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Dún Laoghaire woman returns to thank her hero A SOUTHSIDE woman who walked the Great Wall of China two years after being told she would never be able to live independently again as a result of a brain surgery that went wrong, returned to thank the hero who helped her back on her feet last week. In April 2009, Sacha Dekker, from Dún Laoghaire, was diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy after having her

first seizure in January of that year. In the years that followed she tried over 20 different kinds of medications and combinations without any notable results. While her seizures were of the ‘silent’ kind, meaning they went unnoticed by others, over time they started affecting Sacha’s visual memory significantly, causing her to, for instance, have issues recognising people she’d

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seen only previously. As other options had run out, on August 24, 2015, Sacha underwent a right temporal lobectomy, with the aim of removing the brain tissue causing the seizures. However, something went terribly wrong during the surgery, resulting in a massive bleed to the brain that left her fully paralysed down her left side. “Three weeks after the surgery, one of my medical team came to

tell me that, based on the most recent MRI, it was highly unlikely I’d ever walk and live independently again,” Sacha recalled. “I was handed a list of assisted Call living facilities to look at. I decided then, that not only would I walk again, I’d walk on the Great Wall of China. Over the months that followed, I worked to become the person who could achieve that goal. Sacha Dekker is pictured thanking Roisin Vance, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Neurology, at the annual ‘Honour Your Heroes Day’ event at Beaumont Hospital. Continued on page 2 PHOTO: ROBBIE REYNOLDS

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Southside woman returns to thank hero Continued from page 1

Last week, Beaumont Hospital staged their “There were times when annual ‘Honour your my body was in more pain Heroes Day’ event that is organised by Beaumont than I thought I could Hospital Foundation handle, when every day to highlight just a small was a battle and people number of the many around me told me to healthcare successes just ‘give up and accept’. brought about by the I didn’t. “And on August 24, 2017, 3,000 plus staff who two years to the day after work across 54 medical specialities. the bleed that destroyed Sacha was there to thank the connections in my brain and changed my life Roisin Vance, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist forever, I walked on the in Neurology. Great Wall of China.” “I’m thanking Roisin Sacha went back to because during the most work 11 months after her difficult months of my life, surgery and continued when I thought nothing her career in Learning would ever be okay again, & Development. Within she was the calm in the three months, she was storm and she kept my back working full-time eye on the horizon,” and four months later, Sacha said. she changed jobs and “She pushed me companies when she beyond what I thought was promoted to Senior I was capable of, but Director Learning & never beyond what was Development for Oracle reasonable. She made me Sales and Partner see that every day brought Academy. progress and every In that role, she is tomorrow was going to be currently leading a team a little better. of 18 and travelling all “From standing up for over the world. Wanting to ensure something good the first time to having the confidence to walk my comes out of what she’s been through and feeling first 10 metres, there is no doubt that she helped me strongly about giving get my life back and for something back, Sacha is that she will always be my also a public speaker on hero.” mindset and resilience.

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Water usage warning for locals as supply works commence RESIDENTS and businesses across parts of the Southside have been urged to conserve water as major works are carried out to safeguard supply. Irish Water and South Dublin County Council advised customers last week that essential works to improve security of water supply will be carried on a trunk water main on Slade Road. As a result, road closures are in place for the duration of the works, as well as diversions, until Sunday, September 1.

Irish Water customers have been warned of disruptions to supply. The location of the road closure is on Slade Road/ Castle Road between the Mill Road/Páirc Mhuire Road junction in Saggart Village beside the

Insomnia Coffee shop to the junction beside the Millbrook Manor Nursing Home. Both authorities warned that as a result of these essential planned works customers would have experienced lower water pressure than normal in some parts of the

Southside. “Irish Water has worked closely with the Dublin local authorities to minimise the impact of these works,” the company said. “The network will be managed to ensure water supply is maintained to customers, albeit at a slightly lower pressure than usual. Some of the areas affected include Greenogue, Newcastle, Ballynakelly, Newcastle Village, Peamount Road, Milltown, Kingswood Business Park, Citywest Business Park, Kingswood Heights; Embankment Road, Rossfield, Jobstown Park as well as the areas that surround these locations.

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Dublin Rose enjoys her lifechanging Tralee experience DUBLIN’S Rose of Tralee entrant, Laura Vines, took her place among the 31 other hopeful Roses for the first time last week ahead of this year’s television extravaganza. The Shankill veterinary nurse, who is also a zookeeper, met the other

Roses at a gathering hosted by Dáithi Ó Sé in Castletown House, Celbridge before they embarked on their journey to Tralee. Co Kildare was the first county to extend a ‘céad míle fáilte’ to the Roses before they head to the

Kingdom of Kerry for the 60-year celebrations of the international festival. The 32 women from the USA, Canada, Britain, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Middle East arrived into the country to join Laura and the other Irish-based Rose sisters.

Together, they enjoyed a "behind the scenes" tour of some key Kildare flagship locations on that included a trip to Cork and a tour of Kerry. The Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, was home to the Roses for two nights while Kildare County

Council in association with Into Kildare, the county’s Tourism Board, laid out a memorable itinerary packed full of culture, history, food, fun and excitement. The Rose of Tralee Tour then returned to Cork for the first time since 2008 when Audiology Medical Services welcomed the 32 Roses to their new hearing test clinic at Carrigaline Medical Centre. The Rose Tour continued on Thursday when Kerry County

Council hosted a day-long outing to Killarney and Dingle, two of Ireland’s most popular and important tourist destinations. Members of the public were invited to come along and meet the Roses during the Rose Tour and Festival and encouraged to take a selfie and grab an autograph. The Rose of Tralee International Festival’s 60-year celebrations kicked off on Friday with a packed programme of

free events ahead of the crowning of the 2019 Rose of Tralee. Hailing from Shankill, Laura is the eldest child and only daughter in the family. She works as a veterinary nurse and zookeeper at Dublin Zoo, where she's currently working with a herd of 11 elephants. After graduating from veterinary nursing, Laura is continuing her education with a diploma in Zoo Animal Management.

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Smartphones are making drivers stupid bumper. If I had been forced to brake suddenly, she would have rear-ended us, putting all our lives in danger. Editor Either this driver was very stupid Dublin People Group or very distracted. I came to the t.mccullagh@dublinpeople.com conclusion that she had completely zoned out and was most likely checking social media updates on her phone. SOMETIMES it can be difficult to I was probably not wrong. A identify bad driving in Dublin as we recent survey carried out by Liberty tend to be stopped in traffic jams quite a bit, particularly when on the Insurance found that 67 percent of Irish motorists admit to using their M50 or in the city centre. phone while driving, with one in four It’s really only when you traverse browsing the internet and reading the country that poor driving habits texts. are laid bare. Such was the case last It also found: week when I drove back to Dublin after a weekend in the west of Ireland. • 45 percent admit to multi-tasking while driving, including eating or We were making good time, applying makeup; while staying within the speed • A quarter of Irish motorists (25 limit. Suddenly, a car pulled up percent) admit that their phone is dangerously close behind us, as if it one of the biggest distractions while was about to overtake. But no - the driver just sat on our tail for the next driving; • 42 percent of Irish drivers admit half an hour or so. She backed off to breaking the speed limit when slightly when I put my hazard lights running late as opposed to 36 percent on but after a minute had returned of UK drivers; to within a couple of feet of my rear

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Approximately one in five drivers in Ireland (21 percent) admit to using social media apps such as Facebook, Instagram and/or dating apps while at a stop sign or red light. Over one third (39 percent) read emails, texts and/or browse the internet while at a stop sign or red light, versus just 24 percent of UK drivers. The proliferation of smartphones and our obsession with social media

has had an extremely negative effect on our daily lives. It’s somewhat ironic that while new technology is now used to make our cars safer, it’s our addiction to gadgets and the need to stay connected to every single cyber utterance that could prove fatal on our roads. One thing’s for sure: smartphones are certainly making us dumber drivers.

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Microsoft employees get in the saddle for LauraLynn cycle MORE than 90 Microsoft employees are getting back in the saddle for a 355km cycle along the Wild Atlantic Way to raise funds for Ireland’s only children’s hospice, LauraLynn. On September 4, the Microsoft cyclists and crew will take to the roads of Kerry to complete their challenge over three days. Microsoft employees have been truly inspired by the care being provided at the LauraLynn facilities in Leopardstown. The cycling challenge taking place along the Wild Atlantic Way is expected to raise over €100,000 in donations this year and will bring the total funds raised to over €388,000 since 2014. To mark the launch of the three-day cycling challenge, Cathriona Hallahan, Managing Director of Microsoft

Ireland said: “Microsoft has developed a strong bond with LauraLynn and I’m thrilled to see so many of our staff taking part in this year’s cycling challenge. “LauraLynn is part of our local community and everyone at our campus at One Microsoft Place know of the life-changing care and support it provides to families across Ireland. Through software donations, technology training and fundraising activities, we can help LauraLynn to meet the needs of every child who needs their care.” Ray Snowdon, a member of the cycling team and Director of Business Analytics & Insights, Microsoft, added: “Having grown from just 10 cyclists in 2014 to a team of over 90 in 2019, the charity cycle in aid of LauraLynn has brought the entire

team at Microsoft together and helped to generate much needed funds for Ireland’s only children’s hospice. “Our target of €100,000 this year will help contribute to the provision of complex care needed by children at LauraLynn and will bring our collective impact to over €388,000 by the end of this year. Despite the challenging terrain we will face along the route, by working together we can complete the 355km cycle and have some fun along the way.” Orla O’Brien, CEO of LauraLynn Children’s Hospice added: “We at LauraLynn are grateful for the efforts made by Microsoft Ireland to support our ongoing work. “The team at Microsoft have always gone the extra mile and this year

is no exception with the cycling team due to take on some of Ireland’s most difficult terrain in aid of LauraLynn. “Through the increasing amount of funds raised each year, we have been able to reach out to provide care to an increasing number of children with life-limiting conditions and their families. “It is heart-warming to see the enthusiasm and dedication from the Microsoft Ireland team who consistently try to empower the team at LauraLynn to do more for those in need. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those taking part in the cycle and wish them well during their three-day challenge.” The 73 cyclists and 19 crew from Microsoft begin their journey on Wednesday, September

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New Educate Together Tallaght kids join youth school confirmed for conference Irish Glass Bottle site THE Department of Education confirmed last week that it had bought the former Irish Glass Bottle (IGB) site in Goatstown. This site will be home to the Goatstown/Stillorgan Educate Together National School, a 16-classroom school to be

established in the coming weeks. The school's temporary accommodation for the coming academic year will be in Grafton House, Sandyford. The decision on the IGB site is subject to planning permission. Part of the county development plan has to

Minister Josepha Madigan and Minister for Education, Joe McHugh.

be altered to allow for a school to be built on the site. Minister Josepha Madigan said she had been recently informed by the Department of Education that agreement in principle had been reached with a local landowner for the Department to acquire a site which would be a permanent location for the new Goatstown/ Stillorgan Primary School. “All indications from the Department currently are that the location in question will be the IGB site in Goatstown,” Minister Madigan said. A call is also going out for prospective patrons to apply to take part in the patronage process for the new secondary school. “It is important that the planning process takes account of the need for appropriate access to the site for local people, as well as the need for green areas and appropriate traffic management. This should not be a closed site,” Minister Madigan added. “Overall, I welcome the commitment and investment in a new school for the Stillorgan

and Goatstown area. Such a move is a reflection of the growing population in the area, as well as the Government’s commitment to investing in education and ensuring that all our communities can benefit from a growing economy.” The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross said he had been informed by Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh, that prospective patron bodies would be invited to express interest in running the new school on the Old Irish Glass Bottle site on the Goatstown Road. This is the first stage in the patronage process which will ultimately go to an online parental preference survey and then adjudication by the New Schools Establishment Group. Minister Ross said: “This is very welcome news for both primary and secondary education in Goatstown. The invitation to become the secondary school patron in Goatstown follows on from the announcement in April, 2018 that the Government was making

a major investment in education. This is great news for Goatstown and the region as it will help meet demand from the growing population.” Minister Ross added: “Patronage for a new school is an important decision for a community. This is the first step today in seeking invitations. This will be followed over the coming months with an online patronage survey where local people, parents and guardians of eligible children living in the area, will be asked to express their preferences on patronage of this new school in Goatstown.” The parental preference survey in relation to the new school will be held as part of the Online Patronage Process System (OPPS). The OPPS provides for objective information to be shared with parents and guardians to support them in making an informed choice to express their preferred model of patronage for their child’s education. This also includes an option for parents to express a preference for Irish or English medium education.

FIVE young people from Tallaght have attended an International Foróige youth leadership conference in Maynooth The five, Kian Wilson, Ben Byrne, Dannielle Mahoney, Emma Byrne and Conan Gavin., joined 250 teenagers from India, the USA and all over Ireland for the Leadership for Life Conference. The conference, which was launched on the grounds of NUI Maynooth, brings together teenagers, aged 15-18, to learn how to become leaders in their own lives. During the week-long conference they learn crucial life skills such as empathy, decision

making, communication skills, critical thinking and teamwork. Seán Campbell, CEO of Foróige, said: “The Leadership for Life programme enables young people to develop the skills, inspiration, vision, confidence, and action plans to be effective leaders. “Great leadership is grounded in respect and the ability to inspire. In the week ahead these young leaders will uncover the greatness within themselves and their own unique leadership style.” The 250 delegates graduated having completed various stages of the leadership programme.

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Tallaght’s iconic Chamber Square to be transformed CHAMBER Square in Tallaght is set to be enhanced as part of a community-led architecture and design programme. ‘Reimagine’ was launched by the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) last week to bring together local communities, architects, designers and planners to develop projects which will enhance the local built environment of six towns around the country. The Tallaght project, ‘Melt the Walls’, will focus on enhancing Chamber Square for the local residents with a temporary installation, connecting it with the surrounding cultural buildings. The project is being rolled out by the IAF in partnership with South Dublin County Arts Office, Tallaght Community Arts, Rua Red, Tallaght Library, and the Civic Theatre and is being funded by the Crea-tive Ireland South Dublin programme. Chamber House is a landmark, stand alone, five-storey building situated at the eastern side of the new Tallaght Square in west Dublin and directly adjacent to the County Civic Offices. The County Library and reading rooms are located on the ground floor with extensive book storage in the basement. The upper levels of Chamber House serve as a Health Care Hub, providing the focal point for integrated health and local services for the Tallaght area with a Primary Care and Network Centre incorporating GP, Therapy Care, Dental Services, Social Work Teams, Child Protection & Mental Health Services. Nathalie Weadick, Director of the IAF, said: “A key part of the Irish Architecture Foundation’s Strategy is to enable citizens to contribute to and improve their built environment, and this lies at the very heart of Reimagine. “No one knows more about Tallaght than the people who live there, and the overall aim of Reimagine is to enable

local residents to bring about positive change to Tallaght through collaborative engagement with professionals in architecture, planning, and design. “After months of community consultation culminating in an Open Call for a team to create an architectural installation in Chamber Square, we are delighted to announce OBFA Architects have one the competition. “The winning installation will be in place in Chamber Square from September 16 with a programme of events for two weeks including a launch on September 18. “Information on these events will be available on the IAF’s website in coming weeks.” Also speaking at the launch of Reimagine was Orla Scannell, Arts Office South Dublin County Council, who said: “We’re delighted that Tallaght has been chosen to participate in Reimagine. The project is unique in that it allows Tallaght locals, architects, and designers to work together to bring about positive changes to our civic spaces.

Pictured at the launch of ‘Reimagine’ at the Irish Architecture Foundation are Nathalie Weadick (left), Director of the IAF, and Tania Banotti, Director of the Creative Ireland Programme. PHOTO: MARK STEDMAN “Chamber Square is an important part of Tallaght, and we look forward to developing a greater connection with Tallaght locals, the Square, and the businesses and the organisations surrounding it.” Established in 2005, the

Sandyford Science Show gets funding A SANDYFORD-based science show and workshop for children has secured €8,000 in funding from the Government. Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, and the Minister for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan, announced an investment of €476,000 through Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), to support 13 festivals and 13 events across the country as part of national Science Week. Science Week takes place from the November 10 to 17 this year, with a theme of climate action. “The festival will add to the local conversation about the impact of science and technology on our changing world,” local Minister Josepha Madigan said: “Science wWeek is an excellent opportunity for adults and teenagers to connect with science and this year it will also provide a chance to learn about the ways in which science and technology can contribute to a positive climate future.” As part of the allocation of funding, the Dr Osity Body Science Show at Imaginosity, Dublin Children’s Museum in Sandyford has been awarded €8,000. “Throughout the week there will be hands on workshops for DEIS primary schools where students learn about the body parts through music, song movement and science,” Minister Madigan added.

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This week’s Beauty Dial Star Buys

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ALFA ITALIA LAZIO COLLEZIONI TRAVEL STYLING KIT RRP €44.95. Introducing the Lazio Collezioni, a limitededition travel styling kit inspired by delicious Italian desserts. Taking its name from the stunning mountainous region in central Italy, the Lazio Collezioni features deceptively powerful mini hair styling appliances for on the go styling. The limited-edition autumn/winter 2019 travel kit is the perfect travel companion. The ultra-compact and lightweight dryer and irons provide near salon performance and help ensure you maintain your look while on the go. The new Lazio Collezioni hairdryer utilises Alfa Italia’s powerful 1200w motor, which has two speed settings, to create the same styling power as its full-sized counterparts while the ceramic styling iron is capable of heating up to 190°C and comes with two sectioning clips. Available from September for a limited time only at www.alfaitaliapro.com

AVÈNE VERY HIGH PROTECTION LOTION FOR CHILDREN SPF 50+ RRP €20.50

The Very High Protection Lotion for Children SPF50+ is formulated specifically for children with sensitive skin, light and very fair skin. The lotion is highly water resistant and soothing thanks to Avène’s Thermal Spring Water and leaves no sticky white residue. Fragrance, paraben, alcohol and silicone free, Avène’s Very High Protection Lotion for Children is gentle on skin and on the environment. The new formula also has improved biodegradability, minimising its impact on the environment. Eau Thermale Avène has partnered with the Pur Project, a program in Indonesia aimed at reviving and preserving coral reefs and preserving the marine ecosystem. More than 800 corals were planted in that year, and more than 1,000 corals were conserved. Mattifying, water-resistant, hydrating and ecoconscious, Avène’s latest sun care range allows you to have fun in the sun without any worries.

The Kennedy & Co Revitalising Eye Gel featuring a combination of Pro-Vitamin D, Vitamin E and the much-loved Sodium Hyaluronate alongside caffeine, works to not only tackle puffiness and dark circles, but also helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines where you need it most. Use it first thing in the morning and last thing at night. The metallic nib applicator is instantly cooling to the touch and feels like a real treat. Keep it in the car or at your desk for last minute pick-me-ups. Kennedy & Co is available to purchase in selected Dunnes Stores and pharmacies nationwide or online at www. kennedycogrooming. com

WEIR & SONS Pay homage to our oceans’ most wonderful creatures as Alex Monroe has created a collection of jewellery to celebrate the most amazing species. Whether you love whales, fish or turtles, wear a piece of handcrafted jewellery that recreates your favourite underwater animal in beautiful detail. Available in a choice of sterling silver and gold plated, you pick up this enchanting collection at Weir & Sons, Grafton Street and Dundrum Town Centre and online at www.weir.ie.


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BOOK OF THE WEEK

A Degree of Truth About The Author MURIEL Bolger is a best-selling author, a well-known Irish journalist and award-winning travel writer. Her books all have an element of foreign places in them. And this time she treats us to a glimpse of Spain, in Alcala de Henares. When not writing and travelling Muriel enjoys painting in watercolours, a relatively new and absorbing hobby, classical music and opera. ‘A Degree of Truth’ is her seventh novel. In addition to her bestselling fiction, which include ‘The Captain’s Table’, ‘The Pink Pepper Tree’, ‘Out of Focus’ and Dublin - City of Literature (O'Brien Press), won the Travel Extra Travel Guide Book of the Year.

A DEGREE of Truth follows Tansy Nugent from naive student to womanhood. The only child of older parents, her deep friendship with her flat mate, streetwise Phyllis, lands her in trouble more than once, but is a sustaining force in her life. Set in Dublin, around the flatlands of Rathmines and the hallowed halls of Trinity College, we follow Tansy’s struggles and triumphs. It’s because of Phyllis’s never-takeno-for-an-answer attitude that, as an undergraduate, that she spends the summer in the city. Tansy lands herself a job as research assistant to debonair university professor, anthropologist, Sean Pollard. Captivated by his sophisticated ways, his seemingly infinite knowledge and his affable personality, a new world unfolds before her – a world far from her sleepy roots and the country life her mother is so keen for her to return to. But Phyllis doesn't approve. Tansy begins to develop feelings for ‘her professor’ – feelings that she senses are not one-sided, but which she knows are ethically wrong. And there’s the age gap. He’s in his forties, she not yet 20. He is instrumental in the timely opportunity for her to take an Erasmus break in Spain in Alcala de Henares, close to Madrid. This is her first time abroad and gives her breathing space, while further expanding her horizons.

An unlikely friendship with the titled Alvaro has far-reaching implications, as does a three-day academic visit from Professor Pollard to Alcala. He takes her to some of his favourite haunts in Madrid, and the time they spend together endorses what Tansy feels about him and he about her. They both acknowledge that an intimate relationship would have negative consequences for them both at their college. Tansy is determined to put him out of her mind. She spends that summer with Phyllis, teaching in Malaga, and eventually falls for a fellow Irish student, Jack, whom she meets during that time. But despite this love, there is always an unspoken presence in the back of her mind. The flatmates graduate and find placements in various schools during their HDip semesters, while making plans for their post-grad futures. Tansy and Jack’s revolve around buying an old camper van and spending their gap year touring around Australia. However, they haven’t factored in Professor Pollard’s sudden reappearance, or the way he bulldozes into their lives, upsetting everyone and everything. She is captivated again by this man of the world, and he successfully uses his charm offensive on her parents and friends. But under the

charismatic and debonair exterior, there lies another side to him, a side she could never have envisaged. There is so much about him she does not yet know, as Phyllis keeps reminding her. But love can be blind, totally blind.

A woman's voice for justice speaks out WHEN Vicky Phelan delivered an emotionally charged statement from the steps of the Four Courts in April 2018 - having refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement in the settlement of her action against the HSE - she unearthed the medical and political scandal of our times. Since then, Vicky has become a woman's voice for justice on the issue, and her systemchanging activism has made her a household name. In her memoir ‘Overcoming’, Vicky shares her remarkable personal story, from a life-threatening accident in early adulthood through to motherhood, a battle with depression, her devastating later discovery that her cancer had returned in shocking circumstances - and the ensuing detective-like scrutiny of events that led the charge for her historymaking legal action. An inspiring story of rare resilience and power, Overcoming is an account of how one woman can move mountains - even when she is fighting for her own life

- and of finding happiness and strength in the toughest of times. Vicky Phelan is mother to Amelia and Darragh, married to Jim and living in Limerick. She is a lifelong learner and has always worked in the education field. She credits her education with giving her the tools to take on her greatest challenge - fighting for her life. By going public on her court action against the HSE in 2018, she broke the cervical cancer scandal, when 221 known sufferers, including herself, were not told of a clinical audit that had revised their earlier negative smear tests: as it turns out their cancers could possibly have been prevented. Since then she has become a household name in Ireland, for her powerful advocacy work to ensure that standards and accountability are brought to bear within the Irish health service so that what happened to her and others cannot happen again. You can follow Vicky on Twitter @PhelanVicky

Tansy slowly begins to realise that love sometimes comes at a price, and, that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is... A Degree of Truth by Muriel Bolger is published by Hachette Ireland in Trade Paperback.

How to feature on this page... send a synopsis of your book, a short biog, a scan of the cover and author pic (both must be jpegs) to neil@dublinpeople.com


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Keith Barry promises that his new 'Insanity' show is crazy

The acclaimed ‘Mind Magician’ is bringing his most daring show on tour.

KEITH Barry, the world’s leading TV hypnotist, mentalist and brain hacker, has announced details of his brand-new show 'Insanity'. The internationally acclaimed ‘Mind Magician’ is bringing his most daring and audacious show to date on tour across Ireland from December and will reach the Olympia Theatre on March 5. Featuring crazy and insane mind-reading, escapology and magic experiments designed to shock, amuse and amaze, Keith promises that this new show will blur the lines between sanity and insanity. This will push boundaries, and astonish even the most sceptical audience members, he says. Keith Barry has been blazing a trail across the globe for many years.

His mind-blowing skills have been showcased in over 40 international television shows, with Keith's series 'Hypnotize Me' currently airing on the CW network in the US. Based on the smash ITV hit 'You're Back in The Room', ‘Hypnotize Me’ is going down a storm with the American audience. He has also just finished production of his new RTÉ series 'The Keith Barry Experience' which will air on RTÉ One this September. As well as his own hugely successful US TV series, including ‘Deception with Keith Barry’, Keith has appeared many times on some of the most prestigious US shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Jimmy Kimmel Show and The Conan O’Brien Show. He has also brain-hacked many celebrities including Woody Harrelson, Bono,

Nicole Scherzinger, Morgan Freeman and many others. Keith has written, produced and performed many of his own stage shows in the last 15 years and has sold out venues in the US, Australia, Canada, Spain, South Africa, the UK and of course his native Ireland. He has also recently presented his keynote speech ‘Mind Magic’ at places such as The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, The Pendulum Summit and The Dublin Tech Summit. Keith’s TED Talk has been in the top 25 since 2008 and it currently boasts over 25 million views. Barry’s television career began with a series entitled Close Encounters with Keith Barry, which ran from 2003-2005. The show originally aired in Europe and has since

gone on to be shown in 28 countries worldwide. In 2004, Barry performed in a MTV television special entitled ‘Brainwashed’ and 2005 ended with Barry performing a live Christmas special in Europe. Keith Barry Live With Friends featured various celebrities such as magician Billy McComb, Jim Corr of The Corrs, and The Conway Sisters. Barry’s success throughout Europe coupled with his MTV special led to a four-year multi-special deal with CBS. His first special with CBS debuted on 12 May 2006 and was entitled ‘Keith Barry: Extraordinary’. The special later aired on New Year’s Eve 2006 on The CW and on New Year’s Day 2007 on TV3 in New Zealand and on the Arena channel.

Keywest to release new Dublin heroes Aslan return to the album ahead of Dublin gig Sandyford House ASLAN return to play the Live at the Marquee gig at Sandyford House in Sandyford Village on Saturday, September 14 as part of their Goodbye Charlie Moonhead 2019 Tour.

It will be their only Dublin gig before the New Year. Goodbye Charlie Moonhead was released 25 years ago, back in 1994 and the band are touring the album throughout 2019.

Songs such as ‘Rainman’, ‘Where’s the Sun’, ‘Games’, ‘Sweet Time, ‘Goodbye Charlie Moonhead’ and of course ‘Crazy World’ are all performed live on this tour.

The lads of the ‘Lan will play their only Dublin gig before the New Year at the Sandyford House.

KEYWEST released their brand new single ‘What Are You Waiting For?’ in July, the fourth song to be released off their upcoming Marshall Records debut album ‘Ordinary Superhero’. It kicked off a busy few months with Keywest embarking on their Ordinary Superhero Tour. The band’s debut album ‘The Message’ entered the top 20 in Ireland, second album ‘Joyland’ went to Number 1 in 2015, and third album ‘True North’ went to Number 3. They had a string of radio hits such as ‘Carousel’, ‘This Is Heartbreak’, ‘This Summer’, ‘Something Beautiful’ and ‘Cold Hands’. The band have sold out shows across Ireland, including three at The Olympia Theatre, The Academy and Whelan’s, all within 10 months. In addition to sold out headline gigs, the band has performed at festivals including British Summer

Time, Country 2 Country and Country Music Week in London and Longitude and Electric Picnic festivals in Ireland. The band have recently completed a 13-date Irish, UK and European tour, which included a sold out 1,200 capacity O2 Academy Liverpool show. Keywest are widely

known for their explosive live performances. The four-piece Dublin based band comprises Kav, Glover, Jimi and Harry. The band formed after being introduced during a trip to Los Angeles where they became friends. Starting out in Dublin, the band found the gig scene in Ireland very slow

Keywest are playing in Dublin in October.

and began busking, taking their sound directly to the people. Whilst honing their sound and style the band became famous and well known for busking on Shop Street in Galway and Grafton Street in Dublin. Keywest are Live at The Academy on Friday, October 18.


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Staying safe on holiday NO MATTER where your family holiday takes you, having a happy and healthy trip should always be the main priority. To make that happen, your family needs to take certain precautions before and throughout the trip. Putting some of the following health tips from the travel experts at Tropical Medical Bureau (TMB) into practice can help make your holiday as carefree as possible.

ends well. Be sure to pack a bottle of sun cream for each person going on the trip and constantly reapply cream throughout the day. Another common issue? Sunstroke. Sunstroke is known to happen very easily so remember to take breaks from the sun regularly in order to rehydrate and recuperate.

BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS Do some research before your PACK A FIRST AID KIT holiday to see the safety level of the Pack a first aid kit complete with country you're going to. That can child-safe painkillers, antihistamine vary from the cleanliness of water, tablets, hydrocortisone cream, the safety of food, or the risks of the antiseptic wipes, and, of course, environment. bandages because having an extra If you're advised against drinking bandage, or five, is always a good the water from the tap, buy plastic idea. water bottles from the shop. If your child has a history of illness Exploration and children go hand at home, assume that they may in hand so watch out for those reoccur while abroad. Supplies of potentially dangerous caves, holes, medication for asthma, diabetes, migraine and other known conditions cliffs and street alleys. should be carried. KEEP THE CHILDREN ENTERTAINED GET HEALTH ADVICE BEFORE Children need to be constantly YOU TRAVEL entertained. With this in mind, it's It's important to gather as much essential that you book your holiday health advice as possible before in the knowledge that they will also travelling as a family. have a good time. Very often, children may need If you really want a peaceful holiday less vaccines than parents as their childhood vaccines will still be active. make sure you have a sufficient supply of games, toys and books to However, the recent trend to consider measles, mumps and rubella keep them amused. Don't forget your insect repellent as mild illnesses means that many Children love to play outside in the children have not completed their usual childhood vaccines and so they early hours of dusk. This is usually the worst time for mosquitoes and will frequently be at a higher risk as other nasty biting insects. they travel to countries where these Good insect repellent is essential air borne diseases are much more and there is only a very limited risk common. of toxicity, providing you wash it off Book an appointment in your local TMB clinic to find out everything you well before the children retire for the night. need to know ahead of your trip.   SWIM SAFELY STAY HYDRATED Small children love to swim and to Make sure that the whole family run around close to the pool edge takes in plenty of water - long days out in the sun, hiking, or sunbathing, remember to keep an eye on them at all times. can leave the whole family However, in the open sea it can dehydrated. be difficult to see your children's Carry refillable water bottles to whereabouts at all times-wearing a prevent headaches and dizzy spells. We would recommend children try brightly coloured bathing cap will make it somewhat easier to spot to drink about one to two litres of them. water per day and adults are best off drinking three. HAVE A PLAN FOR LOST KIDS Have a family plan in case someone EAT HEALTHY Eating healthy on holiday can seem goes missing. One idea is to return to the last spot where you can like an impossible task for some remember meeting together. families. Remember what clothing your Stop by a grocery store or a local children are wearing each day and, market to pick up some fresh fruit if you can, go for easily identifiable and vegetables to keep everyone healthy from the inside out. Why not colours. Even though you may feel a bit make it fun for the children and let silly, having a distinct 'family whistle' them pick out their own? is often a great asset in a crowded Choosing a hotel or resort with market or shopping centre. healthy dining options can also help With these precautions, you won't when trying to make the right food have to worry about you or your choices. family being anything but healthy! BE CAREFUL IN THE SUN One of the most common issues that For more travel health tips contact comes with a sun holiday is sunburn Tropical Medical Bureau on 01and, as we all know, sunburn never 2715200 or visit www.tmb.ie.

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Dalkey’s Deirdre flys the flag for Transplant Team Deirdre (51) is also an accomplished swimmer.

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MESSAGES of support have been rolling in for Transplant Team Ireland after they scooped gold, silver and bronze and broke world records at the World Transplant Games. Well-wishers, including the Minister of Health, Simon Harris and Sports Minister Shane Ross both congratulated the team while tweets from the British Embassy, Cycling Ireland, the Confederation of Golf in Ireland and para athlete Mary Fitzgerald have been supporting the team at the games in Newcastle. Video messages have also been sent to the team by the Rose of Tralee's Abu Dhabi Rose, Karen Cashman, whose younger sister Edel had a liver transplant. Irish soccer legend Niall Quinn also sent a video message to the team which he recorded in Newcastle before the games commenced. Members of the general public have continued to send in good messages to the team on social media even after they arrived home. The first medal of Day 4 in Newcastle Gateshead was a gold for Deirdre Faul as she broke a second world time record for the second day in a row for swimming. She then went on to win a silver medal in her final event at the games, the 50m breaststroke, bringing her incredible medals haul tally for Squash and Swimming to three gold and two silver. This is an extraordinary achievement for the 51-year-old liver transplant recipient and mother of two. Earlier in the week she won her her first gold medal at the games for Squash and her seventh in a row champion title since first winning the Squash event in 2007. On Tuesday she broke another World Transplant time record and won gold for one swim event and a silver for another. Then, in the 400m freestyle swimming event she finished with a time of

6.34.09, smashing the previous record of 6.48.7 set at the previous World Transplant Games in Malaga in 2017. A few hours later she swam her way to futher success in her final event at the World Games, winning a silver medal in the 50m breaststroke and coming second with a time of 47.56 after the overall winner, an Australian lady. After her very physically demanding few days Deirdre said: “I’m really pleased with my games experience this year. “Swimming was good with personal bests in the pool and breaking the record. I’m exhausted now, but the Squash and 400m swim were the ones I wanted to win and everything else was a bonus. “I’m looking forward to a rest and something to eat now. I’d like to thank Swim Ireland’s Carol Finlay and Peter Conway for supporting and coaching our swimmers

during the year as well as MP swimming brand for sponsoring our swimming gear. I would like to thank my club Aer Lingus Masters Swimmers for all their encouragement at training sessions, my family for their support and allowing me the time to train and, of course, my donor.” As well as Deirdre, the team that returned home to Dublin Airport's Terminal One on Saturday includes fellow Southsiders, Leonard Ryan of Tallaght (kidney) and Michael Dwyer, Cabinteely. Transplant Team Ireland includes 38 athletes who have each undergone transplant including bone marrow, heart, liver, lung and kidney. The World Transplant Games continued throughout the week with athletes competing in petanque, badminton, cycling, darts, golf, squash, swimming, table tennis, ten pin bowling, and tennis.

Liver transplant recipient Deirdre Faul from Dalkey has achieved an amazing ‘Seven in a Row’ World Transplant Squash Champion title.


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Our super students snapped!

Photographers Conor Ó Mearáin and Jason Clarke were there to capture some golden moments when local Leaving Cert students got their hands on the results that will help shape their futures.

Craig Pagan and Ryan O’Brien with school principal, Declan Hughes at St Tiernan’s Community College, Balally. PHOTO: CONOR Ó MEARÁIN Ciaran Burke and Brendan Dunne at Clonkeen College CBS, Blackrock.

Proud principal, Edward Melly, with one of his top pupils, Ciaran Haverty, who got 625 points when he collected his Leaving Cert results, at Clonkeen College CBS, Blackrock.

Liam McCarthy, Fionn Kennedy and Darragh Cunningham at Clonkeen College CBS, Blackrock.

Robyn Mary McArdle and Honor Brigg at Rathdown School. PHOTO: JASON CLARKE

Kayleigh Perry and Jayda Skye Crowley, with their mothers, Alison and Jill, at Cabinteely Community School.

Connal James Donohoe, Vincent Pandac, Anton, Korzhan, Tiarnan Francis Keith and Thomas Bell at Cabinteely Community School.

Lee Malone and Holly Gill at St Tiernan’s Community College, Balally.

Shane Murphy, James Connolly and Ciaran Haverty at Clonkeen College CBS, Blackrock.


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Transitioning to secondary school Dorothy Scarry AS PARENTS we still remember the mixed feelings of excitement, loneliness, happiness, anticipation and anxiety the months before we ourselves started secondary school. We, like our children have gone from being the biggest fish in the pond in primary school to the smallest fish in the big sea that is secondary school. From our own personal experience, we already have a fair idea that school transitioning is a big deal and that it could even propose a challenge to some. With this in mind, here are some practical ways that you as a parent can use to support your child’s emotional and mental wellbeing through school transitioning in the coming weeks and months.

CONNECT Make time to connect with your child each day. Talk and listen to them about their stories of all their new teachers, classmates, friends and foes. This will be key to keeping your relationship on track and will also give you a heads up to noticing any changes in your child’s wellbeing. It is also important to take the time to check the school website and school social media channels to keep up to date with school events, meetings, etc.

and prepare for good quality sleep. This could be adapted throughout the household to help everyone’s wellbeing and to allow a true rest for our mental wellbeing.

opportunity to take hold for the day.

Lunch Your child most likely attended a primary school where they experienced a healthy eating policy for the previous eight ORGANISATION years. The tuck shops Support your child in secondary school in creating the habit of are a real novelty and if getting organised for they don’t offer healthy school the evening before. options all the great Remind your child to health promotion work of check their timetable for the previous eight years the following day, pack will become undone. their school bag and Encourage healthy lay out their uniform if lunches from home and necessary. of course the odd treat is Practical subjects no harm. Hot soups and may require additional lunches are usually on equipment and materials offer in school canteens SLEEP to be brought into school and could be an option The importance and pay particular of a good night’s once or twice a week if attention to this as can sleep cannot be the family budget allows. underestimated. Establish be very hard source a mango or gold paint a bedtime routine that Hand over some at 8am on a Tuesday is age appropriate and Responsibility morning on your way out encourage a digital free Your child is taking to work! Eliminate the bedroom after 9pm to their next step forward give the mind time to rest stress before it has the into secondary school and they need to learn to manage their time efficiently themselves. You will hinder this natural step for them by continuing to prepare all for them. They need to build their resilience and part of this is taking responsibility for

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Students reminded they have options MINISTER of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has reminded students that they have plenty of options regardless of Leaving Cert results. The minister was talking just after the release of CAO Round 1 offers during a visit to UCD where she congratulated three mature access students who got places on their desired courses. The Minister met with Laura Kinnear from Blackrock, who will be starting Social Policy and Sociology in September, Kildare man Shane Black who previously had been in the army and is now starting Law, and young mum Maria Connor from Clongriffin who is looking forward to joining first year in Law with Social Justice. “Today’s offers are a milestone for many school leavers who can now progress on their chosen paths and look forward to the next stage in their future,” said Minister Mitchell O’Connor. “However for you three this journey has taken a little longer. “What I am most proud of within the Department of Education and Skills is the significant progress we have made in widening participation in higher education in recent years, in line with the National Action Plan. “Real strides are being made in supporting students from groups who have been underrepresented in the student body and I am determined that we will continue to increase participation in higher education by groups which have been underrepresented in the past. “You three are real beacons for all young people who have a desire to return to education. You have got your desired courses in your chosen institution and now you need to go on, work hard and great qualifications.” The three students were joined by other access students who wanted to share and advise freshers about life on the UCD campus. Also congratulating them on their offers were Dr Anna Kelly, Director, UCD Access and Lifelong Learning, and Fiona Sweeney, Head of Outreach, Engagement & Transition.

The Minister continued: “For those who haven’t received an offer that suits them, there is a myriad of options available to you. “The days of one path to a job or career are long over, now there is a huge range of opportunity and many, many ways to get to where you want to be. “And it’s alright if you don’t yet know where that is – I have met many school leavers who are not sure of their next step. Many of the jobs that people in the workforce are now doing didn’t even exist when they left school! “If you start with something you are interested in and can pursue something in that area, training and education will always be something to build on. “I would urge anyone who isn’t certain of their next step to take a good look at the many opportunities available in new apprenticeships and in further education as well as in the wider higher education sector. There are so many courses and apprenticeships available, with options to earn while you are learning. “The helplines, your guidance counsellor from school and your local further education college can support you. If you aren’t sure of your next step, reach out for help to find something to interest and challenge you”. Already this year offers have been made through the CAO to over 9,700 students who are accessing

courses on the basis of alternate entry routes including graduate and mature entry and holders of QQI FET/FETAC awards (entry to certain courses where specific quotas applied). The Minister highlighted two forms of further education and training outside the CAO system. “We now have an exciting new apprenticeship model in occupations such as International Finance, ICT and Insurance at degree and postgraduate level, thanks to the work of the Apprenticeship Council, industry and our education providers,” she said. “There is great scope for take up in this area and Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor with students Maria Connor, Laura Kinnear and Shane Black. PHOTO: JUSTIN school leavers should look MACINNES carefully at this option – apprentices earn while they learn and build valuable work-ready skills for their chosen occupation while gaining a qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications at Levels 5 to 9. “There is a huge range of Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses on offer, and these can be very ANIMAL HEALTH CARE convenient and local. They offer a combination of general studies, vocational studies and work experience opportunities, ARTS, BUSINESS AND and take place usually on HUMANITIES a full time basis over one academic year. People do a PLC course and get their major award SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, at Level 5 or 6. This can ENGINEERING AND MATHS be an end in itself or can be used to progress within further or higher education.”

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We, Richard Whyte & Aodan Bourke of 62 Saint Albans Road, Dublin 8, hereby give notice that we have applied to the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport under Section 67 of the Mercantile Marine Act 1955 in respect of our ship ‘GUMA’, Official Number SSR1532008, of Registered Tonnage '15.3 Tons' [Net], for permission to change her name to 'Why Knot', to be registered in the said new name at the Port of 'Dublin'. Any representations or comments on the application should be sent to the Superintendent, Mercantile Marine Office, Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, within seven days of the appearance of this Notice. Signed Richard Whyte & Aodan Bourke.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Planning Permission sought by Liz Donnelly and Barry O’Connor for an additional single storey over partial basement house of circa 113 sq. metres in area total (76 sq. m. upper level/ 46 sq. m. lower level) in the side garden and sharing the same entrance gateway of the existing cottage at 155 Kilgobbin Road, Sandyford, Dublin 16 (the overall site comprising of a total area of circa 700 sq. metres.). 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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Yeti tops NCT test pass rate THE Škoda Yeti family car has come out on top with the highest pass rate of any vehicle submitted for a National Car Test this year. Figures published by the Road Safety Authority show a pass rate of 81.3 per cent for the Yeti. Launched in Ireland in 2009, the Yeti was only one of two models to achieve a pass rate of over 80 per cent. Over 1.34 million vehicles were tested at 47 test centres in 2018 with only 49.2 per cent passing the initial test, an unchanged rate from 2017. Of the 1,538 vehicles tested, the Yeti’s fault rate stands at a distinctively low 5.9 per cent. The Yeti first appeared as a concept at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show and launched in Ireland in 2009 as the fourth model in the Škoda range after Fabia, Octavia and Superb. ince then, over 3,700 Yetis were sold in Ireland,

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ACCORDING to new research conducted by Jobs.ie, one in five (20 percent) Irish employees claim to have a ‘workplace’ husband or wife. A ‘work spouse’ or a ‘work husband or wife’ refers to a close platonic relationship between two colleagues, usually of the opposite sex, which could be likened to the bond of a NEW research reveals their full break. married couple. that more than half of • 9 percent do not take Nearly half of Irish any lunch break at all. working professionals employees have observed Bryan Hyland, want to move away from a work husband or wifeCommercial Director, traditional working Morgan McKinley Ireland, type relationship in their patterns, choosing jobs own workplace, with said it is clear from their that enable them to one in five (20 percent) survey that the working work more flexibly and employees claiming to week is evolving. prioritise commitments have a work spouse of “Traditional 9-to-5 outside of work. their own. working patterns and a That’s according to Close relationships at continuous eight-hour the Morgan McKinley work forge the path for workday is becoming less Working Hours Report, a long-term friendship of the norm,” he said. published recently by “Technology has blurred outside of the workplace, the wholly Irish owned as 88 percent of the walls of the workplace multinational recruiting employees with a work and has meant that consultancy, Morgan spouse said they would traditional office work is McKinley. not limited to the confines keep in touch with if The research was of an office setting. conducted in May among one of them left the “Employees are pushing over 2,500 Irish based company. companies to break down professionals across a While not every time-and-place work variety of professional employee claimed to have barriers. Recognising sectors including a work spouse, almost that not everybody works accounting and finance, three quarters (72 percent) in the same way and to financial services, of employees surveyed the same schedule is technology, engineering, said they have a colleague science and office support. fundamental to achieving that they regularly confide The report highlights that: real workplace diversity in at work. and in driving innovation • 65 percent of Sixty percent of these and entrepreneurship. professionals work in respondents would expect “It is important to excess of their weekly this colleague to support recognise that not contract. them in all workplace everyone needs to be in the matters, including in times • Almost 80 percent of same place, or even in the C-Suite respondents work of workplace conflict, or if same time zone, to deliver they experience tensions in excess of their weekly a high level of productivity with other employees. contract. or service.” • 75 percent of Irish The majority of Mr Hyland said that to professionals are not employees feel compensated for overtime. facilitate diversity and comfortable enough inclusion, employers • 62 percent of the Irish to discuss more than are being driven by the workforce feel obliged just work issues with market to offer more to work in excess of their a colleague, with contracted hours. 82 percent of those creative working solutions • 72 percent cited surveyed comfortable to accommodate the ‘excessive workload’ as with discussing personal talent they require to the number one reason for remain competitive in the matters such as family or working overtime. friendships. employment market. • 58 percent of Speaking about the “For businesses looking professionals who work research, Christopher to grow and succeed in remotely do so at least one the future, offering work Paye, general manager day per week. of Jobs.ie, said: “We from home opportunities • 48 percent agree that spend almost one third will be vital to their they would be able to fulfil success,” he added. of our lives at work so a their current workload in a “Allowing employees to strong connection with shortened week. colleagues is a natural work remotely can boost • 46 percent of surveyed development that productivity, as well as professionals take less than morale.” contributes to a

A strong connection with colleagues contributes to a positive workplace environment. PHOTO: BIGSTOCK

A collegiate environment where employees feel supported by their peers fosters a strong sense of community and thus improves motivation and morale in the workplace positive workplace environment. “The term ‘work husband or wife’ can sometimes be misconstrued by employers as something more than it actually is. It simply refers to a strong platonic friendship between two colleagues that, if openly recognised, can have a realm of business benefits. “A collegiate environment where employees feel supported by their peers fosters a strong sense of community and thus improves motivation and morale in the workplace. “It also has a role in reducing employee turnover, as people are likely to stay longer in a job where they feel a part of a team with a good working relationship.” Mr Paye said employers

don’t have to go to great expense or take any drastic measures to foster a collaborative working culture. “It can be as simple as encouraging employees to socialise through organised events or an internal social and wellness committee,” he stated. To encourage more organic engagement in an office environment, there might be value in reviewing employees’ seating arrangements. “Closed offices or high-walled cubicles are not conducive to open communication or socialisation. “Changing the floorplan to an open plan workspace will allow for more collaboration and relationship building which in turn can lead to innovative thinking and success for your business.”

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Puzzles 29

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DUAL CROSSWORD

CRYPTIC CLUES

QUICK CLUES

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7. Speaks of zero house assessments (6) 8. One who pinches a child (6) 10. No top on ruined bridge (7) 11. See 5 Down 12. See 6 Down 13. Use it for a musical sequence (5) 17. Go through the letters for a certain amount of time (5) 18. One who sings in natural tones (4) 22 & 15 Down. Not necessarily one who goes to bed during the day (5,7) 23. Clothes Martin changed about the end of June (7) 24. Speculate about everybody dancing (6) 25. Charming things - you’ll find ‘em among children (6)

7. Almost (6) 8. Tremble (6) 10. Promote (7) 11. Lift (5) 12. Adhesive (4) 13. Abode (5) 17. Fit out (5) 18. Pulse (4) 22. Wash lightly (5) 23. Rare (7) 24. Madness (6) 25. Scanty (6)

DOWN 1. Revile (7) 2. Odious (7) 3. Shine (5) 4. Dawn (7) 5. Miss (5) 6. Steal (5) 9. Tuneful (9) 14. Press (7) 15. Need (7) 16. Pompous (7) 19. Boats (5) 20. Below (5) 21. Speedy (5)

DOWN 1. Instrument that indicates all points of view (7) 2. Parent upset about one artist (7) See answers on the following page 3. Denise Norbury will conceal the Spaniard (5) 4. Argue about being put in poor side (7) 5 & 11 Across. Don’t use pieces as extra accessories (5,5) 6 & 12 Across. The rest I wish to make a mess of pottage! (5,4) 9. Describing one completely overcome by tears? (2,4,3) 14. Observed a description of the Dalmatian (7) 15. See 22 Across 16. A hundred on trial question the verdict (7) 19. A suit for the society spots (5) 20. In shocking gale one must be nimble (5) 21. Mountaineering aid to fasten all round (5)

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30 Happenings

SOUTHSIDE PEOPLE 28.08.19

A few things worth checking out this week

GLASNEVIN CEMETERY MUSEUM THE ROARING BANSHEES

The Roaring Banshees, from Devious Theatre, takes place at the Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, until August 31 (7.30pm). After a failed assassination attempt on Eamon de Valera, a rogue Cumann na mBan unit flee across the Atlantic to escape the law. With Prohibition in full swing, they earn their keep by making bootleg poitín and selling it on to the Chicago mob. But it’s not long before a gang war breaks out with them caught in the middle, and the lethal skills they honed back home hunting Black and Tans are taken to the bullet-strewn streets of the Windy City. Tickets: €18/€16 student/OAP/unwaged.

LOVESONG

Women’s Tours and Last Chance August Promotion

INTERCESSION: BRIGHTON COURT Presented by Halo Productions’, ‘Intercession: Brighton Court’, by Owen Jerome Ryan, is being staged at The New Theatre, 43 Essex Street East, Dublin 2 from August 27-31 (7.30pm plus Matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday, August 31). It is a play about the choices we make and the choices that were made for us. Because who really controls their own destiny? What if we could just go back and change that one little thing? This play answers those questions by flinging three very different skins together in a lane in dirty old Dublin. Tickets: €18 (€14 conc./groups). Show Length: 70 minutes.

ASTRONOMY EXHIBITION

An exhibition celebrating 100 years of space exploration has been launched by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) at Wood Quay Venue, Dublin 8. ‘Above and Beyond’ takes the visitor on a chronological journey through a century of scientific, technological and cultural advancements (1919 to 2018), highlighting some of the most recognisable places and events that contributed to the greatest achievements in modern astronomy and space exploration. The exhibition is available for the public to visit, free of charge, at Wood Quay from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, until August 29.

MARITIME EXHIBITIONS The Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire is hosting two new exhibitions this month. 'From Coast to Coast’ is a collection of Donal Murray's oil paintings based on the ruggedness of the Wild Atlantic Way and his travels along the East Coast of the United States from Boston up to Maine. This exhibition runs until September 10. The other, 'Truailliú, Not You’ is for children and features upcycled sea creatures made from coastal waste.

Red ‘n’ Blue Theatre Company presents Abi Morgan’s ‘LOVESONG’ at the Civic Theatre, Tallaght, on August 29 and 30 (8pm). It’s the story of one couple told from two different points in their lives. We meet them as young lovers in their 20s, full of hope and expectation as they begin their married life, and as worldly companions looking back on their Contact the Civic Theatre on 01-4627477 or book online at www.civictheatre.ie or https:// www.civictheatre.ie/whats-on/lovesong/ Tickets: €19/Concession €17. Group booking 8+ people €15 with promo code SONG.

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum is running their popular Women’s Tours on the last Sunday of every month at 2:00pm until November. These tours focus on the legendary women to whom Glasnevin is home. On these tours, visitors will hear the stories of some of the following incredible women: • Maud Gonne MacBride – Revolutionary, Suffragette and Actress. She was a founding member of Inghindhe na hÉireann and organised relief during the War of Independence. • Delia Larkin – younger sister of the famed Trade Union leader, James Larkin. She played a pivotal role in the development of the Irish Women’s Workers’ Union, and during her lifetime she worked to earn equal pay and the right to vote for women. • Charlotte Despard –co-founder of the Women’s Franchise League. She supported workers during the 1913 lockout. In 1914 when war broke out, she refused to become involved in the arms recruitment campaign. Ironically her brother was Chief of Staff of the British Army. • Madeline ffrench Mullen –a member of Inghinidhe na hÉireann, she played an active role in the campaign to provide school dinners for children and during the 1913 lockout; she worked at the soup kitchen in Liberty Hall. During the Easter Rising, she was part of the St Stephen’s Green/Royal College of Surgeons Garrison. • Jennie Wyse Power –a founding member of Inghinidhe na hÉireann and Sinn Féin becoming VicePresident of both organisations. She was later on the Provisional Committee that set up Cumann na mBan. The 1916 Proclamation was signed in her home at 21 Henry Street, Dublin.

TABLE QUIZ IN SWORDS

• Elizabeth O’Farrell –a member of both Inghinidhe na hÉireann and Cumann na mBan. She played a key role in the Easter Rising and had the difficult task of delivering the news to British forces that the rebels were surrendering!

A fun table quiz in aid of St Francis Hospice takes place every Monday in the Estuary Pub, North Street, Swords, starting at 10pm. Why not go along and enjoy the craic? It’s for a very good cause!

• Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington - a tireless campaigner for workers and women’s rights amongst many other things. She was one of the first women to graduate from an Irish university! These inspirational women played a pivotal role in shaping Irish history. Hear their stories and more, and discover Ireland’s herstory carved in stone! Not convinced? Go and see for yourself! Tickets are available online and at the museum reception. LAST CHANCE AUGUST PROMOTION! Enjoy a 20% discount for all 10:30am and 3:30pm General History tours running in August when you book online. Use the code GCMAUG at the check out to secure your discount! W: WWW.GLASNEVINMUSEUM.IE T: +353 (0)1 882 6550 E: MUSEUM@GLASNEVINTRUST.IE

Crossword Answers August 28th CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across: 7 Orates; 8 Nipper; 10 Pontoon; 11 Parts; 12 Stew; 13 Suite; 17 Spell; 18 Alto; 22 Light; 23 Raiment; 24 Ballet; 25 Totems. Down: 1 Compass; 2 Painter; 3 Senor; 4 Dispute; 5 Spare; 6 Irish; 9 In full cry; 14 Spotted; 15 Sleeper; 16 Contest; 19 Clubs; 20 Agile; 21 Piton. QUICK SOLUTIONS Across: 7 Nearly; 8 Quiver; 10 Elevate; 11 Raise; 12 Glue; 13 House; 17 Equip; 18 Beat; 22 Rinse; 23 Unusual; 24 Frenzy; 25 Scarce. Down: 1 Inveigh; 2 Hateful; 3 Gleam; 4 Sunrise; 5 Avoid; 6 Creep; 9 Melodious; 14 Squeeze; 15 Require; 16 Stilted; 19 Craft; 20 Under; 21 Quick.


From the Archives 31

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

Looking up Grafton Street, which links College Green and St Stephen’s Green, c 1910. The street is busy with shoppers. On the left, Yeates and Son, one of many jewellers in the area, has a prime spot at the junction with Nassau Street. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Dublin (Central Dublin)’, by Derek Stanley. Published by Gill & Macmillan/The History Press.

Irish Independent, August 28, 1924

Freeman’s Journal, August 13, 1828

Irish Independent, August 9, 1938

Freeman’s Journal, August 25, 1854

Irish Press, August 24, 1964

Freeman’s Journal, August 11, 1854


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