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Six bus routes are unveiled along each of the six corridors announced today. “We have also offered “The Community one-to-one meetings Forums, in particular, to inform them of the will ensure a two-way proposals and listen to dialogue with community their feedback. leaders, residents’ “We would encourage associations, special those who received interest groups and public the notification to get representatives. in contact with us and “We are eager to listen engage in the consultation to the concerns of all process that runs until March 29. We want to hear those affected, and we will ensure they are kept from them to get their updated on the project as views on the proposals it progresses.” and the issues that they Ms Graham explained wish to see addressed.” that although they were Ms Graham added: “aware that a project “At the NTA, we are of this scale will bring determined to deepen our engagement with the many challenges”, the BusConnects Core Bus communities along each of the identified corridors. Corridor project was That is why in addition to needed now more than ever. meeting with potentially “With the city due to affected property owners we will also be organising expand by 25 per cent public information events by 2040, continuous bus priority and segregated and Community Forums Continued from page 1

cycle lanes will be required to meet the growing demand for fast, reliable, punctual and convenient bus journeys in and out of the city centre, and safe cycling facilities for the growing numbers of cyclists,” she said. Ms Graham said that as regards the affects on homeowners, the NTA will ensure new landscaping and replanting of gardens and the reinstatement of driveways as well as providing compensation for the garden and driveway portion loss and disruption where lands are being acquired. They added that where private and public walls or fencing are removed, they will rebuild and replace them and where there is a loss of on-street parking and loading facilities, they will seek to provide,

where feasible, alternative arrangements close by. “Where trees are removed, we will put in place a comprehensive replanting programme replacing more trees than removed,” the NTA added. “The programme will largely use mature or semi-mature readygrown trees, and where it is feasible, plant them as close as possible to the original locations.” The NTA said that all property owners potentially affected by last week’s announcement had already been notified by post and one-to-one meetings were being offered. “Today marks the beginning of a dialogue with those potentially impacted which will continue during 2019 and throughout the project,” they added.

New Cherrywood apartments are given the green light DUN Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has granted planning permission for the construction of a further 146 apartments at the Cherrywood Town Centre in South County Dublin. These are the latest residential units within the Cherrywood strategic development zone (SDZ) to be granted planning permission, in addition to the 1,269 apartments already under construction

and three bed four-storey apartments. Featuring high quality design throughout, the development includes parking spaces for 189 cars and 166 bicycles. Developers Hines said the TC5 apartments will incorporate energy efficiency and smart design standards that will provide the very best in modern living. Brian Moran, Hines Senior Managing Director, said: “This is further good progress for the new town

recreation facilities already in situ, people living here will also have access to the best residential amenities available in Ireland.” Located between Cabinteely and Loughlinstown in South County Dublin, Cherrywood is the largest single urban development project in Ireland and will eventually be home to a population of approximately 25,000 people. Hines say that with

An artist’s impression of the new apartments at Cherrywood. of Cherrywood as we start to see additional aspects of the SDZ masterplan now starting to unfold. “The TC5 apartments at Cherrywood have been designed to set the standard for future urban design in Ireland. “With quality public transport and excellent

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Top rapper tackles mental health issues with young people ACCLAIMED musician and mental health advocate, Professor Green, visited the Southside last week to speak with local community leaders.

The special event, which was part of the First Fortnight European Mental Health Art and Culture Festival, was hosted by Deputy Mayor of South

Dublin County Council, Cllr Cathal King at Tallaght Stadium. The rapper took time out to meet and speak in depth with some young

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people from the area who are advocating for better approaches and attitudes to mental health. The event included speeches from Mary McLoughlin of HOPE Suicide Prevention Drop In Centre in Tallaght, Jeff O’Toole of Jobstown Safetalk Programme and Old Bawn native JP Swaine, co-founder of First Fortnight. There were also performances from local singer/songwriter Justin Casey and poet Stephan James Smith who is from Kingswood. During his opening comments Deputy Mayor King explained that the main purpose of the event was to bring

Professor Green and Deputy Mayor Cllr Cathal King in Tallaght Stadium for the First Fortnight Festival event.

local groups together to make connections and to learn from each other’s experiences with a view to improving the positive mental health of the entire community through leadership. “Part of today’s event is an effort to break the social stigma and ensure that our community feel they belong, that there is always a listening ear, and a helpful hand nearby,” Cllr King said. Stephen Paul Manderson, better known by his stage name Professor Green or simply Pro Green, is a British rapper, singer, songwriter, actor and television personality from London. He is the co-host of Lip

Sync Battle UK on Channel 5 and has a significant presence on BBC Three and increasingly on Channel 4. Stephen is an advocate for several campaigns on mental health including depression, male suicide, poverty, working-class white men and other challenges facing the vulnerable in society. In November 2016 Professor Green received the MIND Making a Difference National Award for his dedication to campaigning about men’s mental health through his documentaries, music, autobiography and media work. The event offered community leaders and young people a unique

opportunity to hear an informed perspective on youth and community mental health in the UK while connecting with each other on plans and hopes regarding the issues associated with mental health in 2019. While in Dublin Professor Green also spoke with 2FM presenter, broadcaster Eoghan Mc Dermott about his own experience in dealing with the death of his father through suicide. First Fortnight is a mental health charity, which runs an annual arts festival. This year saw a unique edition of the First Fortnight festival where they secured the right to host the Europe’s Mental Health festival in Ireland.

Green council goes electric SOUTH Dublin County Council has gone green with the purchase of five Citroen Berlingos that will replace old petrol and diesel vehicles. The new electric fleet of vehicles was unveiled recently by the Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Mark Ward. Fully Electric Vehicles (EVs) provide a reduction in air pollution and carbon emissions, promoting sustainability and tackling climate change. The EVs have benefits across the environment, financial and operational areas, and they require less maintenance. “This is our first step in the decarbonisation of our fleet”, said Mayor Ward. “Electric powered vehicles reduce the impact of the council fleet on local air quality.” Other carbon reducing projects in the pipe line for South Dublin include Tallaght’s District ABOVE: Chief Executive Danny McLoughlin with Cllr Mark Ward and Teresa Walsh.


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Kids wiser on road safety laws than some politicians

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it’s a ‘no-brainer’. The children I spoke to fully understood that it doesn’t matter if you’re over the limit on Saturday night or Sunday morning – you’re still breaking the law if you’re driving a car and putting others at risk. They have zero tolerance for those who speak out of both sides of their mouths where road safety is concerned. There’s nothing like a child to call out hypocrisy when they hear it. Which is why I wished I could have had some of the kids come into Dáil Éireann and school their TDs on straight talking. They would have pointed out the sheer insanity




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Burglar attacked young couple who found him in their home Declan Brennan A BURGLAR who attacked a young couple who found him in their home has been jailed for four years. After his arrest at the house in Rialto, Gary Walsh (32) told gardaí that he had been invited over to play PlayStation and the homeowner would confirm that. Garda Caoileann Fitzmaurice told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court that Walsh appeared intoxicated and disoriented. Walsh later said he was having a bad day and had taken a cocktail of alcohol and drugs and didn't remember being at the house. Walsh, of Thomas Davis Street, Dublin 8, pleaded guilty to burglary at Haroldville Avenue, Rialto, on July 1, 2018 and to assault causing harm to Gerry Godley. He also admitting assault of Mr Godley's partner Elish Bul. Walsh punched her as she tried to use a frying pan to stop him biting Mr Godley.

Garda Fitzmaurice told the court that Ms Bul was woken in the middle of the night by a man's voice in the house. The man, who was Walsh, was

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him from leaving and the two men began wrestling. Walsh managed to wriggle free and began punching Mr Godley when the victim tried

to grab hold of him again. The court heard Walsh punched the victim around eight times to the face. During a continued struggle the men ended up on the kitchen table and Walsh bit Mr Godley twice in the chest. By this time neighbours had arrived and tried to restrain Walsh. A Garda canine unit arrived and told Walsh to stop or they would release the trained dog on him. Walsh complied but once he was put into the patrol car he began struggling violently again. He was searched for weapons and gardaí found Mr Godley's bank card on him. A search of the property found a bag outside the house with the householder's property, including X-Box computer games. Garda Fitzmaurice said there was nothing of significant value taken. He told Eoin Lawlor BL, prosecuting, that Walsh has previous convictions for

assault and criminal damage. In victim impact statements the homeowners said they still have nightmares about the attack. Their young daughter was in the house at the time and also suffers nightmares. Mr Godley said he was in fear for his life during the frightening ordeal and that the 20 minute incident will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Judge Melanie Greally said that this was a violation of a home with a prolonged and vicious violent confrontation. She noted in mitigation that it was not premeditated, that Walsh was genuinely remorseful and had enquired about the wellbeing of the victims while being questioned in custody. She suspended the final two years of a six year term on condition that Walsh be of good behaviour and engage with the Probation Service on substance abuse and mental health difficulties.

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Top Southside GAA teams line up for a Kerry football battle DUBLIN will be well represented at the 30th anniversary of a legendary football festival taking place in Co Kerry next month. The Lidl Comórtas Peile

Páidi Ó Sé 2019 will see 44 adult men’s and ladies club teams descending on the rugged Dingle Peninsula from February 15 to 17. There will also be

some big names from Dublin ladies football including 2018 Comórtas champions Ballyboden St Enda’s as well as Tallaght’s Thomas Davis who will compete against

Emma Whelan, Rachel Newell and Ciara McGuigan of Tallaght’s Thomas Davis GAA Club with Siun O Se at the the launch of the Lidl Comórtas Peile Páidi Ó Sé.

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Cavan’s Mullahoran and Templeport. Another Tallaght side, St Anne’s, will compete in the intermediate men’s competition which has the biggest mix of county representation including Kerry’s Annascaul GAA, and Lispole GAA, as well as Dunmore Machales from Galway. Ballyboden’s Ladies B team are also travelling to West Kerry to compete in the Junior competition and are up against a distinctly overseas group with Tralee club John Mitchell’s, Dingle Ladies, Glen Rovers GAA, Watford, London clubs Kingdom Gaels, Tír Chonaill Gaels and Round Towers as well as Clonaslee St Manmans of Laois all taking part.

The football festival, which is supported by Lidl Ireland, EJ Menswear. com, Kerry County Council Tourism Unit and Lee Strand Milk, was officially launched at an event last week by former Kerry great, Kieran Donaghy, and Dublin ladies star and holder of three senior All-Irelands, Lyndsey Davey. The festival, founded by Kerry iconic footballer Páidi Ó Sé, has attracted over 15,000 club players over the 30 years and has grown into a major international GAA event with senior, intermediate and junior competitions as well as teams attending cultural and social events at Comórtas HQ, Páidí Ó Sé’s pub in Ventry, Co Kerry.

Dublin All-Ireland winner Lyndsey Davey will be one of the star players at the Comórtas Peile Páidi Ó Sé. The football festival will also host nightly free music and entertainment which is open to the general public and a Saturday Night Players Banquet at the Comórtas marquee, also at Ventry Comórtas Chairman Pádraig Óg Ó Sé, said: “We are delighted with the response to our 30th anniversary Comórtas with 17 counties represented, the largest number in our history. We thank our UK GAA friends with five travelling teams and indeed the Dubai Celts who are making the longest journey of all. “The support of local host clubs is crucial in ensuring we can maintain such a high number of teams and we thank them for their co-operation.

“Local partners Lee Strand Milk and Kerry County Council Tourism Unit are backing us also to continue with the Comórtas, which has become a big benefit in terms of local tourism. “We are also delighted that of Sligo, who are related to the Ó Sé family as well as Lidl Ireland, are back to help make this event happen.” Michael Collins, Regional manager, Lidl Ireland, added: "We are delighted to continue our partnership with this year’s Comortas Peile Paidi O Se. Our store teams in Dingle and Tralee are proud to support the Comortas Peile Paidi O Se and we are all looking forward to the festival.”



Irish Travellers’ Dublin festivals group welcomes allocated funding Carrickmines recommendations THE Irish Traveller Movement has welcomed the recommendations made at the inquest into the horrific Carrickmines fire tragedy in which 10 people lost their lives in 2015. Last week a jury at the Dublin Coroner’s Court returned a verdict of death by misadventure for the five adults and five children who perished when a chip pan caught fire as they slept at the halting site at Glenamuck Road in the early hours of October 10. The blaze claimed the lives of Thomas Connors (27), his wife Sylvia, and their children Jim (5), Christy (3) and fivemonth-old Mary. Also killed were Willie Lynch (25), his partner Tara Gilbert (27), and their children Jodie (9) and Kelsey (4). At the time of her death, Tara was four months pregnant with a baby boy. The other victim of the fire was Jimmy Lynch (39), a brother of Sylvia and Willie. The jury also made a number of recommendations, including that the exercise of a local authority’s

emergency powers to establish Traveller accommodation “shall be for the shortest period practicable”. It was also recommended that new fire safety guidelines for Traveller sites be adopted as best practice. It was also suggested that each site has a fire safety champion, that safety be the most important factor in the positioning of housing units and that lease agreements be specific to Traveller accommodation. Following the findings into the tragedy, the Irish Traveller Movement said it acknowledged the difficult process of the hearings for the families affected and welcomed the recommendations made at the inquest. The Director of the Irish Traveller Movement, Bernard Joyce, claimed there had been no national audit of Traveller Fire Safety since 2016. “And there is no monitoring report on the completion of the programme from the first review,” Mr Joyce claimed. “And while some local authorities have worked towards fire

SOME of Dublin’s bestloved festivals have been awarded funding in a bid to support tourism into the country. The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, announced a total in €2,964,500 in Fáilte Ireland funding to enhance and promote 40 festivals nationwide and to develop new festivals and events across the country. Among the popular Dublin events receiving funding under the programme are Tradfest (€65,000), the St Patrick’s

Festival (€950,000), Bloomsday (€9,500), the Dublin Horse Show (€95,000), the Dublin Fringe Festival (€35,000) and Dublin Theatre Festival (€45,000). Minister Griffin pointed out that festivals and events are critical for tourism growth as they specifically attract more than 200,000 overseas visitors to Ireland and contribute €108million to the economy every year. The allocation of funding will be used to enhance existing festivals, develop new festival ideas

and support St Patrick’s Day celebrations across the country. Fáilte Ireland, as the National Tourism Development Authority, identified festivals as a key component for tourism growth, particularly during off-season times in its plans for 2019. Recognising the role festivals play in growing international visitor numbers, Fáilte Ireland said they ensured every county in Ireland could benefit from last week’s announcement. The overall funding includes €570,000

provided to local authorities under its ‘Regional Festivals and Participative Events Programme’ which will be used to support more than 250 festivals across the country. Applications for the Regional Festivals and Participative Events Programme are ongoing through the various local authorities. “With many challenges on the horizon for tourism, it is hoped that this announcement will be considered a welcome start to 2019,” Minister Griffin said.

prevention strategies, there is no audit of completion or fulfilment. “The inadequate provision of accommodation for Travellers is at an all-time high and since 2015 there have been other fires in Traveller accommodation. The Review of the Traveller Accommodation Act currently underway, must take into account the inadequate overcrowding, poor standard of existing temporary Traveller accommodation and its over-use for long term stays." In a statement, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council said it acknowledged the verdict of death by misadventure. “The fire was a profoundly tragic event, which has devastated the families and the Traveller community locally and nationally,” the council said. “The thoughts of everyone in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council are with the Connors, and the Lynch and Gilbert families and their relatives and friends at this very sad and very difficult time,” Ciara Sugrue, Head of Festivals, Failte Ireland, Paul Kelly, Chief Executive, are pictured with street characters, the council stated. from Artastic, Eugenia Genunchi, Piya Chanphet and Rachel Lally at the funding announcement.



Historic Dublin ferry makes new waves after 35 years THE Lord Mayor of Dublin, Nial Ring, was the guest of honour at a ceremony last week to mark the return of the much-loved No 11 Liffey Ferry. Following a complete restoration in a joint project by Dublin Port Company and Dublin City Council, the historic ferry officially returned to the capital’s waters after a 35year absence. The service had been vital in linking the North docks and South docks communities at a time when the nearest river crossing was Butt Bridge, however, it was decommissioned in 1984 following the completion of the East Link Bridge. But now the No 11 is set to become a familiar sight once again in the heart of Dublin as she taxis passengers between three points - the 3Arena to Sir John

Rogerson’s Quay to MV Cill Airne at North Wall Quay and back. The service will commence on Monday, February 11 and run Monday to Friday between 7am and 7pm. Lord Mayor of Dublin, Nial Ring, said: “The Liffey Ferry is part of Dublin’s story and to see the No 11 back on the river after all this time is fantastic. it is testament to those who had the foresight to preserve this important piece of history. “The ferry will be returning to a very different Dublin than the one she left, but I have no doubt that a new generation of Dubliners will enjoy this very welcome addition to the city just the same.” The Lord mayor added: “I acknowledge Dublin Port for playing its part in securing the return of

what was, and I have no doubt will once again be, a much-loved service. “Dublin City Council and Dublin Port are to be commended for their energy, foresight and commitment to bringing back this iconic piece of Dublin history.” On board for her first official trip across the

river again will be Richie Saunders, from Ringsend, who worked on the No 11 originally as a coxswain, who was instrumental in preserving the boat in recent years, and who will be back at the helm again to ferry a new generation of passengers north and south of the river. The service to cross the

Richie Saunders, of Ringsend, one of the original crew.

Liffey dates back to 1665 when it was given a Royal Charter by King Charles II and went on to last more than 300 years. The new service will have capacity for 18 people at a time, and commuters across the Docklands making the trip will pay €2 for each threeminute journey point to

point – with the vessel equipped to accept both Leap Card and cash fares. The No 11 was essential transport for workers at the docks and became affectionately known by Dubliners as ‘the dockers’ taxi’. The boat was bought by Dublin Port Company in 2016, having been

preserved by Richie Saunders with the aim of bringing her back to service. Operated by the Irish Nautical Trust, all proceeds from passengers’ fares will be used to help fund the return of a new maritime training programme for locals.

The No 11 Liffey Ferry aka the ‘dockers’ taxi’ is back in service after 35 years.


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Locals join Special Olympics team SEVERAL Southside athletes who are competing for Team Ireland will be taking their place at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi in March. A total of 26 Dublin athletes will travel as part of a 91-strong Team Ireland squad as they represent their country at the highest level of sporting competition for Special Olympics athletes. The road to Abu Dhabi started four years ago and last week, the final preparations began in earnest for Special Olympics athletes across the country, with the official launch of Team Ireland for the 2019 World Games. Taking place between March 14-21 March, Abu Dhabi 2019 will be the largest sporting and humanitarian event in the world this year. Supported by a volunteer management team of 39, Team Ireland will join 7,000 Special Olympics athletes from 170 countries at the Games. The Southside athletes who will represent Team Ireland include those on the men’s basketball team such as Oisin Gilmartin (22) from Palmerstown, Jamie Ennis (21) from Clondalkin, Thomas

Ireland training session over lat weekend. The 91 athletes travelled to Dublin to train together to ensure that they are ready to take on their biggest sporting challenge yet. Emma McMenamin, Head of Delegation for Team Ireland added: “These athletes are extremely focused and determined and like any athlete facing into a major competition, they are putting 100 per cent into their training. “It was great to see how excited the athletes are to be part of this huge event. To represent Team Ireland and compete on the world stage in Abu Dhabi is a big honour and one these Special Olympics athletes are not taking lightly.” Ahead of the official launch, Local athletes and coaches are pictured at the Special Olympics Ireland official launch for Team Ireland for the 2019 World Summer President Michael D Higgins sent a message of support to Games at the Carlton Hotel Tyrelstown in Dublin. the Team Ireland athletes. He said: “Being chosen to turned 50, will compete in his will compete in Equestrian artistic gymnastics. Coyle (23), Geoffrey Curley represent your country on the events while Fiodhna O'Leary first World Games, alongside Golfers John Keating (26) (30) and Sean Winder (27) all (25) from Foxrock will compete international stage is a great Conor Meade (27) from from Templeogue, Mark from Tallaght, and Stephen honour indeed. in Table Tennis. Stillorgan. Claffey (29) from Blackrock Murphy (26) from Lucan. “It is a tribute, not only to Michael Hardiman (29) Footballers Daniel Byrne and Andrew Simington (30) In gymnastics, Dublin your great talent as athletes, from Tallaght will compete in (19) from Lucan, Patrick from Dalkey will be joining athletes Eimear Gannon but also to your dedication, Tenpin Bowling. playing partner, Phyl Kelleher Furlong (19) from Ballyfermot (22) from Templeogue and hard work and perseverance; Supporters and sponsors (79) from Rathfarnham, as they and Omer Teko (25) from Rachel Murray (22) from qualities which make you caught up with the athletes Walkinstown will compete as all take to the green in Abu Rathfarnham will compete in inspirational role models and for the official launch of the part of the Team Ireland 7-a Dhabi for Team Ireland. rhythmic gymnastics, while admirable ambassadors for squad in Dublin, ahead of side squad. In athletics, Alan Power Laura Rumball (22) from Dun Ireland.” Sally Duffy (42) from Tallaght, their last residential Team from Knocklyon, who has just Laoghaire will compete in

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Is féidir sonraí faoi na 6 chonair seo a íoslódáil ar an suíomh gréasáin www. nó is féidir iad a fháil ach glaoch ar Shaorfhón 1800 303 653. Fóram Pobail – Bunóidh an tÚdarás Náisiúnta Iompair Fóram Pobail do gach conair áit a mbeidh deis ag ionadaí ó Chumainn Cónaitheoirí, ó Ghrúpaí Pobail agus ó Ghrúpaí Leasmhara, agus ag Ionadaithe Poiblí, eolas a fháil agus a bheith páirteach sa chomhairliúchán poiblí. Seol ríomhphost chuig, le do thoil, chun bheith páirteach. Imeachtaí eolais an chomhairliúcháin phoiblí – Mar chuid den chomhairliúchán poiblí, tionólfar sraith cruinnithe in ionaid ar na conairí seo. Beidh sonraí ina dtaobh sin ar fáil ar an suíomh gréasáin agus i nuachtáin áitiúla sna seachtainí atá amach romhainn. Foilseofar sonraí faoi na sé chonair eile (Céim 3) le haghaidh athbhreithniú ag an bpobal i lár mhí Feabhra. Tá liosta de na conairí thíos mar aon leis na dátaí atá molta le haghaidh an chomhairliúcháin phoiblí do chéim 3. Dátaí an Chomhairliúcháin Phoiblí: Lár mhí Feabhra go dtí deireadh mhí Aibreáin 2019 Baile Munna go dtí Lár na Cathrach

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BusConnects Core Bus Corridor Public Consultation BusConnects is a major investment programme to improve public transport in Dublin. It aims to overhaul the current bus system through a 10 year integrated programme of integrated actions to deliver a more efficient, reliable and better bus system for more people. The core bus corridor project aims to deliver 230kms of dedicated bus lanes and 200kms of cycle tracks along 16 of the busiest corridors in Dublin. The National Transport Authority has commenced a public consultation in relation to these proposals. The public consultation for the sixteen core bus corridors will take place over a phased basis. Phase 1 commenced in November 2018 and will conclude Friday 15th February 2019. Details can be found on The public consultation for phase two has now commenced and will end Friday 29th March 2019. We are now seeking submissions and observations for the following: Liffey Valley to City Centre Clondalkin to Drimnagh Greenhills to City Centre Tallaght to Terenure

Details of the proposals for these 6 corridors are available for download on the website or call Freefone 1800 303 653. Community Forum - The NTA will establish a Community Forum for each corridor where there will be an opportunity for a representative from Residents’ Associations, Community Groups, Public Representatives and Interested Groups to get informed and engaged during the public consultation process. Please email to get involved. Public Consultation Information events - A series of Public Consultation meetings will be held in venues along these corridors. Details of these will be available on the website and in local newspapers in the coming weeks. Details of the remaining six corridors (Phase 3) will be published for public review in mid February. Below is a list of the corridors and the proposed public consultation phasing for phase 3. Public Consultation Dates: Mid – February to End April 2019 Ballymun to City Centre Finglas to Phibsborough Bray to City Centre UCD Ballsbridge to City Centre

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Written submissions and observations on the six corridors may be made: Online: Through the online form in the “Public Consultation” section of the Core Bus Corridor page on the website By post to: Core Bus Corridor Project, National Transport Authority, Dun Sceine, Harcourt Lane, Dublin 2. D02 WT20 By email to:



Sports clubs in grants bonanza

SPORTS clubs across the Southside are set to score part of a massive €6.9 million in capital grants announced last week. The National Lottery Good Causes fund is sharing the cash bonanza with 170 clubs around Ireland, including several located on the Southside. The Chief Executive of the National Lottery, Dermot Griffin,

congratulated the 170 clubs and community sporting projects who are to benefit from the €6.9 million injection of Sports Capital Funding. The grants were revealed by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin. Almost 30 cent in every €1 spent on National

Lottery games goes back to Good Causes all over Ireland including the area of sport. Every day alone players raise €620,000 for Good Causes by playing National Lottery games, or €4.4 million a week. The Sports Capital Programme, which is heavily supported by proceeds of National Lottery games, is the primary means of

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Minister Josepha Madigan with hurlers from Kilmacud Crokes GAA Club. providing suitable sports facilities and equipment to allow as many people participate in sport as possible. “The grants which we have approved today will benefit every county and 23 different sports will see improved facilities and equipment. I look forward to announcing grants to many more deserving sports projects later in the year.” Minister Josepha Madigan warmly welcomed the allocation of further Sports Capital Grant allocations. Among the recipients are Cherry Orchard Community Centre (sports equipment: €6,400); Kilmacud Crokes GAA Club - €149,600 for

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Cycling Club - €5,400 for new performance improvement cycling equipment. Minister Madigan said: “I am delighted to see several local clubs being awarded funding under this review of the 2018 grants. “I would like to thank Junior Minister Brendan Griffin for supporting their applications. This funding will help provide new facilities and equipment, thus allowing sports clubs to enhance their work and contribution to our local communities. “Sport is such an important part of a healthy life, and it is crucial that our clubs our supported. “I am always happy to provide advice and support to clubs that are planning for the future. As a local representative, I regularly attend events and activities hosted by our local clubs and see first-hand the great work they do. “Late last year, I was delighted to lead the successful campaign for hurling and camogie to be in-cluded on the UNESCO List of Global Intangible Heritage. “I look forward to seeing more local sports clubs receiving funding support when the 2019 sports capital grants are announced later this year.”

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Relay For Life Dun Laoghaire has played a part in raising over €4.4 million for cancer patients in Ireland. Celebrating the milestone at the Relay For Life Summit in Offaly are Pamela and Joseph Curry from Relay for Life Dun Laoghaire with Mary Quinn, Irish Cancer Society.

Dubliner Brendan White from Glenageary was recognised for his contribution to the annual Haven volunteer programme. Haven, a prominent Irish charity is working on the ground in Haiti. Brendan is pictured at the eighth annual Haiti ball with Leslie Buckley, founder and chairman of Haven.

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr Nial Ring, takes receipt of his hybrid powered Volvo S90 T8 outside The Mansion House with David Thomas, MD of Volvo Car Ireland Each year Volvo provides the Lord Mayor with the first registered car in the capital.

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, The annual Operation Transformation Walk event that took place earlier this month Josepha Madigan, and Denise Gough, actress are pictured as they open the inaugural Culture Ireland in Dun Laoghaire saw dozens of participants taking part. It is organised by Dún Global Ireland 2025 Conference in Dublin Castle. Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership.

The newly transformed viewing room in the Emergency Department at Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) has been officially opened. Ann Hickey (End-of-Life Care Co-ordinator, TUH), Sharon Foley (CEO Irish Hospice Foundation), Ciaran Faughnan, TUH Executive Team and Director of Estates and Facilities and Yvonne Connaughton (Assistant Director of Nursing, TUH) are pictured at the opening.

Student Neil Stokes from Monkstown joins UCD Dean of Business Anthony Brabazon and Director of the UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business, Maeve Houlihan, at the announcement of the next evolution in business education in the UCD Moore Centre for Business at the UCD Belfield Campus.

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Wedding Present bring their classic ‘Bizarro’ on the road THE Wedding Present will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of their ‘Bizarro’ album with a gig at the Academy Green Room on Saturday, May 25. The Wedding Present have had 18 UK Top 40 hit singles… not bad for a band that has, from its inception, stubbornly refused to play the record industry’s game. Back in 1985 David Lewis Gedge boarded a National Express coach in London with 500 records packed into a pair of his mother's suitcases. In this fashion, the debut single ‘Go Out and Get 'Em boy!’ was collected from the pressing plant, delivered to the distribution company, and The Wedding Present

was born. That pioneering spirit has been at the core of the band's philosophy ever since. From ‘George Best’, "an unmitigated delight” according to the NME, the first fulllength release on their own Reception Records onwards, the band has charted an appealing, if often eccentric, course of its very own. The British indie rock group was originally formed in 1985 in Leeds, England, from the ashes of the Lost Pandas. The band's music evolved from fast-paced indie rock in the vein of their most obvious influences The Fall, Buzzcocks and Gang of Four to more varied forms. Throughout their

career, they have been led by vocalist and guitarist David Gedge, the band's only constant member. After years of line-up changes and various record company moves, a new Wedding Present album, Valentina was released in March 2012. Shortly before its release, guitarist Graeme Ramsay left the band after six years and was replaced by Patrick Alexander (ex-The Young Playthings and The Pipettes). During 2012, The Wedding Present toured a set which usually featured the whole of ‘Seamonsters’, performed live and in album order. The rest of the set was a mixture of

songs from ‘Valentina’ and the back catalogue. In April of that year, The Wedding Present toured Australia for the first time, playing concerts in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne. On 25 October 2012, the

four new songs (‘Journey Into Space’, ‘Pain Perdu’, ‘1000 Fahrenheit’ and ‘ Can You Keep a Secret’) were recorded during the Valentina sessions. They could the be downloaded following the purchase of 'Valentina: The Story

of a Wedding Present’, a book documenting the making of the long player itself. Valentina itself was re-released in May 2015 after being re-interpreted and re-recorded by David Gedge's other band Cinerama.

Lemonheads return for a special live show at the Academy

Shalamar are live at Vicar Street on Friday, June 14.

IT’S nearly 10 years since The Lemonheads strummed to a halt on their ninth studio album, a perky well received set of covers that brought together many unlikely bedfellows. Produced by Butthole Surfers frontman Gibby Haynes, the album featured a variety of tracks from GG Allin, Wire, Leonard Cohen, and Linda Perry. Guest performances included vocals from actress Liv Tyler on Leonard Cohen's ‘Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye’, and model Kate mentor for Michael Jackson Moss guests on Arling & together with Carolyn and the man that taught Cameron's ‘Dirty Robot’. Griffey – the daughter of The Only Ones guitarist Solar Records founder Dick him the moonwalk. Howard Hewett is a John Perry guests on five Griffey, bring an exciting one of the most iconic US tracks. blend of funk, disco and soul artistes of all time, You'd be hard pressed soul to every live show. releasing numerous solo to find three more One of the most powerful albums and collaborating disparate rock acts, yet on and energetic acts on the or performing with some of ‘Varshons’ they all sound circuit today. the greats including Stevie like the Lemonheads As noted in the British Wonder, George Duke, boppy, overcast alt-rock Hit Singles & Albums, Earth, Wind and Fire, delivered at a fast clip and Shalamar were regarded Teena Marie, Anita Baker, sung in a whiskey tenor. c as fashion icons and But, there again, trendsetters, and helped to Dionne Warwick, Deniece Williams and El Debarge. Lemonheads’ main introduce 'body-popping' He was recently voted by man Evan Dando has to the United Kingdom. Soul Tracks as one of the this strange ability – he Jeffrey Daniel brought top 10 greatest male soul could sing his order for a street dance to the UK – singers of all time. takeaway over the phone he is noted as the dance

Original body-popping’ masters hit the street THE band that brought body popping to the masses, Shalamar, are live at Vicar Street on Friday, June 14. As Shalamar, Howard Hewitt and Jeffrey Daniel sold over 25 million records worldwide and collected no less than 100 gold, silver and platinum awards. They always whip the crowd into a frenzy with classics such as ‘A Night To Remember’, ‘I Can Make You Feel Good’, ‘Friends’, ‘Make That Move’ and ‘There It Is’. Howard and Jeffrey,

The Wedding Present are celebrating their 30th anniversary,

In early 2013 the band started a world tour that included taking in the US, Australia and for the first time New Zealand. The Wedding Present played 'George Best' and 'The Hit Parade' in their entirety on this tour celebrating the 25th and 21st 'birthday' of these albums respectively. The band released their ninth album, ‘Going, Going’ on September 2, 2016. And then, 2017 saw the 30th anniversary of the release of the classic ‘George Best’, an anniversary tour and a feature-length documentary that focused on the record entitled ‘The Wedding Present: Something Left Behind’.

and make it into an achy three-minute epic fit for any bar. Indeed, many moons ago when Bush was dallying with the big red button over a Middle East catastrophe, he delivered an impromptu ‘Eve Of Destruction’, losing his sunglasses due to added angst. Like then, Dando’s vocal twang pulled the edgy extremes of ‘Varshons’ into a seemingly hap hazard selection from some old hokey jukebox. ‘Varshons 2’, the band’s follow up repeats the formula with Evan way out upfront, his emotive slow maturing vocal

Of Loneliness’ and The Jayhawks maudlin beauty ‘Settled Down Like Rain’. As the white line carries forever on, the radio butts in and the Lemonheads reveal The Eyes’ raucous ‘TAQN’ before descending into the echoey nuance of The GiveGoods’ gorgeous ‘Unfamiliar’ – a tune Dando penned with former Smudge man Tom Morgan, a kind of drive by drug run of confusion that's hits like a Kerouac line. The NME reported on making sense of another ‘V1’ that The Lemonheads wide-beam playlist. were “no strangers to a He really has become one of the great expressive cover”, concluding that “the grunge-pop heroes singers. perfect the art”. Like Hank Williams On ‘Varshons 2’ they slumped in his car between gigs, strumming take a fork in the road that leads them deeper into and hollering, reasoning the woods with Dando and weeping, and humming it on over, Evan crooning woebegone makes the tunes his own. nursery rhymes from darker days, turning The He heralds the heroes, Eagles’ ‘Take It Easy’ into from Nick Cave and The a road tale to end them Bevis Frond through to all… “It's a girl, my Lord, Yo La Tengo, Lucinda in a flat-bed Ford, Slowin' Williams and Paul down to take a look at Westerberg. me…” Crack a fifth of gin. These are stories to The Lemonheads are spin, tales to recount, Live at The Academy none more so than John Dublin on Wednesday, Prine’s endless highway February 6. on ‘Speed Of The Sound



Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Public Participation Network Going from Strength to Strength Across the county our membership has grown to over 500 community and voluntary organisations. Find out why your group should join! Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Public Participation Network (DLR PPN) is a network for voluntary, notfor-profit and community groups active in DLR county. DLR PPN strengthens the link between our members and the local authority by helping them to have a say in local decision and policy making.

Having a voice

DLR PPN has 33 community representatives on 9 of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s decision and policy making committees such as the Joint Policing Committee and Strategic Policy Committees on issues including Social Housing, Environment and Transport. 2019 is an important year for DLR PPN because of the local elections. We will be looking for new representatives from within our membership to represent the views of our members on the local authority’s Strategic Policy Committees.

Free training

A key benefit of being a member of DLR PPN is the free training sessions we offer to our members based on topics they suggest. This includes useful skills such as grant writing and fundraising, data protection, digital communications and governance. In 2018 we were delighted to be able to collaborate with Southside Partnership and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Volunteer Centre to deliver these.

Workshops and events

In Spring we collaborated with Fingal, Dublin City and South County Dublin PPNs and the Irish Environmental Network to run the Dublin Environmental Gathering to raise awareness of the work community groups are doing on environmental issues

across Dublin. In Autumn our members learned about the Sustainable Development Goals at our workshop in Dundrum, again supported by the Irish Environmental Network. For the dlr Festival of Inclusion in October DLR PPN ran a workshop on how communities can help to tackle loneliness.

Going Live on Radio

We are really excited to collaborate with Dublin South FM to produce the ‘Community Connection’ radio programme and podcast based on our monthly ezine. It gives us an opportunity to further promote

the fantastic work of our members. Tune in at DLR PPN is funded through the Department of Rural and Community Development and Dún LaoghaireRathdown County Council

Networking opportunities for community groups

Our Spring and Autumn members meetings are a great opportunity to meet with like-minded people and groups, learn from and be inspired by them. Each meeting is an opportunity for our members to showcase their work and achievements. The meetings are also an opportunity to find out information about community supports provided by other organisations such as Dublin LEADER Partnership, SEAI, Age Friendly DLR and Southside Partnership.


We worked hard in 2018 to make sure our members were informed about important consultations such as the Marlay Park Masterplan and the Dundrum Local Area Plan. For the BusConnects bus network redesign consultation we organised printed information packs that went into libraries in DLR.

Promote your events through DLR PPN

DLR PPN meeting in County Hall Dún Laoghaire. Photo by Peter Cavanagh

“We are really proud of what DLR PPN has achieved in 2018. Through our training, workshops, networking events and other activities we have been able to engage with so many people in the county who are doing great work in their communities. We are delighted with the positive feedback we get from our members about what we do.” - Laura Howe, DLR PPN manager

Coming up in 2019 Working groups

Community Wellbeing

We will be continuing to help our members work together on local issues that matter to them. If you would like to develop a working group on local policy issues that matter to you, please get in touch.

We are developing a Vision for Community Wellbeing. It will guide our work on policy and support the work of our steering group and our community representatives on local government committees.

Equipment to help you

Plain English Information

We will be piloting a scheme to make equipment for meetings and workshops available to DLR PPN members. This includes a projector, screen and PA system.

In early 2019 we will be launching our Plain English information pack. This will provide information about DLR PPN, its purpose and structure using language that is accessible to everyone.

It’s Free to Join DLR PPN Our monthly e-zine is an opportunity for our members to If your group or organisation would like to become a member of share their news and updates with DLR PPN please go to You can also contact us on the wider community in DLR. It or phone us on 01 7060109 or 087 6394506. also has information about funding opportunities, training, relevant consultations and other news from around the county. Anyone can subscribe to our ezine - go to

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The fine art of toilet training dogs HAVING issues with toilet training your dog? Dogs need us to teach them how to toilet outdoors and to encourage them through rewarding them when they do toilet outside the house. All puppies need patient and consistent house training – it’s very normal for a puppy to take a few months to be completely housetrained without the odd accident, so don’t worry if it seems to be taking a while. Adult dogs that have had no previous house training may take longer to change their habits, but again don’t worry, this is still very achievable. Don’t worry and remember... • Patience is key! All dogs are individuals, and some might take longer to learn – but it’s well worth the time and effort. • Give plenty of the ‘right’ opportunities for your dog to practise good toileting behaviour. • Puppies have very small bladders so will need to relieve themselves often while

Accidents will happen, so be patient and prepared. they develop. • Accidents will happen, clean up and move on! Telling your dog off will only make them anxious about going to the toilet, so might make them

harder to train. • Leaving the door to the garden open so a dog can come and go is very common, especially during the summer months, however doing so can

slow down learning because the dog doesn’t necessarily learn the difference between indoors and outside. How to teach your dog to toilet


move towards the door when they need to toilet – watch carefully and be sure to give lots of rewards and praise when they ‘tell you’ they need to toilet. If your dog has an accident Don’t worry – it’s likely to happen so just be prepared! Don’t tell them off, simply clean up when they are in another room with an enzymatic cleaner (e.g. commercial products for removing urine marks) that can break down the urine and does not contain ammonia as the smell of this might entice your dog to toilet there again! If your dog is struggling …and going to the toilet very frequently, drinking a lot, and following this advice does not appear to be helping, then take your dog to see your vet to check for medical conditions that might be causing accidents!

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Wedding Supplement

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t’s the biggest day of our lives so let’s make it the most joyful experience possible. Inside, we’ve got some great ideas to help you get ready for everything from walking down the aisle to jetting off on a fantastic honeymoon.

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Wedding Supplement

Make your wedding truly unique IF YOU’VE been to one wedding, you've seen it all. From the flowers and the candles to the dress and the music, the typical wedding can be as predictable and generic as your Uncle Paddy’s dance moves. For your wedding to stand out, you need to involve your guests in the sentiment and process of the day. It's not the cake or the great food that will be remembered, but all the little details that will make your wedding as unique and memorable for your guests as it will be for you. These simple ideas will make it the event that will be talked about for years to come: • Write a welcome note for your out-of-town guests on postcards from the city your wedding takes place. It's a nice personal touch that shows tremendous thought as

well as a keepsake that can be saved with photos of the wedding. • Place an ‘About the Wedding Party’ on the reception tables for your guests to learn more about the members of your bridal party. Not everyone will know that you and your maid of honour have been best friends since preschool. • If you're planning on taking pictures prior to the ceremony, clear everyone out of the wedding venue and have your groom at the end of the aisle. Walk down the aisle, so it's only the two of you. It's a very sweet and special moment that you can share. • Have each bridesmaid carry a bouquet made entirely of their favourite flower. The bride’s bouquet can be a combination of their choices. • Read your vows to


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Create a wedding that reflects your character. candlelight. All your guests will receive a candle on their way into the ceremony. When it comes time for the vows, have your ushers or groomsmen go around and light the candle at




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the end of the row and let them "pass the flame." It's a nice romantic touch to a very sentimental and powerful moment. • For family members who have passed away or cannot physically be there with you, wear something of theirs so that they are with you. • Write special love quotes on the inside of everyone's place cards. • Forget the clinking glasses and ringing bells. Have your guests sing loves songs to get you and your groom to smooch during the reception. • Have guests sign a tablecloth to be used at special dinners in the future in lieu of a guestbook. • Set small photo

albums, notecards and a disposable camera at each table. Create a sign asking each guest to write some words of wisdom on the notecards and put the card into the photo album. Make sure they take a photo of everyone at the table. After the wedding you can combine the notecard on the same page as the photograph and you'll have a special keepsake of every guest at your wedding. • Assign table numbers by age and accent the decor with pictures of you and fiancé from that time. For example at table sixteen you could show pictures of your fiancé with his new car and you at your sweet 16 birthday

party. • Be sure to have a kid oriented table. Lay down block paper for them to draw on, have them make you cards, serve hot dogs, chicken fingers, ice cream sundaes. Perhaps even have a side room for them with Disney movies playing or a magician for entertainment. Your guests will love you for getting the kids out of their hair for the night. • Remember that this wedding is about celebrating your love and inviting your family and friends to see a glimpse of who you are. Don't be afraid to do things a little differently your guests will appreciate and remember your day all the more for it!

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RECTANGLE: • Rectangular body shapes have evenly sized shoulders and hips and less of a pinched in waist. • What dress shapes work: To try and make you look curvier around your waist look for a dress that has an upside down triangle shaped top half with the apex ending at your middle. Go for a full skirt with detailing only either on the skirt half or the top of the dress. TRIANGLE: • Triangle body shape means your shoulders will be wider than your hips. • What dress shapes work: A straight lined elegant dress looks great as do ball gowns. High necks and halter necks balance your top half and make it look smaller. You probably have great legs so why not go daring in white mini wedding dress. HOUR GLASS: • You have evenly proportioned shoulders and hips and a smaller cinched in waist. • What dress shapes work: Go for a low cut top either V-neck, scooped or strapless and show off those curves. Keep the top half of the dress fitted and have the skirt fall down into an easy A-line. PEAR: • Your shoulder’s and hips are smaller than your waist. • What dress suits: A lines usually look great as do Empress Style dresses but why not try something more interesting, as one shouldered dresses looks superb on pears.

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Theme your autumn wedding SPRING and summer may be the seasons that first come to mind when you begin planning a wedding, but autumn has a lot to offer too. From cooler, dryer weather and the glorious backdrop of pre-winter colours to the opportunity to land a great deal on a reception venue, autumn delivers many rewards for couples on the road to wedded bliss. Women generally love the natural colourfulness of the season and it can be incorporated into the wedding plans to make a great themed occasion. Vibrant reds, dazzling oranges, glittering golds and bold browns – autumn’s palate is a glorious profusion of colours unique to the season. Autumn brides should revel in the season's colours, drawing

the hues of autumn into all aspects of their weddings, from bridesmaid gowns to table linens, floral arrangements and even invitations. Autumn colours offer many advantages when it comes to planning a wedding. For example, it's easy to mix and match more than one colour because they tend to naturally complement each other. For a spring wedding, it might be difficult to find just the right floral colours to enhance a particular shade of lavender bridesmaid gown. But pair bronze gowns with flowers that sport autumnal reds and golds, and you'll have a sure win. You can continue the autumn theme throughout the wedding with seasonal themed wedding accessories.

You’ll find leaf-motif unity candles, napkins and guest towels in autumn colours, autumn-themed invitations, cake serving sets with leaf details, and a host of other items that all play to the theme.

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Floral arrangements also offer a chance to convey an autumn theme and do something unique at the same time. Whether you opt for arrangements that feature autumn flowers, or out-of-

What’s on the wedding menu? WEDDINGS are one of life's most celebrated occasions and an incredible amount of creativity and planning is rightly poured into this all-important day. From the wedding gown to the ceremony, and from the invitations and flowers to the wedding cake itself everything is planned in minute detail. One of the most-remembered details is what guests are served, so the wedding menu should reflect the couple-to-be's unique style and personality. Here’s some tips to get the menu as perfect as the bride-to-be. * Find your inspiration.


season flowers that sport the season’s colours, you can accent arrangements with brightly hued leaves, branches, berries and other natural or natureinspired touches that are special to the season.

Couples should think back on their relationship, and choose a meaningful place or a time that will inspire their food and wine choices. * Indulge. This is a celebration so forget about calories and choose the food and wine that truly reflects the couple. * But don't lose yourself. Remember, the wedding day is supposed to reflect who the bride and groom are. If they aren't fans of foie gras and caviar, now is not the time to serve it. * Personalise. Consider displaying menus at each place setting that describe the couple's food and wine pairings - and

include anecdotes for why they were chosen. * Last all night. It's a marathon to make it from the ceremony to the reception for the bride and groom and their guests. Make sure the food is substantial enough to keep everyone filled, yet light enough that they don't slip into a groggy fog. * Ah, dessert. It might be your guests’ favourite course, and for a wedding, it can truly be a showpiece. Let the dessert reflect the couple's sweet tooth. Riesling is a good wine pairing option, because it can be paired with both the first and main courses, as well as dessert.

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This week’s Beauty Dial Star Buys By Edel Cox of The Beauty Dial (


Leonie Garlick and wedding planning website presents six ways to achieve perfectly kissable lips on your wedding day... From kissing your newly-wed to posing for photos and sipping on Prosecco, your lips will be in high demand on your wedding day. Brides are no longer opting for barely-there makeup and a conservative up do - 2019’s brides are showing there is much more fun to be had. Big, bold lips are here to stay and we couldn’t be more excited for those bells to chime. UKbride presents the best trends of 2019 to give you some great wedding makeup ideas and, most importantly, to make your lips POP! is the social networking website for brides to be, with 720,000 members and 164,000 Facebook likes.

BLOOMING MARVELLOUS IDEAS FOR YOUR WEDDING… There are so many ways to use flowers to create a stunning looking wedding reception. Here, Tilly Wilkinson, editor of, provides a couple of blooming imaginative ideas...


CREATE HEIGHT ON YOUR WEDDING RECEPTION TABLES There’s nothing worse than trying to strain your neck around an obstructive table decoration at a wedding reception. By making your floral arrangements really (really!) tall, not only will you allow your guests to see a bit more of one another, you’ll also create masses of colour above head height, making your floral investment more visible and more dramatic. This is also a great way to ensure you make the most of reception venues which have soaring ceilings!


ENJOY BOLD COLOURS Traditionally, brides opt for pastel shades, but for real impact, go bold. These buttonholes make use of a bit of pastel pink, but with bright fuchsia pink shades and big blooms (think peonies) they create a real impact. You can also use unconventional foliage like holly with red berries for winter weddings, ears of wheat for summer weddings and employ scented foliage like lavender in sum-mer or rosemary for rustic buttonholes.


STAY CONSISTENT WITH YOUR STYLING Have you taken some time to determine your overall wedding vision? This is the best place to start when it comes to creating the perfect tablescape to suit. Your wedding table styling should be consistent with the other areas of your wedding, such as your ceremony furniture, floral design and stationery suite. Draw inspiration from the existing elements of your wedding day, rather than trying to create a whole new theme for your reception settings. For example, if the rest of your wedding styling is minimal, modern and elegant, you’d want to continue this feel for your table settings, too. This will help you create a cohesive aesthetic that flows nicely throughout each area of your day.

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Dream honeymoon destinations WHEN it comes to your honeymoon, the world can be your oyster but you’ll find better value and top quality if you stick to Europe. Have a look at these super destinations that are ideal for a shorthop honeymoon.


Check out this laid-back island with amazing white powdery sandy beaches if you’re looking for a relaxing honeymoon mixed with culture and delicious food and wine. It might belong to Italy, but Sardinia has its own unique twist on Italian cuisine. Visit Alghero, a picturesque walled small city on the north-western corner of the island, and Cala Sinzias beach for its spectacular sweep of broad, white beach backed by Mediterranean pine forest.


Where East meets West, Turkey caters for just about every taste. It’s a hugely popular destination with Irish holidaymakers and for good reason. Traditions and history on your doorstep along with modern holiday resort facilities, Turkey quite simply, fascinates. Feel the warmth of the welcome, taste the fabulous food, smell the spices and see for yourself all that this fabulous country has to offer.

After all, this land has the best in fine wine, strong cheese, exquisite breads, extravagant The perfect relaxing experience chateaus, fantastic architecture and and a truly beautiful location, the attractions as unique as they are Algarve is mostly considered a beach destination, ideal for nautical breathtaking. And don’t forget the cafes and sports with some of the best beaches for sailing, surfing and windsurfing. bistros, museums and garden, all inspiring the sublime essence of That’s hardly surprising, given it’s love. got one of Europe’s best coastal As well as Paris, the city of love, strips with just over 150km of France boasts extraordinarily stunning scenery. diverse and beautiful terrain The Algarve also boasts exquisite from rolling hills and lavender gastronomy at affordable prices. fields in Provence, majestic Alps in Bordeaux, a wind-swept coast ITALY in Brittany to the west and balmy Always popular with newly-weds, luxuriousness of palm trees and Italy is a romantic and beautiful warm sun in the Riviera down south. country, from the sophisticated elegance and natural beauty of Sorrento to the inspiring energy of CROATIA Rome. Competing with France and Italy Venice is truly one of a kind in the romantic destination stakes and a seductively romantic place is the famous Dubrovnik Riviera in that everyone must visit in their Croatia. lifetime while Lake Como is a place The area enjoys an old world where you can be content with just atmosphere and unspoiled beauty, strolling for hours around the towns coupled with top class hotels in situated along the lakes, admiring stunning locations and boasting the beautiful gardens and villas, panoramic views of the Adriatic and visiting boutique shops and eating Elaphite Islands. delectable meals al fresco as you The Croatian Riviera is defined enjoy each other’s company. by blue seas, gorgeous pebble beaches, rolling green hills, golden Renaissance cities and delightful FRANCE: Rome has everything a loved-up couple could desire. informal resorts - all at considerably A romantic honeymoon in France greater value and with far fewer may seem obvious but a trip here crowds than most European goes far beyond a photo op in front hotspots. of the Eiffel Tower.


Tips for making it extra special! A HONEYMOON should be the holiday of a lifetime. Everything should be perfect so the newly-weds can get married life off to the best possible start. We have some top tips to help make sure the happy couple stay that way – at least until they get back home. 1. Be sensible with your budget. Does your wallet allow for a couple of nights in a quiet hotel at home in Ireland, a round-the-world trip, or something in between? You don’t want to start married life with a massive honeymoon bill to pay off. 2. Discuss your idea of the perfect vacation. Who likes sports? Who likes sun? Who wants to explore an exotic destination? Make a list of the things that mean most to you, and compare notes.

3. Use a travel agent. It doesn't cost any more and in fact usually works out cheaper. A travel agent also reduces stress as they’ll make all the arrangements so all you have to do is turn up at the airport and take off to your dream destination. 4. If you're going abroad, leave plenty of time to make sure your passport is current and you have the visas needed. If inoculations are required, get them well before the wedding. 5. When you make reservations, let everybody know you're on honeymoon. You may get upgraded to a better room at no charge, receive a welcome bottle of champagne, and who knows what else. 6. Protect your privacy. This is especially important if you have a

destination wedding where the guests tend to hang around. A honeymoon should be just for the two of you. No kids, no pets, no company. 7. Be considerate of your partner’s wishes. A new husband mightn’t enjoy shopping for shoes while the bride is unlikely to be impressed by a visit to the golf course. 8. Splurge a little, it’s your honeymoon! Do something special that you wouldn’t normally do on holiday. Spend a little extra for a room upgrade, or the honeymoon suite. Plan a romantic dinner at a gourmet restaurant or go on a sunset cruise. 9. When packing for your honeymoon, think about taking along some romantic items like candles, massage oil and some new lingerie.

Paris is hard to beat when it comes to romantic cities.

The Algarve has great weather for almost all of the year.

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When All Is Said About The Author ANNE Griffin is originally from Dublin, now living in Westmeath. When All Is Said is her debut novel. Anne has had a career, in bookselling, community development work and financial management in the charity sector. Anne started to write aged 44. Following completion of an MA in Creative Writing in UCD, she was signed by a London agency in 2017. Her book went on to sell to Sceptre UK, Thomas Dunne. Books in the US and will be translated into seven foreign languages. Now aged 50, Anne is happy to report that it’s never to late to reinvent yourself.

IF YOU had to toast the five most important people in your life, do you know who they would be? Do you know what drink you would choose? Maurice Hannigan does. At 6.25pm one Saturday evening we meet this 84-year-old successful Meath farmer, at the bar of the Rainsford House Hotel. Cantankerous, flawed and endearing, Maurice brings us on a journey over five hours revealing who he is – his loves, his losses, his triumphs, his failures, and why it is he has come to be in this hotel on this very night. With each glass raised, we learn about his adored brother, Tony, his heartbreak over his daughter Molly who he held for only 15 minutes, his troubled yet mischievous sister-in-law, Noreen, the talent of his son Kevin, a journalist who lives in America, and finally, the simple modesty of his be-loved wife, Sadie, who died two years to the day. And then there are the Dollards. The owners of the Rainsford House Hotel and for whom Maurice once worked as a boy. A family devastated by forbidden love, and the loss of a valuable coin – an Edward VIII gold sovereign stolen by Maurice at age 16 in a fit of revenge against Thomas Dollard, the son. A coin that has haunted the family and Maurice ever

since. Maurice will not raise a toast to the Dollards tonight and yet this hotel, this family, have come to mean something to him. Something he doesn’t wholly understand. They draw him back time after time. Tonight he is there to face these demons down and make peace with those he once called his enemy. Maurice Hannigan is no saint and neither does he profess to be. He is a man who has loved his wealth and his success. He has held sacred his privacy, happy to push the busy bodies away who like to know what’s what in this small rural town. A man who has ploughed his own furrow all of his life and has made no apology for it, not to his son and not to his wife. A man who now realises he has sacrificed far too much and given of himself far too little. Sitting with Maurice, we observe the demons with which he battles. We fall in love with him a little when he paints the picture of the man he believes he should have been. On this Saturday night, Maurice, despite his burning pride, is ready to bury the hachet with some and make amends with others. And while it is Kevin and Sadie he has prmarily come to ask for forgiveness, it will be his own that is hardest won.

Kids feel the fizzle for reading campaign CHILDREN in Dublin are urged to keep their eyes peeled for mysterious aliens at their local library as Bumpfizzle – the Best on Planet Earth, by Patricia Forde, has been chosen for the 2019 Citywide Reading Campaign for Children. The campaign was launched in the newly refurbished Kevin Street Library, where some enthusiastic young readers of the book got to meet the author. The 2019 reading campaign runs until March and details of the many events associated with it can be found at www. Speaking about the campaign, Brendan Teeling, Acting Dublin City Librarian, said: “If there’s one thing we know in libraries, it’s that reading is great fun, and that’s what this Citywide

children are up for that. I sincerely hope so. We may need heroes before this is over.” There will be author visits to many Dublin City Council branch libraries as well as citycentre based events in bookshops, the National Library of Ireland and Dublin City Gallery – Hugh Lane. The campaign ends with fun events based on the book, as part of the St Patrick’s Festival in Merrion Square. Copies of the book are available in all Dublin City Public Libraries Matthew Treacy and Lilwena Le Sommer Rennison (both 8) are pictured at as well as in all good the launch of the 2019 Citywide Reading Campaign for Children in the newly bookshops. Dublin City refurbished Kevin Street Library. Council Library stock can be borrowed from and very excited that as an added bonus this Reading campaign is all libraries nationwide. You Bumpfizzle The Best year we’ve gotten rid of about. This is the eighth can download a Reading library fines, so that’s one on Planet Earth is the year of this great Dublin Guide to the book, 2019 Citywide Read. thing children (and their City Council initiative suitable for teachers Bumpfizzle is an alienand we hope to see lots of parents!) don’t need to and parents at www. which may attract some children borrowing a copy worry about.” funny business from other Author Patricia Forde of Bumpfizzle from their planets - but I think Dublin projects/citywide-read/ local library – it’s free, and added: “I am delighted

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I, Mr Paul Twomey, intend to apply for permission for development at this site: 1 Glenn Terrace, Glasthule, Co. Dublin. The development will consist of the change of use of the existing ground floor dental surgery and amalgamation of the ground floor dental surgery with the exisitng first floor 2-bedroom apartment, to revert the property to its original use as a single family dwelling over two levels. The works will consist of internal modifications, external reorganisation of the side return covered entrance and the repositioning of an external door opening to the rear elevation. 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.

Permission is sought for Conversion of garage to utility, new ground floor bays, porch and canopy to front, new gr floor extension to rear, new first floor rear bathroom, conversion of attic to bedroom with new dormer to rear attic level, alteration of existing hipped roof to a gabled roof, alteration to windows and new windows, external insulation, widening of existing vehicular entrance to road and associated groundworks at ‘Navarre’, Packenham Road, Monkstown, Co Dublin A94X2T6 by Stacey Machesney and Andrew McFarlane. 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 Breffni O’Flaherty and Mary-Jane O’Flaherty intend to apply for permission for development at 30 Curlew Road, Drimnagh, Dublin 12. The development will consist of demolition of existing kitchen extension to the side of 30 Curlew Road, creation of new kitchen/ dining extension to rear of 30 Curlew Road, subdivision of the corner site into sites for two separate dwellings, with separate private open spaces, relocation of existing vehicular entrance and off- street parking, creation of additional vehicular entrance and off- street parking for new dwelling, creation of new semi- detached dwelling comprising kitchen, dining, living and WC spaces at ground floor level, two double bedrooms, storage and bathroom at first floor level, with windows to front, boundary treatments to create private open space for new dwelling at front, bin storage enclosures, and associated siteworks. 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 Permission is sought for widening existing vehicular access to front onto Allen Park Drive at 23 Allen Park Drive, Stillorgan, Co Dublin, A94 KP23 by Trevor Dalby. 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 Planning Permission sought for a single storey flat roof extension to front. Two storey extension to front and side. Velux type roof windows to front and rear. New vehicular access and dividing screen fence to front and all associated site works to existing dwelling house at 16 Hyde Road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin, (A96H6N1) for Mr. Tim Fayne. This application may be inspected or purchased at the offices of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council during its public opening hours from 10.00am to 4.00pm and a submission or observation in relation to the application can be made to the authority in writing on payment of €20 within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Planning Permission sought by Kevin and Eimear Murphy for the construction of a first floor side extension of approximately 22 sq. metres in area over their attached garage and bounding the neighbouring house, at 14 Trimleston Road, Booterstown, Co. Dublin. This application may be inspected or purchased at a fee (not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy) at the offices of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County 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 or receipt of lodgement by the Authority of the application.

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Permission is sought for (a) a loft conversion into two rooms and a WC, (b) the projection of the hipped roof to form a gable at the rear, insertion of rear-facing windows with juliette balcony and removal of rear chimney, (c) addition of a flat roof dormer window at the front elevation, (d) addition of 7 rooflights to the side elevations at 14 Waltersland Road, Stillorgan, Co Dublin, A94 KW63 by Stephen and Leanne Vaughan. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire during its public opening hours. A submission/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 Dublin City Council I, Patricia McGonigal, intend to apply for Permission for development at this property at Ayot Mews, 25 Raglan Lane, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, D04 W0X8. The development will consist of: Alterations to existing front boundary wall to include widening of existing vehicular entrance, new vehicular entrance gates, new pedestrian access gate and new external finishes. 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.

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Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Planning Permission sought for a single storey flat roof extension to rear. First floor extension to side over previously converted garage. Conversion of Attic space to Bedroom with dormer type flat roof and roof window to rear, 2 roof windows to front. New doors to existing Carport to side and all associated site works to existing dwelling house at 38 Trimleston Gardens, Booterstown, Co. Dublin, (A94H314) for Mr. Fergal Power. This application may be inspected or purchased at the offices of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Co. Co. during its public opening hours from 10.00am to 4.00pm and a submission or observation in relation to the application can be made to the authority in writing on payment of €20 within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council John and Susan Hickson seek planning permission for development at 26, Garville Avenue, Rathgar, Dublin 6, D06 H304, a protected structure. Alterations to include opening between reception rooms and installation of kitchen to front room at hall level, and ancillary modifications to mechanical and electrical services and finishes. Permission is also sought for relaying of existing external steps to front area to safe gradient and associated rebuilding of existing retaining wall in revised location. 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

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Planning Permission sought for change of use from Butcher Shop to Funeral Home related activities. Works to include; link opening to adjoining premises, new doors to rear, internal alterations and all associated site works to existing premises at 4 Church Place, Sallynoggin, Co. Dublin, for Mr. Michael O’Donovan. This application may be inspected or purchased at the offices of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Co. Co. during its public opening hours from 10.00am to 4.00pm and a submission or observation in relation to the application can be made to the authority in writing on payment of €20 within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

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New courses at Open evening to be held for Leaving Loughlinstown Training Centres Cert students THE Institute of Education on Lower Leeson Street is holding open evenings for fourth, fifth and sixth year students on Monday, February 4 at 6pm. The Institute has three main points of entry for students looking for a proven path to academic and career success. There’s a three year Leaving Certificate programme for fourth year students, enabling them to

get a head start on Leaving Certificate subjects. Fifth year students can enrol on a two-year Leaving Certificate programme in which teachers aim to have 70 percent of the Leaving Certificate syllabus completed in fifth year. And finally, there’s a one-year sixth year Leaving Certificate programme that enables students to prepare in the best possible

way for their examinations. Yvonne O’Toole is the Managing Principal at The Institute of Education and she explained what students who enrol can expect. “Here at The Institute of Education we help our students achieve their potential by providing an excellent academic education in a uniquely supportive and dynamic learning environment,”

she said. “Our students are at the centre of everything we do and we provide flexibility and encouragement to ensure a rich and fulfilling educational experience for each individual”. To reserve a place for the open night at 6pm on February 4 visit www. or for more details email info@instituteofeducation. ie.

Loughlinstown Training Centres are offering a wide range of day and night courses for the new year. Courses are not only delivered in the Training Centres but are also delivered in local areas making it easier to access training. The range of courses provide training to those who are entering the labour market for the first time as well as those who wish to upskill or even change their career path. The courses are delivered via a range of full-time and part-time day courses along with a choice of night training options. Courses are designed to equip learners with the skills necessary to progress to further

training options and/or seek employment. All day courses are certified and lead to a range of single or major awards. All courses are certified by several awarding bodies including QQI, City & Guilds, CompTIA, Microsoft etc. Choose to take a course at Loughlinstown Training Centre and you will find lots of great facilities at the easily accessible and selfcontained campus. There is plenty of free car parking available and the Training Centre is well served by public transport. With excellent, affordable canteen facilities and modern training equipment, pleasant and comfortable environment is provided

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This Renault Megane would suit any age and style of driver Seán Creedon LAST week’s car, the Renault Megane RS I was driving got a lot of curious glances, from people in the shopping centre cark parks, students on their way to and from school and curious pedestrians. Now the inquisitive looks had nothing to do with the design of the car, it was all about the colour of this hot hatch. The test car came in a bright Volcanic Orange which drew nearly as many glances for me as I got when driving the powerful Ford Mustang a few years back. A lot of new cars no longer use the traditional ‘turn-key’ ignition system. You can start the car by pressing the start button on the dash, once the key is your pocket. But with the Renault Megane you need never touch the key fob, until are changing

your clothes. You can open the car door once the key is in your pocket and then you simply press the start button. Then when your journey is over and you would normally be searching to see where you placed the key fob, you just walk away from the car and it automatically locks itself. Brilliant. This boy-racer is set fairly low and my wife and daughter were not big fans of the sporty front seats, which had a ‘lip’ and can be a big awkward to get in and out of. My wife has a touch of arthritis, but my daughter is young and has no such problems; I think she just prefers regular seats. True those sportinglooking seats are more suitable for ‘boy racers.’ In the front the driver also gets racing-type aluminium pedals. Power is provided by a 1.8-litre

turbo petrol engine which has 280 brake horse power. You can get from zero to 100km/h in just under six seconds, so it’s difficult to stay within the speed limits. The exterior look in complemented with a wider front and rear track with bespoke front and rear wings. You also get a rear spoiler to improve aerodynamic performance, rear bumper with diffuser and central exhaust. One of the unique features of the Megane RS is the ‘4control’ fourwheel steering system. At high speeds, the front and rear wheels turn in the same direction for extra stability. At low speeds, the front and rear wheels turn in opposite directions for more agility. The RS is available with a manual gearbox or an EDC 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Then you can choose different driving modes that suit your age and style. The back seat could cope with three people at a squeeze, two in comfort. There is a decent-sized boot, but not surprisingly for a car like this, no spare wheel. Prices for the regular Megane start at €22,140, while the RS version starts at €41,995. The price of my test car, which included a few extras, came to €48,270. Road tax is a bit steep at €750. Naturally the RS is aimed at boy-racers, but how many boys can afford one of these cars? And of course, you will need the 19-inch black Interlagos alloys, which complement the Volcanic Orange. They will cost you an extra €350. It’s gorgeous and brilliant to handle. But at this stage I am a bit too old for a boy-racer. One of the unique features of the Megane is the ‘4control’ four-wheel steering system.



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Buying a home should be quicker delay or even completely efficiency and greater BUYING and selling kill a deal, which can transparency in the property in Dublin be expensive as well as conveyancing process. has become more The new process is more extremely disappointing.” streamlined and The Law Society and transparent because any efficient thanks to the conveyancing solicitors issues are fully revealed introduction of a new before one is ‘locked into’ have worked together to conveyancing system develop a better way to the contract. that requires title reveal and resolve such “Every property sale investigation before issues at an earlier stage involves a process contracts are signed. in the transaction: the called ‘investigation Since January 1, the pre-contract investigation faster, more efficient and of title’,” explained of title system. Michael Walsh, partner cost-effective system “Essentially, preand head of property at for buying and selling contract investigation ByrneWallace. property has come into means that a buyer’s “It requires the buyer’s force. The new ‘presolicitor must carry solicitor to carry out contract investigation out a full set of detailed certain checks on of title’ (PCIT) system checks on the property’s the property’s title. is designed to improve title much earlier in the Historically, copying the conveyancing sales process,” Walsh and exchanging the process by ensuring any explained. documents needed to questions relating to the “This is to ensure property’s title are raised investigate title was a that any and all issues difficult task, and took and resolved before the are revealed and – place after the buyers contracts are signed. importantly – resolved and sellers had signed The new system is a before contracts are contracts. fundamental change to signed. “This means that the the legal practice and “Crucially, when the system has, up to this procedures involved point, been structured so buyer and seller sign in buying and selling that queries or problems the contract under the property. PCIT system, the buyer relating to the title to the It has been designed is automatically deemed property can often arise by the Law Society of have knowledge of all at a very late stage in the Ireland, in consultation EstablishEd ovEr 20 to yEars issues relating to the title transaction. with solicitors, based and to have accepted is not unusual for on changes WindoWs in practice •“Itdoors • Conservatories them. Independent legal such issues to severely and a drive to improve

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Five simple steps to make Dr Claire O’Neill

emissions are still rising. The following five steps THE start of a new year is will ensure you do your a great time to set yourself bit for global sustainability in 2019. and your family some new commitments that will make your home STEP 1. TACKLE YOUR more sustainable. WASTE According to the reports We are keen recyclers. last year, we have only We have conquered the 12 years left if we don’t recycling bin. Or so we act now – we need to cut thought. global carbon emissions If you were diligently by 45 percent by 2030 and recycling all your completely decarbonise plastics, you may be a bit by 2050. disappointed to realise But right now, our that any soft plastic (e.g.


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your home sustainable cooking, and the multiple journeys food takes by air, sea and road. Waste food continues to be an issue in Ireland with over one million tonnes of food wasted every year, with a third coming directly from households. Buying less overall and buying loose fruit and vegetables may allow you to lessen the waste that you may have from multipacks. Freeze food such as fish and meat so that you can defrost and use as you need it, an easy way to ensure it doesn’t end up in the bin. Juicing or making soup from vegetables that are turning is a good way of reducing food waste too. Buying local produce, whenever possible, is an easy way to ensure

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Dr Claire O’Neill is a lecturer and researcher at Cork University Business School and along with colleagues Professor Mary McCarthy and Dr Shadi Hashem, is involved in a research project, funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, in collaboration with the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) in UCC and research partners in four other European countries. This €1.2m EU project, PLATEFORMS, aims to investigate how food supply and food consumption are contributing to sustainability. The PLATEFORMS project is part of the European transnational ‘SUSFOOD2’ initiative for sustainable food systems research from production to consumption.

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AFTER a 30-year career in design, Home Instead CAREGiver Ronna Fibikar returned to a vocation that started in her teens: caring for Ireland’s older people. “When I was a teenager, I had worked in nursing homes part-time. “I loved the rich characters of the residents, who always had an interesting life story. “My life took a different direction for the following 30 years but when the recession hit, I left my job in design to focus on my family,” Ronna explains. “I had been out of work for a few years, and when I began considering my options, I thought I might return to working with older people. To my mind, seniors can and should be given the opportunity to stay in their homes and I liked the idea of helping them to do just that.” Ronna values the variety that her job as a CAREGiver brings –

every day she works with different people who have diverse needs. “Early in the day I might be helping people with their morning routines, from showering and dressing to medication reminders to preparing breakfast. “At midday I prepare meals from small lunches to full dinners for various clients. “There is often a bit of housekeeping, organising the household, and resourcing items or specialists,” she says. “As I have a car available, I take clients out to the bank, supermarket, pharmacy, hairdresser, appointments, church or even just for a drive. “Sometimes I work with clients on puzzles, sketching, or help them with newer technologies like digital TV, smartphones and tablets. “Home Instead allows CAREGivers to choose the type of tasks they are willing to do and the hours they wish to

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How to avoid being released after probation in your new job Cormac Spencer

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Fans of the dark and spooky rejoice! Horror Month features a night of macabre performances and dark humour in the form of Bloody Divine in the Workman's Club on February 1. The event will be hosted by Belfast based powerhouse Soup du Jour and boasts performers both homegrown (UnderCurrent, Santina Spitfire) and international (Peach Lee Ray, Luna TikTok). The excitement doesn't stop there, as February 8 sees the Mx Horror competition, an all-inclusive, multi-disciplinary pageant for the strange and unusual. Tickets and full information are available now on Eventbrite and social media.

A new exhibition, 'In Course of Rearrangement' by Marielle MacLeman, has opened at the LAB Gallery on Foley Street, Dublin 1. Two hundred years after the Earl of Meath was told a greater return could be made growing grass than collecting weaver’s rents, Dublin City Council was developing green spaces for the Buddleja-infested sites, as the title borrowed from museology suggests, in

An exhibition, entitled ‘Jurassic Skies’, has opened at the National Museum of Ireland. ‘Jurassic Skies’ tells the story of the evolution of flight, offering visitors the opportunity to view a number of important, rarely seen fossils from the National Museum of Ireland’s collections. The focal point of the exhibition is the Archaeopteryx, a small dinosaur with special feathers shaped to catch the wind. ‘Jurassic Skies’ is a temporary exhibition at National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, and runs until March 24. For more information, visit

Crossword Answers 30th January CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Tabs; 3 Motorway; 9 Neutral; 10 Drift; 11 Cabinet-maker; 13 Tennis; 15 Chopin; 17 Disconsolate; 20 Ashen; 21 Itemise; 22 Murderer; 23 Gnat. Down: 1 Tenacity; 2 Blurb; 4 Oolite; 5 Old-fashioned; 6 Write-up; 7 Yeti; 8 Frankincense; 12 Interest; 14 Neither; 16 Entire; 18 Asian; 19 Harm.

QUICK SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Etch; 3 Immunity; 9 Trainer; 10 Anvil; 11 Make a mistake; 13 Tights; 15 Sordid; 17 Discriminate; 20 Hotel; 21 Piebald; 22 Contrite; 23 Sham. Down: 1 Estimate; 2 Crank; 4 Morbid; 5 Unauthorised; 6 Invoked; 7 Yell; 8 In particular; 12 Addendum; 14 Glisten; 16 Limpet; 18 Awash; 19 Chic.

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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

Many of our readers will remember doing their shopping at H Williams in Killester.

Freeman’s Journal, January 17, 1860

Irish Press, January 30, 1992


Irish Press, January 10, 1964

Evening Herald, January 30, 1938

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