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Southside gains from jobs boost land and 110 new employees to support Chopped’s UK expansion. And in another major The Minister for Jobs, move, 20 new Chopped outEnterprise and Innovation, lets are set to open across Ireland in 2017 as the health Mary Mitchell O’Connor, and Brian Lee, the managing difood company doubles its Irish footprint from 20 to 40 rector of Chopped, made the announcement last week. outlets. This will see new outlets A total of 320 employees at Chopped will be joined by joining existing Chopped 320 new employees for Ire- locations in Dublin. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

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▪▪ Minister Katherine Zappone cuts the red tape on the new acadaemy with club members and supporters.

Soccer academy for kids kicks off IRELAND’S first professionThe upgraded facility will al youth soccer academy become Ireland’s first prohas opened at Kingswood in fessional youth soccer acadTallaght. emy to serve the club’s youth teams from under eight age The Roadstone Sports and level through to the first team. The facility will also cater Social Club officially opened the Shamrock Rovers acade- to up 250 children and young people training at elite level my recently. The initial phase of devel- each week and will also serve opment for the academy and as the training base for the youth development centre is Shamrock Rovers first team. Larry Byrne, Managing Dinow complete and includes significant upgrades to pitch- rector of Roadstone and Trustes and floodlight infrastruc- ee of Roadstone Sports and Social Club, said they were ture.

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Shamrock Rovers have been tenants of Roadstone’s Sports and Social club at Kingswood for the past three years. Both worked in partnership on plans to develop the Kingswood facility into Ireland’s leading soccer academy for players at all youth levels. Guests of honour at the opening of the facility included Dr Katherine Zappone, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs and John Delaney, CEO of the Football Association of Ireland.

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Passion takes locals onto the streets of Ballyfermot A CAST of hundreds took to the streets and civic spaces of Ballyfermot and Cherry Orchard recently for a contemporary interpretation of The Passion of Christ. Locals got involved in the two-day street performance to look at what makes a fair society and how their community can strive to achieve it. Devised by the award-winning Brokentalkers theatre company The Passion Project took place in the Dublin suburbs in the run up to Easter. The unique production explores the positives and negatives of modern society in the local area through the lens of housing and homelessness. The non-religious community arts event tells the story of a young homeless woman who challenges a property

developer intent on taking over some of the area’s most valuable public spaces and amenities for profit, without consultation with the local residents. A partnership between Dublin’s Culture Connects, Dublin City Council and Ballyfermot Community Civic Centre, the production involved close to 30 local community and arts groups, as well as schools. The storyline was developed by Brokentalkers through workshops with these local groups on the themes raised throughout the process. Professional actors Donal O’Kelly and Roxanna Nic Liam played the parts of the developer, ‘Mr Temple’, and the homeless woman, known simply as ‘The Messenger’. They led some 200 local performers, musicians, dancers and singers of all ages through the event.

On Saturday, April 8, day one of the action saw a cast of 70 watch property developer Mr Temple launch his regeneration plans for the area, with live music from the Saint Ultan’s Primary School Orchestra. Protests by locals included 10 children who gagged themselves in a statement about their future opportunities not being supported by the plans. Mr Temple gave a tour of his plans, during which his henchmen injured protesters, who were man-handled into trucks, with bloodied faces. The action then moved to a shanty town where Mr Temple burned down their tents, witnessed in horror by the crowd. At the Cherry Orchard Equine Centre, the audience saw Mr Temple announce his exciting plans for a racecourse, golf club and mem-

▪▪ Children from the Ballyfermot ‘Dragon Twirlers’ took part in a community parade as part of The Passion Project. PHOTO: MARC O’SULLIVAN bers-only stud and thoroughbred stable. The Kylemore Band played as the crowd lined up to join a protest and procession towards the scene of a house eviction. Along the parade route, audience members met up to 100 performers from

The Academy, Dublin Irish Dancers, Dragon Twirlers, householders and children from various local schools who lined the road to protest with placards. The C&S Variety Group cheered, The Ballyfermot Folk Group played music, and drummers from local

schools were led by a horse and cart. After the action, Laura Larkin, Project Manager of The Passion Project said: “This is one of the most spirited projects I've ever had the pleasure of work-ing on. “The community here really cares about the power

of positive change. There is an urgency for it and this is displayed so honestly within each scene.” The final day of action featured a spoken word performance at Ballyfermot Library by Shaun Dunne on homelessness featuring a ‘Last Supper’ style concert.


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Popular Tallaght Hospital cycle gets into gear THE hugely popular Tallaght Hospital Charity Cycle has been launched for 2017, with all interested cyclists encouraged to register now. The Summer 99 – 2017 Charity Cycle takes place on Saturday, June 17 with the aim of raising vital funds for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the hospital. There are 200 places available on the cycle, and participants are encouraged to register soon, before these places are filled. The closing date for registration is June 2. The entry fee includes refreshments which will be provided on the day, as well as a cycling jersey. Cyclists have a choice between a 40km and a 99km route.The routes begin and end at Tallaght Hospital and takes in scenic areas of the Wicklow Mountains including Brittas and Blessington. Funds raised by the char-

ity cycle will be used to purchase Advanced Haemodynamic Monitoring equipment for the ICU. This equipment will enable doctors and nurses to accurately assess and manage a patient’s heart and cardiovascular functions during a critical illness. This will give a better and quicker indication of whether an illness is critical or life-threatening. After the success of last year’s cycle in support of renal services, it is hoped that this year’s event will help to support a vital part of the hospital’s work. Professor Gerry Fitzpatrick, an anaesthesia and intensive care consultant at the busy Southside hospital, said: “The Tallaght Hospital Charity Cycle has become a key part of our calendar in the hospital and has over the last few years, raised much-needed funds. “This year we are hoping to emulate the previous suc-

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'I can guarantee McGregor victory’ Neil Fetherstonhaugh A WELL-KNOWN Southside psychologist has claimed that Conor McGregor won’t lose his next fight if he is hypnotised.

▪▪ Would ‘The Notorious’ benefit from being hypnotised?

Jason O’Callaghan has said that he guarantees the Crumlin fighter will be victorious in his anticipated clash with Floyd Mayweather if he undergoes hypnosis. The reigning UFC lightweight champion has been pursuing a mega-money boxing match with Mayweather for the last few months. A deal to see 'The Notorious' take on the American has yet to be finalised but talks have reached an advanced stage. O’Callaghan, who gained worldwide media attention in 2016 when he hypnotised a groom at Gatwick Airport to overcome his fear of flying so he could go on his honeymoon, says if McGregor is hypnotised he can’t lose the €100 million-dollar fight. The award-winning clinical hypnotherapist says he will use

the same method of hypnosis on McGregor as Tony Quinn used on boxer Steve Collins to beat world champion Chris Eubank in 1995. Speaking about his proposal to the MMA fighter the psychologist said: “In 1995 Steve Collins went into the ring the underdog against the world champion Chris Eubank. “Collins was not expected to win, as he was not expected to hit as hard as Eubank, punch as quick as Eubank or move as quick as Eubank. “Collins, however, had something Eubank did not have - Collins had been hypnotised to feel no pain.” He added: “Now, for a boxer winning is all about psychology. If you believe you are the champion, if you know you cannot lose, under any circumstances, if you have upset your opponent before you even set foot in the ring with mind games and if you can feel no pain, no matter how often you get hit, you can’t lose.” O’Callaghan, who operates from the D4 Clinic in Blackrock, insists that if Conor goes under

▪▪ Jason O’Callaghan claims he can help McGregor win his next fight. hypnosis, he will have access to the part of his mind which will give him 90 per cent more power. “Imagine, so far in his career, he has only been using 10 per cent of his psychological power to win all his fights. “So, think about what he could do if he had access to the other 90 per cent of his mind using

hypnosis. This will guarantee his success. I will work with him to ensure he does not lose, that he feels no pain and that he comes home the victor.” Last week BoyleSports threw their support behind McGregor to defeat Mayweather in the ring. Initially installed at 9/1 earlier in the year, McGregor is now 6/1 from 13/2 to defeat Mayweather with the former undefeated Mayweather remaining odds on at 1/12 but eased from 1/16. The boxing match to end in a draw is currently priced at 33/1. Liam Glynn, BoyleSports spokesperson, said: “Despite being the outsider to defeat Mayweather it’s all one-way traffic for Conor McGregor at the minute. “If the fight manages to go ahead we will be knocked out having laid bets on The Notorious at 9/1, 8/1, 13/2 and his current price of 6/1.” He added: “McGregor’s latest appearance was at the Aintree Grand National and judging by the support for McGregor, punters are expecting the fight to go ahead.”

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Day-long race aims to raise funds for sick kids THE retired Dublin GAA footballer, Tomas (Mossy) Quinn, has leant his support to a charity event called ‘Dawn to Dusk’ that is aiming to raise funds for two sick children. Nostra ICT in Lucan is hosting the event on April 28 for Alex Donnelly, from Rathfarnham, and Jack McNiffe, from Ardclough in Straffan. A group of four teams, made up of volunteers from ICT will race to complete either a 1,000km drive, a 75km walk, a 140km run or a 140km cycle, to be the first to reach the Talbot Hotel in Wexford Town on April 29.

This is the second ‘Dawn to Dusk’ organised by Nostra after a similar event last year helped raise €20,823 for Zaki Diellaba who suffers with Cerebral Palsy Spastic Diplegia and Ataxia Dysarthria. Alex Donnelly suffered HIE (Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy) just before birth. This is a form of brain damage caused when a baby’s brain is starved of oxygen. Eight days after Alex’s birth, when tests showed how extensive her brain damage was, doctors informed Alex’s parents that there was nothing more they could do for her.

At this point, it was agreed to switch off the ventilator but thankfully Alex continued to breathe on her own and remained in ICU for a further four weeks before being allowed home. As a result of the brain damage, Alex is visually impaired and has epilepsy and cerebral palsy and is currently fed and medicated through a feeding tube. Her parents are eager to give Alex access to the intensive rehabilitation required so she can reach her full potential. Jack McNiffe has Down syndrome and cardiac defects.

▪▪ Tomás (Mossy) Quinn helps launch the ‘From Dawn to Dusk’ charity event with Aisling McNiffe and her son Jack (11), Anne Donnelly and her daughter Alex (15 months) and Jennifer McBennett of Nostra. PHOTO: LENSMAN After his birth, he remained in Crumlin Children’s Hospital for three years, only to return home for a few days at a time. It took doctors almost two years to diagnose that Jack also suffers with CINCA syndrome (Chronic Infantile Neurological Cutaneous Articular) syndrome. He is the only known case to have both Down syndrome and CINCA syndrome in the world. These disorders mean that Jack is tube fed 24-hours a

day, is incontinent and cannot walk which requires him to use a wheelchair. He has a big sister, Molly (13) and despite all his challenges he is the happiest little boy. Although he is non-verbal, he tries hard to communicate with both sign language and speech. In the future, Jack will require adaptations to his home such as ceiling hoists to assist in moving him, a wet room and widening of access doorways.

While he continues to receive care and support from charitable organisations there is always a shortfall. Kevin O’Loughlin, the CEO of Nostra said: “We are really looking forward to ‘Dawn to Dusk’ and hope we can raise much needed funds for Jack and Alex. “We are calling on the public to give whatever they can to support them. “Having spoken with Jack and Alex’s parents, we wanted to do something to assist both families financially to

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Warning to homeowners despite the drop in number of Southside burglaries SOUTHSIDE homeowners have been warned by a security expert not to become complacent coming into the summer months, despite a 20 per cent drop in burglaries in the Dublin Eastern Division. The number of burglaries in the area has fallen by 451, from 2,293 in 2015 to 1,842 last year, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). Blackrock saw the biggest slump in burglaries with figures plummeting by nearly 29 per cent, from 419 to 298, according to the statistics. In Dundrum, homeowners were safer by just over 26 per cent, down from 778 to 573, while Shankhill saw break-ins fall by almost 24

per cent to 191 from the 2015 tally of 250. The downward trend continued in Cabinteely where there was a 17 per cent drop in burglaries, from 427 burglaries in 2015 to 356 last year. Only in Dun Laoghaire was an increased amount of burglaries shown in the recent data. Here the number rose by five, from 419 to 424 to give a one per cent increase. Although days are getting longer, homeowners should not ease up on home security measures, according to Jim Toal, managing director of Fairco Windows and Doors. Mr Toal, who has advised security authorities on burglary prevention over the

past decade, believes that the summer brings a rise in opportunist criminals. “Homeowners should not let down their guard in the summer months by making simple mistakes like leaving doors and windows open," he said. “Many people leave windows and front doors open while sitting in their back garden having a barbecue with friends, not knowing that opportunist burglars are often lurking. “Most burglars of this type just drive into an estate or area looking for an open point of entry to get an opportunity to be in and out in minutes with your valuables. “It's summer and that means more daylight hours but burglars don't always

Homeowners should not let down their guard in the summer months hide under the shadow of night. If the window is large enough to stick your head through, it's large enough to break into. "Leave your window open enough for ventilation but not for access," he added. Dublin’s Fairco Windows and Doors were the first Irish company to achieve the ‘police-preferred specification’

PAS 024 certification. The firm also launched Ireland's first guaranteed burglar-proof windows and doors which are impossible to breach. “A human being cannot generate enough force to break into these windows and doors,” Mr Toal insisted. “Any traditional methods used by burglars have been closed off thanks to a series of enhanced high-security measures. “The Lifestyle lock has been tested to 6kn – which in simple terms is the equivalent to 600 times the force required to tighten a wheel nut on a family car. “Our windows have never been penetrated in a domes- ▪▪ Security expert Jim Toal from Fairco Windows and tic situation, and I doubt if Doors, who have introduced Ireland’s first guaranteed they will be.” burglar-proof windows and doors.

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Special Olympics athletes mark end of season with exciting Ski Club races THE End of Season Ski Races at the Ski Club of Ireland Kilternan were even more special this year.

▪▪ Lorraine Whelan won a gold and a silver medal at the Special Olympics World Games in Schladming, Austria.

And that’s because some of the competing athletes have just returned from the Special Olympics, held this year in Schladming Austria, from March 14 to 25. The Ski Club of Ireland hosts a ski club called The Kilternan Karvers and every Tuesday, right throughout the season, from October through to April, a group of voluntary instructors teach people with both intellectual and physical disabilities.      Eddie and Kathleen Sythes set up the Kilternan Karvers, and with their team of ski instructors, they have taught several athletes to ski, some of whom have participated in Special Olympics Winter World Games over the years including Alaska, Japan, Idaho USA and in Austria in 2017.    The Special Olympics World Games and recent End of Season Races fo-

cused on the skiers and there were some tears of joy as they celebrated a wonderful day with the help and great food provided by the various parents and guardians attending. One of those who was celebrating was Warren Tate, who won two gold medals. Warren learnt to ski in Kilternan and now, at 30, he has been skiing since he was 13. Warren also presents a programme on Dublin South 93.9FM Community Radio. Fiona Bryson, who is now 34, has been skiing for 15 years and also learned in Kilternan. Shannon Brooker, who is 16, has also taken to skiing and is brought up every Tuesday by her school. Team Ireland was represented at the recent World Games by athletes including Naoise Kenny and Niall Flynn, who got Medals of Commendation. They also did very well in their End of Season Games.

Quiz to raise funds for the RMS Leinster centenary by a German submarine as it departed Dún Laoghaire just one month before the end of hostilities in World War One. The quiz will take place on Thursday next, April 20, in the Dún Laoghaire Club, 3 Over 500 people died Eblana Avenue at 8pm. Tel 0860745402. when the mail boat was sunk A TABLE quiz is being held in Dun Laoghaire next week to raise funds for centenary events to mark the sinking of the RMS Leinster.

Lorraine Whelan, from the Ski Club of Ireland is 36 and hails from Delgany. Her parents, Brendan and Marie Whelan, also work tirelessly as volunteers at the Ski Club of Ireland.   Lorraine has represented Ireland before at three other World Games – Alaska in 2001, Nagano, Japan in 2005 and Idaho, USA in 2009.

Lorraine won a gold medal and a silver at the Special Olympics World Games in Schladming Austria. A huge crowd of Irish supporters and skiers watched her ski to victory and later, as she accepted her medals, she went on stage with Kathleen Sythes, one of her long-term coaches. Lorraine has been skiing for 20 years.

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Cystic Fibrosis research plan for Crumlin lational research and innovation centre at the new children’s hospital to be established. It will also strengthen links between the NCRC, which is funded entirely through donations to the CMRF, and specialist paediatric CF centres across Ireland. Professor Ray Stallings, RCSI Director of Research, said they The €1.1 million research pro- were delighted to join forces and gramme that will run for five collaborate with NCRC to develop years will focus entirely on chil- Ireland’s first national paediatric CF research programme in Iredren with CF. It is aimed at strengthening land. “As an exclusively health scipaediatric CF research at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital to enable ences focused institution, the RCSI research findings to be translated is uniquely placed to develop and enhance translational research into medical practice. It will be the first dedicated na- for the benefit of patients,” he tional paediatric CF research pro- said. “Translational research links basic science research with relgramme in Ireland. It will enable new avenues of evant clinical questions and the research into early CF lung dis- aim of this research partnership is ease in children to be developed, to keep young CF lungs healthy.” Height A4 LScape transAdd:Layout The 1 05/04/2017 13:38 Page 1 is to focus of the research and aHireCo plan for a substantial THE RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) and the National Children’s Research Centre (NCRC) announced an exciting new partnership last week that is aimed at strengthening paediatric Cystic Fibrosis (CF) research at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

develop biomarkers of lung disease in Cystic Fibrosis that will help to detect early lung disease in young children. Early detection and treatment will reduce disease progression and improve quality of life. This new initiative links the clinical team at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin led by Prof Paul McNally, and the basic science team led by Dr Judith Coppinger. Dr Jacinta Kelly, NCRC Chief Executive, added: “This is a very exciting research partnership which will put Irish research at the forefront of paediatric CF research. “Ireland has one of the highest incidences of Cystic Fibrosis in the world and as a direct consequence of this it has become a hub for international researchers hoping to find a cure. “The development of a national paediatric CF programme will bring together research, clinical

▪▪ Four-year-old Alfie Dardis, from Stepaside, is pictured with Professor Paul McNally at the announcement of the first Cystic Fibrosis research programme in Ireland between the RCSI and the National Children’s Research Centre. PHOTO: MAXWELPHOTOGRAPH trials and clinical care for the benefit of patients.” There are more than 600 children and 700 adults in Ireland with CF and one in 19 Irish people carry a CF gene mutation, making it the most common hereditary condition in children in the country. CF is a progressive disease that can have a huge burden of treatment on children and their families and usually increases over time.

Although survival rates have improved, it is still a debilitating condition and can result in early death from respiratory failure. RCSI is ranked in the top 250 institutions worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2016-2017). It is an international not-forprofit health sciences institution, with its headquarters in Dublin, focused on education and research to drive improvements in human health worldwide.

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Extra acts added to Bulmers Live at Leopardstown BULMERS Live at Leopardstown has unveiled two more excellent live acts that will add to a growing eclectic summer programme. Joining some already revealed stellar performers in Something Happens (June 8), Hot House Flowers (July 13), The Riptide Movement (July 20), The Stunning (July 27) and Sister Sledge (August 10), will be one of Ireland’s finest modern showmen in The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow (June 15) and the Grammy-nominated The Original Wailers (June 22). From his days fronting the excellent An Emotional Fish, Jerry Fish has been one of this country’s most enigmatic performers, evolving his sounds and artistic aesthetic over the years to become a musical ringmaster of exceptional renown. Jerry’s Mudbug Club brought captivating lounge music to a whole new Irish audience, while his Electric Sideshow has wowed festival goers with its Mardi Gras panache in recent years. The Original Wailers meanwhile have carried the torch of Bob Marley’s globally successful music over the last 10 years. Featuring Al Anderson, the guitarist who played on hits such as ‘No Woman No Cry’ and toured with the Wailers during the 70s, The Original Wailers have contin-

▪▪ The Original Wailers will also join the line-up. ued the wonderful legacy left by reggae music’s biggest international star. With one more major announcement left for summer 2017, Bulmers Live at Leopardstown has again delivered another excellent mix of live music to compliment a programme of top class horse racing, festival food and a wide selection of hospitality options available for everyone, from the great value ‘Summer Bundle’ to

the premium ‘Summer Party’. Bulmers Live at Leopardstown has gone from strength to strength in recent years with crowds of over 40,000 attending the summer festival which runs from June through August. International names such as Johnny Marr, Peter Hook and The Human League have joined legendary Irish performers like The Boomtown Rats, Ash, The Stunning, Sha-

ron Shannon and emerging forces The Strypes, Hermitage Green, and The Academic in hugely successful summers at Leopardstown. For tickets and hospitality options go to www. leopardstown.com or call the Leopardstown ticketline on 01 2890500. There are also discounts for advance ▪▪ Jerry Fish group bookings available will be at Leopardstown online. this summer.

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Brilliant Trees to support Aslan at garden gig DUBLIN rockers Aslan have revealed that Brilliant Trees will be supporting them as they make their Iveagh Gardens debut in Dublin’s City Centre this summer, on Friday, July 7. Aslan’s Christy Dignam explained: “It’s our biggest show this year and its out-doors. “We wanted to have a Finglas vibe going and we thought straight away of the Brilliant Trees. “From their single ‘Home’ it has been proven that the band can write great songs, and they are back gigging, so this is a great opportunity to give them the big gig they deserve. “It's great to be playing such a prestigious gig as the Iveagh Gardens,” he added, “and we promise to make this a night to remember.” After returning to the scene late last year with a brand new single and a re-release of ‘Friday Night’ their debut album that was released 21 years ago this summer, the band then sold out three shows at the Grand Social. Now back in the studio writing new material the band are excited that their fans will get a chance to see two great Finglas bands on one stage. Brilliant Trees lead singer Al Hoey said: “It’s a real pleasure to play with Aslan. “I have early memories of when they played the Danceline venue in town, in the late 1980s. “I remember trying to bunk in most Saturday nights. “Our guitarist Tony Barrett was more than likely already inside. “They were always the band to see live, and they were from Finglas. Then ‘Feel No Shame’ came out and blew us all away. “The gig at the Iveagh Gardens will be like a celebration of the talent that keeps coming out of Finglas.”

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Extra show added for ‘Good Mourning Mrs Brown’ DUE to phenomenal demand an extra date for Good Mourning Mrs Brown has just been added to a string of shows at Dublin’s 3Arena. The additional date will be a matinee performance on Sunday, December 17 with doors opening at 1pm. All proceeds from this performance will go to Childline, St Vincent de Paul and the Peter McVerry Trust. Tickets for the new date are priced from

€30.50, including booking fee. Brendan O'Carroll's brand new TV chat show All Round to Mrs Brown's has already become a Saturday night staple attracting huge ratings. The six-part All Round to Mrs Brown's is a simulcast with RTÉ One and BBC One every Saturday. The second episode was watched by an average of 5.5 million people on BBC One just over one million more viewers than part one of 'The Voice UK' final.

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Top slimmer Kelly has plenty to sing about SLIMMER Kelly Kennedy is celebrating after losing four stone in 17 months and being named Nutgrove’s top young slimmer. The 17-year-old singer was voted Young Slimmer of the Year 2017 by her fellow members at the Nutgrove Slimming World group, which she attends every week. Now, as well as looking fab and feeling fitter and healthier, Kelly could reach the national finals of the competition where she’ll be in with a chance of winning a holiday to New York or just over

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Catalonia’s new attractions set to dazzle Irish visitors A N INCREDIBLE 1.8 million Irish visitors went to Spain last year and with key destinations like Barcelona, Costa Brava and Coast Daurada, many spent their time in Catalonia.

It’s a region defined by its own culture and language and a sizable portion of its 7.5 population see themselves as Catalonian first and Spanish, at best, second. So what’s new for visitors this year? Have a look at these new or revamped Catalonian experiences. ÒPERA SAMFAINA Launched last year, Barcelona’s Òpera Samfaina next to the city’s famous Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house is a multisensory feast for foodies. Founders Franc Aleu and the Roca brothers say it’s Catalonia like you’ve never tasted before and with 950 square metres of different environments and bars it’s certainly something different. The name Samfaina comes from a local sauce with an amazing variety of ingredients, and diversity is certainly the name of the game here. Add in bizarre props like singing cows, toy trains and animated displays and you’ve got yourself an eating experience unlike any other. Seee operasamfaina.com for more. EL ALTAR There’s more foodie delight at El Altar - a new gastronomic space in the heart of Barcelona inside the iconic Boqueria Market with views of the famous Rambla. During a visit, discover the secrets of the Boqueria Market, the places that make it unique, and go shopping with the chefs who will share their secrets of how to buy the finest-quality ingredients. See barcelonapremium.com/en/ unique-experiences/el-altar

FERRARI LAND PortAventura World Parks & Resort’s latest addition will have motor fans drooling. This new attraction offers 60,000 sq mt of fast-paced fun and will be the only Ferrari theme park in Europe. Visitors can enjoy world- class rides inspired by Ferrari, including the park’s amazing main attraction, ‘the Vertical Accelerator’, which stands even taller than PortAventura’s famous Shambhala. It sets a double record for being the highest and fastest rollercoaster in Europe.

See portaventuraworld.com/en/ferrari-land OPEN CAMP The Olympic Ring area on Montjuïc, the main site of sporting triumphs during Barcelona’s ’92 games, has become home to the world’s first leisure park dedicated to the world of sport. The project bring together various sports and the latest virtual reality technology to create an experience whereby visitors can feel what it’s like to dribble like Messi or sprint like Bolt.

See opencamp.com for more. SEAT 600 TOUR A new vintage experience has recently launched in Barcelona to discover the city on board of an original Seat 600, the most iconic vehicle in Spain back in the ‘60s. The two hour tour takes visitors through the historic city centre and finishes with a taste of delicious tapas in one of the most legendary bars of the city. All the cars have GPS navigators, a security mobile phone and a boombox

with music from the swinging sixties. See triptroop.com for info. PENEDÈS 360 The Penedès is one of the world’s best wine regions, with endless vineyards and magnificent views. New for 2017 is ‘Penedès 360’, an experience that allows visitors to combine walking and cycling routes with wine and cava tastings. There’s a choice of three circular routes to explore by mountain bike, slow bike or on foot. See penedes360.cat for details.

Spain tops travel destinations list ALMOST one in five Irish holidaymakers plan on spending their main holiday in Spain this year.

▪▪ Young people are more likely to go abroad for their summer holidays in 2017.

It’s the second year in a row the country has topped the list in the annual survey carried out by AA Ireland Travel Insurance. A total of 18.3 per cent of the almost 7,000 AA members and customers surveyed stated that a trip to Spain is on the cards for the main holiday this year. The next most popular destinations in the survey were USA (6.44 per cent),

Portugal (5.69 per cent), France (5.62 per cent) and Italy (4.36 per cent). “Back in 2012 over four in 10 of our customers were planning a domestic holiday over a foreign break to help keep costs down,” said AA Director of Consumer Affairs, Conor Faughnan. “These latest findings seem to indicate that, for most of us, our economic situation has improved in the last year. “While many of those planning a trip abroad are doing so in pursuit of better weather, the continued increase in the number of people opting to holiday

outside of Ireland certainly indicates that people are feeling more secure in their employment and their financial situation.” Younger people are significantly more likely to spend their main holiday abroad in 2017. Just over 15 per cent of Irish people intend on staying in Ireland for their summer break compared to 11.25 per cent of those aged between 25 and 35. Only around five per cent of those under 25 admitted that a holiday within Ireland was on the cards.


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‘The Irish Civil War 1922-23' About the Author PATRICIA Murphy is the author of ‘The Easter Rising 1916 – Molly’s Diary’, published by Poolbeg, and the prize-winning ‘The Chingles’ trilogy of children’s Celtic fantasy novels. She is also an award-winning producer/director of documentaries, including ‘Children of Helen House’, the BBC series. She grew up in Dublin and is a graduate in English and history from Trinity College Dublin. She has a post-graduate diploma in journalism from Dublin City University and a master’s in film studies from Leeds Metropolitan University. She now lives in Oxford with her husband and young daughter.

FROM the bestselling author of ‘The Easter Rising 1916, Molly’s Diary’ and ‘The War of Independence 192022, Dan’s Diary’ comes the third part of the Irish story.

the new Free State or fighting on for a Republic, danger lurked around every corner and friends became foes. Who was the author of the letters, young medical student Molly O’Donovan? Why did her brother Jack the Cat smuggle the jewels from the United States and end up on the run from both sides? And did her football mad cousin Dan survive running messages through the crossfire? Through the eyes of Molly, Ava encounters the death of Michael Collins, deadly ambushes in Kerry and the tragic fate of former comrades. As Ava learns about the bitter Civil War, she is forced to confront the conflict in her own life. Can the journey into the past help her to learn the importance of reconciliation and new beginnings?

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Life sucks for 12-year-old Irish American Ava when she is dragged back to Dublin by her mother after her parents’ messy divorce. She is bullied at her new school and her only friend is moody teenage neighbour Mal, who has secrets of his own. But when Ava finds a sliver of an emerald and a bundle of old letters in the attic, she is plunged into a historical mystery linking the missing crown jewels of Tsarist Russia to the heart of Ireland’s bloody civil war in 1922. As a newly independent Ireland split over supporting

Major literary stars to shine at Dublin festival tor-writer Ruby Wax brings her new five star one-woman show ‘Frazzled’ to the O’Reilly Theatre on May 24. Also on May 24, at Smock Alley Theatre, novelist and journalist Will Self, described by The Guardian as ‘the most daring and delightful novelist of his generation’, speaks about his latest novel ‘Phone’, a Celebrating words, language, wildly entertaining, brilliant skewerliterature and reading of all genres, ing of the contemporary world. ILFDublin will feature over 60 In the same venue on May 25, a events in more than 18 venues giant of Irish literature, Colm Tóibín, across the capital over nine days. discusses his new novel ‘House of From readings, discussions, interNames’, a retelling of the story of views and debates to workshops, Clytemnestra and her children, that masterclasses and performances, is spectacularly audacious, violent, ILFDublin features a stellar line-up vengeful, lustful, and instantly of writers. compelling. The Dublin City Council initiative, Sally Rooney will be in The Rotunthat receives funding support from ▪▪ Author Lisa McInerney is pictured with with Jasmine Tessier (6), da’s Pillar Room at 6pm on May 29 the Arts Council, is historically Grace Kavanagh (6), James Keane (4) and Conor Keane (3) at the to chat about ‘Conversations With renowned for bringing the best Irish launch of the International Literature Festival Dublin 2017. Friends’, her brilliant first novel and international names to Dublin. about high-risk relationships, youth Susie Orbach, Patrick McCabe, Ruby tin Colthorpe, said: “Curiosity about writer Ruby Wax, festivals offer a chance both for enrichment and for and love while later that evening the world, and the magical gift to Wax, Elizabeth Strout, Colm Tóibín at 8pm in the same venue, Pulitzer turn this into compelling narratives, escape.” and Lisa McInerney will all feature Prize winner Elizabeth Strout talks She added: “We find this in the lie at the heart of any great work this year. about her new work ‘Anything Is imagination of great novelists like of art, and at the heart of a great Previously announced particElizabeth Strout or the poet Michael Possible’, the story of two sisters, festival. ipants include Norwegian crime one who trades self-respect for a “Whether this is a film about cave Longley, or through the perceptive writer Jo Nesbø and acclaimed producer, director, author and actor paintings or grizzly bears by the leg- insights that scientist Richard Daw- wealthy husband while the other finds a kindred spirit who changes kins or economist Yanis Varoufakis endary filmmaker Werner Herzog, Werner Herzog. her life in the pages of a book. bring to their subjects.” Speaking about the launch of the or the warts-and-all dissection See ilfdublin.com for more. Sassy and smart comedy-acof modern life by comedian and Festival, Programme Director MarDUBLIN is getting ready to welcome some of the biggest stars from the literary stage to the city next month as the International Literature Festival Dublin (ILFDublin) returns from May 20 to 29.

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OUT & ABOUT

▪▪ Oisín Kelly from Saint Maelruain’s Church of Ireland in Jobstown, Tallaght enjoys a morning of fun activities at Keelings Farm in St Margarets.

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▪▪ Jitterbug Jackson is pictured on Dublin’s Culture Connects Mystery History Cabaret bus.

▪▪ Gabriela León from Our Lady Good Counsel Girls National School, Johnstown, Dun Laoghaire, has been ▪▪ Leinster and Ireland rugby star Dave Kearney’s first role as official ambassador for named as one of the winners of Google’s annual Doodle The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is encouraging Southsiders to get the kettle on for 4 Google competition. Alzheimer Tea Day on Thursday, May 4.

▪▪ Anne Bowen, a captain of Rathfarnham Guide Company from 1953 to 1991, is pictured after receiving her 50 years’ service pin from Irish Girl Guides President Maureen Dillon (right) and Irish Girl Guides Chief Commissioner Helen Concannon.

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▪▪ Pam and Gabriel Cooney are pictured at the Grapevine Dalkey’s celebration of its first anniversary.

▪▪ Rachel Bennett, Loreto Abbey Dalkey, is announced as the Leinster Provincial Winner of the Mental Health Ireland Art Post Primary Competition with Martin Rogan, CEO Mental Health Ireland and artist Lisa Butterly.


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Local learners have their say on future ALMOST 100 learners from across Ireland including many from City of Dublin ETB, met recently to discuss their achievements and challenges in further education.

▪▪ Pictured at the final of Bank of Ireland’s TY Academy competition in House of Lords, College Green are winning team ‘Aurora’ including Alison O’Sullivan from St Peter’s College Dunboyne, Eve Lynch from Loretto College Foxrock, Aoife Murray from Assumption Secondary School in Walkinstown, Saoirse Logan McGivern from Cross and Passion College in Kilcullen, Co Kildare and Christopher Duffy from St Mac Dara’s Community College in Templeogue. They are pictured alongside Liam McLoughlin and Andrew Keating of Bank of Ireland.

Dublin students crowned winners at TY Academy FIVE transition year students from Dublin who developed an app for students to learn meditation and help them manage anxiety and stress were crowned national winners recently at Bank of Ireland’s TY Academy presentation in House of Lords, College Green, Dublin. The winning team named ‘Aurora’ meaning ‘dawn’ comprised Alison O’Sullivan from St Peter’s College Dunboyne, Eve Lynch from Loretto College Foxrock, Aoife Murray from Assumption Secondary School in Walkinstown, Saoirse Logan McGivern from Cross and Passion College in Kilcullen, Co Kildare and Christopher Duffy from St Mac Dara’s Community College in Templeogue. Since September 2016, 400 Transition Year students from a number of second level schools across Galway, Dublin, Cork and Limerick have participated in the Transition Year Acad-

emy. The three-day programme challenged students to design a solution to overcome barriers facing young people who want to progress to third level education. The projects included solutions to address funding and housing shortages, keeping laptops and bicycles safe on campus and managing mental health to name but a few. Ciara McGuigan Segment Manager at Bank of Ireland congratulated the Dublin students on their success. “As the bank that supports young people, both at a local and national level we were delighted to bring our TY Academy finalists from across Ireland to such a fantastic final event in House of Lords,” she said. “I’d like to congratulate ‘Aurora’ on creating such an innovative solution to the social problems facing young people on the path to third level. “We are delighted to have been able to provide

the team with the tools, resources and mentoring support that has enabled them to create this exciting solution. “We were thrilled to have such a broad range of mentors and speakers join us throughout the academy who made a strong impression on the students, offering exceptional insights and advice.” Four finalist teams comprising of students from over 20 different schools worked together to develop ideas from concept to delivery and made their pitches to an experienced judging panel. The expert panel included Andrew Keating, Group Chief Financial Officer, Bank of Ireland; Niall McCormick, Engineer and Entrepreneur Colmac Robotics; Ciara Judge, BT Young Scientist Winner 2013; Dearbhail McDonald, Group Business Editor Independent News and Media; and Claire Whelehan, Director of Philanthropy at DCU.

The meeting was held under the National Further Education and Training (FET) Learner Forum banner, which was established in 2014. The learners in attendance at the event were nominated to join the forum by their local education groups, and included representatives from apprenticeships, community education, the Youthreach programme and the Back to Education Initiative. Commenting at the event, Niamh O’Reilly, CEO of AONTAS, said the national forum gave learners an opportunity to share their views at national level and to help influence policy. “It is vital that learners are given a platform to talk about their own personal experiences,” she said. “They must be consulted regularly about the type of education and training they need, as well as the supports they require to complete the

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local communities and overall to participate in wider society more generally. “The sector has undergone major reform over the last number of years, with the aim of developing a world-class system of further education and training to meet the needs of learners, communities and employers and all who engage with FET. “The action plan for education includes a number of key actions to support that vision and see it firmly established as the fourth pillar of the Irish education system.”

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▪▪ The Templeogue Synge Street GAA team pose for a photograph during The Go Games Provincial Days at Croke Park. PHOTO: SPORTSFILE

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▪▪ Action at the Foxrock Cabinteely Ballyboden St Endas clash in Blackestown.

▪▪ Action from the Bank of Ireland Half-Time Minis featuring New Ross RFC and St Brigids RFC at the Guinness PRO12 Round 18 game.

▪▪ Pictured are the girls who took part in the AIG Divsion 1 Football Final between Foxrock Cabinteely and Ballyboden St Endas.

▪▪ Players from St Brigids RFC Foxrock in action at the Guinness PRO12 Round 18 game between Leinster and Cardiff Blues at the RDS.

▪▪ Shankill GAA Club under 9 football team pictured in the hallowed ground of Croke Park with coaches Mike Brophy and Eoin O Rourke after playing in the Go Games series of matches.

▪▪ The UCD rowing team, Sam Bolger, Shane O’Connell, Tiarnan Doherty, Max Murphy, Shane Mulvaney, Andrew Gleeson, Eoin Gleeson, David O’Malley and Orlagh Reid, Cox during the 2017 Colours Boat Race between UCD and Trinity.


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My lady in red has had some work done! Sean Creedon ANOTHER week, another car that has got a mid-life makeover. But seeing as a lot of us humans opt for serious mid-life facial makeovers, why shouldn’t car manufacturers do the same? Last week it was the classy looking Mazda 6, which came in a gorgeous soul red colour. Traditionally cars owners have given their cars female names and while I knew that my ‘lady in red’ had some ‘work done’ it was difficult to spot exactly where. Externally the main difference seems to be the new door mirrors. They now fold electrically and have a more aerodynamic shape that helps to reduce wind noise. They also have amber warning signs to let you know if you are being overtaken. And the mirrors fold in when you apply the central locking. You also get LED lights which add to the overall look of the car. Inside it reminded me a lot of the smaller Mazda 3 I drove a few weeks back. Again there is a brilliant head up display directly in

your line of sight on the dash which tells you the speed limit is on the road you are on and the speed you are doing. And if for some reason you might take your hands of the steering wheel for a second or two, you will get a warning to put them back on! Like the Mazda 3 the cabin in the 6 is brightened by the cream seats; maybe the seats would be difficult to keep clean, but the interior was so bright and cheerful, compared to so many other cars where black is the dominant interior colour. There is a new style steering wheel with three-gauge instrument cluster, now in colour. And like the 3 the revamped 6 now has as G-Vectoring Control (GVC), which is designed to provide more precise handling and improved comfort. GVC means the software in the engine management system takes inputs from the steering wheel angle and vehicle speed to reduce engine torque and improve cornering performance. Very technical I know and you might not notice it in your daily driving. But I’m told GVC makes for

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Car companies are dispensing with spare wheels to reduce the weight of their cars, but there is ‘well space’ for a spare, so the motto here is to haggle with the garage owner for a spare if purchasing a new car. The Mazda 6 is, I think, one of

the best-looking saloons on sale in Ireland right now with its flowing lines and distinctive front-end styling. And the 19-inch alloys don’t do any harm to what is an overall classy look. No complaints from me and I found it very comfortable to

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Celeb photobomber turns talent to comic books Ciara del Grosso Bates HIS name’s Olly Cunningham, and between 2002 and 2012 you probably saw him gurning with one arm around Joan Rivers, Pat Kenny, Dave Grohl, Pierce Brosnan, Elle McPherson, and many, many, many more. Under the pseudonym Don Dangerfield, guru to the stars, Olly made a name - or at least a face - for himself by ruining photos with every celebrity he could find. “It was just for the laugh really,” he says. “I just wanted to take the piss out of celebrities. I made a book out of it in the end and it did really well - it was number one in 2005 in Tower Records.” Olly made friends with the Irish paparazzi who gave him tips on where celebrities were staying

or where they’d be, so he and his friends could hang around laneways and outside hotels waiting for a photo. He’s been snapped with a huge variety of celebrities, from international A-listers all the way down. And Olly says the bigger the star, the smaller the ego. “Martin Sheen was probably one of the nicest guys,” he tells us. “But I find the less famous ones have a bit more of an ego.” Of course, he says that was before he had kids he’s got three now and has left the celebrities in peace for a few years. But that doesn’t mean he’s turned all serious. Olly’s latest venture has been a lifelong dream - to write comic books. He’s started a series of adult books called Black Lines Comics and just released his second in the series at the first ever Kerry Comic Con on April 1.

▪▪ Olly photobombs Yoko Ono.

“I just always loved comics, ever since I was a little kid I wanted to be a comic artist. And I finally got it together and I brought out a book last year. It did really well. It’s for sale in Forbidden Planet and Sub City. Olly’s books are adult in theme, and not for everyone. But fans of the darker side of comics can download his first book free from blacklinescomics.com for a limited time to celebrate the release of the next book in the series. “I just want to do really dark stories about scary, dark Dublin people really… sex, drugs and… total deprivation! “I just love adult comics, I don’t read any Superman or Spiderman, just adult comics. There’s definitely a niche out there. Any of the Charles Burns, a brilliant American artist, there’s Daniel Clowes, he’s another brilliant artist.”

Olly says he’s not really part of a larger Irish comics scene, although there is one, but says he does find it useful to sometimes meet with other comic writers and share ideas. “I get in touch with a lot of other comic creators, there’s one group called Comics Lab. A lot of comic artists get together once every two months and everyone discusses what their projects are. It’s a great way to meet people.” Olly’s first comic is free online at blacklinescomics. com for a limited time, and the second was released on April 1 at the Kerry Comic Con after a smaller Dublin launch party on Saturday, March 25 in Natural Cut, Wicklow Street, where Olly is a hairdresser. ▪▪ Olly has a laugh with comedian Les Dennis


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PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Planning Permission is sought for the widening of the existing vehicular access along with all associated site development works at 131 Hillside, Dalkey, Co Dublin by Des & Edith Battye. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire during its public opening hours. A submission/observation may be made on payment of €20 within a period of 5 weeks from the date the application is received by the planning authority.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Corlin Childcare Ltd. intends to apply for Planning Permission to erect additional, single storey accommodation, including Montessori Room, Toddlers Room, cloakroom, toilets, ancillary accommodation and covered walkway between existing and proposed new structures, at the rear of their existing childcare facility at 222 Clonkeen Road, Deansgrange, Co Dublin. 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. 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.

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Full permission sought for works at an existing semidetached three-bedroom single dwelling. 1) Provision of a new flat-roof dormer structure to the south side of the main existing pitched roof to allow the provision of a double-bedroom and ensuite bathroom at first floor level. The dormer to feature 2 No. new windows to front and back elevations. The style of the dormer structure to match others in the area. 2) Demolition of existing 11.6 sqm room to south of building, boiler house and the 8.2 sqm flat roof extension to rear. 3) Construction of single storey domestic flat roof extension to side and lean-to roof extension to rear providing a 35 sqm extension to ground floor. 4) Relocate front door on the southern side elevation. 5) Associated internal modifications and site works, at 62 Woodley Park, Kilmacud, Dublin 14, by Kevin White and Catherine Ennis. The planning application may be inspected or purchased for a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, during its public opening hours of Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority, on payment of a fee of €20 within 5 weeks of receipt of the application by the Planning Authority and such submissions or observations will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions or may refuse to grant permission.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Paula Houari wants to apply for planning permission for: ground floor extension to front of existing house to incorporate extended living room and hall and to remove one pillar at existing driveway entrance to increase the width of the driveway at 82 Sallynoggin Park, Sallynoggin, Co. Dublin. The application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority during its’ public opening hours and a submission or observation may be made to the Planning 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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PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council I Mr. David Cowzer, am applying for planning permission for the Construction of a new 18sq.m. first floor level extension to the side with pitched roof over to match existing, 2 no. new dormer windows to the front elevation & 3 no. new dormer windows to the rear elevation. A 28sq.m. ground floor level extension to the rear with flat roof over. A 54.5sq.m. basement level extension to the rear with flat roof terraced area over and a 2.5sq.m. pitched roof porch to the front of the existing two storey semi detached bungalow. Widen the existing driveway entrance by 500mm and To include ancillary works at 5 Knock Na Cree Park, Dalkey, Co. Dublin. The planning application may be inspected or purchased for a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, during its public opening hours of Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority, on payment of a fee of €20 within 5 weeks of receipt of the application by the Planning Authority and such submissions or observations will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions or may refuse to grant permission.

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ACROSS 3. Faced lift grievously troubled (9) 8. Copy the unknown at the top (4) 9. Strengthen curb on power (9) 10. Make the bounder expire - he carries clubs! (6) 11. Made a request for a new desk (5) 14. Degree of slope where game is played (5) 15. Take great risks so more than one die (4) 16. Prickle removed from wreath or nosegay (5) 18. Be degraded by wicked act at the King’s Head (4) 20. Argue about something that bores (5) 21. A number head off burden (5) 24. Overlooks spinsters (6) 25. Tried best accommodation (3-6) 26. In short, you and I are past (4) 27. Haphazardly strew heather for sport (9)

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ACROSS 3. Potency (9) 8. Acid (4) 9. Conduct (9) 10. Merited (6) 11. Guide (5) 14. Pleats (5) 15. Curb (4) 16. Company (5) 18. Profanity (4) 20. Wireless (5) 21. Weird (5) 24. Hitler (6) 25. Ignore (9) 26. Cosy (4) 27. Licensed (9)

DOWN 1. Declaration (9) 2. Oil (9) 4. Require (4) 5. Precise (5) 6. Arachnid (6) 7. Faithful (4) 9. Animal (5) 11. Incline (5) 12. Version (9) 13. Retinue (9) 17. Haughty (5) 19. Listener (6) 22. Fireplace (5) 23. Near (4) 24. Gratis (4)

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HAPPENINGS

A FEW THINGS WORTH CHECKING OUT THIS WEEK

• SOUTHSIDE PEOPLE REACHING 329000 READERS WEEKLY ACROSS DUBLIN

sible. She has to pick up the pieces or succumb to depression.

A CELEBRATION OF PRINCE

Her cleaning lady, Ruby, calls every Tuesday to blow away the cobwebs of Mrs T’s life with sarcasm, wit and common sense. It runs in the Bewley’s Café Theatre @ Powerscourt from April 24- May 6. Phone 086-8784001 or visit www.bewleyscafetheatre.com.

A stellar line up of musicians and DJs come together at the Grand Social to celebrate the legacy of Prince Rogers Nelson on the first anniversary of his passing.

Today FMs Kelly Anne Byrne and Nialler 9 are amongst the DJ line up while 11 piece band - Housequake pump the funk, will play over a 90 minute set. There’ll also be movies, banter and prizes for dressing in Purple or Paisley. Enjoy a purple playground over three rooms from 8pm. Admission €10 from tickets.ie. This is a strictly over 18s event.

OFF THE HOOK

If you like a bit of comedy, get yourself down to East Wall this week. PS Productions presents the hilarious farce, ‘Off The Hook’, by Derek Benfield, at the Sean O’Casey Theatre, from April 18-28 at 8pm. Tickets cost €12, €10 concession. Contact the theatre on 01-8509000 or Pat on 087-6773322 for more information.

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW

The major exhibition ‘As Above, So Below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics’ has opened at IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art). The exhibition features an exciting selection of modern masterworks and landmark contemporary art works by Hilma Klint, Wassily Kandinsky, Steve McQueen, Bruce Nauman, Sigmar Polke, Cameron many being shown for the first time in Ireland - and new commissions created specifically for IMMA for this exhibition by Linder Sterling, Matt Copson, Stephan Doitschinoff, Alan Butler and others.

THE MISANTHROPE

After last year’s sell out run in the New Theatre, Moliere’s classic, ‘The Misanthrope’, returns for a limited run at the Viking Theatre in Clontarf (The Sheds). This hilarious comedy stars Sorcha Furlong (Fair City’s Orla) as Madame Celemine, a beautiful young widow who is surrounded by admirers and is the talk of Paris. This new version of the play, which runs until April 22, has been adapted and directed by Peter Reid. For bookings, call 087-1129970. Tickets cost €15.

BAYSIDE SALE OF WORK

PORTMARNOCK ART EXHIBITION

Portmarnock Art Group is holding its annual art exhibition in the country club hotel this Sunday and Monday, April 23 and 24. The exhibition will comprise talented artists from Portmarnock and Malahide and there will be a variety of paintings on sale over the two days.

MAKING OF A MEDIUM

The film follows Sean Conway who was born with a gift; a gift he could not understand. From an early age Sean was constantly met with scepticism from friends, members of his family and even his twin brother.

Afraid he would be put in to a mental institution, A Bumper Sale of Work will take place in Bayside he kept his experiences and visions to himself. Only Community Centre, Sutton, this Sunday, April after he found a spiritual teacher did he begin to 23, from 10am to 3pm. use his talent. The film makes its Dublin debut at Lighthouse There will be plenty to choose from including Cinema, Smithfield, at 7pm on Wednesday, April 19. bric-a-brac, toys, books, DVDs, CDs, vinyls, games, clothes, household and DIY. Bargains galore. Admission is €1 and includes free raffle.

SUMO RUN IRELAND

Ireland’s most unique 5k fun run, in inflatable sumo suits, is coming to Marlay Park on Sunday, April 23. The fun run is all in aid of Purple House Cancer Support and their work supporting families affected by Cancer in Ireland. The event will see participants of all ages don inflatable sumo suits and run (or walk) a 5km route through the beautiful Marlay Park. Entry fees start from €40 and participants can sign up at www.sumorun. ie (your sumo suit is then yours to keep!) Aspiring sumos of all ages are welcome, and children must be above 1.2 metres in height to participate.

RUBY TUESDAY

In her gilded cage in the leafy suburbs of Dublin, Mrs T has managed to hold onto her middle-class lifestyle, but at what cost? Filling her life with yoga holidays, school reunions and obsessive cleaning is not quite enough. Her marriage is a sham, and her daughter wants to get away as far and fast as pos-

Crossword Answers April 19th CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across: 3 Afflicted; 8 Apex; 9 Reinforce; 10 Caddie; 11 Asked; 14 Pitch; 15 Dice; 16 Thorn; 18 Sink; 20 Auger; 21 Eight; 24 Misses; 25 Bed-sitter; 26 Were; 27 Wrestling. Down: 1 March-past; 2 Headstone; 4 Free; 5 Links; 6 Crowed; 7 Etch; 9 Right; 11 About; 12 Disgusted; 13 Depressed; 17 Nadir; 19 Kisses; 22 Hotel; 23 Dear; 24 Mean. QUICK SOLUTIONS Across: 3 Intensity; 8 Sour; 9 Behaviour; 10 Earned; 11 Steer; 14 Tucks; 15 Rein; 16 Troop; 18 Oath; 20 Radio; 21 Eerie; 24 Fuhrer; 25 Disregard; 26 Snug; 27 Chartered. Down: 1 Assertion; 2 Lubricate; 4 Need; 5 Exact; 6 Spider; 7 True; 9 Beast; 11 Slope; 12 Rendering; 13 Entourage; 17 Proud; 19 Hearer; 22 Ingle; 23 Nigh; 24 Free.


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From the Archives

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

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