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Roadshow delivers a hardhitting message to students DRIVING a car in real life is not a computer game where you get a chance to reload. That was the hardhitting message that was presented to 700 Transition Year students attending the recent AXA Roadsafe Roadshow run in partnership with South Dublin County Council and emergency services at the Red Cow Moran Hotel. AXA said they were delighted to be working with South Dublin County Council to bring the AXA Roadsafe Roadshow to the Southside. This is the sixth AXA Roadsafe Roadshow of the winter schedule that already visited Dun Laoghaire, Kildare, Kerry and Fingal County Council at the end of last year and Cork last month. Further shows are planned this month, in Mayo and Roscommon with Longford taking
place in March. The AXA Roadsafe Roadshow is aimed primarily at Transition Year students in secondary schools. It is based on an awardwinning format and depicts graphically how a night out can end in tragedy. The show depicts what happens through driver inexperience and overconfidence with the aim to educate and highlight the various safety skills these young students need before they get behind the wheel of a car. Using a backdrop of contemporary music, video clips and television advertisements, the story is told by Garda David Barron, paramedic Tony Kelly, Fire Officer Darren O’Connor and A&E Consultant, Dr Philip D’Arcy. The show culminates
collisions. “The effects are well documented - too many people are being killed on our roads or are being injured for life. Young people are particularly over-represented, and we want to educate these young people to be safe and responsible drivers of the future. “This event tells the reallife stories of people who deal with the needless carnage caused by speed, drink and drugs on Irish roads. The show brings Pictured at the roadshow are Orla Behan and Chloe home the pain caused by McDonnell, Blessington Community College, with the unnecessary road crashes Mayor of South Dublin, Vicki Casserly. and the impact on people and how it has changed have had to suffer since in a presentation by Leo their lives forever.” Lieghio who tragically lost that terrible day. Ms McDonald added: Antoinette McDonald, his daughter Marsia 13 “The aim of the event is to Direct, Partner and years ago in a hit and run educate novice and young Customer Experience in Clondalkin. Marsia was just 16-years- Directorat AXA Insurance, drivers to think twice of-age at the time and was said: "As one of the largest about the seriousness of safety when learning insurance companies knocked down at a set of to drive. We know that pedestrian lights. Leo tells in Ireland, we deal with hundreds of claims every when these students start the students about the driving it will give them raw grief he and his family week as a result of traffic
a new sense of freedom and we want to make sure they enjoy this new freedom but at the same time educate them on the responsibilities that go with it.” In 2019, 148 people lost their lives on our roads and 1,243 were seriously injured.
Over half of all fatalities have been either a driver or passenger and one third of all collisions had excessive speed as a factor. One third of all driver and passenger fatalities were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of collision.
Garda David Barron, with students Ayla Dagger and Mark Curran and paramedic Tony Kelly.
UCD students slam rent hike continued from page 1 student accommodation rooms would increase from €8,815 a year “This rent hike to nearly €10,000 will certainly affect under the plans, while students who are living accommodation in the on campus,” said Ms other student housing Siewierska. blocks on the Belfield “Students and their families will be put under campus would increase from €7,114 to €8,000 for additional strain when budgeting to go to college, the academic year. Under current legislation and it will mean anything aimed at tackling rising from needing to work rents, such increases are extra hours, or having capped at four per cent to pause their studies per year in rent pressure entirely.” zones such as Dublin. The most expensive
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Joanna Siewierska. In 2018, students from Dublin City University (DCU) staged protests against plans to raise rents by almost 30 per cent on privately owned student accommodation located beside the college. According to the UCD spokesperson, the rent increases will be reviewed once three years are up, allowing them to potentially reduce the increases or freeze them if financially possible. UCDSU were asking candidates in the General Election to respond to a worsening student housing crisis, by pledging to deliver affordable beds and a freeze on increasing campus rent. The union is also demanding that steps are taken to support those students who would be the worst affected.
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Dermot cuts the ribbon on new family rooms at LauraLynn CELEBRITY architect and TV star, Dermot Bannon, has officially opened newly refurbished family accommodation at LauraLynn’s Children’s Hospice. Dermot visited the Southside charity during the week to cut the red tape on the new rooms at Ireland’s only children’s hospice. LauraLynn has four family bedrooms alongside a living space and kitchen area allowing entire families to book in for short stays at the hospice. These short stays allow the child using the service, their parents and any siblings they may have to enjoy quality time together making memories as a family. Parents can enjoy just being mums and dads with the medical needs of their child fully taken care of.
This specialised family accommodation was in need of some improvements, as it was over eight-years-old and felt a little outdated. However, with no dedicated State funding a renovation project was not something that seemed possible. This year alone over €4.6m of LauraLynn’s annual running costs will need to be met via fundraised income. Then, in May 2019, Chris Mackin, one of the owners of Malmac Construction, dropped in to say that he would love to help out if there was any building work he could assist with and the project was born. Belinda Rohan, owner of Belinda Rohan Interiors came on board offering her services free of charge working alongside Malmac Construction. The entire renovation project had no cost to the
charity. Liam Ryan is an 11-yearold boy who has been coming to LauraLynn for four years now. Liam’s mum Niamh said: “LauraLynn is like home away from home for us. “It's a lovely place for our family to come knowing that Liam is being minded and loved and is safe and happy. “We get to just be Mam, Dad and brother as all of Liam's medical and care needs are looked after by the lovely staff. “But LauraLynn is so much more than that. We all feel minded as the fantastic staff think of our whole family and this project has created such beautiful relaxing spaces for all of us to rest and feel so refreshed after our stay.” Speaking at the official opening of the newly refurbished family accommodation, Dermot
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stay with LauraLynn. “The days of respite that the families get are a lifeline and precious to them. The new rooms that have been created by the
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Thuggery on Luas needs to be tackled TONY McCULLAGH Editor Dublin People Group email@example.com
THE incoming Government will have a long list of election promises to make good on, from reducing hospital waiting lists to solving the housing crisis. Crime was also a major issue on the doorsteps, with ongoing feuding and the gruesome murder of a teenager providing an unsettling backdrop to
the election campaign. While our politicians will be under pressure to prioritise many different issues, there is one area that I believe needs their immediate focus – the safety of passengers and staff across our public transport network. The Luas Red Line was once again back in the headlines for all the wrong reasons last month when a woman’s hair was set alight by a gang of thugs – an incident that caused chaos and distress for everyone on board, not least the victim. The Luas has served us well since first coming into operation in 2004. It has transformed the look and sound of the city and boosted property
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The Kylemore Luas stop on the Naas Road.. FILE PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA prices along its routes. Despite the extension of the Luas out as far as Broombridge, the Northside barely got a look in. Between them, the Red and Green Lines benefit large sections of the Southside, linking the city centre with Tallaght and Cherrywood/Brides Glen respectively. Given the amount of hassle regularly reported on Red Line services, I wonder, in hindsight, if the Government would have been better off providing a rail link to Dublin Airport instead of spending money
on a public transport route so prone to anti-social behaviour. This newspaper recently reported that senior citizens are afraid to use Luas services on the Red Line for fear of being intimidated or terrorised by out of control teenagers. The appalling behaviour on board the trams can range from smoking and drinking to racial abuse and physical assaults. The low-life engaged in this type of activity are most likely serial fare evaders, depriving the Luas operators of income – money that could be spent on beefing up security
measures. But hiring additional private security staff to patrol the Luas is only a sticking plaster solution. Ultimately what is needed is a dedicated Garda transport unit with powers of arrest and the requisite training to deal with public order incidents. This is something that needs to be rolled out across the DART, commuter rail and bus networks. The next Ministers for Justice and Transport would do well to start with the Luas Red Line which has become a byword for trouble.
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They are calling it puppy love at Dundrum Valentine events DUNDRUM Town Centre and the DSPCA are teaming up to host a series of ‘Lonely Paws’ events in the centre over St Valentine’s weekend. There are hundreds of animals looking for homes across Ireland, and hundreds of willing owners looking to bring a pet into their lives. Dundrum Town Centre and the DSPCA are now offering the chance for people to press paws on their pet-less existence and give a lonely bark its perfect furever home. Instead of a human Valentine, guests can come along and find their ‘Pet Palentine’, and change their lives for the better in the process. The DSPCA will be making the initial matches either via the profiles displayed on Level 1 in the centre, or at the adoption parades on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 between
12-4pm in Town Square. Once you have set eyes on your perfect match, the DSPCA will take you through the next steps to get the adoption process started. It’s a perfect opportunity for people who can offer animals a good home to come along, find the right pet for them and pupgrade both their happiness permanently. This year marks the DSPCA’s 180th year in operation and they have decided that there is no other way to start the anniversary than by a weekend ‘furrenzy’ of matching pets with their forever families. Dundrum Town Centre General Manager Don Nugent said: “We are delighted to partner with the DSPCA and provide a fun, interactive environment allowing pets and owners to be matched thoroughly
to prevent dogs being surrendered in the future. “We look forward to hosting ‘Lonely Paws’ at Dundrum Town Centre and hopefully help reduce the numbers of animals looking for their home.” Brian Gillen, CEO of the DSPCA, added: “We are delighted to be partnering with Dundrum Town Centre for the ‘Lonely Paws’ event. “We see pets as part of the family and know how much they enrich our lives. We look forward to meeting lots of potential new pet owners for the animals in our care at Dundrum Town Centre.” On the feline front, a number of vets across Dublin are participating in the DSPCA’s ‘Tom Cat Tenner’ campaign throughout February. The initiative hopes to limit the number of kittens being born and DSPCA Ambassador Thalia Heffernan is pictured with Molly and Zippy at the launch of the ‘Lonely Paws’ events abandoned. taking place this weekend.
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legends Relief as college Sporting launch new sensory move is reversed hub in the Aviva Áine O’Boyle A DECISION has been made to stop Griffeen Community College from moving to Kingswood Community College. The decision was made Department of Education and Skills following much criticism from parents and local politicians. A spokesperson for the Department of Education and Skills said: “Following consideration of the various options to accommodate Griffeen Community College, it has been agreed that the school will remain at its current location in Kishoge Community College which will be further enhanced with additional temporary accommodation.” An attempt to move the school had been publicly criticised by Sinn Féin TD, Seán Crowe, who said concerned parents
had contacted him to point out that Kingswood Community College was already at maximum capacity and turning away students. “It will already have 700 plus students in September, and 260 plus students from Griffeen Community College will be added,” Deputy Crowe claimed. He added that the proposed move was not part of the original plan for Kingswood Community College and that it would have meant that local pupils from the catchment area would not get a place there in September, while students from Griffen Community College would be bussed in every day from Lucan. "The additional traffic would also cause further chaos for residents in the area and create additional problems for commuters,” he argued.
Deputy Crowe had called on the Minister for Education to immediately reverse the decision and to come up with a better solution to the issue, “which would benefit both schools and their pupils”. Griffeen Community College, which is currently based in the Kishoge Community College in Lucan, was told that
from September 2020 students would be sent to Kingswood Community College. Several parents with students in Griffeen Community College expressed relief at the decision to halt the move. They had previously voiced concerns about the impact that it could have had on their children’s mental health.
A NEW sensory hub has been installed in the Aviva Stadium for fans attending matches including all the Six Nations home fixtures. The hub includes a Cubbie Booth sensory solution. It is part of sponsor Aviva’s committment to promoting diversity and inclusivity across all areas of its business, including its sponsorships. With the help of Irish rugby legend Jamie
communication. The stadium can be a very overwhelming environment for people with sensory issues and Aviva explained that they wanted to try and help to combat that. The Aviva Sensory Hub offers a multi-sensory space to both children and adults that can adapt to the individual needs of each user. It delivers a total sensory management system, which reduces sensory overload and
to life.” Speaking about his own family’s experience Republic of Ireland footballer, James McClean, said: “My two eldest kids love coming to see me play, but for my youngest daughter Willow, it’s a different experience. “She doesn’t like crowds, or any very busy or noisy places. Football games, which are such a huge part of our lives, are quite overwhelming for her. A facility like the
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Aviva Sensory Hub will make all the difference for her and many other people with sensory needs when coming to matches.” Adam Harris, AsIAm Founder and Chief Executive Officer, added: “Growing up as an autistic person, the lack of any real understanding of the condition was frustrating, but Ireland has come a long way in making progress to cater for people with sensory issues. The Aviva Sensory Hub is brilliant for helping people who struggle with sensory issues to help centre themselves when they are feeling overwhelmed.”
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categories of this year’s All Ireland Community & Council Awards. Taking place in Croke Park on Saturday, February 15, the awards are presented by IPB Insurance and LAMA. The event recognises communities and councils across Ireland whose hard work remains widely unrecognised. Over 400 attendees are expected to turn out to this year’s highly anticipated event. The council has been chosen in the category of Best Social Housing Initiative for 132 Pottery Road, which is a small development of four A-rated one bedroom apartments on the outskirts of Dún Laoghaire. With views of the Dublin Mountains and easy access to public transport, these beautifully designed homes are among the most sought-
Ireland’s first Monna Bench, a solar powered smart cycling station with phone and bike charging points and loaded with bike repair tools is pictured above. PHOTO: PETER CAVANAGH after properties in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council's housing stock. The world’s first Monna, a solar powered cycling bench, has been selected in the category of Best Energy Smart Initiative. In this initiative the council demonstrated the potential of renewable
energy by piloting two solar powered benches with mobile phone and electric bike charging facilities in Dún Laoghaire and Sandyford. Social enterprises, councils, organisations, projects and individuals working within the community all entered this years’ event, which boasts
over 19 categories. Entrants to this year’s awards, which experienced the highest level of competition yet, were required to provide information on the project they were submitting, the people involved and their achievements over the past year. The main award, the
much anticipated Grand Prix title, goes to the project that has received the highest level of recognition from judges. Cathaoirleach, Cllr Shay Brennan, said: “I am delighted that the innovative nature of the use of council property has provided for additional high-quality public housing, connected to their communities and close to sustainable transport options. “Also, the council has consistently shown leadership by being a national test-bed for a wide range of energy innovations, from internal systems to public amenities. “Monna, the solar powered cycling bench promotes and encourages the use of the natural solar power, which ties in with the council’s goals of promoting a clean and healthy environment.”
Jim Gavin to be keynote speaker for EnterpriseWeek MAYOR Vicki Casserly and South Dublin County Council Chief Executive Daniel McLoughlin launched the Local Enterprise Office South Dublin line up of events for ‘Local Enterprise Week 2020’ last week. The event will feature keynote speaker Jim Gavin, Dublin County GAA’s most successful Gaelic Football managers in terms of major title wins. Gaelic Football management legends don’t come any bigger. Jim Gavin will deliver the the keynote speach at the opening event on Monday, March 2 to an audience of promising entrepreneurs and business owners, as part of LEO South Dublin’s Local Enterprise Week 2020 Programme. Jim will be sharing his experience and advice on developing a high
performing team for local business. This first event of Local Enterprise Week 2020 is being hosted in Áras Chrónáin in Clondalkin, not far from where Jim was raised in South Dublin. The announcement was made by the South Dublin Local Enterprise Office (LEO), as part of the release of a jampacked schedule of events between March 2 and 6 for Local Enterprise Week 2020. The purpose of Local Enterprise Week is to highlight the range of services and supports available to existing and potential entrepreneurs and micro and small enterprises. The mission is to promote entrepreneurship, foster business start-ups and develop existing micro and
Tom Rooney (Head of Enterprise at South Dubin Local Enterprise Office), Frank Nevin (Director of Economic Development & Planning at South Dublin County Council), Cllr Vicki Casserly (Mayor), Danny McLoughlin Chief Executive and Justin Mulhern (South Dublin Local Enterprise Office) are pictured at the launch of Local Enterprise Week at County Hall in Tallaght. small businesses to drive job creation and to provide accessible high quality supports for businesses in South Dublin. Other highlights of LEO South Dublin’s Local Enterprise Week include presentations and workshops for how to improve online presence and increase sales, and how to make your business more attractive to staff by offering agile working solutions.
Throughout the course of the week, entrepreneurs of all ages will have the opportunity to book a place to participate in both paid and free of charge group sessions and one-toone mentoring. Tom Rooney, Head of Enterprise, LEO South Dublin, said that Local Enterprise Week was the ultimate opportunity for small businesses and start-ups to familiarise themselves with the
services their local LEO provides by way of support and education. It also gives entrepreneurs and owner managers the opportunity to network and learn not only from experts and speakers but also from each other. “Local Enterprise Week’s common goal is to help small and micro businesses to exceed in today’s competitive marketplace.”
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Councillors are given update on new children’s hospital LOCAL councillors were given an update on the progress of the new children’s hospital project recently. Representatives of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board (NPHDB) and Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) gave the presentation to the Dublin City Council South Central Area Committee. The new children’s hospital is currently under construction on the campus shared with St James’s Hospital. It’s due to be completed by the end of 2022 and, following a period of transition and commissioning, is scheduled to be opened by CHI in 2023. Councillors received an update on the project’s Community Benefit Programme, which is considered to be one of the most pioneering of its
kind in Ireland. The overarching objective of the Community Benefit Programme is to maximise the benefit to the local community from the new children’s hospital, from the construction phase to being fully operational. Established four years ago, the programme is managed by a full-time Community Benefit Programme Manager employed by the NPHDB, Ingrid McElroy, and is led by an Oversight Group chaired by Independent chair, Gordon Jeyes. Members of the group include St Teresa’s Gardens Regeneration Board, Dublin City Council, Dolphin House & Park Regeneration Board, the NPHDB, Inchicore Regeneration Consultation Forum, the Department of Employment Affairs and
Social Protection, HSE, Kilmainham Inchicore Network, City of Dublin Education & Training Board, Fatima Groups United, Dublin Inner City Community Coop, Children’s Health Ireland, Dublin South City Partnership, and St James’s Hospital. The focus of the independent Community Benefit Oversight Group is to maximise employment and training opportunities, to support local business, particularly small and social enterprises, to raise aspirations through education and to build community health and wellbeing. The NPHDB is using pioneering methods to ensure that the local community benefits as much as possible, including innovative ‘community benefit clauses’ in all project
related construction contracts, and ‘reserved contracts’ for social enterprises. It is one of the first public projects of its kind to use both. Together with the main contractor BAM and the design team, the NPHDB has held two ‘Meet the Buyer’ events to inform businesses about upcoming opportunities, and BAM has spent €2.5 million to date on local contracts and suppliers. Separately, three ‘reserved contracts’ have been awarded to local social enterprises, a cleaning contract to the F2 Centre, a catering contract to the Arch Café, and We Make Good, Ireland's first social enterprise design brand. To raise the aspirations of local children and young people, a series of initiatives have been undertaken, including a street art project on which
three local youth groups collaborated. More than 1,000 children and young people have participated in various events delivered through the project’s Community
Benefit Programme in the last four years. Gordon Jeyes, Independent Chairman of the Community Benefit Oversight Group said: “Thanks to the commitment of local
community groups and public agencies, including Dublin City Council, a very good start has been made to maximise the benefits of the new children’s hospital for the community.”
An update on the new children’s hospital project was delivered to local councillors.
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BOOK OF THE WEEK
This Is How We Dance About The Author DAVID Diebold is a former features and magazine editor who worked on a number of national titles. He has written for the Irish Independent, Irish Daily Mail and for The Herald, where his regular weekly column of seven years made the judges’ shortlist for the National Newspapers of Ireland Feature Writer of the Year Award in 2011, and NewsBrand Ireland Popular Columnist of the Year in 2016. His writing featured in Press Gang, Tales from the Glory Days of Irish Newspapers (New Island, 2015), and has appeared in Spontaneity arts magazine. David was raised in South Dublin by his maternal grandfather. He was a World War Two veteran waist gunner on a B17 Flying Fortress who survived 24 combat missions over Germany.
A FLASH memoir engages readers at an emotional level so that they come away changed by a new level of understanding, however subtle, into what it means to be human. In other words, a brief memoir essay carries with it the power to move readers. From struggling actor to wannabe cook, aspiring filmmaker and national newspaper hack, David Diebold’s unconventional life has placed him in some bizarre and precarious predicaments. He has blagged his way on stage with the Kirov Ballet for an entire run of Le Corsaire without ever having danced; fibbed his way into a busy kitchen and cooked for Senator Ted Kennedy; and completely cocked up a job as a stripping vicar. Strangest of all, perhaps, is the family backdrop to this rather odd journey, in which David discovered that his sister was actually his mother, and his real father, a former roadie with American hit band Three Dog Night, who he tracked down with a private investigator, was a top movie special effects man for Hollywood. By turns humorous and heartbreaking, these 52 vignettes of life, love and loss are soulsearching, searingly honest, and just plain strange. What the reviewers said: ‘Diebold’s stories read like dispatches from a street-smart disciple of chaos theory under deep cover. Life-affirming stuff from a renegade spirit.’ —Eamon Carr, journalist. ‘Penned with great wisdom, This Is How We Dance is both a survivor’s tale and a survival manual for anyone who’s gotten mixed up with the business of families’ —Damian Corless.
Life and death features in this brand new novel THE Revenge of The Stoned Rats (the novel previously known as The Prince) by Eddie Smyth, takes a look at the life of Billy Sikes. Neglected and abused, especially by his awful cousin Agnes, life will never be the same again for the ultra-imaginative young Billy, when his mysterious half-brother Herbert suddenly arrives into it. Set in Dublin in the 1970’s, Billy tells his story to a background noise of the preaching of the Catholic Church, the ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland and the war in Vietnam, the warbling of popular music, and the wisdom of his revered, older cousin Anna. Life and death, heaven and hell, and everything in between. Gangs of marauding skinheads, persecuted dwarfs, put-upon amateur dramatists and discommoded vagrants, vengeful rats, mythical
icons and fictional heroes, all surface in a river of consciousness that James Joyce, himself, could have been proud of. Eddie Smyth was born in Dublin in 1961. He has worked as a stores and warehouse operative, fork-lift driver, motorcycle courier, and as a doorto-door and telephone sales person. His novel The Prince was published in 1996. He now lives in Slane, in County Meath. The novel is now available to buy from Amazon in both paperback and kindle formats, and also from local bookshops countrywide including, in Dublin, The Winding Stair on Ormond Quay, Alan Hanna’s Bookshop in Rathmines, The Village Bookshop in Terenure, The Rathfarnham Bookshop, The Skerries Bookshop and Manor Books in Malahide.
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Winners are alright at the big Dublin Racing Festival LEOPARDSTOWN came alive on the first weekend of February as a crowd of 14,204 descended on the Southside race course for the first day of the Dublin Racing Festival. Wonder-mare Honeysuckle produced the performance of her career to take the PCI
Irish Champion Hurdle on an afternoon her rider Rachael Blackmore described as "magic". Dublin Racing Festival came to a rapturous close on the Sunday with Delta Work taking the Grade 1 Paddy Power Gold Cup to complete a treble for Gordon Elliott.
Leopardstown CEO, Tim Husbands, said: "It has been an incredible weekend. The racing was extremely competitive and top quality which created a fantastic atmosphere. I would like to thank all the trainers, owners and our partners for contributing to this.
“The support of everyone is key to success and this weekend has reinforced the importance of Dublin Racing Festival for the industry and racegoers alike." Our photographer Darren Kinsella was there to capture some of the action.
Darren Kinsella captures some of the action at the Dublin Racing Festival.
Eimear Flatherty, Laura Murphy, Olivia Keehan, Anne O’Donoghue, Tracey Donaghey and Kellie Quinn at Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown Racecourse.
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Success for Maxi Zoo’s Give Paw campaign IRELAND’S largest pet retailer, Maxi Zoo, has announced that its annual ‘Friendship Connects, Give Paw’ fundraising campaign has raised a phenomenal €38,252 for charity partner, Dogs Trust. The campaign, which ran from October to January, was launched by top Irish Model and TV personality Glenda Gilson and her very own fourlegged friend, Yazz. The funds raised in the campaign’s fourth year saw Maxi Zoo sell limited edition ‘Give Paw’ bracelets for €2.50 each across their 20 stores nationwide, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Dogs Trust. These vital funds will now be used to provide all of the dogs in the Dogs Trust rehoming centre with the resources they so deserve, from food and dog treats, to interactive toys. “As a true dog lover I’m delighted to have been part of this campaign which raised an incredible amount of money for
Dogs Trust,” said Glenda Gilson. “Every dog deserves a second chance and Dogs Trust works so hard to find them their forever home, which is why this campaign was so special.” Anthony Cremin, Marketing Manager of Maxi Zoo Ireland said the pet retailer was grateful to everyone who supported the ‘Give Paw’ campaign. “We are very pleased to be able to contribute the outstanding amount of €38,252 to our very deserving charity partner,” he said. “As a nation of pet lovers, it’s no surprise that the public really gets behind this campaign every year, so we’d like to thank our customers, first and foremost, for helping us to make a real difference in this way.” Louise Sherwin, Philanthropy and Corporate Fundraising at Dogs Trust, said the canine charity was thrilled with the amount the campaign raised for the dogs and puppies in its rehoming centre.
“Maxi Zoo shares our passion for giving our dogs the very best care we can, and their efforts, and those of their customers, will go a long way towards ensuring that the dogs in our care are as happy and comfortable as possible,” she added. “On behalf of all our furry friends here in Dogs Trust, I extend our sincerest thanks to all those who supported this amazing Maxi Zoo campaign.” ‘ Friendship Connects, Give Paw’ is an annual campaign that is run by Maxi Zoo and the Fressnapf Group across Europe. The 2019 campaign raised a total €1.3 million for animal charities across Europe. Maxi Zoo has over 175 employees in 20 stores across Ireland. For further information about getting involved in Maxi Zoo’s 2020 charity initiatives, chat to the pet experts at Maxi Zoo in Tallaght, Leopardstown, Finglas, Omni Park, Liffey Valley, Blanchardstown or
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Pictured at the presentation of campaign funds are: (l-r) Louise Sherwin, Dogs Trust, Noelle Long, Maxi Zoo, Becky Bristow, Dogs Trust, Tim Cummins, Maxi Zoo, and Anthony Cremin, Maxi Zoo, with cute puppy ‘Eamonn’. PHOTO: MARK STEDMAN
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The Dublin People Newspaper has teamed up with Dogs Trust to help find homes for lost and abandoned dogs. Top dog this week is Sonny, an older gentleman (nine years young), but don't be fooled; this handsome man has bundles of energy. He loves to play with his toys but also loves a good cuddle, he is super friendly both with dogs and people, so it's important Sonny lives with another dog! Sonny's ideal home would be with a family with another dog for him to play with and cuddle up to, he also loves children but given his exuberance, there is a potential for him to bowl smaller children over. As Sonny loves attention so much, he would struggle being left been alone for long periods, so he is looking for a home where this won’t happen. If you have room in your heart and home for Sonny then contact Dogs Trust on 01-8791000.
Give a Dog a Home Today ! Phone us on 01 8791000 Dogs Trust is based in Finglas, just off exit 5 on the M50. Map and directions can be found on their website at www.dogstrust.ie. You can also pop up for a visit. Dogs Trust is open six days a week from 12-4pm. The centre is closed all day Tuesday. You can also find Dogs Trust on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dogstrustireland or Twitter @DogsTrust_IE.
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Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Further Information Yvonne Tierney has applied for Permission for Retention for change of use from dwelling/creche to after school childcare centre at Selandia Lodge, Selandia, Newtownpark Ave, Blackrock. Co. Dublin. Planning Ref: D/19A/0870 refers. In this regard note that Significant Further Information has been furnished to the Planning Authority and is available for inspection or purchase at the offices of the Planning Authority at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost reasonable cost of making a copy, during its public opening hours, and that a submission/observation in relation to the Further Information may be made to the Authority in writing and on payment of the prescribed fee (€20) within two 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 vaild submission or observation has already been made in respect of this planning application.
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Tacoma Property Investments Ltd intends to apply for Planning Permission to construct two detached, two storey, dwelling houses in the side garden of No 16 Balally Park, Dundrum, Dublin 18 and for alterations to existing boundary wall to provide two sliding gates and vehicular entrances from Balally Avenue. This 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, Marine Rd., Dun Laoaghaire, Co. Dublin, 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 a fee of €20, within 5 weeks of receipt of the application by the Planning Authority.
Dublin City Council Mr Stephen Tracey is applying for planning permission at 1 Bangor Drive, Crumlin, D12 VY00. Permission is sought for A new build residential 3 Storey apartment block with 2No apartments encompassing 1No. ground floor apartment with 1No. double bedroom and 1No. upper floor apartment covering the top 2 floors. The upper floor apartment is proposed to have 3No bedrooms in total, 2No. double bedrooms on the first floor & 1No. single bedroom on the upper (second) floor. The upper floor apartment is proposed to have a terraced area to the front elevation. The existing Flemings Florist shop is to be demolished along with 2No. sheds not visible from the road. Works to include all necessary drainage as shown on the plans 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 is sought for the Partial demolition of existing boundary wall along Fernhill Road and the construction of a single storey domestic monopitched roof extension (15.1sq.m) with 2 rooflights at rear and side of existing dwelling. The relocation of the rear garden access gate within the existing boundary wall along Fernhill Road and associated site works at 5 Belmont Drive, Stepaside, Dublin 18 by David Foody and Helen Blyth. 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, Dun Laoghaire during it’s public opening hours. A submission / observation may be made on payment of €20 within a period of 5 weeks from the date the application is received by the planning authority.
PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Permission is sought for the widening of the vehicular entrance and the relocation and reconstruction of pillars at 28 Foxrock Mount, Foxrock. Co. Dublin by Merlyn Reed. 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 Planning Permission is sought by John and Miesha Crowe for alteration/extension of the existing two storey terraced house at 46 Dunville Avenue, Dublin 6, D06 DP04 comprising provision of a new attic dormer to the rear roof slope and provision of a new vehicular access to the rear garden, in addition to the works previously approved under Planning Application reg. ref. 4164/19. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.
PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Application for single storey garage conversion and single storey extension all to side of existing house, single storey extension to rear of existing house with the addition of 2 no. new windows to side and rear and new internal layout all at first floor level with ancillary works all at 1 Trimleston Avenue, Booterstown, Co Dublin A94 N9F2 signed Shane Mitchell. The planning application may be inspected or purchased for a fee not exceeding a 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 10:00am to 4:00pm. 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 PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Pemission is sought for alterations to an existing single storey lean-to roof incorporating 3 no. new rooflights, new pitched section and glazing over front door and replacement windows all to the front of 2storey mid-terraced dwelling at 71 Meadow Vale, Blackrock, Co. Dublin by Annette Martin. 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
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council I, Ken Figgis wish to apply for retention permission at 13 Kingston Walk, Ballinteer, Dublin 16. The areas of the building to be retained that differ from the previously granted planning permission (DLR Council ref. D08B/0229) consists of the 2 storey side extension to the existing house and partial 2 storey rear extension (for an ensuite) all with pitched roof along with minor alterations to the previously granted front and rear elevations. 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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PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Permission is sought for construction of a 24 Sqm first floor extension to the rear, new roof lights to rear of existing roof & associated works at 100 St. Begnet’s Villas, Dalkey, Co. Dublin by David O’Brien & Lynne Hunter. 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, Michael & Cora Flaherty, intend to seek Planning Permission for the following variation to previously approved (1361/01) works, namely the Retention of the pre-existing, rear roller-shutter, garage door accessed via the laneway to the rear at 117, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Dubln 4 a protected structure. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee (€20) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.
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The new Ionic gets a facelift Seán Creedon HYUNDAI has been doing very well in Ireland in recent years with their SUVs and small petrol and diesel cars selling hot cakes. Now the Korean company are also one of the leaders in the sales of electric cars here. I was very impressed with the range of approximately 450km in the Hyundai Kona which I drove last year. Named after the Kona district on the Big Island of Hawaii, the Kona continued Hyundai’s new dynamic design identity and dedication to class leading technology. Last week I got to test the revamped version of Hyundai’s Ionic, where the range is around 290km. The Kona will cost you almost 40k, while the Ionic price is €34,850. Last year the Government announced ambitious plans to have one million electric cars on Irish roads by the year 2030. There are approximately
2.7 million vehicles on Irish roads right now and just over 5,000 of those are electric. So if we are to achieve the Government’s target every new car being sold today would have to be electric. There were suggestions that the Government would ban petrol and diesel cars after 2030, but as an opposition TD correctly pointed out we no longer have a motor manufacturing business in Ireland, so no Irish Government can make that claim. Ultimately any decisions about ending petrol and diesel cars will be made by the mass manufacturers. The prices will have to drop a lot more, batteries will have to be improved and we will need to see a massive investment in the charging points all over the country before we see any dramatic switch to electric cars. For now the charging system works reasonably well, for the number of electric cars that are on
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There is a decent-sized boot, but sadly no spare wheel. Also that rear window, which has a bar across it, reminded me of rear window in the old Honda Civic. I spent a lot of time last week trying out new radio
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the DublinTown Visa ‘Tap to Give for Good’ festive charity partnership has been handed over to Focus Ireland, the ISPCC and Little Blue Heroes who act in service of the city’s most vulnerable and sick children and families. Each charity received €7,000. In December, DublinTown and Visa joined forces to create a new ‘Tap to Give for Good’ festive charity partnership which made it easy for Dublin City visitors to give to deserving children and family charities during the
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“Not only was Dublin City Centre’s business community, and its customers, able to assist three very worthy charitable organisations, but we have demonstrated the willingness of both the business community and the public to embrace contactless technology as the future for payments,” said Mr Guiney. “Following the success of the campaign, DublinTown and our members are committed to host the charitable contactless payment terminals all year round, bringing the benefits to these worthy causes and cementing Dublin’s reputation as a generous, forward looking city of which we can all be proud.” Philip Konopik, Country
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Lowest unemployment figures since January 2008 OUTGOING Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, has welcomed the latest Live Register figures published by the Central Statistics Office.
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6. Handcuff (7) 7. Deign (5) 9. Swoon (5) 10. Moreover (7) 12. Deception (11) 14. Coiffeur (11) 18. First (7) 19. Knave (5) 21. Frighten (5) 22. Need (7)
DOWN 1. Heathen (5) 2. Harvest (6) 3. Cunning (3) 4. Contention (6) 5. Strength (7) 8. Petition (7) 11. Cautious (7) 13. Vagary (7) 15. Comment (6) 16. Departure (6) 17. Haste (5) 20. Fresh (3)
DOWN 1. He’ll put you in your place (5) 2. Transfix one man when the leader of the party intervenes (6) 3 and 11Dn. Covers for dormitory feasts? (10) 4. An angelic turn of phrase (6) 5. Humiliates me when clerics are around (7) 8. Essential prescription for a tonic! (7) 11. See 3 Down. 13. Shrewd interpolation in any lawless state (7) 15. Revenue from company in mine reconstruction (6) 16. It may get broken - put it down (6) 17. Bread for the meal? Just the reverse (5) 20. One appearing in Genesis and Revelations (3)
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Valentine’s Skyline Dusk Tours Are you looking for a date with a difference that will give your loved one a high this Valentines weekend? Why not ditch the usual dinner and roses and spend quality time instead falling in love with the spectacular cityscape of Dublin at dusk – and with each other – on Croke Park’s Ericsson Skyline Dusk Tour. To book visit www. crokepark.ie/dusk.
Principal conductor Jörg Widmann will be with the Irish Chamber Orchestra in the Printworks, Dublin Castle.
The Irish Chamber Orchestra presents their first concert of 2020, ‘Beethoven 7’, with their Principal Conductor/Artistic Partner Jörg Widmann, in the Printworks, Dublin Castle on Friday, February 14. With pieces from Mozart, Strauss, Widmann & Beethoven, this promises to be a fantastic evening of uplifting music, with guest Diego Chenna joining the orchestra on bassoon. Tickets cost around €28. For details see www.irishchamberorchestra. com/event/beethoven-7/.
48: A true story about the Stardust tragedy This new, lionhearted and savagely funny play by Dublin playwright Gemma Kane, captures the pulsating youth of 1980s Dublin on the brink of irreparable social change through sharp-tongued narrative and visceral movement, set to the backdrop of a haunting, 80s inspired soundscape by composer Dylan Tonge Jones. It’s running at Axis Ballymun on Thursday, February 13 at 8pm. A show on February 12 is already sold out
Scene + Heard, the Festival of New Work is running from February 12-29 at Smock Alley Theatre.
SCENE + HEARD
Running from February 12-29 at Smock Alley Theatre, this festival showcases the best tasters of never before seen theatre, comedy and music from the north, south, east and west of Ireland. Organisers programme a variety of wild and wonderful performances. The public can then give their honest feedback in a variety of ways – secret ballot, video booth, or tablet tale. You buy a €10 ticket (if booked in advance) to a specific ‘block’ containing two short shows, performed one after the other, lasting about an hour in total. See smockalley.com/sash-2020-whats-on for details.
Crossword Answers February 12th CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS
Across: 6 Ishmael; 7 Level; 9 Relay; 10 Debated; 12 Helping hand; 14 Inside story; 18 Brocade; 19 Scale; 21 Shams; 22 Overdue. Down: 1 Usher; 2 Impale; 3 Bed; 4 Seraph; 5 Demeans; 8 Keynote; 11 Spreads; 13 Anarchy; 15 Income; 16 Record; 17 Flour; 20 Eve.
Ashling McEntee with her painting ‘Yellow Jacket’ at the Life in Still Life exhibition. Join in on a musical ‘singalong’ tour of 14 Henrietta Street.
Join in on a musical ‘singalong’ tour of 14 Henrietta Street, on the second Thursday of each month at 2.30pm, focusing on songs and stories from the tenement times. Bring along your singing voice and join in as you revisit Dublin in the rare aul' times. Tickets cost from €6-€9. Next tour on February 14. See www.14henriettastreet.ie.
There’s a Medieval Fair on Saturday and Sunday (February 15-16) at Dublinia.
DUBLINIA MEDIEVAL FAIR
Transport yourself back to Fairgreen in Dublin and join in a special Medieval Fair on Saturday and Sunday (February 15-16) at Dublinia. Montague Heritage Services, living history experts, will be demonstrating a specific skill of medieval crafts. See www.dublinia.ie for details.
LIFE IN STILL LIFE
This exhibition is running at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre until March 23 as part of the annual cross border partnership between the Office of Public Works (OPW) in the Republic of Ireland and the Department of Finance of Northern Ireland. It showcases 54 artworks on the theme of still life selected by the members of The Association of Art and Design Education in Northern Ireland. The visitor centre is open daily from 9.30am-5.15pm.
Expect raw edgy lyrics with explosive acoustic guitar work,steeped in the flamenco and folk rock tradition from Albert Niland at dlr Mill Theatre, on Friday, February 14 at 8pm. Tickets cost €18.
Across: 6 Manacle; 7 Stoop; 9 Faint; 10 Besides; 12 Fraudulence; 14 Hairdresser; 18 Premier; 19 Rogue; 21 Scare; 22 Require. Down: 1 Pagan; 2 Garner; 3 Sly; 4 Strife; 5 Potency; 8 Request; 11 Guarded; 13 Caprice; 15 Remark; 16 Exodus; 17 Hurry; 20 New.
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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
Irish Press, February 27, 1932
An undated photo of the Boot Inn, near Dublin Airport.
An old photo of the Finglas Road, with Glasnevin Cemetery in the background. Irish Independent, February 14, 1930
Tuam Herald, February 26, 1848
DÃºn Laoghaire Baths in the 1930s.
Irish Press, February 8, 1968
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