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Pictured at the launch of the national programme for Culture Night 2018 in Marlay Park are ballerinas Kate Haughton and Lauren Spiers with drummers Nicky Hahart and Michael Fleming. Venues and public spaces across Ireland will open their doors to host free late-night entertainment as part of an all-island celebration of the arts, heritage and culture on Friday, September 21. PHOTO: PETER CAVANAGH PHOTOGRAPHY





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staff presence can service them. “The council has in excess of 1,200 smaller parks and open spaces through the local authority area,” the spokesperson said. “Accordingly, it is not unreasonable to expect visitors, who are generally from the locality, to remove and dispose of litter responsibly when visiting or passing through these public areas. “Where issues of dog fouling are identified or referred to the council, arrangements are made to erect dog fouling signs as a reminder to the public of their duty as dog owners to clean up after their pets,” the spokesperson added. “Unfortunately, this park is narrow in nature and its sloping topography is not conducive to providing a perimeter path system.” According to the council’s spokesperson, foot path repairs, tree planting and seats are planned for this park in the coming months.

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Pope Francis makes a triumphant return AHEAD of his triumphant arrival in Ireland last weekend, Pope Francis was welcomed on what was his second visit to Dublin by the Southside school where he studied English for a number of weeks in 1980. Last week, Marketing English in Ireland (MEI), the association that represents 66 regulated English language schools and colleges in Ireland, issued a warm welcome to a “famous past pupil”. During his time in Dublin, Father Jorge Bergoglio, as he was known, stayed in the Jesuit Centre in the Milltown Institute. While there he was taught by a young teacher called Declan Millar who is now a board member

of Marketing English in Ireland (MEI). According to David O’Grady, CEO of Marketing English in Ireland (MEI): “It is great to see a famous past pupil return to our shores, because it helps promote Ireland as a destination for international English language students. “Last year 973 English language students came to Ireland from Argentina which is a growing market for us, however Pope Francis is the most famous pupil we have had to date from South America.” At present Pope Francis is just one of a very many current international leaders who studied English in Ireland. Prime Minister of Spain

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of creativity. “We’ve always had burlesque as part of our troupe’s shows and that element has grown from strength to strength in the past couple of years through collaboration with some of the incredible artists we’ve met.” Although DialEmma’s performance style has always been lip synch and dance based she has found herself incorporating more and more burlesque elements into her routines over the past couple of years, to a point where entering the Miss Burlesque Ireland competition felt like a natural progression. “I really like the idea of pushing myself as a performer and being more free with my body,” she adds. “I’m 37, I’m short and I’m curvy, so I’m also a little nervous about revealing that side of myself. But I love that the core of burlesque’s message is that everybody is beautiful.” The venue for this year’s event is the Liberty Hall Theatre on Dublin’s Eden Quay, a venue that holds special memories for DialEmma. In 2006, she played

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o celebrate the launch of the innovative Frametakes the hassle out of buying new glasses for first-time wearers andwell received Frame Styler those who by Styler app both stores will offer free eye customers – it saves want totests try a new look – at no extra cost. to those asking about the new technology. them time when Conor Dewey, be Frame Styler takes the hassle out of buying new Retail Director in Liffey Valley, explained that many customers canselecting new frames intimidated by the number of different frames in store and often feel unsure about type glasses for first-time wearers and those who want andwhat it also gives them to try a new look – at no extra cost. of frames might suit them. the opportunity to Conor Dewey, Retail Director in LiffeyConor Valley, try on frames that said: “It can be overwhelming for customers trying to pick out the most suitable frame explained that many customers can befrom intimidated beentakes specifically the large display we have in store – Frame Styler takes the hard work out ofhave it. It only by the number of different frames in store and often matched to a minute for us to use the app to scan the customer’s face and it immediately gives us more their face feel unsure about what type of frames than might shape and features. 20suit different options for the customer to try on virtually.” them. The technology is CAPTION: Conor Dewey, Retail Director at Specsavers Liffey Frame Styler works by using facial analysis to scan the customers face shape and features,and it so quick Conor said: “It can be overwhelming for customers brilliant Valley showcasing the Frame Styler technology. identifies styles and colours from over 1,200 frames available at Specsavers and chooses a style trying to pick out the most suitable frame from the that most customers that suits the facial profile. The range offered by the app varies from discreet to statement large display we have in store – Frame Styler takes the cannot believe styles and colours from over 1,200 frames available frames allowing the customer to view the frames on themselves without trying on a single pair. that it hard work out of it. It only takes a minute for us to use at Specsavers and chooses a style that suits the works so well.” the app to scan the customer’s face and itConor immediately facial Styler profile. offered the app varies – it saves them said: “The Frame appThe has range been really well by received by customers newdiscreet frames and it also gives them theallowing opportunity that gives us more than 20 different options fortime thewhen selecting To avail of your free eye test in either the from to statement frames theto try on frames have been specifically matched to their face shape and features. The technology is brilliant and Liffey Valley or Specsavers Clondalkin customer to try on virtually.” customer to view the frames on themselves without Specsavers so quick that most customers cannot believe that it works so well.” ask in-store about Frame Styler before September Frame Styler works by using facial analysis to scan trying on a single pair. 30th. Conor said: “The Frame Styler app has been really the customers face shape and features, it identifies To avail of your free eye test in either the Specsavers Liffey Valley or Specsavers Clondalkin ask in-store about Frame Styler before September 30th. - ENDS -



Canine capers at Tallaght’s dog walk Cooper with her owners Nitin Sharma and Manisha Goswami, Cllr Conor McMahon and Alison Kelly and Geoff Kane from The Irish Blue Cross.

IRISH Blue Cross supporters and Tallaght locals enjoyed the sun in Tymon Park recently as they took part in a charity sponsored dog walk. Almost 200 people and over 100 dogs joined the charity for the fun-filled and aptly named, Bark in the Park. The popular annual fundraising event, organised by the

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Anita and her friend are pictured with Chewie in Tymon Park. animal welfare charity, was jam packed with doggy fun, including dog competitions, a mini agility course, tricks training classes and a long walk around the beautiful Tymon Park to burn off lots of energy. The event, sponsored by Maxi Zoo and hosted with Positive

Dog Training, was one in a series of five sponsored dog walks planned by the charity this summer to raise money to support their work. All money raised will go towards helping the thousands of sick and injured pets the charity cares for each year.

Cllr Conor McMahon, of South Dublin County Council, came along to lend his support, acting as guest judge to find the dogs with the Happiest Smile, Waggiest Tail, Shiniest Coat, Best Bark and Best Overall Dog. “It has been a thoroughly enjoyable,

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fun filled day for all the family here in Tymon Park and great to see so many families and breeds of dog turn out,” said Cllr McMahon. “The Irish Blue Cross carry out fantastic work in our community from their mobile units and clinic and we should do anything we can to support such a worthy charity.” Commenting on acting as competition judge, Cllr McMahon, added: “It was a very tough task to choose the Best Dog with so many worthy entrants, but in the end, we decided on Cooper, a gorgeous retriever puppy who was so well behaved at just 11 weeks old.” The Irish Blue Cross, well known for providing charitable veterinary services from its small animal clinic in Inchicore and from mobile clinics every weekday evening, hope to raise in the region of €25,000 from the five Bark events this summer. The remaining Bark in the Park event for 2018 took place in Ardgillan Castle in Balbriggan last Sunday. More details can be found on

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Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council We, Carroll Consultancy, are applying to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council on behalf of John Robert Fitzpatrick for Planning Permission to construct a 4 bay slatted shed with underground slurry storage tank along with all associated site works at Mill Hill Lane, Ballycorus, Kilternan, Co. Dublin. 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.

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Planning Permission is sought by Joanne and Garry Morrissey for alterations at 11, Dundela Avenue, Glenageary, Co Dublin. The development will consist of the extension to and conversion of the existing garage to the side of existing dwelling to create a granny flat, and a new pedestrian gate in Northern boundary wall and all associated site works. 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, Dunlaoghaire, 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.

Dublin City Council I Brian O’Connell hereby apply for planning permission for the construction of a single storey 37.36sqm extension to the rear of the mews at 9 Upper Lad Lane Dublin 2, with a link to the rere return of No. 9 Fitzwilliam Place to align to the north boundary wall, for use as a personal library to be finished in brick and glass with flat roof with cast aluminium gutters and downpipes. No. 9 Fitzwilliam Place is a protected structure: the proposal is within the curtilage of the protected structure. 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.


Traveller Accommodation Programme 2019 - 2024 In accordance with the Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act, 1998, Dublin City Council (being the relevant housing authority specified under the Act) is preparing a new Traveller Accommodation Programme for the period 2019 - 2024. This plan will cover the functional area of Dublin City Council. Any person or organisation who wishes to make a submission in respect of the new Traveller Accommodation Programme are invited to do so. Submissions should be made in writing and returned in a sealed envelope marked ‘Traveller Accommodation Programme 2019 - 2024’ and addressed to Executive Manager, Housing & Community Services Department, C/O Traveller Accommodation Unit, Block 1, Floor 2, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, to be received no later than 12.00hrs on Friday 28th September 2018.

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Dublin City Council Planning permission is sought by Gerard O’Malley for (1) a new three storey rear elevation extension for commercial and staff accommodation use. (2) permission to convert existing building attic space into staff accommodation (3) Internal and external alterations to existing mixed development building as well as all ancillary site works at 42 Dolphins Barn, Dublin 8 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.

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PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council Planning Permission is being sought for 2 storey detached dwelling house with tiled apex gabled roofs, to side and rear of existing 2 storey end of terrace dwelling house, also with tiled apex gabled roof, at 1 La Touche Road, Bluebell, Dublin 12, and also to use existing vehicular access to side and front of existing dwelling house as vehicular access to proposed dwelling house, with off street parking space and associated side alterations. Permission is also being sought for replacement vehicular access with dished kerb to front of existing house, with off street parking space, and associated site alterations, for Garrett Rochford. 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 11:57the 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 Re: Full Planning Permission Sought for: 1. Proposed Extensions to Existing Dwelling including, Ground Floor enclosure of existing covered entrance (5Msq), modifications to existing storage area to side of house incl. new doors and windows, First Floor extension to existing bedrooms (13Msq) to front of dwelling over existing entrance porch & conversion of attic space to provide for full stairs access from first floor to new storage area (28Msq) with new dormer window. 2. All Ancillary Site works to Facilitate Proposal at 38, Leopardstown Avenue, Stillorgan, Dublin, A94V320. Signed: Shane & Andrea Moraghan. The Planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, County Hall, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin during opening hours from 10am – 4pm Monday – Friday excluding bank holidays. 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 of the application 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 Heraty. 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.



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Cyclists are urged to wear helmets WITH commuter traffic set to return to peak levels in September, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland is calling on anyone cycling to work to wear a helmet at all times, even on short journeys. According to the national charity which is the leading provider of neurorehabilitation around the country, wearing a cycle helmet dramatically reduces the risk of a serious head or brain injury in the event of a collision. In Dublin alone, commuter cyclist figures are expected to return to more than 12,000 people cycling into the city in the mornings. In July the Road Safety Authority’s mid-year review confirmed the deaths of six pedal users on Irish roads so far this year. This follows a 50 per cent increase in cyclist fatalities in 2017. Barbara O’Connell, Chief Executive with Acquired Brain Injury Ireland said: “Nobody ever thinks a brain injury will happen to them and yet it happens to 35 people in this country every day. The reality is that regardless of whether people are cycling five

A bus service for Dublin that gets more people to more places Get covered this year. minutes or an hour, unforeseen events can happen that can cause any cyclist to suddenly come off that bike. “With the convenience of services like commuter bikes in our cities, it’s not hard to spot cyclists without helmets. But what those cyclists are not thinking about is that a fall off their bike could leave them with a chronic and ongoing condition that can affect their lives and those of their family for months, years and even decades after the initial injury. “Wearing a helmet reduces the severity of the brain injury by absorbing the impact from the collision. This, in turn, reduces the amount of time a person spends in recovery and rehabilitation.”

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Increase in overseas visits welcomed THE number of overseas visits to Ireland in the first six months of this year increased by 6.7 percent compared to the corresponding period in 2017. There was a significant increase in visitor numbers from North America during this period with visitor numbers increasing by 10.7 percent compared to the same period in 2017. Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Shane Ross, welcomed the figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). “While the continued significant contribution of tourism to the Irish economy is most welcome, the promotion

of Ireland as a tourism destination in overseas markets has additional significance beyond generating additional visitor numbers and revenue,” said Minister Ross. “The positive images of Ireland that are highlighted in our tourism marketing such as our high quality natural environment and friendly and welcoming people, support the Government’s activities in other areas of economic development such as the promotion of foreign direct investment. In addition the promotion of Ireland as a tourist destination is also significant in terms of raising awareness and perception of Ireland.”


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however long it’s wanted. Starting a new job provides the opportunity HAVING nailed the to institute yourself as a interview and accepted an offer to start your new valuable member of the job, you breathe a sigh of team. First impressions are relief and relax. important and you only It’s all downhill from get to make one. Good here, isn’t it? Not quite. first impressions allow While signing your you to establish yourself new contract might as someone recognised be pleasing, your new as smart, motivated, and job isn’t something possessing the potential to guaranteed for life. progress. For a start, most jobs The chances are that require a six-month you have never met most probation period to assess whether your work of the people you are performance matches the working with, so you have a clean slate on which to impression you made at make your mark. interview. For the first few weeks of For an employee this a new job, co-workers will time is important in making sure the probation cut you some slack. They assume you don't know is a mere formality, and that the job is secured for how everything works, so use this time to ask

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A Lidl goes a long way for Terenure Men’s Shed LIDL Terenure has donated €1,000 to Terenure Men’s Shed, as one of eight local charity contributions across the Southside. Each charity was carefully selected by Lidl store teams in recognition of their excellent work in their local communities. Terenure Men’ Shed is a community-based organisation that provides a safe and inclusive environment for local members. Its primary objective is to give them the opportunity to advance their health and well-being.

Members gather to work on meaningful projects together, creating an open and supportive atmosphere of friendship. Niall O’Dowda, of Terenure Men’s Shed, said: “On behalf of Terenure Men’s Shed, we would like to say a massive thank you to the team at Lidl Terenure for their support and generous contribution to our organisation. “It is with support like this that we can continue to provide a safe, friendly environment.” Continued on page 16 Pictured at the Lidl presentation are (from left): Tommy Bracken, Vice President, Terenure Men’s Shed; Kevin Reynolds, Area representative Lidl; Gerry Pierce, founding member, Terenure Men’s Shed; Joe McDonagh, Treasurer, Terenure Men’s Shed; James Fitzpatrick, Chairman, Terenure Men’s Shed; Trish Byrne, Store Manager, Lidl, Rathfarnham Road; and Noel Feeley, committee member, Terenure Men’s Shed. PHOTO: JUSTIN MACINNES

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Continued from previous page “This contribution from Lidl will help men in our local community by giving us resources we need to offer a facility that benefits men both mentally and physically by keeping them active and socially engaged. “Our appreciation cannot be expressed enough,” he added. “Thank you Lidl!” Originating in Australia in the 1990's, the Men's Shed is a social inclusion movement for men designed to encourage discussion on health and wellbeing issues as well as reduce depression related illness in older men. It does this by facilitating meetings and group activities literally in a shed. Most Men's Sheds double up as workshops where members can gather and/ or work on meaningful

Trish Byrne of Lidl on the Rathfarnham Road with the Chairman of Terenure Men’s Shed, James Fitzpatrick. The lads of Terenure Men’s Shed with Kevin Reynolds and Trish Byrne of Lidl. projects at their own pace in informal, "women-free" surroundings. The Irish Men’s Sheds Association was formed in January 2011. Their mission is to support the development of the burgeoning

Men’s Sheds movement throughout the island of Ireland. More information about them, and details of the Men's Shed movement generally, can be found at their website www.

The Terenure Men's Shed group was formed in 2015 and initially met in the hall while plans for a dedicated shed took place. Eventually, after a lot of preparation work, and with help from Dublin City

Council, in April 2017 the new shed was installed behind the Evergreen Hall, enabling the group to fully function as a Men's Shed group. The group meets throughout the week

(Monday to Friday), and has a dedicated discussion time in the Evergreen Hall on Wednesday afternoons. It also gets involved with various local activities such as stewarding the 5km fun runs in Bushy Park

each Saturday morning, the Terenure Tidy Towns Group, and many other charitable causes. To join the group, contact Niall on 086 3613159, or visit the hall on Wednesday afternoons.

At Age Action’s Charity Shop in Terenure the trained staff and volunteers select clothing, furniture and home accessories that will enhance your own personal style and add style and elegance to any room in your home. The shop is packed with great clothes hand-picked from the donations received daily from our wonderful supporters. Customers will find excellent value when selecting from the shop’s designer and contemporary clothing, hats, bags, shoes and jewellery. You will also find a wide range of collectibles, china, glass, ornaments, pictures, mirrors and more. Thank you for your support by shopping with us and we would also like to appeal to you for donations of your clothes, jewellery, mirrors, pictures, lamps, china and glass (full or part sets), books, CDs, records, old radios, record players, small pieces of furniture and more.

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Family fun day in Bushy Park THERE will be fun for all the family at the I Love Terenure 2030 Annual Family Fun Day, which is taking place on Saturday, September 8 at Bushy Park. The market will start at 10am and the festivities will begin from 1pm. Organisers say there is loads to look forward to with a giant zip line and bouncy castle as well as face painting. There will also be live music all day with Angel and her Band, and entertainment from the Intrepidus Stage School, the Dublin Circus Project, The MCM Trio, Jack Flash and Captain Ho Ho. The Terenure Men’s Shed will be there to show off their amazing project work over the year, while the Bushy Park Tennis and Padel Club will also be doing demonstrations. ‘I Love Terenure’ was set up in October 2010 originally as a collaboration between local Terenure based businesses and the Terenure Enterprise Centre.

It is a non-profit, membership-based organisation that was set up with the aim of bringing back the community spirit to Terenure and revitalising the centre of the village. Central to its objectives is to encourage local residents to shop, eat and use local businesses and boost the local Terenure economy. Membership grew to over 100 local businesses, identifiable by the brightly coloured ‘I Love Terenure’ logo in their windows. It is run by a voluntary committee of 12 traders drawn from the membership, and publishes an annual directory of its members' businesses which is distributed free of charge to all homes in the greater Terenure area. In 2016 Terenure 2030 was merged with I Love Terenure in order to streamline the corporate governance structure, and became ‘I Love Terenure 2030’. Many of the local residents' associations are represented.


Terenure’s St Vincent's shop is an award winner THE popular Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) shop in Terenure was one of three of the charity’s outlets in Dublin that were among the award winners in the 2018 SVP national shops awards. The Dublin shops won three of the four awards in the East Region category (Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow) with the St Vincent’s shop in South Great George's Street winning the Window Dressing award, while St Vincent’s Terenure won the Business Development award. St Vincent’s on Sean McDermott Street won the Team of the Year award. There are over 220 Vincent's shops throughout Ireland. Beatrix Bauer was at the awards ceremony in Croke Park where she received the Business Development award on behalf of St Vincent’s

Beatrix Bauer receives the Business Development award on behalf of Vincent’s Terenure from Mark O’Brien, SVP Retail Regional Manager, East Region and Dermot McGilloway, SVP National Retail Development Manager. Terenure from Mark O’Brien, SVP Retail Regional Manager, East Region and Dermot McGilloway, SVP National Retail Development Manager. St Vincent’s charity shops are a very important aspect of the service SVP provides. Not only do they offer people


with new and lightly worn items at affordable prices, they also provide an income source for the society, which is recycled directly back into the community. The charity shops are managed by a small number of professionals, assisted by a large number of volunteers

and by community employment trainees. The profits generated from the charity shops, some of which also supply furniture, are recycled into local conferences around Ireland to support those in need. Local SVP Conferences can also provide people with Vincent’s Gift Tokens

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Terenure College to offer new Computer Science classes for the Leaving Certificate TERENURE College was one of the schools selected by the Department of Education and Skills during the summer to receive a grant to support them in implementing new subjects from September. During the summer the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, revealed details of the grants for schools across the country. A total of €450,000 in grants was made to 104 post-primary schools to support the rollout of new Leaving Certificate subjects this September. The Minister said the 40 schools taking part in Phase 1 of the new Leaving Certificate Computer Science subject and 64 schools taking part in Phase 1 of the new Leaving Certificate Physical Education subject will receive a grant to support

them in implementing the new subjects. Minister Bruton said: “Today’s announcement underlines my commitment to the introduction of Computer Science and Physical Education as Leaving Certificate 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. “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 Minister added: “The introduction of Computer Science as a Leaving Certificate subject 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. “A total of €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 three years.” The 40 schools that will offer Computer Science

for Leaving Certificate for September, including Terenure College, 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 grant payments for the subject will be approximately €330,000 across the 64

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Brady’s brings the Session to Terenure THE Brady's Sessions will feature their fifth gig of 2018 on Friday, September 28 from 9pm - 1am in Gub Dandy's at the side of Brady's Pub, Terenure with a couple of top up-and-coming singer songwriters on the bill. Hosted by Keith McLoughlin, the everpopular acoustic night features a small mic hanging from the ceiling that the performers get to play behind to help give a unique sound around the venue. The night takes place once a month, on the Friday night, in Brady’s of Terenure, a landmark pub that prides itself on great food, a warm atmosphere and fabulous traditional Irish music. Quality entertainment is in abundance, with live music every Saturday night in Gub Dandy's,

a fun Quiz night on Thursday, chess every second Tuesday as well as the Brady Sessions. On Friday, September 28, the night will feature Vicky Sargeant, a singersongwriter currently based in Dublin. After school, she completed a bachelor degree in music in UCD and later transitioned into a career in digital marketing at the AA Ireland. Last year, she made the brave move to give up her full-time job in social media to follow her dream and pursue a career in music. Vicky began her career getting vocal coaching with former John Lennon song writing award winner, Timara Galassi, in 2009. Their music relationship has developed and Timara

is now Vicky’s Musical Director and Creative Producer. Vicky has performed in various venues around Dublin, including Whelan’s, Opium, Bruxelles, Bello Bar and the Olympia Theatre. She recently launched her debut EP ‘Beyond the Beginning’ that merges genres of pop and soul peppered with influences of jazz, funk and classical music. The four tracks on the EP explore pivotal moments in her life that have positively influenced who she is today, through the fusion of uplifting melodies, soulful harmonies, positive lyrics and funky rhythm. Vicky sees the EP as a celebration of her personal growth, marking the beginning of a new and exciting phase

in her life. Since the launch of her EP, Vicky’s tracks have been played on various radio stations in Dublin. She also performed in the Olympia Theatre, where she sang two songs from ‘Beyond the Beginning’ accompanied by the Line-Up Choir. Currently Vicky is working on her upcoming EP, which is due to launch in the next few months. Also on the bill is Jim McHugh. From Castleblayney Co Monaghan, the multiinstrumentalist brings a new edge to the folk tradition, blending traditional and indie styles with up-tempo beats. His musical roots reach back to his time writing and performing with his band The Mandalas. In 2016 he drew upon

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GOOD nutrition is not only essential for your child’s growth and development. It’s also important in keeping them adequately fuelled for the long school day ahead. Whether starting school for the first time, progressing from primary to secondary school or returning to a familiar routine; this transition is a busy time for kids, teens and parents alike. Back-to-school marks a fresh beginning and structure for the next 9-10 months of your family’s year, so take this time as an opportunity to encourage healthy lifestyle routines and habits right from the get-go. Louise Reynolds, a dietician with the Irish Nutrition Dietetic Institute (INDI) says a


school lunch is one of your child’s three meals a day. “So it’s important to ensure they are getting a nutritionally balanced lunch and snacks,” she added. “Typically, a packed school lunch should contain all of the major food groups.” Examples of food grouping includes: 1. One portion of starchy carbohydrate. For example, wholegrain bread, pittas or wraps, brown rice/pasta. 2. One portion of protein food (e.g. chicken, fish, egg, pulses) 3. One portion of dairy (e.g. yogurt, cheese or milk) 4. One or more portions of vegetable (e.g. carrot sticks, peppers, sweetcorn, lettuce, onion) 5. One or more

portions of fruit (e.g. apple, orange, banana, pear, kiwi) 6. A drink of water and/ or milk Food Writer and mum of three young children, Lilly Higgins says being prepared, organized and preparing in advance will not only save time, but it will also reduce the chances of opting for last minute ready-made lunches or convenience foods which can be very high in sugars, fats and salt. “I love to get my kids involved, learning about food and nutrition are important life skills and should be encouraged from an early age,” she adds. “Children are more likely to be interested in their lunches if they have helped to choose and prepare them, so don’t be afraid to let them experiment!” The Department of Health’s Healthy Eating Guidelines recommend three servings from the ‘milk, yogurt and cheese’ food group each day as part of a healthy, balanced diet. Between the ages of 9-18 years, five servings per day are recommended due to the increased calcium requirements at this life stage.

Examples of one serving include a 200ml glass of milk, 125g yogurt and 25g (matchbox size piece) cheddar cheese. Calcium is recognised for its important role in normal bone growth and development, with childhood and the adolescent years particularly important for forming healthy bones. However, you may not realise that there is more to milk and dairy than calcium, with one glass of milk also providing us with protein, potassium, phosphorus, iodine, vitamin B2 and vitamin B12 - each playing a variety of important roles for our health. The National Dairy Council is now taking registrations for the School Milk Scheme for the 2018/2019 school year. Drinking a carton of School Milk each day is a convenient and affordable way to help children meet their calcium needs. The National Dairy Council supports schools by supplying a free fridge to store School Milk, ensuring that this fresh drink is enjoyed at its best at all times. For further information visit Healthy snacks can also be tasty treats.

Lilly’s Lunchbox ideas 1. Strawberry milk or banana smoothie. Just blend fruit with milk and some natural yogurt together. If the fruit is a bit sour add a teaspoon of honey. Freeze the smoothie overnight and place it in the lunchbox. It will have defrosted by lunchtime. 2. Cheese and fruit kebabs - cocktail sticks with grapes, pineapple, cubes of cheddar, cherry tomatoes 3. Toasted almonds with cubes of cheese (toast almonds with a little olive oil, sea salt & finely chopped rosemary) 4. Pizza scrolls or Mini pizzas. Roll wholemeal pizza dough, spread with tomato sauce and some chopped vegetables, top with grated cheese - roll up like a Swiss roll. Slice into individual scrolls and bake these in the oven on a baking tray or do not roll up and just make small mini pizza. These can be served cold in the lunchbox 5. Feta and vegetable muffins - a great sandwich alternative. Recipe available on 6. Mix cream cheese with cinnamon to flavour and spread on mini bagels          with sultanas 7. Mini quiches in muffin tins with cheese, salmon or vegetables 8. Mini mozzarella balls with cherry tomatoes and basil leaves 9. Savoury yogurt dips: stir through some tahini and lemon juice, or a little dill and garlic with cucumber to make a simple tzatziki or add some grated beetroot and a pinch of cumin for a bright pink dip for vegetables. Serve with vegetable crudités in the lunchbox. Peppers, celery and carrots all work well. 10. Grated cheddar, mayonnaise, tuna and sweetcorn in a wholemeal pitta bread Lilly Higgins

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IRELAND is set to welcome some of Europe’s brightest young minds when the country plays host to the 30th EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS). Taking place in the RDS from September 14-19, the contest will see 139 students from 38 different countries showcasing 90 projects, in a bid to be crowned EU Young Scientist of the Year. The contest will be open to the public in the RDS from Saturday September 15 to Monday September 17, when visitors can see for themselves the fantastic projects on display. They will also be able to take in performances from the special acts lined-up including psychologist James Soper and his ‘Your beautiful biased brain’ show; and Sue McGrath aka ‘Scientific Sue’, who will bring spectators on a journey of science and inspiration and introduce audiences to her firebreathing dragons. Tickets can be downloaded now for free at tickets. The EUCYS participants have all previously won first prizes in their home country’s national science competition, the equivalent to the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in Ireland. Their projects will cover a broad spectrum of scientific areas, including biology, physics, chemistry, computing, social sciences, environment, mathematics, materials, engineering and medicine. Simon Meehan, who was awarded the BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year title at the BTYSTE in January, will represent Ireland at the EUCYS. The top prizes for the overall winners is €7,000 with other prizes including a trip to CERN in Switzerland and the European Space Agency. Ireland has traditionally performed well at the EUCYS having taken home one of the top

EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) takes place from September 14-19 in the RDS. prizes an astounding 14 times in 28 years. European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas said the European Commission

was delighted to sponsor the EU Young Scientist Competition “Founded by Jacques Delors in 1989, the competition brings together the best and brightest young minds

from across the EU and further afield,” he continued. “Ireland is a fantastic hub for STEM innovation and we are really excited to be hosting the event there this year. The competition is a perfect showcase of the ideals of the European Union as it promotes collaboration and innovation across borders." Previous winner Abdusalem Abubakar (Ireland) won first prize at EUCYS in 2007 and the code breaker, whose project exposed failings in RSA encryption using continued fractions, has gone on to a distinguished career at the tech company, Ericssons. Likewise, Lina Tomasella (Italy) who won in 1989 with her Biology project ‘Toxicity of colour dyes used as tracers’. Lina is now a highly respected


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David (48), who lives in Clare Village, Clare Hall, opted to study accountancy online when he decided to make a career change after spending 15 years in mobile phone retail management. A native of Swinford in Mayo, he found the two-year online course choice less daunting than the prospect of spending four years studying for a degree. "I love the way the course is set up, in that you get qualifications from the getgo for every year, rather than waiting until the end of the course," he said. "I was working in Coolock so the thought of finishing work and travelling into town for the part-time course just didn't float my boat. "The online course means you have to be very selfmotivated to keep on top of everything but the support I received from tutors was second to none." The Accounting Technicians Ireland qualification is a passport to a rewarding career in accountancy or business. With flexible courses nationwide, you can obtain this professional qualification in as little as two years. ATI’s qualifications, offered full or part-time in over 70 colleges throughout the island, are open to school and college leavers, mature students and the countless number of people who have been working in industry or small practice firms for years but have no formal training. The accounting qualification provides access to employment opportunities for a broad range of accounting and finance roles and will enable students to further progress to senior financial management posts. Accounting Technicians are qualified accounting professionals that work at all levels of finance throughout the private and public sector, industry and commerce and in accountancy practices. Accounting Technicians can perform a wide range of finance roles, from accounts staff to financial

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Airways Motor Company wins top SIMI sales award THE Airways Motor Company, based in Swords, is this year’s SIMI Independent Sales Operation of the Year. Company director Brian Farrell started the company in 2006 at the age of 26, with brother Des joining shortly afterwards. “Des was a great addition as he shared my work ethic,” Brian said. “We started with just four cars, but worked seven days a week, and serviced and valeted all of the vehicles ourselves. Over the past 11-12 years, we have slowly built up our stock and customer base and now hold over 70 cars as well as becoming one of the main independent dealers in the country.” The Airways Motor Company business revolves around sales, with a strong supporting focus on service and

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Why the Irish have taken such a huge liking to Skoda’s cars Seán Creedon THERE was huge interest from Irish motorists last year when Skoda introduced their new Kodiaq. It was the company’s first mid-size SUV and was available in five and seven seat options. Such was the demand that Skoda had to import a few left-hand drive models so that prospective customers could get a look at the car ‘in the flesh’ and take a test drive. Irish people have really taken a huge liking to Skoda cars in recent years. The Octavia Superb were great sellers and the Kodiaq and Karoq were introduced last year. Now the Czech-based, VW-owned company, has introduced a sport version of the Kodiaq. The name Kodiaq might sound like an old camera,

but I’m told it’s taken from a brown bear in Alaska. It’s definitely a good choice because this 4x4 should be able to navigate some rough terrain if needed. I drove a seven-seater version and it was gorgeous. Most of the promotional pictures of Sportline I have seen have been red, but my test car came in Moonbeam white, which was stunning. Probably not so good in the winter, but this summer white was the colour for cars. This is an excellent motor to drive and travel in. Initially it looks a bit chunky, but when you get up close you realise how stylish it is. The Sport touch means you get front and rear sport bumpers, black roof rail and black exterior mirrors. You also get LED front head lamps and

The Kodiaq is the latest shining star to come out of the Skoda stable. interior ambient lighting with ten different colour selections. Inside there is black alcantara sport seats and a sliding panoramic sunroof. The test model had even more extras with a reversing camera for €465. There is also a connectivity pack which

includes DAB radio and will cost you €1,495. But once again if you are buying new, you don’t have to go for all the extras, remember they are just options. If you are using only five seats there is huge boot space, but like most sevenseaters, boot space is tight

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Rezvani Tank to take part in Cannonball Supercar Event A REZVANI Tank is on route to Ireland to take part in the Cannonball Supercar Event this September 7-9 around Ireland. This custom build machine with its 707bhp Hellcat V8 6.2L Supercharged Engine is one of a kind and the first ever right-hand drive model. It is also the first private Tank in Europe, made even more special as it arrived into the UK after a journey of over 5,400 miles on a special airfreight from the auto manufacturer's plant in California to the new owner in Birmingham UK. Jamie Foxx was reported to have taken delivery of one of the first production samples in Hollywood this year and the militaryinspired Rezvani Tank is one of the most outlandish SUVs currently on the market. Essentially an armoured city car, the extreme SUV features a body-on-frame design, on-demand fourwheel drive and a best-in-

class suspension system. Optional extras include thermal night vision, ballistic armour protection, bulletproof glass, and military grade run-flat tires. The Tank which has now arrived safely in Birmingham will be one of the highlights at the 10th anniversary of Cannonball Ireland, the action-packed supercar spectacle set to

roll on September 7 – 9 with over 190,000 people expected to line the streets all around Ireland. Top mark cars including McLaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, Maserati, Rolls Royce and Bentley will blaze a trail through Dublin, Cavan, Donegal, Mayo, Spanish Point, Blarney, Cork, Kilkenny and Wexford taking in the

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7. A sub to replace German ones (1-5) 8. There was a British one from a politician in Ireland (6) 10. US soldier in blue about to take the motorway to a European country (7) 11. He won’t give up a German city (5) 12. Orient get a point (4) 13. Old Nick in the part of Desdemona (5) 17. The arrogance of lions (5) 18. Superman’s county (4) 22. Where Margaret made her name? (5) 23. Terribly unclear type of weapon (7) 24. Relax without father’s meal (6) 25. A serious student has true grit (6)

7. Cited (6) 8. Brimless cap (6) 10. Torment (7) 11. Practise (5) 12. Skulk (4) 13. Art (5) 17. Alleviate (5) 18. Foolhardy (4) 22. Cubicle (5) 23. Sale (7) 24. Talisman (6) 25. Sell (6)


DOWN 1. Uniform (7) 2. Fraud (7) 3. Liability (5) 4. Chasten (7) 5. Embed (5) 6. Prick (5) 9. Impostor (9) 14. Dived (7) 15. Natural home (7) 16. Gravel (7) 19. Fragment (5) 20. Concerning (5) 21. Played (5)

DOWN 1. Acrobat who can hold drink (7) 2. Stop Les going out only half-dressed (7) 3. Said to have remained sober (5) 4. Feeling it’s a key proposal (7) 5. Call on six to be seated (5) 6. Listened to a group of animals, say (5) 9. One politician has a conclusion that it’s imminent (9) 14. Demonstration in favour of the cricket match (7) 15. Save the substitute (7) 16. Starlet out to shock (7) 19. One piece of music or twenty (5) 20. Footwear found in the petrol station (5) 21. Contempt for southern cereal (5)



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A few things worth checking out this week


Dublin City Liffey Swim

INDIA DAY Enjoy a family fun day in the beautiful Farmleigh gardens in Phoenix Park with folk, classical and Bollywood dances. There will also be food, fashion, music and markets featuring Indian ethnic dresses and jewellery. It’s all part of the 4th India Day in Ireland to commemorate Indian Independence Day and it’s the largest Irish-Indian celebration in the country. For more information on events throughout the day see

The 99th annual Dublin City Liffey Swim takes place at 1.30pm on Saturday September 1 at Rory O’ More Bridge, Sráid Watling. The event is unique in that Dublin is the only capital country in Europe to have a swimming race through the middle of the city. It’s the highlight of the open sea swimming season and in particular for the native Dubliners there is something special about being able to swim down the Liffey. This also provides a great spectacle for the public who line the quays, boardwalks and bridges along the mile and a quarter course to catch a glimpse of this unique event.


If you’re getting hitched soon, then head down to the RDS for the Wedding & Honeymoon Show taking place on Saturday and Sunday, September 1 & 2. Experience everything under one roof – from wedding dresses and outfits for mother of the bride to venues, accessories, and entertainment. The show is on from 11am-5pm both days. Tickets are available at or at the door on the day.


September 1 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm at St Nessan's Community School, Moyclare Road, off Warrenhouse Road, Baldoyle. Enjoy the exhibits and a fabulous plant sale where you may pick up some rare plants that you will not find in garden centres together with great plant information and advice from the experts. Admission is €2 and there is no charge for members, exhibitors and accompanied children. For more information visit or follow on Facebook. All are welcome.

A car boot sale will take place in the field beside St Doulagh’s Church, Balgriffin on Saturday, September 1 from 9am to 3pm. Gates open at 7.45am. The cost for vendors is €20. Cars and car vans only, no transit vans allowed. You are advised to bring your own foldable table. For further information contact Ian Watkins on 086-8446354.


Sean Gallagher will discuss his own business experience and stories from some of the Irish companies featured in his new book ‘Secrets To Success’ at a Charity Business Breakfast Networking Event in aid of Cystic Fibrosis on Tuesday, September 4 in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel at 7.30am. This event offers business people the chance to meet other business owners, promote their business and raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. All money raised will go to Cystic Fibrosis Dublin West.


Gabriel's Choir meets on Thursday mornings, from 11am till 1pm at St Raphael's Convent, Stillorgan. With a new term starting on Thursday, September 6, you can improve your wellbeing and build confidence, make new friends and have great fun. There is no experience required and no auditions. Everybody welcome. Call Anni on 086-2573536 for more.

Crossword Answers 29th August CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS

ACROSS: 7 U-boats; 8 Empire; 10 Belgium; 11 Trier; 12 East; 13 Demon; 17 Pride; 18 Kent; 22 Court; 23 Nuclear; 24 Repast; 25 Gravel. DOWN: 1 Tumbler; 2 Topless; 3 Staid; 4 Emotion; 5 Visit; 6 Heard; 9 Impending; 14 Protest; 15 Reserve; 16 Startle; 19 Score; 20 Pumps; 21 Scorn.



Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society will hold its annual autumn show on Saturday,

Balbriggan and District Horticultural Society’s annual flower show will take place on Sunday, September 2. Exhibits can be staged on Saturday (September 1) from 7pm to 10pm or 8.30am to 11.30am on Sunday morning (September 2). The show is open to the public from 2.30pm to 5pm in Balbriggan Community College, Drogheda Street, Balbriggan. For more information, phone 087-7520506.

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION An exhibition of photographs by photographer Liam Mulcahy will go on display at Stars of Erin GAA Club in Glencullen on Saturday, September 1 from midday. There will also be a barbeque to mark the opening day for the club.


ACROSS: 7 Quoted; 8 Bonnet; 10 Anguish; 11 Train; 12 Lurk; 13 Craft; 17 Allay; 18 Rash; 22 Cabin; 23 Auction; 24 Amulet; 25 Retail. DOWN: 1 Equable; 2 Forgery; 3 Debit; 4 Mortify; 5 Inlay; 6 Sting; 9 Charlatan; 14 Plunged; 15 Habitat; 16 Shingle; 19 Scrap; 20 About; 21 Acted.


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 Claremont Hotel, Howth, had spectacular views of Ireland’s Eye and a fine private beach at Claremont Strand. It was a popular hotel and in 1932 full board was 15 shillings a day (equivalent to 75 pence today) or 84 shillings (£4.20) a week. Unfortunately, after several owners it became unprofitable and today there are luxury apartments on the site. PHOTO AND CAPTION FROM ‘IMAGES OF IRELAND (NORTH DUBLIN)’ BY DEREK STANLEY. PUBLISHED BY GILL & MACMILLAN/THE HISTORY PRESS

Freeman’s Journal, August 30, 1852 Irish Press, August 24, 1961

Irish Independent, August 4, 1948

Irish Press, August 31, 1978

The B&I Jetfoil operated the Dublin-Liverpool route in the early 1980s.



Southside People August 29th 2018  
Southside People August 29th 2018