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Fears rise that perfect storm of homelessness is approaching Continued from page 1 “The whole day for this family is spent on the phone ringing hotel after hotel trying to source accommodation. I’ve witnessed the stress that this puts parents under and in turn the trauma the children are going through.” “Often parents do not have a phone or credit to call these hotels. I’ve allowed parents the use of my phone to call hotels and seen the desperation increase every time they are told there is no room in the inn.

“I’ve seen the look of hope in their children’s eyes disappearing with every call. “I have had a number of families onto me this week who have been recently been made homeless. They presented to South Dublin County Council and were given a list of hotels to contact. But they were unable to find accommodation due to lack of rooms.” Cllr Ward added: “If you look at the events planned in Dublin in the coming weeks and the demand on hotels rooms it is hard to see this problem not

getting worse. “This Government needs to stop shuffling around numbers and immediately increase investment in social housing and resources to tackle this crisis.” Last week, the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) called on the Government to declare a national emergency as an unprecedented number of families seek emergency accommodation. The charity also raised the issue of the upcoming Papal visit that they said would “bring to the fore the depth of the crisis”.

Kieran Stafford, SVP National President, said: “It is utterly unacceptable that any child should have to spend a night sleeping in a car or a Garda station. “Childhood is short, and at this time of year, children should be enjoying their summer holidays with friends and family. No child should have to worry about where they are going to sleep at night. “We first heard reports of children sleeping in Garda Stations in May 2017 and nothing has changed 14 months later. It is clear that the current

policy has failed.” Mr Stafford added: "The Government must ramp up the delivery of social housing and end the longterm use of emergency accommodation for children and families.” In their Pre-Budget Submission, the society called on Government to increase the vacant site and vacant property levies to address issues of speculation and hoarding. “Unhelpful narratives that seek to blame people for their circumstances can’t be used to distract from the root cause of the crisis – an overreliance

on the private sector to meet housing need,” Mr Stafford added. A spokesperson for South Dublin County Council said that families were assessed case by case at the homeless clinic. “If homeless priority is granted families would either be accommodated in a homeless hub, where availability exists, or granted selfaccommodate. “Self-accommodate allows applicants to self-source hotel accommodation on a short-term basis. If a

family cannot source hotel accommodation a freephone number is supplied and they can access accommodation through the family intake team on a night by night basis. “All efforts are made to ensure families have accommodation on a temporary basis until more permanent arrangements can be put in place.” He added: “It is not our policy to refer homeless families to Garda stations, therefore we do not keep figures on the numbers presenting to same.”

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Meeting calls for council land to be used for social housing CITY-owned land on the Southside will be prioritised for social and affordable housing, it has been decided at a recent council meeting. The motion proposed by Labour’s Cllr Mary Freehill, and seconded by Cllr Dermot Lacey was passed to ensure sites, like the depot in Rathmines beside the Swan Centre, are retained for public use. The motion referred to a report on the consolidation of 33 depot sites across the city and proposed the sale of a number of properties to fund the new centres. Cllr Freehill stressed

that throughout the city, meetings with local communities have made it clear to the Labour Party that community-owned land must be used for community purposes. "Rather than selling these properties to developers, we have ensured that the council will project manage future developments, meaning that urban regeneration rather than profit will be the focus of future work on these sites,” Cllr Freehill said. "In Rathmines, a key district centre, the local community and Rathmines Initiative are adamant that the

Rathmines local depot lands are used for social and affordable housing and key step-down housing and a Primary Care Health Centre. "This community support has enabled me to ensure that meaningful discussions have begun between the council and HSE on the location of a Primary Care Centre on this site." The motion passed at the meeting states that the council is “reiterating its belief that all city-owned and available land should first of all be prioritised for social and affordable housing and social services”.

Dalkey festival gets ready to rock the lobster THE Dalkey Lobster Festival, which is returning to the Southside heritage town from Friday, August 24 to Sunday 26, is one of the major highlights of the seafood calendar. The event promises a fusion of the best local food, top musical acts and great entertainment, as food writer Tom Doorley and friends from the Irish culinary scene host

a series of educational food talks and cookery demonstrations in the new Lobster Village. The festival will open with a night of art and music in Dalkey Castle while the main street will close from noon to 6pm each day and over 20 marques will be erected to cater for the many locals and tourists that are expected to visit. Opening with a flurry

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of entertainment, the weekend will continue with food and music for every taste in all the restaurants and bars. “The festival is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the seafood traditions of our beloved town and to showcase the renowned restaurants and bars that make Dalkey such a unique spot,” said Camillo Borza, one of the organisers.


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More Southside schools to get ‘Creative’ in September MORE children across the Southside will be taking part in a pilot Creative Schools scheme this year. Part of the Government’s Creative Ireland Programme, the project aims to put arts and creativity at the heart of children and young people’s lives. The programme is led by the Arts Council in collaboration with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Department of Education and Skills. Local Fine Gael TD and Minister of State, Catherine Byrne, said she was delighted that three schools in Dublin South Central were included in the 150 selected nationally to take part in the Creative Schools pilot programme in September. They are Griffith Barracks MultiDenominational Primary School, Clogher Road,

Mary Queen Of Angels 2 Boys National School, Ballyfermot, and Presentation Primary School, Warrenmount, Dublin 8. “Art and music are a part of who we are as a nation, and can greatly enrich our lives,” Deputy Byrne said. “Through the programme, the Arts Council is engaging with children and young people enabling their creativity and linking them in with the arts and creative infrastructure in their locality and nationally. “This pilot initiative will develop and celebrate the arts and creativity in our schools. It will establish a range of collaborative opportunities for schools and will develop and strengthen the relationships between schools and the broader cultural and community infrastructure here in

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CHRONICALLY poor broadband connectivity and speeds are increased access to Dublin South Central and the Gaeltacht, Josepha undermining economic creative activities in Madigan, revealed further afield. potential and making schools,” the minister that local children “I have no doubt the the simplest of tasks said. “Funded by my scheme will prove a great from Stepaside and difficult and haphazard, a department, it puts Rathfarnham had also success.” Southside TD has said. been chosen to participate culture and creativity At the launch in Deputy Seán Crowe at the centre of public in the pilot scheme. June, the Minister for (SF) was responding to policy.” “This will give them Culture, Heritage and a study conducted by M-Lab which examined the quality of broadband in 200 countries. Deputy Crowe said that Ireland’s ranking near the bottom of EU Member States was a sign of a lost decade of investment. “Many visitors to Ireland find it hard to believe that in the rural parts of my constituency of Dublin South West, a 30-minute drive from Leinster House and Dublin city centre, some constituents have really poor access to broadband or none at all,” he said. “This is particularly the Pictured at the launch of the Creative Schools pilot project are Orlaith McBride, case in Glensamole and the Director of the Arts Council, Minister of Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, Bohernabreena. Josepha Madigan, Minister of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and Tania Banotti, “Such poor connectivity Director of the Creative Ireland Programme. makes the simplest

of tasks that requires internet access extremely difficult and haphazard. “This includes the filling in of Government or EU forms for farm payments, applying for a passport online, or a driver’s licence, and online banking, which is all something most of us take for granted. “Unfortunately, Ireland will again languish among the bottom of EU states in broadband connectivity and speeds for another year as the Government continues to fail to deliver on its own broadband promises.” Deputy Crowe added: “Having an expansive and cutting-edge digital infrastructure must be at the core of any modern economy in the years ahead. “Due to a decade of chronic underinvestment, this growing problem is undermining our economic potential and denying Irish citizens essential services.”

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the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF). Taking place from Friday, October 12 to Sunday 14, Open House Dublin is Ireland’s largest architecture festival. It features buildings that aren’t usually accessible to the public opening their doors, with tours provided by expert guides. In 2017, Open House Dublin hosted more than 33,000 visits during the three-day event. For the first time, Open House Dublin 2018 will feature a building for every decade from

1700 up to the present day. This living timeline will provide a very special opportunity to follow and experience the city’s architectural development as it evolved in response to more than 300 years of social, cultural, political, and economic influence. Celebrating the European Year of Cultural Heritage, this year’s Open House Dublin will also explore the influence of our European neighbours on Dublin’s built heritage, from Dutch Billies and Italian neoclassicism,

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Busy week for cruise ship city ALMOST 10,000 cruise ship passengers arrived in Dublin over the recent August Bank holiday weekend, it has been revealed. It was a busy weekend for the port and the Dublin Town Ambassadors who welcomed four cruise liners, Mirina, Pacific Princess, Silverwind and Mein Schiff 3 to the city on Sunday, August 5. Another three ships docked on Wednesday, August 8, bringing

thousands more tourists into the city. This time it was passengers from the Royal Princess, Rotterdam and Viking Sky who were taking in the sights of the city. This has been the busiest year so far for cruise liners docking in Dublin Port with 36 expected this month alone. A total of over 150 ships are expected to dock in Ireland over the course of 2018. All passengers are

greeted by DublinTown ambassadors, who provide visitors with maps, information and recommendations for places to shop, dine, socialise and visit during their time in the city. The CEO of DublinTown, Richard Guiney, said the city is becoming a very popular destination for European cruise ships. “Cruise ships offer a great opportunity for Dublin city businesses to showcase their products to tourists,” he said. Dublin is cruise ship city.


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Councillor calls for rethink on latest bus route proposal THERE have been calls for a “major re-think” on some of the BusConnects proposals unveiled by the National Transport Authority (NTA) last week. The NTA published a range of additional materials online relating to the proposed new bus services under the Dublin Area Bus Network Review plan. The authority said it would be distributing printed copies of these

new brochures while out meeting communities over the coming weeks, but added that they also wanted to make them available online immediately. Six area-based information brochures, each covering a sector of the city, have been prepared as part of the public consultation process that is now underway. There is also a new ‘Where Can I Go with

BusConnects’ tool showing how far you could go in 30, 45 and 60 minutes on the new network. And there is also a comparison table listing existing Dublin Bus routes and showing which new services replace them under the proposed plan. Each of the six areabased brochures provides information about the overall plan, as well as details about how the changes will affect bus users at a local level in

There have been calls for a “major re-think” on some of the BusConnects proposals unveiled by the National Transport Authority (NTA).

areas including South/ West (Ballyfermot, Kylemore, Rathcoole, Tallaght, Saggart); and South (Knocklyon, Ballyboden, Rathfarnam, Templeogue, Dundrum, Goatstown, Sandyford, Mount Merrion, Dun Laoghaire and Sallynoggin. They include maps which show the routes and mid-day frequencies of the proposed new services, along with details of additional peakonly services. “Our network redesign will mean that all bus users will experience a change, in some way, to the services they use,” the authority said. “For some, that may mean no more than a change in the number that appears on the front of their bus. For others, it may involve their bus going a different way to their destination. In a small number of cases, it may require a passenger to interchange from one bus to another.” However, one Southside councillor, Labour’s Breeda Bonner, has called for a major re-think of the new BusConnects proposals for the

Southside’s parks feature in Garden Trail SOME of the Southside’s best parks are featured in a new Dublin Garden Trail that was launched recently by Diarmuid Gavin. The internationally renowned garden designer launched the new Dublin Garden Trail which brings together 12 of the most engaging private gardens in the greater Dublin region for visitors to enjoy. Speaking at Knockrose garden, Kilternan, Diarmuid said: “What makes these gardens

special is that visitors receive a personal tour by the dedicated owners who will reveal some stories and special gems.” Trish Farrell, one of the creators of the trail, added: “A warm welcome awaits you in each of these beautiful gardens. Some of the Southside parks included on the trail are Knockrose, Kilternan, Lambs Cross Garden, Sandyford and Mornington Garden, Dalkey which is described as benefitting from an atmosphere of peace.

Clondalkin, Rathcoole, Saggart and Newcastle areas. “While overall there will be more buses, areas like Woodford/ Monksfield, Rathcoole, Saggart and Newcastle will have worse services,” Cllr Bonner claimed. “The public information display is only available for this whole area in Liffey Valley Shopping Centre on Friday, August 17 from 2pm to 8pm. This is wrong because Liffey Valley is hard to get to for many bus users and because August is in the middle of the holiday season.” Cllr Bonner said that everyone who uses buses should check the website and make a submission before the closing date for submissions on Friday, September 14. Cllr Bonner acknowledged that there were many positive aspects to the BusConnects proposals, most notably bus links to the Luas for Clondalkin, Rathcoole, Saggart and Newcastle along with a Diarmuid Gavin is pictured with Patricia Farrell, one more frequent general bus of the creators of the new Dublin Garden Trail, at route to the City Centre. Knockrose Garden, Kilternan for the launch.



Director pays tribute to the national library Neil Jordan has achieved international critical acclaim for his writing and directing. His films include ‘Michael Collins’ (1996), ‘The Butcher Boy’ (1997), and ‘Breakfast on Pluto’ (2005). In 1992, he won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for ‘The Crying Game’, which he wrote and directed. In 2003, he was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Irish Film and Television Academy. Jordan’s extensive archive reveals a creative career that has spanned disciplines and decades. Highlights include behind the scenes photography of the Oscar-nominated ‘Michael Collins’ while filming on location in

THE award-winning Irish screenwriter, director and producer, Neil Jordan, said the National Library of Ireland played an essential role in protecting our country’s visual culture and heritage. Speaking as he donated film and TV scripts, production files, storyboards, plays, notebooks and personal correspondence with artistic collaborators and political figures, Mr Jordan said he was happy to entrust his archive to the library. “I have often used its magnificent reading room for research and written drafts of short-stories, novels and screenplays there,” he revealed. Born in Sligo in 1950,

Dublin. There are also research notes for the Oscarnominated ‘Interview with the Vampire’ and hand-written letters from collaborators and colleagues, such as one from Sinéad O’Connor regarding a song she wrote for ‘The Butcher Boy’. The donation, made under Section 1003 of the Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997, was marked at a special event in the NLI that was attended by the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan. It followed a previous donation made to the NLI by Mr Jordan in 1993. Commenting on the donation, Minister

Madigan said: “This donation is unique and represents a significant item of Irish cultural heritage. “It provides a fuller understanding of each of Neil’s films and is an important insight into his creative process and practice in both film and literature. “The National Library is a treasure trove for Irish film history, and this generous donation ensures the safeguarding of the material for generations to come.” Jordan said that Ireland would always be home. “It gave me my start in writing and filmmaking and has served as the inspiration and backdrop for so much of my work,” he added.

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Hotel’s golf event raises thousands for sick kids STAFF at the Clayton Hotel Leopardstown have raised an astonishing €10,000 for CMRF Crumlin (The Children’s Medical and Research Foundation) after organising a charity golf event at the Grange Golf Club, Rathfarnham. Organised in collaboration with Live Work Grow, the event saw huge support from companies in Central Park and over 80 people took part. Companies including Salesforce, AIB, Mastercard, and Leopardstown Racecourse all had teams involved. In addition, Ardagh Group, Ecolab, Abbey Group, Kings Laundry, Diageo, Total Produce, showed their support by sponsoring holes. Now in its third year Dalata’s charity initiative, Dalata Digs Deep, sees employees from across

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Laura takes part in her first transplant games the 41st British Transplant Games that were held in Birmingham over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The successful teams include five liver, five kidney and two bone marrow transplant recipients. The games, which promote organ donation, attracted over 1,000 transplant recipients with many family and friends also coming out to support. Ireland was represented under the banners of the Dublin adults and children teams. The posttransplant care for the Irish athletes is managed by Dublin hospitals. The small Dublin children’s team of three 10-TGI-Stags-Northside-Southside-People-260x160-160718.pdf 1 18/07/2018 amassed five gold medals and two silver medals Laura is pictured with Tara Madigan (11) at the Games. jubilant group of 12 Irish transplant recipients, ranging in age from nine to over 70, who racked up a total of 21 medals including nine gold, seven silver and five bronze at

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MAGEE 1866 Irish brand Magee 1866 has been creating and designing superior fabrics for 152 years, drawing inspiration from the land and seascapes surrounding its base in Donegal. While continuing to design colourful and highly textured fabrics for some of the world’s leading brands, Magee 1866 also brings these fabrics to life in own brand collections, including timeless yet designled womenswear, menswear and accessories. The brand’s latest offering of stunning tweed accessories, from door

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Schools to get grants for new Leaving Certificate subjects MINISTER for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton has announced that the schools taking part in the new Leaving Cert Computer Science and Physical Education subjects will receive a grant to support them from 2018. Minister Bruton said the announcement underlines his commitment to the introduction of the subjects. “I am keen during my time as minister to make sure that our education system keeps pace with our changing society and the evolving needs of our economy,” he added. “We know how important it is to be physically active and engage in sports, not only for our physical health but also as a means to encourage team building, develop confidence and

for our mental health. “The introduction of Physical Education as a full examinable Leaving Certificate subject reflects the priority this government puts on promoting healthy lifestyles and choices. “The introduction of Computer Science is part of our ambition to make Ireland a STEM leader among our European colleagues. “The grants being issued to schools, from this September will complement other recent grants given to schools to support them in embedding digital technology in teaching and learning - €30m in ICT grants was provided to all schools recently, building on the €30m which we issued last year. We have committed to a €150m investment in ICT infrastructure over the

next 3 years.” The 40 schools who will offer Computer Science for Leaving Certificate from September will each receive €3,000 towards the purchase of connector devices, totalling €120,000 in grants for these schools. Schools offering Leaving Certificate Physical Education will receive a grant towards the purchase of digital devices for use by students in completing the course assessment components and for hardware required for central uploading of material. A grant of €350 per digital device will be payable, with one device for every two students commencing the subject in September 2018. A payment of €750 per school will be made for the uploading hardware. The total amount of

Physical Education is one of the new Leaving Cert subjects. grant payments for the subject will be approximately €330,000 across the 64 schools. In addition to the above digital supports, the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) has prepared

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these 104 schools towards assisting them to facilitate the effective introduction and implementation of these new subjects in their schools. “With these additional grants, and the comprehensive teacher professional development we are providing, the teachers and schools offering these new subjects from this September will be fully prepared to deliver these new subjects over the next two years,” the Minister said. “It is also interesting that these new subjects will be the first Leaving Certificate subjects since the introduction of Design and Communication Graphics to incorporate digital technologies into their assessment. The €450,000 in grant payments are being made this year on a once-off basis to assist the Phase 1 schools’ preparations for the introduction of the new subjects from this September. Schools wishing to introduce these new subjects from September 2020 as part of their national rollout should ensure they have the required ICT equipment in time. They can deploy some of the ICT grants paid to schools under the Digital Strategy for Schools towards this purpose. Details on the specifications of the ICT devices required will be communicated to schools.




National Learning Network helps Adam to succeed AS THE Leaving Certificate results loom for thousands of students, we talked to Adam Carpenter who tasted success on a course with National Learning Network (NLN) in Swords. Adam finished school and was unsure what to do next. He has now completed work experience and secured a part-time job with Eir. “Before coming to the NLN in Swords, I was in sixth year in Beneavin College focusing on the Leaving Cert and giving my full attention to compete the tasks and key assignments,” he said. “I was aiming for top marks in the Leaving Cert by giving 100 percent effort in every subject that I did. “Coming to the end of school I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do after I finished, so I was talking to a couple of friends that attended NLN in Swords at that time and they were telling me that NLN provided courses that would help anyone to improve their personal skills to get a job. “I decided to sample one of the courses and was accepted into the Access Course. I was happy that I got into a course straight away and knew that I had somewhere to go when I finished school. “I have been on the Vocational Skills course since February and I’m enjoying it. It’s about getting yourself prepared for the world of work. It helps with your computer, communication and listening skills. It has been a big help to me improving my own personal skills for work and at home. “While I was on Access I did my work experience with Eir, and was able to continue working there for two days a week while on my current course. I have built good working relations in Eir. “The best thing I have

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New research highlights youth anxiety increase NEW data released by Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, shows that anxiety, at 39 percent, was the most common mental health difficulty among young people using its service in 2017. This figure has increased by 7 percent in just three years. Dr Gillian O’Brien, Director of Clinical Governance at Jigsaw, said there are a number of reasons behind the increase. “While many of the factors that contribute to the experience of anxiety amongst young people who come to Jigsaw for support are not new: parental separation, traumatic experiences, peer pressure, exam stress, we are also seeing the impact of issues that are more particular to life in 2018,” said Dr O’Brien. “There is a deepening sense of uncertainty

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to a point where we’re seeing more and more young people who are comfortable articulating their feelings and seeking help. “The very real challenge for us in Jigsaw, alongside other mental health services, is to ensure that help is available,” she added. According to Jigsaw’s Annual Report 2017, other common mental health difficulties included: low mood (31 percent), stress (25 percent), sleep changes/issues (17 percent), anger (15 percent), family problems (14.5 percent), isolation/withdrawal (14 percent), self-criticism (12 percent), low self-esteem (12 percent) and thoughts of self-harm (11 percent). Relationship difficulties, family breakdown, bullying, exam stress, isolation and peer pressure were all seen as common contributory factors. Encouragingly, research

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Planning Notice Trevor and Elaine Platt are applying for Full Planning Permission for a 2 storey extension to front and side to replace existing garage and 1 storey extension to rear of house, and new shed/ workshop at rear of back garden, at 32 Weston Road, Churchtown Upper, Dublin 14. 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 permission sought for second storey extension at rear of house, 3 no. new velux roof windows in existing roof and new pedestrian entrance, at No. 10 Saint John’s Park,Dun Laoghaire for Kevin and Linda McGowan. 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 during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority, on payment of 20 euro fee, within five weeks of receipt of the application by the planning authority.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Planning Permission is sought by Aileen Ivory for upgrading works at 16 Sweetmount Avenue, Dundrum, Dublin 14.The proposed works will include; externally insulating the existing render & concrete block façade, upgrading existing windows, works to the front porch and garage (1) raising the front parapet, (2)reconfiguring the garage door & fanlights, (3)painted timber cladding.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 Permission is sought for two storey extension to the side of the existing house, (partially over existing garage) 1 no. Velux type roof light to the front, 1 no. dormer window to the side of the existing roof, some internal alterations and associated site works at 37 Woodlands Drive, Stillorgan, Co.Dublin, Jean and Robert Hearty The planning application may be inspected or purchased for a fee not exceeding a reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, during its public opening hours of Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority, on payment of a fee of €20 within 5 weeks of receipt of the application by the Planning Authority and such submissions or observations will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions or may refuse to grant permission.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council I, Marcus Newman, intend to apply for permission for development at 24 Cormac Terrace, Terenure, Dublin 6W. The development shall consist of a) demolition of single storey extension to rear, b) reconstruction of existing rear boundary walls and widening of pedestrian access gate from private lane, and c) construction of new single storey extension to rear, including internal alterations, 3no. rooflights to rear and all associated site works. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on the payment of the prescribed fee within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council I, Christopher O’Reilly intend to apply for planing permission for development at 17 Abercorn Terrace, Inchicore, Dublin 8. The development shall consist of a single storey extension to the rear of the property to serve as a ground floor accessible bathroom and lobby area. The replacement of the rear boundary wall is necessary to achieve the required size of the home adaptation. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.



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Dublin City Council. We Rebecca and Donal Curran intend to apply for planning permission for a development on this site at 158 Lismore Road, Crumlin, Dublin 5. The development will consists of a two storey part single storey extension to rear of existing house consisting of kitchen and dining room extension to ground floor with internal alterations and two bedroom extension to first floor with internal alterations. The planning application can be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of Dublin City Council, Planning Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. during its public opening hours ( 9.00a.m. - 4.30p.m).A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee of 20 euro within the period of 5 weeks, beginning on the date of the receipt by the authority of the application 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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BIG GRILL FESTIVAL Europe's largest BBQ & Craft Beer festival returns to Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, on August 16-19. The festival celebrates the art of cooking with fire & smoke bringing chefs cooks and pitmasters from Ireland, UK and further along with over 20,000 visitors to smell, taste, discover and learn about all kinds of barbecuing, grilling, smoking, vegetables, meats, delicacies and drinks. Over 20 restaurants join for the weekend, with the only rule being they must cook with live fire using natural charcoal and wood only; no gas or electricity. Tickets cost from €18 per day to €29 for the whole weekend. See for details.

Sadie Cooper (3), Knocklyon, Twins, Katie and Mia Brady (6), Balbriggan and Saskia Pytlarz (5), Clontarf, are pictured at the launch of National Heritage Week. Coordinated by the Heritage Council since 2005, National Heritage Week has become Ireland’s largest cultural event. More than 2,000 events ranging from storytelling and gathering, iron forging and nature trails, to a medieval re-enactment and a special concert unlocking the sounds of Ireland’s ancient instruments, will take place across the country from Saturday, August 18 to Sunday August 26. The full National Heritage Week programme is available at


This year’s Bark in the Park sponsored dog walk in Tymon Park on Sunday 19 will take place at a new starting location. Hosted by the Irish Blue Cross, it begins from Tymon Park North Entrance (beside the playground) and all four-legged, furry friends and their human families are invited to come along. There will be an afternoon of fun, laughs and plenty of barks with Positive Dog Training hosting family friendly dog classes and training demos. The classes and demos kick off at 2pm and the sponsored walk barks off at 3pm.

STORY COLLECTING WEEKEND EPIC, The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin, is looking for emigrant stories from people who have lived overseas and returned to Ireland, as well as those with emigrant family members or ancestors. This a Story Collecting Weekend taking place in the museum from August 18-19. Bring along an object that symbolises your migration story. It can be anything; letters, clothes, recipes, art. The museum would particularly like to hear from new Irish communities. Admission free. Call 01-9060861 or email for more details.


A free guided tour of Kilmainham Gaol for children aged 8 -12 is taking place over the weekend on August 18-19. Explore the

architecture of the prison and hear stories of crimes committed by children. An adult must accompany children and tours need to be booked in advance by emailing

MEAN MARY International touring musician Mean Mary celebrates the releaseof her new album, ‘Blazing’, in Dublin on Thursday, August 16. Mean Mary’s new Blazing Tour takes her to the Cobblestone at 77 North King Street. The American singer-songwriter’s performance at this music venue will feature the release of her new album, ‘Blazing’, and her new award-winning action novel. The show takes place at 9pm, and admission is €10. All ages are welcome.

run until October 19. The year 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the passing of the Representation of the People Act, which granted partial suffrage to Irish women. For the first time, women over the age of 30 could vote in parliamentary elections if they owned property, were the wives of property owners or were university graduates. Following the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922, and as a result of determined lobbying on the part of women’s groups, universal adult suffrage was granted. Free public tours are available on weekdays beginning at 10.30am, 11.30am, 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Book in advance by contacting the Oireachtas at or 01 618 3271 / 3781.


A free Music and Meditation event will take place on Sunday, August 19 at the Hilton Dublin, Charlemont Place, Dublin 2, at 4pm. Enjoy a vibrant session of meditation and Indian and Western music. For more details visit

Crossword Answers 15th August CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS

PALMERSTOWN CAMERA CLUB Palmerstown camera club are proud to announce the opening of a new exhibition in Lucan Library. The exhibition opened last Tuesday and will run until August 31. The exhibition contains up to 30 prints framed and mounted. There is also a competition to win a print by entering a competition naming your favourite print (don’t forget your phone number so they can contact you). At the end of the exhibition 100 YEARS OF SUFFRAGE The Houses of the Oireachtas, in collaboration the winner will be picked and the framed image will be presented to them. with the National Museum of Ireland and with If you have a moment drop in and see the special thanks to the Sheehy-Skeffington family, exhibition in Lucan Library where admission has opened ‘Votes for Women: Suffrage and is free. Citizenship’, a new public exhibition that will

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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 in years gone by

The west front of Trinity College, c. 1920. The impressive Palladian frontage was designed by Theodore Jacobson in 1750 and is a perfect balance to the Parliament Building on College Green. A horse-drawn cart is seen on the right carrying crates to Jacob’s biscuit factory on Bishop Street. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Ireland (Central Dublin)’, by Derek Stanley. PUBLISHED BY GILL & MACMILLAN/THE HISTORY PRESS

Irish Press, August 3, 1933

Freeman’s Journal, August 26, 1858 Freeman’s Journal, August 17, 1827

August 1, Irish Independent, 1928

Freeman’s Journal, August 10, 1874

Shelbourne Football Club, runners-up in the Irish Cup in the 1904/05 season. From left to right, back row: Pidgeon, Penston, Doherty, Ronan (treasurer), Abbey, Kelly, Monks (trainer). Cunningham (secretary); middle row, Wimble, Jack Owens, Heslin, James Owens, Ledwidge; front row, Lawless, Cleary. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Ireland (Central Dublin)’, by Derek Stanley. PUBLISHED BY GILL & MACMILLAN/THE HISTORY PRESS




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