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Warning as thefts from cars are on the rise SOUTHSIDERS have been warned not to leave valuables in their cars after new crime figures revealed a significant increase in the number of thefts from vehicles.

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Information released to Deputy John Curran (FF) from this month’s Joint Policing Report for the Dublin Metropolitan Region West Division, have revealed an overall 20 per cent increase in thefts from vehicles in the area. The figures come from information provided by local gardai in Lucan, Ronanstown, Clondalkin and Rathcoole Garda Stations. “There has been a significant increase in thefts

from vehicles across all local areas in Dublin Mid-West,” Deputy Curran said. “The public must be warned and cautioned not to leave anything valuable unattended in their cars or work vehicles.” In total, there were 699 thefts from vehicles in 2017 in all local areas across the DMR West Division, an increase of 118 thefts since 2016. Lucan Garda Station reported 170 thefts in 2017, an increase of 20 per cent. Ronanstown Garda Station reported 163 thefts, an increase of 39 per cent. Clondalkin Garda Station reported some 259 thefts, Continued on page 2

through a series of ‘Docklands Story Walks’ and workshops as part of the programme operated under the Docklands Arts Fund. The purpose of the partnership between Dublin City Council and Business to Arts is to enhance the quality of arts experiences in the Docklands Area. To learn more see www.businesstoarts. Kate will work with students to devel- ie/artsfund PHOTO: CONOR MCCABE PHOTOGRAPHY op their creativity and photographic skills Garry Ferguson of Walkers is pictured with Kate Nolan, Walkers Photographer in Residence, and Andrew Hetherington of Business to Arts, with transition year students Samuel Rodrigues de Amorim Tavares, Amina Ward, Casey Swaine and Yung Kien Chong of CBS Westland Row.







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an increase of nine per cent while Rathcoole Garda Station reported 107 thefts from vehicles in 2017, an increase of 26 per cent in just 12 months. Deputy Curran said that with detection rates “very low”, there was a very real need for the allocation of extra Garda resources in this locality. “Fianna Fáil secured a commitment under the Confidence and Supply Arrangement for increased Garda recruitment,” he said. “And I am therefore calling for our local Garda stations in Dublin Mid-West to receive an increased allocation of personnel. “As a member of the Joint Policing Committee I am acutely aware of the issues in our area and regularly raise these matters during debate,” Deputy Curran added. “It is important that people feel secure and that means having a visible Garda presence in the area.” Meanwhile, Deputy John Lahart (FF) is raising issues regarding burglaries and as-

saults that have arisen in the latest Garda figures for the Garda districts of Rathfarnham, Terenure and Tallaght with the bi-monthly Joint Policing Committee (JPC) in South Dublin County Council. While burglary rates in all these areas decreased in 2017, detection rates are still low, according to Deputy Lahart. In Rathfarnham, reported burglary was down by six per cent and Terenure saw a decrease of 14 per cent. Tallaght saw the biggest decrease of the three, down 20 per cent from 2016. But while burglary rates are down, there are increases in other crimes. “Burglary rates are down but they couldn’t have really gone any other way, as there was a spike between 2014 and 2016,” Deputy Lahart stated. “The gardaí worked a lot around that issue.. “According to Deputy Lahart, detection rates may be poor because of a lack of Garda resources. “Garda numbers have dropped and continue to drop,” he said. “Overall, in Dublin, we’re down 100 gardaí since last


year. We’re down almost 1,000 gardaí since 2010. “I think one of the reasons the detection rate is poor is the lack of time gardaí have to invest in following up these crimes, being able to sit down and establish patterns,” he added. In January, a report released by An Garda Síochána showed that an increase in burglaries in 2017 was reversed by the end of the year following a new targeted garda operation. Gardaí said that the problem had worsened throughout 2017, but that the launch of the winter phase of Operation Thor in November of last year reversed an increasing trend. Since then, gardaí say reported burglaries have dropped by 23 per cent nationally. The reduction was 18 per cent in Dublin. The operation is described by gardaí as “a multi-strand approach to tackling burglaries with an emphasis on preventing the crime from happening in the first instance”. Southside People asked the Garda Press Office and the Garda Representative Association (GRA) for comment but had not received one at time of going to press.

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Irish suffragettes remembered a century later THERE was drama at Dublin Castle last week after a woman smashed a window and was arrested by police. To mark the centenary of women getting the vote in Ireland, the granddaughter of Irish suffragette, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, re-enacted her grandmother’s action over a 100 years ago to highlight women's disenfranchisement. The event was hosted by the Office of Public Works and attended by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Micheál Mac Donnacha. It included a speech by Hanna’s granddaughter, Micheline Sheehy Skeffingto, from a ‘soapbox’ similar to that used by suffragettes a ▪▪ The granddaughter of Irish suffragette, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, re-enacts her century ago. grandmother smashing the windows of OPW’s Dublin Castle over a 100 years ago. At 5am onJune 13, 1912 Micheline Sheehy Skeffington is pictured with OPW Chairman Maurice Buckley, the Manager of Dublin Castle, Mary Heffernan and the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Mícheál Mac Donncha at the event. PHOTO: JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY

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tenary of women getting the vote, Hanna’s granddaughter Micheline, dressed in period costume, smashed a replica window in the Castle at the Ship Street entrance and was then “arrested” by a policeman. In the coming weeks Dublin City Council will recognise Hanna Sheehy Skeffington’s contribution to Irish public life by erecting a plaque at the Ship Street entrance. The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Micheál Mac Donnacha, said: “Hanna Sheehy Skeffington is Ireland’s most famous suffragette and her actions and agitation directly contributed to Irish women winning BECOME A HOST BECOME A FAMILY HOST FAMILY the vote in 1918. FOR DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY FOR DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY “Hanna lived in Dublin and was elected to the counDublin City University cil so it’s entirely fitting that (Glasnevin, Dublin 9) is seeking Dublin City Council recognise Host Families in the Terenure, her role in Irish political life Kimmage, Rathgar, Templeogue, by erecting a plaque in her INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS honour. Knocklyon and surrounding Due to an increase in student numbers we require “I very much look forward areas to accommodate foreign more Host Families. You are ideally located either: INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS to unveiling this later in the within walking distance of DCU or on a direct bus students route to DCU. in February, March and year.” Due to an increase in student numbers we require April 2018. - Short and Long term placements chairman of the OPW more Host Families. You are ideally located The either: - Places required throughout the year within weekly walking distance of DCU or on a direct bus Buckley, added: Maurice - Attractive rates Earn up to €420 per week! route to DCU. - Host families required for immediate student “The OPW is delighted to placements host this event celebrating Students are Italian, Spanish - Short and Long term placements required throughout the year and- Places Russian nationality and will Hanna Sheehy Skeffington Attractive who dedicated her life to Ms.-Aoife Doherty weekly rates Find out attend for 1 week at a time. 01 700 5673families required for immediate student Host tackling injustice in general more placements and women’s inequality in For more information visit: Apply online particular.”

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We’re slaves to our smartphones

Comment: Tony McCullagh, Dublin People group editor


GREW up in a time when having a phone in your house was a big deal. It was right up there with owning a VHS video recorder or a Sodastream (younger readers may have to Google it). But even if you were posh enough to have a phone, there was a ridiculously long waiting list to get your line installed. This being Ireland in the 1980s, it all depended on who you knew. Happily, a family friend worked for Telecom Eireann so he managed to pull a few strings and push a few buttons to make it happen. We came home from school one day and there it was in the hall – a telephone we could finally call our own. Our enthu-

siasm was only slightly dented when we were told that we had to ask our parents’ permission to make a call – and only then if it was absolutely necessary! Having a phone at home changed everything. There would be no more treks to the nearby stinky phone box if we wanted to make a call. All we needed were friends and relatives who also had phones, although they could be hard to come by. Fast-forward a few decades and the humble landline is now the poor relation in the world of communications; usurped by the so-called smartphone and all its technical wizardry. Many of us no longer bother with a home phone, save for those who still live in pockets of the country with poor mobile network coverage. Incredibly, I recently learned that it’s now considered bad phone etiquette to call somebody at home without texting them first to see if they’re free to talk. That’s what we’ve been reduced to by a society that has made it easier to communicate, yet discourages us from doing so in any meaningful way. Mobile phones, once the exclusive preserve of so-called ‘yuppies’, are now as prevalent as the toothbrush. We don’t really like our children having them, yet we fear not being able to contact them if they leave the home without one. The smartphone is a constant distrac-

▪▪ Are smartphones having a negative impact on our daily lives? PHOTO: BIGSTOCK tion in our lives, making it impossible to leave work at work – or even home at home. You are always contactable, even though people don’t seem to call to talk as much these days. If you don’t respond to a text, WhatsApp or Facebook message within five minutes, people just assume

that you’re annoyed with them. Either that or you’ve had a terrible accident. God forbid that your battery dies or even – horror of horrors – you leave your phone turned off. And the stock reaction if a phone gets lost or dropped down the toilet is usually: “Everything I had was on

it.” When you think about it for a moment, it’s a pretty sad reflection on our lives that we have all become such slaves to our smartphones. Something to give up for Lent, perhaps?

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SPINAL Injuries Ireland (SII) is running a unique campaign called ‘Lineout for SII’ which will take place in pubs across Ireland until March 17.

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Brand new library for Clondalkin SOUTH Dublin County Council plans to tender for the North Clondalkin Library project this month, it has emerged. Local Fianna Fáil TD John Curran has welcomed the news. “The area of North Clondalkin will benefit greatly from a local library right in the heart of the community,” he said. “Libraries offer communities countless opportunities for further education, socialising, online and IT access as well as local events and entertainment. “This is great news for the people of North Clondlakin. The library is planned to have a children’s section in it as well as a small outdoor play space area for smaller children in a realigned garden.” The tender process is due to be completed during February with construction likely to commence in March. The construction period is approximately 15 months which would mean a completion date of summer 2019.


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Dublin student saved baby’s life ▪▪ Tarik, with his wife Ciara and two of their children, and Assumpta and baby Hugh.

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▪▪ Tarik and baby Hugh. sions. “Hugh was lifeless and it seemed to take a while. I saw the colour return to my son and he began to cry,” Asumpta added. Tarik was running late for college when he spotted the panicked mother and made the split decision to perform CPR. When the ambulance arrived at the scene they rushed baby Hugh to Crumlin Children’s Hospital where

he was placed on life support for four days. He spent three weeks in hospital. Although Tarik called to the hospital to see how baby Hugh was recovering, it wasn’t until three weeks later that he realised the infant had survived. Tarik, who completed a refresher course in first aid a week before the incident, says the trauma has stuck with him. He added: “I gave him his

first breath and nothing happened, but on the second I could see his eyes moving. “After a while the ambulance came and he looked ok. Assumpta was crying but I just kept saying that he was ok.” Tarik is now in the running to scoop the Everyday Hero award at the People of Year Awards. The awards show will be broadcast live on RTÉ One at 9.50pm.



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Search is on for next Spielberg LOCAL budding Steven Spielbergs are being invited to apply for funding to enter a short film competition that highlights the dangers of smoking. The Irish Cancer Society’s X-HALE competition aims to get young people around the city to be part of a future tobacco-free generation. It asks young filmmakers aged 10-24, to help spread the word about the impact of smoking and encourage their friends, family and community to be smoke free. Last year Loren from Ston-

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groups to encourage young people to address tobacco use and empower them to take action in their communities by making a short film about the impact of smoking. The closing date for applications for funding is Wednesday, February 28 but film entries will be accepted until Wednesday, May 23. “Our 2018 training and funding opportunities are now open for applications and we want youth organisations across Ireland to get involved and drive the movement towards establishing Ireland’s first smoke

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Whoosh! Where did January go? The first day of February is now upon us and while many kids across the country will be celebrating St. Brigid’s day, here at Equipet we will be celebrating the start of Pet Dental Care Awareness Month! Teeth are the most valuable part of an animal’s body, as it is the teeth that usually cause the most problems! Taking care of your pet’s teeth is vital to ensuring a happy and long companionship with your chosen friend; be they small and furry or large and lean. Without further delay, let’s begin with the small and furry!

Small Animal Dental Care: Rabbits, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, Rats and Mice rely on their teeth for much of the labour of eating. All of these animals are herbivores to some extent (Except rabbits and rats, they’re everything-vores) so they rely on their teeth to mulch and grind food down before it reaches their stomachs. However, most of these animals mentioned have one very important dental care aspect; their teeth never stop growing! They constantly need a hard object to wear down the excess bone and stop them from puncturing their jaws (Gross, and painful!). Rabbits naturally do this in the wild but in domesticated environments they will require some kind of grinding toy or object like the Gnawing Stone with Croquettes or even hay! This will help keep their teeth at an acceptable length and prevent discomfort and pain, while also enabling them to happily munch away till their hearts content! Regularly check your small animal’s teeth and mouth for signs of growth, infection or swelling and if anything unusual appears bring them to your vet immediately.

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A snowball has a better chance in Hell than you getting a chance to peek at your cats teeth. As much as your cat might loathe you for being near to her mouth, it is very important! Your cat uses her fangs for a variety of important tasks such as satisfying her prey drive, hunting and subduing threats to your home, and biting the hand that feeds (Gently and with love). If possible you should try and brush your cat’s teeth. If this is not possible don’t worry, premium cat feeds are specially formulated chelated kibble which ensures that your cat is getting all of the dental care she could ever need, just by eating! Much like toys and treats for small animals, cat toys can also have a secondary use by being able to reach in-between teeth and remove plaque and tartar. The Royal Canin Oral Care range is also perfect for your cat’s teeth, as well as anything from our Cat Toy range! Help keep their fangs sharp as tacks and your cat will love you forever! As with all things, regularly try and check your cat’s mouth for signs of infection and disease and always bring your cat to the vet if you are unsure of anything. Some key things to look out for: Swelling or Asymmetry in your cats face, sleeping in a different part of the house, bad breath and changes in how your cat eats.

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Signing off on Pet Dental Care: While raising the awareness of dental hygiene for the month of February is our main goal, you will find many offers, both online and in-store for dental products for all animals! Now is the perfect time to buy those Rice Treats you’ve had your eye on, or some beef flavoured toothpaste for your best four-legged friend or even a gnawing stick for your little floof-ball!

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Waterboys are Live at Leopardstown FOLLOWING hot on the heels of a hugely successful Dublin Racing Festival featuring a host of entertainment including Damian Dempsey, Vogue Williams, Stockton's Wing and more, Leopardstown Racecourse has launched the 2018 Bulmers Live at Leopardstown Summer Series by announcing the headline act – The Waterboys. Now in its 9th year, Bulmers Live at Leopardstown has established itself as Ireland’s premier racing and live music event, bringing superb international acts to the racecourse over the years. Sister Sledge, The Human League, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Johnny Marr, and Happy Mondays have lined up alongside some of the best live Irish acts of our times, including The Boomtown Rats, Hot House Flowers, The Coronas and Ash. Joining this stellar list of names this summer will be a band very dear to the hearts of Irish music lovers over the decades, The Waterboys. Mike Scott was already a legend before he moved to Ireland to record and release the iconic album, ‘Fisherman’s Blues’. Already his album ‘This is the Sea’, with its international hit ‘The Whole of the Moon’ had marked Scott as an inspirational songwriter for his generation. But with Fisherman’s Blues, The Waterboys almost single-handedly revived an interest in Irish traditional

music not seen for a couple of generations. Staking out bold, new territory with fresh approaches and inspirational collaborators has been the defining factor of Scott’s creative flow. Their new album ‘Out Of All This Blue’ – the band’s twelfth and first double album - is perhaps the most brilliantly daring and accomplished reinvention of The Waterboys to date. The Waterboys will play the concluding event for Bulmers Live at Leopardstown on Thursday August 16. However, there are seven other events starting on June 7 and running through June, July and August that will feature a fantastic line-up with details to be released over the coming weeks. Now a favourite fixture on Dublin’s summer calendar, Bulmers Live at Leopardstown’s combination of live music with horse racing has proven a winning mix for those looking for great festival vibes and a Thursday night’s outdoor entertainment. Pat Keogh, CEO of Leopardstown Racecourse said they were delighted to be welcoming such an iconic band such as The Waterboys to Leopardstown for Bulmers Live at Leopardstown. “This summer series grows in popularity every year. Punters are attracted by a superb line-up which supports excellent horseracing and I am positive this year will be even more successful.” ▪▪ The Waterboys in action. Mike Scott’s legendary live show is coming to Leopardstown.

Stiff Little Fingers to storm Dublin FORMED in 1977 in Belfast, Stiff Little Fingers, along with the likes of the Clash, Sex Pistols, The Jam, Buzzcocks, Undertones, Sham 69, and The Stranglers, were at the forefront of the punk movement. They wrote initially about their own lives, growing up at the height of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, in songs like ‘Suspect Device’ and ‘Wasted Life’. In November of ’77, they released those two songs on their own Rigid Dig-

its label, and sent a copy to BBC Radio One DJ John Peel, who started playing it every night. These were the first of what became SLF’s signature style: lyrics that meld the personal and political, music that combines the energy of punk with infectious hooks, and delivery that rings of honesty and commitment. In 1979 they became the first band ever to hit the UK top 20 album charts on an independent label with their debut ‘Inflammable Material’.

The album chronicles the band’s anger and frustration at The Troubles in Northern Ireland, and calls on youth to create their own reality. Over the years, their live shows continued to be special events of energy and power. Their studio albums demonstrate their passion and anger, each in its own way. In 1994 they released the ‘Get a Life’ LP. The album helped renew interest in SLF just as newer bands that cited them

▪▪ Stiff Little Fingers are a force to be reckoned with. as a major influence, such as Bad Religion, Sugar, Rancid and Therapy, were coming to prominence. In August 2003, Stiff Little Fingers released their ninth studio album, ‘Guitar and Drum’, which includes a moving tribute to Joe Strummer, entitled ‘Strum-

merville’. After many studio albums and countless tours, Stiff Little Fingers find themselves more in demand than ever.

Stiff Little Fingers are live at The Academy Dublin on Friday, August 24.



‘Good family man’ held crime money Jessica Magee A DUBLIN father-offive who agreed to hold €84,000 that was the proceeds of crime, along with a quantity of heroin, has been sentenced to four years in prison. Stephen Fitzgerald (42) was described in court as a “very good family man”, for whom the traumatic effect of two family suicides drove him to greater drug use and debt. Fitzgerald pleaded guilty to possessing €84,000 at his home at Glenshane Green, Tallaght, on November 6, 2016. He further admitted possessing heroin valued at €41,250 and a cutting agent worth €1,000 on the same occasion. Passing sentence at Dub-

lin Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Martin Nolan accepted that Fitzgerald owned neither the drugs nor the cash, but had been holding them for third parties to whom he had become obligated because of his own drug use. He said Fitzgerald had been trusted by others to mind their money, which placed him “somewhat above the lowest rung of the ladder” of the criminal operation, but nonetheless “close to the bottom of the pyramid”. The judge noted that Fitzgerald's family had undergone “considerable difficulties” which created a high degree of stress for him, and he became addicted to drugs. But he added that to Fitzgerald's credit, he was a good family man and a source of support to his ex-

tended family. “Many people are prepared to say good things about him,” said Judge Nolan, referring to the large number of letters and testimonials written in Fitzgerald's favour. The prosecuting Garda agreed with Giollaíosa O Lidheadha SC, defending, that Fitzgerald had built up a drug debt and was under a “very real, serious threat to his life”. The Garda did not dispute that both the debt and the threat were ongoing. The court also heard that Fitzgerald had borrowed money before the offence to pay funeral bills for his 16-year-old nephew who had died by suicide. Fitzgerald's brother had killed himself some years previously. The prosecuting Garda

told Fiona McGowan BL, prosecuting, that on the day in question, gardaí got a warrant to search Fitzger-

heroin in a bag in an outdoor shed, and 2kg of a drug called Manatol in an old cooker. The court heard that Manatol is used as a cutting agent to bulk up and sweeten controlled drugs. Various amounts of cannabis totalling €600 were also found. Fitzgerald was arrested, made full admissions and cooperated with gardaí. He has one previous conviction for a drugs offence ald's house. Gardaí found €84,000 in for which he received a cash in an upstairs bedroom, three-year suspended senalong with 275 grammes of tence.

Mr O Lidheadha SC said Fitzgerald had serious medical difficulties, had suffered two strokes and experienced anxiety and suicide ideation. Letters were presented written by numerous relatives describing Fitzgerald as the “best husband”, a very strong father figure, kind-hearted, loyal, loving and reliable. The court heard that Fitzgerald and his wife helped out greatly as volunteers in after-school projects and that he also helped out at a local football club.








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HEALTH Alzheimer Society of Ireland seeking participants for Camino adventure   ADVOCATE Kathy Ryan and TV3 presenter Deric Ó hArtagáin will be tackling The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s Camino Adventure to raise funds and public awareness for people with dementia in Ireland during World Alzheimer’s Month in September. Kathy, who was diagnosed with younger on-set Alzheimer in January 2014 and is Vice-Chair of the ASI’s Irish Dementia Working Group (IDWG), is looking forward to the challenge with Deric and a team of likeminded walkers in Spain from September 8-15. This will be the first time that a person with dementia has taken part in the ASI’s Camino Adventure, which is a 115km trek from Sarria to Compostela. Kathy, who lives in Tip-

perary, has described the upcoming adventure as a dream come true and is eager to show that her condition is not a barrier and people with dementia can still do the things that others can do. Kathy and Deric are now spreading the ‘can do’ attitude and are hoping that others will follow in their footsteps by signing up to this unique experience along the Camino de Santiago. The Camino walk is open to participants, men and women of all ages. If members of the public are interested in joining Kathy and Deric, visit for more information. The ASI is the national leader in advocating for and providing dementia-specific supports and services. Each year it provides more than one million hours of

community-based dementia-specific care throughout Ireland. Kathy Ryan said: “Walking the Camino de Santiago is a dream come true for me. When I was diagnosed with dementia in 2014, I thought my chance of doing something like this was over. But, thanks to The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, I now have the opportunity to take on this challenge and carry a banner for all people with dementia on this epic walk. “This challenge shows that people with dementia can still do the things that other people can do. I am looking forward to following a training programme over the coming months and getting ready for the challenge. “I must also thank my walking partner, Deric, for putting his heart and soul into this challenge; it means ▪▪ Kathy Ryan and TV3 presenter Deric Ó hArtagáin will lead The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s Camino so much to me.” Adventure.

New mental health campaign oSTeoPATH is aiming to drive change Classical

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A NEW campaign has been launched by Aware and mytaxi aimed at encouraging taxi drivers to use their nationwide reach to help promote positive mental health. With one in four people using a mental health service at some stage of their lives according to Mental Health Ireland, the ‘Drivers of Change’ initiative is focused on helping taxi drivers to use their daily interaction with the public as an opportunity to become positive mental health advocates across Ireland. The new multi-media campaign, which kicked off with a mental health workshop for taxi drivers at Clan Na nGael GAA Club, features

an innovative video discussing mental health challenges, stigma and highlighting the services available to help those affected. The ‘Drivers of Change’ video will be distributed to multiple audiences via an array of digital and social channels over the coming weeks. Speaking at the launch, Brid O’Meara, Director of Services at Aware, said: “We were delighted with the opportunity to partner with mytaxi on this initiative. “Taxi drivers are very well placed in the community to assist in the reduction of stigma in the area of mental health. “Our first workshop with drivers, which is hopefully the beginning of many, was a very valuable oppor-

tunity to impress upon the drivers the role they can play in signposting information and supporting services where appropriate.” Ms O’Meara added: “There is real potential for taxi drivers to foster positive change as part of this campaign.” Christopher Flynn, a driver with mytaxi, was among those who attended the first workshop. “The Aware workshop and introductory training gave me a real insight into the mental health challenges faced by so many people in Ireland on a daily basis,” said Mr Flynn. “It supported real awareness-building for me, and I now feel better equipped to impact positively on the general popula-

tion around mental health issues. “I would strongly urge my colleagues to also get involved in this campaign - our daily interaction with the public gives us a real opportunity to relieve some of the pressures felt by those suffering in this area.” Speaking at the launch of the campaign, Roisin O’Brien, Head of Marketing, mytaxi Ireland, said: “Aware and mytaxi are partnering to give our taxi drivers the opportunity to also become drivers of mental health change in Ireland. Taxi drivers offer the perfect resource to challenge mental health stigmas and, with the benefit of an information workshop, provide information and signposting services in an informal setting.”

Anam Cara meeting ANAM Cara North Dublin, an organisation that supports bereaved parents, is hosting an information meeting on Wednesday, February 21 from 7.30pm9.30pm in the Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords, coun-

ty Dublin. Anam Cara emphasised that this free event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age of the child or children, the circumstances of their death, or

whether this was recent or not. . However, Anam Cara need to confirm numbers. If attending, please RSVP to before Tuesday, February 20 or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.



New home for tennis club

Ballyboden ladies travel to Páidí football festival BALLYBODEN St Enda’s senior ladies will be travelling south next week compete in the Lidl Comórtas Peile Páidí Ó Sé 2018.

▪▪ Eamonn Griffin, Development Committee, Newtown Park Tennis Club is pictured with Mary Kate Halpin, Johnny Burns, of Burns Construction, Cllr Tom Murphy, Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and Paul King, Mens Captain, Newtown Park Tennis Club.

Takeing place from February 16-18 in West Kerry, the power and appeal of Páidi Ó Sé, one of Gaelic Football’s most favourite sons, is truly evident. More than 1,200 players comprising teams from South Korea, Germany, the UK and 12 counties from the four provinces of Ireland will

compete in the famed Gaelic football festival. There is some stiff opposition for Fingallians in the senior men’s competition with local sides An Ghaeltacht, Daingean Uí Chúis (Dingle) and Ardfert as well as Mayo’s Crossmolina Deeel Rovers, Westmeath’s Rosemount GAA and Kildares’ Clane and Johnstownbridge. Ballyboden Ladies are defending Comortas champions in the senior ladies cup and are up against Kerry’s Rathmore GAA and Na Gaeil

of Tralee as well as old rival Bray Emmets and newcomers Brian Borus Ladies of Tipperary. Celebrating its 29th year, the festival is one of the biggest and longest running club competitions in GAA history. Over 40 club teams compete in ladies and men’s senior, intermediate and junior competitions in over 20 GAA venues across the Dingle Peninsula as well as teams attending cultural and social events at Comórtas HQ,

Páidí Ó Sé’s pub in Ventry, Co Kerry. The football festival, which has attracted over 15,000 club players since it began in 1989, is a big boost for tourism in the area and attracts huge interest. Comórtas Chairman Pádraig Óg. Ó Sé said: ‘We are delighted to have Fingallians and Ballyboden representing Dublin. “We are also thrilled to be breaking new ground by hosting a team from South Korea.”

Murphy, said: "The contract door ramp for access, terhas now been signed so that race and bicycle racks. Ruairi O'Dúlaing, Senior work can commence on the Parks Superintendent, Dún new pavilion. “Newtownpark Tennis Laoghaire Rathdown CounClub will continue to build ty Council, added: “We have on bringing communities one of the highest rates of The club was first formed together, through a shared sports participation in Ireland and we continue to in 1992 and has over 500 love of tennis.” The new pavilion will also develop first class facilities members catering for both junior and senior club mem- provide changing rooms, for public use so that all our club room, kitchen, toilets, citizens can enjoy sport and ▪▪ Ballyboden St Enda’s Ladies coach Declan O’Reilly (centre) pictured with Kerry All-Star defender Aislinn bers. 6-7. Dantes_Valentine_People260x160mm_AW.pdf 30/01/2018 18:04 activity.” Cathaoirleach, Cllr Tom store/playroom plus an out- 1 physical Desmond, Comórtas chairman Pádraig Ó Sé, Michael Collins of Lidl Ireland and Kerry footballer David Moran. WORKS are due to commence on a new tennis pavilion at Springhill Park, Blackrock, which will be the new home of Newtown Park Tennis Club.










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All’s good in Bad Gastein

Neil Fetherstonhaugh There’s something in the waters of Bad Gastein. That’s not just an expression. There actually is something in the water of this famed Austrian resort town. Located in the heart of the Hohe Tauern mountain range, the town has been a famous destination for centuries as visitors flocked to its various hot spas, seeking out what is considered the magical healing properties of its radon-rich waters and healing mines located in cliffs high above town. Even today locals still encourage visitors to drink the water straight from the tap in their hotel room, usually a big no-no when traveling, but sure enough, it was as refreshing and tasty as they promised when I tried it out of curiosity after checking into our centrally located and pleasant 3 star Hotel Krone. Unlike some other ski resorts that are often purpose-built to accommodate the hordes that descend every year seeking their thrills and spills on the slopes, Bad Gastein is an authentic Austrian city with its own life going on in the quaint cobbled streets at the bottom of the slopes. There is air of faded elegance, a sense that this alpine gem has seen better days but revival is in the air and the enterprising locals have worked hard to transform former rundown buildings and give them a new lease of life. One of them is a power station that is now a cool bar while another is Bad Gastein’s impressive waterfall that sends its tumbling icy cold waters ripping right through the centre of town. Under clear blue skies and icy white mountains and surrounded by fresh mineral water and hot springs, the sprightly residents here enjoy a healthy,

outdoor existence. It was with some awe that I watched a group of older locals engaged in an energetic game of curling outside the restaurant where we were dining on our first evening in town. In their version of this local entertainment, the player hurls a large stone that has a longer stick attached, down along a stretch of icy road in a bid to get it as close as possible to the target ball. It was played with much gusto and even though I couldn’t understand what they were saying there was no doubt that a good bit of slagging and one-upmanship accompanied each throw as they each competed to win a round. Believe me, it was a lot easier than it looked, and even after several awkward pitches I was no closer to getting the hurl to travel with the same level of marksmanship as these robust men of the mountains achieved on every throw. It was great fun, and well worth the punt, if you excuse the pun, and it helped work off the hearty lunch we had enjoyed earlier in the Eisschützenstüberl Familie Lanzelin right next door. Even though Bad Gastein competes for a share of the lucrative alpine market it can easily hold its own in the whole skiing stakes, but given the competitive nature of the industry and with some heavy-hitting competitors right on their doorstep, Bad Gastein is not resting on its laurels. Work is already underway on a massive construction project that will see the transformation of a 20-hectare area of pistes in the Schlossalm ski area. My first experience of the new ski season was as you’d expect in Austria. We were in and out of Sport Schober, located near the main Stubnerkogel lift station in minutes as the efficient staff had us suited and booted and ready to go, and from there it was a quick ride

up to the top of the 2,251 metre Stub- enjoyed the outdoor ‘relaxation zone’ before plunging back into the heated nerkogal. where you could get out of the water waters. The nice red slopes gently segued and dive into the surrounding snow Talk about a thrill to the senses! into significantly more challenging fast blacks but such was the relaxed pace we were travelling at; it didn’t require too much effort to make the adjustment. On our first morning a heavy snowfall at the top of the mountain did lead to a slight disorientating white out as we descended. It took some concentration to keep our bearings but as I gradually managed to regain my ski legs the snow stopped the adrenalin kicked in. Soon we were picking up the pace and after a stop off for lunch, we were back out and by the afternoon were flying. Our ski guide Alex took us up and over various different runs that all offered slightly different challenges but as a mediocre skier I was well able to BAD GASTEIN FACT FILE take them on at my own pace. We even stopped off to check out the • We flew with Ryanair to Salzburg. See for flight details and cool 140m long suspension bridge that prices – with flights every Saturday during the winter ski season. Salzburg is one ever so slightly swings in the breeze, of- hour from the Gastein Valley, and one hour 15 minutes from the town of Bad Gastein. fering heart-stopping views out over the • Bad Gastein is part of the Gastein Valley, with over 220kms of accessible skiGastein valley from a spine-tingling 28 ing and marked pistes. Other activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, metres above the snow. ice-climbing, ice skating, curling, husky-dog sledding, winter hiking trails, night toOn the next ridge a panorama plat- bogganing, full moon ski touring, and a choice of thermal spas as well as the healing form, the Glocknerblic observation post caves of the Gaisteiner Heilstollen. looked like a set from Star Wars in the • There’s a Stars & Movie Walk, free of charge through the local tourist office. distance • Don’t miss seeing the wonderful unique feature that is the waterfall which runs And all around us rose the mesmer- through the centre of town. ising Hohe Tauern mountain chain that • We stayed at the Hotel Krone, a 3-star hotel with direct access to the main gongives this part of the world its unique dola of Bad Gastein, as well as the Felsentherme Spa, and all shops and bars in the identity town. Double rooms start at €33 pps while the dorms are €20pps. All rates include While the skiing was fantastic it breakfast and free WiFi. would have been amiss to leave Bad • The Felsentherme Spa in Bad Gastein ( consists of Gastein without at least trying out the family spa, panorama wellness area and massage, outdoor spa, and fitness suites. hot spas for which the town is equal- Cost for three hours is €22.50 with a Gastein Card. ly famous and a night time visit to the • We recommend taking Ski School, or Ski Guiding, and of course that is essential Felsentherme Spa, located just a couple for beginners. The Ski School itself is excellent, with English speaking instructors. of doors from our hotel, provided a wel- Schober is an excellent place for ski and boot hire, and is conveniently located become relief for weary bones. side the Gondola Station at Bad Gastein with excellent and free storage. See www. Floating gently around the indoor for more. 32°C pool was pure bliss although I




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Dublin City Council Michael Burke wishes to apply for Planning Permission at 134 Merrion Road, Dublin 4 for the widening of the existing front vehicular entranceway onto Merrion Road, the construction of a new pillar with the removal of the existing gates and the construction of new pillars and walls set back from the site boundary line, with new gates. 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. A submission / observation may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within a period of five weeks from the date the application is received by the planning authority.

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Permission is sought for alteration of existing site boundary wall and entrance gate and construction of a new 3 storey dwelling house and associated site works at 3A Seafort Parade, Booterstown, Blackrock, Co. Dublin by Graham Harrison. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Dun Laoghaire during its public opening hours. A submission/observation may be made on payment of €20 within a period of 5 weeks from the date the application is received by the planning authority.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Further information Catriona Brennan & Glenn Calverley have applied for Permission for; A) Demolition of existing single storey conservatory to rear(southeast) to make provision for extended kitchen/family area. B) Relocation of main entrance door to the side elevation(northeast). C) Revised first floor layout to make provision for 4 number bedrooms. D) Pedestrian access door to rear laneway & all associated site works at 35 O’Donnell Gardens, Glasthule, Co. Dublin, planning reference D17A/1001. In this regard note that Significant Further Information has been furnished to the Planning Authority and is available for inspection or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, during its public opening hours, and that a submission or observation in relation to the Further Information may be made to the Authority in writing and on payment of the prescribed fee(€20.00) within 2 weeks of the date of receipt of the newspaper notice and site notice (within 5 weeks in the case of an application accompanied by an E.I.S.)by the Authority and no further fee is required where a valid submission or observation has already been made in respect of this planning application.


SECTION 75, ROADS ACT, 1993, TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF CORNELSCOURT HILL, CABINTEELY Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Road Maintenance Section, proposes to temporarily close a section of Cornelscourt Hill from the junction with Gort Na Mona Drive to the roundabout at the entrance to Park Drive, Cabinteely.


The closure will be from 8.00 a.m. on Saturday 17th March to 7.00 p.m. on Monday 19th March, 2018.

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

The purpose of the closure is to facilitate culvert re-construction and drainage works across the roadway on Cornelscourt Hill.

We, Conor and Sinead Buttle wish to apply to the above for the following: (a) Permission to erect a side first floor extension and (b) Permission to erect a two-storey extension to the rear of our existing two-storey dwelling all with ancillary works and (c) Permission for retention of the conversion of our existing garage for use as a self-contained granny flat/apartment unit 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.

We Paul Ferris and Chris McClintock intend to apply for permission for development at 21 Oakdown Road, Churchtown, Dublin 14, D14 A393. The development will consist of an attic conversion with dormer conversion to rear and roof lights to front, a single storey extension to the rear, alterations to gateway and front boundary wall and associated 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, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, during its public opening hours of Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority, on payment of a fee of €20 within 5 weeks of receipt of the application by the Planning Authority and such submissions or observations will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions or may refuse to grant permission.

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Minister Bruton urges teenagers to ‘Be in Ctrl’ when using the internet MINISTER for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, launched a new internet safety resource for teenagers to mark Safer Internet Day 2018 last week. ‘Be in Ctrl’ has been developed in partnership with An Garda Síochana to support teachers to address the topic of online sexual coercion and extortion - often referred to as ‘webcam blackmail’. The Department of Education said it recognises the concern expressed by parents and teachers on the use of new technologies by children. The new resource is part of a package of supports that the Department offers to schools in this area. All schools are advised to have an Acceptable Usage Policy in place, which governs students’ use of the internet at school. Under the ‘Broadband for Schools Programme’ schools are provided with a portfolio of network services including security and filtering of content. Schools are expected to develop policies on smartphone use in consultation with the wider school community, including parents. ‘Be in Ctrl’ contains three lesson plans, an information pack for school leaders, and will be supported during a Garda Schools’ Talk. It’s intended for use as part of the Junior Cycle

SPHE curriculum and will help students understand that online sexual coercion and extortion of children is a crime. It should also raise awareness of safe online communication, and let youngsters know when to seek help and report incidents. “We want to ensure our children are kept safe online,” Minister Bruton said. “This announcement is part of a suite of supports we offer schools in playing their part to ensure that our children are protected online. “I’m delighted to launch this resource, which was developed in partnership with An Garda Síochana and I encourage all schools to engage in this very important area.” Ciara O’Donnell, National Director, PDST, explained that national and international research had consistently shown that the qualified classroom teacher has the capacity to positively impact students’ attitudes, values and behaviours. “They are therefore well placed to work sensitively and consistently with students,” she said. “This resource should greatly assist teachers in their engagement with students on issues associated with online sexual coercion and extortion.” Assistant Commissioner John O Driscoll of Special Crime Operations said An

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Garda Síochána was pleased to partner with Webwise in the development and launch of this important initiative. “Awareness raising of the nature intended, is undoubtedly an extremely important aspect of combating online child exploitation,” he said. “The benefits that can arise from implementing preventative measures regarding the issue involved cannot be overstated. “Posting or uploading explicit images or videos on social media, or passing such imagery to others online, is extremely dangerous and has potential to cause

devastating and lifelong consequences for children and their families. “Both parents and children should be aware of the dangers involved and the Garda Síochána advise that explicit images should never be posted or shared online. “Any child who receives a request to share explicit photographs should not do so. “If a child receives a request of this nature, we urge them to tell a parent and immediately make contact with the Garda Síochána who will provide advice regarding how the matter can best be handled.”

Free online GP service A LEADING digital healthcare provider has announced that its seven-day-a-week online GP service will be provided free of charge to all 374,000 student members of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). The VideoDoc service will be available free until the end of the academic year (June 2018). The partnership, which is potentially worth several million euro to the Irish student population, was launched as part of Healthy Living Week, a USI initiative to promote health & wellbeing in 37 campuses across the island of Ireland. Speaking at the launch Michael Kerrigan, USI President said: "We are delighted to partner with VideoDoc to provide GP healthcare to our members. “With the high cost of living and accommodation being the main factor in student poverty, our students can now rest assured that if they get sick they can save money with VideoDoc." VideoDoc is an Irish company offering online GP services. Patients with a desktop PC or mobile device can log on from anywhere to see a doctor.

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Hyundai Kona is a very attractive looking motor Seán Creedon I HAVE driven a lot of small SUVs in recent weeks, including the Kia Stonic, Citroen Aircross and most recently the Hyundai Kona. Kia and Hyundai are first cousins from South Korea, while Citroen is French. Hyundai has a habit of naming their cars after different places around the world; Tucson, Santa Fe for example. The name Kona comes from the western shores of Hawaii. At the front there is no mistaking that you are driving a Hyundai; the honeycomb-style grille is dominated by the Hyundai logo bang

in the centre. Overall it’s a very attractive looking car when viewed head-on, with three different types of lights at the front. Horizontal-design at the top, regular headlamps in the middle and fog lights at the bottom, all combine to make the front of the Kona really stand out. The exterior is well finished off with great use of colours throughout. I was pleasantly surprised to find that my test car was 1.6-litre automatic; now that’s bit unusual in such a relatively small car. I drove an orange-coloured model with a black roof, which certainly attracted a lot of attention.

Car companies have a habit of providing bright colours for their test cars to get them noticed and talked about. Inside the decor is more basic than flash, with a neat and simple design on the dash which is dominated by the 7-inch touch-screen display. For the second time in a few weeks the radio had a scan button. As I said in a previous review using the ‘scan’ button drove my daughter mad, but I kept using it until I found a programme I liked. My test model also had heated front seats and a very cute-looking steering wheel which accommodated

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There are a few useful safety touches, like Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Blind Spot Collision Warning. These are achieved by a front camera to monitor the lines on the road and sensors on the lower rear bumper also. If you cross lanes without indicating, you get what sounds like a fellow motorist

lift up that divider there is a mini spare wheel underneath. I found it very lively motor and naturally the top of the range 4WD 1.6-litre petrol engine with 177 brake horse power, helped in that regard. But you don’t really need a 1.6 engine; I’m told the 1.0-litre engine would provide plenty of power.

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New Mercedes-Benz A-class prepares for its Irish arrival MERCEDES-BENZ has lifted the covers off its allnew A-Class, the latest in a generation of cars that the German manufacturer believes will redefine modern luxury in the compact class. Set to be one of the crowd-pleasing attractions at the Geneva Motor Show, the all-new A-Class is more ‘grown up’ and more comfortable than before while still retaining all of its youthful appeal. With model range and prices to be announced closer to introduction, Ciaran Allen, sales manager for Mercedes-Benz underlined their determination to drive sales by continuing to maintain what he calls “an extremely competitive position”.

This latest A-Class takes over from a bestseller that has given the brand a distinctly more youthful fan base. According to Mercedes-Benz, drivers are now some 13 years younger on average than those of its predecessor. Though numerous body changes have been introduced to give it a noticeably larger and even more energetic appearance, its most pronounced changes can be seen in an interior that its designers say is completely new and quite revolutionary. Exuding a new sense of spaciousness, its interior architecture is marked by an avant-garde dashboard design and control-and-display systems. Visually, the dashboard

is divided into two sections, one set above the other – the lower section separated from the other by appearing to ‘float’ before it in a three-dimensional way, an effect that can be accentuated by optional ambience lighting. However, arguably its most ingenious feature is an ultra-modern multimedia and infotainment system, one of whose characteristics is a capacity to ‘learn’ thanks to its use of artificial intelligence. Branded the Mercedes-Benz User Experience – MBUX for short – this ‘intuitive’ operating experience is said to significantly reduce driver distraction. At its heart is a high-resolution, wide touch-screen operation. ▪▪ Mercedes-Benz A-class is on its way to these shores.

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Importance of making a good first impression Cormac Spencer THE problem with first impressions, they say, is that you only get to make one. Most people know this of course, which is why it never fails to surprise me that day after day I get CVs into my inbox that have not been given the due care required to make a positive impact and successfully navigate this important first hurdle in a job application. There are a growing number of work opportunities available to people across the county and country. However, people must be prepared in order to maximise their chances of realising those opportunities. Having a well put together, coherent and persuasive CV is an essential part of that preparation. US studies have shown

that recruiters spend on average six seconds on a CV before they decide whether to keep reading or not. I can’t say I discard someone that quickly, but any employer will wonder why they should spend their time on someone who can’t be bothered spending an hour or so putting together a decent CV. A CV, like a good handshake, can say a lot about a person. If a candidate isn’t taking the time to create a carefully thought out CV, then they are doing themselves a disservice and running the risk they will end up in the trash folder. Below I outline three steps important to a good CV. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but can be considered ‘CV 101’. These steps will allow you to get past the employer’s

first glance and put you in serious contention for the job you are applying for. NO SPELLING MISTAKES: All programmes have a spell check option. It is not an option to fail to make use of it. Some recruiters and employers will refuse to respond to CVs with spelling mistakes as it shows a complete lack of attention on the part of the applicant. Don’t be discounted by failing to click a button. BE RELEVANT: Your CV should be concise and should clearly emphasise the experience that makes you suitable for the particular job you are applying for. Don’t just write down everything you have done, but succinctly lay out the areas of experience that are a match for each job. STAND OUT: Don’t just list the duties you performed

in previous employments outline your achievements. Your CV should portray a candidate who sought and gained experience and who made a serious contribution. Years of service is not enough to convince employers of your suitability. Many people, who have been working for decades, simply turn up and switch off, hiding in the long grass and never doing more than is required (and sometimes less!). Use your CV to outline projects taken on, sales targets exceeded or filing systems modernised. No one will thank you for being modest and employers will appreciate a candidate who can take on new challenges and succeed. There is no excuse for not having a good CV. There

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LEO job creation results welcomed START-UPS and small businesses countrywide, supported by Local Enterprise Offices (LEO), delivered a net total of 3,700 new jobs in 2017. This brings the total number of new jobs created by LEO-backed companies to 15,000 since the LEOs were set up in 2014. Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, and Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen, welcomed the figures. The 31 LEOs nationwide, run in partnership by Enterprise Ireland and the Local Authorities, provide a ‘first stop shop’ for the supports available to entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses. Commenting on the 2017 LEO results, Minister Humphreys said: “Creating more and better jobs in regional and rural Ireland is a priority for the Government.

“As the Government rolls out its plans for balanced economic development over the next 10 years, I believe the LEOs will have a major role in supporting entrepreneurs to start and stay locally.” Minister Breen also welcomed the jobs figures announcement. “In a challenging environment LEO clients have contributed substantially to economic development up and down the country, especially outside of the main urban centres,” he said. “I would encourage the

Local Authorities and Enterprise Ireland to maximise the job creation potential that exists at local level.” Representing the Local Enterprise Offices, Sheelagh Daly said: “These jobs figures are a testament to the determination ▪▪ Start-ups and small businesses countrywide of local entrepreneurs who delivered a net total of 3,700 new jobs in 2017. are growing their own businesses with the help of their Local Enterprise Office.  “Every day, thousands of small businesses are accessing a range of supports through LEOs, such as training, mentoring, grants and microfinance loans.”

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F.A.T. D.A.D.

The Complex (15 Little Green Street, off Capel Street) will host the world premiere of Anthony Goulding’s new play, ‘F.A.T. D.A.D.’, from Thursday, February 15 to Sunday, February 25. The play tells the story of the profound impact a teacher and hunger striker had on his pupils in the Smithfield area during the 1980s and 1990s. ‘F.A.T. D.A.D.’ is an acronym for the six counties under British rule. Tickets can be purchased online at a cost of €18/€15 concession/€12 for groups of 10 or more at or by emailing For more information visit


Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day at the Irish Film Institute (IFI) with a number of special screenings taking place on Wednesday, February 14. For more information about the events, visit Tickets for these screenings are available now at or from the IFI Box Office on 016793477.


The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival takes place across the city from February 16 to March 4. This year is the Year of the Dog and this weekend’s highlights include a Spring Festival Gala at 7.30pm on Friday (Feb 16) at the Convention Centre with a varied programme by two acclaimed performance groups. Tickets cost €10-€25 but there are lots of smaller free events around the city during the festival. Check out for more.

A community walk catering for all ages and levels of fitness takes place every Tuesday at 9.45am in the Stardust Memorial Park, Coolock. Parents, grandparents and strollers are welcome after the school drop-off. No booking needed. Just turn up and join them for a walk. For more information contact David Phelan on 087-6525001 or Madeleine Ebbs on 086-8150286.


The Terenure Tigers are a special needs team which was set up five years ago to help children who can’t play main stream rugby but want to be part of a team. Members are between the ages of six to 16 years of age. Their first Rugby Blitz will take place DUBLIN DERBY in Terenure Rugby Club on Sunday, February 18 at The League of Ireland soccer season gets under1pm. This blitz is supported by the IRFU and Lein- way this weekend with local clubs hoping to get a ster Rugby. For more information contact Bernard good start to the 2018 campaign. Pick of the games Molloy on 086-8044214. has to be the Dublin derby between Bohs and Shamrock Rovers at Dalymount Park at 7.30pm on Friday, February 16. The other big game in the capital is St Pat’s against champions Cork in Inchicore at 7.45.

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Mill Productions have announced that their production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet will be taking to the stage next week. Directed by Geoff O’Keeffe this abridged version of the play is the ideal opportunity for all Junior Cert students to see one of Shakespeare’s most popular tragedies performed. There will be performances from Wednesday, February 21 to Friday 23 at 10am and 1.30pm. For bookings see or tel: 012969340.


The Bray Comedy Festival is back for 2018 and is happening from February 14-18 at various venues around the area. Acts include Karl Spain, Martin Angolo, The Rubber Bandits and Joanne McNally. There’s also workshops like Laughter Yoga at Shoreline Leisure Centre on Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and Kids Science Magic in Bray Town Hall at 1pm on the same days. Check out or details.

The Irish Chamber Orchestra has relocated its upcoming Dublin concert from St Patrick’s Cathedral to St Stephen’s Church (The Pepper Canister) Mount Street Crescent, Dublin. The Irish Chamber Orchestra is collaborating with Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre, which has performed across five continents and was the first company to teach aerial dance in Ireland. Audiences will be immersed in the richly shaded world of Prokofiev’s ballet music. The Irish Chamber Orchestra will be performing on Friday, February 16 at St Stephen’s Church The Pepper Canister at 8pm.

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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

▪▪ In the summertime, the Strawberry Beds, near Castleknock, were a popular destination for Dubliners, who would have a pleasant day out picking strawberries. The southern facing slopes and rich soil produced excellent fruit. There was also good fishing in the River Liffey. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Ireland’ (Central Dublin), by Derek Stanley. Published by Gill MacMillan/The History Press.

▪▪ Freeman’s Journal, February 8, 1834

▪▪ Irish Press, February 4, 1933

▪▪ Irish Press, February 12, 1949

▪▪ Tuam Herald, February 19, 1848

▪▪ Freeman’s Journal, February 13, 1867

▪▪ Freeman’s Journal, February 13, 1867

▪▪ Main Street, Dundrum, c. 1910. Brennan’s stationers and newsagent is on the right. This village, on the Enniskerry Road, was a popular health resort in the nineteenth century. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Ireland’ (South Dublin), by Derek Stanley. Published by Gill MacMillan/The History Press.


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Southside people february 14th 2018  
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