are urged to go dog-friendly for one day DOGS Trust launched its second national Dog Friendly Ireland Day recently with a little help from award winning beauty entrepreneur, Marissa Carter, and her dog Cherry. Following on from the success of 2018, where more than 500 individuals and organisations joined Finglas based Dogs Trust in celebrating the day, the charity is asking establishments of all types across the country to allow dogs access with their owners for just one special day. This year Dog Friendly Ireland Day will take place on Friday, June 21, and the charity is asking dog owners to visit their local dog friendly establishment on the day, take photos and tell the world all about it! Dogs Trust is on a mission to help make Ireland the best country in the world for dogs and their owners. The Dog Friendly Ireland campaign, now entering its third year, encourages simple but effective changes to many different aspects of public life, in an effort to make Ireland more accessible to dogs and their owners. Speaking at the launch, Marissa Carter explained why she was backing Dog Friendly Day.

“Every year myself and my family go on a holiday together and finding dog friendly accommodation is a top priority,” she revealed. “Cherry is very much part of my family; she has been with us for nine wonderful years so leaving her behind is just not an option. “She comes to work with me every day, and really is my best friend. I love bringing her places whenever I can, whether it’s a staycation or a light lunch, finding places that are pet-friendly is such a treat. “I would love to see more establishments allowing me to bring Cherry so I’m asking business owners to take part in Dog Friendly Ireland Day on June 21 and see all the benefits that making your business dog friendly can bring.”   Recent research carried out on behalf of Dogs Trust by Behaviours & Attitudes showed that 40 percent of households in Ireland have at least one dog. This is much higher than our closest neighbours, the UK, where dog ownership stands at 26 percent. Even still, the UK provides significantly more dog friendly services and venues, allowing people to include their

dogs in their daily lives. Year on year, the demand for more dog friendly services is increasing across Ireland, with 42 percent of those surveyed stating they would be happy to eat in a café, pub, restaurant or other venue which served food and allowed dogs on a lead. This is a 10 percent increase since the

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DCU pays tribute to Veronica DUBLIN City University has named a prominent lecture theatre after murdered journalist Veronica Guerin. The Veronica Guerin Lecture Theatre was formally named at a special ceremony on the university’s Glasnevin campus last week. The naming forms part of the DCU Women in Leadership initiative; Project 50:50, which represents a commitment by the university to name half of its major buildings and lecture theatres after inspiring females. “The naming of the Veronica Guerin Lecture Theatre is a fitting memorial to her life and work,” said DCU president, Professor Brian MacCraith. “Veronica was not only one of Ireland’s most fearless and dedicated journalists, she was also a trailblazer for equality who became the country’s leading crime correspondent, in a maledominated field. “By naming our

buildings and lecture theatres after pioneering women like Veronica, we believe that we can inspire future generations of students, particularly young women, to excel and break down barriers to equality.” Speaking on behalf of the Guerin family at the event, Jimmy Guerin, Veronica’s brother, said that the Women in Leadership initiative at DCU reflected the type of person that Veronica was; someone talented and ambitious and hardworking and brave. “Talent must be fostered and encouraged and Veronica’s Sunday Independent colleagues, Ann Harris and her editor, the late Aengus Fanning, believed in Veronica’s potential and they gave her confidence and supported her,” he added.  “With their help, Veronica became not the finest female journalist, but the finest journalist this country has ever seen.  We are very proud of her and very grateful

to DCU for their efforts in ensuring young people today still have role models, like Veronica, to inspire courage and dedication." Reflecting on a career that spanned accountancy, public relations, politics and journalism, Jimmy Guerin said that his late sister also found time to serve as a board member at DCU for ten years, a role she was proud of. “Her association with such a fine institution and her interaction with all those she encountered at this university contributed greatly to the person Veronica became,” he continued. “The naming of this theatre is, in a way, Veronica returning to a place she loved,” Mr Guerin said. DCU has a long-standing relationship with Veronica Guerin and the Guerin family, with Veronica serving on the NIHE/DCU governing body from 1982 - 1992. In 2007, DCU’s School

of Communications and Independent News & Media established a memorial scholarship in memory of the investigative journalist who was murdered in Dublin in 1996. The Veronica Guerin Ireland Funds Fellowship, funded by the Ireland


Alix Renaud received the €8,000 Veronica Guerin Memorial Scholarship, funded by Independent News and Media, while Rachel Farrell was awarded the €10,000 Veronica Guerin Ireland Funds Fellowship, funded by the Ireland Funds. Rachel is now

on her way to Arizona where she will be part of a major news reporting investigation over the next three months. This is the third year DCU will have journalism graduates on the News21 programme, which won major awards for its reporting in 2017 and 2018.

Jimmy Guerin pictured at the unveiling with his two sisters, Marie Therese Brannigan and Claire O’Brien.



funds, was also established in 2017 and enables DCU journalism graduates to participate in the News21 programme delivered at Arizona State University’s journalism school in Phoenix. Bursary recipients were also announced at the lecture theatre event.


12 Pets



Make a marathon effort for Dogs Trust REGISTRATIONS for the 2019 VHI Women’s Mini Marathon are open and there are three furry reasons why you should gather the girls and take part on behalf of Dogs Trust (run, walk or jog!). They are your Women’s Mini Marathon team captains – Simpson, Wevs and Navy! We hope these three extraordinary Dogs Trust residents’ tales will inspire you to join their teams and get involved for Dogs Trust on Sunday June 2 to help raise vital funds for our life saving work. So, why should you choose to run (walk or jog) for Dogs Trust? The health and happiness of every dog is at the heart of Dogs Trust and all of our work. Dogs Trust never destroy a healthy dog. But we cannot do this alone. Dogs Trust receives no Government funding, so we need dog lovers like you to help fund our life saving work. Support from dog lovers like you, enables us to care for thousands of stray and abandoned dogs and puppies throughout the year and find them loving Forever Homes. Our Rehoming Centre finds new homes for the vast majority of the dogs in our care and typically the average stay for a dog at Dogs Trust is

approximately 96 days. However, some of our dogs can be with us for much, much longer. Dogs like Navy, Simpson and Wevs, who through no fault of their own, sometimes suffer with behavioural or health issues and therefore find it a bit more difficult to find their Forever Home. We continue to work with these dogs for as long as it takes and strive

to find them their happy ending with the perfect loving family who understands their needs. Taking part in events such as the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon raises vital funds for long term residents. Over the course of the next few months we’ll be posting regular updates from the lads to our Facebook event page to help you along the way!

Your chosen top dog will be howling you on too, and providing you with all the inspiration that you need to cross the finish line! Be sure to share your progress with us and if you have a four-legged friend perhaps they’ll enjoy getting stuck into the training with you! Here’s what you need to do: 1. Go online to register at http://


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to get your registration number. 2. Register your details with us: When you receive your registration number; choose the tale you want to follow then send us your details on our website: minimarathon. We’ll then send you everything that you need in your one-of-a-kind Mini Marathon Doggie Bag which will be packed full of Dogs Trust goodies and of course your exclusively designed Follow their Tale T-Shirt and your team badge. 3. Get your friends & family to sponsor you and your dog’s tale: We suggest setting up an online fundraising profile – so your friends and family can easily donate online! You can also request a sponsorship card when registering your details with us. So whose tale will you follow -  #TeamSimpson, #TeamWevs or #TeamNavy? For more information, call 018791843 or email minimarathon@ or visit www.dogstrust. ie/minimarathon


The Dublin People has teamed up with Dogs Trust to help find homes for lost and abandoned dogs. Top dog this week is Charlie, a devilishly handsome one-year-old German Shepherd boy who is cheeky and inquisitive in nature. This charming chap quickly wins over the hearts of everyone he meets, and he absolutely adores gentle cuddles and playing with his toys. Charlie is still a puppy so he can be a little bit scampish at times. He loves people so much and gets attached to one person so his ideal Forever Home would be with one person who works from home or is there a lot of the time. A nice quiet home with no other pets would be Charlie’s dream, but don’t forget to keep a close eye on him as he can be quite the escape artist. If you have room in your heart and home for Charlie then contact Dogs Trust on 01-8791000..

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Dogs Trust is based in Finglas, just off exit 5 on the M50. Map and directions can be found on their website at You can also pop up for a visit. Dogs Trust is open six days a week from 12-4pm. The centre is closed all day Tuesday. You can also find Dogs Trust on Facebook at www. or Twitter @DogsTrust_IE.



Street art hotel for Smithfield IRELAND’S first street art hotel opens this month in Smithfield and it includes work from Irish and international artists as well as a piece of music history from rock legends U2. Situated on Hendrick Street, near Smithfield Square in Dublin 7, The Hendrick will be the first street art hotel in Ireland when it opens its doors on Monday, May 27. With 146 rooms and self check-in and checkout technology, The Hendrick will be home to a vibrant ground floor

bar, outdoor courtyard space and over 270 works of Irish and international street art, some of which have been specially commissioned for the hotel. Curated by Irish street artist James Earley, who has played a pivotal role in the Irish street art movement, the exclusive art collection at The Hendrick celebrates the finest street artists working in Ireland today, shown alongside some of the world’s greats. A focal point in the hotel’s ground floor

lobby and courtyard area will be the installation of a piece of street art from the iconic Windmill Lane Recording Studios signed by all members of U2 during one of their recording sessions. Developed by the Dublin Loft Company, The Hendrick Dublin Smithfield will be operated by Tifco Hotel Group, one of Ireland’s leading hotel companies. Speaking ahead of the opening, Enda O’Meara, CEO of Tifco, said he was delighted to see a new hospitality experience added to this area of the capital. “The opening of The Hendrick marks another significant investment in this neighbourhood and in Dublin 7 and one in which Tifco is delighted to play a part,” he added. “There has been a gap in the market for a modern hospitality product that mirrors this hugely vibrant and culturally important area of the city and with The Hendrick, the Dublin Loft

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Company have created a hotel that does just that.” Kelly Cosgrave, director of Dublin Loft Company said she is extremely proud of the finished product. “In the designing of The Hendrick, we wanted to offer guests a space that challenges the expectations of a city hotel,” she said. “With Smithfield’s

creative flare in mind, the hotel displays not only edgy interiors but superior quality beds, exceptional showers and signature cocktails to be had at the bar. “We feel The Hendrick is a blank canvas for anyone visiting the capital - it’s up to you to make it your own and experience a totally different side of Dublin.”

To ensure guests get to sample as much of the local area as possible during their stay The Hendrick has partnered with one of Dublin’s last remaining inner city bakeries, the Bretzel Bakery, for the hotel’s breakfast pastries and breads as well as Smithfield’s popular Delicious Food Co. for gourmet wraps,

sandwiches and salads. These can be enjoyed by residents and guests as a breakfast-to-go option or in the stylish bar and courtyard area with a freshly brewed single origin coffee or potion of choice from the bar’s vast drinks menu. Rooms at The Hendrick are available to book from €109 per night. See

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Lucky couple win a dream wedding worth €10,000 in Roganstown competition A lucky couple from Swords, surrounded by their family and friends, won their dream wedding worth €10,000 at Roganstown Hotel’s Summer Wedding Extravaganza earlier this month. Marie Hagan and Niall Nevin, along with two of their three children, parents and friends, were ecstatic when, during the final of a Mr and Mrs Competition, they secured the main prize. Marie and Niall, who have been together for 12 years and engaged for 10, always had their eye on Roganstown Hotel as their dream wedding venue. “Roganstown Hotel has a lovely country feel and is close to home and Dublin Airport for our foreign guests arriving for our wedding,” said Niall.

As they tried to plan their wedding, they bought a house and then came three wonderful children, resulting in their wedding budget getting pushed to the back of the list. When asked what this win means to her, Marie replied: “We are over the moon - shocked, overwhelmed, thrilled! Our children have not stopped smiling and our parents have not stopped crying. We are looking to set a date now in early 2020 and we already have lots of ideas from previous conversations with Caroline, the wedding planner at Roganstown Hotel.” The competition was made possible through a partnership involving Roganstown Hotel and the Dublin People Group of

Niall Nevin and Marie Hagan being presented with their prize by Ian McGuinness, managing director, Roganstown Hotel and Country Club, and Conor Mahon, managing director, Dublin People.

Niall Nevin and Marie Hagan pictured with their prize cheque.

Newspapers, along with suppliers including The Flower Factory and Hazel Peters Music. The day started with a fashion shoot in the morning with Crispin Rodwell Photography, followed by a Summer Wedding Extravaganza which showcased décor by Gers Covers and The Flower Factory. Marie and Niall were not the only winners on the day. A raffle was held for a number of great prizes which included a pair of Jimmy Choo Shoes, a €400 voucher from Dorian Grey Menswear, and a day spa from Sakura Spa at Roganstown. Caroline Geraghty, wedding co-ordinator at Roganstown Hotel, said it was great day in the history of their wedding events. “Roganstown Hotel has been delivering weddings since 2003 and it’s important that we move with the times and provide new couples with ideas and inspiration,” she said. “With the help of our partners, this Wedding Extravaganza has brought many new weddings to Roganstown for 2020 and 2021, but we still have dates and great offers available for couples who didn’t make it on the day.” Roganstown are holding their next wedding open day on Thursday, June 6, and couples can book a private appointment by calling 01-8433118 or emailing weddings@ Conor Mahon, managing director of Dublin People, along with Roganstown’s managing director, Ian Mc Guinness, presented the lucky couple with the prizewinning cheque for €10,000. Speaking after the event, Mr Mahon said he was delighted to team up with Roganstown for the competition. “This was probably the most significant prize

Niall Nevin and Marie Hagan pictured at Roganstown Hotel after being announced as winners of a wedding worth €10,000. PHOTOS: DARREN KINSELLA

Winners Niall Nevin and Marie Hagan being presented with their prize by Conor Mahon, managing director, Dublin People, and Ian McGuinness, managing director, Roganstown Hotel and Country Club. in any competition or promotion we have been involved with,” he said. “There is a lot of financial pressure on young couples these days

so we were happy to be in a position to partner with Roganstown for this fantastic giveaway. We hope that all our runners-up enjoyed the

experience and perhaps picked up some great ideas for their big day at Roganstown’s Wedding Extravaganza.” The team at Roganstown

Hotel, who are expecting a very busy wedding season, wished Marie, Niall and their children a very happy future together.



Arbour Hill complex reopens LORD Mayor of Dublin, Nial Ring, officially opened a newly refurbished block at St Bricin’s Senior Citizen Complex, Arbour Hill, earlier this month. Eleven housing units in the block have been fully redesigned to enable more comfortable and accessible living for senior citizens who have recently moved in.

As part of the refurbishment, every two existing bedsits were converted into onebedroomed apartments, providing the residents with more space, accessibility and comfort. The block at St Bricin’s has achieved a Passive House Standard certification, awarded by the accredited German Passivhaus

Institute, meaning that the apartments boast the highest building energy efficiency standards. “This is a wonderful development for the elderly community around the area,” the Lord Mayor said. “Most importantly, the scheme enables residents to remain in their local neighbourhood but in more appropriate

The refurbhised block at St Bricin’s. Photos: Colm Mahady/Fennells

and comfortable accommodation. “These new larger homes mean that they will be able to really enjoy their living space and have the lovely surrounding community.” Block 1 of St Bricin’s Park was completed in 2016 and Block 3 in 2018. The upgrades in the complex not only provide

increased comfort and space for residents, but the new units will also help to reduce carbon emissions and fuel bills for residents due to the energy efficient design. The improvements to St Bricin’s have also resulted in providing newly accessible units at ground floor for elderly residents with mobility issues.

During the design and construction phase, contractors were required to undertake training in passive house building and so a bespoke course for the ‘Passive House Tradesperson Course’ was arranged for the construction team during the development of the complex. Tradespersons, electricians, plumbers

and mechanical services technicians, along with members of Dublin City Council’s design and maintenance staff in architectural, electrical and mechanical services took part in the course. Twenty people successfully participated and many went on to complete the Passive House Institute exam in 2018.

Pictured with Lord Mayor of Dublin, Nial Ring, are residents Moses Hatton, Patrick Ryan and Joe Doyle.






Mayor launches new GPO exhibition

Eileen Daly at the launch of the exhibition. PHOTO: PAUL SHERWOOD

THE GPO Witness History Visitor Centre has had a new exhibition launched by Lord Mayor of Dublin, Nial Ring. The exhibition commemorates the honour of a plaque that was donated to the Washington Monument, on the National Mall in Washington DC, on behalf of the people of Ireland. The Washington Monument received the commemorative plaque from the people of Ireland in 2016 as recognition of the long and enduring relationship between Ireland and the United States. The plaque is

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hung among the 193 commemorative and memorial stones received from all 50 states as well as scores of fraternal and community organisations and cities and towns across America. The plaque refers to Thomas F Meagher as the embodiment of the links between Ireland and the United States of America and acknowledges that he fought for the ideals of both nations along with creating the national flag of Ireland, which was raised again during the 1916 Rising. Only 16 other countries have a plaque in the Washington monument. The majority of stones were received between 1849 and 1855, although the most recent donation was accepted in 1982 (from the state of Alaska). Memorial stones are now accepted only in very rare circumstances, such as the admission of a new state to the country or replacement of a previously donated stone. Opening the exhibition at the GPO Witness History Visitor Centre on Monday Lord Mayor Ring spoke about his

deep affinity for the GPO and what it means to the city of Dublin, as his own Grandfather whose Grandfather Joseph Ring and his four Granduncles Christopher, Liam, Patrick and Leo fought in the GPO during the 1916 Rising. “In my last month as Lord Mayor I am honoured to be dedicating this exhibition, which commemorates not only Thomas F Meagher and the Irish Flag but also the strong and enduring links between Ireland and the United States,” he said. Niall O’Callaghan, Managing Director of Shannon Heritage, which manages GPO Witness History also spoke at the exhibition launch. “We are honoured to be able to partner with the Thomas F Meagher Foundation to host this new exhibition on the Washington Monument plaque from the people of Ireland,” he said. “This will be an excellent addition to our exhibition on the Irish flag. It is poignant that this exhibition is located here in GPO Witness History, given that it was

at The GPO where the Irish Tricolour first flew in Dublin and where the proclamation was read during the 1916 Easter Rising. “This exhibition on the commemorative plaque from the people of Ireland is also important in recognizing the long and enduring relationship between Ireland and the United States.” Chair of the Thomas F Meagher Foundation, Reverend Michael Cavanagh, spoke of the Foundation’s delight at having this brand new addition to the exhibition on the Irish Flag opened in 2019. “The Irish Flag proclaims a message of pride, respect and peace, and that message is central to the work of the Foundation,” he said. “Thomas Meagher himself is a symbol of the link between Ireland and the United States; the people of Ireland’s gift of the Washington Memorial plaque will keep that message of peace and inclusivity at the forefront of the relationship between our two countries.”

Loneliness Taskforce funding welcomed A CHARITY that supports older people to age at home has welcomed the Government’s announcement of a €3 million fund, separate to the mental fund, which will be used to combat loneliness all across Ireland. ALONE said the move is welcome recognition from this Government of the seriousness of loneliness as a health issue and highlights the willingness to tackle it. ALONE chief executive Seán Moynihan collaborated with Senator Keith Swanick to form the Loneliness Taskforce, an initiative to coordinate a response to loneliness and social isolation in Ireland. The taskforce endeavours to increase awareness about the issue and to achieve the implementation of a set

of recommendations set out for Government, State agencies and all policymakers. Mr Moynihan said the funding is a significant achievement for the Loneliness Taskforce and the ongoing work across Ireland to highlight the loneliness epidemic, affecting people of all age groups. “ALONE is proud to have worked on this for more than a year with Senator Swanick and the other members of the taskforce,” said Mr Moynihan. “Our work has highlighted just how important this is to people across Ireland and we welcome the Government’s response. “Loneliness can seriously impact your physical and mental health, and evidence has shown that older people experiencing high levels of loneliness

are almost twice as likely to die within six years compared to those who are not lonely. “It is vital to support grassroots community organisations which have emerged because they have witnessed, first-hand, the need to combat loneliness, and to ensure supports are community-led. Mr Moynihan said many organisations are already working on this. “We must make sure these receive adequate support,” he added. The €3 million funding announced will go a long way to ensure that this happens.” • For those who have concerns about their own wellbeing, or the wellbeing of a vulnerable older person in the community, ALONE can be contacted on 016791032 or visit www.

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Microsoft welcomes students TECH giants Microsoft welcomed over 80 girls to its campus for a special DreamSpace event earlier this month to mark Girls in ICT Day. The day was designed to inspire youngsters about the opportunities unlocked through STEM and get them to meet young successful women who are blazing a trail by harnessing the power of creativity and technology. Students from Scoil Chaitríona, Coolock and St Kevin’s GNS, Tallaght, undertook a special immersive digital skills experience on the day. With sessions in MicroBit coding and 3D paint modelling to foster critical thinking, problem-solving and teamwork skills, they were empowered to succeed into the future through STEM subjects. The event is a key element of Microsoft’s #MakeWhatsNext campaign that aims to encourage young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The students also had the opportunity to meet with young successful

women, who have used their digital skills to succeed. Twelve-year-old EU Digital Girl of the Year 2018, Aoibheann Mangan, spoke about her interest in coding and the importance of digital skills to empower girls to become future leaders. Entrepreneur Nicki Hoyne, founder and CEO of My Shining Armour, shared how technological innovation supported her online accessories business, and she encouraged the girls to open their minds to the career opportunities that emerge in the STEM space. “At Microsoft we want to inspire, excite and encourage Irish girls to achieve more through technology and become our next digital leaders,” said Cathriona Hallahan, Managing Director, Microsoft Ireland. “With women currently representing only 30 percent of Europe’s ICT workforce, it’s important that all girls are able to see a path for themselves in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths so they can not only imagine

tomorrow’s world but play an active role in building it. “With our research showing that 46 percent of girls reporting an interest in STEM subjects when inspired by a female role model, we brought together some of Ireland’s most inspiring young female leaders to DreamSpace. “And with seven million new STEM jobs due to come on stream in Europe by 2025, we must do all we can to break stereotypes around STEM, showcase girls in Ireland to #MakeWhatsNext. “This celebratory event for girls, our future leaders, also marked the first anniversary of DreamSpace. From an initial investment of €5m, the One Microsoft team have expanded the hub and created an immersive digital skills experience that is now being rolled out across the regions so that every school and every student in Ireland is empowered to engage with technology.” Nicki Hoyne, Founder and CEO of My Shining Armour, said he was delighted to join Microsoft

in showcasing the power of creativity and technology in unlocking new career opportunities for young girls across Ireland. “When I was growing up my current job didn’t exist,” he continued. “Through the transformation of technology and belief in my creativity, I now run an international business that competes with longestablished retailers. “The #MakeWhatsNext campaign is a great way to inspire girls to open their minds to STEM, as

whatever their future holds technology will be at the heart of it.” Aoibheann Mangan, EU Digital Girl of the Year, said she had achieved things she could never have expected through STEM. “My websites have won awards across Europe and I’ve gotten to travel and speak about the importance of digital skills, especially giving all girls the opportunity to discover their STEM talent,” she explained. “For girls to succeed in technology, we need

to level the playing field. As coding is not on the primary curriculum and not all secondary schools are able to offer the subject at Junior or Senior cycle, it’s important to have places like DreamSpace and companies like Microsoft investing in our futures, as it may be the only chance some students get to experience technology and spark a lifelong passion for STEM.” Microsoft also supports STEM education in Ireland through their Hour of Code programme

which provides young people with a glimpse into the fun of coding. In 2018, Microsoft announced a partnership with DCU to enable over 450 final year student teachers to introduce coding to an additional 10,000 primary school students. The company is inviting all schools to register their interest in the DreamSpace experience by logging on to www. and following Microsoft’s twitter handle @MS_ eduIRL.

BIFE graduate show opens THE Bray Institute of Further Education (BIFE) annual Graduate Show and exhibition is opening on Tuesday, May 21 and remains on view until Friday, May 24. An open evening takes place on Thursday, May 23, from 7-9pm and the exhibition displays certificate and diploma work from all art and design courses at BIFE. This annual show offers students an opportunity to display their creative work and processes, in addition to showcasing the variety of courses that the college has to offer. The show features the work of graduate students from Art Portfolio Preparation, Art Craft Design, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Furniture Design, Architectural Design and Technology, Horticultural Design and 3D Game Design. The exhibition opens with a reception in the college from 7-9pm on Tuesday, May 21. The

exhibition is open to the public and will be on view from 10am-4pm Wednesday, May 22, 10am-9pm on Thursday, May 23 with an open evening that night from 7-9pm and from 10am1pm on Friday, May 24. BIFE offers relevant courses to art and design students and aims to develop the necessary knowledge, commitment

and creative skills for students to engage in a rapidly changing global culture. Previous Art and Design graduates from BIFE have continued onto higher education and are prevalent in all art and design fields. For further details, contact the college on 01-2829668 or check out

Pictured at Dreamscape are Hayden Meehan, Scoil Cathríona, Amanda Jolliffe, DreamSpace, Aoibheann Mangan, European Digital Girl of the Year, Nicki Hoyne, founder and CEO of My Shining Armour, and Caoimhe Curtis, St Kevin’s National School, Tallaght. PHOTO: NAOISE CULHANE

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Dublin City Council Michelle & Sean McCarrick of 5 Cremore Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11, wish to apply for Planning Permission for development at the above address which consists of the following: Demolition of existing single storey side garage, in its place construction of additional 27sqm single storey flat roofed rear and side extension to existing semi-detached mid terrace dwelling. New 15sqm main attic conversion to include new internal stairs, velux roof window to side facing roof hip whilst retaining existing main chimney breasts. Demolition of existing unused rear chimney breast to rear annex and new 17sqm rear annex attic extension to include rear facing window, internal refurbishment and all associated site works to side and rear including new front yard gate to match existing railings. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the planning authority of this application.

Dublin City Council We, Doban Properties Ltd., intend to apply for permission for development at this site, 17 Blessington Place, Dublin 7. D 0 7 K 3 5 4 The development consists of changes to existing permission no. 3723/15 to include full brick façade of traditional brick & lime mortar, traditional style timber sash windows, natural stone slates and internal changes to layout including attic storage. The proposed development site is within the curtilage of a protected structure. 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.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council Planning Permission is sought from Dublin City Council for single storey dining room extension and all ancillary works to rear of existing house at 75 Russell Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin 3 on behalf of Elizabeth Smyth & Mark Sheehan. 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.

PLANNING DUBLIN Fingal County Council I, Nicholas Leddy intend to apply for Planning Permission for development at this site 34 Pinebrook Vale, Huntstwon, Dublin 15, D15 CAV8. Development will consist of a proposed new dormer roof to the rear of the existing house roof and all ancillary works. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the planning authority during the public opening hours of (9.30a.m.- 16.30p.m.) Monday to Friday at Fingal County Council, Fingal County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Fingal, Co. Dublin. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee (€20.00) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by Fingal County Council of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions or may refuse to grant permission.


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The new Tarraco is a manageable beast of a car Seán Creedon

Tarragona. Most car launches are held at hotels around the THE Seat car company, country, but Seat opted which was founded in for the RTÉ studios in Spain almost 70 years Donnybrook to introduce ago, has a tradition of the Tarraco to the Irish naming their new cars media. Part of the reason after Spanish places. for the unusual venue was You may remember that Seat sponsor the 2FM the Arona, Ibiza, Leon ‘Rising’ programme. and the huge Alhambra Seat is doing very well people carrier. in Ireland these days. Last Now the company, which is owned by the VW year, their sales figures Group, has introduced the here grew by 12 per cent and they now have Tarraco which is the 14th model to be named after a over 3 per cent market share - their best Irish Spanish place. Seat’s flagship SUV takes performance since 2001. We are going to see a lot its inspiration from the more new cars from Seat ancient Roman name for

with a new model due every six months. Next up is a new Leon, due in early 2020. The Tarraco is now the largest SUV in the Seat stable, larger than the Arona and Ateca. It’s available in a five or seven-seater option and those seats are very comfortable. All my family loved the high seating position in the Tarraco, which is rare as someone normally has a complaint. Most cars in the VW range share parts and platforms and the Tarraco shares its platform with

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the equally massive Skoda Kodiaq. Externally, the car looks very impressive with the traditional Seat grille at the front and LED lights front and back. Inside, the dash is dominated by an eight-inch infotainment screen. There are various engines available, starting with the 1.5-litre petrol. My test car came with a 2.0-litre automatic diesel with 190 brake horse power. There is also a 2.0-litre diesel with 150

brake horse power. It was full of goodies, starting with keyless entry, 19-inch alloys, rear view camera and sunroof. I drove the seven-seater, but had no real need for the third row of seats. However, it was good to see that, despite having seven seats, there was still room to squeeze in a proper spare wheel. Prices start at €34,700 for the SE version, while the fancier Xcellence model will cost you €39,885. Those models

will have lots of ‘extras’ included. A sporty FR version is coming soon, there will also be a plug-in hybrid version next year and an electric version is due at a later stage. There are scrappage deals available with up to €2,000 on offer in trade-ins. Seat say they expect their main rivals for the Tarraco will be the Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan X-Trail and Peugeot 5008. They can expect tough competition there from that trio, but the Tarraco

should be well able to compete. I think the Tarraco is going to be a big seller for Seat. Their marketing manager, Neil Dalton, described the car as a ‘Halo model’ for the company and Neil added that he expects diesel to sell more than petrol and also the seven-seater will be their best seller in Ireland. It truly is a massive beast of a car - but I would say that it’s a very manageable and frugal ‘beast’.








20 House & Home


Almost time for a flaming BBQ IF YOU can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen and into the garden. It’s barbeque time again and despite the constant threat of a downpour to spoil the party, Dublin food-lovers are taking to the lawn and firing up the barbie for some great fun and home-grown entertainment. Hosting a barbeque isn’t rocket science but there’s still a right and wrong way of doing things. Sausages burnt black, blood-soaked burgers and limp lettuce salad are one sure way of making sure the guests leave hungry at best or at worst suffering from nasty food poisoning. But with the right food served in the proper setting you can confidently crown yourself king or queen of the barbeque. Here Dublin People presents a guide to making a breathtaking barbeque. • Don’t leave preparations until the day of your barbeque or you may find yourself running out of time. Go shopping for groceries the day before. Shopping ahead will mean you’re less likely to forget items and it gives you time to rush back if you do. • Treat your garden or patio just like your dining room. Set the table but don’t use the best china when plastic or paper plates and cutlery will do. Put a bit of thought into lighting for an evening barbeque. Chinese lanterns, Mexican piñatas, solar lamps and garden candles can all add to the atmosphere. Put your Christmas

lights in the garden and delight your guests when you turn them on and they sparkle in the dim evening light after sunset. • It sounds obvious but think carefully about what food you are going to serve. How many guests are coming? Are there any vegetarians? Ask the guests to help out. Don’t worry, they won’t mind contributing and it all helps to lend a unified spirit to the event. Delegate salad, starter and desert responsibilities. • Be careful with the booze. It’s summertime and heat and alcohol aren’t great mixers. There are lots of super nonalcoholic drinks available now that can be served before the meal and some of them even make a great base for exotic cocktails afterwards. • Don’t just rely on burgers and cocktail sausages to keep the hunger at bay. Impress the guests with a super salad. Depending on your taste, ingredients such as blue cheese, goat’s cheese, avocado, ginger, beetroot, olives, red onion, fresh herbs, pasta, broccoli, crispy bacon, nuts, parmesan, Feta cheese and fruits can be used as well as the more traditional lettuce, tomato, onion and cucumber. • Compliment your meal with side dishes. Baked potatoes are an easy-to-prepare favourite as are baby potatoes in herbs and butter. For an oriental option, try some noodles. They can make a great base for cracked black pepper Prawns with oriental vegetables. • Heat the meat. Steak

is a firm favourite for barbeques but it doesn’t have to be the fillet or sirloin, cheaper cuts like striploin are easier to manage on the barbeque and taste great when chargrilled. Chicken and beef are both very versatile and can be marinated, cooked on skewers, blackened, or chargrilled depending on your preference. Fish is also an excellent choice for the barbeque. Choose thick fillets or sturdy fish such as swordfish, tuna and salmon, or whole fish like trout bass, mullet or mackerel. • Always wash hands before touching food and after handling raw meat. Defrost meats

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Healthcare provider announces new investment in Santry IRELAND’S leading independent healthcare provider Affidea has invested €1.5 million in a third ExpressCare Clinic, open in Northwood, Santry. ExpressCare ‘walk in’ facilities treat minor injuries and illnesses that don’t require a hospital visit, open from 10am10pm, 365 days a year in Tallaght, just 200 metres from Tallaght University Hospital, and at The Elysian in Cork. ExpressCare will also open in Naas later this year as part of a €25 million investment in the Irish healthcare sector in the last three years. Country Manager Barry Downes said: “Through our growing ExpressCare network, patients can be seen as a priority in an outpatient environment with minimal wait times. “ExpressCare also provides immediate access to diagnostic services within the same clinic, which is a unique benefit. “We are very proud to deliver the highest quality medical services in a stress-free environment for our

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7. Can Leo’s muesli be mixed? (13) 8. Rustic consuming hot game bird (8) 9. Told untruths about the song (4) 10. Create cosmetics (4-2) 12. Comment concerning a boy (6) 14. A burning jacket? (6) 16. Terrible pains to the left of the backbone (6) 18. Search for food (4) 20. Show changes in India, etc (8) 22. Institution? (13)

7. Rapt (4,2,7) 8. Separate (8) 9. Class (4) 10. Advocate (6) 12. Surgical instrument (6) 14. Short-sighted (6) 16. Precision (6) 18. Labyrinth (4) 20. Liveliness (8) 22. Fight (7,6)

DOWN 1. Lone (8) 2. Adhesive (6) 3. Formerly (4) 4. Menace (8) 5. Sheen (6) 6. Fellow (4) 11. Rescue (8) 13. Posture (8) 15. Gratify (6) 17. Invoke (4,2) 19. Top (4) 21. Try (4)

DOWN 1. Drink a goalkeeper might go for (8) 2. Possibly recaps on a predicament (6) 3. Insect heard to escape (4) 4. Oversure about fields (8) 5. Possibly blamed for a state of uproar (6) 6. Calendar girl? (4) 11. A bit of a quiet item (8) 13. Responding concerning the Thespian art (8) 15. Animals captured in bronze, brass, etc. (6) 17. A new coin given to me as revenue (6) 19. Got up to get the wine (4) 21. A good-looking item of crockery (4)


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INDIE BEER WEEK Indie Beer Week takes place from Wednesday May 22 to Sunday May 26 and it features a series of celebrations across the city. Local breweries will involve their local pubs, restaurants or off-licences for tastings, live music and local food to highlight their dynamic range of truly unique and genuine beers. Some breweries will open to the public and welcome their community for tours and tastings. Dublin breweries involved include Hope Beer at Howth Junction Business Park, Kilbarrack Road, Porterhouse Brewing Company at 47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2, Priory Brewing Company in Tallaght Enterprise Centre, and Rascals Brewing Company at Goldenbridge Estate, Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore. Find out more at


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Holy Faith Clontarf Parents’ Association is holding its May Book Fair in the School Hall, Belgrove Road, on Friday, May 24 from 7pm9pm, Saturday, May 25 from 10am to 2pm and Sunday, May 26 from 10am to 2pm. There will be lots of interesting titles available for your summer reading so why not head along and stock up!

Some rare and expensive cars will be the big attraction at the Malahide Classic and Vintage Motor Show at the Grand Hotel, Malahide, this Sunday, May 26. The event attracts car lovers and families from all across Dublin and Leinster. The showpiece car will be a very rare 1926 Minerva AF Towncar, a Belgian make once owned by an Irish-American boxer with a history! Together with up to 100 beautiful old cars on display ranging from Rolls Royce to Jensen, Mustang to Cadillac, Jaguar, Mercedes, Porsche… the list goes on. Malahide Classic and Vintage Motor Show is a charity fundraiser organised by Malahide Lions Club and will open to the public at 11am. Entrance will cost €5 per adult or €15 for the whole family with the entire proceeds going to Debra Ireland, the charity supporting those with the severe ‘butterfly’ skin condition EB.

Ireland's premier literary event gathers the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthral from now until Sunday May 26. Attracting visitors from around the world annually, the festival is a destination for those who wish to celebrate the very best of Irish and international talent. With readings, discussions, debates, workshops, performance and screenings, the festival creates a hotbed of ideas at various venuse around the city. Full programme of events can be found at http://

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BATTLE FOR THE BAY Summer is just around the corner so why not welcome in the new season at the annual Battle For The Bay festival on Dublin’s Dollymount Strand on Saturday 25th May. Everyone is welcome at this free family friendly festival so get your sun cream ready and head down for lots of fun. There’ll be kitesurfers, live music, a food market and lots more to enjoy. See http://

The RDS is welcoming the Oscar-winning film producer and Ireland’s first Digital Champion, Lord David Puttman, for a talk on Tuesday, May 28 at the RDS Library. It is open to all and free to attend. Drawing from his experiences as a policymaker and his insights as a filmmaker and educator, Lord Puttnam will offer his thoughts on the challenges and opportunities facing Ireland and how new ideas, advances in technology, education, and changes in culture will shape the next decade. In particular, Lord Puttnam will discuss the importance of enhancing our digital infrastructure and what it can mean for Ireland. He will conclude his talk with an informal Q&A session.

4 Temple Bar Street, from Tue-Fri 11am-6pm/ Sat-Sun 12-6pm and The Invention of Memory on show at Rathfarnham Castle, from MonSun 9.30am-5.30pm. Full festival details from

CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across: 7 Miscellaneous; 8 Pheasant; 9 Lied; 10 Make-up; 12 Remark; 14 Blazer; 16 Spinal; 18 Grub; 20 Indicate; 22 Establishment. Down: 1 Highball; 2 Scrape; 3 Flea; 4 Pastures; 5 Bedlam; 6 June; 11 Particle; 13 Reacting; 15 Zebras; 17 Income; 19 Rose; 21 Dish.


The tenth anniversary of Ireland's International Festival of Photography & Image Culture is underway. Running until July 31, this Vibrant, friendly, all-inclusive festival is a visual treat for anybody with an interest in photography or those who just enjoy looking at great photographs. The main exhibitions are now open, with The People of the Mud on at The Library Project,

QUICK SOLUTIONS Across: 7 Lost in thought; 8 Discrete; 9 Type; 10 Lawyer; 12 Trepan; 14 Myopic; 16 Nicety; 18 Maze; 20 Vitality; 22 Measure swords. Down: 1 Solitary; 2 Sticky; 3 Once; 4 Threaten; 5 Lustre; 6 Chap; 11 Recovery; 13 Attitude; 15 Please; 17 Call on; 19 Apex; 21 Test.

From the Archives 31


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

Irish Press, May 12, 1982

Irish Press, May 9, 1946

Freeman’s Journal, May 5, 1825

Brian McFadden announces his departure from Westlife, 2004. The band are pictured here at a press conference in the Four Seasons Hotel, Ballsbridge, where news of the split was confirmed. PHOTO BY DARREN KINSELLA

Cecelia Ahern on the publicity tour for her first bestselling book, ‘PS I Love You’, in 2004. PHOTO BY DARREN KINSELLA

Freeman’s Journal, May 27, 1853

Irish Press, May 29, 1937








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