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Thomas Barr and Mary-Kate Slattery are pictured with Liam Beaumont, Vencel Gera, Ava Gill and Gwen Corrigan from Sandymount Park Educate Together as the 2020 Irish Life Health Schools Fitness Challenge is launched in St Stephen’s Green. The launch highlights the importance of physical activity for better cardiovascular and mental health amongst young people. See story page 8.


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University continues pursuing an agenda of increasing rents and using on-campus accommodation. Those protesting said they had several demands, including a reversal of the 12 per cent increase of campus rents; and a commitment from management to engage much earlier with student representatives in conducting rent reviews and budget allocations for student support. The UCD protests come as a series of rent increases are taking place

in across the country. UCD University Management Team made the decision to increase the cost of campus accommodation by four per cent per year for the next three academic years at the beginning of February. According to a UCD management spokesperson, the rent hike was designed to “secure adequate funding for the maintenance of existing on-campus student accommodation and the provision of 3,000 new beds”.

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issue. “These rent increases are locking young people out of access to higher education and must be reversed immediately.” This latest action comes as part of a series of protest last week that saw UCD students campaigning outside UCD’s Governing Authority meeting on the same day. Students dressed in t-shirts with slogans that read ‘#notabusiness’ and “Stop the Rent Increase’. UCD sabbatical officers, Joanna Siewierska, Brian

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In line with its expansion plans, Mastercard will be taking on additional office space at One and Two South County, a newly built campus site in Leopardstown, not far from Mastercard’s current home. The new campusstyle workplace will provide state-of-the-art facilities with positive environmental design principles focused on neuro-diversity, wellbeing and collaboration at its core. Highlights include a rooftop terrace, café, luxurious changing rooms, car parking and wellbeing classes. Mastercard will continue to encourage flexible working and offer above and beyond benefits whilst its people enjoy the new airy and collaborative workplace.

Mastercard One South County. Ed McLaughlin, President of Mastercard Operations and Technology added: “Our Dublin Tech Hub is an innovation engine for our company across Europe and beyond. “We’re delighted to be expanding our technology footprint in the city. Our new campus will help us continue to attract the

best and brightest tech talent, so that we stay on the forefront of emerging tech trends and are well positioned to forge the future of digital commerce across the globe.” Martin Shanahan, Chief Executive at the IDA, said the expansion of Mastercard’s new European Technology Hub was excellent news.

“This demonstrates a substantial commitment to Ireland, making it a key location in the company’s global operations,” he said. Mastercard expects to begin occupying One South County by the end of 2020, with further plans for Two South County when ready. Applications for open

roles at Mastercard are encouraged and can be found on Mastercard Careers. Sandyford Business District, the largest business district in Ireland, welcomed the jobs announcement. They said MasterCard will now join the 1,000 other businesses located in the District that include Salesforce, Google, Vodafone and AIB among other indigenous Irish companies. CEO of Sandyford Business District, Conor Battigan, said: “This is a welcome announcement of a substantial number of jobs by payments giant, MasterCard and it is a real vote of confidence in the District. “Sandyford Business District has gone from strength to strength in recent years with the quality of businesses we are attracting.”

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Boxers to Brawl for Nepal as charity seeks funding AFTER just eight weeks of intensive training at the White Collar Boxing HQ in Harold’s Cross, 21 amateur fighters will now compete to establish who is king or queen of the ring. Taking place on Saturday, March 14 at The Well in Dublin’s city centre, Brawl for Nepal 2020 will feature the young boxers who were trained in the well-known club that was founded and run by former Irish Olympian and professional boxer, Cathal O’Grady. Irish charity The Umbrella Foundation has been working in Nepal to protect young people at risk of trafficking since 2005. The Umbrella Foundation’s Brawl for Nepal 2020 white collar boxing night aims to raise €25,000 in funds to help the Irish NGO in its work to protect and support young people at risk.

Each fighter taking part in Brawl for Nepal 2020 has been busy collecting donations from friends, colleagues and family, with further funds set to come from event sponsorship and ticket sales. The Umbrella Foundation is a non-profit NGO charity founded and registered in Ireland and dedicated to alleviating the impact of trafficking, poverty and war on children and their families in Nepal. Its primary work is in rescuing trafficked children and reconnecting them with their families and communities where possible. The Umbrella Foundation recently revealed that it had succeeded in its original mission to support 411 vulnerable children, enabling them to reconnect with their families and complete

Some of the boxers taking part in the Brawl for Nepal pictured last week. their school-level education. The foundation believes that all charities should try to work themselves out of existence, and now that those 411 children are approaching adulthood, that time has come for Umbrella. However, to responsibly finish their work, they say they need funding of €50,000 to secure educational fees and

support for the remaining children and youth, while also providing long-term support for some special cases. Commenting on the Brawl for Nepal event, Irish Country Coordinator for The Umbrella Foundation, Darren Halligan, said: “As our work winds down, many of the children rescued by The Umbrella Foundation are becoming adults and have grown

into empowered citizens who can advocate for themselves and their communities. “Some are even starting families of their own. “As proud as we are of what we – and they – have achieved, we want to ensure that as we step away, any supports they may still be needed are there. “That’s why it is so important we use Brawl

for Nepal and the next few months to reach our funding target.” One of the fighters, Zoe Gorman, said: “I’m taking part in Brawl for Nepal because I thought it was a great way to kick start my new year. “I am pushing my body and mind while raising money for an amazing cause. It’s wonderful to know that our efforts are making a difference to children in Nepal.” Another participant, Sean Clemenson, added: “The Umbrella Foundation is doing amazing work in Nepal. I decided to take part in this charity event, not only because it raises money and awareness for a great cause but also for my own personal growth.” Brawl for Nepal 2020 will take place on Saturday, March 14 at The Well. To learn more, go to brawlfornepal2020. eventbrite.com





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Another setback for Dublin cyclists

A computer image of the proposed Liffey Cycle Route.

confirmed that the route is delayed yet again and now not expected to open until at least 2024. That’s why IrishCycle.com started Editor the LiffeyCycle.com petition which IrishCycle.com calls on the council to trial a cycle path on Dublin’s quays in 2020, and then www.irishcycle.com look to build a wider quick-build cycle network. THE LIFFEY Cycle Route was adopted Over 4,400 people have signed the in the Dublin City Development Plan LiffeyCycle.com petition and, on the back of this, councillors looked for 2011-2017 with the promise that a a trial of the Liffey Cycle Route. But continuous and segregated cycle route would be built within the time what the NTA and Dublin City Council officials have now proposed is far from of the plan. a trial of a route - and far from safe. But the project has suffered many People cycling in Dublin already setbacks and, late last year, it was

have cycle lanes which end at bus stops and junctions. What the council is calling “interim measures” will continue this and likely make things more dangerous at junctions. Under these interim measures for the quays, people cycling will still have to mix with buses at bus stops; mix with buses and taxis in sections of bus lanes; and, at junctions, there will still be conflict with left turning traffic. Many people are quick to say that “something is better than nothing” but that’s not always the case with cycle route design. There was a similar situation in London a number of years ago. Unsafe


stop-start segregated cycle paths were installed without dealing with the conflict areas like junctions and bus stops. The result was that cycle routes looked more attractive, but the conflict remained - or worsened - and people died. It is senseless for Dublin to be making the same mistakes there’s too much at stake. Councillors need to have vision and implement a trial which is continuously segregated along the quays, even if this means disrupting cars on the north quays. Compromising on cycling safety just to maintain the same number of cars on the quays is pointless.

Cars are already seriously hampering the operation of the bus network and Luas Green Line and there are more buses and more trams on the way. Something has to give. Cities all around the world of different sizes - some with fewer public transport options than Dublin - have shown that city centres become better places when you reduce the number of cars. The sky doesn't fall in. The opposite is true and cities become more attractive places to live, work and do business in. For the people who need to drive, there would still be ample routes to reach car parks and other locations.



Councillor calls for rethink on Dublin Mountains Project Aine O'Boyle THERE have been calls for a “rethink of the drastic scale of the proposal” ahead of the closing date for submissions to the controversial Dublin Mountains Project. The project was initially proposed back in 2015 by South Dublin County Council and Coillte, and included the development of Montpellier Hill, which incorporates the Hellfire Club, and Massy’s Wood sites as a recreation site for tourism and leisure. However, Independent Councillor for the Firhouse/Boharnabreena area, Alan Edge, has said: “It’s a fallacy to think you that you need a €15 million development in order to enjoy the beauty of nature.” Cllr Edge believes that improvements could be

Cllr Alan Edge. made throughout the Dublin Mountains area, to parking facilities and other amenities, without resorting to such a largescale development. The current proposal for the project includes plans for a 75-seater cafe, a shop, changing facilities, a walker’s lounge, exhibition space and an education centre encompassing a 50-seater auditorium. Another feature of the

project includes a treetop walk, connecting Kilakee Road with Massy’s Wood. Groups such as the ‘Save the Hellfire’ and ‘Friends of Massy Woods’ have voiced concerns regarding the development. The Save the Hellfire campaigners say their wish is to “maintain the natural integrity of the landscape and protect the environment from commercial exploitation”. Cllr Edge praised the local ‘Save the Hell Fire’ group, saying: “They have worked tirelessly and in difficult circumstances.” The plans for the Dublin Mountain Project were delayed in 2018 when An Bord Pleanala found that the assessments carried out on behalf of Coillte and SDCC required more work. The two groups were asked to carry out a fuller biodiversity study into the

impacts that the project would have on the Merlin, a type of migratory bird that the area is home to and the impacts that increased visitor numbers would have on vegetation and habitats in the area. In January, SDCC confirmed that additional information sought by An Bord Pleanala in relation to the proposed Dublin Mountain Visitor Centre had been received, meaning that plans could move forward on the development. However, Cllr Edge has now called for a full discussion of the issue and a “rethink of the drastic scale of the proposal”. A spokesperson for SDCC noted that submissions to the proposed Dublin Mountains Project can be made in writing to An Bord Pleanala before 5.30pm on March 23.

The Hellfire Club in the Dublin Mountains. The spokesperson added: “As such, it would not be appropriate for South Dublin County Council to make any

further comment.” Coillte were also contacted for comment on the project but said: “The planning application

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New Mayor’s ‘childbirth’ comments come back to back to haunt him DUBLIN’S newly elected Lord Mayor has been criticised for comments he made about gender quotas in an opinion article he wrote for Dublin People five years ago. Cllr Tom Brabazon (FF) was confirmed as the new Lord Mayor of Dublin to replace Paul McAuliffe, who was recently elected as a TD. However, past controversial comments re-emerged in advance of a Dublin City Council meeting. Cllr Brabazon caused outrage in 2015 when he criticised legislation bringing in gender quotas. In an article for Dublin People in 2015, he wrote: "We should want real women with real life experience of the education system, the

holds this view. People Before Profit councillors Tina MacVeigh and Hazel deNortuin expressed their “disgust and dismay” at Cllr Brabazon's election as Lord Mayor at last week’s meeting of Dublin City Council. Cllr MacVeigh said: “I Cllr Tom Brabazon. don't think it is acceptable for Cllr Brabazon to have workplace, childbirth, said that he regretted childcare, managing money in tight situations those remarks. It speaks to a fundamental attitude and general life." to women and their There was widespread criticism of his comments role in society generally at the time. Cllr Brabazon as well as their role in politics.” later said that he regretted some of the Cllr Brabazon, who language used but stood represents the over his opposition to Donaghmede area, will gender quotas. serve as Lord Mayor until However, he told a the end of June. national newspaper last As Mayor, he said he week that he no longer will prioritise making the

capital a more accessible city for people with disabilities during his term in office. Cllr Brabazon was elevated to the top after the previous Lord Mayor, Deputy Paul McAuliffe, was elected as a Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin NorthWest during last month’s general election. Cllr Brabazon, who has decided to place increasing accessibility high on his agenda, travelled to the Access Cities Awards in Breda in the Netherlands last year while he still served as Deputy Lord Mayor. Breda was awarded the Access City Award for 2019 and Cllr Barbazon described being there as “a real eye opener on how a city can make all of its services both public and

Local hockey club hosts ‘I’m a Loreto celebrity’ show LORETO Hockey Club launched their version of the hit TV series ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ in the Glenside pub Churchtown recently. The Rathfarnham-based club is bringing their version to Dublin for the first time as part of their 2020 fundraising initiative. Some 22 Loreto members and people from the local community will get to experience real challenges in front of a live audience. Contestants will face

hell holes, bugs, snakes, devour gourmet critters and overcome a series of tension filled trials until only the bravest will be crowned King or Queen of the Loreto Jungle! Loreto hopes this fundraiser, taking place in the Leopardstown Pavilion on Saturday, March 28, will help offset some of the unforeseen costs for the recently installed all-weather water based pitch and help fund a trip to Barcelona where the club will be representing Ireland.

private accessible to all of its citizens regardless of their physical or mental abilities”. “We had a wheelchair user come to us in the local area committee about two years ago,” Cllr Barbazon said. “He was really frustrated that in order to use the DART service he had to ring up a day in advance to get a ramp put down to enable him to get into the DART station. “This removes all spontaneity from a person’s life. If they get a phone call in the morning to go for a job interview, well they have to say, ‘I’m sorry I’m a wheelchair user, I can’t get a ramp put down until tomorrow’. “This also removes opportunities from Loreto Hockey Club launch their 2020 fundraising people’s lives.” initiative.

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Girl Guides are shooting for the moon MEMBERS of Irish Girl Guides (IGG) are setting out to complete a 363,104km challenge - the distance of the earth to the moon – in order to raise funds for their new National Training Centre in Tallaght. Girls from age five and up and their volunteer leaders will walk, run, cycle, swim, surf, kayak and undertake outdoor challenges over the next six months in order to raise €363,104 to kit out their newly-purchased premises in The Square Industrial Complex. The centre is currently an empty warehouse that will be converted into offices and training rooms with a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) lounge. This is where girls and young women can develop their STEM skills and discover how a career in STEM can lead to

positive global impact. They will keep track of their progress on a new Mishon app, which was launched at the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies (DIAS) Dunsink Observatory, Castleknock, by astrophysicist professor Peter Gallagher and award-winning space communicator, Dr Niamh Shaw. The outdoor adventure app has been created by Irish tech entrepreneur Brendan Morrissey. Afetr hearing about IGG’s ambition to open a brand new training centre to facilitate its 11,000 members, Morrissey created a specific Mishon Moon section to the Mishon app where IGG members and supporters can upload their kilometres and undertake adventure challenges. The Mishon Moon app was trialled in recent weeks by Amanda’s local Guides in Lucan.

“The girls loved using it, especially for plotting their way, undertaking challenges, finding crates and earning virtual badges,” said Amanda. “We are in no doubt that other IGG members will enjoy it just as much and, in fact, that girls and young women across the world will love it too. Speaking at the launch, Mr Morrissey added: “We’ve been working on this project for the past three years and we can’t think of a more fitting way to launch the app. “We hope our involvement can assist IGG with their goal of fitting out their new National Training Centre over the coming months.” Pictured (above, right) Irish Girl Guides’ members, Rebecca Kelly, Laoibhse Curtis, Rhiannon Talbot and Sarah McCarthy at the launch of the new app.

Sandymount Girls win in dance competitions THE SandymountIrishtown Girls’ Brigade has taken home two dance trophies in recent weeks. The national finals of The Girls’ Brigade Ireland Modern Dance Competitions featured 19 teams taking part in two different age categories. The Junior-Senior

team, made up of girls aged 9-13, performed a stunning routine to the Glee song ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot/One Way Or Another’. The older Brigader team, aged 14-17, made Meghan Trainor’s ‘Me Too’ their own with an energetic performance. The girls had been

rehearsing their dances and planning their costumes since early September and their hard work clearly paid off when it came to competiton time. The Company has 100 members and meet on Thursdays and Saturdays in Christchurch Hall in Sandymount.

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Exercise proves to have positive impact on students' mental health

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The launch highlighted the importance of physical activity for better cardiovascular and mental health amongst young people. The proven link between childhood fitness and longterm physical and mental health is the key focus of this year’s Irish Life Health Schools’ Fitness Challenge. The goal is to educate and equip young people with the skills and knowledge to incorporate exercise into their daily routine to help improve and maintain both physical and mental health. ‘My World Survey 2’ is Ireland’s largest study of mental health for those aged between 12 – 18 years. The study revealed that rates of severe/very severe anxiety among adolescents have doubled to 22 per cent in 2019, up from 11 per cent in 2012. Speaking at the launch, Prof Barbara Dooley, UCD School of Psychology, and Principal Investigator of the Survey

To discuss a recruitment strategy and budget to suit your needs call us today on 049 4379707. The 2020 Irish Life Health Schools’ Fitness Challenge was launched in St Stephen’s Green by Thomas Barr and Mary-Kate Slattery as well as Professor Niall Moyna, DCU, and Professor Barbara Dooley, UCD. Liam Beaumont, Vencel Gera, Ava Gill and Gwen Corrigan, from Sandymount Park Educate Together, joined in the launch. year, over 200,000 students have participated in the Irish Life Health Schools’ Fitness Challenge, making it the largest national longitudinal surveillance study on the

fitness of secondary school children in Ireland and the third largest study of its kind in the world. The launch of the 2020 Irish Life Health Schools’ Fitness

Challenge was attended by Irish Life Health campaigners Thomas Barr and Mary-Kate Slattery as well as Professor Niall Moyna, DCU, and Professor Barbara Dooley.

said: “We are in the midst of a mental health crisis which is having a massive impact on our young people. “While undertaking this research we found that the mental health of secondary school students can rapidly deteriorate in the years from first to sixth year. “This positive link between the benefits of physical activity on mental health is what we are highlighting in this year’s challenge.” Professor Niall Moyna, from the Centre for Preventive Medicine at DCU, added: “Over the last eight years, this challenge has proven that substantial improvements in cardiovascular fitness can occur after as little as six weeks of regular exercise. “A recent study that was carried out over just five weeks, where participants took part in low to moderate exercise saw a significant reduction in both depression as well as anxiety.”

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Dad stored over €320,000 of drugs in his bedroom for €50 Brion Hoban and Sonya McLean A FATHER-of-three who agreed to store over €320,000 of illegal drugs in his bedroom in exchange for payment of €50 has been sentenced to four years in prison with the final 18 months suspended. David Fox (51) of Croftwood Crescent, Ballyfermot, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of cannabis and cocaine for sale or supply at his address on November 5, 2016. Detective Garda Michael McNulty told Garret Baker BL, prosecuting, at a sentence hearing last May, that on the date in question gardaí searched the address on foot of a warrant and discovered a large cardboard box beside the accused's bed. The box contained

6.92kg of cannabis and 2.59kg of cocaine. The total combined value of the drugs is €320,313. Detective Garda McNulty said that Fox initially indicated that one of his three daughters residing in the house was responsible for the drugs and that she seemed to go along with it out of loyalty. Fox later accepted sole responsibility for holding the drugs. The accused told gardaí he was short on money and had agreed to hold the drugs for one night in exchange for payment of €50. He said he does not have a drug debt and does not owe anyone else money. Fox has no previous convictions. The court heard he has split from his partner and went through a long custody battle for care of his two youngest daughters.

Detective Garda McNulty agreed with Michael Lynn SC, defending, that he would not dispute the suggestion that Fox was unaware of the value of the drugs. He said he found it hard to believe Fox only received €50 in exchange for holding them, but said he had no way of disproving it. Judge Melanie Greally said it almost seemed worse that one would involve oneself in criminal behaviour for only €50. She had previously adjourned the matter pending the completion of a psychological assessment. Judge Greally said she accepted that this report concluded that Fox was a particularly “suggestible and vulnerable person”. She gave him credit for his plea of guilty and his lack of previous convictions.

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All Aboard for some of the best of the summer concerts THREE top summer concerts have been announced for Dun Laoghaire Harbour on the June Bank Holiday Weekend. The fun starts on Saturday, May 30 when All Aboard presents headliners Suede with special guests Peter Hook and The Light and Ash who will be taking to the stage on the Southside feastival. Supergrass will headline on Sunday, May 31 with special guests Echo and the Bunnymen and Fun Lovin' Criminals. On Bank Holiday Monday, June 1, The Last Ever Tour From Toots and the Maytals has been confirmed with special guests The Selector and Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Droop Lion and Captain Accident. One of the most groundbreaking bands of the 90’s, Suede are set to return to Dublin off the back of their eighth studio album ‘The Blue Hour’ the final part of the triptych of albums recorded by the band since they reformed with ‘Bloodsports’ (2013) and ‘Night Thoughts’ (2016). Currently touring their classic album 'Coming Up', the legendary Britpop act established themselves as one of the UK’s biggest and most important rock bands in the early nineties with their debut album 'Suede', followed by 'Dog Man Star', 'Coming Up', 'Head Music' and 'A New Morning'. There was also a catalogue of hit singles including 'Animal Nitrate', 'The Beautiful Ones', 'Trash', 'She's In Fashion' and ‘The Wild Ones'. Joining Suede will be Peter Hook and The Light. The English rock band, fronted by Peter Hook, former bassist and co-founder for Joy Division and New Order, has been touring for eight years and performing songs from his previous bands. Live favourites Ash, who are celebrating a career spanning 25 years

Frederick Hibbert, better known as ‘Toots’, is back at the helm of the legendary Toots and the Maytals. One of the most groundbreaking bands of the 90’s...Suede. which included two number one albums and top 10 singles, are sure to deliver a jam-packed performance filled with hits including 'Girl From Mars', 'Burn Baby Burn', 'Shining Light, 'A Life Less Ordinary' and 'Candy' for their fans. Ash released ‘Best Of Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years of Ash’ in February of this year. On Sunday, May 31, it is the turn of Supergrass, who recently kicked off the first of their three sold out Irish dates as part of their 25th anniversary tour. They announced their return to Dublin this summer for All Aboard with a mesmerising Greatest Hits set list up their sleeves. Joining Supergrass are new wave, post-punk legends Echo and the

Bunnymen who have released a catalogue of influential, groundbreaking albums including 'Porcupine', 'Ocean Rain' and their latest release 'The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon' in 2018. Multi platinum New York City trio Fun Lovin’ Criminals are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album 'Come Find Yourself', which featured massive single ‘Scooby Snacks’. Wrapping up what is sure to be another top weekend in Dun Laoghaire are Toots and the Maytals, one of the true architects of reggae. Toots and the Maytals brought the reggae sound to the masses with some of the biggest and pioneering

hits in reggae history such as ‘Do The Reggay’ (the 1968 single is credited as the first song ever to feature the word ‘reggae’ and giving the genre its name), ‘Pressure Drop’, ‘54-46 (That’s My Number)’, ‘Sweet and Dandy’, ‘Monkey Man’, ‘Funky Kingston’ and ‘Reggae Got Soul’. A five-time Grammy nominee, Toots and The Maytals won the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Reggae album with ‘True Love’ with all-star guests on the 2004 album ranging from legends like Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, and Bonnie Raitt to No Doubt, the Roots, and Phish’s Trey Anastasio. Toots introduces Droop Lion and Captain Accident plus special guests The Selector and Lee Scratch Perry.

Legendary ska-punk band, The Selecter, with Pauline Black and Arthur 'Gaps' Hendrickson, have been celebrating their 40th anniversary and four decades of 2-Tone on tour across the US and Europe ahead of their Dublin date. Their new album 'Daylight' is out now. Regarded with awe throughout the music world, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry holds the status as one of the most enduring and original reggae producers and artists of all time. From his early days in Kingston, Jamaica through to his production of some Wailers classics and lots more, Perry’s innovative style marks him out as one of the true originals. Tickets are on sale now.

Stomptown Brass are back as they prepare for a festival season full of brilliant music AFTER a blistering national tour last autumn, the eight-piece Urban Street Funk band Stomptown Brass are back with a brand new show to kick off the 2020 festival season. Since their inception, Stomptown Brass have shocked and delighted audiences across Ireland and abroad. Through countless festival appearances and themed shows, they have built and maintained a status as one of the country’s most unique and dynamic ensemble acts. Blending cinematic soundscapes, driving rhythms and groovy drops, the impressive line-up of two drummers, two trombones, two

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two nights at Dublin’s Pepper Canister Church. With ‘Curious Eyes & Ears’, the band produced a multi-faceted kids’ show that demonstrated the foundations of music theory. They are back to kick off the campaign for their debut album (set to drop in 2021) with a headline show in the newly renovated Opium in Dublin on April 25. With even more drums and a brand new set of cinematic brassy tunes, this is not a show to miss! Tickets (€15) are on sale now and cover price includes free entry to Whelan’s after the gig.

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AS part of their ongoing contribution to tackling climate change, Dalkey Tidy Towns Group is organising a free ‘Save Energy at Home’ show this weekend. The show, on Sunday, March, 8 in Dalkey Town Hall, Castle Street, Dalkey, will run from 12 noon to 4pm. It will include a range of exhibitors who can help the local community better understand the benefits of saving energy at home and in their businesses. The focus will be on sustainable energy actions, services and products for the home and small businesses, including space heating technologies, solar technologies, electric vehicles and bikes, electric vehicle chargers, SEAi energy saving grants, and green finance. Apart from the exhibitors, the show will also include presentations from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAi) and other speakers who will provide energy conservation advice and tips. A special interactive children’s workshop will form part of the show. To help publicise the event, a fun, novel ‘Save Energy at Home’ Art Competition is running in all four local primary schools. Over 700 children, as well as their parents, have been invited to the show on March 8 when the winners of the art competition will be announced. Dalkey Tidy Towns Group has recently joined the Sustainable Energy Community Network as part of Dalkey’s contribution to reducing the impact of climate change. The show will provide the launchpad for this sustainability initiative within the community.

ASPIRING filmmakers gathered in St Patrick’s University Hospital, Dublin, recently for an awards ceremony to announce winners of a short film competition. This year’s Walk in My Shoes’ annual Frame of Mind competition, which aims to promote mental health awareness through film, saw 20 entries shortlisted across two categories; General and Secondary School. Participants were invited to produce an original short film, up to three minutes long, which they believe challenges stigma or highlights the importance of positive mental health. On the night, Fergus Keane took home first place in the General category with his film ‘Stereo Self-Talk’, while Niamh O’Connor’s ‘TwoFaced’ was named as runner-up. In the Secondary School category, Loreto College

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Crumlin, scooped the top prize with ‘Rise Up’, and Templeogue College came in as runners-up with ‘With You in a Heartbeat’. The first place winner of each category received a cash prize of €1,000, with runners-up each receiving €500. The judging panel included award-winning actress, Jordanne Jones; RTÉ Guide Film Editor, Michael Doherty; Chair of St Patrick’s Mental Health Services’ Service User and Supporters Council (SUAS), Sean Fitzpatrick; and Director of Services at St Patrick’s, Tom Maher. Speaking at the awards ceremony, Metal Heart star, Jordanne Jones, said: “I was honoured to be part of this year’s judging panel for such a meaningful mental health awareness-raising initiative from Walk in My Shoes. “Film is a very powerful, creative outlet and it’s empowering to see so


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LEFT: The views of Belfast from the Grand Central bedrooms are spectacular. BELOW: Titanic Belfast is one of the world’s leading tourist attractions.

Belfast reaches new heights Tony McCullagh

the atmosphere is less formal than the Observatory Bar but exudes understated elegance. OPENING a €60 million hotel in 2018, in the The seahorse is a symbol of Belfast’s haze of Brexit chaos and uncertainty, might seem to run somewhat counter-intuitive. But great maritime history, which is where the Grand Central’s main restaurant draws its the Grand Central in Belfast can rightly lay inspiration from. The excellence of the food claim to being a proud symbol of this great on offer is matched by the friendliness and city’s determination to carve out its future professionalism of the staff. Hotel guests on its own terms. will be happy to start their day here as the Part of the Hastings Hotel Group - who Seahorse Restaurant is also home to Belfast’s also own the nearby Europa, Stormount finest breakfast. and Culloden Hotels - the Grand Central, at While it’s highly tempting not to leave the 23 storeys, is Ireland’s tallest hotel. Located comfort of the Grand Central for the duration on Bedford Street, it has replaced a once of your stay, the lure of this wonderful city anonymous office block to become one makes it impossible not to venture outside. of Belfast’s most impressive buildings and From politics to music, you are surrounded a valuable addition to the city’s tourism by a sense of history and occasion at every offering. Growing demand for overnight turn. accommodation in Belfast was a deciding Let’s start with the music. In Belfast, we’re factor when developing the hotel and the not just talking local heroes like Van Morrison Grand Central has added 300 superbly who wrote about the city’s streets in some appointed bedrooms to the market. of his most loved songs. At Ulster Hall, for Despite its sleek design and 21st century feel, the hotel’s very name is a nod to history; instance, Led Zeppelin performed ‘Stairway to Heaven’ for the very first time in the early a modern reincarnation of the Victorian1970s – how about that for a claim to fame? era Grand Central which operated on Royal The Grand Central Hotel, which is located Avenue from 1893 until the 1970s. in the up-and-coming Linen Quarter, is right Expansive floor to ceiling windows in the at the heart of the action, be it for shopping, bedrooms offer stunning panoramic views entertainment or dining out. Belfast City Hall across the city. If you look closely, you can even see the iconic Harland and Wolff cranes is just a skip across the road and, apart from its official functions, regularly hosts music in the distance, reminding you to put a visit events, street performances and markets to the city’s Titanic Quarter on your travel itinerary. Directly below, you’re struck by the within its grounds. Also close by is the Cathedral Quarter, which instantly recognisable grandeur of Belfast can probably be best described as a classier City Hall. version of Temple Bar; its streets lined with All guest bedrooms are superbly appointed trendy bars, delicatessens and world-class and raise the bar when it comes to comfort and relaxation. It’s well worth looking for one restaurants. You could lose yourself here for an entire weekend. of the rooms on the higher floors to get the One of the best ways to see the city is by full Grand Central experience. booking one of the famous Black Cab tours. The hotel has made quite an impact Our guide, Billy Scott, is something of a local on Belfast’s social scene, not least for its legend. Part-comedian, part-storyteller, spectacular Observatory Bar on the 23rd part-historian, he offers his passengers a floor which offers unparalleled levels of fascinating insight into Belfast’s turbulent sophistication. You will literally be living the past. high life as you sip a pre-dinner cocktail with Although many of his stories are infused the stunning backdrop of Belfast’s city lights with that trademark Belfast wit, Billy surrounding you on all sides. It feels like respectfully changes tone when he drives New York chic mixed with Northern Ireland through suburbs that were at the centre of hospitality. sectarian conflict. The tour takes in the worldOn the ground floor, the Grand Café has famous murals and you are even invited to become the venue of choice for locals and add your own piece of legalised graffiti to the tourists alike. Be it for coffee or a long, peace wall that divided loyalist and nationalist lazy lunch over a glass wine or craft beer,

communities. For more information The Grand visit touringaroundbelfast.com Central is located But the Troubles are only part on Bedford Street, of Belfast’s history – a history its in the city’s Linen citizens openly acknowledge - and Quarter this is best exemplified by Titanic Belfast. Most deservedly, Titanic Belfast was voted the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction in 2016. It is impossible not to feel emotional as you stand on the very spot where the ill-fated ship was launched in 1912. The overall shape of the building represents the bow of the ship and the hulls are the same height of Titanic, from keel to deck. Over six floors there are nine interpretive and interactive galleries that tell the story of Titanic, from its design, construction and launch to the night of the disaster when it struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage. Visit www. titanicbelfast. com. Given everything that Belfast has to offer, it is bizarre that it is often overlooked as a weekend destination, particularly when you consider that Dublin is just an hour and half away by car. If you really want to unwind, we suggest that you take the Enterprise train from Connolly station to Belfast.

Tony McCullagh visited Belfast courtesy of the Hastings Hotel Group. Other hotels in the group include the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, the Everglades Hotel in Derry, Ballygally Castle, the Europa in Belfast, Culloden Estate and Spa and the Stormont Hotel. For details on the latest offers at the Grand Central The Belfast, visit www. Observatory grandcentralhotelbelfast. Bar com or phone 028 90231066.

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Adult learners’ festival underway LEARNING for Life is the theme for this year’s AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival taking place this week. The celebration of adult learning takes place from March 2-6 and will see information events, classes and workshops take place around the city. “Our annual Adult Learners’ Festival is an opportunity to showcase the range of adult learning options available to people in Dublin,” said Niamh O’Reilly, CEO of AONTAS. “Returning to education

can be a daunting experience for some. But people should not underestimate just how empowering an experience it can be. “Not only can returning education boost your employability by teaching you new skills and help improve your confidence, it can also be a sociable and fun experience. “The Adult Learners’ Festival also provides AONTAS with an opportunity to highlight the value of adult learning to the Irish economy and society.

“Over the course of the week-long festival, we will be outlining what practical steps the new Government can take to promote increased participation in adult learning,” O’Reilly continued. AONTAS has called for the new Government to appoint a Minister of State for Adult, Community and Further Education and Training. Some of the events taking place across the capital include a tour guide course, an international Women’s

Day breakfast and workshops on training to work in the social care sector. The full programme of free events for the festival is available at www. onestepup.ie/calendar/. Organisations supporting adult education with free events can publicise their event for free through this calendar and avail of free promotional items to help them promote their service. The Adult Learners’ Festival opened on Monday, March 2,

with the STAR Awards Ceremony for adult learning projects, where seven outstanding examples of adult and community education received their awards. The 2020 STAR Awards is sponsored by the European Social Fund (ESF), the Open University in Ireland, Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) and the Open College Network Northern Ireland (OCNNI). Sponsors will be offering special prizes to 2020 STAR Award winners.

Pupils invited to a better world MINISTER of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon, has issued an invitation to Dublin primary pupils to share their ideas on how we can create a better world by taking part in this year’s Our World Irish Aid Awards. The Awards were launched recently by Minister Cannon at Carrabane Nationa in Co Galway. The Our World awards are the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s global citizenship award scheme for primary schools. “In 2019, we published Ireland’s Policy for International Development, A Better World,” said Minister Cannon . “It sets out an ambitious view of the world we want to live in and outlines things we must do if we are to play our part in meeting the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. “The awards are an important way of introducing our young people to this work and the very real challenges experienced by others less fortunate than ourselves around the world. “Our theme for 2020, A Better World, is both an invitation and a challenge to Dublin primary school pupils to think critically and creatively about how we can work together to create a more equal, peaceful, sustainable world. Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh, added his endorsement to

the awards competition. “Children in schools up and down the country are already challenging older generations on issues like the climate and sustainability,” he said. “The Our World Irish Aid Awards are a great way to encourage children to think about how they can make the world a better place. “The resources offered to teachers are also of huge benefit as they help to embed ideas about sustainability across the curriculum and tap into young people’s creativity and imagination.” Registered primary schools nationwide receive curriculum-linked teaching and learning materials to help teachers and pupils discover more about each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Irish Aid’s eight focus

countries. Schools are invited to communicate their ideas and understanding of the issues in writing, song, film, artwork or another medium of their choosing. This year’s theme, A Better World, invites pupils to consider what the better world of their dreams would be like and what we can all do to make that better world a reality, for ourselves, our family and friends and for people who live far away in other countries. Students are also asked to think about plants, animals and sea life, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the earth we stand on, linking our experiences at home to the big global issues of the day. The 12 top entries will win a place at the national final awards ceremony in June, where the overall

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winner will be presented with an ‘Our World Irish Aid Awards’ trophy. There will be additional awards for the Teacher of the Year, Best Entry Submitted in Irish and Best Newcomer School. Registration for the programme is now open and the deadline for entries is Friday, April 3.

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New figures reveal slip in the number of used car imports USED car imports saw a 26.4 per cent decline in January compared to January 2019, new figures reveal. According to the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), there were 6,623 used car imports this year compared with 9,003 in January 2019. Their Motor Industry Review Update 2020 shows new cars registrations for January are down 3.5 per cent (31,251) when compared to January 2019 (32,370). Light Commercial vehicles (LCV) are up 2.1 per cent (5,666) compared to January last year (5,548). HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) registrations are showing an increase of 8.8 per cent (385) in comparison to January 2019 (354). Despite a decline in new car registrations,

Used cars sales are down for the start of this year. an important stat of note was the reduction in CO2 emissions. The average CO2 emissions (108.33g/km) relating to a new car sold in January 2020 reduced by 5.8 per cent on the comparison (115.04g/km) to the same time last year.

New electric car registrations increased with 898 registered in January 2020, compared to 799 in January 2019. The SIMI Review highlights that the Irish economy will perform strongly in 2020. This should be supportive of

there has been a fall. “On a more positive note, there has been a reduction of nearly 6 per cent in the average CO2 emissions from new cars registered in January, underlining the industry’s commitment to reducing emissions from new cars. “The industry is fully committed to further significant reductions in emissions in the years ahead. “New cars ultimately displace the oldest most environmentally damaging cars in the national fleet and in order for Ireland to benefit fully from these technology improvements the new car market needs to be much stronger than it currently is and Government policy should support this.” January also saw a significant decline in used imports, and while

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PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Myles and Eleanor Muldowney intend to apply for Planning Permission to refurbish the existing house at 2 Beechwood Park, Dun Laoghaire, to convert the existing garage, with a new raised flat roof and for a raised deck area at the rear. Permission is also sought to widen the existing vehicular access to 3.0M. The planning application may be inspected or purchased, at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Dun Laoghaire, during its public opening hours of Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 4.00pm. A submission/observation may be made on payment of €20.00 within the period of 5 weeks from the date the application is received by the Planning Authority.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Garrett and Kat Ryan intend to apply for Planning Permission for a two storey extension to the side (South West), with a gabled roof, and a single storey extension to the rear (North West) of 35 Beechwood Lawn, off Rochestown Park, Dun Laoghaire. Permission is also sought for a cantilevered cover over the existing hall door. The planning application may be inspected or purchased, at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Dun Laoghaire, during its public opening hours of Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 4.00pm. A submission/observation may be made on payment of €20.00 within the period of 5 weeks from the date the application is received by the Planning Authority.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Permission is sought for the removal of the covered open canopy area to the rear of the house on the south west elevation and the addition of a family room with 2 roof-lights onto the flat roof at 1 Dale Drive, Stillorgan, Co Dublin by Maria and Fran Heeran. 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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Local businesses are making it happen at awards ceremony TEN local small businesses have made it through to compete in the Fingal Enterprise Awards competition 2020 and a share of the prize fund of €15,000. The awards ceremony, titled ‘Making it Happen’, will take place on Thursday, March 5 in County Hall, Swords. Each of these finalists will be awarded a €1,000 prize for their business, with the overall winner securing the top prize of €5,000 to be invested in their business. The overall winner will represent Fingal at the National Enterprise Awards in May, at which 31 finalists will go head-tohead from across Ireland. The 10 finalists shortlisted by the Local Enterprise Office Fingal (LEO) will each face a grilling from the independent panel of judges. Following their visit

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1. With a gift the members make a uniform greeting (7,4) 9. Sightseer to stir out, maybe (7) 10. Material made explosively hazardous on return (5) 11. Make an annexe for present-day lecturer (3,2) 12. Wield a stick to produce behaviour (7) 13. Henry and Edward went no further (6) 15. Miserable type upsets nearly all the crew (6) 18. The stronghold of a different dialect (7) 20. A piece of research in ancient country (5) 22. This will give one a leg up (5) 23. Concentrated at home, in need of relaxation (7) 24. Do another put-up job (11)

1. Syntactical (11) 9. In general (7) 10. The same (5) 11. Rate (5) 12. The most (7) 13. Prey (6) 15. Gap (6) 18. Increase (7) 20. Cringe (5) 22. Healed (5) 23. Sustenance (7) 24. For sure (11)

2. Thread (5) 3. Wind (7) 4. Self-confidence (6) 5. Contents list (5) 6. Try (7) 7. Result (11) 8. Sympathise (11) 14. Wing flap (7) 16. Slope (7) 17. Smear (6) 19. Wireless (5) 21. Roll (5)


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A few things worth checking out this week Simon Home Run

Head up to Phoenix Park for the 2020 Simon Home Run on Saturday, March 7, and raise money to provide homes for the homeless. Participants can run, jog or walk the five mile (8km) route around the beautiful surroundings of the Phoenix Park. There will be kids’ activities on the day with food and entertainment for all the family to enjoy. It’s an enjoyable morning out for an important cause.

LIFE IN STILL LIFE This exhibition is running at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre until March 23 as part of the annual cross border partnership between the Office of Public Works (OPW) in the Republic of Ireland and the Department of Finance of Northern Ireland. It showcases 54 artworks on the theme of still life selected by the members of The Association of Art and Design Education in Northern Ireland. The visitor centre is open daily from 9.30am-5.15pm




Amateur choir, Songs in the Key of D, are celebrating International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8, with a spectacular night of music inspired by some of Dublin’s finest female musicians at 8pm in Stillorgan Orchard. The choir is led by professional directors and sing a repertoire made up entirely of songs that are either about Dublin or that have a strong link with the capital. Admission is free, and there will be a collection in aid of Songs in the Key of D on the night.

The Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival continues at various locations around the city until Sunday, March 8. From hidden gems to red-carpet spectaculars attended by directors and stars, it’s a celebration of cinematic excellence in all its forms. The Closing Gala features Herself Directed by Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia!) and produced by Element Pictures (The Favourite), teaming up with Sharon Horgan’s production company Merman, in Parnell Street. Full details from www.diff.ie.

WOMEN IN SCIENCE The French Embassy in partnership with Trinity College Dublin - School of Physics, the German Embassy and the Goethe Institute, are hosting an event to engage, learn and exchange about what it means to be women in science, from Marie Curie to today. Taking place on Friday, March 6 at 6.30pm in Trinity College for the Irish Premiere screening of the Franco-German-Polish film ‘Marie Curie – The Courage of Knowledge’ by Marie Noëlle the film is followed by a panel discussion featuring women from the research world and initiatives promoting opportunities for girls in STEM. The discussion will continue around German and French refreshments in the Fitzgerald Library. More information on the French Embassy’s website : ie.ambafrance.org/ Women-in-Science.

the Irish Georgian Society is presenting ‘Dublin Fragments: The Pearson Collection’ curated by artist Peter Pearson until March 22. This exhibition is a monument to Dublin at a particular moment in time in the last decades of the 20th century – a period of dramatic change on a widespread scale, where little of the built heritage was considered worth keeping. This presentation of architectural fragments and installations presents a dazzling display of Dublin craftsmanship. The exhibition is located at the City Assembly House on South William Street.

Crossword Answers 4th March CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Present arms; 9 Tourist; 10 Denim; 11 Add on; 12 Conduct; 13 Halted; 15 Wretch; 18 Citadel; 20 China; 22 Stilt; 23 Intense; 24 Reconstruct.

SPORTS QUIZ Quizhost Ireland, one of the most popular quiz nights in Dublin, is hosting their new sports quiz at the Five Lamps Brewery in Camden Street on Monday, March 9, at 7.30pm. There will be sports questions to suit sports fans of every type with audio and video questions presented on a big screen. Sounds like a great way to spend a Monday evening. It costs €5 per person or €20 for a team of four.

WOMEN’S DAY CÉILI DANCE Dublin City Council is hosting a céili dance to celebrate International Women’s Day at 12.302pm on Monday, March 9 in Finglas Youth Resource Centre on Mellows Road. There’ll be some great live music, refreshments and it’s all free. For more information contact Marian on 01-2225424 or Caroline on 01-2225413.

Down: 2 Round; 3 Science; 4 Notice; 5 Arden; 6 Manhunt; 7 Attache-case; 8 Empty-headed; 14 Lattice; 16 Rock-tar; 17 Allies; 19 Ditto; 21 Ionic. QUICK SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Grammatical; 9 Overall; 10 Ditto; 11 Speed; 12 Maximum; 13 Quarry; 15 Hiatus; 18 Enlarge; 20 Cower; 22 Cured; 23 Aliment; 24 Undoubtedly Down: 2 Reeve; 3 Meander; 4 Aplomb; 5 Index; 6 Attempt; 7 Consequence; 8 Commiserate; 14 Aileron; 16 Incline; 17 Bedaub; 19 Radio; 21 Wheel.

From the Archives 27


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

Brendan Behan Boarding a boat on Lambay Island in 1949. PHOTO: DUBLIN CITY PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Freeman’s Journal, March 17, 1826

Irish Press, March 24, 1964

Freeman’s Journal, March 31, 1826

The ‘Lady With the Cross’ was a regular feature of the city centre for many years.



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