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Deputy John Lahart (FF) said various measures must be examined to better protect passengers that are experiencing repeated incidents on public transport in local communities. Deputy Lahart was speaking after what he described as a “surge” in public disorder on route 27 serving Dublin Mid-West. Dublin Bus was forced to change the route of the 27 Continued on page 2

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Gardaí seize counterfeit goods during Man United Dublin match GARDAÍ seized counterfeit goods with an estimated street value of €25,000 during the Manchester United v Sampdoria match in the Aviva last week as part of a multi-agency operation. In a planned operation, gardaí from the Intellectual Property Crime Unit at the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation, assisted by gardaí from DMR South Central Division, officers from Revenue Customs

“The ongoing cooperation between various elements of law enforcement will continue, the objective being to stop counterfeit and sub-standard products affecting the trade of genuine, branded products. “We will also continue to work with industry to ensure their intellectual property rights are protected in this regard.”

Service, Dublin City Council Trading Licence Inspectors and representatives from Manchester United and Adidas carried out inspections of 21 vendors in the Dublin 4 area. Of the 21 inspections, 17 were found to be selling counterfeit goods. In total, gardaí seized approximately 225 hats, 200 placards, 140 flags and 2,220 scarfs. Speaking at DMR headquarters, Detective Superintendent George Kyne said:

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bus in Tallaght due to recent incidents in the Brookfield area. “Ensuring that public transport is a safe and secure way to travel for all age groups at all times is vital to maintaining its role at the heart of city life,” Deputy Lahart said. “Dublin Bus provides an invaluable service to many and it is essential that our public transport facilities are protected to support those that commute.

“The intimidation of bus users and drivers, which has recently escalated on the number 27 route in the Brookfield area, must stop, and a zero-tolerance approach must be taken to challenge the culprits and combat incidents of public disorder. “This can only be done by a number of dedicated transport police, possibly from the Traffic Corps of An Garda Síochána, who are visible and frequently patrolling our buses and Luas lines in an at-

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tempt to deter crime on our public transport system.” Deputy Lahart added: “It is deeply disappointing for staff and bus users that Dublin Bus was forced to alter the route for the past two Fridays due to such inconsiderate behaviour. “A collaborative effort between community groups, youth services and addiction services would also help significantly to tackle this kind of challenging behaviour by some members of the public.” In May of this year, another Southside TD, Dublin Mid-West Deputy John Curran, called for a dedicated transport police force to be established for the Luas between Tallaght and Saggart in an effort to reduce crime on the line. A spokesperson for Dublin Bus said they operated a fleet of 987 buses with 400,000 customer journeys a day. “While the operation of such a large scale operation

▪▪ The number 27 route has been plagued with anti-social behaviour. is challenging, the level of anti-social behaviour is relatively low,” the spokesperson said. “This is due, in part, to our commitment to embrace and foster community relations while also implementing physical mechanisms that protect our customers and employees who avail of our services. “Dublin Bus has a strong and close working relationship with the gardaí and has set up a number of community forums in different areas across the city. These are regularly attended by our Area Managers and our Area Operations Manager.”


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Winning advice from top Lady Neil Fetherstonhaugh THE winner of last year’s Best Dressed Lady at The Dublin Horse Show has shared her top tips for those entering this year. The keenly-awaited Dundrum Town Centre Ladies Day at the Dublin Horse Show takes place this week, on August 10. Last year, Claire Murphy, from Co Kerry, scooped €10,000 worth of vouchers for Dundrum Town Centre as she walked away as ‘The Best Dressed Lady’ on the day. With the Dublin Horse Show taking place this week, and hundreds of ladies planning to flock to the RDS to showcase their style, Dundrum Town Centre asked Claire for her top tips for ladies those taking part and also how she spent her fantastic prize. “Dress appropriately for the weather,” Claire advised. “The Dublin Horse Show may be on in August but there is no guarantee of sunshine and blue skies.

▪▪ Last year’s winner of Ladies’ Day, Claire Murphy, has lots of advice for those taking part this year, “My advice would be to wear an outfit that reflects who you are and one that suits your body shape. It's a long fun-filled day so wear comfy shoes as you will be walking on grass as well as concrete.” Claire added: “For anyone taking part in the fashion stakes, arrive early, have a glass of bubbly with your friends and have a great day out.” Speaking about her €10,000 Dundrum Town Centre prize, Claire added: “My prize for winning the ‘Best Dressed Lady’ at the Dublin Horse Show was a whopping €10,000 for Dundrum Town Centre. “My father has a saying

‘Don't spend it all in the one shop’ so with that in mind, I spread the money around. “One of the things on my bucket list is to go to New York to visit friends so my first port of call was to Cassidy Travel and I booked a trip the Big Apple for October. “While I was there, I also purchased a voucher from Cassidy Travel and hope to go on a long-haul holiday in January with my husband. “I took a trip to BT2, Harvey Nichols, House of Fraser, Clarks and Coast to mention just a few. I have a teenage daughter so we have had some great days out over the last year. “On one occasion, we went to Inglot to get her make up

done, followed by a trip to Mac in BT2, Calvin Klein, Hollister, and Urban Outfitters followed by a fabulous meal in Siam Thai.” Claire added: “It really is the prize that keeps on giving as I've still some of my voucher left over for my next visit. Good luck to all the lovely ladies planning to enter this year.” This year’s Dublin Horse Show takes place at the RDS from August 9 – 13. Over 1,500 horses and ponies will take part in 132 competitions and eight world-ranking international show jumping competitions.  Alongside a five-day equestrian programme, the show has much to offer visitors, with over 300 stands offering some of the best in fashion and crafts, as well as equine products. The Dundrum Town Centre Ladies' Day takes place on Thursday, August 10 with the winning lady walking away with a €10,000 voucher for Dundrum Shopping Centre. Other categories on the day include Great Lengths 'Most Creative Hat' and Louis’ Copeland’s ‘Best Dressed Man’. ▪▪ Dundrum Town Centre are the sponsors of Ladies’ Day at the Dublin Horse Show.

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Why I'm phasing out flat-fee bin charges Government is ending flat-rate fees for bin collections. The phasing out of flat-rate fees is happening because research shows that we generate significantly less waste by using either a ‘pay by lift’ or a ‘pay by weight’ option. As a society, we discard an incredible 80 per cent of what we produce after a single use and an average family throws away €700 in food waste every year. A revised pricing structure will phaseout all flat rate/fixed prices for household bin collection in the coming year. A flatrate fee is when a customer pays a single agreed price for waste collection. The Comment: Denis Naughten payments can be monthly, quarterly or annually. This does not change, no matter HE Government recently how many times the bins are put out for announced a new way to collection or how heavy the bin is. incentivise people to reduce No matter how much or how little their waste and to recycle more through the gradual phasing out of flat- waste you create, you pay the same price for collection.  The change will only affect rate fees for bin collections. your household if you are currently on a flat-rate charge bin collection service. Research shows that flat-rate fees More than half of Irish households will do not encourage behavioural change not be affected by the changes as they so phasing them out will reduce waste, are already using a pay by weight system thereby potentially saving householders or only pay each time their bins are money. collected. In the coming weeks, I will announce If you are not already paying per details of a price watchdog. Through this new initiative we will monitor prices in the weight or paying per collection, then new payment plans will be introduced by your sector to ensure fairness as the old flatbin company from autumn this year as rate fees are phased out. your current contract comes to an end. So, what is really going on with the Other options will be that you pay each bin charges? The answer is that the


time your bin is collected or that you pay based on the weight in your bin (eg. per-kilogramme, weight bands or weight allowances). When your new charges will start will really depend on when your current contract runs out. The first thing you should do is contact the company that collects your bins now and ask them if and when they plan to change their pricing structures. Prices could change but that is already the case even if you are already on an incentivised scheme because it is open to a bin collector to change the service pricing plan within the bounds of consumer and contract legislation. In the meantime, you should keep in contact with your service provider and continue to do everything you can to reduce your waste costs through preventing waste, recycling and using your brown bin. I have introduced a financial support of €75 per year to each person with lifelong or long-term medical incontinence needs towards disposal of incontinence wear. We have moved from having a landfill in each local authority area to having only four landfills currently accepting household waste. Emergency measures were needed twice last year to deal with the capacity crisis that we have ongoing in this country. If emergency measures had not been taken, bins would have remained on

▪▪ Do we want to see a return to landfill sites in every local authority area? PHOTO: BIGSTOCK our streets uncollected. We need to deal with the problem or we will be in a situation in less than three years where we will have no facilities available to deal with two months of waste collection. Unless people want to see the re-emergence of landfills in every local authority area, we need to collectively make the transition from taking little notice of what goes into our bins to being conscious of what, and how, we are disposing of our waste. My basic message is that we have to

start thinking more about the waste we produce. All of us should try to reduce, reuse and recycle. The more waste we produce, the more environmental damage it will do and the more it will cost to dispose of. Taking action can potentially save households money as well as helping to deal with our landfill capacity crisis. Taking individual responsibility and our responsibility as a State into consideration, this new incentivised pricing structure makes sense.

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carriageways,” a project spokesperson said. “This is to replace the temporary road surfaces which have been in place during the construction stages of the project. “In addition, there will be smaller works taking place on Bachelor’s Walk.”

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Man jailed after buying a firearm from gardaí Fiona Ferguson A MAN who attempted to buy a firearm from undercover gardaí has been jailed for five years. Ahmed Ayadi (25) told the undercover gardaí that he was involved in the sale of drugs and wanted the firearm “just in case”. Ayadi, of The Lawn, Boden Park, Rathfarnham, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of a 9mm calibre Glock semi automatic pistol in suspicious circumstances at the Navan Road, Cabra, on May 12, 2016. He also admitted the possession of cannabis valued at €6 at Island Street, Dublin 8 on May 5, 2016. Detective Garda Colm Tighe told Ronan Kennedy BL, prosecuting, that gardaí became aware through confidential information that Aya-

di was seeking to purchase a firearm. Gardai put in place a surveillance operation involving the use of audio recording equipment to record meetings with Ayadi. He met with undercover gardaí and told them that he was involved in the sale of drugs and wanted a weapon “just in case”. He was initially interested in buying a AK47 but thought it was too large after being shown a picture. A Glock pistol was decided upon and he handed over €450 on May 12, 2016. Ayadi's vehicle was then intercepted and he was arrested and interviewed. The court heard that Ayadi was originally from Tunisia but had grown up in Ireland. He comes from a respectable family and lost his sister She took into account his court on Ayadi's behalf. offences. in tragic circumstances. She said Ayadi was a tal- early guilty plea and remorse Judge Karen O'Connor notHe has 21 previous convictions, mainly for road traffic ed testimonials handed into ented footballer and was in- but said it was a serious ofvolved in charity work in his fence. Judge O'Connor imposed community.

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Senator welcomes new social housing ABBEY View House in Monkstown is to be demolished to make way for new social housing. Independent Senator Victor Boyhan, a member of the Oireachtas Housing Committee, who said he had inspected the site and reviewed the plans for the new housing scheme in recent days, described them as impressive. The new residential development comprises the demolition of the existing two-storey over basement house, which is in bad repair, and the erection of a four-storey block of 14 apartment units. These willinclude eight one-bed units, four twobeds and two three-beds. There will also be car parking spaces and 14 cycle parking spaces provided alongside landscaping, and private and communal gardens. Senator Boyhan said the new housing scheme was both imaginative and appropriate for the location which is close to schools, community facilities and public transport. “I want to acknowledge the support of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and Clúid Housing Association Ltd for collaborating on this housing project, which is expected to commence shortly,” Senator Boyhan stated. “Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has a social housing list in excess of 5,000 applications, so all new housing units are very welcome.” Meanwhile, local Fine Gael councillor, Emma Blain, has welcomed news from Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council that the former Ballyogan Resource Centre is to be converted into three family homes. “I was delighted to receive the information, on foot of a question I submitted to the council, that the former Resource Centre is to be repurposed as three family homes,” Cllr Blain said. “The three-bedroom homes will be fully refurbished before the families will be housed and there is potential for more family homes on the site, depending on the results of site investigations.”



The Dublin Bike Ride is on MORE than 6,000 riders will set out from Smithfield in Dublin next month as they take part in the third Great Dublin Bike Ride. The popular event will return on September 24 following a sold-out ride last year. The Great Dublin Bike Ride is an initiative of Sport Ireland who work in conjunction with Dublin City Council, Healthy Ireland, Fingal County Council, Cycling Ireland, Meath County Council and the gardai to create the only cycling event of its kind in Dublin. The event offers two unique scenic routes; a 60km run for those looking for a slightly less strenuous day in the saddle, and a challenging 100km route for experienced riders. The Great Dublin Bike Ride will be a flagship event in Ireland for the European Week of Sport (September 23-30) and it welcomes cyclists of all abilities to take part. Last year’s event sold out

▪▪ The CEO of Cycling Ireland, Geoff Liffey, is pictured with the President of Cycling Ireland, Ciaran McKenna; Sport Ireland’s Una May; cyclist Lydia Boylan; the Deputy Mayor of Fingal County Council, Adrian Henchy; Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin; the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Micheál Mac Donncha; John Treacy, CEO, Sport Ireland; Minister of State at the Department of Health, Catherine Byrne; Paul Brosnan, Healthy Ireland and gardai Ruth Molloy and Jim Clavin at the launch of the third Great Dublin Bike Ride. with 5,000 novice and experienced riders taking part, including over 26 nationalities from around the world. The 32 counties in Ireland were represented on the day

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at www.greatdublinbikeride. ie. The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr Mícheál Mac Donncha, Minister of State at the Department of Transport,

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tended the launch last week. Speaking at the launch, Lord Mayor Mac Donncha said: “I am delighted to welcome the Great Dublin Bike Ride to the streets of the city for an amazing third year. “I congratulate Dublin City Council on its continued involvement and support with this event. “The number of people cycling in Dublin city continues to grow year on year and this event is a great opportunity to showcase what Dublin can offer as a cycle friendly city.” Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, added: “This is a fantastic opportunity for people to participate in a unique event based on physical activity and community engagement. “I would like to wish all of the cyclists and volunteers the very best in what will be the biggest event of its kind to happen in Dublin.” Minister of State at the Department of Health, Catherine Byrne, said: “Whether you are a complete novice, experienced or commuter

cyclist, it is never too late to take on a new challenge, like the Great Dublin Bike Ride.” The Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, John Treacy, said they were delighted to be supporting the Great Dublin Bike Ride for a third year. “Having sold out last year we can firmly see the appetite for cycling is growing in the right direction,” he said. Deputy Mayor of Fingal County Council, Adrian Henchy said: “We are very excited to be part of the third Great Dublin Bike Ride and look forward to showcasing the beautiful scenery of Fingal to nearly 6,000 cyclists.” The triple national road race champion and regular member of the Irish National Track Team, Lydia Boylan, said: “It’s great to have such a big event like Great Dublin Bike Ride in Dublin. It’s my home town and where I fell in love with cycling. Although racing is my passion the part that keeps all of us most interested is the people we meet on the road.”


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Happy days for Round Tower THE latest addition to the Southside’s rich tourism and heritage opened its doors for the first time recently. The much-anticipated Round Tower visitor centre in Clondalkin features an interpretative centre, exhibition space, café, gardens, terrace dining and craft shop. Nestled in the heart of historic Clondalkin Village, within minutes of the Grand Canal Greenway, Corkagh Regional Park and the nearby Irish Cultural Centre, Áras Chrónáin, it is also home to the first Happy Pear Café and foodstore in Dublin. The Interpretative Centre, in a fun and interactive way, tells the story of that most unique of Irish cultural features, the Round Tower – what were they for, how were they built and who built them. “The Round Tower, Clondalkin has stood witness to over 1,000 years of social and cultural development of the village, from monastic to modern, and from Viking to ▪▪ The Happy Pear co-founders and directors, David and Stephen Flynn.

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▪▪ The Round Tower visitor centre in Clondalkin. Victorian,” said Daniel McLoughlin, Chief Executive of South Dublin County Council. “The restored Mill Cottages on the site of the 8th Century Round Tower are home to eight rooms in which these stories unfold through sight, sound and stunning visuals. “The opening of this exciting facility comes after years of work between South Dublin County Council, the Office of Public Works and the local community and marks

a significant investment by the local authority in the economic and tourism development of South County Dublin.” Suitable for all ages, the interactive multimedia exhibition tells the story of over 1,000 years of Clondalkin’s history and heritage. The exhibition delves into Clondalkin’s medieval origins, from the foundation of St Crónán Mo-Chua’s monastery, to revealing intriguing clues to the town’s fascinating Viking past.

Discover what life was like in Clondalkin during the 1800s, when the visitor centre buildings were originally constructed. The Round Tower, Clondalkin, Brú Chrónáin is being run by The Happy Pear and features one of their cafés and a food store. The Happy Pear is also employing around 30 people from the local area.    “We’re so honoured and privileged to be part of this really great centre in the heart of Clondalkin,” Happy Pear co-founders and Directors, David and Stephen Flynn, said. “The interpretive centre is amazing and truly celebrates Clondalkin’s rich heritage and the history of Ireland’s Round Towers. “It’s such a fantastic spot with gorgeous, herbaceous gardens and the impressive Round Tower as a backdrop.” “Our new Happy Pear team is really looking forward to welcoming the local community, and serving great quality food in the months and years ahead.”

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Thirty years serving the city DUBLIN Bus is marking 30 years of being at the heart of the capital with the launch of its ‘Dublin Legends: Celebrating 30 Years of Dublin Bus Stories’ campaign. The company’s workforce of over 3,500 has been committed to getting Dubliners to where they need to be since 1987 and are best positioned to chronicle everyday Dublin life. The campaign features favourite memories and stories of some of its longest serving employees from down through the years which will be featured ▪▪ Some of Dublin Bus’ longest serving employees, David Byrne (joined 1973), Craig Shearer (joined 1984), Sean Hyland (joined 1983), Theresa in outdoor, digital and radio Lydon (joined 1984), Des O’Toole, (joined 1975 and Ciaran Keogh (joined 2001) gather to celebrate the anniversary. PHOTO: CHRIS BELLEW advertising.

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95 per cent of Dublin Bus services remained running at the time, allowing many Dubliners to get around. These includes the older people of Sean McDermott Street who were able to get to their annual dinner dance and home again safely. Then there was the time a bunny magically appeared on Route 16 one day in 1989. No one knows where it came from, but the good people of the Dublin Bus Lost Property office managed to find him a new home. Dublin Bus was established on February 2, 1987 when it was split from the Córas Iompair Éireann. A lot has happened since 1987, during which the company has hit some significant milestones. Dublin Bus is now Ireland’s largest public trans-

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PRIVATE ADS Prayers Novena to the Sacred Heart. Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I asked you for many favours. This time I ask for this special favour (mention it). Take it, dear Heart of Jesus, and place it within your own broken heart, where your Father sees it. Then in His merciful eyes it will become your favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for three days. Promise publication and favour will be granted. (never known to fail) PP. Grateful thanks for favours granted.JB Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus, in the past I have asked for many favours. This time I ask for a special one (mention here). Take it dear Jesus and place it within your own broken heart where your father sees it. In his merciful eyes it will become your favour not mine. Say for 3 days, promise publication and favour will be granted. Never known to fail. ML. EM Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus, in the past I have asked for many favours. This time I ask for a special one (mention here). Take it dear Jesus and place it within your own broken heart where your father sees it. In his merciful eyes it will become your favour not mine. Say for 3 days, promise publication and favour will be granted. Never known to fail.VL . SM . VL. BG Novena to the sacred heart Dear heart of Jesus in the past I have asked for many favours this time i ask you for this very special one ( mention favour) Take it dear jesus and place it within your own broken heart where your father sees it, then it becomes your favour not mine. In return dear jesus I promise to make your name known and love. Say this novena for three days and promise publication Thank you for favours granted and about to be received. PM,ST,AM,RM Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus, in the past I have asked for many favours. This time I ask for a special one (mention here). Take it dear Jesus and place it within your own broken heart where your father sees it. In his merciful eyes it will become your favour not mine. Say for 3 days, promise publication and favour will be granted. Never known to fail.KM Novena to the Sacred Heart. Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I asked you for many favours. This time I ask for this special favour (mention it). Take it, dear Heart of Jesus, and place it within your own broken heart, where your Father sees it. Then in His merciful eyes it will become your favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for three days. Promise publication and favour will be granted. (never known to fail) PP. Grateful thanks for favours granted.TC Novena to the Sacred Heart. Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I asked you for many favours. This time I ask for this special favour (mention it). Take it, dear Heart of Jesus, and place it within your own broken heart, where your Father sees it. Then in His merciful eyes it will become your favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for three days. Promise publication and favour will be granted. (never known to fail) PP. Grateful thanks for favours granted.SR Novena May the sacred heart of Jesus be adored , glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred heart of Jesus pray for us. Sacred heart worker of miracles , pray for us. Sacred heart of Jesus help of hopeless, pray for us Say this prayer nine times a day. Bu the eighth day your prayer will be answered. Say it for nine days. it has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank you. SR Novena to the Sacred Heart. Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I asked you for many favours. This time I ask for this special favour (mention it). Take it, dear Heart of Jesus, and place it within your own broken heart, where your Father sees it. Then in His merciful eyes it will become your favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for three days. Promise publication and favour will be granted. (never known to fail) PP. Grateful thanks for favours to received & about to be received. 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A new look for dublinbikes

A NEW commercial partner for dublinbikes will help expand and improve the scheme, according to Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan. From the end of August, Just Eat logos will be emblazoned on the livery of bikes, docking station screens, service vehicles and staff uniforms as part of a three-year deal. Later this year new stations and bikes will be included in the scheme when the Grangegorman expansion is rolled out and Keegan says the new partnership with Just Eat will mean no additional cost to the city. “It is vital for Dublin city that the public have access to viable and sustainable modes of transport,” he said at the announcement of the partnership. “dublinbikes has played a huge part in the accelerated growth of cycling in Dublin and it is now rightly seen as integral to the public trans-

port network. “The scheme will become even more accessible with the introduction of 15 new stations and 100 new bikes when the Grangegorman expansion is rolled out. Having Just Eat on board as a commercial partner enables us to provide enhancements to the scheme at no additional cost to the city.” Dublin Lord Mayor, Mícheál Mac Donncha, described dublinbikes as “a world class bike share scheme” and it’s gone from strength to strength since its introduction in 2009. “With almost 20 million journeys taken so far it is recognised as one of the most successful bike schemes in the world, which is something that Dublin can be proud of,” he added. “This commercial partnership with Just Eat will play an important role in further developing the success of the scheme and in the promotion of cycling in the city.” Managing Director of Just Eat Ireland, Amanda Roche

▪▪ Just Eat dublinbiker, Clodagh Murray pictured at the announcement of the new partnership. Kelly, believes her company and dublinbikes are “ideal partners”. “First and foremost, both services were conceived to meet an everyday lifestyle need,” she explained. “In the case of dublinbikes it's helping people to get around the city more easily, while for Just Eat, it's helping hungry commuters find their flavour by ordering their favourite foods for delivery when and where they want online and via the Just Eat app. “Together we believe that

Just Eat and dublinbikes can have a bigger impact on the communities where we are located, connecting local restaurants with busy city commuters whilst ultimately encouraging more people to use dublinbikes to get around the city. “This is a significant milestone for us as we continue to realise our vision of creating the world’s greatest food community and we are really excited about working with Dublin City Council and JCDecaux to help fuel the mobile community in Dublin.”

PLANNING PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council We, Conor and Sinead Buttle wish to apply to the above for permission to erect a two storey extension to our existing dwelling with associated works at 62 Allen Park Road, Stillorgan, Blackrock, Co.Dublin. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased for a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, Marine Road, Dun 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 the prescribed fee, €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. Signed on behalf of the applicant by Molloy Architecture and Design Studio, 9 McCurtain Street, Gorey, Co Wexford. Phone 0539430806.


Dublin City Childcare Committee is one of 30 City and County Childcare Committees operating nationally. We are the first point of contact for anyone seeking advice, information or support in relation to early childhood care and education within Dublin City. Our focus is to develop, support and enhance early childhood services in Dublin City. One of Dublin City Childcare Committee’s key objectives is to work with parents and families to provide support and advice in sourcing the best possible early years’ solution to meet their family’s needs and circumstances.

Are you looking for help to find Early Years Services in the Dublin City Area? Dublin City Childcare Committee welcome calls from parents or members of the public who are looking for childcare or have queries related to early years’ care, our team are more than happy to provide information, advice or support. Childcare Search: We have a Childcare Directory search tool on the homepage of our website, here parents can search for childcare options in their area. Our database allows you to narrow down your choices according to the service location- area code and range of programmes they provide (e.g. Full Time/Part Time/Sessional/School Age, etc.) This list of services includes Early Years services and Statutory and Voluntary Notified Childminders. If you have additional queries related to early childhood care and education within Dublin City, please contact our office for information and advice.

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Dublin City Childcare Committee’s new and improved website will be launching in Autumn/Winter 17 so look out for updates on our website, Facebook and Twitter pages for further details.

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Our other main objective is to work proactively and in partnership with the sector to encourage best practice, quality, sustainable and effective early years services for children. Best Practice Seminar for Early Years Educators

“WHERE THE IMAGINATIVE THINGS ARE” Supporting creativity and imagination in early years

Date: Saturday 4th of November 2017 Venue: Marino Institute of Education Our Best Practice Seminar will foster creativity and imagination for all practitioners working with young children. It will offer a Master Class followed by a variety of hands-on, creative workshops that encompass all areas of art - music, visual arts, drama and storytelling. Our goal is to inspire practitioners to immerse themselves into a world of childhood that is full of wonder and amazing possibilities. More details to follow soon... check out our website, Facebook, Twitter and Eventbrite profile regularly for updates on the seminar. If you have any queries related to early childhood care and education within Dublin City please contact one of our dedicated team members at our contact details below:

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Small reduction in destruction rates at dog pounds is cautiously welcomed STATISTICS released by the Department of the Environment recently revealed that 12,549 dogs entered Irish pounds during 2016 only a four per cent reduction since 2015. The statistics also reveal that 1,522 dogs were destroyed in Irish pounds in 2016, which is a 16 per cent decrease on 2015. We are pleased to see the reduction of these figures; however this still means that just over four dogs a day were put to sleep in pounds throughout the country. Since our work began in 2005, we have seen a steady decline in the number of dogs dying in Irish dog pounds year on year. Through our preventative measures such as neutering, microchipping and education campaigns to promote responsible dog ownership, we hope to see these numbers continue to decrease. The number of stray, abandoned and surrendered dogs

▪▪ Over 12,500 dogs entered Irish Pounds during 2016. remains alarmingly high, particularly with stray dogs. In 2016, 9,244 stray dogs entered Irish dog pounds, which is 16 per cent higher than the previous year. This highlights the worrying issue Ireland is still facing with unwanted dogs. Of continuing concern to Dogs Trust is the high percentage of registered greyhounds entering and dying in the pound system.

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Of the 284 greyhounds entering the pound system in 2016, 234 were surrendered by their owners and 46 were taken in as strays. Of the 284, a total of 152 were destroyed. Dogs Trust once again calls on the owners and trainers of racing greyhounds to make adequate provision for their rehoming once their racing careers end.

“The reality of the figures show that just over 34 dogs entered Irish pounds each and every day during 2016,” says Suzie Carley, Executive Director at Dogs Trust. “When a dog is picked up by a dog warden and enters the dog system as a stray, the pound has an obligation to keep the dog for five days in case the owner comes forward looking for their pet. “However, when a dog is handed over by its owner, as 3,137 were last year, the pound has no legal obligation to keep it for any length of time and the dog could be put to sleep the same day. This figure highlights just how important our preventative campaigns are to ensuring the safety and welfare of dogs. “The continued work of welfare groups nationwide to rehome unwanted dogs is pivotal in saving the lives of thousands of dogs across the country. “In addition to the 3,013 dogs rehomed directly from Irish dog pounds, the lives of 6,065 dogs were

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saved by Irish welfare groups in 2016. “Dogs Trust never destroys a healthy dog and our message to dog owners is very simple – please be a responsible dog owner by neutering and microchipping your pet. Dogs Trust runs affordable neutering and microchipping campaigns throughout the year enabling members of the public to have their dogs neutered and microchipped for free or at a subsidised price.” If you are considering getting a dog, why not give a stray or abandoned dog a second chance of love and life? For more information visit www.dogstrust. ie or call to the Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre in Finglas.

Dogs Trust is based in Finglas, just off Exit 5 on the M50. Map and directions can be found on their website at You can also pop up for a visit. Dogs Trust is open six days a week from 12-4pm. The centre is closed all day Tuesday. You can also find Dogs Trust on Facebook at dogstrustireland or Twitter @DogsTrust_IE

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ARE YOU LIVING WITH A CHRONIC RESPIRATORY CONDITION? A free home energy upgrade courtesy of the Warmth & Wellbeing Scheme could help you. Do you answer yes to all of the following: • Live in Dublin 8, 10, 12, 22 or 24? • Aged over 55 or have a child 12 or under with this condition? • Receive Fuel Allowance or One Parent Family Payment? Then you could make your home warmer and improve your wellbeing with a free home heating and insulation upgrade. If you think you are eligible, or know someone who is, call the HSE on (01) 427 5032


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▪▪ Christopher O ‘Brien, trombone (15); Sarah Jane O’Brien, trumpet (10); Aine Rooney, saxophone (11); Heather Humphreys, Minister for Arts, Heritage; Shannon Joyce, clarinet (16); Amy Boylan, saxophone (15) and Emma Gredley, clarinet (17). PHOTO: MAXWELLS


Creative Ireland is about you, so get out and enjoy! CREATIVE Ireland is all about you. It’s about how, whether you are young or old, you can benefit from getting more involved in arts, culture and creativity. It’s an ambitious fiveyear Government strategy that aims to boost wellbeing in schools, homes and communities nationwide.

▪▪ Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys, at the announcement of Creative Ireland, a major culture and creativity cross-Governmental initiative. PHOTO: ALLEN KIELY

You might remember the huge success of the commemorative programme last year, when thousands of cultural events were held nationwide to remember 1916. We knew that something special was happening through the commemorations; it awoke a great appetite for people to engage with their unique culture at a local and national level. We wanted to build a legacy from that tremendous cultural awakening, and that legacy is Creative Ireland.

One of the key aims of Creative Ireland is to ensure that every child in the country will have access to lessons and tuition in art, drama, music or coding over the next five years. Research shows that children who engage in the arts and cultural activity are happier, suffer less anxiety and do better at school. Put simply, engaging in the arts is good for our kids, and I think that is an incredibly powerful message. This element of Creative Ireland has the potential to have a positive impact on generations to come.  We’ll be announcing more details on how we will achieve that after the

schools come back in September, but in the meantime we are encouraging everyone to get out and about this summer to discover what is on offer culturally in your own town, village or county. There is so much going on, including the Children’s Book Festival. Creative Teams have been appointed in every county nationwide, to help drive culture and creativity nationwide. Through Creative Ireland we don’t just want to improve access to arts and culture; we want to see more people getting involved. So why not consider checking out your local drama group or dropping into

▪▪ Heather Humphreys, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, is pictured with Juliyah Deane, Joseph McCabe and Aaliyah McGhee at the announcement of the Music Capital Scheme 2015. PHOTO: MAXWELLS/JULIEN BEHAN your local theatre? Our heritage is also an essential part of our culture and Heritage Week, which takes place in August, is a great way of getting involved and learning more about the heritage of your locality.  You’ll be hearing more and more about Creative

Ireland in the coming weeks and months. Later in the year we’ll be announcing plans on how to grow our film and TV industry, something which can be of benefit to some of our most remote and beautiful locations. By increasing participation in cultural activities

and supporting our creative industries, we can boost our wellbeing and drive further economic growth. I hope you’ll join us on this creative journey. Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys TD




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500 years in 90 seconds Rick Steeves IN THE gorgeously preserved Tuscan hill town of Siena, Italy, the Middle Ages seem to survive in the architecture and in the civic spirit. The city is known both for its pride and for its independent attitude. And twice a year, that spirit shows itself in a crazy horse race, as it has for five centuries. That world-famous race, the Palio di Siena, takes place twice every summer - on July 2 and August 16 - and the city's people hurl themselves into the traditional revelry of the event with wild abandon. As my friend Roberto explained when I visited to see last year's race: "For the Sienese, you're born…there's the Palio…and then you can die." Siena is divided into 17 neighbourhoods, or contrade, 10 of which vie for the coveted Palio banner - and all-important bragging rights. Each competing contrada gets its horse through a lottery system and then showers it with love, washing and grooming it in a stable that's more like a five-star hotel. Contrade - each with its own parish church, fountain, and square - are filled with rivalries. Each contrada is represented by a mascot (porcupine, unicorn, she-wolf, and so on) and a distinctive flag - colours worn and flown all year long, but omnipresent as the race nears. While the race itself lasts just 90 seconds, festivities go on for days. As Palio day approaches, processions break out across the city, including one in which the famed and treasured banner - featuring the Virgin Mary, to whom the race is dedicated - is held high as it is paraded to the cathedral. Locals belt out passionate good-luck choruses. With the waving flags and pounding drums, it all harkens back to medieval times, when these rituals boosted morale before battle. The day before the race I joined a crowd in the main square, Il Campo, to see the jockeys - mostly hired hands from out of town - get to know their horses in a practice run called the ‘charge of the carabinieri’. At midnight that night, the streets were filled with eating, drinking, sing-

▪▪ The crowd looks on as an oxen cart pulls the Palio banner through Siena’s main square. PHOTO: RICK STEVES

▪▪ Representatives of Siena’s neighborhoods gather at the cathedral. ing, and camaraderie, as neighbourhoods gathered to pump each other up. On race day, bets are placed on which contrada will win...and lose. Despite the shady behind-the-scenes dealing, the horses are taken into their contrada's church to be blessed. (‘Go and return victorious’, says the priest.) It's considered a sign of luck if a horse leaves droppings in the church. In Il Campo, dirt is brought in and packed down to create the track's surface, while mattresses pad the walls of surrounding buildings. The most treacherous spots are the sharp corners, where many a rider has bitten the dust. The entire city of Siena packs into Il Campo. Bleacher and balcony seats are expensive, but it's free to join the

masses in the square. Those who are well-connected get to watch from the comfort of an apartment window. Roberto's friend, Franco, shared his apartment overlooking the racecourse…and we enjoyed the best seats in town for the event. From this vantage point, we watched as the square filled, with pageantry unfolding, flags waving, and excitement building. Finally, it was time. A cart pulled by oxen carried the Palio banner into the arena and the crowd went wild. As the starting places were announced, 10 snorting horses and their nervous riders lined up to await the start. Silence took over. And then… The race! Once the rope drops, there's one basic rule: There are no

▪▪ The most treacherous spots are the sharp corners. rules. The jockeys race bareback like crazy while spectators go berserk. In Siena, life stops for these frantic three laps. Up in the apartment, Roberto and Franco held their breath. And then, the winner: Lupa, the she-wolf district. We zipped out into the street to join the ecstatic mobs coursing toward the cathedral. The happy ‘Lupa-Lupa-Lupa!’ horde thundered through town, weeping with joy. At the cathedral, the crowd packed in, and the winning contrada received the beloved banner - champions…until the next race. The most recent race I witnessed, in August 2016, was historic: For the first time in over a century, the same contrada won both the July and the

August races (and Lupa had gone 27 years without a win). Seeing euphoria overcome members of the winning contrada reminded me that it's impossible for a tourist to really understand what this ritual race means to the people of Siena. Carrying their new trophy and hoisting their jockey high, the Lupa contingent tumbled out of the cathedral and back out into the streets of Siena, where the celebration would continue until the wee hours - 500 years of tradition, still going strong. ▪▪ Rick Steves ( writes European travel guidebooks and hosts travel shows on TV and radio around the world. You an email him at and follow his blog on Facebook.




The Struggle for Power About the Author JEFFREY James has had numerous articles on military history published. He is the author of four books: ‘An Onslaught of Spears’, A History of Viking attacks on England’; ‘Swordsmen of the King’, which tells the story of Charles I’s German nephews, Rupert and Maurice during the English Civil War; ‘Edward IV, Glorious Son of York’, a military and political history of the first phase of the Wars of the Roses; and his current book ‘Ireland, The Struggle for Control, from the Dark Ages to the Jacobites’. He is married to Una who hails from Co Kildare. The family now live in Southsea, Hampshire.

himself Ireland’s master, but it was not until the reign of Henry II that the first Normans arrived to lay claim to Dublin and its hinterland. The Irish were denigrated by the Normans as barbarians; an abusive claim soon to become rooted in fear. Skirmishing in thick, boggy woodland favoured the native Irish, who ‘entrenched the bogs’ and ‘plashed the woods’, making trackways impassable to mounted troops. The high point of the ‘Gaelic resurgence’ Maeve traded both her body and land, promising a warrior named Daire territories to match his own, against Anglo-Norman rule occurred in 1318 plus a chariot valued at 37 bond-maidens, and ‘my at the Battle of Dysert O’Dea, Co Clare, where the invaders were ambushed and slaughtered own open thighs’ too, should he carry off the bull. with-out ‘consideration or respect by loon The story suggests interminable cycles of raid for lord’. Aggressive clans like the O’Briens, and reprisal. Bovine wealth dictated the pecking O’Tuathals and the MacMurroughs - described order among competing Irish warlords, certainly as ‘an advancing tide’ – even threatened Dublin up until the arrival of the Vikings in the 790s. directly. Sleek, seaworthy longships and exceptional It involved the settling of half a million acres sailing prowess enabled these newcomers to of land. Landless Catholic Irish clogged the by-pass mountain, bog and forest and strike deep roads, herding their few cattle before them. into the interior of Ireland to disrupt the normal By early 1642, a spiralling war of dislocation internecine power plays of the Irish. and revenge had engulfed much of Ireland, At first the Vikings bettered their resulting in a cruel Cromwellian settlement opponents in battle, but by 811 the But it would not be until after defeat at the Irish had stemmed the tide. Reports battles of the Boyne and Aughrim that a more reached the court of the Emperor general collapse of Irish patriot arms would Charlemagne that year of a great occur. slaughter of the heathens. From the later reigns of English monarchs Another breed of Viking, the from Henry II down to George III, ‘Ireland, the Normans, became Ireland’s new Struggle for Power’ tracks the real-life game of neighbours after the Conquest of England in 1066. William the Conqueror’s thrones which moulded the social, political and military history of the Irish nation. son, William Rufus bragged he would make A LEGENDARY tale, The Cattle Raid of Cooley, tells of the Irish Queen Maeve making war on her neighbours to gain possession of a bull, the ownership of which would put her on a par materially with the Irish high-king.


A House Full of Secrets is a great autumn read As suspicion builds, a storm gathers. And Vikki begins to wonder if this get-together at the family’s isolated home has When her friend Niall Blake presented the perfect opportuinvites her to spend a weekend at nity for one of their own to seek his family home in a remote part of Ireland, Vikki Gordon is surprised but revenge. This story of romance and delighted – this could be the perfect revenge is the ideal book for opportunity for their friendship to autumn-timereading. become something more. Zoë Miller writes contemporary And perhaps she’ll finally find out fiction edged with intrigue and why Niall is determined to keep the has several successful novels details of his past firmly hidden. published. Soon, however, Vikki realises that She has been writing since the Blake family won’t be having childhood and loved reading so the heart-warming reunion she was much that she felt compelled to expecting. write stories herself. Niall hasn’t seen his older Her writing career has included brother Alex in over 20 years, and freelance journalism and prize although they’re both determined winning short fic-tion. not to discuss the reasons for their Zoë lives with her husband on estrangement, their sister Lainey, caught in the middle, seems resolute the Southside of Dublin, close to on keeping the peace and pretending the foothills of the Dublin Mountains. She has two daughters and that everything is just fine. a son. She worked as a specialist Could the family’s shared secret in the areas of communications, – which threatens to erupt at any moment – have something to do with personal development and information security for a number the mysterious woman Vikki saw at the lake, or the tragedy in their past of years, but is now writing full time. that still haunts them? You can find out more about And who is responsible for the strange and increasingly sinister inci- Zoë at Twitter: @zoemillerauthor dents happening at their home? HAVE the sins of the past returned to haunt the Blake family?

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Disco legends Sister Sledge to star at Leopardstown tracks of the disco era, with ‘Lost in Music’ (co-written and produced by Nile Rogers) and ‘We Are Family’ spanning decades of playlists and dazzling audiences with a heady mix of jazz, soul, gospel, disco, and R&B. It’s with huge anticipation The sisters have created that Bulmers Live at Leopsome of the most defining ardstown welcomes them to IN THE history of music, there have been only a handful of musical groups that have managed to transcend time, genre, and culture . . . and Sister Sledge is indisputably one of them.





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international hits ‘He’s the Greatest Dancer’ and ‘Lost in Music’. Their other US hits include a 1982 remake of Mary Wells’ 1964 hit, ‘My Guy’. Other international hits include ‘Mama Never Told Me’ (1975), and ‘Thinking of You’ (1984), before they hit number one on the UK Singles Chart with the song ‘Frankie’ in 1985. Remixed versions of three of their singles in 1993 returned them to the UK Top 20. Following Kathy’s departure in 1989, the group then operated as a trio (with Kathy occasionally re-joining for one-off performances and several releases in the 1990s) until Joni’s death in 2017. In 2015, Sister Sledge performed for Pope Francis

at the World Festival of Families in Philadelphia. Building on the success of previous Live at Leopardstown events, this summer has delivered yet another season of top class horse racing, superb live music, festival food and fun. Leopardstown Racecourse has already seen record numbers attend The Stunning, Riptide Movement, and the Hothouse Flowers over the last few weeks. Live performances are preceded by a top-class card of horse racing and a wide selection of hospitality options available for everyone, from the great value ‘Summer Bundle’ to the premium ‘Summer Party’. Leopardstown Racecourse is only 20 minutes from Dublin City Centre on the Luas

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Send them back with a healthy lunchbox IT ALWAYS helps to plan ahead for the new term, and thinking about what the kids are going to eat should be part of planning process. Healthy and nutritious food is so important to fuel your kids through the school day and senior nutritionist with the National Dairy Council, Dr Marianne Walsh, has some helpful advice and tips. “There’s a lot of new things to get used to at the start of the term, ranging from new subjects to possibly a new teacher, classroom or friends,” says Dr Walsh. “It’s ideal if you can experiment at home with lunch ideas and to introduce some new flavours and textures during August, before school starts - or at home during the weekends. “This means children are not coping with new foods on top of everything else at the start of the term in the classroom, but it also means

they feel part of the planning and preparation.” Children may want the cakes, biscuits and crisps in their lunchbox but it’s really important to start them on a journey of healthy eating early. Weight is still an issue for Irish children, as research from the Department of Health shows that that one in four children is either overweight or obese. And the European Congress on Obesity notes that 27.5 per cent of children in Ireland under the age of five are overweight or obese, making children in Ireland the heaviest in Europe. The best way to manage this is to watch portion sizes, and ensure a good balance of varied foods in the diet. Don’t forget that a school lunch is one of your child’s three meals a day. Typically, a packed school lunch should contain all of the major food groups, as per the guidelines below:

• 1 portion of starchy carbohydrate (wholegrain breads, pittas and wraps, brown rice/pasta) • 1 portion of meat or meat alternative (chicken, fish, egg, pulses) • 1 portion of dairy (yogurt, cheese) • 1 or more portion of vegetable (carrot sticks, peppers, sweetcorn, lettuce, onion) • 1 or more portion of fruit (apple, orange, banana, pear, kiwi) • A drink of water and/or milk If a child favours a particular type of food or sandwich it is easy to fall into a routine of providing that as a ‘dependable reliable’ all of the time. But they may become bored with that food and could even grow to dislike it because they have it so often.   Including variety in sandwiches can be challenging, especially if you’re making lunch for five days a week.

Using different types of bread can help to prevent boredom - such as pitta bread, wraps and bread rolls. Try to opt for wholegrain varieties where possible and vary sandwich fillings from day to day using fresh ingredients and avoiding processed options. Preparing lunches in interesting shapes and colourful lunchboxes can also make lunchtime more appealing for children. “Unfortunately, national surveys have shown us that 37 per cent of Irish girls and 28 per cent of Irish boys aged from 5 –12 don’t get enough calcium in their diet; while 42 per cent of teenage girls and 23 per cent of teenage boys have insufficient calcium intakes,” says Dr Walsh. “This is worrying because children and young adolescents are going through really important phases of bone growth and development.

New community liaison officer appointed at Trinity College TRINITY College has appointed a new community liaison officer to facilitate and promote engagement between the college and the local area. Over the years, Trinity’s community liaison officer has worked extensively with the local community on various activities and events, addressing any issues that may arise as well as communicating the current and future plans of the university. Established in 2002, the community liaison officer works on a voluntary basis to help Trinity

further develop its relationship with the city and the immediate local community and to encourage inclusive access to the college community. Ussher Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Dr Ciaran O’Neill, will now take over the position from Professor Ciaran Brady who spent the last 11 years in the community role. On his departure from the role, Professor Brady praised the assistance of the Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast as well as the previous Provost, Dr John

Hegarty. “I was asked to do it by the previous Provost John Hegarty”, said Professor Brady. “Since then, the two provosts I’ve worked with have been amazingly supportive. “Provost Hegarty and Prendergast made my job so much easier” Professor O’Neill praised Ciaran Brady for his “sterling service” to the role over the past 11 years or so. “I’m delighted to continue on his work with our neighbours here in Dublin 2,” he added.

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The Department of Health advise three servings from the ‘milk, yogurt and cheese’ food group each day for those aged five years and up; with five servings recommended for 9-18-year olds due to the importance of calcium during this life stage. Not only is dairy an excellent source of calcium, it also provides a wide range of important nutrients your child needs such as protein, iodine and B vitamins. Help your child boost their calcium intake with these lunchbox ideas: • A container/mini-carton of milk (200ml) • A pot of yogurt, homemade smoothie or rice pudding • A matchbox-size (25g) piece of cheese such as cheddar, edam or gouda.

You may like to check if your child’s school is registered with the School Milk Scheme, which is a convenient and affordable way to help your child meet the recommended intake from the ‘milk, yogurt and cheese’ food group. The National Dairy Council has produced ‘Nutrition & You’ booklets for Children and Teenagers, which are endorsed by the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI). These booklets provide tailored information across a variety of topics such as: healthy eating; keeping

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Huge interest in the Kodiaq Seán Creedon IRISH motorists have really taken a liking to Skoda cars in recent years. The Octavia and Superb have been great sellers here and now comes the Kodiaq, Skoda’s first mid-size SUV, which is available in five and seven seat options. There has been huge interest in this car and when it was first introduced to Irish garages earlier this year as a left-hand drive,

prospective customers were queuing up for a test drive. 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 motor should be able to navigate some rough terrain if needed. Skoda is now part of the VW group, so you will find parts in the Kodiaq similar to those in the Seat Ateca and VW Tiguan. Skoda customers know

all this and have no problem accepting it as they are getting a massive, reliable SUV from the Czech company. I drove the seven seater version and while naturally the third row is only suitable for children, even with all seven seats in use, there was still space at the back for two small suitcases. And with the seven seats in use it’s good to know that Skoda still found room for a spare wheel which is NOT located under the car. Externally the Kodiaq looks very impressive, some

might say chunky. I drove a white version and it looked great. Inside I thought the decor was a bit dark and while the dash area was not cluttered it was black and combined with dark seating, it was a bit too dull for my liking. However, the sunroof which is an extra, saved the day. I drove a 4x4 version and there is great wheel clearance if you are going offroad. ▪▪ It’s hard to beat this pair of winners. My top of the range model had the panoramic sun tablet holders on the back open a bottle of water with roof, electric tailgate and of the front seats, which are one hand. These goodies coupled now almost compulsory if you are ferrying teenagers with the neat clip on the windscreen to hold your around. There is massive room in- parking ticket are all typical side and you won’t find any Skoda. I also like the way the complaints from passengers regarding head and leg side mirrors folded in when room. The dash is dominat- you apply the central locked by an eight-inch touch ing. screen and Apple CarPlay Prices start at €28,795 and Android are standards for the 1.4 petrol version, on all models. while the cheapest diesel, As usual with Skoda you the 2.0-litre will cost you get a complimentary um- €35,495. In all models the differbrella, located in the driver’s door and next to the ence between the five and automatic handbrake there seven-seater is €1,000. is a bottle holder where, if Road tax varies from €280 you are in a hurry, you can to €390 depending on the

model you buy. Skoda expect to sell over 1,000 units this year and 1,500 in 2018. At this rate is it possible that the Kodiaq could become the ‘new Qashqai.’ The Kodiaq weighs 1.7 tonnes and can tow a 2-axle horse box. This is just a lovely motor to drive and travel in. It’s little wonder that Skoda has really caught the imagination of Irish drivers in recent years. My advice is to enjoy a test drive through your local Skoda dealership. Take it from me: you won’t be disappointed.

American motorbike store has opened on the Northside of Dublin FRANKLIN Motorcycles, Ireland’s newest motorcycle franchise, has opened. America’s original motorcycle manufacturer, Indian Motorcycles, can attribute its continued success to one their engineers, a certain Charles Franklin, who designed and built the first Scout and Chief models in the early 1900s. Franklin hailed from Dublin’s Phisboro and now Indian motorcycles have made the Northside their home. Taking the great man’s name, Franklin Motorcycles officially opened in Swords earlier this year. The purpose fitted showroom looks the part with a full range of the iconic American motorcycles as well as a whole host of equipment, accessories and clothing. The team, Keith, Barry

and Peter, are running a full demo fleet with the Scout, an entry level learner legal machine of no fewer than 900ccs as well as several of the bigger engined bikes from the range. It isn’t all about the bikes and the Indian brand however. Franklin Motorcycles are a sister company to AKB Moto Distribution. AKB have been around for a number of years now and are well established in the trade. The team have also set up a state-of-the art workshop where they

provide a full-service facility for all makes and brands of motorcycle. They have a full diagnostic system for newer fuel injected bikes and a modern tyre fitting service. The new business is located on the outskirts of Swords in Unit G1, Swords Enterprise Park. The post code is K67 H7W4 and it’s easy to find on Google Maps. In the meantime, give any of the team a call on 01-538 5005 or just drop by. The coffee is great too!




Arona makes its Irish debut THE all-new SEAT Arona is here. The last SEAT creation made its first appearance during a media event in Barcelona, in front of 250 international journalists. The all-new SEAT Arona will make its public debut at the Frankfurt International Motorshow in September and will arrive in Irish shores this November. The all-new SEAT Arona is the Spanish brand's third new model release in 2017, after the upgraded Leon and the all-new Ibiza. This is yet another addition to the SEAT range in its biggest product offensive ever, which also includes the Ateca and the upcoming large size SUV that will be released in 2018. The all-new SEAT Arona sits neatly within the SUV range as the younger brother in the family, in an outstanding and bright way, that combines the advantages of its compact dimensions

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Dubliners encouraged to celebrate our unpaid carers THE Irish Red Cross is calling for Dublin to celebrate its unpaid carers by nominating them for the 2017 Irish Red Cross Carer of the Year Award. The award is open to any member of the public currently providing voluntary care. Previous winners include men and women from

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Dublin City Council I Paul Deegan intend to apply for permission for development at this site at rear of 6 Larkfield Park and adjacent to 2A Larkfield Gardens, Harolds Cross, Dublin 6W. The development will consist of Permission for new two storey semi detached dwelling (32B) accessed from Larkfield Gardens Construction of new boundary wall to proposed rear garden. New vehicular access at Larkfield Gardens and front boundary wall All associated site, drainage and landscaping 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 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

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Permission is sought, by Emer Bradley for Construction of a 39.5m single-storey extension to the side and rear of existing dwelling at 1 Berwick Hall, Whitehall Road, 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.

I Paddy Brown intend to apply for planning permission for development at 39 Hazel Avenue, Kilmacud, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin. The development will consist of; a garage conversion to playroom, a ground floor extension to the front with a hipped roof over the existing porch and the proposed extension and a new door to the existing porch. The planning application may be inspected or purchased for a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, during its public opening hours of Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority, on payment of a fee of €20 within 5 weeks of receipt of the application by the Planning Authority and such submissions or observations will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions or may refuse to grant permission.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council: Ms. Angela Munro, 18 Martin Street, Portobello, D08 X3N1is applying for Planning Permission for a development at the above address. The Development will consist of: The demolition of the existing ground floor rear extension and the construction of a new ground floor rear extension. Works to include refurbishment to existing dwelling 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 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.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council I John and Linda Collins seek Permission for development at Brandywyne, Rathmichael Haven, Shankill, Co. Dublin. The development will consist of a single story side and rear extension along the south aspect of the existing house, to be used as a family games room and a rear single story extension to the north aspect of the existing house to be used for storage purposes along with all associated and ancillary site development 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, 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 Dublin City Council. Isabel Cogan is applying for Planning Permission for the demolition of part of an internal wall at ground floor and the replacement of an existing external door at the rear of 15 Wesley Road, Rathgar, D06 F661, a 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 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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Permission is sought for works to 17 Mountpleasant Place, Ranelagh, Dublin 6 by Cathal Keogh. Works include the demolition of the single storey extension to the rear. The construction of a new two storey extension with first floor terrace. The refurbishment of the house including new windows and roof. 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 payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

Planning Permission is sought for the construction of an 15.4m2 attic dormer to the rear of the existing dwelling with new glazing, rooflight, internal alterations and all ancillary works, and the addition of a new rooflight to the existing front elevation at 33 Olivemount Road, Dundrum, Dublin 14 by Graham Murray. 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 Dublin City Council: Planning permission sought for 1.3sqm Porch to front, 27sqm two storey extension to rear, and internal alterations to ground and first floor all at 126 Donnellan Avenue, Ceannt Fort, Mount Brown, Dublin 8 for John Murphy. 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.


PLANNING DUBLIN PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Planning Permission sought for dormer type dwelling house in rear garden with new vehicular access and all associated site works. Works to include demolition of previously converted garage to side of existing dwelling house, all at 14 Barnhill Park, Dalkey, Co. Dublin for Mr. Peter Mc Crodden. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Dun Laoghaire during its public opening hours. A submission or 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 Dublin City Council I James Howard intend to apply for permission for development at this site at rear of 8 Larkfield Park and adjacent to 32 Larkfield Gardens, Harolds Cross, Dublin 6W. The development will consist of Permission for new two storey semi detached dwelling (32A) accessed from Larkfield Gardens Construction of new boundary wall to proposed rear garden. New vehicular access at Larkfield Gardens and front boundary wall All associated site, drainage and landscaping 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 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

Permission is sought for, Demolition of existing garage and semi-detached unit and re-building to include new entrance to right of façade with new roof extending across new bay window to front, retaining existing first floor windows to front, new windows to side façade on 3 levels with new gable end roof retaining existing concrete tiles, 3 no. rooflights to rear of roof, single storey extension to rear and side of unit with side entrance doors, new pedestrian gate on Adelaide road, new gate and opening to side laneway with small courtyard, widening of existing driveway on Hudson road to 3500mm with new gate, new 900mm high boundary wall along with permeable paving and associated site works. at: 1 Hudson Road, Glasthule, Co. Dublin by Daragh O’Sullivan & Maria O’Mahony The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority, County Hall, Dun Laoghaire, during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made on payment of €20 within a period of 5 weeks from the date the application is received by the planning authority.

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Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Planning permission sought for extension and alterations to existing houses to include first floor extension over existing garage and utility to side to no. 4 and new pitched roof providing attic accommodation over both No. 3 and No. 4 St. John’s Park, Monkstown, Co. Dublin for Mr. and Mrs. Martin, and Mr. and Mrs. Woods. This planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Dun Laoghaire during it public opening hours.A submission/observatio n may be made on payment of €20 within a period of 5 weeks from the date the application is received by the planning authority."

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Calling all junior detectives! GPO Witness History has misplaced some key objects of historic significance. It’s with the greatest urgency that these must be located and we need your expertise. The search is taking place weekly on Sundays throughout August. If you are up to the task, register your participation by emailing This fun activity is available for children aged five to 12 and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. It costs €12 per adult, €6 per child or €26 for a family of four. After the experience, there’s a session of crafts and games from the Victorian era.


The number of parkruns on the Northside increased recently with a new addition – Fairview. The 5k run, which is free to enter, also takes place at a number of other local venues every Saturday at 9.30am, including St Anne’s Park, Father Collins Park, Malahide Castle, Ardgillan Castle and Poppintree Park, to name but a few. To register for a parkrun near you, visit



Hear the most popular ‘Ukulele Songs of All Times’ in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind. Come along and hear the Dublin Ukulele Collective playing and singing on the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Band Stand – East Pier, on Saturday, August 12 from 3pm JERVIS KIDS’ ENTERTAINMENT Jervis Shopping Centre is running some great until 4.30pm. kids’ entertainment every Saturday & Sunday from 12pm-4pm during August. There are some amazing themed shows at 12.15pm, 1.30pm & 3pm and lots happening in between. And there’s the added bonus of being able to do some shopping while you’re there!

Written and performed by Robert Gogan, Strolling Through Ulysses! tells the fun-filled story of Bloomsday - June 16th 1904 - the iconic day around which James Joyce’s Ulysses is based, and guides you through the curious events and quirky characters of the iconic novel in a humorous, entertaining and informative manner. Bawdy, irreverent and great fun, this one-manshow takes place The Stag's Head, Dame Court, every Sunday. Tickets cost €15 and are available at Dublin Visitor Centres, from and at the door (subject to availability).




The Bray Train & Model Fair will take place on Sunday, August 13 from 11am to 3pm in Bray Wheelers Clubhouse on the Schools Road, off Boghall Road. Diecast, tin toys, models -vintage/modern, Dinky/Corgi/Matchbox/Oxford. See

Movie fans are in for a treat this weekend with the annual Fingal Film Festival taking place over three days – Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 11, 12 and 13. With outdoor cinemas, live stand-up comedy and music, full bars, food vendors, and a new venue, the 800-year-old Swords Castle, the festival offers a weekend of family-friendly excitement. For more information on the full schedule, visit

Emlyn Boyle, a Westmeath-based artist who is originally from Coolock, is holding an exhibition of his work at Rush Library. ‘Those Ancient Folk’ is based on Irish myths, legends and folklore and launches this Saturday, August 12 in Rush. This is Emlyn’s second solo art exhibition but his first one based in Dublin. It runs until September 1.


A car boot sale will take place in the grounds of the Methodist Church, Ballinteer Road, Dundrum (just off M50 - beside Wesley Rugby Club) on Saturday, August 12. Gates open for sellers at 8am. Prices are cars €20 and for car and trailer €30. For buyers, admission is free. Free parking in grounds of Wesley College. Cafe with light refreshments available. Further details from email:

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From the Archives

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

▪▪ The Dublin train from Howth steams into Sutton Railway Station, c. 1907. There were superb views from the train as it ran along the coast. Passengers wait on the station platform which would certainly be more crowded today. The wall on the opposite platform carries advertistements, including one for ‘Wright’s Coal Tar Soap’. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Ireland’ (North Dublin), by Derek Stanley. Published by Gill & Macmillan/The History Press.

▪▪ Evening Herald, August 26, 1939

▪▪ Evening Herald, August 31, 1939

▪▪ Irish Press, August 17, 1977

▪▪ Victoria House, Victoria Terrace, Kingstown, c. 1905. The hotel was formed by the amalgamation of two houses which had been built on the waterfront by Thomas Egan in 1843. The proprietor was Thomas Ross and Ross’s Hotel was very popular. In the 1930s it had an ‘electric lift’ and an added attraction was the ‘winter garden’ on the hotel roof. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Ireland’ (South Dublin), by Derek Stanley. Published by Gill & Macmillan/The History Press.

▪▪ Freeman’s Journal, August 8, 1867

▪▪ Sunday Independent, August 27, 1939


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