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New Southside town gets vote of approval PLANS for a new town for more than 21,000 people at Clonburris have been approved by South Dublin county councillors after an intense four days of meetings that only ended in the early hours of last Friday morning.

Bulls stomp home to victory National Wheelchair Cup Final in 2016 when they lost to Limerick Scorpions. In their League Game earlier this season Killester beat Ballybrack by a single point but the Bulls got their revenge in the end, beating Killester’s 58 by four. Now it will be the Bull’s name that While it was Killester's first final, the goes on the cup this year. PHOTO: BRENDAN MORAN/SPORTSBallybrack Bulls have been here before, having played in the first Hula Hoops FILE THE Ballybrack WBC team celebrate after their victory over Killester WBC in the Hula Hoops IWA Wheelchair Basketball Final match at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght last week.


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The public will now have its say on the Clonburris SDZ after councillors approved the plan that would facilitate the construction of more than 8,000 homes using “fast-track” planning. Cllr Mark Ward, who proposed a successful Sinn Fein motion that could see up to 2,700 social and affordable homes delivered in the Clondalkin and Lucan area as part of the plan, said the

Clonburris SDZ offered an opportunity to shape how housing was delivered in the county. “After four days and over 34 hours of intense meetings, the amended plan has been passed by South Dublin County councillors,” he said. “This plan, when delivered, will not only help those on our housing list but also those who are over the threshold for social housing but cannot afford to buy their own home.” However, Cllr Ward warned that there are huge challenges going forward. “There were parts of the plan that I was not happy about,” he added. Continued on page 2

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New town gets Tallaght kids get the green light their hands on the Flame of Hope Continued from page 1 

“There was a move by some councillors to move standard, low-density housing away from the edges of the SDZ into a more developed area around the two train stations. “While I agree with more density near the transport routes, this move could see the introduction of high-rise developments the likes of which Clondalkin and Lucan have not seen before. “There was also a reduction of over 700 houses from the original plan. These houses were at the periphery of the SDZ and could have been your standard front and back garden houses in front of a new park.

“Instead these houses were wiped out of the plan.” The council received more than 600 submissions on the SDZ, with many highlighting local concerns about the numbers of houses and apartments to be built as well as raising transport issues. Other South Dublin councillors took to Facebook to share their thoughts on the new plan. “I felt the changes did not go far enough, particularly on transport infrastructure,” said Fine Gael councillor for Lucan and Palmerstown, William Lavelle. “I believe the plan as amended is still unsustainable in the context of the chronic traffic gridlock and

lack of public transport options in West Dublin.” Cllr Francis Timmons (Ind) wrote: “The Clonburris SDZ experience has been less than inspiring - councillors have little real say in most major issues, traffic and transport being two of the biggest. “I voted with the majority to place more high-density housing around the train stations at Fonthill in Clondalkin and Kishoge in Lucan. “This is to facilitate more playing fields/facilities and limit the need to travel outside the immediate area.” The plan will now go out to the public for further consultation before it is brought back before the councillors to make the final decision.

Run (LETR) competition is inviting primary schools across the country to be in with the chance of winning a visit from the Flame of Hope and its fanfare of athletes, ambassadors and media. The Torch Run is a key The Special Olympics Ire- event which raises funds and land Law Enforcement Torch awareness for the Special THE kids of St Maelruain’s National School in Tallaght received a very special visit recently when they took possession of the Special Olympics Ireland Games Torch of Hope.



▪▪ There will be a mix of new homes in Clonburris.

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Olympic Ireland Games. The games offer an opportunity for athletes of all ages to reach their full sporting potential and become part of a growing community in the process. The Ireland Games take place from June 14 to 17 when over 1,600 athletes from all over Ireland come to Dublin to compete in 14 sports, from football and swimming to gymnastics and bowling. Representatives from Special Olympics Ireland visited St Maelruain’s National School to see how they are supporting Special Olympics athletes. The pupils were keen to share their knowledge of the

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Jacksons to play Dún Laoghaire THE world-famous Jacksons are set to rock Dún Laoghaire this summer when they arrive in Ireland for their first ever performance. One of the greatest pop and Motown super groups in the history of live music will take to the stage for this year’s Beatyard Festival over the August Bank Holiday Weekend. It’s hard to believe that such a legendary group will actually be playing live on the Southside of Dublin. Original members Tito Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Marlon Jackson and Jermaine Jackson will perform all of their mega-hits live with a nine-piece band. Irish fans can expect an amazing 90-minute show filled with hit after hit including ‘Can You Feel It’, ‘Never Can Say Goodbye’, ‘ABC’ and ‘I’ll Be There’. With five number one albums, 18 number one hits,

▪▪ Catch the Jacksons in Dún Laoghaire this summer. 17 top 10 albums, and 17 top 40 singles, The Jacksons Live show is set to be one of the hottest tickets in town this summer. They will join UK dance act Orbital who will headline the Sunday night of the festival while the Sugarhill Gang and Joy Orbison will also be taking to the stage over the weekend. Formed around 1964, the founding Jackson members

included elder brothers Jackie, Tito and Jermaine. Younger brothers Marlon and Michael would join soon after. They entered the professional music scene in 1967, signing with Steeltown Records and releasing two singles with the Steeltown label. In 1969, the group left Steeltown Records and signed with Motown. The Jackson 5 was one of the first groups of black

American performers to attain a crossover following, preceded by the Supremes, the Four Tops and the Temptations. They were also the first group to debut with four consecutive number one hits on the Hot 100. Following the death of Michael Jackson in 2009, the four eldest of the brothers embarked on their Unity Tour in 2012 that saw them perform several major performances into 2017. This is part of the fourth edition of the family-friendly, multi-stage festival that takes place which takes on the bank holiday weekend, on August 4 and 5 in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Tickets from €59.50 plus booking fee go on sale on Wednesday, February 7 at 9am from and from www. and It is advised to book tickets early to avoid disappointment.


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Good Friday agreement reached on pubs were forced to close while butchers could remain open? It was all a bit... well, Irish, actually. But the Good Friday ban, which has been in place since 1927, has only served to shine a light on how immature we are as nation. Just witness the packed supermarkets and booze-filled shopping trolleys every Holy Thursday and the collective compulsion to stock up. Sure you could die of thirst, you know. Like Christmas Day - now the last bastion of abstentionism when it comes to the pub - many people drink more on Good Friday than they would normally. This year, though, you will be able to pop in for a pint after the Stations of the FORMER colleague of mine Cross instead of having to circumvent famously used to host a red the ban by buying a train ticket or going meat and wine party every to the dogs or the theatre. In other Good Friday. It was his way words, it has taken all the craic out of it. of playfully sending up what he felt Fair play to the Government for was a ridiculous law; a throwback to the dark old days when Ireland was in dealing with this matter of national importance with the urgency it thrall to the Catholic Church. deserved. Not since the night of the bank guarantee has a piece of The traditions of abstaining from legislation seemingly passed through the twin evils of meat and drink on this the House with such efficiency. Within particular holy day have been under a week of securing all-party support, threat for years. Ireland has matured, you see. We are now a multi-cultural and the bill had been signed into law by President Higgins, just in time for Good increasingly secular society that won't Friday on March 30. be dictated to by men in white collars. Seriously, we never knew our And another thing: how come the pubs


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who have campaigned relentlessly on this issue for years; the State, which will take in extra revenues in duty; and, of course, the Irish drinker, surely the most powerful vested interest of them all.

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Rory Mullally (26) was responsible for giving rebates to customers with TaxSaver Leap Cards following a six day Dublin Bus strike in 2016, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court was told. Mullally, whose father,

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since raised the full amount owed to his former employer. Mullally, of Seskin View Road, Tallaght, pleaded guilty to dishonestly appropriating amounts belonging to his employer at Dublin Bus Offices, Upper O'Connell Street. This occurred over dates between October 14, 2016 and February 20, 2017. He has no previous convictions. Detective Garda John Saunderson said managers at Dublin Bus were looking at how the customer tax rebates were being processed online when they noticed 353 anomalies under Mullally's logs. The detective told Fiona McGowan BL, prosecuting, that Mullally had logged rebates to Leap Card numbers that didn't exist or match customer names. He also had made duplicate rebates. At a meeting with managers in March 2017, Mullally admitted he had been processing these false rebates and taking the cash for himself to feed his gambling problem. Mullally resigned from his job and gave up €1,045 he had amassed in pension

funds over his three years working at Dublin Bus. He also handed in over €1,000 to his former employers days after he quit. Detective Garda Saunderson agreed with Shannon Biondi BL, defending, that her client's early guilty plea had saved court time. Ms Biondi submitted to Judge Martin Nolan that Mullally used to go to Dr Quirkey's arcade, which is beside the Dublin Bus office, and spend all his wages. Counsel said her client was particularly embarrassed about the shame he had brought home to his father. She said Mullally had not gone near a slot machine since March last year and that he now had new employment at a call centre. Judge Nolan noted that the offending was serious, but accepted that Mullally would not appear before the courts again. He suspended the sentence for two years. The judge also ordered

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The website also allows selection of a local GP. “The introduction of this system will see wait times for the processing of applications reduced to 15 working days or three weeks,” the minister insisted. “It can be used both by new applicants and those seeking a renewal – and will overtime see paper forms confined to history. “I would encourage public offices, in particular those with internet access, to support people as they use Also, people should assist older family members, friends and neighbours who may not use computers on the internet on a regular basis to complete their applications. Each year over 400,000 medical card applications are processed. It is by any standards a big task for the HSE. The introduction of an online process will help to streamline that work and deliver a better service for those in the greatest need.”


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Rob shows the love for Crumlin Hospital Valentine’s Day fundraiser IRISH rugby player Rob Kearney launched the CMRF Crumlin ‘Show Your Heart’ fundraiser campaign last week ahead of Valentine’s Day. The campaign is encouraging people across Ireland to donate money to CMRF Crumlin instead of buying flowers or chocolates for their loved ones. CMRF Crumlin is the fundraising body for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin and the National Children’s Research Centre. One in 100 children in Ireland are born with a structural heart defect, one in 19 people in Ireland carry the Cystic Fibrosis gene and 120,000 children will visit Our Lady’s hospital in a typical year. Speaking about this new fundraising initiative, Rob said: “I’m delighted to be able to support CMRF Crumlin in their ‘Show Your Heart’ campaign. “Everyone knows a child

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Local football club scores against racism A CLONDALKIN  football club has been applauded for their commitment to promoting the integration of refugees and asylum-seekers. Booth Road Celtic FC was one of five GAA and football clubs to receive an award, having successfully completed the ‘Club Welcome’ programme developed by

the anti-racism charity Show Racism the Red Card. Through ‘Club Welcome’, Show Racism the Red Card supports activities aimed at increasing the participation of refugees and asylum-seekers in grassroots sports. As part of the programme, Booth Road Celtic FC invited residents of the Towers Accommodation Centre to an

open coaching evening with the FAI and facilitated the participation of children from the centre in under-age teams. Colm Kernan and Suzanne Finnegan were presented with the award by David Stanton, the Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration. At the event, Show Racism the Red Card announced that

Club Welcome will be expanded this year, and called on sports clubs nationwide to register their interest in participating. Speaking at the event, Garrett Mullan, Director of Show Racism the Red Card,

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How to stop your puppy biting Kerri Sullivan FOLLOWING on from last week’s Canine Column on puppy play biting, this week’s column will offer some tips on how to prevent inappropriate mouthing. If your puppy ‘mouths’ just ignore the behaviour and the second they stop, offer them one of their own toys. Make this toy extra exciting by interacting with it, making puppy believe it is the best thing in the whole wide world. Never shout or push them away for the reasons explained in last week’s column (negative attention can have negative effects on your puppy). If puppy persists, slowly stand up and walk away, trying to stay as unresponsive as possible. This feeds back to puppy that his behaviour causes him to lose being with you, which is a serious consequence for a puppy. Try to be consistent with all reactions and make sure everyone in the family is following the same method. Always remove yourself and never the

▪▪ Puppies love to bite and chew, but it can get out of hand! puppy. Always supervise children and puppies to ensure an adult can assist the child doing this. This also ensures that inappropriate rough and tumble, hands-on play doesn’t occur inadvertently. Chewing relieves the discomfort they

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Remember to supervise and discard any toys that become damaged or worn. Hand feeding your puppy improves your bond and teaches them to use their mouths gently. It also builds positive associations with food and people, helping to prevent future resource guarding. Ask visitors to the home and strangers while out on walks, to offer a tasty treat to your puppy when they say hello, politely (not when they jump up), this will help to improve puppy’s confidence around people helping with his socialisation. If your puppy gives a nice friendly greeting to a child, the adult present may give a treat reward to the puppy. Actively encourage your puppy to interact with social, well rounded, confident adult dogs and other puppies. Make sure to always supervise play and ensure that it doesn’t get too much for either dog. These social outings will feed back information on what is acceptable behaviour, helping puppy to become more confident and capable of interacting with dogs and people.

Sometimes puppies will resort to mouthing to receive attention from their family. In puppy’s eyes someone sitting quietly watching the television is so boring compared to someone screaming and jumping up or wriggling on the sofa. It is important to ensure that you are not just providing physical exercise and that you are giving your puppy’s brain a daily workout too. Working on basic cues such as sit and come are great ways of strengthening your relationship and training a well behaved dog along with having the additional benefit of tiring them out. Remember the key to surviving mouthing, with your relationship intact, is to be patient! By following the guidelines above your puppy will begin to understand what is expected of him.

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Southsider awakes to sound of gunfire in Congo war zone A SOUTHSIDER who works in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo has told how he has been woken up by the terrifying noise of gunfire. Mark Johnson (32), from Goatstown, has been caught up in one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises erupting in 2018. Over 13 million people

are in need of aid while 4.3 million have been displaced by the ongoing conflict. A cholera outbreak has killed over 1,200 people. Relief agencies on the ground have warned that more funding is urgently needed as the response so far has been “extremely slow”. “I woke up to the sound of gunfire,” revealed the

▪▪ A Concern distribution centre for displaced families in Katale.

Dublin aid worker who is in the country with Concern Worldwide. Ireland’s largest humanitarian aid agency is highlighting the worsening conditions. Shocking figures from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) reveal that there are two million children at risk of severe, acute malnutrition – a fatal condition if they are untreated. Dublin man Mark is Concern’s Emergency Programme Manager in the country and he said that conflict is a constant threat to local communities. “The impact of the conflict is very clear to see here,” he explained. “We were recently distributing aid when fighting broke out in a nearby town,

forcing us to postpone our activities to ensure the safety of the affected communities and our staff that are supporting them. “I woke up to the sound of gunfire in the distance and saw people walking around with weapons. The reality of day-to-day life can be very volatile for people.” A lack of access to clean water and sanitation has also sparked a deadly outbreak of cholera. Over 1,200 lives have already been claimed by the disease in what has been described as the “worst outbreak in more than 20 years”. Concern is fighting the spread of the disease through an emergency programme in Tanganyika and Haut Katanga provinces in the southeast which is supporting more than 61,000

people with access to safe water, sanitation and essential items to improve hygiene. “The suffering is on a massive scale and is worsening by the day,” said Concern’s Regional Director for Central Africa, Reka Sztopa. “We are calling for unimpeded access to provide lifesaving assistance, as well as increased levels of funding.” Concern, which has worked in Democratic Republic of Congo for over 20 years, said aid has been “extremely slow” to arrive for the 13 million people currently in need, despite a decision by the UN to upgrade the status to a Level 3 Emergency. This means that it joins Yemen and Syria in being regarded as “the worst-ofthe-worst of humanitarian crises”, with hundreds of thousands of people set to starve if vital intervention does not materialise. Two per cent ($36.8 million) of the $1.68 billion in humanitarian funding that the UN has called for to aid the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2018 has so far been received this year – which follows only 52 per cent in funding needs being met in 2017. “Urgent aid is needed to help the millions of people

▪▪ Mark Johnson has been caught up in a war zone. who have been forced to flee their homes,” added Reka Sztopa. “Just one in eight people who need food received aid last month. We cannot stand by and allow this to continue.” Displacement in North Kivu is related to conflict

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A Fan For All Seasons About the author GRAHAM Howard currently lives in Dublin with his wife and daughter. He has been watching Irish football for over 25 years and is in regular attendance at both League of Ireland and Republic of Ireland international games.

'A FAN for All Seasons’ is a light-hearted look back at the history of the League of Ireland since its inception in 1921.

1960’s such as Shamrock Rovers, Drumcondra, Shelbourne, St Patrick’s Athletic and Waterford. This era represents the highpoint for League of Ireland football and coincides with the best accumulation of talent in the local game. The crowds flocked to games during this period as illustrated through significant FAI Cup Final attendances, sold out signs over ground gates and the embracing of European football from the beginning by the Irish footballing public. Adventures in European competition are documented throughout the book including the visits of Bayern Munich, Manchester United, AC Milan, Rangers, Tottenham Hotspur and Partizan Belgrade. These games contributed moments of delight and despair for clubs and fans alike. There are also the little known stories of how Shamrock Rovers were seconds from beating Bayern Munich and how secret dossiers were compiled to give clubs a European advantage.


The author traces the colourful characters and teams along with their achievements, which have become part of League of Ireland folklore. The emphasis throughout is on ordinary local heroes and the roles they have played to bring glory to their club and enjoyment to their fans. ‘A Fan for All Seasons’ begins by focusing on the origins of the league and on those clubs that first took part. Some clubs rose to nationwide prominence while others disappeared from football altogether. Alongside the early day legends of Shamrock Rovers there is the European glory of Bohemian FC League championship domination, which is also explored through the wonderful Cork United side of the early 1940’s. The golden age of the League shines through the star teams of the 1950’s and

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YOU’VE worked hard for your entire life to earn your retirement and now you should enjoy it.

Thankfully in our communities there is a great variety of activities all year round for older persons to participate in and continue to live life to the maximum. For example, one of the great successes in modern times is Age & Opportunity’s annual Bealtaine Festival which is held every May. Every year, Age & Opportunity invites local authorities, arts centres, libraries, Active Retirement groups, care settings, community s, Raheny has retained its village feel. PHOTO: DARREN groups, clubs and associations Beach from part of henyevery Age Friendly Community proximity to Dollymount

and Bull Island. As well as St Anne’s Park, St Francis Hospice on Station Road and St Joseph’s Hospital on Springdale Road, are two of the other landmarks in the area. Both perform a very important role in community life. There are a number of organisations carrying out great work in the community including the Raheny Tidy Village, Raheny Business Assocation (RBA), Ra-

Club, the charity Blossom Ireland and many others. The Tidy Village group volunteers are always on hand to ensure Raheny puts its best foot forward and have won numerous awards over the years in the both the National SuperValu Tidy Towns competition and Dublin City Council City Neighbourhood Awards. The group will be bidding for more success when the results of the National Tidy

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the country to run Bealtaine tancy is now 78-years-of-age events that celebrate cre- which gives you ample time ativity for people as they to enjoy those golden years. It’s important to note age. The festival, which began that you don’t need to see in 1996, continues to flour- a doctor every day to stay 15 June 2016 • FOCuS On RAHenY • nORtHSide PeOPle eASt ish with greater participa- healthy. There are plenty of tion year on year and long ways to take care of yourself at home. Here are just a few may that continue! In order to enjoy all of the ideas you can try yourself: • Monitor the information activities that are available to older persons, maintain- your doctor wants to know. ing good health and a good There are lots of blood pres▪ John Gaffney Manager SuperValu Raheny presents Denis Cronin, Seamus Griffith Chairman and ▪ Despite its growth in recent years, Raheny has retained its village feel. PHOTO: DARREN quality of life is vital. sure monitors available in KINSELLA Con Clarke with litter pickers, spades, forks and high visibility vests to assist the Raheny Tidy Village Group in their campaign in the Nationwide SuperValu TidyTowns competition 2016. PHOTO: LEO Looking after your health, pharmacies. Dailyfrommonitorproximity to Dollymount Beach heny Age Friendly Community ‘GEORGE’ DEVITT Continued Page 19 Club, the charity Blossom Ireland and Bull Island. both physical and mental, ing can helpTheyou and your As well as St Anne’s Park, and many others. Towns awards are announced in to the generosity of local donors, located next to the Garda Station Red Stables is among the Blossom now runs activity camps, in the village. It was built in 1981 The Tidy Village group vol- September. facilities your located in the 300 acres St Francis Hospice on Station will help you to actively doctor keep blood The Raheny Age Friendly Com- specialised yoga classes and Blos- and has been extensively modof beautiful parkland at St Anne’s. Road and St Joseph’s Hospital unteers are always on hand to socialise with friends, fam- pressure levels down and art- on Springdale Road, are two of ensure Raheny puts its best foot munity Club is for people aged som Buddies year round. ernised and extended in recent This popular facility houses To donate to the charity or to years. studios, an Irish Artists’ the other landmarks in the area. forward and have won numer- 60+ to meet, have a chat, meet thedayrisk of stroke ily and neighbours, enjoy minimised ists’ One of its current stars is Brian Residential Studio and an Inter- Both perform a very important ous awards over the years in the old friends, make new friends find out more about their work, Fenton, who played a key part in both the National SuperValu Tidy and have a cup of tea. The club visit national Residential Studio. Let’s role in community life. spending time on your hob- or heart attack. Dublin’s All-Ireland success over Sport in Raheny There are a number of organi- Towns competition and Dublin meets on the second Wednesday be honest: most of us would like SPORT is very important in a Kerry at Croke Park last Septemto havefriends, a beach on our doorstep, sations carrying out great work City Council City Neighbour- of every month at 10.30am in the • Invite your famibies or taking trips to see ▪ John Gaffney Manager SuperValu Raheny presents Denis Cronin, Seamus Griffith in Chairman and Raheny in the community including the hood Awards. The group will be Cara Hall, All Saints’ Drive – just large area like Raheny, with lo- ber. especially the summer. Con Clarke with litter pickers, spades, forks and high visibility vests to assist the Raheny the grandchildren. ly and neighbours toTidy aVillage weekRaheny United Football Club cal clubs consistently doing great residents are fortunate in this Raheny Tidy Village, Raheny bidding for more success when past the national schools. Group in their campaign in the Nationwide SuperValu TidyTowns competition 2016. PHOTO: LEOarea’s close Business Assocation (RBA), Ra- the results of the National Tidy was founded in 1994 following an Blossom Ireland provides ther- work to foster young talents. the TheDEVITT average life expec- ly game ofrespect, golf,given badminton ▪▪ Enjoy those golden years. PHOTO: BIGSTOCK ‘GEORGE’ Raheny Shamrock Athletic Club amalgamation between Raheny apy-led after school activities to Dublin children and teenagers has become synonymous with Boys and Dunseedy United. somelocated other sport you next to the Garda Station local donors, Towns awards are announced in to the generosity of or Today, the club boasts an the community and continues to with intellectual disabilities. Blossom now runs activity camps, in the village. It was built in 1981 September. house. Whether you’re into enjoy. beautiful, leafy house Academy for five and six-yearThe localplants charity also has a have a huge membership. The Raheny Age Friendly Com- specialised yoga classes and Blos- and has been extensively modIndeed, the prestigious Raheny olds; 16 schoolboy teams; three teen social group called ‘Blosernised is and some extended ingentle recent munity Club is for people aged som Buddies year round.Not only mysteries, historical fiction, or plant your entire outdoor som Buddies’ where teenagers 5-Mile race has become one of senior men’s teams and two Over To donate to the charity or to years. 60+ to meet, have a chat, meet teams. friendships One of physical its current stars isexerBrian their work,good old friends, make new friends find out more aboutsport biographies or romance landscape in anurture fieldrealof co- and gain the biggest events in the athlet- 35Last year, Raheny United’s social independence away from ics calendar every year. Fenton, who played a key part in and have a cup of tea. The club visit Women’s team amalgamated with Pat and Dick Hooper, who both parents and siblings. Dublin’s All-Ireland success over novels, stretch your imagilourful blooms, working with Sport in Raheny cise, but also the competimeets on the second Wednesday The Blossom Buddies can be represented Ireland in athletics, Shelbourne Ladies’ FC following a SPORT is very important in a Kerry at Croke Park last Septemof every month at 10.30am in the contributes tionwithkeeps nation, share your thoughts plants is fun and lo- ber. your mind sharp Cara Hall, All Saints’ Drive – just large area like Raheny, seen been out and about in Ra- have been instrumental in pro- very successful few years in the Raheny United Football Club cal clubs consistently doing great past the national schools. club’s history. developing life skills such moting the race over the years. well-being. interaction and engage your fellow book to a sense ofheny was founded in 1994 followingbalan talents. social Blossom Ireland provides ther- work to foster youngwhile Shelbourne reached the ContiRaheny GAA Club is another as shopping and independent Raheny Shamrock Athletic Club amalgamation between Raheny apy-led after school activities to sporting institution in the area nental Tyres Women’s FAI Cup Fitravel. process Plus, the planting lovers in a good discussion. ances out a well-rounded Dublin children and teenagers has become synonymous with Boys and Dunseedy United. The charity receives no Gov- that boasts a high membership nal at the Aviva Stadium last NoToday, the club boasts an the community and lifestyle. continues to with intellectual disabilities. vember where they were beaten ernment muscle, funding and relies on and excellent facilities. • Getan excellent your hands dirty involves a little Raheny Hospital has been providing Academy for Veterinary five and six-yearThe local charity also has a have a huge membership. The club has a large clubhouse by Wexford on penalties. donations and volunteers. Thanks service to Northside pet owners for nearly 30 years. schoolboy club teams; three Indeed, the prestigious•Raheny teen social group called ‘Blosand plant a garden. Wheth- helping you to keep your Joinolds;a 16 book and Veterinary surgeon Patrick Keating founded the hospital in som Buddies’ where teenagers 5-Mile race has become one of senior men’s teams and two Over 1988 with the aim of providing quality healthcare for the 35 teams. invite members topopulation your in er you fill indoor pots with body in good condition. the athlet-the nurture real friendships and gain the biggest events in ever-increasing pet Raheny and the

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Company Director Richard SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES French explains why the company As well as the quality of food Richard has become more than just a can also stand over the high quality of delivery service. service his dedicated team provides. or those who live alone close by,” he says. 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Happiness to all who took the time to read our story. For more information or to place an order, call 01-4735 595 or visit ANOTHER HAPPY CUSTOMER AND WHAT SHE FEELS ABOUT OUR SERVICE: Being a vegetarian I had often found it difficult to find meals suited to my needs. Wiltshire Farm Foods changed that for me. The selection I have to choose from is great but most importantly, it’s what I like. I get my meals delivered once a week and so my freezer is never empty, and my appetite is always full. Thanks Wiltshire Farm Foods! MARY DONOGHUE, DUBLIN

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7 FEB 2018

WEDDING SPECIAL Follow our steps for marital bliss IF YOU are getting married in 2018, this is going to be a year to remember for the rest of your life. We've put together some handy tips to help ensure that your special day goes to plan. • Don’t break the bank: brides should establish a budget and stick to it. Research shows that women spend about five per cent of their total wedding budget on the gown. Keep finances in mind without compromising on style. • Do your homework: look through bridal magazines, websites and visit bridal shows for styles that best suit your personality and body type. Educated brides will have an easier time conveying their preferences to bridal consultants, maximising their appointment time and enjoying the shopping experience. • Match your natural as-

sets: tall, slender brides look stunning in long, lean silhouettes, while shorter brides should avoid full skirts and trains, opting for smaller details and trims. A V-shaped waist makes you look taller; you can emphasize a neat waist with a sash; show off good legs with a short skirt; hide plump arms under long sleeves; and bony shoulders under high necks. • The perfect fit: on the day you purchase your gown, schedule the appointment for your fitting. Be sure you have the proper foundations and shoes in hand for your appointment. Experts suggest that alterations be made at the store where your gown was purchased, as they will be more accustomed to the fit and construction of your gown and guarantee better results. Allow a minimum of six to eight weeks prior to your wedding or portrait date

for alterations. • Accessorise, accessorise, accessorise: many gowns have coordinating accessories, ranging from tiaras and veils to shoes and handbags to necklaces and earrings, so be sure to ask your consultant about finishing touches. Once the headpiece and veil are chosen, hair trials are also a great way to ensure that these items complement your hairstyle for the big day. • Get coordinated: every aspect of your special day should reflect your personal style. Try to have a theme matching your gown which complements bridal party attire and accessories. So, while finding the man is up to you, following these simple steps will help to make the shopping experience an enjoyable one and, ultimately, find the dress that can make your dream wedding a reality.







Make sure you shine on your wedding day IT GOES without saying that the bride and groom should look their best on the big day. But nature is going to need a helping hand to make sure those wedding photographs are picture perfect. The key to perfect makeup is finding the right balance. Your cosmetics should be camera friendly and you’ll need to ensure the effect is not too dramatic and definitely not pale and uninteresting. Regardless of modern convention, you don’t have to fork out a small fortune on a professional beautician to get the perfect wedding day glow. Choose a foundation that matches the skin tone, otherwise you risk ending up looking like you’re wearing a mask in the photographs. Blend the foundation using your fingertips or a damp sponge, preferably in natural light. And make sure you avoid that dreaded tidemark. Softly outline your eyes using a brown kohl pencil. Blend your chosen eye colours into your natural eye shape. Remember, the goal is to enhance your existing features, not to create new, unnatural looking ones. The eyebrows frame the face, so ensure they are well shaped and symmetrical. If necessary, use a light brown pencil to further enhance them. Try to avoid trendy looks

such as glittery eyeshadow or blue nail polish or you might be embarrassed to show your wedding pictures to your kids 10 years from now. To get your lips looking kissable, exfoliate them first with a toothbrush. Moisturise and then allow some time for it to be absorbed. Apply lipstick with a lip brush, blot, and then apply lip liner in a similar shade all over the lips. This will help ‘set’ the lipstick so that you won't be left with any telltale outline. Dot a little lip-gloss onto the centre of the bottom lip to create a pout effect. Remember, traditional red lipstick makes the teeth look whiter. For the finishing touches, dust a little translucent powder over the face, and then apply a little blush on the cheekbones and temples to define the bone structure. You should practice your make-up look before the big day. For a final practice run, put on the dress and veil and see the complete effect – but be careful not to smudge the dress! If the gown is simple and classic, the hair and makeup should be too. Make sure the dress colour doesn’t clash with the makeup colours. Of course, these days grooms are as self-conscious as brides about sprucing up to have themselves looking fresh and sharp at the altar. Many men tend to ignore daily grooming advice so grooms need to get them-

selves into a ‘beauty routine’ a few weeks before the wedding, paying particular attention to hair and skin so unwanted blemishes like flaky skin or split ends can be tidied up well in advance. Exfoliate the skin once a week and cleanse and moisturise every day. If you feel your skin might 'shine' in the wedding photographs, don’t be afraid to dab on a small amount of transparent powder on the big day. It won't change the colour of the skin, but it will absorb excess moisture. Sticking to a conventional, neat and tidy hairstyle coming up to the wedding is a good idea, as you'll feel far more comfortable and confident with a cut that's easy to manage. Grooms should have their hair cut two weeks before the big day, and then have the neck and hair line trimmed the day before the wedding. If you’re wearing a top hat on the big day, apply a small amount of gel, which you can later revive by wetting your hands and running your fingers through your hair. Most brides will want their future husband to be clean-shaven, and one of the best ways to get a really close shave is to have a proper barber shop shave the day before. A wet shave is preferable on the morning of the wedding, and a supple face is the ideal surface. Splashing the

face with hot water before putting the blade to the skin will help and this will also open the pores. Allow about half an hour after waking up before you shave. This helps the face to relax and makes the job a lot easier. When the foam has been applied, leave it on for about two minutes to let it soak into the pores. Razors with more than one blade will give you the closest shave, so look out for a dual blade if you want to avoid cuts and bumps. When shaving, follow the direction of your beard, so move down the cheeks before attacking the heavier and more stubborn whiskers under your chin. Following these tips will help both bride and groom shine on the big day – and for years to come in those wedding snaps.

▪▪ SPECIALISING in intimate boutique weddings, civil partnerships and registrar, the Chanel, Avondale Room, at Parnell’s in Dublin 5 is the perfect venue to celebrate your special day, Wedding coordinator Clodagh will discuss all your requirements and be on hand to ensure your that your wedding day is one to remember. The function suite is

ideal for small or larger weddings and Clodagh can design packages to suit your budget. Not surprisingly, the venue has received some fivestar reviews from happy couples. They are now taking bookings for 2019 & 2020, as there is only limited availability left for 2018 due to the popularity of the venue. For more information, contact Clodagh on 0879025150.


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This week’s Beauty Dial Star Buys By Edel Cox of The Beauty Dial (

You may now kiss the bride!

1. CREATE HEIGHT ON YOUR WEDDING RECEPTION TABLES There’s nothing worse than trying to strain your neck around an obstructive table decoration at a wedding reception. By making your floral arrangements really (really!) tall, not only will you allow your guests to see a bit more of one another, you’ll also create masses of colour above head height, making your floral investment more visible and more dramatic. This is also a great way to ensure you make the most of reception venues which have soaring ceilings!


Traditionally, brides opt for pastel shades, but for real impact, go bold. These buttonholes make use of a bit of pastel pink, but with bright fuchsia pink shades and big blooms (think peonies) they create a real impact. You can also use unconventional foliage like holly with red berries for winter weddings, ears of wheat for summer weddings and employ scented foliage like lavender in summer or rosemary for rustic buttonholes.


eonie Garlick and wedding planning website presents various ways to achieve perfectly kissable lips on your wedding day...

From kissing your newly-wed to posing for photos and sipping on Prosecco, your lips will be in high demand on your wedding day. Brides are no longer opting for barely-there makeup and a conservative up do - 2018’s brides are showing there is much more fun to be had. Big, bold lips are here to stay and couldn’t be more excited for those bells to chime. UKbride presents the best trends of 2018 to give you some great wedding makeup ideas and, most importantly, to make your lips POP Check out wwwUKbride. - the social networking website for brides to be, with 720,000 members and 164,000 Facebook likes.


Have you a big event coming up in 2018 – maybe a wedding or a debs - that you still need to be attired for? Texture by Ann Flavin, based in Monkstown, is offering up to 50 per cent off on fabrics in February to celebrate its two years in business. Opened in 2016, Texture by Ann Flavin offers a unique design and make up service so customers have the choice of simply buying luxury fabrics and accessories in store or having a bespoke outfit designed and made exclusively for them. Having worked as a dress designer for 25 years and trained at the Grafton Academy, Ann has an innate sense of what suits the female figure. Following successful spells working with two Dublin designers Ann set up her own business and has worked extensively with brides, debutantes and special occasion wear ever since.


There are so many ways to use flowers to create a stunning looking wedding reception. Tilly Wilkinson, editor of, provides a couple of blooming imaginative ideas (above)...




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7 FEB 2018

PLANNING & NOTICES Planning Dublin Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Permission is sought for the following: Construction of a new entrance with new entrance walls and gates Renovation of existing boundary wall including raising of height of wall to 2 metres, Extension of existing stable block from 2 to 3 stables Construction of new stable block consisting of 3 new stables All associated works. At Ballycorus, Kilternan, Co.Dublin By Nicholas and Orla Fahy 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 to the Planning Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee (€20.00) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the planning application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council We Beryl Power & Darren Reddy intend to apply for Permission for the development at this site: 9 Friarsland Road, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14. The development will consist of: a) Ground floor extension to the rear elevation. b) Conversion of the existing attic space to include installation of 2 no. velux windows to the front roof, 1 no. to the side roof and 2 no. dormer windows to the rear. c) Widening the front piers from 2,540mm to 3.800mm and all associated site works. The planning application may be inspected or purchased for a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, during its public opening hours of Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority, on payment of a fee of €20 within 5 weeks of receipt of the application by the Planning Authority and such submissions or observations will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions or may refuse to grant permission.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Application for Retention Planning Permission for single storey extension to side and storey and a half extension to rear, with non-habitable storage at first floor rear level, at 18 Nugent Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, signed Chris Lynham. This application may be inspected/purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at 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 Application for planning permission for attic conversion into non habitable storage with dormer to side to accommodate new stairs and dormer to rear all at , 30 St. Albans Park, Sandymount, Dublin 4, signed Lisa Gibbons & Vincent Kennedy. 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 Dublin City Council Permission is sought by Mrs Ann Dalby for the proposed modifications listed hereunder to the approved development (Plan Register No. 3013/15) at 79 Charleville Close, Rathmines i.e. in the rear garden of 149 Leinster Road, Rathmines, a property listed in the Record of Protected Structures. Roof light and solar panel to be fitted on the front roof pitch, window on the front elevation at ground floor level to be enlarged, window to be inserted into the rear elevation at first floor level, roof light on the living room roof to be relocated and redesigned, rear elevation at ground floor level to be redesigned incorporating brick and Rhenzinc, the floor level of the living room to be set at the same level as the kitchen’s floor level and brick faced masonry element containing two exhaust flues to be constructed along the dividing wall between No. 79 and No. 77 to a height of 1.2 m above the roof of the living room. 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 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 Dublin City Council We, Ciara Bolger & David Lawson, intend to apply for Permission for development at site at 8 McMahon Street, Dublin 8. The development will consist of: 1.) The Demolition of Existing Domestic Extensions to the Rear of Existing Dwelling House; 2.) Development of New Part Single Storey & Part Two Storey Domestic Extension to the Rear of Existing Dwelling House; 3.) Works to Existing Roof consisting of the Construction of new Rooflights to Central Roof Areas; 4.) Other Improvements/ Internal Alterations to Existing Dwelling House; 5.) Alterations/ Reconfiguration of Rear Private Garden Courtyard; 6.) The Relocation of Existing Rear Pedestrian Access Gate from Garden to Rear Communal Service Laneway; and 7.) All Ancillary Site Works And Services The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on the payment of the prescribed fee within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council Permission is sought by Mrs Ann Dalby for the proposed modifications listed hereunder to the approved development (Plan Register No. 4451/16An Bord Pleanála Ref. No. 29S. 248241) at 77 Charleville Close, Rathmines i.e. in the rear garden of 149 Leinster Road, Rathmines, a property listed in the Record of Protected Structures. Projecting element on front roof pitch to be removed. Front roof pitch to be partially realigned with the roof pitch of No. 79 Charleville Close and solar panel to be fitted. Window on the front elevation at ground floor level to be enlarged and window bay to be created on the rear elevation at first floor level. Brick faced masonry element containing two exhaust flues to be constructed along the dividing wall between No. 77 and No. 79 to a height of 1 m above the roof of the living room/dining room. 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 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.


REACHING 329,000 READERS WEEKLY ACROSS DUBLIN PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Retention Permission and Permission is sought for the retention of the existing fascia sign and permission for the installation of a free standing totem sign with internal illumination and all associate site works at BIM House, Crofton Road, Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin by Bord Iascaigh Mhara. 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.

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PLANNING DUBLIN Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Permission is sought for a first floor extension to the rear over existing ground floor extension, new window to existing rear Bedroom, 3No. rooflights to proposed extension roof & all associated requisite ancillary works at 41 The Wood, Crinken Glen, Shankill, Dublin 18, by Mr & Mrs. Wayne & Esmé Sheridan. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire during its public opening hours. A submission/observation may be made on payment of €20 within a period of 5 weeks from the date the application is received by the planning authority.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Planning permission is sought by Gerard McConnell from Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council for the conversion of garage to habitable room, to include new projecting bay window to front façade, and to include new monopitch canopy along side façade for 58 Beech Park Road, Foxrock, Dublin, D18, D18 N2V9. The planning application may be inspected or purchased for a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, during its public opening hours of Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority, on payment of a fee of €20 within 5 weeks of receipt of the application by the Planning Authority and such submissions or observations will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions or may refuse to grant permission.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Retention permission is sought to retain external fascia signage to shop front with overhead illumination, wall hung projecting internally illuminated circular sign at the front and a kitchen extract unit over the flat roof to the rear of the existing restaurant with takeaway facility at 37 Abbey Road, Monkstown, Co Dublin, for Henry Conyngham & Company Limited. 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 10.00am to 4.00pm. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority, on payment of a fee of €20 within 5 weeks of receipt of the application by the Planning Authority and such submissions or observations will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions or may refuse to grant permission.

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PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council We, Charles and Sheenagh Chapman, intend to apply for permission for development at this site at "Riva", 32 Coliemore Road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin. The development will consist of construction of the following to the existing 2-storey, mid-terraced dwelling house with front and rear gardens: 1) demolition of the existing (25m2) 2-storey monopitched roofed side (north) extension with ground floor walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom and lower ground floor utility room and coal bunker; 2) construction of a 2-storey (27m2) monopitched roofed and a 3-storey (35m2) hipped, pitched roofed extension to side (north) and rear (east) respectively with; a) ground floor walk-in-closet to front (west), ensuite bathroom to rear and extended master bedroom with bay window to rear; b) lower ground floor bin store to front, extended utility room to rear and extended dining area with bay window to rear; c) a single-storey semi-basement storage area extending under existing upper terrace in rear garden; 3) replacement of existing 2-storey curved bay window (to existing rear ground floor living room and lower ground floor bedroom) with a rectangular plan 2-storey bay window and associated modifications to roof; 4) new secondary front (north facing) entrance and door at ground floor level from Coliemore Road; 5) installation of rooflight to central valley of existing main roof; 6) replacement of existing rear timber windows and door with "aluclad" or similar metal finish windows and doors; 7) extensive internal alterations and refurbishment; 8) associated site works including site drainage and relocation of steps from rear garden to upper terrace. The planning application may be inspected or purchased for a fee not exceeding a reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, during its public opening hours of Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority, on payment of a fee of €20 within 5 weeks of receipt of the application by the Planning Authority and such submissions or observations will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions or may refuse to grant permission.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Permission is sought for 1) The demolition of existing 17.1 m2 detached shed to rear, and existing 2.1 m2 glazed flat roof single storey porch to front. 2) The construction of a 4.7 m2 single storey pitched roof extension to front. 3) The construction of a 17.8 m2 first floor extension to side incorporating an extension of the existing hipped roof with new velux type rooflight. 4) the construction of 31.3 m2 single storey extension to rear comprising of a monopitch and flat roof combination. 5) The Widening of existing vehicular entrance from 2.4mm to 3.6m, and all associated site works, at 36 Seafield Crescent, Booterstown, Co. Dublin by Brian and Kate Hastings. 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 & NOTICES PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council I, Thecla McDowell, wish to aply for permission to construct a new garden room to rear garden incorporating a home gymnasium and hobbies room at 41 Belgrave Square West, Rathmines, Dublin 6 - a protected structure. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy between the hours of 9.00am - 4.30pm at the offices of Dublin City Council, Planning Department, Block 4,Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to Dublin City Council on payment of a fee of €20.00 within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

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PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council We, Henry and Avril Keane, are applying for planning permission for the removal of part of the existing front railings, entrance gate and base plinth wall at the front boundary to form a wider site entrance to facilitate private car access and the resurfacing (part paved, part gravelled) of the front garden to facilitate on-site parking for 1 no. car and storage of wheeled bins at the existing 2-storey terraced house at No. 38 Wilfield Rd. Sandymount, Dublin 4. 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 We, Oisin & Susan Gilbride, intend to seek planning permission for variations to previously approved works (D02A/0932) as follows: a) Reduction in the area of the existing conservatory by 24sq.m. to create an open terrace area of 24sq.m all within the footprint of the existing conservatory at the southern end. b) Associated internal alterations, with no change to the balance of the existing conservatory roof except for the provision of a hip at the southern end facing the proposed terrace at 42, Hollybrook, Brighton Road, Foxrock, Dublin 18. 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, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, during its public opening hours, 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. 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 the period of 5 weeks, beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission.

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Locals celebrate reaching national entrepreneur final KEVIN Kelleher, from Ostoform, in Malahide and Alan Hickey, from WeBringg in Castleknock, have both clinched places in the national final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition in Dublin in March. The two entrepreneurs are competing in the ‘Best Business Idea’ and ‘Best Start-Up Business’ categories respectively, and are two of the three young entrepreneurs who will represent the Dublin region on March 4. The local entrepreneurs now have the opportunity, along with 22 other national finalists, to become Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur and share in a €100,000 winners’ investment fund. The category winners who will go forward to the National Final were announced by the Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen TD, at the IBYE Regional Final in the Royal College of Physicians on Kildare Street. The other national finalist who was selected by the judging panel is Conor O’Loughlin from Glofox of Sandyford in the Best Established category.

The Best Idea winner, Kevin Kelleher of “Ostoform”, has developed a novel medical device that manages and effectively reduces skin complications caused by Colostomy bags. He has conducted two patient trials to date which saw a 45 per cent improvement in patients’ skin conditions. Best Start-Up Entrepreneur Alan Hickey of ‘WeBringg’ has developed a crowd-sourced on-demand delivery platform that can deliver online purchases in minutes by sourcing drivers

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CSO figures indicate that industry has hired approximately 1,000 people per month in this period. It is expected that one in 16 people in the economy will be employed in construction by 2019 as the industry enters a sustained growth phase. Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation, Heather Humphreys welcomed the news and said the industry is entering a sustained growth phase. “It also builds on the positive announcement from the CSO that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January 2018 was 6.1 per cent, down from 6.2 per cent in December 2017, and a peak of 15.1 per cent in February 2012,” said Minister Humphreys. “The construction sector has an important role to play in the continued recovery of the economy, and I look forward to engaging with the sector in my new role as Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation.” Tom Parlon, Director General of the Construc-

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Check out this funky Aircross CITROEN has been getting plaudits and prizes for their funky-looking C3 Aircross. It was recently named the ‘Best Small Crossover’ in the UK and is now on the short list for the overall UK Car of the Year award. And it looks like the car has plenty of admirers in Ireland also, if the response I got from fellow motorists and tyre-kickers last week is a barometer. It’s a neat funky-looking car and one that would give you a lift on a dark, dank winter morning. The car has chunky look to it, but no airbumps. Those unusual padded extras attached to the doors that save

your car door from being scratched by drivers parked alongside you, are reserved for the regular C3 and another funky-looking Citroen, the C4 Cactus. I drove a silver model with an orange trim and it really looked the part. The side mirrors and roof rails were orange and there is also touch of orange surrounding the headlamps. There is also an orange ‘Venetian blind effect’ design on the quarter rear windows. They are the small windows located behind the regular rear windows. As it’s a Crossover the seating is slightly higher than a regular saloon or hatchback. When you start up the engine the first thing

that pops up in your line of sight is a digital speed counter, which should help you stay within the various speed limits. The decor in the cabin is really attractive with touches of grey on the dash and orange on the dash and seats. The dash is dominated by the seven-inch colour touchscreen. The seats are very comfortable and in the back you have ample leg and head room for two adults, maybe three at a squeeze. When I mentioned about three adults in the back to my regular driving partner, she rightly pointed out that three adults in the back seat is a rare sight nowadays; you are more likely to see three

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teenagers. Then I thought that it’s a long time since I have seen three adults in the back of any car except for a taxi. Back in the sixties you would often see it happen in rural Ireland as people piled into the only car available for a lift to a local football or hurling game. I really liked the Aircross, especially the driver’s arm rest and the aeronautical-style handbrake. It has a really fresh look to it and you will have fun choosing the colours that suit your personality. The only compliant, which is common with most new cars, is no spare wheel just a repair kit. Prices start at €20,695

▪▪ Citroen has been getting plaudits and prizes for their funky-looking C3 Aircross. The price of my test car, and as usual with Citroen there are three trim levels, a 1.2-litre Flair version with Touch, Feel and Flair and a plethora of extras came to plenty of petrol and diesel €25,095. Road tax is €200. Those extras included Grip engine options.

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*Models shown are for illustrative purposes only. €2,500 Scrappage off er is available on all ASX models. €3,000 Scrappage off er is available on Outlander 2WD Intense and €4,000 on Outlander 4WD Instyle. Off er excludes PHEV and Business models. Vehicle has to be registered by 31st January 2018 to qualify. Scrappage off er Terms & Conditions apply – see for full details. Terms & Conditions apply to 8 Year / 150,000km warranty. Fuel consumption figures for the Mitsubishi Passenger Range in l/100km: Urban 7.4-4.6, Extra Urban 5.2-3.6, Combined 5.9-4.0. CO2 emissions are 154-92 g/km.





CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS 1. Completely hot mixture - not exactly (10) 7. Gather because about graduates (5) 8. Watch prospect (4-3) 10. Topping bit of magic from the goal-scorer? (3-5) 11 & 3 Down. Time voice lost among a lot of sheep (4,1,5) 13. Symbol, for example, with less feeling (6) 15. Telephone to say the arena has been erected (4,2) 17. Mark right watch sound (4) 18. Hustlers showing no mercy (8) 21. Everybody amongst the gentry says they’re improperly bowled (2-5) 22. Fat hidden by robe, seemingly (5) 23. How the boss speaks in the cemetery (10)


ANSWERS ??????

DOWN 1. Person being disloyal or missing characteristic (5) 2. Saw the old boy hit the ball first (8) 3. See 11 Across. 4. Continue as a grotesque fool (4) 5. Lion got into plunder (7) 6. It’s not up to the laundry to provide capital (10) 9. Press dates, having made illegal entry (10) 12. Of noble mountain stock? (4-4) 14. Taxi runs into horse - gruesome! (7) 16. Evict complete group to start (6) 19. No odds? (5) 20. Ran away, having given food to about fifty (4)






ACROSS 1. Aggravate (10) 7. Dim (5) 8. Forage (7) 10. Energy (8) 11. Failure (4) 13. Bewilder (6) 15. Reply (6) 17. Competent (4) 18. Quivering (8) 21. Diminish (7) 22. Pick-me-up (5) 23. Inexorable (10)

DOWN 1. Ward off (5) 2. Inexhaustible (8) 3. Spin (6) 4. Title (4) 5. Gulp (7) 6. Fair (5-5) 9. Feel (10) 12. Disturb (8) 14. Unease (7) 16. Thoroughfare (6) 19. Premium (5) 20. Rim (4)



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7 FEB 2018






Glasnevin Cemetery has some new tours specially designed for families this February. They take in the oldest part of the cemetery and tell tales of grave robbing, prison escapes and deadly animals. The tour also includes a visit to the grave of Michael Collins. The tours run on February 10, 11, 17 and 18, at 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tickets are €7.

Fusion Sundays is making a return on February 11 (11am-5pm). Experience a different kind of market, with stalls from all over the world sharing one space to create a unique culture clash. The World Culture Market will be held at the Green Door Market, Newmarket Square, Merchants Quay, this time round, just a few doors down from the usual location. Visit this family friendly and free event. Plenty of free parking and wheelchair access is available. For more information visit www.


Take a journey through the Jurassic Era as part of the free Dinosaur Day Live, mini stage shows, at Swords Pavilions Shopping Centre this weekend. The kids can have fun with interactive puppets Terry the Triceratops & Vinny the Velociraptor Dinosaur as well as the star of the show - Trixie the Giant T-Rex. After the show visitors can head down to the supervised kiddies free Dino Dig Site (upper level in front of Dunnes Stores) from 2pm to 5pm (Saturday and Sunday). It’s happening on Saturday, February 10th & Sunday February 11th.


Theatre company, Vile Bodies, is bringing, ‘After the End’, by Dennis Kelly, to The New Theatre, Dublin (43 East Essex Street), from February 6-24. This fast-paced thriller will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions, as you follow Mark and Louise, two colleagues who are sheltering from the fallout of a nuclear attack. Tickets are available to purchase on The New Theatre website, for €16, or €12.50 concession. Visit •Note this production contains strong language, full frontal nudity, scenes of a violent nature, scenes of sexual violence and flashing lights.


This show by Training With Aoibheann is a dynamic trip through the deepest and most elite side of dance, presented through Aoibheann's chorographical mind. It’s a show filled with different styles, techniques and performances. It’s happening at Axis Ballymun on Saturday, February 10, at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets cost €15.


On Sunday, February 11, an Antiques & Vintage Fair will be held at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, from 11am till 6pm. Over 30 traders from across Ireland and the UK will gather to exhibit thousands of items, from antique and vintage jewellery and items for the home, including furniture, to traditional collectables such as rare books, coins and banknotes, plus film and music memorabilia, along with all manner of curios from a bygone era. Admission is €3.50, or just €2.50 with the voucher included in this week’s Southside People. Entry is free for Under 15s when accompanied by a supervising adult.


Dublin City Council has come up with a new cultural experience in Dublin to celebrate with your loved ones. The St Valentine’s Festival takes place in various locations around the city from February 9 to February 14. Dublin has the largest collection of love letters to St Valentine, and St Valentine's remains are in Dublin so it really is the capital of love. Music, movies and fun are promised. See for more.


The Ronan Collins Showband Show has been a smash hit for the past eight years, and it returns once again to The Helix on Friday, February 9. Take a trip down memory lane with the stars and hits from the showband era. Tickets costing €31 are on sale at 01-7007000 and

There’s €3,500 in prizes up for grabs when the best minigolf players compete to take the title of Irish Minigolf Open champion at the Irish Minigolf Open taking place at Rainforest Adventure Golf in Dundrum Town Centre on Saturday and Sunday, February 10 & 11. The event is open to any player over 16 years of age and is contested over the two days when players compete over five rounds on day one and then three rounds on day two. Tickets cost from €20. See www. for more.

Crossword Answers 7th February CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Thoroughly; 7 Amass; 8 Look-out; 10 Hat-trick; 11 Five; 13 Number; 15 Ring up; 17 Tick; 18 Ruthless; 21 No-balls; 22 Obese; 23 Headstones. Down: 1 Trait; 2 Observed; 3 O'clock; 4 Goon; 5 Looting; 6 Washington; 9 Trespassed; 12 High-born; 14 Macabre; 16 Outset; 19 Evens; 20 Fled.

QUICK SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Antagonise; 7 Blear; 8 Rummage; 10 Vitality; 11 Flop; 13 Bemuse; 15 Answer; 17 Able; 18 Atremble; 21 Dwindle; 22 Tonic; 23 Relentless. Down: 1 Avert; 2 Tireless; 3 Gyrate; 4 Name; 5 Swallow; 6 Above-board; 9 Experience; 12 Unsettle; 14 Malaise; 16 Street; 19 Bonus; 20 Edge.



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 ▪▪ A polo match at the Phoenix Park in July 1928. This is one of the few places in the world where polo can be watched without charge. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Ireland (Central Dublin), by Derek Stanley. Published by Gill & Macmillan/The History Press.

▪▪ Evening Herald, February 14, 1938

▪▪ Freeman’s Journal, February 3, 1872

▪▪ Sunday Independent, February 12, 1933

▪▪ Irish Independent, February 2, 1948

▪▪ Main Street, Rathfarnham, c. 1910. The enterprising salesman advertises his services on the back of his van. The village, at the ‘Gateway to the Dublin Mountains’, was well known for its educational establishments, including the Jesuit House of Studies at Rathfarnham Castle, St Columba’s College, St Enda’s College and the Loreto Abbey. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Ireland’ (South Dublin), by Derek Stanley. Published by Gill & Macmillan/The History Press. ▪▪ Freeman’s Journal, February 10, 1872


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