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on the Southside as well as multiple changes to protect long-established trees. The National Transport Authority (NTA) launched the second round of public consultation on the 16 core bus corridors earmarked for development as part of the programme. This latest round of

late 2018 and early 2019. Following extensive engagement with local Call communities, the NTA’s revised proposals contain several design changes that aim to minimise the impact on properties while maintaining bus priority and enhancing cycling facilities.

centresservice; on the ‘Preferred professional BusConnects project funeral Route Options’ for all 16 that were unveiled last sophisti professional and corridors. week will seecated, a significant The first round of public reduction in the number modern consultation took place in of properties .affected


Yes we can! Women working on the new children’s hospital gathered at the 12-acre construction site on the campus of St James's Hospital last week to mark International Women’s Day 2020. The gathereing included members of the design team and contractors working on what is the single most significant investment in healthcare in the State’s history.


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New website will revolutionise how patients self-fund treatments AN innovative website has been launched for those who don’t have health insurance and fail to qualify for a medical

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Revised bus plan will mean less pain for local Southsiders continued from page 1 private cars if we want to tackle our emissions and free the city from The Green Party’s Transport Spokesperson, gridlock. These plans represent a positive step Deputy Patrick Costello, in that direction.” said that due to high Green Party MEP for levels of participation in Dublin, Ciarán Cuffe, the public consultation added: “Each iteration process, there would of the BusConnects Plan be far fewer trees and has been an improvement gardens impacted by the on its predecessor. I’m revised plans. looking forward to the “Space is limited along submission of this revised many of these proposed routes, and designing the plan to An Bord Pleanála. “Improvements in corridors in a way that prioritises trees and buses public transport can bring real environmental and over cars is the most social benefits. Now is sustainable option,” he the time to manage our said. road space to prioritise “We have to encourage transport that meets and facilitate the use of our climate goals, and public transport over

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provides social benefits. During the six-month consultation process, the NTA received approximately 13,000 written submissions. Community forums were also established for each corridor to enable a two-way dialogue with local communities. Revisions to the initial proposals have ensured a 42 per cent decrease in the number of properties impacted by the project. A bus gate at Ravensdale Park will eliminate the need for land acquisition on this part of the Kimmage to City Centre corridor. Signal controlled priority on either side of Templeogue Village will reduce the need for road widening along this section and will also reduce the impact on properties along a section of the Rathfarnham to City Centre corridor. A one-way inbound system on Rathgar Road will remove the need for land take on that segment of the Rathfarnham to City Centre corridor. An adjustment to the road layout on the Rock Road between Booterstown Avenue and Blackrock Clinic will

reduce the need for land take along this segment of the Blackrock to Merrion corridor. One of the biggest concerns raised during the first round of consultation was the removal of trees in historic areas of the city. The NTA has introduced multiple changes that will see no trees removed along Rathgar Road. All trees on the residential side of Nutley Lane will be retained as will to 90 per cent of existing mature trees on Baggot Street Upper and Lower. Up to 90 per cent of existing mature trees along Pembroke Road are being retained as well as 80 per cent of trees along Merrion Road. The NTA said a comprehensive replanting programme will ensure more trees are replaced than are removed during the development of Core Bus Corridor Projects. Consultation on the revised proposals has already begun and will run until Friday, April 17. A series of information events will be hosted across Dublin during March. See www. busconnects.ie.

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Pictured are Dominic Layden, CEO, Aware, Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr Tom Brabazon, and Eamonn O’Reilly, CEO at Dublin Port Company at the launch of the 15th annual Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk.

Thousands get set for harbour walk THE recently elected Lord Mayor of Dublin, Tom Brabazon, has announced details of the 15th annual Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk. Over 2,000 enthusiastic walkers are expected to take on the 16.2 mile/26km challenge, with the option of starting from Dun Laoghaire or Howth harbours on St Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, March 17 from 10.30am. Suitable for most fitness levels, the walk will take participants along the scenic Dublin Bay route with a ‘Halfway Hooley’ hosted at Dublin Port Company’s public plaza. Participants can register at aware.ie/events at a cost of €25 per person. The Harbour2Harbour Walk raised €91,248 last year and has raised €840,560 in total since it began in 2006. All funds raised will go towards Aware’s

nationwide support, education and information services. These include Support & Self Care Groups nationwide and a Support Line and Support Mail service, both of which operate 365 days a year. Aware also delivers a range of positive mental health programmes to adults and senior cycle students nationwide that are designed to build resilience and empower people with the skills and tools to cope with the challenges of modern, everyday life. Dominic Layden, Aware CEO, said: “The Harbour2Harbour Walk offers the perfect excuse to get friends and family together to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in a fun and healthy way. “As a result of this and other fundraising efforts, Aware is able to provide vital support services for

individuals and families impacted by depression or bipolar disorder, as well as offering free positive mental health programmes for adults and senior cycle students nationwide. “Thanks to the generous sponsorship from Dublin Port Company, every single penny raised from the Harbour2Harbour Walk will go towards these services, helping ensure that Aware continues to make a real difference in the lives of others throughout the year.” Lord Mayor of Dublin Tom Brabazon added: “Aware do important work in Dublin and many other communities throughout the country in providing vital services to people suffering with mental health issues. “I am thrilled to be here today to announce the annual Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk.”



Royals check out new-look Gravity Bar at the Storehouse Neil Fetherstonhaugh

high, has become one of the world’s most iconic THE Guinness Storehouse viewing decks. It has hosted high profile has unveiled its new €20 guests from across the million Gravity Bar with globe, with everyone from unrivalled views across Queen Elizabeth to Bill the city skyline. Clinton, Tom Cruise and Developed over three Kylie Minogue visiting, years, with over 175,000 and more recently the man hours and almost The Duke and Duchess of €20 million investment, Gravity Bar has now more Cambridge. Fifty panes of glass than doubled in size. were used to create the It now offers visitors panoramic view over the extended panoramic Dublin cityscape that has views which include the historic Phoenix Park and become the jewel in the new vistas over the Dublin crown of the home of Guinness. Mountains. The architects behind The footprint of Gravity Bar is now constructed as Gravity Bar’s new a figure of eight, designed innovative design, to give visitors maximum RKD, also led the initial views across Dublin’s city development of the Guinness Storehouse 20 skyline. years ago, transforming The new bar is 721 it from a derelict grain square metres and will store into a seven-storey be able to host up to 500 storytelling showcase, people at a time. and Ireland’s number one Since its opening in tourist attraction. 2000, Gravity Bar, which The interior designers, stands at 46 metres

O’Donnell O’Neill Design, were tasked with creating the contemporary interior. Dublin-based street artist Aches was commissioned to create bespoke art installation that features on four walls throughout the bar. These unique, eye-

catching artworks demonstrate the evolving creativity of the city of Dublin and the story of Guinness through the ages. With 1.7 million people through the doors of the Guinness Storehouse every year, this will make Aches’ original works

one of the most viewed artworks in the country. Speaking about the launch of the newly developed bar, Paul Carty, Managing Director of the Guinness Storehouse, said: “We have been so proud to see our visitor numbers grow each year, and what better way to

celebrate our twentieth year than with the launch of our stunning new Gravity Bar. “This demonstrates our commitment to the future of tourism here in Ireland and our dedication to giving our guests the best possible visit when they come to the home of

Guinness. “We look forward to welcoming guests to enjoy what we believe is the very best view of Dublin.” Paul Kelly, CEO of Fáilte Ireland, added: “Tourism is a vital industry to the Irish economy, generating revenue of €7.5 billion annually.”

The new €20 million Gravity Bar at the Guinness Storehouse.





Clongriffin to City Centre & Swords to City Centre

Swords Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9

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The Talbot Hotel

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Crown Plaza

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Ringsend to City Centre Kimmage to City Centre & Rathfarnham to City Centre

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Blanchardstown Town Centre, Dublin 15

Camden Court Hotel

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AXIS Centre

24th March - Tuesday

Clayton Hotel

26th March - Thursday

St Marys RFC

30th March - Monday

Our Lady’s Hall

31st March - Tuesday

The Clayton Hotel Burlington

1st April - Wednesday

Alex Hotel

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Next Government needs to prioritise children’s rights TANYA WARD Chief executive Children’s Rights Alliance

CHILD and family homelessness must be the number one priority for the next Government. Last week, the Children’s Rights Alliance published its Report Card 2020. This grades the Government’s performance on children’s rights in key areas such as housing, health, education, poverty, equality, early years and education. Addressing child and family homelessness must be an urgent priority for the next Government. Children now make up the largest population in homelessness, with child homelessness rising by a staggering 400 percent between 2014


and 2019. The outgoing Government consistently failed in this area, with the grade on this issue fluctuating from an E to an F over the past four years – the lowest grades awarded to any of the areas assessed. What we have witnessed since 2016 has been a grave social injustice. We are now facing a homelessness crisis that is depriving thousands of children of a decent childhood. The next Government must acknowledge this crisis for what it is and commit to build, to legislate and to plan with children and families in mind. In the 2020 Report Card, the Government is awarded an overall ‘C+’ grade for its performance on children’s rights issues over the past 12 months – up from a ‘C’ in 2019. The improved grade is due to the Government reaching its commitments across a number of key areas: • Educational Disadvantage: rising

from a ‘C’ grade in 2019 to ‘C+’ in 2020; • Primary Care: rising from ‘C+’ in 2019 to ‘B’ in 2020; • Subsidised and School-Age Childcare: rising from ‘C+’ in 2019 to ‘B’ in 2020; and • Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Children: rising from a ‘C ’ grade in 2019 to ‘C+’ in 2020. Over the past 12 months, we have seen some positive changes for children and young people. Budget 2020 went some way towards addressing the scale of child poverty we have in Ireland by extending the hot school meals programme. It also included a welcome commitment to trial a Free School Books Programme. Another positive development in the past year was the commencement of the new National Childcare Scheme. Much more work is needed to guarantee that every child in Ireland grows up healthily, happily and safely. Back to school costs continue

PHOTO POSED: BIGSTOCK to be a barrier to education for many children. Ireland has the third highest childcare costs in Europe with serious problems in staff pay and retention. The new Government must continue to invest heavily in this area. We are calling on the next Government to make childcare more affordable for parents by increasing investment and introducing price caps on fees. We also want to see free childcare introduced for lone parents. While there has been some improvement for refugee and asylum-seeking children, the reliance on inappropriate emergency accommodation is unacceptable and must stop. The Government must avoid institutional settings and invest in good quality, own-

door accommodation in local communities. The incoming Government needs to appoint HIQA to inspect refugee accommodation. The Government has produced new national standards for refugee reception accommodation and if they are implemented effectively, we could end direct provision as we know it. As well as child and family homelessness, the 2020 Report Card highlighted two other key areas in need of improvement: mental health and the rights of Traveller and Roma children. The outgoing Government has also recorded a poor performance year after year on commitments to Traveller and Roma children. That issue receives a ‘D’ grade this year.





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TALENTED teenagers from across the Southside have won awards at the All-Ireland Final of Scléip 2020. Organised annually by Gael Linn for Irish medium second-level schools nationwide, and funded by Foras na Gaeilge, Scléip is a celebration of contemporary music, song, dance ‘as Gaeilge’. The final was held in the Clasach Theatre, Clontarf, and almost 300 star-struck students, who had qualified through preliminary rounds before Christmas, were on stage during the event. Southside schools taking part in the event included Coláiste Cois Life, Lucan and Coláiste Eoin, Booterstown Coláiste Cois Life students, Caoimhe Garvin, Helen Nic

Cárthaigh, Liam Walsh and Daithí Ó hArrachtáin, were awarded first place in the junior section of the Pop/Rock singing group category (Popghrúpa/Racghrúpa le féintionlacan). The Pop/Rock group, ‘Beocht’, competed in the senior section of the same category took second place. Instrumentalist, Tom Ó Neill, took first place in the junior section of the solo instrumentation category while Harvey de Brún, of Coláiste Eoin, Booterstown, was awarded second place in the same section. Coláiste Ghlór na Mara’s Eoin Meachair brought home the second place award for the senior section of the same category (Ceol Uirlise Aonair). Teachers, Elaine Uí

Ghéaráin (Coláiste Cois Life), Edel Ní Dhomhnaill (Coláiste Eoin), Siobhan Ní Mhaolagáin (Coláiste Ghlór na Mara) guided them to their success. The winners were all presented with speciallydesigned plaque and medals. Seán Ó Ceallaigh, Gael Linn, praised the work put in by all the teachers and their dedication to encourage the young students who participated in the competition. He also thanked Foras na Gaeilge for their continuing support for the event. Harvey de Brún accepted his award for second place in the junior section of the solo instrumentation (Ceol Uirlise Aonair) category from Caoimhe Ní Chathail, Foras na Gaeilge and Meghan Mhic Thiarnáin.

Local councils meet to discuss housing needs DUBLIN’s councils have met with various bodies at the inaugural meeting of a Regional Forum in a bid to enhance the delivery of housing. Dún Laoghaire Rathdown, Fingal and South Dublin County Councils all took part in the event. Catherine Keenan, Director of Housing, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, who hosted the inaugural meeting said: "Local

authorities and Approved Housing Bodies share an overarching objective to provide and manage homes for individuals and families who need support in meeting their accommodation needs. “The purpose of the Regional Forum is to bring together leaders in the development of social housing across the sector; to gather learning and experience; and to review and monitor targets and delivery streams.”

The Regional Forum is designed to provide an opportunity for leaders from across the sector to come together. The Forum will meet quarterly and will be hosted by the three local authorities on a rotational basis. Colm Ward of South Dublin County Council, added: “We are all committed to the development of best practice to grow capacity for delivery.”

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DCU Mercy are crowned champions DCU Mercy were crowned the 2019/20 Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League champions after running out 81-58 point winners over Maree in the penultimate game of the season. Mark Ingle’s charges were pushed all the way by the Galway outfit in the fixture played at DCU. It was a stunning third quarter display from American Meredith Burkhall that ultimately put them on the road to glory. Burkhall dominated under the boards and headed to the free throw line on numerous occasions in the period, slotting home 12 points in the quarter, with 10 of these coming from the free throw line.

A close first half saw Maree get the better of proceedings early in the first quarter, with Fiona Scally, Carol McCarthy and Claire Rockall dominating the scoring to edge them into an early lead. Good play from DCU’s Ashley Russell, Burkhall and Rachel Huijsdens saw the Dubliners claw back the lead though, to trail by just two at the end of the first quarter, 14-16. An extremely close second quarter followed, with Sarah Woods, Huijsdens and Burkhall all on-form for DCU, but Rockall and Scally along with good scores from Maggie Byrne kept Maree with the hosts every step of the way to tie the game up at 31 points apiece at the half.

Burkhall hit her stride in the third, dominating the offensive boards and picking up numerous fouls to put Maree in foul trouble. DCU Mercy led 55-45 going into the last quarter, a lead they were never going to relinguish. Speaking afterwards, DCU captain Sarah Woods said: “We’re just elated. We came in with a job to do. “We know how good Maree are, they beat us in Galway and we knew it would be a really tough game. I’m just so happy to be holding the trophy now and to be finally able to say we’re league winners.” Also in the division, UCC Glanmire defeated Pyrobel Killester 96-83 in an overtime thriller in Clontarf.

Neil Hoey of Bohemians in action against Ruairi Murphy of Cork City during the Megazyme Irish Amputee Football Association National League Round 3 match between the teams at Shamrock Rovers’ Academy in the Roadstone Sports Complex. PHOTO: MATT BROWNE/SPORTSFILE



(Above) The DCU Mercy team that was crowned the 2019/2020 Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League champions following their victory over Maree; and (Left) DCU Mercy captain Sarah Woods receives the trophy from Ireland Senior Women’s head coach, James Weldon.

Stefan Balog of Bohemians in action during The Megazyme Irish Amputee Football Association National League Round 3 match between Cork City and Bohemians. PHOTO: MATT BROWNE/SPORTSFILE



Local community invited to open days on Player site RESIDENT community groups and sporting clubs in Dublin 8 are invited to attend a new round of open days on the proposed regeneration of the former Player Wills and Bailey Gibson sites on South Circular Road in mid-March. Hines acquired the adjoining properties at the beginning of 2019 and since then a project team has been drafting a vision for the regeneration of a consolidated development, which includes the creation of a transformative residential scheme for the area. The two drop-in open days will take place on Thursday, March 12, from 1pm to 8pm and on Friday, March 13 from 8am to 6pm. Admission is via the Donore Avenue entrance to the Player Wills Factory Site, located beside St Catherine's National School. In announcing this new round of community engagement, Gary Corrigan, Managing

Director with Hines, said: “This is the second time we have asked our neighbours and the local community on site. "Based on the development framework plan adopted in 2017, Hines have worked closely with Dublin City Council since the Open Days in July last year to jointly develop a more detailed Masterplan for the three sites. “This resolves a lot of key issues concerning roads, traffic management, parks and overall urban design, and will enable the co-ordinated development of the Player Wills, Bailey Gibson sites along with the St Teresa’s Gardens site. "This will be of great benefit to the local community, enabling up-front delivery of much needed local amenities such as parks, recreational areas, a new sports pitch and playgrounds, pedestrian and cycle access as well as vehicular routes across the three sites.” He added: “Separately,

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Southsiders are urged to donate clothes to support Enable Ireland IRISH TV personality Baz Ashmawy has lent his star power to TK Maxx’s Give Up Clothes for Good campaign. This encourages the people of Dublin to donate their pre-loved quality clothes, accessories and homeware to raise money for Enable Ireland services across the country. TK Maxx has launched its annual Give Up Clothes for Good campaign, with Baz taking part to raise money for Enable Ireland. The initiative is Ireland’s largest clothing collection campaign and encourages people to bring unwanted items to any TK Maxx store throughout the year. All items donated will be sold in Enable Ireland shops around the country or recycled to raise funds to support children with disabilities. Ambassador for the TK Maxx Give Up Clothes for

Good campaign, Baz, is urging anyone planning a spring clean to donate their unused items to their nearest TK Maxx store. Speaking at the launch, Baz said: “I am really excited to be teaming up with TK Maxx for this year’s Give Up Clothes for Good campaign. “Enable Ireland is such a vital service for children and this campaign makes it so easy for everyone to support the brilliant work they do. “Next time you are doing a clear out I’d urge you to drop your bags off at your nearest TK Maxx store and give your clothes a new lease of life while raising money for an amazing cause.” Since 1997, TK Maxx Give Up Clothes for Good has raised over €3.4 million to support children and young people with disabilities in Ireland.

With over 40 facilities in 15 counties, Enable Ireland expert teams work with individuals and their families to develop a plan for each life stage. TK Maxx can accept good quality clean clothing, shoes, accessories, cutlery, collectables and antiques, CDs, DVDs and mobile phones. Each bag of donated items could raise up to €20 for Enable Ireland. Jo Murphy, Assistant Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at TK Maxx, added: “We are incredibly proud that our partnership with Enable Ireland has had such an impact, raising over €3.4 million through the generosity of our customers and employees. “The money raised has helped fund vital services to support children with disabilities so please get

involved by donating whatever you can at TK Maxx stores across Ireland.” John O’Sullivan, Chief Executive of Enable Ireland said: “We are so grateful for the continued support we receive from TK Maxx each year for Give Up Clothes for Good. “The campaign is always a fantastic fundraiser for us and helps us to provide vital therapy and support services to over 8,100 children and young people across Ireland. “Disability can affect any family at any time and when it does, Enable Ireland is there to provide advice and support from the very start. “We would like to take this brilliant opportunity to encourage everyone to get involved and donate whatever they can to their local TK Maxx when they get a chance.”




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Gabby Mallon, Emma Hickey, April Kavanagh and Aileen Eglinton at the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber Women in Business Alliance lunch. ALL PHOTOS: DARREN KINSELLA

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causing them? Do we know where our sugar and all its forms MANY of us experience are coming from? We are symptoms such as irritability, mood swings, familiar with everyday table sugar but what about poor concentration, the sugars that are already insomnia and brain fog added to foods that we but are we aware that our sugar intake could be buy?

What about naturally occurring sugars (for example in fruit), unrefined sugars (raw honey) or sweeteners? Are all these sugars equal? Sugar can a mind-field and a strong sugar craving is a powerful force.

Do you experience strong sugar cravings that you find you can’t say no to? Rest assured that there are many strategies to changing your relationship with sugar. Here are five pointers... 1. Review your habits

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around Food: Are you really experiencing a craving or do you just need to change a habit? If you are unable to have a cuppa without a biscuit for example, or you always stop at a particular shop on the way home to buy some chocolate, consider altering the habit to see if you can curb the sugar. 2. Eat real food: Processed and convenience foods can be really high in sugar. You should read labels carefully as often a ‘fat free’ claim means higher sugar and a ‘sugar free’ claim means artificial sweeteners - which can cause an array of health problems in themselves. When you are looking at labels, bear in mind that every 4.2g of sugar is a teaspoon of sugar. 3. Drink plenty of water: Did you know that thirst can drive your craving? Dehydration can often be mistaken for hunger. So, ensure you are adequately hydrated throughout day. 4. Get enough sleep:

Lack of sleep can drive cravings so give your body enough rest. 5. Exercise more: There are many research studies supporting the fact that cravings reduce with exercise, so make sure you are getting enough movement into your day. If staying on top of your cravings interests you, you may be interested in an afternoon of yoga, cookery and an abundance of information

on how to master your sugar cravings in the newly refurbished Booterstown Pastoral Centre on Saturday, March 21. Tickets and more information is available from masteryoursugarcravings. eventbrite.ie Nicola Brady, NTOI Registered Nutritional Therapist www. thefoodclinic.ie

The event will be held on Saturday, March 21.

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Pet owners prepare for a fun-filled day Find out the best way to groom your pet at Maxi Zoo Clearwater in Finglas on March 21.

the final preparations together for a fabulous free family fun day on March 21 in the top pet retailers’ Finglas branch.

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Ireland’s largest pet retailer recognise that animal owners love to include their pets on outings, and so there will be free goodie bags for dog and cats on the day. 10 percent off the full grooming range exclusive to the Finglas store, including tools, shampoos and coat cleaners. If you want to keep your pet looking good between grooming appointments Maxi Zoo pet experts will have top tips to make sure you can freshen up your pet at home with advice on the best products to use for your pet. Maxi Zoo is known for responsible pet ownership education in store and staff will be on hand during the day

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The Clearwater Retail Park store is planning lots of fantastic activities to entertain pet lovers big and small including face painting, balloon animals plus lots of special treats for the kids. Ireland’s largest pet retailer recognise that animal owners love to include their pets on outings, and so there will be free goodie bags for dog and cats on the day. All pets are welcome at the event and they’ll be greeted by Maxi Zoo mascots Max and Izoo. Most cats and dogs shed hair, particularly during the moulting season. At this time of year pets’ thick winter coat is replaced by a lighter fur. The pet experts at the Maxi Zoo Clearwater store will be on hand to discuss the best ways to manage this transition. And there’s


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to advise customers on important care topics like nail clipping and which tools to use for your pets individual needs – like brushes, clippers, scissors, shampoos and sprays. If you are a pet owner, it sounds like an event not to be missed.

Learn more about Maxi Zoo by visiting their Facebook or Instagram channels @ maxizooireland or visit the Maxi Zoo website at www.maxizoo.ie.

e h t f o G DO WEEK The Dublin People Newspaper has teamed up with Dogs Trust to help find homes for lost and abandoned dogs. Top dog this week is Enzo - an extremely affectionate three-year-old crossbreed who just loves rubs and cuddles. He is instantly friendly with everyone he meets but can be a bit picky with other dogs, preferring doggie pals who are calm and don't interact too much. In his past life, he was quite the accomplished escape artist, so his future adopters will need to be mindful of this and keep a very close eye on him. Although his sweet, friendly nature would make him an ideal family pet he is quite strong and could potentially knock over very small children in his enthusiasm. If you have room in your heart and home for Enzo, then contact Dogs Trust on 018791000.

Give a Dog a Home Today! Phone us on 01 8791000 Dogs Trust is based in Finglas, just off exit 5 on the M50. Map and directions can be found on their website at www.dogstrust.ie. You can also pop up for a visit. Dogs Trust is open six days a week from 12-4pm. The centre is closed all day Tuesday. You can also find Dogs Trust on Facebook at www. facebook.com/dogstrustireland or Twitter @DogsTrust_IE.

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Where The... Go: a children’s picture book written by Frae About The Author FRAE is an Australian who is living in Dublin with his wife and four-year-old daughter. Having been born in Scotland and brought up in South Africa and Australia he has been drawing, painting and creative from a very early age. Currently working in architecture, he has for a long time wanted to write and illustrate a children’s book, and the issue this book tackles created the perfect opportunity to do so. He is currently writing more books in the series as there are plenty more tough hurdles facing anyone raising a young child. This is Frae’s first picture book. On his website is a certificate from the character Abby which can be downloaded with the child and pacifier’s name inserted, congratulating them on the huge step they have taken. There is also a colouring page and a make your own pacifier page to help the child create their own memories of their pacifier.

THE concept for the book came about as a need, the need to assist my daughter in letting go of her pacifier, (hers was called Doddie). This was something we really struggled with, and after a visit to a local park we chanced upon a tree that children hung their pacifiers on to say goodbye. The tree was called the fairy tree and was covered in fairy doors and houses, as well as hundreds of pacifiers. It was then I came up with a story about a little girl called Abby whose best friend was her doddie. And telling her this story over a number of weeks it worked. The story revolves around their strong friendship and Abby’s reliance on her pacifier. The doddie in turn had made friends with the other pacifiers in Abby’s play group but over time notices some of these friends have vanished. When he begins to wonder where they have gone, an owl he has befriended tells him he knows the secret. The owl takes doddie to the fairy tree where he discovers all his friends live in a magical land inside the tree. He is told, however, by the fairy who guards this paradise that the only way he can

get in is if Abby hangs him on the tree and leaves without crying and as a reward the fairy will give Abby a gift for letting go. In the weeks after discovering this, doddie becomes more and more sad as he realises that Abby will not let him go. It is then the owl returns with some magic dust which once sprinkled allows Abby to dream of this land in the tree and to see how happy the doddies are living there. Through time and through these dreams Abby then decides it is time to let doddie go. So with her mum she heads off to the park with her bravely saying her goodbyes without crying. She finds it hard at first but the present given to her by the fairy helps her feel better. Abby keeps memories of her doddie on her wall so she will always remember her best friend. The illustrations are bold and bright to keep the interest of the child and with the story being read over a period of time it slowly lets the child understand the concept of letting go. The book has also been designed in a way to allow the parent to fill in the particular name given to their child’s pacifier.

Incredible story of obsession among Sinéad and Rick’s series of Must Reads EASONS selection of Sinéad and Rick’s Must Reads features a series of eight carefully selected titles that proved to be big hitters last year. Book-lovers Rick O’Shea and Sinéad Moriarty have gone for an exciting selection of fiction and non-fiction books from last season, showcasing the best of new Irish and international talent. Featured in the selection of Sinéad and Rick’s Must Reads is ‘She Said’ by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who are credited with igniting the #MeToo movement and ‘Olive Again’, the highly-anticipated sequel to ‘Olive Kitteridge’ by Elizabeth Strout. Get Theroux This’ by Non-fiction reads BBC-documentary maker are popular with the Louis Theroux, as well as hotly-anticipated ‘Gotta

Bill Bryson’s latest book ‘The Body: A Guide for Occupants.’

Every season Sinéad and Rick select eight titles, ranging from the thrilling to the hilarious, with something suitable for every taste. This season’s titles include tales of family, friendship and some interesting takes on the world around us. Sinéad Moriarty said: “This selection shows some of the most exciting upcoming Irish and international literary talent and I’m excited to share these books with everyone.” Broadcaster, Rick O’Shea, added: “I am delighted to share my Must Reads with the nation. The books I have chosen will have something for every reader.” The eight titles selected

as ‘Sinéad and Rick’s Must Reads’ feature enthralling, jaw-dropping and heart-warming titles with a range of Irish and international authors including: ‘The Dutch House’ by Ann Patchett. This has all the ingredients of a dark fairy tale - the beautiful house, the distant father, the disappeared mother, and the cruel stepmother and stepsisters. The novel is narrated by Danny and is a sweeping account that covers almost five decades of their lives. It’s an incredible story about an obsession with a house and a fractured family, but most of all, it’s a book about the powerful bond between siblings. A book described as essential reading.

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

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Age no limit for employees at B&Q, workshop hears EMPLOYERS, who attended ‘The Future of Recruitment’ workshop organised by the Northside Enterprise & Employment Group, in conjunction with B&Q, and hosted by Baldoyle Training Centre, learned an interesting statistic at the event. B&Q, the home improvement and garden living retailer, has no retirement age for employees, the oldest of whom is 82! Those who work with jobseekers attended the event where they were provided with up-to-date insights and information on the recruitment process, and in particular, how B&Q recruit. Michelle Mahon, B&Q’s HR Manager, and Sandra Darcy, Unit Manager, facilitated the workshop which outlined the recruitment

process from online applications, telephone, video interviews, Situation Judgement Test and instore assessment. “Recruitment is changing and the CV is not necessarily the calling card anymore,” said Ms Mahon. “It’s people’s attitude and behaviours are what matter. B&Q hire for Will over the Skill as we can teach a skill.” Michelle and Sandra D’Arcy gave examples of how to be successful and provided tips on being effective when applying.  Sandra spoke of her progression from Customer Advisor to Unit Manager. They provided information on the added benefits of working for B&Q such as the in-house training provided along with external training and more about their apprenticeships. “The recruitment

Pictured at the event were (from l-r): Lisa Bornemann (Northside Partnership), Deirdre Smith, Sandra D’Arcy, B&Q, Hashmit Parkers (Colaiste Dhulaigh,) Kevin White (Colaiste Dhulaigh), Michelle Mahon (B&Q), Niamh McTiernan (Northside Partnership), Sharon McCarthy (Baldoyle Training Centre) and Jackie Rynn (Northside Partnership). landscape is everchanging,” said Jackie Rynn, Northside Partnership. ”An event like this is essential for those of us who work

with jobseekers to ensure we’re giving them the most current advice and support.” Sharon McCarthy, Business Relations

Manager at Baldoyle Training Centre, opened the event and provided a tour of the centre afterwards. “Baldoyle Training Centre was

delighted to host the Future of Recruitment event,” said Ms McCarthy. “The presentations by Michelle and Sandra of B&Q really highlighted

how important it is for those working with jobseekers to be familiar with current trends in the fast-changing recruitment environment.”

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schools along the MetroLink route to showcase to students the role of engineers and to highlight the importance of site safety and the environment through activities, presentations and hands-on learning. At Our Lady of Victories Boys’ National School in Ballymun, over 200 students participated in Transport Infrastructure Ireland’s Engineers Week celebrations and activities. Linda Carroll, Stakeholder Communications Coordinator, said: “Transport Infrastructure Ireland’s engineers will


be central to the success of the MetroLink project and the future of Ireland’s sustainable transport network. “As a strategic partner of the Engineers Ireland STEPS programme, Engineers Week 2020 is a vital initiative to inspire Ireland’s future engineering talent pipeline. “We’re delighted to work with primary and secondary school pupils throughout Engineers Week to showcase the role of TII engineers who will be central to bringing the MetroLink project to fruition over the coming years.”

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Best of the Blue Flag beaches THE beach is key to the perfect holiday, from just lazing by the sea to being active with water sports, so it’s worth heading for a destination with Blue Flag accreditation. Blue Flag awarded beaches have the best water quality and facilities so holidaymakers can be sure of being safe in the sunshine. The coasts of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic are fringed with an overwhelming array of Blue Flag beaches from Greece to the Algarve. Other countries are now seeing the value of Blue Flag accreditation – Dubai now has 28. Sunway has some of the most perfect beaches on its books this season. So let’s take a look at the best of the best. Spain is the country with the most blue flag beaches in the world and runner-up Greece has 519 of them. The highest proportion of its awards - 89 - went to beaches in Halkidiki, northern Greece.


Jumeirah Beach is Dubai’s original beach resort, and it remains as popular as ever. The Jumeirah Beach Hotel includes a kilometre-long stretch of private beach bookended by the Cove Beach bar and restaurant. With an on-site waterpark and a huge variety of activities and restaurants, it’s easy to see why this five-star hotel is a universal winner. It's designed so all rooms are seafacing with views of the sail-shaped Burj, and décor is modern and practical. Seven nights at the 4* Le Meridien Abu Dhabi costs from €659pp, based on two adults sharing. The price includes direct flights, luggage and transfers. There’s a €60pp supplement for breakfast.


Portugal’s Algarve region is a bit of a show-off when it comes to Blue Flags, with 86 beaches, along its 155km coast so you will be spoiled for LANZAROTE choice. Playa Blanca in Lanzarote is one of Halkidiki is an unspoiled treasure in northern Greece. Albufeira boasts dune-trimmed six beaches on the island that proudly Praia da Galé beach. It’s just a little fly a Blue Flag. off the beaten track, so it’s possible It stretches for over seven to stretch out a bit here, even in high kilometres from just west of the season. beautiful Papagayo beaches to the But lifeguards are on duty all Faro De Pechiguera lighthouse with a seafront promenade along the entire summer, you can hire sun loungers, the local fish restaurants score top way. marks and there’s even a cool little The warm, turquoise waters and beach bar. soft sand of Playa Dorada are the Seven nights here at the 2*+ Bayside main draw for holiday-makers, with Apartments costs from just €170pp plenty of restaurants and amenities based on two adults sharing. close by. The Marina Rubicon area has a sophisticated vibe featuring KUSADASI upmarket hotels, designer boutiques Kusadası is a harbour town in and a great selection of restaurants Turkey with the most beautiful sea, and bars. sand and sunshine and 22 blue flags. Known to be one of the best beaches Ladies Beach is a one-kilometre long in Spain, the stunning Papagayo, part beach of fine sand with changing of the Los Ajaches nature reserve, rooms, sunbeds, umbrellas, shower is just a few kilometres from Playa and toilet facilities. Blanca, and worth the trip too. Lifeguards are also on duty between Seven nights here at the 3* Cassa del 8am-7pm. Those who like water Sol Villas costs from €419pp, based on sports will find plenty of them here. Jumeirah Beach in Dubai remains as popular as ever. two adults sharing. With soft sand and shallow waters, restaurants to suit every taste and the ancient Grand Bazaar marketplace to HALKIDIKI explore, this child-friendly resort has Halkidiki is an unspoiled treasure got all bases covered. in northern Greece. The beaches Seven nights B&B at the 4* Golden are said to be the best on the Day Wings Hotel costs from €359pp Mediterranean. based on two adults sharing. Sunway offers Sani Club, which is located on a secluded indigo bay, overlooking Mount Olympus and the CYPRUS Aegean Sea, set within the prestigious Cyprus is another country with a Sani Resort. healthy share of Blue Flags - 49 of Set directly in front of the hotel is a them, on a coastline you can cover in stunning 1km long Blue Flag private less than two hours driving. beach. It’s part of a much longer Paphos has Coral Bay Beach which stretch of white sand, which rolls is said to be the loveliest beach in gently into the shallow crystal-clear the region, with 500m of golden turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea sand, sheltering limestone cliffs, and the ideal spot for families to enjoy water sports, lifeguards in summer safe swimming. and, of course, the blue water of the The resort enjoys spectacular Mediterranean. scenery with rugged red mountains Seven nights at a 3* Azzurro Luxury plunging down to sandy coves, heavy Holiday three bed villa costs from with the scent of pine and flowering €419pp based on four sharing. gorse. Seven nights half board here is To book these resorts and offers, call available from €719pp, based on two Sunway on 01-2311800 or go online at adults sharing. sunway.ie. Playa Blanca in Lanzarote is one of six beaches on the island that proudly fly Blue Flags.



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18 Motoring


Peugeot opens order books for all-new 2008 SUV range GOWAN Distributors, Peugeot importer in Ireland, has opened order books for the allnew 2008 SUV. Pricing has been announced for diesel and petrol models with diesel units now arriving in dealership forecourts with petrol powertrains due later in March. Retailing from €23,900, plus delivery related charges for the Active 1.2 PureTech petrol 100bhp model and from €25,900 plus delivery for the Active 1.5 BlueHDi 100bhp model, the full electric e-2008 SUV pricing will be announced closer to launch, this April. Des Cannon, Managing Director at Gowan Distributors, said: “The stunning all-new 2008 SUV has real road presence and I have full confidence it will gain new custom, even in its

The all-new Peugeot 2008 SUV very competitive B SUV segment. “Our philosophy of offering customers the option to choose the model, then choose the powertrain – petrol, diesel or electric – without compromising on space, technology, looks or

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Your parking pet hates RESEARCH by mobility solutions specialist, easytrip, Ireland’s only electronic parking and tolling tag provider, has revealed that one in 10 motorists find parking to be a stressful experience. While parking

availability can determine what parking style a motorist must use, the research also highlighted certain preferences with 43 per cent of respondents selecting parallel parking over 36 per cent who chose

perpendicular parking. Parking scenarios can be tricky to navigate, and other drivers’ behaviour can have a huge impact on it, increasing the stress levels of motorists. When asked what motorists found to be the

most annoying parking habits of other drivers the following where revealed as the top five: 1. Hogging two parking spaces (38 per cent) 2. Parking in a disabled space when they had no disabled sign and weren’t

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1 In a higher position among hundreds to win trophies (4) 3. Jeers when military quarters seen (8) 8. Paper about in the morning (4) 9. Crop made to be set beside others (8) 11. Crossroads at which to bury part? (12) 13. A doctor with one foot not properly secured (6) 14. 100 short, act on list of bequests as one wishes (2,4) 17. Study not lasting in our era? (12) 20. It’s a disadvantage to lure defender out (8) 21. Twice act for extinct animal (4) 22. Feeling that makes one hang on? (8) 23. Singer is bighead and idiot (4)

1. Orient (4) 3. Amazing (8) 8. Apiece (4) 9. Aerodrome (8) 11. Foreboding (12) 13. Adopt (6) 14. Torpidity (6) 17. Patrician (12) 20. Incarcerate (8) 21. Be off! (4) 22. Imperil (8) 23. Cupid (4)

DOWN 1. Model (8) 2. Triumph (7) 4. Narcotic (6) 5. Calumnious (10) 6. Sea (5) 7. Affectation (4) 10. Leave (10) 12. Costly (8) 15. Ewer (7) 16. Churlish (6) 18. Quick (5) 19. Shoot (4)

DOWN 1. Top cleric uses vehicle to take Linda out (8) 2. Postscript, wanting to change hymn-book (7) 4. Makes amends for note as misplayed (6) 5. Concerning plea for the same again (10) 6. Mongrel has one ring that is a valuable object (5) 7. This team has a pretentious air (4) 10. Lucrative for those who are healthy and skilled (10) 12. Youths whose pleasure-seeking is dramatic? (8) 15. There’s nothing in crazy maniac becoming unconscious (2,1,4) 16. Hits fishing-vessels (6) 18. Examinations in which results are poor also (5) 19. Puts extra 500 among advertisements (4)


ANSWERS March 4th

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30 Happenings


A few things worth checking out this week

Pageant on the Plaza: Ballymun

ABAIR: Ballymun

A joint collaboration between Dublin City Council, Ballymun Communities and St Patrick’s Festival, Pageant on the Plaza: Ballymun is a fabulous show outdoors on Civic Plaza taking place on Sunday, March 15 at 2pm. It’s a taster for the St Patrick’s Day parade in the city centre the following Tuesday and it features a section of the final pageant plus one of the visiting international marching bands, Morrison’s Academy Scottish Pipe Band. Expect a vibrant whirlwind of glittering colour, entrancing choreography and bombastic tunes as the audience gets a rare ‘sneak peek’ of what’s to come.

Abair is a four-day program of traditional singing and storytelling events exploring the oral folk traditions of Ireland. There’s a broad range of intimate, unplugged performances, each highlighting the richness and beauty of the Irish singing and storytelling traditions still preserved and practiced to the present day. The events at Axis Ballymun, the Rediscovery Centre and Ballymun Civic Buildings on Main Street will also feature a ‘songs from the floor’ session, giving audience members a chance to provide a song or story of their own, relevant to the theme of ‘treasures’. Search ABAIR: Ballymun at www. stpatricksfestival.ie for tickets and details.




Join half a million Dubliners and visitors and lose yourself in a whirlwind of glittering colours and entrancing choreography. Marvel at the incredible feats of design and engineering, and sing and cheer to a cacophony of joyous sounds! Hopefully, the rain holds off. It starts at midday.

From a truly Irish welcome to a hands on workshop, if you love spuds this event at Airfield Estate on Saturday, March 14 from 10.30am to 2.30pm is for you! A guide will take you through a little history of the potato, and why it became such an important part of the diet in Ireland. Then it’ll be time to wear some wellies and head out into the garden where you will get to plant your very own Irish potato. You will then stroll through the food gardens in to the demonstration kitchen for some spud treats. See www. stpatricksfestival.ie for tickets and details.


Running over four days (March 14-17), Custom House Quay will come alive for St Patrick’s Festival with waltzers, bumper cars and carousels. Dare to be suspended upside down, turned over or whisked through the air. A firm festival favourite, the funfairs will light up the city with colourful carnival fairgrounds.

Starting this weekend, Merrion Square will be transformed into a bustling St Patrick’s Festival Village, with four days of fantastic events, fun adventures and glorious food! Head along and enjoy Céilí Mór, circus and science shows, children’s readings, live music, games, street theatre, the food village and more.

LAVENDER WALK This is a unique tour of historic gay Dublin hosted by well-known civil rights activist and historian, Tonie Walsh, exploring the socio-cultural and political gay life of the city. Expect two hours of education, illumination and possibly a little titillation. It’s taking place at 12.45pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday (March 14-16), beginning at Trinity College front square. The cost is €10.

THE Ballad Tour is an interactive journey through time, space, song and rhyme chronicling the history of Irish music and Dublin City in a simple, laid back and good humoured style, led by balladeer, mummer and storyteller Seán Fitzgerald. It’s happening at 11.50pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday (March 14-16) with the tour starting from the back of Smock Alley Theatre, Essex Street West/Cow’s Lane. It costs €12.


Crossword Answers March 11th CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Cups; 3 Barracks; 8 Ream; 9 Compared; 11 Intersection; 13 Adrift; 14 At will; 17 Contemporary; 20 Drawback; 21 Dodo; 22 Suspense; 23 Bass. Down: 1 Cardinal; 2 Psalter; 4 Atones; 5 Repetition; 6 Curio; 7 Side; 10 Profitable; 12 Playboys; 15 In a coma; 16 Smacks; 18 Orals; 19 Adds.

QUICK SOLUTIONS Across: 1 East; 3 Wondrous; 8 Each; 9 Airfield; 11 Presentiment; 13 Assume; 14 Stupor; 17 Aristocratic; 20 Imprison; 21 Shoo; 22 Endanger; 23 Eros. Down: 1 Exemplar; 2 Success; 4 Opiate; 5 Defamatory; 6 Ocean; 7 Side; 10 Permission; 12 Precious; 15 Pitcher; 16 Morose; 18 Rapid; 19 Fire.

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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

Freeman’s Journal, March 5, 1864

The St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin, 1978. PHOTO: DUBLIN CITY PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Irish Press, March 18, 1937

Irish Press, March 17, 1966

The old chairlifts on Bray Head offered stunning views across Dublin Bay.






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