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Victory as Garda station to reopen Tony McCullagh CONFIRMATION that Stepaside Garda Station is set to reopen has been broadly welcomed on the Southside. Last week, the Government received an interim report on the possibility of reopening a number of stations which had been shut as part of cost saving measures in the Garda force during the Fine Gael/Labour coalition.

▪▪ HAPPY: Minister Shane Ross Even though more than 100 Garda stations were closed across the country ▪▪ Continued on page 2

Tickled pink! ▪▪ Pictured at the opening of the National College of Art and Design’s NCAD 2017 show was Megan McLoughlin with her work, ‘Touch Taste Tremble’. In total, work from 329 students featured in the show which was open to the public last week. It featured the work of graduates from NCAD’s Schools of Fine Art, Design, Education and Visual Culture, as well as from Master of Fine Art and MFA Art in the Digital World programmes. In addition, a selection of work in progress and live industry projects was on display by postgraduates in Design and Education. PHOTO: MARC O’SULLIVAN

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21 JUN 2017

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Garda station set to reopen ▪▪ Continued from page 1 between 2011 and 2013, as few as six are likely to reopen as part of a review of available resources and crime figures by Garda Commissioner Nóirin O’Sullivan. Stepaside is the only station so far confirmed as reopening, although Rush in North County Dublin, Donard in Wicklow and Leighlinbridge in Carlow are among those expected to get the green light in the commissioner’s final report at the end of June. New Garda stations at Dublin Airport and Dublin Port are also proposed. Crime has been a major issue in the Stepaside area, with residents and businesses reporting an upsurge in burglaries and robberies since the Garda station shut in 2013. The closure led to numerous public protests in the area and proved politically difficult for some candidates in last year’s general election. The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, who is an In-

▪▪ Josepha Madigan TD

▪▪ The closure of Stepaside Garda Station had resulted in public protests. FILE PHOTO

▪▪ Shane Ross and Cllr Kevin Daly share the good news on a poster. dependent TD for the area, Garda Station and it was one post last week, he described had campaigned hard for of his conditions for entering the decision as “wonderful the reopening of Stepaside Government. In a Facebook news” and said it was a direct result of the tireless work of the local community. “I would like to wholeheartedly thank all involved in the campaign, giving special mention to Cllr Kevin Daly and the local businesses who have championed this issue from day one,” Minister Ross said. “Well done all!” Local Fine Gael senator Neale Richmond also welcomed the Stepaside announcement but warned that proper resources needed to be made available to ensure

the station serves the local community. “This is an extremely welcome measure that will be greeted with relief by many in the local community,” he said. “However, simply reopening the station building is not enough. I have stressed to the Tánaiste that proper resources need to be made available in light of this welcome news to reopen Stepaside Garda Station. “The station needs to be properly resourced with Garda personnel, Garda cars, other vehicles and equipment.

“Garda numbers in surrounding stations are still too low and the reopening must not further stretch the resources of stations such as Dundrum, Rathfarnham or Blackrock.” Senator Richmond added: “I commend the Tánaiste for the investment put into the gardaí in recent years - 800 new gardaí are to be hired and trained in 2017 and a total of 3,200 new gardaí will be recruited over the next four years.” Dublin Rathdown TD Josepha Madigan (FG) described the news as a major

victory for local residents. “Since it was closed in in 2013, the Stepaside community has worked tirelessly for their Garda station to be restored,” Deputy Madigan stated. “As I said in the Dáil last March, Stepaside’s growing population means it is crucial that the community is well served by a local Garda station. It was reported last year that there was a 50 per cent increase in burglaries recorded in the general environs of Stepaside since the closure of this Garda station.”

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Trams are now being tested on new Luas line FOUR years after work first started on the Luas Cross City line, trams are now being tested on the new route. The latest phase of the project has been welcomed by DublinTown chief executive, Richard Guiney. He revealed their research has shown that 44 per cent of Dubliners surveyed are more likely to visit the city once the new Luas line is open in December of this year. It’s predicted that the new route will bring in an additional 10 million passengers a year to the city centre when it is up and running. Mr Guiney said the new route would be a great asset to the city. "Throughout the construc-

tion phase of this project, we have worked closely with Luas Cross City, the NTA, gardaí and other stakeholders to minimise the impact of the works on businesses and the city,” he said. “This cooperation has seen footfall rise in the city each year, despite the extensive works being carried out. “Businesses can’t wait to see this much-needed transport system passing by their premises. We look forward to getting a glimpse of how the new system will look and work during these test runs. It’s an exciting time for the city." The testing of trams on the new Luas green line extension was described as a major milestone in the project by

Dublin Chamber. Welcoming the development, chamber CEO Mary Rose Burke said: "The sight of trams running through the city centre will send a clear signal to the people and businesses of Dublin that the end is in sight. The extension of the Luas network through the heart of the city and out to Cabra will be a fantastic addition to the city's transport network. “Constructing the new line has been a complicated task and has resulted in significant upheaval over the past four years. But it's very much a case of short-term pain for long-term gain, with the city set to reap the benefits of the new line for decades to come."

The first test run last Saturday involved two trams moving at slow speeds, from 5kph up to 10kph, between St Stephen's Green, College Green and over to O'Connell Street. It is expected that tram testing will continue during the summer months in advance of passenger services commencing in December. During the test phase, members of the public are asked to keep a safe distance from the trams and obey the instructions of gardaí and marshals. ▪▪ TOP RIGHT: Luas has been a great addition to Dublin. FILE PHOTO: Shane O’Neill/Fennells

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Reopening Garda stations is just a start For all the spin about the ‘smart policing’ alternatives, the simple fact is that communities felt exposed without the physical presence of a Garda station. After the economic crash, more than 100 Garda stations across the country closed their doors under savage Fine Gael/Labour cuts. It was a major issue in last year’s general election, as many former TDs will attest. Any Government perceived to be soft on crime will inevitably suffer the wrath of the electorate. Former Justice Comment: Tony McCullagh, Minister, Alan Shatter, who represented Dublin People group editor Stepaside and presided over the closure of his local Garda station, was HANE Ross was a happy man among the casualties. last week – and with good Garda Commissioner Nóirín reason. As Enda Kenny’s O’Sullivan was asked by the reign as Taoiseach drew to Government to review the feasibility a close, the Minister for Transport, of reopening a number of Garda Sport and Tourism finally secured one of his key conditions for entering stations and last week she presented her interim report. Stepaside is likely Government – the reopening of a to be joined by Rush in North County Garda station in his constituency. Dublin, along with two other stations in Wicklow and Carlow, when the Not that there wasn’t merit in commissioner releases her final report Minister Ross campaigning for at the end of June. Two new Garda Stepaside Garda Station to be stations are also proposed for Dublin reopened. Its closure in 2013 was met Airport and Dublin Port. In the face with outrage from local residents of increased threats to our national and businesses who quite rightly security posed by terrorism, this would voiced concern about the upsurge in appear to be a prudent measure. crime that followed the short-sighted Politically, the controversial closure decision.

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of the Garda stations has proved to be the least of the Government’s worries. The credibility of the Garda Siochana has been shaken to its core by scandal after scandal, from the penalty points fiasco to the falsification of breath test figures and allegations of a smear campaign against whistleblowers. There’s little doubt there are many decent, hardworking, dedicated gardaí who are as appalled as the rest of us by the goings-on. It can be a thankless, dangerous job; their day to day tasks hampered by under-funded Garda divisions. With shocking acts of violence being carried out on our streets due to the ongoing gangland feud, never before have we needed a properly functioning police force so badly. The reopening of a handful of Garda stations needs to be more than just a token gesture. That means assigning each station enough cars and manpower to allow effective response times to crimes and longer opening hours. A part-time station is about as effective as no station at all. Unless the decision to reopen Garda stations is underpinned by proper resources, it will be perceived by the public as a cynical measure designed to appease a minister whose support is vital to the survival of the Government. t.mccullagh@dublinpeople.com


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Sinn Féin says that residents attending Joint Policing Committee meetings with the gardaí are constantly raising the issue. Apart from the noise nuisance, bikers are causing serious damage to football pitches and green areas. Madeleine Ebbs, who works in the community development section of Dublin City Council, said the scrambler bikes issue in parks and green spaces is a huge problem. “Parents are bringing kids to football matches in these parks and are seeing them being cancelled because of the damage to the pitches caused by scrambler bikes,” she said. “It’s very frustrating ▪▪ Quad bikes are often driven recklessly in local parks. PHOTO: BIGSTOCK because we are trying to promote sport for kids stroyed.” constantly working with brought forward by Sinn in the community but it’s She added: “This is an on- sports clubs on this issue. Féin and am delighted that very difficult when these going problem. Our commu“I would be very support- efforts are being made to green spaces are being de- nity development section is ive of the bill that is being solve this issue.”

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▪▪ Southside Horticulture students and tutors, Sinead Drew and David McFetridge, pictured at the recent graduation ceremony held in Cabinteely House. The QQI Level 4 Awards were presented by Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Cllr Cormac Devlin. Course facilities include formal gardens, a large fruit and vegetable garden, nursery area, poly-tunnels, a well-equipped classroom and canteen. On completion of the course, students have an industry recognised qualification in horticulture, opening a pathway to either employment within the sector or further higher education to Level 5 & 6 and/or Bachelor of Science in Horticulture Level 7.


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Principal appointed for Firhouse school EDUCATE Together has appointed Claire Matthews principal of Firhouse Educate Together Secondary School. Claire (pictured) taught English, French, CSPE and SPHE in Coláiste Chiaráin in her native Leixlip for 13 years before going on secondment to the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) in 2012. While there, she worked primarily in the areas of literacy, school self-evaluation, English and modern foreign languages. Since August 2016, she has been working as team leader for modern foreign languages with Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT). In recent years, Claire has also been lecturing student teachers on the Professional Masters in Education (PME) programme in UCD. Her educational passions include restorative practice and entrepreneurial education. Speaking after her appointment, Claire said: “I am delighted to have been entrusted with the privilege of leading the development of Firhouse Educate Together Secondary School. I am excited to work with colleagues, students, parents and

the community in Firhouse to establish a school that will be innovative and collaborative with the best interests of our students at the forefront of everything we do. “We will co-create a school culture that will support everyone to flourish and achieve, both personally and academically, with the focus on meaningful engagement of our students and whole school community.” Jennifer Buttner, Regional Development Officer for Educate Together, added: “This is wonderful news for the school community in Firhouse Educate Together Secondary School and we look forward to working with Claire as this new school grows and flourishes.” Firhouse Educate Together Secondary School will open for first year students in September 2018, and will be located initially in temporary accommodation. The Department of Education and Skills is working towards the acquisition of a permanent site for the school. The school is expected to have an initial enrolment of 50-80 first years and when fully developed will accommodate up to 1,000 students.

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Garda units set up to target abuse Jack Gleeson A NEW Southside Garda unit has been established to target sexual crime, human trafficking, child abuse and domestic abuse. The Clondalkin based unit is one of four new divisional protective service units (DPSUs) that has been set up as part of An Garda Síochána’s Modernisation and Renewal programme. The DPSUs are the first to be established as part of a phased nationwide roll-out of DPSUs in all Garda divisions with a second phase due to be introduced next year. As well as investigating specialised crime types, DPSUs will focus on the provision of support for vulnerable victims of crime, and will work with the Child and Family Agency to safeguard children. There will be up to 15 personnel attached to the Clondalkin DPSU including an inspector, two detective sergeants, 10 detective gardaí and two administrative staff. Deputy Commissioner, Policing and Security, John Twomey, said the project will impact positively on Garda members and the public. “It’s a significant step forward in the provision of protective services for vulnerable people in Ireland,” he said. “It means that peo-

▪▪ The new Garda units will be better equipped to deal with cases of domestic violence. PIC POSED/BIGSTOCK ple who are victims of a range of crimes, including sexual, domestic or child abuse, prostitution and human trafficking can expect a more professional and consistent service from the gardaí. “Equally, our response to the investigation of missing persons, children who are missing in care, and sex offenders will be enhanced by the establishment of DPSUs. “It will also provide us with an opportunity to place vulnerable victims of crime

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‘The Street Where You Live’ About The I Author In 2001 Roisin Meaney took a year off teaching and travelled to San Francisco to write ‘The Daisy Picker’ won her a two book publishing deal with Tivoli Books. In 2008, with four published novels under her belt, she gave up the day job to write full-time. To date, she is the author of 13 adult novels and two children’s books, and her works have been translated into several languages, with a Russian deal in the offing. Selected books have also been published in Australia and the US.

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T’S the end of June and the start of a heatwave. In a medium-sized midlands town, Christopher Jackson’s community choir is beginning to rehearse for its next performance, scheduled for the start of August. They’re going to sing a selection of hits from the popular musicals of the 20th century, and their director is going to have them polished and perfect by performance night if it kills him.

for the new show, Molly comes into contact with a little boy who she becomes convinced is Philip’s son, and therefore her first grandson – but how is she to uncover the truth, and maybe learn the real reason for Philip’s departure? While she searches for the right questions to ask, she distracts herself with a little matchmaking, having long decided that Emily needs a little help in that department. She has no idea that the object of her matchmaking has set his sights in an entirely different direction – and that Emily, anyway, has plans of her own. Emily has always resented what she sees as her mother’s favouritism of Philip, even though he caused her endless angst and worry when he was growing up. Emily was the biddable, obedient child – but he was the more cherished one. Philip was the popular one, with no shortage of would-be girlfriends while Emily grew up alone and ignored by boys. Now she’s finally met a person who is about to throw her emotions into turmoil, and ultimately make her question the direction her life is taking. As June turns into July, the sun blazes on. Relationships begin and end, tempers and hearts are lost, promises are made and broken. When the rain finally returns, on the eve of the concert, it is the preamble to a duo of traumatic events that are to have far-reaching consequences for all involved. By the end of the summer, nothing will ever be the same

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Himself a failed musician, the choir is Christopher’s escape from his humdrum day job at the town’s biggest supermarket. A broken love affair many years earlier caused him to become estranged from his only brother, and to close himself off emotionally. These days, his dealings with women, when they occur, are purely physical and usually short-lived – and always at the instigation of the woman. Unknown to the other members, Christopher has just started an affair with a married but promiscuous newcomer to the choir, Jane. He has also acquired new next-door neighbours, single mother Freddie and her little daughter Lauren. Little does he realise that all three females are shortly to play their various parts in the complete upheaval of his orderly existence.   Meanwhile, widowed choir member Molly, who cleans houses for a living, shares her own house with her adult daughter Emily, who is also in the choir. Molly’s son Philip (Emily’s twin) vanished abruptly five years earlier, breaking her heart in the process, and neither of them have set eyes on him since. Two days after the choir’s first rehearsal

When a good friend becomes your worst enemy BEING held hostage at gunpoint by her childhood friend is not Dr Heather Gilmore's idea of a good day at work. It only gets worse when she hears that her 19-year-old daughter Leah has been kidnapped. Sergeant Claire Boyle wasn't expecting to get caught up in a hostage situation during a doctor's appointment. When it becomes apparent that the kidnapping is somehow linked to the hostage-taker, a woman called Eileen Delaney is put in charge of finding the missing girl. What happened between Eileen and Heather to make Eileen so determined to ruin her old friend? Claire Boyle must dig up the secrets from their pasts to find out - and quickly, because Leah is still missing and time is running out to save her. ‘One Bad Turn’ by Sinéad Crowley has been described as a “crackingly-paced

thriller, featuring a totally believable female detective” by the Sunday Mirror while the Belfast Telegraph declared: “Crowley has created a new twist to the crime-writing genre.” It was hailed as “sensationally good” by The Irish Times. Sinéad Crowley is Arts and Media Correspondent for RTÉ, where she works for television, radio and online. Her debut thriller, ‘Can Anybody Help Me?’, was a bestseller in Ireland, and both it and her second book, ‘Are You Watching Me?’, were shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards Crime Book of the Year. ‘One Bad Turn’ is the third book in the series featuring Sergeant Claire Boyle, arguably modern crime fiction’s most engaging and interesting characters for quite some time. Sinéad, who is a former reporter for this newspaper, lives in Dublin with her husband and two young sons. She is originally from Walkinstown.

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Watersports Inclusion Games will sail into Dún Laoghaire A FREE event which will allow people of all abilities from the physical, sensory, intellectual and learning difficulty spectrums to try watersports will take place on the Southside this weekend.  Mark Pollock, Commonwealth medal winner in rowing, Round Ireland sailor, Adventurer and Cure for Paralysis activist, launched the inaugural Watersports Inclusion Games, organised by the Irish Sailing Association. Hosted by the Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire, the games will take place this Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26. The activities on offer will include sailing, rowing and canoeing. Pollock, who lost his sight at the age of 22 and was then paralysed after a tragic accident in 2010, said: “Watersports have played a really significant role in my life. The fact that I was able to continue sailing after go-

▪▪ Pictured at the launch of the inaugural Watersports Inclusion Games were Mark Pollock and Oisin Putt. PHOTO: INPHO/MORGAN TREACY ing blind really helped me move forward not just because of the sport itself but the camaraderie and friendships it continues to provide me with. “My focus is on helping

people achieve what they believe is impossible. “This underpins the work I am part of, trying to find a cure for paralysis but also my involvement in events such as the Watersports In-

clusion Games which is giving people who may have thought watersports would never be for them to give it a try and no doubt, have some fun in the process.” Organised by the Irish

Sailing Association in collaboration with Spinal Injuries Ireland, Canoeing Ireland and Dun Laoghaire Sea Scouts with funding

from the Sport Ireland, the event will attract people of all ages, demographics and backgrounds, and will look to promote both the accessibility and benefits of watersports for everyone. There will be no charge for any of the activities and experiences at the games. Fully qualified personnel will provide sporting equipment and any   necessary instruction while no prior experience is necessary to take part. Harry Hermon, chief executive of the Irish Sailing Association, said: “We are delighted to be launching the inaugural Watersports Inclusion Games. “Watersports really do have something for everyone. “We take pride in Irish sailing that it is a sport that people can enjoy no matter their stage in life or personal circumstances.

“We are encouraging anyone who thought they might like to give watersports a try to join us in Dun Laoghaire on June 25 and 26. “We are hoping that it may be the first step in a lifetime of enjoyment and friendship as part of a very vibrant watersports community in Ireland.” Nadine Lattimore, London 2012 Paralympic athlete and keen windsurfer and sailor, and Oisin Putt, member of the Sailability Paralympic Pathway Team, accompanied Mark Pollock at the launch. Both Nadine and Oisin are campaigning to bring parasailing back into the Olympics Games and keen to inspire everyone to get out onto the water trying different watersports. For more information or to register, visit www.sailing.ie/watersportsinclusiongames, or email wsinclusion@gmail.com.  

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Stillorgan bowlers ready for Euro event THE 26th edition of the European Senior Bowling Championships (ESBS) takes place between June 25 and July 1 this year, with various tenpin bowling centres across Dublin coming together to host the prestigious event. Almost 1,000 players and guests from 24 countries, have already registered for the championships in 2017, and they will be welcomed to five different bowling centres, Leisureplex Stillorgan, Coolock, Charlestown, Blanchardstown and ALSAA Bowl. Players will compete in three events during the week of competition, Singles, Doubles and Trios, in three age categories, with each event hosted in a different bowling centre, giving the players a full flavour of Dublin’s different centres and allowing them the chance to see multiple parts of our city. This is the second time

that Dublin has hosted the ESBC, the first being in 1995. Then, 419 bowlers from 14 countries made the trip for a tournament hosted in just two bowling centres, showing just how much this tournament has grown over the past two decades. It has become a major sporting event each summer and it is a great honour for Dublin to once again welcome Europe’s best senior bowlers. All five bowling centres, along with the ESBC 2017 organising committee, is encouraging people to make the trip to their local centre during the week of action and help to make the ESBC Dublin 2017 a spectacular and memorable event for all those competitors making the trip. All centres will be open to the public to spectate for the entire week, so get down and see just how magnificent an event the ESBC and tenpin bowling really is!

Special Olympics Ireland thanks Southsiders SPECIAL Olympics Ireland would like to thank all those people on the Southside who made Collection Day 2017 a big success. Thousands of volunteers, schools and companies mobilised for the annual fundraiser to enable communities across the country support bucket collections, online donations and locally organised events. Matt English, chief executive of Special Olympics Ireland, said the public’s generosity is a massive boost moving towards Ireland Games in Dublin in 2018. “We owe everyone who contributed to Collection Day

2017 a huge debt of gratitude,” said Mr English. “It showed that the spirit of volunteerism and community support in Ireland is alive and well and the feedback overall has been very positive. “The goodwill shown by the general public is also a great endorsement of the work we do year round. “Our athletes are at the heart of everything we do in Special Olympics, but Collection Day would simply not happen without our volunteers.” Special Olympics Ireland Games will be held from June 14-17 2018 and are returning to Dublin for the first time since 2002.

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Inspired Holly aims to help others lose weight in group Holly avoided wearing MUM-OF-TWO Holly Barry, who lost two stone in eight the clothes she loved and months, has never felt bet- stuck to clothes that were comfortable. On her last holter. iday before joining Slimming Before joining Slimming World Holly felt at her worst. “I had this orange string World Holly felt the weight she gained made her look top dress that I lived in for frumpy. She felt “depressed the whole week and didn’t and anxious” in any group of take off as I felt so self conpeople as she felt she stood scious,” she says.  “I thought others would out so her confidence was at judge me if I had worn a bian all time low.

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▪▪ AFTER: Holly has been inspired since joining Slimming World. “Before I would have survived on coffee from morning till dinner,” she says. “Because I was so hungry I would have had no interest in cooking so would order a Chinese or chipper and would do this maybe 3-4 times a week and nights I would cook, it would be something straight from the jar or deep fried, whatever was the quickest and easiest. “Now I don’t just glimpse through the fruit and veg. Now most of my shopping trolley is full of fresh veg fruit canned tomatoes eggs

meats pasta and rice and that’s just to name a few I also eat whenever I like as much as I like and I am never ever hungry I’m always full.” Holly is so passionate about her life change she has decided to make it her career as well. She is relaunching the Sallynoggin Slimming World Group on Monday, July 3 in The Rochestown Lodge Hotel, Rochestown Avenue, at 5.30pm and 7.30pm. For more information call Holly on 085-2108422 or check out Slimming World Sallynoggin on Facebook.


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Southside man and Northsider unite for film Paul O’Rourke

TWO young men from different sides of the city: one from Killiney, the other from Darndale. They share a common dream to build something exciting together, and set out on a journey to tell others about their new venture. Sounds like the plot of a film, but this story is more about the people behind the camera than in front of it. The two men in question are Mark O’Connor, from Killiney and John Connors, from Darndale and what they created is the new Irish mobster movie, ‘Cardboard Gangsters’. Having previously worked together on ‘King of the Travellers’, which O’Connor wrote and directed, this time out the two shared

writing duties on the script. O’Connor explained how that process worked. “John wrote the story on his own, and then he very openly let me come on board and gave me the freedom to go off with it,” he said. Connors, most famous for playing the part of Patrick in ‘Love/ Hate’, stars as Jay Connolly, a part-time DJ and low-level drug dealer. When his welfare is cut, Jay and his mates decide it’s time to move in and take over the patch of the area’s biggest drug lord, but this proves to be a major mistake. The film was shot, and is set in Darndale, but according to Connors, it could be any working class area across Dublin. “The whole film is contained within a two mile radius and it’s

very much a neighbourhood film in the way that ‘Boyz n the Hood’ was,” said O’Connor. The writers aren’t concerned that this very Dublin film will have problems travelling. “We’ve done better abroad than in Ireland,” said Connors, and awards at the Newport and Manchester Film Festivals would seem to back that up. O’Connor gives an example of how the movie has resonated and tells the story of an indigenous Hawaiian man who approached him after the film screened at Newport. “He told me he was crying at the end and that he just connected with the story because he grew up with the same situation in a rough part of Hawaii,” he said.  The film relies heavily on Irish music and one sequence in partic-

ular, containing the Damien Dempsey song ‘Serious’, is particularly effective. “That was the first song I put into the script,” said Connors. “His music is so cinematic.” And as for the message they are trying to get across to their audience, the pair are confident that this is not simply a glorification of gang life violence. “Community leaders in the area read the script and loved the message,” said Connors. “They are the people I’d be getting the most backwere two important lash from if it didn’t work.” O’Connor said the father/son ideas they wanted to convey. volved in crime,” he added. “The most important message relationship and realising the ‘Cardboard Gangsters’ opened consequences of your actions to young people is: don’t get in- in cinemas on June 16. 

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PETS he t f o G DO WEEK The Dublin People Newspaper Group has teamed up with Dogs Trust to help find homes for lost and abandoned dogs. Our Dog of the Week is Maisie, a beautiful and very intelligent three-year-old female Collie crossbreed. She is an active lady and loves her daily walks and activities. Maisie is really good at doggie brain games such as scent games, agility,

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Can my dog get Lyme disease? Lyme disease is an inflammatory disease that is mainly spread by ticks. Humans and pets (mostly dogs but in very rare cases cats) can be infected by Lyme disease. Not all ticks carry Lyme disease, the tick must have previously bitten a deer or rodent infected with Lyme disease and then have bitten your dog to pass on the disease. Dogs who are exposed to wildlife or forested areas are at higher risk of contracting Lyme disease. Basically wherever there are ticks there is a chance that your dog could get bitten and become infected.

How do I protect my dog from Lyme disease? The easiest way to prevent Lyme disease is to prevent tick bites. To do this you can do some of the following; Keep your grass cut and bushes trimmed back, remove any fallen leaves from your garden Check your pet daily for ticks especially if they have been outdoors, take extra care to check under your dog’s ears, head, neck underbelly and feet as these are areas where ticks can hide within folds of skin and fur Remove any ticks straight away with a Tick remover comb, designed especially to safely and gently remove ticks from your dog’s skin. We would also recommend speaking to your vet if you find ticks on your dog A good quality spot on product will help prevent Lyme disease by making your dog’s blood distasteful to ticks and eliminating ticks from latching on and feeding longterm. Early diagnosis is crucial to avoid more complicated serious conditions developing, so it is important to contact your vet if you have any concerns. Once the diagnosis is established, antibiotic treatment is usually very effective and early.

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Symptoms of Lyme disease in dogs Unlike humans your dog won’t display the tell-tale rash associated with an infected tick bite and a dog infected with Lyme disease can suffer a range of symptoms. The most common symptoms can include;

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Major new project aims to improve mental health A MAJOR project to improve young people's mental health in the higher education sector in Ireland has been launched. The project was jointly announced by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) the HSE, the National Office of Suicide Prevention (NOSP) and the Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee. USI will receive funding to hire a Mental Health Project Manager who will conduct research in students’ mental health through a new national third level mental campaign. The project, which is set to start in July, will see USI working with key stakeholders across the country in mental health to break mental health stigma, promote

services and train student leaders to identify and respond to their peers’ mental health needs. Speaking at the launch of the project, USI President Annie Hoey said: “USI is proud to be partnering with the HSE, NOSP and the Minister for Mental Health and Older People in this new exciting venture. “Annually USI has run a major national third level mental health campaign, ‘Chats for Change’ and we are excited to see the campaign develop further, while also gathering research on what students need and want from mental health services. “We’re keen to discover what is the main contributing factor to one's mental health and how the student movement can tackle those needs to best support young people

The potential of this project will allow my department identify what students need in relation to mental health,” she added. and students in Ireland.” Minister McEntee said her department was delighted to be working more closely with USI to see the project grow. “The potential of this project will allow my department identify what students need in relation to mental health,” she added. “We’re looking forward to seeing how Government and the department can approach students in relation to mental health, teach resilience and promoting services. “We see the USI as a key stakeholder in this and I am really looking forward to the

research and the campaigns to come from this major collaborative project.” The Mental Health Project Manager will integrate national level partnerships with local Students’ Unions and develop a core student-focused approach to mental health in Ireland. The project will provide ongoing advice and support to students via campaign messaging, training for student leaders and the development of workshops for students to be run out across the country in third level institutions. The project will run for nine months. ▪▪ The new project will begin in July and last for nine months.

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A NEW report into teacher supply in Ireland has outlined the work that will be required to establish a sustainable model of post primary teacher supply. The ‘Striking the Balance’ report presents an analysis of the number of teachers required by the education system and it was launched earlier this month by Minister for Education & Skills, Richard Bruton. “The report sets out an approach to planning that scopes out the work necessary to develop a model for achieving a better balance between teacher supply and demand in the medium to long term,” he said. “In this light, I note with interest that the Report highlights how essential it will be to use more and better data analysis to support this goal. “The learners in our education system are entitled to a high quality learning experience. “A more reliable supply of teachers which meets the identified needs of the system, and which continues to adhere to the high standards set down by the Teaching Council, is there-

fore crucial.” The Minister says he has asked his officials to consider how the development of a model can be progressed from within available resources. “As part of this process, engagement with the Higher Education Authority and providers of initial teacher education programmes will be necessary in order to ensure that the supply of teachers meets demand and that we have the correct balance of teachers in the each of the various subject areas,” he added. “In that regard I am pleased to note that the Teaching Council is due to meet with all higher education institutions shortly to consider how a more targeted and co-ordinated approach could be adopted to meet the identified needs of the system. “The outcome of this interaction will inform how my Department might best progress this issue.” Publication of the report has been welcomed by Teaching Council Director, Tomás Ó Ruairc. “This is the first time that there has been a coordinated effort between the

▪▪ The Striking the Balance report outlines the work that will be required to establish a sustainable model of post primary teacher supply. PHOTO: BIGSTOCK Department, the Teaching Council and the Higher Education Authority to analyse the number of teachers required by the education system,” he said. “This report represents an important step in ensuring that all stakeholders in the system enhance our collaboration so as to adopt a more targeted approach to meeting the identified needs of the students in our education system. “As a Council, we are satisfied that our advice on this matter can help to sustain and maintain the high

standing of teaching as a profession in Ireland and, as a result, to support and develop the quality of students' learning. “We are aware of a number of significant challenges that schools are facing at the moment with teacher supply, and we look forward to engaging with the Department and the higher education institutions in taking this important work forward.” Minister Bruton said he was aware some schools are experiencing difficulty in recruiting substitute

teachers, and vowed to address the issue. The Minister has outlined a number of measures to increase the pool of teachers available to schools, in particular to fill short-term vacancies. These measures will be considered over the coming weeks. They measures include ensuring that as many retiring and retired teachers remain on the Teaching Council register and increasing the limits for employment for a teacher while on career break.


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SPORT GAA STARS ATTEND SKILLS DAY

GAA Museum to host a series of seminars THE GAA Museum will host an exciting and controversial series of seminars exploring the theme of ‘Sport and Politics’ and the effects they have had on one another since the 1870s, at their 2017 Summer School, which runs from Thursday, June 29 to Saturday, July 1.

▪▪ Roisin Ni Chathasaigh, from Dublin, pictured with Dublin hurling star Liam Rushe and Carlow’s Kate Nolan after participating in the camogie competition at the John West Skills Day in the National Sports Campus, Abbottstown. The Skills Day was an opportunity for Ireland’s rising football, hurling and camogie stars to show their skills ahead of the John West Féile na nÓg and John West Féile na nGael competitions. PHOTO: CODY GLENN/ SPORTSFILE

Attendees lucky enough to secure a ticket will be engaged and challenged as some of the most divisive topics in sport will be discussed by leaders across a plethora of disciplines, such as sociology, politics, sport, and history. National and international experts will contest long held beliefs and bring to light topics not previously considered: how the GAA suffered in the 1890s due to its support for Charles Stewart Parnell; the issues and divisions in Irish soc-

cer that led to the establishment of two separate governing bodies in 1921; the struggle for an Irish identity through the Olympic movement pre-1922; how the Irish republican movement has viewed sport since 1923; and the cultural trauma felt by the people of Liverpool in the aftermath of the 1989 Hillsborough tragedy.      The keynote talk from internationally renowned Dr Harry Edwards, the former Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, is much anticipated. Dr Edwards will speak on the history of sport and racial segregation in America from the 1960s. Attendees of the Summer School will have the chance to meet Dr Edwards one-to-one as he signs copies of the 50th anniversary edition of his pioneering

book on sport and struggle, ‘The Revolt of the Black Athlete’. Commenting on this year’s series of seminars, Mark Reynolds, the GAA Museum Archivist, said: “The event is open to the public to attend and is a must for anyone with a keen interest in sport, politics or history. “We are honoured to welcome renowned international guest speakers, including Dr Harry Edwards, Professor John Hughson and Professor Alan Bairner, who will ensure this is an engaging and stimulating experience for all.” Tickets cost €45 per day or €120 for a three day pass. Lunch and tea/coffee are included in the price. Advance booking is required as the event is expected to sell out quickly. Visit www.crokepark.ie/summerschool


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Fibromyalgia and HEALTH OsteOpathy

Fibromyalgia is a chronic complaint causing widespread pain and sensitivity to muscles and soft tissues.The initial stages of the disease often go unnoticed, as the patient may only suffer from minimal fatigue,soreness, gastrointestinal complaints or insomnia. As the disease progresses,the symptoms become more severe and widespread, effecting sleep, digestion, bowel movements, joint stiffness and more. This occurs because the nervous system is in a state of constant irritation. Irritation to the nervous system can be caused by old injuries or traumas,stress, drug use or abuse, environmental factors or anything that overloads the bodies defences. The Classical Osteopathic approach to fibromyalgia begins with treating the old injuries in a manor which works in harmony with the body therefore taking stress off the nervous system. The more irritation that can be removed from the body, the more the nervous system can normalise. This in turn allows the body to begin to heal itself. Blood flow and drainage are improved increasing oxygen levels and ridding the system of toxins.In the treatment of fibromyalgia,relaxation and Craniosacral techniques may be used, tailored to the individual needs of the patient.This means the treatment is gentle and relaxing.As Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease treatment is ongoing and may require the intervention of other health care professionals.

Major mental health project is announced A MAJOR project to tackle young people's mental health in the higher education sector in Ireland has was launched earlier this month.

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Southside teen discos recalled Lorraine Murphy WHO remembers going to teen discos and nightclubs on the Southside back in the 1980s? Were you a regular at Wesley or are you old enough to admit going to the Pres in Glasthule? What about the Tea Rooms in Killiney, St Mary’s in Templeogue or St Joseph of Cluny? When you were older, did you frequent the legendary Peekers in Dún Laoghaire? If so, you will have encountered the fabled slow set, a staple of every teen disco in the 1980s. Read on while we take you on a cringey trip back in time with this list of 10 things you'll remember about the nightclubs of your youth. 1. Slow sets. These could make or break a night depending on who you danced with. ‘Do you wanna dance?’ was followed by a hand-held trip to the dancefloor, or a walk of shame, depending on the

answer. “My friend wants to know if you’ll dance with him” was a frequent request on behalf of sheepish looking guys trying to look cool in a corner. 2. Slow dances were strange, hug-like shuffles where two people continuously rotated 360 degrees slowly to Johnny Logan on a packed dancefloor of couples doing the same thing. 3. Tonsil hockey. After the time invested was deemed respectable (minutes), the male’s head would move down and, with a bit of luck, the female’s head would reach to meet him, and then they would engage in a passionate kiss. At least that’s how it was in their heads. In reality it was more like feeding time at the zoo. 4. Smoking. Everywhere. In the night club, on the dancefloor, in the restaurant. It was a grey wall of smoke that didn’t leave you for six days... when it was time to refresh the smell all over again. 5. Chicken dinner! Night

▪▪ The slow set was the highlight of every teen disco in the 1980s. clubs were required by law to provide hot food to serve alcohol late. Revellers often enjoyed eating chicken, potatoes and peas at 1am while simultaneously drinking a can of Ritz and smoking a cigarette. Times have changed - for the better! 6. Mullets. Business to the front, party to the back. Long

before Miley Cyrus came in on a wrecking ball, her father Billy Ray sported the most magnificent mullet and caused a trend worthy of imprisonment from the fashion police. 7. Black shoes and white socks. Runners were an absolute no and the very best Clarke's shoes were teamed with gleaming white socks for a Saturday night on the town. 8. Perms. The aim - a Californian relaxed-yet-sexy full hairstyle. The reality - Deirdre Barlow on a bad day and 20 years older. Never had young women looked so old. 9. Rock the Boat. Rows of party revellers sitting on the floor in rows, legs askew, rocking back and forth, left and right. A painful choice for those with a large coxic. 10. Making plans to see each other again were set in stone. No mobile phones and limited house phones made plans essential. Trying to remember what they looked like when meeting them. Well... that was a different story.

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Media vote for the best in travel during the awards including Business Class tickets to the US from American Airlines, a family holiday to France with Irish Ferries and KelAir Campotel and a luxury South Africa stay courtesy of This year saw Shannon Airport come Adams & Butler. The Travel Media Awards are unique on board as the headline sponsor of in that they are the only awards that call the awards, including a new Lifetime on members of the media to vote for Achievement Award. their favourite travel companies. Amadeus returned to sponsor the This year's awards featured some much sought after 'Amadeus Innovator exciting new categories including Best Award' and category sponsors on the day were London City Airport, American Airport to City Transportation, Best Airlines, Adams & Butler and Las Vegas Hotel Breakfast, Best Instagram Account by an Irish Travel Writer or CVA. The annual Travel Media Awards, now Blogger and Media Recommendation for 2017. in their seventh year, are a highlight of Declan Power, Head of Aviation the Irish travel industry calendar, for Development, Shannon Airport, said: both media and trade. Voting is independently audited and “Shannon Airport were delighted to be managed by the Department of Tourism headline sponsors this year of the 7th annual Travel Media Awards. at DIT (Dublin Institute of Technology). “This has been an important year for Well-known travel writers and broadShannon Airport with new routes to Eucasters Fionn Davenport and Deirdre Mullins were back again this year to rope and North America. It was great to MC the big day and as always, there celebrate this year's achievements with were lots of surprises and giveaways all our media and trade colleagues.” THE Travel Media Awards 2017, in association with Shannon Airport, took place last week at the 5* Shelbourne Hotel.

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▪▪ Pat Reede was the very worthy recipient of the Shannon Airport Lifetime Achievement Award at the Travel Media Awards 2017 in association with Shannon Airport. Michael Collins, MD of TravelMedia. ie, said:”Thank you to everyone who made this afternoon such a special and fun day, especially our new headline sponsors Shannon Airport, and a well-deserved congratulations to all our winners, in particular Pat Reede (United Airlines), Stephen McKenna (The GoHop Group) and Onur Gul (Turkish Airlines).” Winners at the awards included Aer Lingus for both Best Short Haul Airline and Best Long Haul Airine Flying West while the Best Travel Writer award went to Pól Ó Conghaile. The Amadeus Innovator Award was presented to Stephen McKenna of The GoHop Group andAtlas Travel Services and Pat Reede recieved the Shannon Airport Lifetime Achieve▪▪ Stephen Mc Kenna of the GoHop Group and Atlas Travel Services was winner of the Amadeus Ireland Innovator of the Year at the Travel Media Awards. ment Award.

New services at Dublin Airport announced DUBLIN Airport welcomed the announcement of new services last week including twice-weekly flights to Stockholm from Norwegian. Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison, said the Stockholm route, together with a recent increase in frequency on its Dublin-Oslo service, represents a 50 per cent surge in capacity on Norwegian’s routes between Dublin and Scandinavia this summer. “We are delighted to welcome Norwegian’s new Dublin to Stockholm service,” he added. “And we look forward to welcoming the airline’s two new transatlantic routes from Dublin in a few weeks.”

Norwegian first launched services from Dublin Airport in 2009 to Copenhagen and Oslo. The airline is growing its business from Dublin further with the addition of

a daily transatlantic flight to Stewart International in New York state and a five times weekly service to Providence, Rhode Island from July 1.

Meanwhile, Lufthansa has announced the addition of a fourth daily service on its Dublin to Frankfurt route this winter. That means Lufthansa’s service between Dublin and Frankfurt will increase from 21 to 28 flights per week representing a 30 per cent increase in capacity when the winter schedule begins at the end of October. It’s Lufthansa’s sixth expansion of its Dublin services since 2014. “The increase in capacity is testament to the popularity of Frankfurt and the onward connections that they offer and will provide further flexibility and choice for consumers,” said Harrison. Andreas Koester of Lufthansa said Dublin had

continued to shine as a key market for Lufthansa within its network. “The demand for our services has continued to grow and we have been able to increase capacity accordingly,” he added. “This, along with the recent introduction of Lufthansa’s double daily service between Dublin and Munich and the twice weekly service between Cork and Geneva with Swiss, reaffirms the Lufthansa Group as the biggest foreign Airline Group in Ireland. “This growing demand for seats on our flights proves once again that discerning travellers appreciate the way Lufthansa has responded to the challenges of the travel market in the

face of ever-increasing competition. “To maintain the leading position in our market we must be better than anyone else in terms of reliability and innovation at a competitive price. Our passengers also know that when they book with Lufthansa they are guaranteed to receive our high-quality on-board service.” The Lufthansa Group, which also includes SWISS and Eurowings currently has 65 weekly departures from Dublin Airport to Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Munich and Zurich. Lufthansa has been operating at Dublin Airport since 1972 and has carried almost 6.3 million passengers on its services since then.


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Motoring into Summer Inside this summer’s motoring special:

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Renault Zoe will calm ‘range anxiety’ Seán Creedon

five other companies offering electric motors in Ireland: BMW, Hyundai, Nissan, Tesla and VW. So the electric ‘RANGE anxiety’…That seems to market is growing, but very slowly. be the big worry for potential new Tesla claim that you can get up to 600 owners of electric cars. kilometres with a full charge in one of their cars, but that car will cost you at Everybody agrees that our least €100,000. Government need to offer more Renault’s Zoe is more modest with a incentives if electric cars are to make starting price of €23,490. That includes any serious impact here, but Paddy the price of the battery, an important Magee, MD of Renault Ireland has an item, which can be deemed an extra with idea. some other man-ufacturers. Paddy suggests that when people We took the car on a scenic drive from leave their regular petrol or diesel cars Stillorgan and round the Blessington in to their lo-cal garage to be serviced, lakes to a ‘green restaurant’ near Athy they should be given an electric vehicle and came home via the motorway. After as a courtesy car for the few hours. all that there’s wasn’t a whole lot of That seems a reasonable suggestion range left. But to be fair we didn’t know as ‘range anxiety’ wouldn’t bother drivers of petrol or diesel cars for a few what the original range reading was, as the button was covered off on our hours. trip out of Dublin so that there was no The straight-talking Renault MD also cheating as to who would be the most thinks that sales and/or marketing economical drivers. people could be encouraged to drive Tesla plan to have their own super electric cars, if Benefit in Kind (BIK) was charging points, but the only one in abolished. operation so far is at Ballacolla at That’s all by way of introducing the Junction 3 on the M8. Meanwhile with new Zoe Z40 where Renault claim you could get up to 400km without charging. the Zoe you can avail of 1,200 ESB public charging points on the island of Ireland. In reality it’s probably closer to 300km And of course you can charge the car at in summer and 200km in winter. home also. In addition to Renault there are now

▪▪ There will be no ‘range anxiety’ in the Renault Zoe. Electric cars don’t tend to be very attractive looking and the Zoe is no different. It’s a small car and to be honest I cannot see many executives buying one, even if BIK was dropped. Inside the decor is just about average, dark but with a white roof. There is room in the back for three adults. The boot is

a decent size, but sadly no spare wheel. My only complaints is that the ‘PRNDS’ marking alongside the gear lever were not highlighted enough. I drove the car during the day and maybe the markings do light up at night. Also there have been suggestions that people are putting on weight while eat-ing at

various charging points while the car battery is charging! Naturally there are zero emissions and Renault hope to announce a PCP offer of zero per cent in the coming weeks. So next time you are leaving in your car to be service ask the garage do they have an electric courtesy car?

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Peugeot announces great 172-Sensation Days offers GOWAN Distributors Limited, Peugeot Importers in Ireland, has announced details of the exceptional 172-Sensation Days event offers at Irish dealerships. Passenger car offers include a five year warranty plus finance from as low as 0 per cent APR, with up to €4,500 scrappage or €1,500 deposit contributions on selected models. The Peugeot van range, including the new Peugeot Expert, Irish Van of the Year 2017, is on offer with a 3.9 per cent APR finance rate plus scrappage of up to €4,000. Colin Sheridan, Sales and Marketing Director at Gowan Distributors, said: “The award-winning Peugeot range has never been as attractive or as afford-

able and our dealer network is seeing continued strong interest in the best-selling Peugeot 2008 SUV, Irish Small SUV of the Year 2017, and the new multi-award winning 3008 SUV, Car of the Year 2017. “During our Sensation Days event, a new Peugeot 308 is available from as little as €166pm thanks to our sensational new 0 per cent APR finance offer. A new Peugeot 508 is available from €296pm with a lowcost 3.9 per cent APR, plus customers will be offered €4,500 scrappage or €1,000 deposit contribution on top. “Furthermore, no matter the car model chosen, we aim to guarantee peace of mind motoring and our five year warranty across our car range delivers exactly

that.” Colin added: “Van drivers also have incredible offers at Peugeot dealers this summer, with scrappage of up to €4,000.” The Peugeot Partner, Expert and Boxer are on offer with a 3.9 per cent APR finance rate, meaning a customer can drive away in a new Peugeot van from as little as €220pm, with a deposit of just 25 per cent. The Peugeot 172-Sensation Days Event offers are applicable to registrations up to July 31 and terms and conditions apply. For further information, logon to Peugeot.ie or contact your local Peugeot Dealer. Clearly, there has never been a better time to buy a new Peugeot car so treat ▪▪ A new Peugeot 308 is available from as little as €166pm with a sensational zero per cent APR finance offer yourself to a 172 reg. during the 172-Sensation Days Event at Peugeot dealers.

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in England recently, where the roads are very similar to Irish country roads, to test the new Suzuki Swift which arrived here this summer. In October last year, I was with a group of Irish motor writers who travelled to Wales to test the revamped S-Cross. In Wales we got an opportunity to drive on to the famous Great Orme just outside Llandudno. Access to the Great Orme costs two pounds fifty pence, but it was money well spent on what is only one of two roll roads in the UK. Back in Ireland last week,

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Motor show to raise funds for charity THE 26th Irish Classic and Vintage Motor Show in Sunday, July 2 will be supporting the Emma Heavey’s charity this year.

▪▪ A Mini-Clubman at last year’s event.

Taking pace in the grounds of Terenure College, the event will help raise funds for the 21-year-old as she battled against a rare cancer which can only be treated in the USA. Ireland’s largest classic car show attracted the owners of 1,400 classic cars and 12,000 members of the public last year. Join in for a fun day the whole family can enjoy and learn to dance to the music

from the band stand. As well as classic and vintage cars and a new section of new super cars there will also be an auto jumble and trade stands from England, North-ern Ireland and the Republic. With approximately 70 trade stands there is something for everyone, re-freshments all day, ice cream, enlarged children’s entertainment area, zip lines, slides and lots of other entertainment as well as free parking within the grounds. Get there early as it opens to the public at 11am and enjoy the day with plenty of tables and seating. Prizes

will be awarded to the best Classic Cars at 4pm in the centre arena. Breakfast will be available in the grounds from 11am onwards for the general public and for exhibitors from 8am. There will be a range of food to suit all for lunch and after-noon tea will be available during the day in three food courts located within the show ground. Highlights of this year’s show will be a large section of New Super Cars in-cluding the Audi R8 coupe and Spider, Ferraris, Aston Martins and Jaguar F Type Coupes and Convertibles. Terenure College is located at the Templeogue Road/

▪▪ There were some classic beauties at last year’s show. Fortfield Road crossroads in Dublin 6W. If travelling on the M50, exit at Junction 11 and head East on the N81 towards Templeogue and Dublin City Centre. Charities supported over the years include the National Children’s Hospital Crumlin, National Maternity Hospital Foundation and the Migraine Association of Ireland. The show is supported by AXA Insurance,

repre-sented by their AXA Concourse classic car insurance team. Public entry fees are €15 for Adults, €5 for children and for Seniors (over 65) it is €10. Public entry tickets can be booked on line or by post to Irish Jaguar and Daimler Club Ltd. Unit 70B, Grange Close, Baldoyle Industrial Estate, Baldoyle, Dublin 13.

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Bannon wows the crowd at Halo celebration FATHER and son team, Tom and Patrick Doyle, welcomed special guest Dermot Bannon to their flagship Halo Tiles & Bathrooms showroom in Camolin, Co Wexford earlier this month for an afternoon of interiors inspiration. The event was organised to celebrate 45 years in business and the Doyles were joined by customers and family for the celebration. Attendees experienced an exclusive interior design presentation from renowned architect Dermot Bannon who also answered

questions and mingled with the crowd who requested selfies and autographs. During the afternoon, Dermot announced the winner of the luxury heritage ‘Madeira’ cast iron bath worth over €6,500. This was a much-anticipated announcement as there were over 600 entries to the competition. After the presentations, guests enjoyed browsing the showroom’s summer sale. Later, there was a delicious summer BBQ and little ones were treated to face painting. Halo Tiles & Bathrooms are one of Ireland’s definitive retailers of supe-

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Dublin City Council Permission is sough on behalf of John and Catherine Mannion for a) the retention of Elevation alterations to house No.1 and b) the retention of dwelling house on site No 1A, a reduced version of which previously received planning permission as an extension to House No 1, under Planning Ref 1466/05 at No 1 (D12 VX82) & No1A (D12 CC86) Slievenamon Road, Dublin 12. 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, Planning Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 during its public opening hours (9.00a.m.- 4.30p.m.). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee (€20.00) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission.

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Planning permission is sought for the construction of a two storey dormer bungalow style 3 bedroom house, incorporating an existing garage, with pitched roof and rooflights and solar panels and vehicular access with crossover, drive and off street parking for two cars and ancillary site works at Meadowfield House, Ballyogan Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18 by Geraldine and Joe Healy. 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 Planning permission sought for single storey extension at rear of dwelling house and new dormer window at rear of existing attic storage space to replace existing ’velux’ roof window at no. 10 St. Johns Park, Monkstown, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin for Kevin and Linda Mc Gowan. The planning application may be inspected or purchased for a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority, on payment of 20 euro fee, within five weeks of receipt of the application by the Planning Authority.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council I, Michael McDonagh, intend to apply for permission for development at this site, 84 Eglinton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4. The development will consist of the following; 1. Alterations to approved extension to rear of dwelling house (Planning Ref; 4235/16 refers). 2. Widen existing vehicular entrance onto Eglinton Road by 1m. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the cost of making a copy, at the Offices of the Planning Authority, Dublin City Council, Planning Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, during its public opening hours, (9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.). 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, 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, James Grennan and Dervela Walsh, intend to apply for Permission for development at Burnside, 39 St. Thomas Road, Mount Merrion, Co Dublin. Permission is sought for alterations to previously approved planning permission DLR Reg.Ref. D16A/0438. Changes include internal alterations to first floor plan, changes to roof plan and material, minor alterations to fenestration pattern and changes to entrance lobby to the front elevation. 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 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 Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Application for Planning Permission for new first floor extension to side and single storey extension to rear at 84 Lower Kilmacud Road, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin, signed Kevin Brophy. 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 We, Derek & Ellen Fahy, intend to apply for permission for development at this site at 42 Kilnamanagh Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12, Co. Dublin. The development will consist of the construction for a single storey bay window to the front of the dwelling with a pitched roof, resulting in an additional internal area of 1.8m2. 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, Planning Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 during its public opening hours (9.00a.m.- 4.30p.m.). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee (€20.00) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Planning permission sought for to extend the existing sitting room to the front of the existing dwelling, remove existing slate roof to the existing sitting room and construct a new first floor extension over with a slate roof to match existing, external finishes to match existing, internal alterations and associated site works at 33 Beaufield Park, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin for Don Fallon. 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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A FEW THINGS WORTH CHECKING OUT THIS WEEK

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STONEYBATTER SUMMER FESTIVAL

There’s a fantastic weekend of celebration and family fun featuring music, dance and even afternoon tea with Mrs Doyle from Fr Ted at the first ever Stoneybatter Summer Festival taking place this weekend from June 23-25. Local restaurants will have festival menus and pubs in the area will feature music all day. On Saturday there’ll be tours of Stoneybatter landmarks and a special concert in Grangegorman in the evening. Sunday will be the standout day of the festival and the main event will be a Family Fun Day with a wide range of activities for young and old. Nearly all events are free and further information and updates available online at www.stoneybatterfestival.ie and Facebook.com/ prideofplaceStoneybatter

Join the energetic young stars of Stagezone Theatre School this weekend with a show for all the family at Draoicht that’s packed with great songs and dance routines from Jungle Book, Little Red Riding Hood, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Peter Pan, Bugsy Malone, Back to the 80’s, Sweet Charity and Shrek! This is a wonderful opportunity for the young students to showcase their talents in musical theatre, hip hop dancing and comedy. Shows take place on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday June 25 at 2pm and 7.30pm. Tickets cost €17/€15 conc. Details from www.draiocht.ie.

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DUBLIN PRIDE PARADE

Dublin Pride is under way and there are plenty of celebrations, spectacles and extravaganzas promoting and celebrating LGBTQ diversity this week. The highlight of the festival will be the annual Pride Parade and the post parade celebrations in Merrion Square on Saturday June 24. The parade begins at 2pm sharp. People and floats taking part will be assembling at St Stephen’s Green. There will be a pre-parade rally at the start point BROKEN WHISPERS of the parade from 12 noon onwards. This will be This is a short film written by Ballymun resident taking place at the top of the parade on the George Michael Peel. The film follows Joshua, a 19-year-old float and will feature speeches and entertainment. man suffering from Mental Health problems and a chaotic home life. Through his friendship with Riley, who suffers with similar problems, they try to help each other through their struggles. The Gala Screening will take place in the Axis at 7pm on Saturday, June 24. The evening will consist of a musical performance by Farrell O’ Lideadhda, a comic performance, the screening of the film and a Q&A session with the writer, director and producer. Tickets for the event will be priced at €10 with proceeds going to Roundabout Youth Theatre in the Reco. More info and tickets from axisballymun.ie.

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YOGA DAY

An International Day for Yoga (also known as Antar shtriya Yog Divas) was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in December 2014 and is celebrated annually on June 21. It coincides with the Summer Solstice in the Northern hemisphere. Dublin City Council’s South East Area Community Development Section, in association with the Indian Embassy, is hosting a yoga event in City Hall Rotunda, Dame Street, Dublin 2 from 1-3pm on Wednesday, June 21, to mark the day. The event is free and no booking required.

The students of Acting Academy take to the stage in their annual show at 3pm & 7.30pm on Sunday, June 25, in Axis Ballymun. This is a variety show suitable for all the family. Acting Academy is one of the longest established stage schools in Ireland and has produced many innovative and creative shows for children of all ages so get along, relax and enjoy the fun. Tickets cost Tickets: €16/€12. More info from axisballymun.ie.

FLAVOURS OF FINGAL

IF you haven’t yet been to a Flavours of Fingal County Show then get down to Newbridge House and Farm, Donabate, on June 24 and 25. Set on over 40 acres the show is immense, complete with six distinct entertainment zones combining the sights and sounds of a traditional agricultural show with an unforgettable food and family fun experience. The two-day event offers real value for money, unbeatable food and the ultimate farming experience for the whole family to enjoy. For more information visit www.flavoursoffingal. ie

MILITARY SHOW

The Irish Military Vehicles Group presents Military Show on June 24 and 25 at Naas Racecourse. Open from 10am to 6pm daily. Tickets cost €10, family €20 and children/OAP €5. The show will feature military vehicles, living history displays, vehicle movements, battle reenactments, militaria traders and much more. For more information visit www.imvg.ie.

EXHIBITION AT THE LAB GALLERY

The LAB Gallery in Foley Street, Dublin 1, presents, ‘Shrine For Girls, Dublin’, the first solo exhibition in Ireland of New York artist Patricia Cronin (June 16-August 20). This site-specific installation is a meditation on the global plight of exploited girls and women. Moving from the sacred altars and architecture of Venice’s 16th century Chiesa di San Gallo to the

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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

▪▪ Upper Baggot Street, c. 1905. The view shows the bridge over the Grand Canal, built in 1790 and named after John McCartney, the chairman of the Grand Canal Company. The Hibernian Bank is on the corner. A little further down the road on the left is the Royal City of Dublin Hospital. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Ireland, Central Dublin, by Derek Stanley. Published by Gill & Macmillan/The History Press.

▪▪ Irish Press, June 5, 1990

▪▪ Irish Independent, June 3, 1919

▪▪ Irish Press, June 3, 1970

▪▪ Freeman’s Journal, June 8, 1878

▪▪ Irish Independent, June 7, 1934

▪▪ College Green, c. 1918. The statue of King William of Orange, on its high pedestal, faces down Dame Street. The statue was often vandalised and in 1836 a bomb caused serious damage with the King losing his head, left arm and leg. This was repaired, but in 1929 a further bomb destroyed the statue. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Ireland, Central Dublin, by Derek Stanley. Published by Gill & Macmillan/The History Press.


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