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Tony McCullagh THE National Transport Authority and Dublin City Council have published their recommended option for the Liffey Cycle Route Project. The proposal was presented to councillors at a special meeting of Dublin City Council’s Transport SPC in City Hall. The route aims to provide a safe, continuous and segregated 5kmlong cycle facility in both directions between Phoenix Park/Heuston Station and the Tom Clarke/East Link Bridge. It will run along the left hand side from the Phoenix Park to Fr Mathew Bridge, next to the Four Courts, on the buildings’ side of the road. From there to O’Connell Bridge, the cycle route will switch to the river side to avoid affecting bus stops along Bachelors Walk and Aston Quay. The cycleway, which will run on both sides of the Liffey, will stay along the river side for the rest of its length. There will be a pedestrian boardwalk for the first time on the Southside, and new sections of boardwalk on the Northside, particularly at Ellis Quay. The project has been an objective of Dublin City Council and the National Transport Authority (NTA) since 2013. Previous studies have been undertaken to determine how best to advance this primary route

An artist’s impression of the new cycle lane and pedestrian boardwalk on Aston Quay. on the Cycle Network Plan for the Greater Dublin Area. In 2017, Dublin City Council and the NTA agreed that a review of all options previously considered, as well as any new options that hadn’t been identified to date, should be undertaken. Anne Graham, chief executive officer of the National Transport Authority, said: “This plan

means there will be safer cycling facilities and an improved environment for pedestrians along the Liffey and we believe that this will encourage more people to cycle and walk as part of their daily commute. “This is good news for commuters, but it’s also good news when it comes to reducing our carbon emissions.” The Minister for


Transport, Sport and Tourism, Shane Ross, described the Liffey Cycle Route as a potentially transformative project for everyone who lives in, works in or visits Dublin. “It will provide a safe and segregated cycle track right through the heart of our capital city,” Minister Ross stated. “I look forward to hearing people’s views during the public consultation.”

implementing this scheme to ensure it becomes a successful new part of our city.” Local Sinn Féin Councillor for Ringsend, Chris Andrews, also welcomed planning permission for the development of the new homes on what is known as the Poolbeg Peninsula Glass Bottle Site. Cllr Andrews said: “The prospect of 25 per cent of these new homes being social and affordable homes is welcome. “This is good news for individuals and families struggling with lack of housing in the Ringsend community and beyond. “While this is announcement is welcome, it creates new challenges which we face as a community,” Cllr Andrews added. “We must ensure that the infrastructure goes in so the existing community in Ringsend is not overwhelmed with traffic or pressure on local services. “We must also ensure that the social and affordable homes are fast tracked to ensure that the local community has the housing pressures resolved.” Senator Kevin Humphreys, the Labour Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport, called on Minister Eoghan Murphy to expedite the commitment of funding for the social and affordable homes

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included in the plan. Senator Humphreys said: “I welcome the news today that An Bord Pleanála has approved the construction of 3,500 housing units in Poolbeg West, with the consolidation of social and affordable units within the development. “I also welcome that this decision has laid down controls on the build to rent model. This development will allow a sustainable community to grow up just 25 minutes outside of the City Centre. “Dublin City should always be maintained as a place for people to work and live. Such developments will contribute to that.” The Senator added: “I am calling on the Minister to immediately provide the necessary funding for the social and affordable homes and to fast track this most desperately needed housing development for Dublin City South.” Sinn Féin’s Housing spokesperson, Eoin Ó Broin also welcomed the decision by An Bord Pleanala that 25 per cent of the Poolbeg SDZ will be made available for social and affordable housing. Deputy Ó Broin said:

“Today’s decision by An Bord Pleanala that 25 per cent of the Poolbeg Strategic Development Zone must be for social and affordable housing is welcome. “After years of hard campaigning the Glass Bottle Site Action Group and the wider community in Ringsend have ensured that a greater volume of social and affordable housing must be delivered on this site. “While the original wording of the SDZ plan as agreed by Dublin City Council was stronger than the change recommended by an Board Pleanala, their insistence of a 25 per cent social and affordable requirement is still a real victory for the local community. This will ensure that 875 social and affordable homes will be delivered. “Now that the planning process is complete, the ball is firmly in Minister Eoghan Murphy’s court. “It is he and his Department that can ensure the affordable units are delivered at genuinely affordable price. “The Minister must now sit down with Dublin City Council and the local community.”

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Southside trio in marathon bid AN athletic trio of Southside ladies, Eleanor Mooney, Aoife Cahill Mannion and Audrey McGill are encouraging women across Ireland to join them for the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon on Sunday, June 2, for some of Ireland’s sickest children. “I’ve taken part in the mini marathon for CMRF Crumlin for the last 26 years,” Eleanor Mooney, from Killiney, said. “I started to do it in memory of my 14-year-old daughter, who was killed in a car accident just after her Inter Cert. “I would like to encourage others to take part. The satisfaction of doing something for someone else, especially for sick children, is incredible. It’s good for the mind, body and soul. “To see so many women taking part is very empowering. The atmosphere and the craic along the way is wonderful. Join in, raise funds for a brilliant cause

Eleanor Mooney, Aoife Cahill Mannion and Audrey McGill are all set for the marathon. and have a great day.” Aoife Cahill Mannion, from Dun Laoghaire, says her reason and inspiration for getting involved in the event to raise funds for CMRF Crumlin is because of her fourth and

youngest son, Jasper, who is about to celebrate his 10th birthday. In 2010, when Jasper was only 10-months-old he was diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive form of cancer.

Aoife and her family were living in the US at the time and far from their family and friends. “That June after Jasper was diagnosed, the Mini Marathon came around and a fabulous bunch

Irish space explorer to blaze a trail for adventurous Girl Guides THE award-winning space explorer and science communicator, Niamh Shaw, is set to blaze a trail for Irish Girl Guides (IGG) over the course of the next 12 months. Dr Shaw lives in Blackrock and describes herself as an Irish engineer, scientist, artist, performer, space explorer and award-winning science communicator. She has a passion to ignite curiosity about space and the world around us, and was named Honorary Ambassador at IGG’s annual council meeting held in Tallaght on April 6. Dr Shaw was chosen in recognition of the trail she has blazed for girls and women in Ireland. IGG President Maureen Murphy said IGG members were excited to have Dr Shaw as the organisation’s new Ambassador. “She has stated her wish to ignite people’s curiosity and has a big dream to travel in space,” said Ms

by inviting them to earn STEM, Engineering, Science Investigator and Online Surfer badges. “What I'm particularly interested in, during my term as Ambassador, is empowering Girl Guides to pursue in life what they are most passionate about, which is usually what they are also most curious about,” said Dr Shaw. STEM will naturally play its part in that exploration, so rather Dr Niamh Shaw is pictured with Irish Girl Guides Kate Walsh (8) of Rathfarnham, Orla O’Brien (9) of Ballyroan than promote STEM in isolation, I want to Brownies, Rhea Malone (11) of Rathfarnham Guides, encourage them to see and Emily Rowe (15) of Rathfarnham Senior Branch. STEM as a suite of tools with which to unearth Dr Shaw, who is Dublin- and explore what they are Murphy. “Niamh has most passionate about. based but regularly already met some of our members at the First Lego travels to Blackrock Castle And they can use this knowledge to enhance Observatory in Cork League finals in Dublin this passion directly or where she is artist-inCity University. indirectly. residence, is particularly “Guiding is about “STEM subjects can interested in encouraging providing new girls and women to pursue belong in a creative experiences and environment as much Science, Technology, challenges to enable as a technical one. If I Engineering and Maths each girl to reach her can achieve success in (STEM) subjects. own potential in today’s delivering that message This ties in nicely with world, so Niamh is a very in the next year, then I IGG’s aim to encourage appropriate role model, will feel that I have made girls and young women inspirer and Honorary to consider STEM careers a worthy contribution.” Ambassador.”

of gorgeous women in my life fund raised and participated in support,” Aoife said. “They had t-shirts printed with his gorgeous cheeky face and while we couldn’t be here to join them, we all wore

the same t-shirts they had sent us, on that day in the US. It was so emotional for all of us and the effort, love, support and care that went into that day on our behalf, resonated so strongly with me.” Aoife took part in the mini marathon for the first time in 2012 and it holds a special place in her heart. “For me, it is a very personal and emotional day. There are lifetimes of pain, heartbreak and suffering behind the amazingly strong women who turn out to participate in a day so filled with love, fun, support, determination and togetherness. The more support CMRF Crumlin has, the more help they can give to sick children and their families.” The 2019 mini marathon will mark the 12th year that Audrey McGill has taken part in the event. “This will be my third time to run it for CMRF Crumlin,” Audrey said. “The work they do for

sick children in Crumlin is invaluable. I look forward to the mini marathon every year. It’s such a great day out, the atmosphere is amazing. “I love the energy and the camaraderie amongst the ladies on the day. I would encourage others to take part in the fun and raise some money for a very worthwhile charity like CMRF Crumlin. You just never know when you might need their help.” CMRF Crumlin is encouraging people from all different ages and fitness levels to sign up to walk, jog or run the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon of 10k for CMRF Crumlin to raise vital funds for some of Ireland’s sickest children. For people who want to run the VHI mini marathon they can email Bernice Condon, Challenge Fundraising Executive, at bcondon@ or click on www. ourevents/vhi-womensmini-marathon-2019.




Taoiseach's music taste lands him in trouble TONY McCULLAGH Editor Dublin People Group

THE over-the-top reaction to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s overture to Kylie Minogue has finally started to dissipate after weeks of mock outrage and the inevitable feeding frenzy on social media. So now seems to be good a time as any for your humble columnist to wade into the debate. Let’s first recap: Leo was under fire for writing to the Aussie pop princess on headed Government notepaper,

offering to personally welcome her to Dublin ahead of her 3Arena performance last year. In the brief, handwritten note, the Taoiseach professed to being a fan. Not only that, Kylie was going to be staying at the Merrion Hotel, just a short nip across the road from his office in Government Buildings. Handy or what? In the end, Kylie’s gig was postponed and it would be a few months before her famous Irish fan would get to meet her at the rescheduled concert. Even then, our beleaguered leader couldn’t catch a break and was forced to deny that he had been treated to a free meal at the event. Leo’s fan mail to Kylie may have gained less traction had his

Our Taoiseach is a big fan of pop superstar Kylie Minogue. PHOTO: BIGSTOCK department not initially tried to block its release after a pesky newspaper sought a copy of it under a Freedom of Information request. That’s why writing it on official Government stationery was possibly not the best idea he’s ever had. The Taoiseach, of course, is perfectly entitled to a personal life and if the man has a devotion to a former soap star, then let him at it – unless, of course, it’s done in our name. And it could be argued that sending Kylie a note on

official Government notepaper kind of does just that. Predictably, some of his critics wondered aloud why Leo wasn’t concentrating on more pressing matters our country is facing, such as multiple health scandals and the homelessness crisis. And what about Brexit? How could he possibly have time to meet the global superstar in the face of such political Armageddon? In truth, the Kylie saga provided

some light relief from the depressing Brexit debacle. Ultimately, the Taoiseach will be judged on more important issues – and he’ll soon have a chance to take the electorate’s temperature when the results of the European and Local Elections are known next month. In terms of the ‘Kyliegate’ controversy, if Leo’s guilty of anything, it’s simply of the lesser charge of having questionable music taste. Each to their own, I suppose.




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Over 400 boats to join battle of the Irish Sea A BUMPER fleet of visiting boats, including one entry from the prestigious Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, are lining up for July’s Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta The regatta was launched last week and with three months to go to the first gun off Dun Laoghaire’s famous harbour, 410 boats are already entered and more than half the entries are visiting craft. It is an early-season marine tourism boost for the Southside coastal town, and one that means the next edition of Ireland’s biggest sailing regatta can expect a fleet of 500 yachts and possibly more for this biennial four-day battle of the Irish Sea. More than 70 different sailing clubs are represented, including the Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK, Scotland,

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• Obtained their mortgage between the 1st January 2000 and the 31st December 2003 • Obtained their mortgage and which was a new build at the time of the purchase as a family home • Still have the same mortgage or a top-up of the same mortgage and did not switch their Bank of Building Society from their original provider • Had a fixed or variable mortgage. The claim is not affected if the mortgage provider sold on the mortgage to another bank or Vulture Fund and it doesn’t matter if the mortgage holder is up to date or not with their mortgage payment or they have come to an arrangement with their financial institution. Principal of the firm, Solicitor Siobhan Fahy (pictured), has over three decades’ experience in

managing and resolving multi-party significant arbitrations and legal claims in the Republic of Ireland. Fahy Law will coordinate and process the large volume of cases in conjunction with the network of legal firms through the country, who will assist and advise qualifying candidates. Siobhan Fahy said: “We believe that many mortgage holders in Ireland could be due significant refunds, once they meet some specific criteria. “There is a once-off fee of €399 including VAT, which covers a consultation with the nearest network solicitor and court fees. The network Solicitor will carry out the due diligence and Fahy Law will then proceed to process the candidate’s claim.”



Standing ovation for pioneering doctor at hearing centre opening THE National Hearing and Implant Research Centre was officially opened by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Beaumont Hospital

earlier this month. This centre is a joint initiative of Beaumont Hospital, Temple Street Children’s Hospital, RCSI

Cochlear implant surgeon Peter Walshe pictured with (left) James Grant, from Deansgrange, and Sean Glennon, Lucan, at the opening of the new centre.

and Trinity College, Dublin. It was a wonderful day for all in attendance, including the children of parents from the Happy New Ear and Our New Ears groups. The project was led by Prof Laura Viani, who is a pioneer in the field of cochlear implants and neurotology (neurological disorders of the ear). Dr Viani gave a special welcome to the children and insisted they were first to receive their slice of the cake, cut by the Taoiseach himself. Dr Viani received a well-

deserved standing ovation following her speech. She has changed hundreds of lives in Ireland, for children and adults, over the last 25 years. Many of them were present at the special event in Beaumont. Speech pathologist, Jenny Robertson, and admin team lead, Susan Gray, were also given a special mention as valued members of staff. Dr Viani played a video clip of Emma Dunne (15) being switched on to sound 14 years ago, followed by footage of how she is today. Emma then

Professor Laura Viani and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar cut cut cake for the children at the opening of the new centre at Beaumont Hospital. presented the Taoiseach with a souvenir of the day. Ruth Dunne, Emma’s mother, explained how the implant team have impacted their lives. “We have been associated with Dr Viani and her amazing team

since 2004,” she said. “Emma was born deaf and received her cochlear implant at age two. She is 14 years hearing this summer. She has been able to lead a normal life and attend mainstream school. We have always

received the most amazing care from the team. Emma has done extremely well. Her switch on was just so magical and it was emotional to see the video again at the official opening of the new department.”

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New project highlights the human stories of homelessness THE human stories of homelessness have been documented in a novel ‘photovoice’ project that was launched in South Dublin County Council Library in Tallaght last week. The report ‘Many Voices, No Homes – Voices from the Front line of Homelessness’

includes detailed personal accounts, together with photographs, of the lived experiences of homelessness from children, adults, service providers and front-line staff. The report was launched alongside a parallel photo exhibition event taking place at South

Dublin County Council Libraries in Tallaght and Clondalkin. The report and photo exhibit highlight a clear wish from those affected and front-line staff for interactions and services to be more personalised with greater skills and capacity to engage each families’ unique set of

needs and solutions. The report was commissioned by the South Dublin Children and Young Peoples Services Committee (CYPSC) and supported by the Tallaght based Childhood Development Initiative (CDI). It includes detailed accounts from 19 participants in South County Dublin. It was launched by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone. CYPSC member and CDI CEO, Marian Quinn, said an interesting and unexpected finding was the insights gathered from service providers and frontline staff. “The extent to which their experiences and responses mirrors that of homeless families - in terms of frustration, hopelessness and feeling disempowered – is striking,” she said. The photovoice

project was developed by sociologist and UCD Research Fellow and Dr Maria Quinlan together with photographer and visual artist Patrick Bolger (pictured below left). Dr Quinlan said the aim of approach was to “allow the voices of the ‘experts’ in this field – those experiencing homelessness, and those working alongside them – to comprehensively have their say both verbally and visually. “While the focus of the project is to identify recommendations, in many cases we already know these but they are not being implemented,” she added. “However, this project gives insight into how these can be implemented in a way that addresses the lived day to day challenges.” The photo exhibition has been on display in Tallaght library for the

past two weeks and will be on display in Clondalkin library for the coming two weeks. The launch was also attended by the Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Mark Ward who welcomed and commended the work. Speaking at the event Mayor Ward said: “The issues raised in this exhibition relate to families across the city and country – they are not unique to South Dublin. “The exhibition clearly outlines the lived experience of families who find themselves homeless, and the impact on their mental health, relationships, and children’s development.” “The stories in this report are hard to read; and so, they should be,” Cllr Ward added. “They offer a powerful glimpse into the heartache, drudgery and stress that comes with being homeless.

The Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Mark Ward. It also illustrates the enormous efforts parents go to in an effort to ensure that their children continue to attend school, have space and time to play, and are protected from the worst effects of homelessness.”

Real stories to feature in new RTE TV credit union series CREDIT unions are the focus of a brand new eight-part RTE One series entitled ‘The Borrowers’, that commences on Tuesday, April 16 at 8.30pm. The fly-on-the-wall programme will take viewers behind the scenes and into a credit

union loan office, for the first time ever on Irish television. Viewers will see real credit union members applying for loans, and hear all of the unique reasons behind the loan applications. Speaking about the programme, Robert

O’Halloran, CEO of Greenhills & District Credit Union Ltd said: “We are very excited for everyone, but especially our members and the local community to see The Borrowers. “The programme really showcases our ethos and our commitment to the

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Booking your doggie’s holiday ensures you both enjoy a break WHEN planning and booking your holidays, it’s important to arrange care for your dog at the same time, if he is not coming with you. If you are lucky enough to have a friend or relative who can look after your dog while you are away, make sure to ask them well in advance and have a back up plan, should they suddenly become unavailable. There are also lots of pet sitting services available online which allow your dog to be cared for in a dog sitter’s home, should you think he might become overwhelmed in or not enjoy a kennel environment. If you are thinking of booking your dog into boarding kennels, ask around for recommendations via your local veterinary practice and amongst your dog owning friends and family. Arrange to call out to the kennels and have a look around so you can establish if your dog

will enjoy his time there. Most, if not all boarding kennel owners will be happy to accommodate this request. If you are planning on boarding your dog for a week or more, perhaps book him in for a single night or weekend in advance of your holiday to see how he gets on. Make sure your dog’s vaccinations, including his kennel cough vaccination are up to date and you are in possession of his vaccination card, as you will need to show this upon arrival at most if not all boarding kennels. Here are some tips to make your separation from your dog more bearable for you both:

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The Dublin People has teamed up with Dogs Trust to help find homes for lost and abandoned dogs. Top dogs this week are Jack and Jessie, two incredibly adorable dogs who can’t imagine life without each other! They came into Dogs Trust together as best friends and are completely inseparable. Jack is a super friendly 9-year-old old Collie cross who loves everything and everyone! His favourite things in life are walks, yummy treats, belly rubs and attention! Jessie is a stunning 9-year-old Labrador cross who like Jack, is a happy and positive dog that loves to be spoiled! Jessie can be a little unsure of other dogs, so she will need some training to improve her doggie social skills. They are hoping for a family who can adopt them both and give them plenty of love. 10, in a nice quiet area!

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Roganstown finalists: couple #7 Marc Turner and Gráinne Norton are this week’s finalists in our competition to win a wedding package worth €10,000 at Roganstown Hotel and Country Club. Eight couples have been selected from over 300 entries and the winners will be announced at the Roganstown Wedding Fair on May 12. There will also be prizes on the day for the runners-up and a chance to win more great prizes for any new couples looking for their dream wedding venue. These include a voucher for €1,000 off your wedding, a bridal hair and make-up package and even a pair of Jimmy Choo glitter wedding sandals. To be eligible to win prizes, go to and click on the link to pre-

register to attend the event on Eventbrite. As part of the selection process, we asked Marc and Gráinne about their relationship and their plans for the future together. How long are you together? We will be together 12 years in July. How long have you been engaged? We’re two years engaged this July. How did you meet? We met through a mutual friend in early 2007. As the weeks went on, Marc and I became best friends. Then one day during the summer, Marc finally asked me on a date and we’ve been childhood sweethearts ever since. How did you propose? For our 10th

anniversary, Marc planned a weekend to Kerry. That evening we went for a walk along the lakeside at sunset. I had Marc’s jacket on. He asked me to check the pockets, where I found my ring inside. Marc was on one knee as I looked back up. What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done for each other? Gráinne: I would say our weekend in Kerry when Marc proposed was the most romantic time of my life… so far! Marc: Shortly after moving into our home, Gráinne (knowing I have always wanted my own dog) surprised me with a Labrador puppy. What would your ‘first dance’ song be? Elton John – ‘Your Song’.

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16 Planning & Notices PLANNING DUBLIN Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Permission is sought for the following: Construction of a two storey extension to the existing two storey dwelling and all associated site works at Ballycorus, Kilternan, Co.Dublin by Nicholas and Orla Fahy. 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, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire, during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Planning Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee (€20.00) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the planning 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.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council I Joe Kelly intend to apply for Permission for development at 43 Tritonville Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4. The development will consist of provision of off street parking and ancillary related 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 Dublin City Council Planning Department, Block 4 Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 during its public opening hours (9.00 am- 4 pm). 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 euro) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions or may refuse to grant permission Dublin City Council website

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council I, Aine O’Loughlin intend to apply to Dublin City Council for planning permission for development at No. 11 Rostrevor Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6, DO6TOA4. The development will consist of: the conversion of most of the garage at the side of the house into habitable space including the replacement of most of the flat roof of the garage with a pitched roof and its extension at the rear as well as the removal of a shed and all associated site works. Minor alterations to the rear elevation of the house are also proposed. 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 (9.00a.m.- 4.30p.m.) and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council I, Gerry MacMahon, intend to apply for planning permission for development at 41 Fortfield Terrace, Rathmines, Dublin 6. The proposed development will consist of the conversion of the existing attic space into 2no. bedrooms and bathroom, new roof profile to side and rear of house to accommodate new bedrooms and will include 3no. velux windows to the front of the house, together with minor internal modifications and associated site development works. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation 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 Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Permission sought for first floor bedroom with ensuite bathroom rear extension over existing kitchen/ dining room, garage conversion to bathroom and study with new bay window, bay window to living room, hipped roof over garage area and canopy roof to front elevation. Proposed gateway widening from 2.2m to 3.0m at 14 Glenabbey Rd., Mount Merrion, Co.Dublin A94A6W6 for Craig & Viven McKechnie The planning application may be inspected or purchased for a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, during its public opening hours of Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority, on payment of a fee of €20 within 5 weeks of receipt of the application by the Planning Authority 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.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council We, Tom Walsh and Freda O’Donnell intend to apply for planning permission at No. 172 Corrib Road, Dublin 6W, a two-storey mid-terrace house. Development to consist of demolition of flat roof shed (2m.sq), adjustment to gate at shared passage and construction of two-storey extension to rear consisting of ground-floor kitchen-dining-living room extension (32m.sq) with flat roof and roof-light plus first-floor bedroom (12m.sq) with flat roof, plus widening of vehicular access gateway to existing off street parking for one car plus landscaping and all associated works. The planning permission 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. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt of by the authority of the application.

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PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council Permission is sought by Joan Kelly and Michael Kelly for development at 49 Fortesque Lane, Rathmines, Dublin 6, i.e. at the rear of 49 Lower Mountpleasant Avenue, Rathmines, Dublin 6. The development, within the curtilage of a property listed in the Record of Protected Structures, will consist of the removal of the existing rear gate and garden shed, the creation of a set back entrance onto Fortesque Lane, the construction of a two storey building comprising a covered car port and roller shutter, side gate, garden room and entrance lobby at ground floor level and a home office at first floor level. The roof will comprise a selected metal clad curved section and a flat section. The external walls will comprise selected brickwork and cladding. 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. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

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PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Further Information / Revised Plans. L & J Harrison have applied for permission for, Removal of rear dormer bedroom, replace with two storey rear and side extension c/w rear Velux windows and all ancillary site works at 126 Foxrock Grove, Dublin 18. Planning Reference Number: D18B/0509 In this regard note that Significant Further Information / Revised Plans have been furnished to the Planning Authority and are available for inspection or purchase at the offices of the Planning Authority at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, during its public opening hours, and that a submission or observation in relation to the Further Information/Revised Plans may be made to the Authority in writing and on payment of the prescribed fee (€20.00) within 2 weeks of the date of receipt of the newspaper notice and site notice (within 5 weeks in the case of an application accompanied by an E.I.S) by the Authority, and no further fee is required where a valid submission or observation has already been made in respect of this planning application. The planning application may be inspected or purchased for a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, during its public opening hours of Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority, on payment of a fee of €20 within 5 weeks of receipt of the application by the Planning Authority 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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All Saints to headline Bulmers Live at Leopardstown show ONE of the biggest British pop successes of the last few decades, All Saints, are coming to Dublin to play their only Irish show this year as headliners at this summer’s Bulmers Live at Leopardstown 2019. Nicole and Natalie Appleton, Melanie Blatt and Shaznay Lewis have sold over 12 million albums during an amazing career that has seen the band recently reform after a 10-year hiatus to both tour and record new material. With a string of Number 1 album and singles to their name, including ‘Never Ever’ (the second biggestselling single of all time in the UK), ‘Pure Shores’ and ‘Black Coffee’, All Saints have also collected BRIT and MTV Awards along with a coveted Ivor Novello Award for ‘Pure Shores’. All Saints returned in 2016 with the hugely successful and critically acclaimed album ‘Red Flag’, which reached Number 3 in the Official UK Albums Charts, while embarking on a sold-out tour, festival appearances and playing to over half a million people supporting Take That on their arena tour of the UK.

Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus in the past I Have asked you for many favours. This time I ask this special one (mention). Take it Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus and place it within your own broken heart where your Father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your prayer not mine Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days promise publication and favour will be granted. Never known to fail.SR Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus in the past I Have asked you for many favours. This time I ask this special one (mention). Take it Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus and place it within your own broken heart where your Father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your prayer not mine Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days promise publication and favour will be granted. Never known to fail.SR Novena to St. Claire Ask St Clare for three favours, one business, two impossibe, and say nine Hail Mary’s and the following prayer for nine days with a lighted candle. CC Greatful thanks to Jesus for many favours received and those I hope to received. Publication Promise. PH

The girls are back in town. More recently they once again collaborated with producer William Orbit on the hit single ‘After All’ taken from their latest album ‘Testament’ and this will be their first headline show in Dublin since 1999. Already announced for the summer extravaganza are multi-million selling US rapper Coolio, alongside some of the best Irish live bands around including The Stunning, HamsandwicH The Blizzards, Something Happens and UK charttopping legends Bay City Rollers. Also coming up during the summer series is the return of last year’s hugely popular Bulmers

Westlife gig to be screened in cinemas WESTLIFE are well and truly back with their biggest tour to date coupled with their two new singles ‘Hello My Love’ and ‘Better Man’ going straight to the top of the iTunes charts around the’s like the pop icons have never been away! Celebrating 20 years since their debut single hit the No 1 spot, ‘The Twenty Tour’ will see the band perform together for the first time since 2012. Now, cinema goers across the UK and Ireland will be able to join Shane, Nicky, Mark, and Kian and the sold-out crowd at Dublin’s Croke Park Stadium on Saturday, July 6 direct from their local cinemas.

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‘The Twenty Tour’ is Westlife’s fastest selling tour of all time. The band sold an incredible 400,000 tickets in just 48 hours. The live broadcast will see the global pop kings perform brand new songs, alongside their greatest hits and all 14 of their UK No 1 hits including ‘Swear It Again’, ‘Flying Without Wings’, ‘You Raise Me Up’ and ‘Unbreakable’. Westlife said: “We have been overwhelmed with the incredible reaction to the tour and we’re so happy that our fans will now have the chance to enjoy the show in cinemas across the world. Croke Park has always been special for us and we can’t wait to be back.”

Carnival Night. The live performances will be preceded by an excellent card of racing and a wide selection of ticket options, from the great value ‘Summer Sizzler’, which at €33 includes admission to the racing and concert, Bulmers (or soft) drink, €10 festival food voucher and €5 tote bet. There is also The Pavilion Party - a reserved table in the Pavilion or The Panoramic Suite - with views overlooking the finishing straight, where you can enjoy banqueting buffet style dining for only €70. Leopardstown Racecourse is only 20

minutes from Dublin City Centre on the Luas Green line, with dedicated shuttle buses running from the Sandyford stop and the Blackrock Dart Station. Leopardstown is located off exit 14 or exit 15 on the M50 southbound or exit 15, M50 Northbound. There is also ample free parking available onsite. For tickets and hospitality options - go to www. or call the Leopardstown ticketline on 01-2890500. There are also discounts for advance group bookings available online. Advance entrance ticket price is only €17, with Entrance Tickets at €20 on the day.

Poets to Fall on The Academy FINNISH rockers Poets of the Fall - singer Marko, guitarist Olli and keyboardist Captain - started out their musical adventure from scratch in 2003. Marko sold everything he had to invest in pursuing the love of his life, music, with his buddies Olli and Captain. He moved into his parents’ basement, when he couldn’t keep a place of his own any longer. The guys then built a little studio of their own in Captain’s living room for the recording and producing sessions, and kept an office in Olli’s beat up old car. The result of the recording sessions was a blend of pop, rock, metal and industrial sounds. Later the guys were joined by guitarist Jaska, bassist Jani and drummer Jari. The band’s first single was ‘Late Goodbye’, written for the acclaimed computer game Max Payne 2. Reaching millions of people through the game, the song earned the guys international recognition and the first prize at the G.A.N.G. Awards in 2004. Their debut album Signs of Life went straight to No 1 on the Finnish album chart in January 2005, and stayed on the chart for over a year. The next album Carnival of Rust, released in April 2006, also hit the number one spot on its first week. They are live at the Academy on Saturday, December 7.

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Peugeot’s concept car is unveiled PEUGEOT presented an electrifying 400bhp peugeot sport engineered 508 Concept Car at the Geneva Motor Show in March as a prelude to the development of a new range of compelling electric vehicles from the lion-brand. The concept car, a derivative of the peugeot 508 hybrid fastback, due in showrooms at the end of 2019, combines a level of high performance never seen before from a Peugeot vehicle, with low emissions of just 49g CO2, together with svelte, stylish looks. Uniting the potency of three engines (a PureTech 200bhp petrol engine, a 110bhp electric motor at the front and another 200bhp motor at the rear), two power sources and four-wheel drive, the concept car is capable of 0 to100km/h in 4.3 seconds and a maximum speed of 250kmh. Without any compromise all the advantages of a plug-in hybrid vehicle are on offer.

The battery (11.8kWh) delivers real fuel efficiency and 100 per cent electric mode up to 45km (WLTP). In Sport mode, thermal and electric power sources are aggregated up to 190kmh, providing impressive in-gear acceleration in all conditions. Jean-Philippe Imparato, Brand CEO, said: "Electrification provides a marvellous opportunity to develop new driving sensations. We are creating new energy sources, new features, new territories, new challenges. Sheer pleasure for only 49g of CO2/km." At a glance, the front bumper is sharper than the production 508 fastback model and includes large scoop cutouts for improved cooling. Adjacent side flaps allow for optimised airflows. The valance, produced by means of 3D printing techniques, is fitted with floating blades, poised to cut through the air and specifically located to direct air towards the

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20 House & Home


Plan ahead for a fab fitted kitchen Doors and cabinets are a very important part of the kitchen because it is these that make up the bulk of your new fitted kitchen. So it is important to know what you want. Kitchen doors Most kitchen doors are made from Moisture Resistant MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) and are covered with a foil wrapping. You may hear terms like one-piece doors and fivepiece doors. Well in short, a one-piece door is routed, shaped and designed out of one piece of MDF. 1. Style and quality of Five-piece doors are the product made from five individual When it comes to pieces of MDF that are then kitchens there is tons of choice in the marketplace. wrapped and put together to make the door. There are German made These are the most kitchens, English made kitchens, Irish kitchens etc. affordable type of doors on PLANNING a new fitted kitchen is tricky but with the right help and advice you can create a dream room that instantly adds comfort, convenience and value to your home. Ben Brown of is an experienced kitchen designer and planner for new fitted kitchens and full kitchen makeovers. In this feature, he goes through ten things you should think about when it comes to planning a new fitted kitchen.


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SOUTHSIDE PEOPLE 17.04.19 at least five appliances that are required to complete the kitchen if you are going with a full kitchen installation. These are: Fridge Freezer Again these items come in all shapes and sizes. So you need to think about them. Also think about the brands that are out there. Ask the questions about warranties/guarantees. Oven Do you want an eye level oven or under counter, single or double, Nordmende or Whirlpool or some other brand? Gas or electric, there’s another question. Jot the questions down and know what you want. Hob Electric hobs, gas hobs, induction hobs. . .. so what’s it going to be? Think about these things carefully and make the right choice for your home and kitchen. Microwave Do you want a freestanding microwave or an integrated microwave at eyelevel over your new oven? Do you want a combimicrowave oven? There’s lots of choice out there so try to narrow it down. Dishwasher Dishwashers are probably the least complicated as they will inevitably come down to size and brand. Dishwashers come in two different size widths 60cm and 45cm. The other things to think about are the programmes included, the brand and if it is going to be integrated or free standing. 4. Kitchen sink and taps Most of us will have a standard bowl and a half or single bowl stainless steel sink with a drainer in our homes. But there is much more choice out there these days. You can have granite composite sinks, ceramic sinks, Belfast sinks, undermount sinks and much more. And when we come to the taps there is a large selection of different types on the market. Swan neck, single lever mixer, monobloc, brushed nickel, brushed chrome are just some of the terms you will hear when shopping for your new fitted kitchen. And now we have the instant hot water taps. . .. . fancy one of them? 5. Door handles Lots of selection in this area. Choose what suits your style and price. And remember to also

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THOMAS SABO For the first time, the international jewellery and watch brand, Thomas Sabo is realising its unmistakable DNA by creating its own eyewear line. Defined by unique designs, high manufacturing quality and supreme comfort, the brand transforms an exquisite selection of classic eyewear models into expressive statements. The collection includes 16 models of sunglasses in 48 colours with an additional 12 models with polarised lenses. The look of the first Thomas Sabo eyewear models in summer 2019 stands for an en-vogue metal-acetate mix, self-confident oversized styles, extraordinary all- one-colour looks and colour nuances inspired by precious stones such as rose quartz, mother-of-pearl and smoky quartz. The sunglasses and eyewear chains of the new Thomas Sabo Eyewear Collection will be available in the online shop at and in stores later this summer.

AYA FULL GLAM SET €95 Ayu is an Irish make-up company set up by renowned make-up artist Suzie O’Neill in 2015. Starting with a range of affordable, premium quality brushes back in 2015, the brand offering has expanded to include a Signature Eye Shadow Palette, a Radiance Cream and the newly launched easy-to-use brow pencil, with many new and innovative products in the pipeline. Ayu Make Up is dedicated to empowering women with the tools and knowledge to bring out the best version of themselves. The brand’s ethos is to show women how to enhance what they already have rather than mask it. Ayu is available to buy online and from selected stockists nationwide and over the coming months there will be a host of exciting new products launching to the market. One of these is the ‘Full Glam’ eye shadow brush set, which includes every brush you would need for a full make-over. See for more details.

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First impressions – you only get a chance to make one Cormac Spencer

who can’t be bothered spending an hour or so putting together a decent THE problem with first CV. impressions, they say, is A CV, like a good that you only get to make handshake can say a one. lot about a person. If a Most people know this candidate isn’t taking the of course, which is why time to create a carefully it never fails to surprise me that day after day I get thought out CV, then they are doing themselves a CVs into my inbox that disservice and running have not been given the due care required to make the risk they will end up in the trash folder. a positive impact and Below I outline three successfully navigate this important first hurdle in a steps important to a good CV. This is by no means an job application. exhaustive list, but can be There are a growing considered ‘CV 101’. number of work These steps will allow opportunities available to you to get past the people across the county employer’s first glance and country. and put you in serious However, people contention for the job you must be prepared in are applying for. order to maximise their chances of realising those NO SPELLING opportunities. Having MISTAKES: All a well put together, programmes have a spell coherent and persuasive check option. It is not an CV is an essential part of option to fail to make use that preparation. of it. Some recruiters and US studies have shown employers will refuse that recruiters spend on to respond to CVs with average six seconds on spelling mistakes as it a CV before they decide shows a complete lack of whether to keep reading attention on the part of or not. the applicant. Don’t be I can’t say I discard someone that quickly, but discounted by failing to any employer will wonder click a button. why they should spend BE RELEVANT: Your CV their time on someone


Some recruiters and employers will refuse to respond to CVs with spelling mistakes. should be concise and should clearly emphasise the experience that makes you suitable for the particular job you are applying for. Don’t just write down everything you have done, but succinctly lay out the areas of experience that are a match for each job. STAND OUT: Don’t just list the duties you performed in previous employments - outline your achievements. Your CV should portray a candidate who sought and gained experience

and who made a serious contribution. Years’ of service is not enough to convince employers of your suitability. Many people, who have been working for decades, simply turn up and switch off, hiding in the long grass and never doing more than is required (and sometimes less!). Use your CV to outline projects taken on, sales targets exceeded or filing systems modernised. No one will thank you for being modest and employers will appreciate

• Cormac Spencer is a a candidate who can Recruitment Consultant/ take on new challenges Director at Link Personnel and succeed. There is no excuse for not having a good CV. There are ample online resources available to assist and most recruiters will work with you to ensure your CV is up to scratch. An employer’s time is limited, so make sure your CV gives them food for thought and not cause for concern. Don’t waste your opportunity to make a good first impression.

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Puzzles 29







1. Soap on a rope, perhaps (5) 4. Feeble man gets a lot out of work (7) 8. Schoolmaster involved in the race dispute (7) 9. Lowest point in the drain, perhaps (5) 10. Result of a terrible feat (4) 11. Points to dance once seen in cinemas (8) 13. Dick Fosbury’s high jump failure (4) 14. Sour pie (4) 16. Firm Clare’s set up to make boats (8) 17. Singer seen in ‘The Waltons’ (4) 20. Anger the northeastern girl (5) 21. What Mr. Stone becomes (7) 22. Sound man who is sincere (7) 23. Some heat for the marines (5)

1. Send back (5) 4. Rout (7) 8. Jumpy (7) 9. Characteristic (5) 10. Unsightly (4) 11. Vault (8) 13. Fluent (4) 14. Couple (4) 16. Inert (8) 17. Engrave (4) 20. Praise (5) 21. Ease (7) 22. Ore (7) 23. Visitor (5)

DOWN 1. Tire (3,3,2,5) 2. Ethic (5) 3. Implement (4) 4. Appal (6) 5. Revelation (8) 6. Din (7) 7. Setting up (13) 12. Odd (8) 13. Greedy person (7) 15. Starry (6) 18. Topic (5) 19. Banner (4)

DOWN 1. Rusty, like a retired doctor? (3,2,8) 2. Demand to be precise (5) 3. The pain 8 across has (4) 4. Kill the returning Grand National horse (6) 5. Ann Miles is out to become a referee’s assistant (8) 6. Not the happiest of dads set out (7) 7. Roll a large map out to reveal a quadrilateral (13) 12. Study the island of sand and cement (8) 13. Tolerate an ancestor, say (7) 15. Allow to do something to hair (6) 18. Turner’s machine is made up of French and English articles (5) 19. Dynasty returns - it may have bite (4)


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SWEET CHARITY Baldoyle Musical Society proudly presents ‘Sweet Charity’, from April 23-27 at 8pm at St Mary’s Secondary School, Baldoyle. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the classic movie which features such hits as ‘Rhythm of Life’, ‘Hey Big Spender’, and ‘If They Could See Me Now’. Tickets are priced at €15, and €12 for concessions and groups (of 10 and over). Book at 085-1378329 or www.

Jervis Shopping Centre is hosting a fantastic programme of free family events on Saturdays during April. With events happening on the first floor, parents can keep the kids entertained and take turns browsing the retailers the centre has to offer. This Saturday (April 20) from 1-5pm there’s Giant Bubble Shows, where you can jump into a giant bubble or try to catch the biggest bubble you’ve ever seen... plus keep an eye out for the Easter Bunny. For added excitement, Jervis Shopping Centre staff will be giving out prizefilled balloons. Simply bring your balloon to the event space to see if you have won a prize.

LIVING HISTORY TOURS Have you ever wondered what it might have been like to live in the Middle Ages? No mobile phones, no iPads and no television! Well don’t worry. Now you can have the best of both worlds as Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre has announced its Living History Tours are returning just in time for the Easter break. Tours take place every day except Tuesday. Drop in tours are €9.95 for an adult and €7.95 for a child under 12. A family ticket (two adults and two children) is €25.



‘Beginning’ is an excellent play that is continuing at the Gate Theatre until April 20. Written by British playwright David Eldridge, ‘Beginning’ tells the story of two London singles who meet as a late night birthday party winds down. Tickets are from €15. For more information, visit


This Easter bank holiday weekend, families are invited to experience a host of Easterthemed activities at Dublin Zoo, including an exciting Easter trail, games, face-painting and more! The events will run from 12pm until 4pm on Easter Sunday and Monday (April 21 & 22) and promise to be fun-filled days for the entire family. Little ones can enjoy festive facepainting and will delight in the Easter-themed trail around the Zoo, while the whole family can enjoy a live DJ throughout the day. With carnival style games and an Easter bunny on site, this promises to be a great family day out!


ELECTRIC Actor and writer Ali Hardiman’s debut play ‘Electric’ has been getting fantastic reviews and it’s coming to Axis in Ballymun on Wednesday, April 17. It’s a laugh out loud comedy about two girls from either side of Dublin who meet at the madness of Electric Picnic and find themselves breaking down the barriers that divide them. From the moment the audience arrives they are immersed in the festival experience; with fabric wristbands as tickets, festival artists doing face painting and glitter and the theatre is designed like walking into a huge tent for the performance. Tickets from €10 can be booked online at

A new exhibition, ‘The Birth of Irish Modernism in Irish Art’, has opened at the State Apartments Galleries in Dublin Castle, Curated by David Britton, the exhibition explores the development of modernism in Ireland beginning in 1920, a period of political turmoil for the country and ending in the modern Ireland of 1960 and contains 47 works by such artists as Roderic O’ Conor, Jack B. Yeats, Paul Henry and Sir John Lavery, It’s on display until August 18. Times: 9.45am–5.15pm every day and admission is €3.


A reclusive children’s writer becomes wildly successful. Her books are treasured across the country. But when a troubling narrative starts to unfold, we find ourselves asking: what matters more, the storyteller or the story? Heather is a short, sharp play about language, prejudice and the power of stories. It runs at Bewley’s Café Theatre from April 15 to May 4. Booking: 086-8784001 / bewleyscafetheatre. com

‘A Day in May’ is the story of the long fight that led to marriage equality – the story of how a country that was one of the most conservative in the West became the first in the world where the people voted for marriage equality. The play takes us from the dark days of 1982 and the murder of Declan Flynn, through decriminalisation and the split in the movement over civil partnership, up to the campaign for marriage equality and #hometovote. Happening at Draíocht, Blanchardstown on Thursday, April 18 at 8pm.

Crossword Answers April 17th CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Opera; 4 Milksop; 8 Teacher; 9 Nadir; 10 Fate; 11 Newsreel; 13 Flop; 14 Tart; 16 Coracles; 17 Alto; 20 Irene; 21 Monster; 22 Earnest; 23 Therm. Down: 1 Out of practice; 2 Exact; 3 Ache; 4 Murder; 5 Linesman; 6 Saddest; 7 Parallelogram; 12 Concrete; 13 Forbear; 15 Permit; 18 Lathe; 19 Gnat. QUICK SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Remit; 4 Debacle; 8 Nervous; 9 Trait; 10 Ugly; 11 Catacomb; 13 Glib; 14 Pair; 16 Sluggish; 17 Etch; 20 Extol; 21 Relieve; 22 Mineral; 23 Guest. Down: 1 Run out of steam; 2 Moral; 3 Tool; 4 Dismay; 5 Betrayal; 6 Clamour; 7 Establishment; 12 Singular; 13 Glutton; 15 Astral; 18 Theme; 19 Flag.

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

The Tayto factory in Coolock pictured during the 1970s.

Lansdowne Road pictured in the pre-DART era.

Irish Independent, April 20, 1939

Irish Press, April 19, 1973

Sunday Independent, April 21, 1929

Irish Press, April 3, 1963




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