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who, she said, were at the front line in tackling anti-social behaviour. “A good Community Garda is transformative,” the Senator said. “They can make connections, build relationships and work with the people of the community. “Yet in Dublin South Central we went from having 99 Community gardai in 2011, to only 30 last year. That’s a significant drop and the community are paying for it.” In response, the Minister for Justice and Equality,

Charlie Flanagan, said the allocation of resources to specialist crime units had affected the number of gardaí in the Dublin region. “This will be one of the factors taken into account by the Commissioner when considering the allocation of new Garda recruits,” the Minister added. “I am pleased to say that 200 new gardaí passing out of the Garda College next week will be assigned to locations around the country with a particular focus on the Dublin Region.”

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“Crime, dumping, drugs and gangs accounted for 36 per cent of answers,” the Senator added. “There is no

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Croke Park’s greatest hits ▪▪ PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA

With controversy surrounding plans to bring The Rolling Stones to Croke Park in May, DOIREANN BRENNAN takes a look back at some of the top concerts held at the stadium NEIL DIAMOND, 1984 The American singer visited Dublin for the first time in 1984. The crowd of 45,000 stood up and joined him singing his opening song ‘Street Life’. This was the megastar’s first time playing in Dublin. He performed some classics such as ‘Sweet Caroline’ and ‘Hello Again’. Diamond returned to Croke Park in 1992. U2, 1985 U2 played to 60,000 fans in 1985 as part as ‘The Unforgettable Fire’ tour. Their fashion choices and hairstyles seem questionable today, but Bono and the lads poured their hearts out during this concert, performed just before their legendary Live Aid appearance. A documentary, ‘U2 Wide Awake in Dublin’, follows the band in the run up to the concert and the performance. They would return to the venue on many more occasions over the decades, including 2009 (pictured above).

SIMPLE MINDS, 1986 The crowd were packed in like sardines but that didn’t matter as the atmosphere was phenomenal. The Scottish pop/rock band were at the peak of their powers in the summer of 1986, with the success of ‘Don’t You Forget About Me’ propelling them to dizzy new heights. The Waterboys and Lloyd Cole and the Commotions were among the support acts.

uled to play in Dublin again in 2014 but all the gigs were cancelled. Dublin City Council refused licences for two of the shows due to the limit of three concerts a year at the venue.

BILLY JOEL AND ELTON JOHN, 1998 These two have had some wonderful songs throughout the years. You can only imagine the amount of heart and soul that went into this performance. The pair sung ‘Piano Man’ as the encore - a TINA TURNER, 1996 Tina Turner would have fantastic end to a fantastic been 56 while doing this show. gig but was still well able to rock the stage. The ‘Wildest THE POLICE, 2007 This was one of the biggest Dreams’ concert was part of Turner’s biggest ever tour. shows for The Police after We’re pretty sure the crowd they reunited, performing in belted out tunes like ‘River front of 82,000 people. The Deep, Mountain High’ and first time Sting and co played ‘Simply the Best’. By all ac- in Ireland was in Leixlip in counts, it was quite a night. 1980. They kicked off their set with a blistering version of ‘Message in a Bottle’. GARTH BROOKS, 1997 The country superstar was at the height of his popular- CELINE DION, 2008 Singing sensation Celine ity when he took Croke Park by storm. Brooks was sched- Dion performed in front

goodbye to their loving fans Glen Hansard and Kodaline mance. Bono joined him on with an emotional farewell performed with Ed on the stage for a heartfelt duet of concert. There were tears night, belting out some Irish ‘Because the Night’ towards from the both the crowd and traditional songs like ‘Molly the end of the show. the lads on stage as the band Malone’ and ‘The Auld Triwere joined by their parents angle’. COLDPLAY, 2017 and children. They gave it To make the gig even their all for their final per- SPRINGSTEEN, 2016 more memorable, the crowd formance with songs from TAKE THAT, 2011 Arguably the biggest rock were given a band to wear Take That came to Dublin across the years like ‘Flying star on the planet, the man on their wrists that lit up at with their ‘Progress’ tour in Without Wings’ and ‘You known as The Boss played special moments throughout 2011. This was the first time Raise Me Up´. for a marathon three and a the performance. Chris Marthe band had played togethhalf hours. Bruce came out tin’s amazing voice shined er in 16 years so expecta- ONE DIRECTION, 2014 ready to rock and was full though in every song, includOne of the biggest boy- of life for the entire perfor- ing hits such as ‘Yellow’. tions were high. The stage set up was extravagant with bands of all time came to flashing lights and a huge co- Dublin in 2014. The lads sold out three nights with a lourful statue. whopping combined attenRED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, dance of 235,000 people. The screams of the predom2012 One of the best live bands inantly female crowd, couin the world, the Red Hot pled with the loud, colourful Chili Peppers didn’t disap- firework displays throughout point when they came to the entire show, made for an Croker in 2012. The LA funk electric night. rockers took to the stage against a psychedelic back- ED SHEERAN, 2015 This one man band and his drop and played a brilliant set drawn from their exten- guitar blew Croke Park away in 2015. A raw performance, sive back catalogue. no costume changes and ▪▪ Liam Payne and Niall Horan of One Direction the simplicity of it all made pictured at Croke Park in 2014. PHOTO: PATRICK WESTLIFE, 2012 After 14 years they said for an unforgettable night. O’LEARY of 64,000 people in 2008. Tickets for this gig sold out in record time. She was supported by the opera boyband Il Divo, who received a rapturous welcome from the crowd.


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Homelessness figures are shocking and should be a cause of outrage keep people in their homes as well as addressing land hoarding and prioritising the building of social and affordable housing. We also need the Government to quickly publish its strategy for dealing with vacant properties. We urgently need more social and affordable homes and must stop the continued over-reliance on the private sector to meet social housing needs. It is also essential to stem the flow of those becoming homeless and enhance the protection for tenants to prevent the latest shocking figure from growing Comment: Jennifer Thompson even more. SVP members are increasingly seeing HE latest homeless figures, which have reached a record a huge number of families receiving notices to quit and are who are high, are shocking and unacceptable and should be a stressed by the fear of homelessness. The latest figures from the cause of outrage and shame. Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government show that a new The figures should act as a rallying call for urgent action and for the State record total of 9,104 people were homeless in January. to declare a housing emergency. This is an increase of six percent Urgent reassessment of the Government's housing policy is needed. in one month alone, from 8,587 in December last year. The number for The key response to this crisis is to January includes 5,837 adults and provide much greater protection to

▪▪ There are 3,267 children included in the figures. PHOTO POSED/BIGSTOCK


3,267 children. Our members are seeing this reality on a weekly basis and hearing the stories of the individuals and families behind these statistics and trends. The figures are a further stark reminder of the dangers of relying on

the dysfunctional housing market to address our housing and homelessness crisis. Families living in emergency accommodation consistently face uncertainty over their future and when they will find a home. They endure the daily worry of how they are going to

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Southsider on Mersey mission to Liverpool Rachel Farrell SOUTHSIDER Chris Heywood is cycling to Liverpool in aid of St Joseph’s Shankill and Shankill Old Folks’ Association.

Alongside his friend Ivan, the pair will cycle to Goodison Park in Liverpool to see Everton and Liverpool in the Merseyside Derby this April. Chris was born and bred in Liverpool, and is a lifelong

fan of Everton FC. After working in Brady’s of Shankill for over 20 years, Chris decided he wanted to give something back to the community. Fundraising manager at

▪▪ The Road to Merseyside committee: John Brady, Patricia Hickey, Fionnuala Morgan, Anne Farrell, Paula Yates, Doreen Brosnan and Siobhan Grant (missing is Diarmuid McAcree and Emma O’Sullivan and Chris Heywood).

St Joseph’s Shankill, Siobhan Grant, explained how Chris proposed the idea to them two months ago. “They first approached us in January and they nominated the two charities, to make an impact locally I suppose,” Siobhan said. “Chris’s main thing is that he’s a massive Everton fan, and he’s a keen cyclist as well. “He just thought it would be a good way to raise money. We thought, ‘what will we do around it’? “So we got a committee together- we’re all local people, none of them are linked with us they’re just local, active citizens. “Chris originally planned the cycle but we knew we had to organise other activities around it. It’s been all a go since then.” The intrepid duo have received backing from Brady’s bar, as well as support from the two charities. “We had a coffee morn-

ing about two weeks ago and even though we had no real advertising other than on our social, we had raised €1,200,” Siobhan aded. “There’s a huge lot of community activism in Shankill which is really great. “It was lovely to be able to know that the work we’re doing is being recognised within the community too.” Writing on their fundraising page, Chris explained: “I've created this page because I want to make a difference to my adopted home of Shankill. “I have worked in Brady’s in Shankill for over 20 years and I have set myself a 300km challenge. “Myself and my good friend Ivan will cycle from Brady’s to Everton Goodison Park in Liverpool, arriving on time to see Everton beat Liverpool in this year’s Merseyside Derby at the beginning of April.” St Joseph’s Shankill is Ireland’s only care home sole-

▪▪ Chris and Ivan in training for their 300km fundraising cycle ly dedicated to the care of those with dementia. Shankill Old Folks’ Association provides a variety of services, from meals on wheels to a weekly tea club. For many older people they provide a chance to meet their friends and socialise. Chris and Ivan plan to leave over the weekend of

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looking forward to meeting Irish fans and having a couple of pints with them. “I’ve been told by the lads that previous events have been something else and I’m hoping we’ll have a packed house full of Leeds fans,” he added. The Leeds Legends event will provide fans with a chance to hear stories about the club’s most successful era and ask any questions they might have.

There will also be an opportunity for photographs and autographs while a raffle and an auction for rare memorabilia will also be held on the night. Kieran Reilly of is encouraging fans to bring their hats, flags and scarfs to the event. “It’s time we painted the city of Dublin white,” he said. The Leeds Legends night kicks off at 7.45pm.

Super striker Allan ‘Sniffer’ Clarke and long serving defender Paul ‘Speedy’ Reaney will be at East Side Tavern on Wednesday, March 21, where they’ll spend the evening talking to fans, answering questions and signing autographs. The night will be MC’d by Today FM and TV3 broadcaster Matt Cooper, who is a Leeds United supporter. The former England internationals are being brought over to Ireland by events agency All To Play For in association with adj. ie and Leeds United Irish Fans. Leeds United fan Rob Rice of All To Play For says fans are delighted to have the Leeds legends in Dublin for the night. “This is a fantastic opportunity for fans to meet these true Leeds heroes,” ▪▪ Allan ‘Sniffer’ Clarke and Paul ‘Speedy’ Reaney will be in Dublin on March 21. South Lotts Road, Ringsend, Dublin 4


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Southside hosts early St Patrick’s Day parade South Dublin, Paul Gogarty, turned up to welcome the service users, local students and staff as they made their way down the Lucan Road. Dean Rock of said the parade demonstrated all that is A huge crowd of local peo- positive about Stewarts ple, including the Mayor of Care and the area of PalmTHE community in Palmerstown got their St Patrick’s Day festivities off to an early start as Stewarts Care staged their annual St Patrick’s Day Parade Last Friday.

erstown. “Service users, staff and people of the local community come together to take part in a wonderful event,” he said. “It is an event the service users really look forward to each year and the number of people taking part has

▪▪ Dean Rock of Stewarts Care meets members of the St Patrick’s Day Parade along with Dublin South Mayor Paul Gogarty. PHOTO: MAURICE GREHAN

grown each year.” Dublin star of the stage and screen, Liam Cunningham, has been selected by St Patrick’s Festival to lead this year’s Festival Parade which will wind its way through the streets of the capital from 12 noon on March 17. The East Wall native was chosen in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Irish acting both at home and internationally. One of Ireland’s most recognisable actors, Liam is probably best known for his starring role as Davos Seaworth in the HBO epic fantasy series Game of Thrones which has garnered a millions of fans across the world. Cunningham joins the illustrious ranks of previous Grand Marshals such as Annalise Murphy Joanne O’Riordan, Katie Taylor, Ronnie Drew, Mícheál ó Muircheartaigh and Packie Bonner, to name but a few. The Lord Mayor of Dublin,


Mícheál Mac Donncha, congratulated Liam on the honour of being selected as the 2018 Grand Marshal. “I wish him every enjoyment leading the Festival Parade,” the Lord Mayor said. “He is a fantastic ambassador for Irish acting who I’m sure many young people here look up to and hope to ▪▪ Joanne Irvine and Stephen Hanley are pictured with emulate his success.” young Conor Hanley at the occasion of their wedding On receiving the honour in Radisson Blu St Helen's Hotel, Stillorgan Road. of Grand Marshal, Liam said: “I have always been a proud Irishman and Dubliner and I PLANNING DUBLIN do my best to represent my country and city when I am Dublin City Council abroad working. Planning permission is sought for a two storey side “It’s a huge honour to be extension and a single storey rear extension invited back to lead the paincluding internal alterations to the existing house rade on our national holiday. and associated site works at No 1, St. Lawrence I’m really looking forward to Grove Chapelizod Co Dublin.G & M Reynolds A submission or observation in relation to the being a part of it.” application may be made in writing to the Planning A firm highlight of the Authority, on payment of a fee of €20 within 5 weeks celebrations, the Festival of receipt of the application by the Planning Authority Parade, taking place at 12 and such submissions or observations will be noon on March 17, will weave considered by the Planning Authority in making a its way through the heart of decision on the application. The Planning Authority the capital city’s streets in a may grant permission subject to or without conditions flourish of dramatic colour or may refuse to grant permission. and flair.


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Increase in fine for those ‘selfish’ drivers who park in disabled bays Neil Fetherstonhaugh AN increase in the fixed charge for motorists who park in a disabled bay without displaying a valid permit has been welcomed by campaigners. The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, announced recently that the fixed charge will increase from €80 to €150. “In response to the selfish and thoughtless behaviour of certain motorists who think it is alright to park in a

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er.” The new fixed charge amount came into operation on March 1 with gardai and local authority traffic wardens swinging into action. Senator John Dolan, a long-time campaigner on a range of disability issues, welcomed the announcement. “This is good news for the disability community,” he said. “An increase in the deterrent will undoubtedly lead to increased compliance. “It is remarkable that despite all we have learned in recent decades, some motorists will still knowingly park in a space allocated and designed for people with disabilities. For the minority of motorists who still show such disregard for their fellow citizens an increased fine will hopefully also increase their respect and regard for those who can only park in the spaces so designated.” Sean O’ Kelly, disability advocate, said he was

pleased to see further action taken. “As a driver with a disability, I need the parking space to allow room to get my chair out,” he said. “When people who use the space without a badge make some excuse of 'I'll only be a minute' that is very frustrating and inconsiderate.” The Minister added: “I am delighted that under Operation Enable, 64 disabled parking permits were seized for fraudulent use. There are just 740 disabled parking bays for 20,000 disabled drivers in the Greater Dublin Area, so we need to ensure that all of these spaces are only used by those who need them.” Cllr Brian Lawlor has also welcomed the rise in the fine to address an issue that he said was “a pet hate of mine”. “I have been pushing for this increase with the council and the Department of Transport,” the Southside councillor said.



Two companies create over 1,200 local jobs TWO new investments have been confirmed for Baldonnel and Grange Castle near Clondalkin that will bring up to 1,200 jobs to the local area, it has emerged. The official sod-turning ceremony for Mountpark’s €40m development of a logistics centre took place recently while the following day pharma giant Takeda announced a new €35m development in Grange Castle. “It was brilliant to see ground break work at Baldonell where Mountpark is developing a €40m logistics centre that will create 850 long-term jobs as well as 120 construction jobs,” said Cllr Emer Higgins, who represents the area. “The centre expects to generate a further 150 jobs in ancillary services and will be a huge positive for our area. “I’m very proud to have been part of the cross-par-

ty campaign to ensure this site was zoned right to allow these jobs be created. “Just down the road, the very next day, Takeda, announced a further investment in Grange Castle which will create over 70 jobs in their pharmaceutical plant.” In total, the Baldonnell project will comprise three purpose-built high-bay logistics facilities, with the first phase, extending to about 120,000sq ft, expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year. Mountpark Logistics’ managing director Philip O’Callaghan, said this project will be the first of its kind in Ireland, built specifically for logistics purposes and to the standards demanded by global operators. Cllr Higgins added: “Grange Castle and Baldonell are strategic locations right at the gateway to South Dublin. “They are really well serviced by infrastructure and

main roads including the M50 and the N7 and Outer Ring Road. “To me, these are prime examples of the type of location we need to be utilising to create enterprise and employment in our county. “Residents are currently being invited to have their say as to whether or not land behind Peamount Hospital should be zoned to facilitate the potential expansion of Grange Castle Business Park. “I’d encourage people to use this opportunity to have their say.” Cllr Higgins said that according to IDA Ireland, for every 100 jobs created by foreign direct investment, another 71 jobs are generated indirectly through spinoff trade. “These two investments are good news,” Cllr Higgins added. “That gives you an indication of how important investments like Mountpark ▪▪ Cllr Emer Higgins is pictured with South Dublin and Takeda are for our coun- Chamber President, Margaret Consodine, at the ty.” Mountpark sod-turning.

Minister calls for Dundrum civic space DUNDRUM needs a major civic space to serve as a community centre, a local Fine Gael Minister has said. Minister Josepha Madigan was speaking at the launch of local historian John Lennon’s ‘Main Street: A History of the Heart of Dundrum’ in Holy Cross Parish Hall last week. At the launch of the book

Minister Madigan called for a major community centre to be part of the future development of Dundrum Village. “Dundrum will continue to grow and continue to change over the coming years,” the minister said. “As these plans progress, it is imperative that Dundrum is not just a shopping centre, and that it remains a community with its own history, heritage and culture.”




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Whose tale will you follow? Kerri Sullivan Makes pets happy

Shedding your pets winter weight Once winter has passed, it’s particularly important that you monitor your indoor cat’s figure. Ideally, you should be able to see a distinctive waist when you look down at your cat from above. If, however, you are presented with a ball rather than an “hourglass”, this shows that your cat is definitely overweight, so it’s time to introduce a couple of extra games because this shows that your cat is definitely overweight. Our tip: try to get your kitty OCKS! with the Tmoving new trend sport, “cat agility”.LSimilar MlTEDtoSthe dog agility l sport, your cat must make her way round an obstacle course as quickly and precisely as she can. You can build the course out of boards, cushions, books and stools, or else use the agility equipment made for very small breeds of dogs, which you can find in specialty stores. Then simply coax your kitty over the little hurdles with the help of her favourite toy or treat. It’s important to make sure that the obstacle course is stable and can’t be tipped over so that your cat won’t get injured or frightened. At the end of the day, she only needs one negative experience to completely spoil her fun with agility. You can also set up a cat agility course in your back garden. Call in to your local Maxi Zoo store and pick the perfect spring product for your pet with the help of our Pet *TheFind discount number of items can vary Experts. youramount local and store at CKS! between Ofantastic stores. Stocks Irelands largestparticipating range of pet products prices. lTEDareSatTlimited.

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REGISTRATIONS for the 2018 VHI Women’s Mini Marathon opened on March 7 and there are three furry reasons why you should gather the girls and take part on behalf of Dogs Trust (run, walk or jog!). They are the Dogs Trust Women’s Mini Marathon team captains - Bella, Marley and Maggie! We hope these three extraordinary Dogs Trust residents’ tales will inspire you to join their teams and get involved for Dogs Trust on Sunday June 3 to help raise vital funds for our life saving work. Simply choose which dog’s tale you want to follow and then register for the marathon and send us your details. We’ll send you everything that you need in your one-of-a-kind Mini

Marathon Doggie Bag, which will be packed full of Dogs Trust goodies and of course your exclusively designed Follow their Tale T-Shirt and your team rosette! So here’s what you need to do. Register for the race: Go online to register at http://www. to get your registration number. When you receive your registration number; choose the tale you want to follow then send us your details on our website. Then, get your friends & family to sponsor you and your dog’s tale. We kindly ask setting up an online fundraising profile – so your friends and family can easily donate online! Your fundraising profile is easy to share with your friends and family on social media. You’ll reach more people and raise more funds for your dog’s team! It makes our lives easier

too – less paperwork means we can be more efficient and save money. You can also request a sponsorship card when registering with us! So why should you choose to run (walk or jog!) for Dogs Trust? The health and happiness of every dog is at the heart of Dogs Trust and all of our work. Dog Trust never destroys a healthy dog. But we cannot do this alone. Dogs Trust receives no Government funding so we need dog lovers like you to help fund our life saving work. Our Rehoming Centre finds new homes for the vast majority of the dogs in our care. However, some of our dogs can be with us for much, much longer. Dogs like Bella, Marley and Maggie, who through no fault of their own, sometimes suffer with behavioural or health problems and find it a bit more difficult to find their Forever Home. Taking part in events such as the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon raises vital funds for long term residents like Bella, Marley and Maggie and their friends.

Over the course of the next few months we’ll be posting regular updates from the girls to help you along the way! Your chosen top dog will be howling you on too and providing you with all the inspiration that you need to cross the finish line! Be sure to share your progress with us and if you have a four-legged friend perhaps they’ll enjoy getting stuck into the training with you! So whose tale will you follow - #TeamBella, #TeamMarley or #TeamMaggie? For more information, please call 01-8791834, email minimarathon@ or visit minimarathon.


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Do you feed a calorie controlled diet but then provide endless sugary or fatty goodies for them to snack on? Have you chosen a holistic, natural or grain free food to help provide relief for sensitive tummies or itchy skin, only to hand over goodies full of cereals, colourings and additives?   With the variety of treats available it can be easy to choose treats that don’t complement our pet’s carefully selected diet.   How to choose healthy pet treats? One of the easiest ways to identify what ingredients a treat contains is to check out the packaging. This is the same practice that we would recommend when choosing a pet food. When reading nutritional information

on pet products there are a few key points to remember; similar to human food, pet food must list ingredients by weight, starting with the heaviest, so the first ingredient listed is the main ingredient. Ideally the first ingredient you would want to see listed here is meat, a treat that contains a high meat percentage makes a perfect training treat as they are tasty and easily digested. Alpha Spirit Dog Treats are ideal healthy pet treats with a high meat content, these treats are produced with no addition of meat meal or dehydrated materials. Another vital piece of information contained on the treat packaging is the fat content, this is important to note for all pets but especially if your pet is prone to gaining weight or if he is currently trying to lose weight. Healthy Pet Treats should contain a low fat and sugar content which could be a cause of secret weight gain. Consider choosing a low calorie treat like Pet

Munchies Natural Dog Treats if your pet is overweight.   Homemade Healthy Dog Treats Cook up your own batch of healthy pet treats  Homemade dog treats are a great way to show your dog some extra love and will also allow you to control the ingredients used so ideal for fussier dogs or dogs with allergies. It is also a good way of disguising supplements and including them in your dog’s diet. Anna from our Drogheda store has perfected this delicious doggy treat recipe which is easy to make and can be adapted to suit your dog’s individual requirements.   Are treats good for my pet’s teeth? Long lasting treats are good for dental health  Just like us, your pet produces plaque and bacteria in his mouth and if left untreated can turn to tartar, which can lead to gum pain and other periodontal diseases. Some dog treats are specifically designed to encourage longer chewing which is great for dental hygiene. Whimzee treats are long lasting and are recommended as a dental treat, as the

How can I make treats more interesting for my pet? Treats are mostly used as a tasty reward for good behaviour and it’s important never to use treats to supplement your pet’s main meals however that isn’t to say treat time shouldn’t be fun. The Interactive Treat Maze will encourage your pet to use his paws, nose, tongue and mouth to find the hidden treats. Kong toys, which can be filled with a variety treat options, combine a dental toy with a treat dispenser providing hours of entertainment. Feeding good quality, healthy treats will enhance all the wonderful changes you see in your furry best friend when they are getting the quality of nutrition that they deserve.  

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the past 30 years, we never cease to be impressed by the strong community spirit and sporting excellence that define this unique part of our capital city.

tured strongly in literary works: for instance, would Roddy Doyle have been able to write about any other part of the city with the same degree of warmth, humanity and humour? It’s doubtful. Since 1987, of our local People communities – our business Northside has been happy people, our entrepreneurs, our activists, to volunteers; give a voice toofthe unsung heour many them just ordinary roes of our local communities – people doing extraordinary things. It’s business the same with sport.our Some of today’s our people, entrepresuccessful sports stars, our national and interneurs, our activists, volunteers; national, all started out in local clubs, each many ofonthem just ordinary people spurned and encouraged by volunteer doing extraordinary things. It’s the mentors who believed in them. That’s why we are delighted the same with sport. Some to oflaunch today’s Southside People Community and Sports successful sports stars, national Awards 2018. There will be 10 categories and international, all started outwith in across sport and community in total,

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Please tick tick the the category category of of your your choice choice Please Volunteer of of the the Year Year Volunteer Without the the work of volunteers, our communities would bebeaa poorer Without the work workof ofvolunteers, volunteers,our ourcommunities communitieswould wouldbe apoorer poorer Without place. From scouting to sport to youth, disability and senior citizens’ From scouting scoutingto tosport sporttotoyouth, youth,disability disability and senior citizens’ place. From and senior citizens’ groups, it would be impossible for them to function without the groups, it would be impossible impossiblefor forthem themto tofunction functionwithout withoutthe theselfless selfless role of individuals who give so generously of their time for the the selfless role of individuals who give so generously of their time role of individuals who give so generously of their time for the for benefit benefit of of others. others. Who Who is is the first first person person who who comes to to mind mind and and why why benefit of others. Who is the first the person who comes tocomes mind – and why – when when you hear the word volunteer? when youthe hear the volunteer? word volunteer? you hear word Young Community Person of of the Year Year Award Award Young Community Person Young Community Personthe of the Year There are plenty plenty of young young Northsiders Northsiders out out there there who who are are making There There are are plentyofof young Southsiders out there whomaking are making difference in in their their communities, communities, marking marking themselves themselves out out as as role aaa difference difference in their theirpeers communities, marking themselves outrole as role models among and as future contributors to society. models among their peers and as future contributors to society. models their peers future contributors society. 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Be it taking through generous sponsorshipbusinesses or a commercial commercial premises pride in its its appearance, appearance, serve commercial premises taking pride in businesses serve premises taking pride in itsofappearance, businesses serve as the as the commercial heartbeat our towns and villages. But some as the commercial heartbeat of our towns and villages. But some commercial heartbeat of our townswhich and villages. really stand stand out. out. We want want to know know ones. But some really stand really We to which ones. out. We want to know which ones. Community & & Neighbourhood Neighbourhood Group Group of of the the Year Year Award Award Community Employer This category category is is for for any anyMost local Inclusive group across across range of of areas areas that that helps helps This local group aa range make valuable contribution to your community. Why are they they so make aa valuable contribution your community. are so Do you know an employer to who goes to greatWhy lengths to ensure important? What vital role do they play in enriching the area? Have important? What vital role do play in enriching the area? equality, safety and dignity in they the workplace? If so, now is yourHave chance they made made aa difference difference to to your your life? life? Tell Tell us us about about them. them. they to honour them. Best school school in in the the community community Best Best School in the Community This is is going going to to be be one one of of the the most most closely closely contested contested categories categories as as This Schools such a vital role in our communities, often over and above schools play role in our communities, often over and schools play such a vital role in our communities, often over and above theofarea area of education. education. While academic excellence certainly the area education. 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Beyond Florida’s fab theme parks MILES and miles of sunny coastline, countless golf courses, fabulous festivals, a fantastic nightlife and the world’s best theme parks make Florida one of the few holiday destinations that can truly boast of having something for everybody. As well as many of America’s most vibrant cities, the Sunshine State has also got some of its most charming small towns and the excitement generated at attractions like Walt DisneyWorld is in stark contrast to the tranquillity found in vast areas of

unspoilt natural beauty, like the Florida Everglades. The theme park capital of the world is jam packed with action and fun for families, couples and the young at heart. With great year round weather, enough theme parks to fill a lifetime and shopping galore, an Orlando holiday is guaranteed to leave visitors wanting a return trip. The ideal holiday is when you mix relaxation time with fun and there are some great beaches a short drive from Orlando like St Petersburg or Clearwater on the west

coast, which has the warm, calm water from the Gulf of Mexico. Daytona Beach on the east coast is just two hours way and fantastic for a few days downtime away the magical mayhem of those famous theme parks. But it’s those legendary theme parks such as Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld that really make Orlando a destination like no other! Make sure to book attraction tickets in advance of travel with your tour operator to guarantee the best val-

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ue and prices, and cut out all the hassle. Florida is huge. To give an idea, it takes around 14 hours to drive from Key West in the south to Pensacola in the north and there’s a whooping 67 counties in between. The weather helps drive the state’s tourism industry with mild winters and hot, balmy summers ensuring there’s never a shortage of tourists. Florida is best explored by car. Anybody over 16 with a full driving licence can hire one and a sat-nav will make finding your way on and off those scary freeways a breeze. There’s more toll roads in Florida than in any other US state but the prepaid SunPass Mini Sticker transponder is not expensive and it’s available in most stores allowing visitors to avoid queues, as well as saving time and money. Most Irish visitors head for the thrills and spills of the theme parks, and it certainly is a ‘must’ but more and more are taking time to explore Florida’s stunning coastline with its countless bays, inlets and islands. Miami Beach has long been a haunt of the rich and famous but Palm Beach scores equally highly in the glamour stakes. Fort Lauderdale is a popu-

lar spot for families, offering a wide assortment of sports and recreational activities while to the south, the fantastic Florida Keys provides a tropical climate, beautiful beaches and clear blue waters. With no rip tides and a gently sloping shoreline, Fort Myers Beach on Estero Island in Lee County is perfect for young or inexperienced swimmers. The beaches at nearby Sanibel Island are among the best in the world for collecting seashells and the shoreline at Savastian Inlet State Park that straddles Brevard County and Indian River County is great for kite flying and surfing. If horseback riding on the beach rocks your boat, head to the coast north of Jacksonville for Amelia Island, one of the few places in the US where it’s allowed. The coast – and the planet – feels like it’s a world away at the Kennedy Space Centre, where kids can tour launch areas, meet an astronaut for lunch and train in spaceflight simulators. It’s also got a brilliant kids’ play dome complete with moon-rock wall for climbing and plenty of tunnels to explore and the Hubble 3D movie narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio is amazing. Tampa’s Florida Aquarium

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There’s also Wild Dolphin Ecotours on Tampa Bay where more than 500 bottlenose dolphins swim. There certainly is a lot in Florida beyond the theme parks.



EDUCATION Deadline looms for Irish Aid awards TIME is running out to enter this year’s Our World Irish Aid Awards and pupils across Dublin are being encouraged to put the finishing touches to their projects. This year’s awards theme, ‘Transforming our World’, relates to all 17 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The theme highlights the role that education can play in making a positive difference to the lives of people in developing countries, as well as here at home. In particular, children across the city have been learning about life in Mozambique, which is one of Irish Aid’s eight partner countries, and an innovative project aimed at helping Mozambican children to benefit from a primary school education. Pupils have been invited to create projects about the challenges facing children in developing countries and the role played by Ireland, through the Government’s programme for overseas development, Irish Aid, with artwork, sculpture, writing, song and film featuring among the early submissions. All entries will be assessed on their creativity, understanding of the theme and their impact. Sixty projects that best illustrate strengths across these three areas will receive an ‘Our World Irish Aid Award’ plaque at regional awards ceremonies in May, and 12 top entries will win a place at the final awards ceremony in June, where the overall winner will be presented with an ‘Our World Irish Aid Awards’ trophy.

Minister leads mission to India MINISTER of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor was in New Delhi recently to lead the ‘Education in Ireland’ trade mission to India. The trade mission is built around Education in Ireland Fairs organised by Enterprise Ireland in the Indian cities of Chennai, Bangalore, Kochi, New Delhi and Pune. Admission staff and academics from 20 Irish Higher Education Institutions engaged with over 2,000 Indian students during the Education in Ireland Fairs, making this the largest education mission to India to date. Speaking prior to her departure Minister Mitchell O’Connor said she was delighted to lead the mission to India. “Ireland’s Higher Education Institutions are at the forefront of research and innovation,” she said. “We are known for delivering ‘employment-ready’

▪▪ Minister Mitchell O’Connor led the ‘Education in Ireland’ trade mission to India. skills so students can transition smoothly into the workplace. “This has been an important driver in Ireland’s transformation into a high tech, knowledge based economy. “The possibility of gaining valuable post-study work experience makes Ireland a very compelling option for Indian students. “This mission is part of the Department of Education and Skills’ plan to substantially increase the numbers of international students studying in our higher education institu-

tions, by 33 percent, from 33,000 to 44,000 by 2020.” Minister Mitchell O’Connor visited the Education in Ireland Fair in New Delhi on Saturday, February 24, when she met with Irish higher education institutions and their Indian agents as well as Indian students considering moving to Ireland to study for a third-level qualification. In New Delhi, Minister Mitchell O’Connor visited Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) where she witnessed the signing of an agreement of understanding between

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the Irish Ambassador to India, Brian McElduff, Minister Mitchell O’Connor announced details of two new programmes launched by Cork Institute of Technology and NUI Galway, opened the call for applications for the Government of Ireland -International Education Scholarships and launched the Ireland-India Alumni Network. Minister Mitchell O’Connor also travelled to Mumbai where she met with officials of the Government of Maharashtra and Pro-Vice Chancellor at Mumbai University to discuss how to develop further collaborations between Ireland and the State of Maharashtra in the areas of international mobility of students, staff and research initiatives. Giles O’Neill, Head of Education in Ireland at Enterprise Ireland, said India is now the fastest growing education market for Irish higher education institutions.

“Latest figures from Enterprise Ireland show a 90 percent growth in exports from the Irish education sector to India since 2013. “In 2017, Higher Education Institutions saw a rise of 25 percent in the level of interest from Indian students wishing to study in Ireland. “Based on the positive response and levels of interest we have seen from across India on this Education in Ireland mission, we expect to see similar growth in the next academic cycle. “This is as a result of the commitment and resource dedicated to India by our international offices and academics in Irish higher education institutions. “Most importantly, it is down to the experience those Indian students experience whilst in Ireland - a world class education, a tremendous life experience and something that prepares them well for their own international careers.”

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You may well say that’s her job, but not every PR person goes to that much trouble. I have driven several versions of the Insignia, which replaced the old reliable Vectra in 2009. Six years ago I travelled to Scotland for the launch of a new version of Insignia. The car was designed by a young man named Malcolm Ward from Luton. It was fascinating to see the designer standing alongside the car he worked on and point out the different aspects of his design. This time I drove the Grand Sport (GS) version of the Insignia which is built on a new platform. It’s a premium family car

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tion or restaurant is. Prices start at €27,350 but my 1.6-litre turbo starts at €32,350. Then of course there is a plethora of extra, but as I always say it’s up to you the buyer to choose

the dealer for a spare. All Opel cars now have their OnStar service where you can talk to an agent at the touch of a button in the cabin. This agent will tell you where you nearest filling sta-

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Ireland’s first driving school opens for kids IRELAND'S first ever driv- the rules of the road and to ing school for kids has test their driving skills on a purpose built, road marked opened at Tayto Park. traffic course before leavTayto Park and Nissan ing with their own driving have joined forces to offer licence. The new 1,000m2 track is kids the chance to learn

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We Dave & Sarah Mccarrick intend to apply for Planning Permission for development at this site No. 56 Westbook Road, Dundrum, Dublin 14. This Development Will Consist of Planning Permission for (a) Convert existing attic space to living accommodation including new roof window to West (Front) Elevation & new dormer window to East (Rear) Elevation & (b) East (Rear) Two-Storey Extension All to Existing Semi-Detached Dwelling Using Existing Vehicular Entrance 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

Gabrielle Murphy and Gregory Hermitte seek Permission for two storey extension to rear of two storey end of terrace house, removal of front porch door, replacement windows, addition of windows (including one projecting) on south facing gable wall, addition of Velux rooflights on existing back roof slope and ancillary site works at 44 Dale Road, Stillorgan, Co Dublin, A94 P590. 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.



Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Road Maintenance Section, proposes to temporarily close a section of Cornelscourt Hill from the junction with Gort Na Mona Drive to the roundabout at the entrance to Park Drive, Cabinteely. The closure will be from 8.00 a.m. on Saturday 17th March to 7.00 p.m. on Monday 19th March, 2018. The purpose of the closure is to facilitate culvert re-construction and drainage works across the roadway on Cornelscourt Hill.

The proposed Traffic Diversion will be via Brighton Road, Westminister Road, N11 Dual-Carriageway and Bray Road and vice versa.

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Dublin City Council Alja Kramberger applies for permission at 52 Cowper Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6, for alterations to previously approved planning permission Ref 3436/17. Alterations include the widening of the vehicular entrance, increasing the size of the rear ground floor extension by 15 m2, omission of rear canopy overhang and inclusion of a brise soleil, variation to roof of side passage, revised rear below ground basement layout and increased size by 12 m2, some internal changes, changes to associated drainage works. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on the payment of the prescribed fee within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

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PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council I, Mr. Conor Lavelle, seek Planning Permission for development at 7 Streamville Court, Killiney Hill Road, Killiney, Co. Dublin. The development will consist of the proposed conversion of attic space with new dormer roof extension to the rear and two new velux rooflights to the front. 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. 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.

I, John Davis and Sheena Horgan are seeking permission for 28m2 First Floor extension to side of house, incorporating entrance alterations to existing ground floor. New upper floor extension including new windows and pitched tile roof to existing ridge height, and including drainage alterations with finishes to match existing. All at 24 Stillorgan Woods, Stillorgan, co. Dublin. The planning application may be inspected or purchased for a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, Marine Road, 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.



Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has received an application from Blackrock Business Network to temporarily close Main Street, Blackrock from its junction with Bath Place to traffic lights at Temple Road and Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock to through traffic on Saturday 17th March, 2018 from 12 noon to 3.30 p.m. The purpose of the closure is to facilitate St. Patrick’s Day festivities for the local community including a road race.

The proposed diversion route will be signposted and details of the plan will be available on our website

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SECTION 75, ROADS ACT, 1993 TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF ENNISKERRY ROAD, STEPASIDE Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has received an application from the Stepaside Business Association for the temporary closure of a section of Enniskerry Road, from the junction with Burrow Road southwards through Stepaside Village to the junction with Glenamuck Road South from 12 noon to 5.00 p.m. on Saturday 17th March, 2018. The purpose of the closure is to facilitate a St. Patrick’s Day Parade and associated events in Stepaside Village. Diversion of traffic will be via Hillcrest Road, Kilgobbin Road, Ballyogan Road and Glenamuck Road South and vice versa.

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Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council I, Pauline Bievre, intend to apply for Permission for development at this site, 4 Hudson Park, Hudson Road, Sandycove, Co. Dublin. The development will consist of 1. A new vehicular access exiting onto Hudson Park, Hudson Road, Sandycove, Co. Dublin. 2. A new front entrance porch with a flat roof. 3. Removal of the existing rear extension and shed. 4. Construction of a new rear two storey extension to consist of a living room at ground floor and a bedroom at first floor both to incorporate a flat roof. 5. Conversion of the attic space for use a study, w.c. and store area. 6. General internal remodel and upgrade to suit the proposed layouts. the 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 may be made to the Planning 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.

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PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council Planning permission is sought for: 1/ Construction of new two storey extension to rear. 2/ Conversion of existing attic to storage area with construction of new dormer extension to rear, and associated site works at 15 Raleigh Square, Crumlin, Dublin 12 signed Martin Fagan & Ann Nelson. 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 Planning Permission sought for three new windows to side and a Velux type roof window and roof sun tunnel to front of existing dwelling house at 10 Dundrum Wood, Dundrum, Dublin 16 for Mrs. Mary Mc Manus. This application may be inspected or purchased at the offices of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council during its public opening hours from 10.00am to 4.00pm and a submission or observation in relation to the application can be made to the authority in writing on payment of €20 within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

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Fergus Flanagan Architects on Behalf of Michael and Brid Murphy, intend to apply S p for r i nPermission g & S u for mmer 2017 development at White Rock House, Vico Road, Killiney, Co. Dublin, A96 V329 T he proposed development consists of demolition of existing extensions and pitched roof, construction of a new second floor level and terraces, amendments to all elevations, internal amendments and all associated site works.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, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin Due to the continued growth of our service in the Leinster area during its public opening hours of Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. A submission or Wiltshire Farm Foods now require an additional observation in relation to the application may be Customer Service Representative. 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 This role will be based in our office in submissions or observations will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the Greenogue Business Park in Rathcoole Co Dublin. application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions or may This person needs to have a compassionate and caring refuse to grant permission.

Dun laoghaire Rathdown County Council I Mary Jane Mulligan seek planning permission on site measuring 314sqm at 65 pearse gardens, sallynoggin, co. dublin. consisting of: (a) ground floor side extention (3.8sqm) to rear of porch. (b) to retain existing exempt development extensions to rear consisting of ground floor (34.1sqm) first floor (4.9sqm) total (39.0sqm) (c) retention of vehichle entrance from public road and provision of off road parking. (d) associated drainage. The planning application may be inspected or puchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of dún laoghaire rathdown county council 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 a fee of €20 within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.


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This fun event takes runners through the heart of beautiful Georgian Dublin and is suitable for families, fun runners and dedicated athletes. There’s a guaranteed lively atmosphere as street performers, face painters and musicians will be on hand to entertain, and spectators line the route to cheer the runners on.

Almost every Dubliner has fond memories of the St Patrick’s Day Parade so why not create some more for this event that gets bigger and better every year. ‘Home is Where the Heart is’ is the theme for the 2018 Festival Parade, which will weave its way through the heart of the capital city in a flourish of colour and flair. Ireland’s finest street-theatre companies will be swirling by with fantastical pageantry and raucous performances.


The Irish Premiere of ‘Daddy Long Legs’ The Musical takes place from March 20-24 at 7.30pm at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin (also, matinee performance on March 24 at 2.30pm). Based on the classic novel, which inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire, ‘Daddy Long Legs’ is a beloved tale about Jerusha Abbott the ‘Oldest Orphan in the John Grier Home’ and her mysterious benefactor who decides to send her to college to be educated as a writer. Required to write him a letter once a month, she is never to know the benefactor’s identity – so she invents one for him: Daddy Long Legs. Visit for more information.


If you are feeling energetic on St Patrick’s Day, you are invited to take part in the annual Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk, from Howth Harbour to Dun Laoghaire (or vice versa). The 16.2-mile walk will take participants along the scenic Dublin Bay route with a ‘Halfway Hooley’ hosted at Dublin Port Company’s public plaza. TRADITIONAL SLOW-SESSION Participants can register at at a cost of A traditional slow-session takes place on Monday evenings in the Sandyford Community Centre. This would suit beginner to intermediate traditional Irish musicians who would love an opportunity to €25 per person. All funds raised will go towards Aware’s nationwide support, education and information services. play with fellow troubadours but don’t quite yet have the skill or confidence to take that jump. Lots of fun playing jigs, reels and other musical delights with fiddles, concertinas and banjos aplenty! Contact 0874340019 or

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THISISPOPBABY, with St Patrick’s Festival, is continuing with ‘Where We Live’, a two-week programme of theatre productions, work-in progress showings, music events, live art and a major exhibition that began on March 6 and ends on March 18 in The Complex in Smithfield. ‘Where We Live’ is a kaleidoscope of stories about what it feels like to live in Dublin and Ireland today, told by some of the best storytellers on the island. Tickets for ‘Where We Live’ events are on sale at

This World Poetry Day (Wednesday, March 21) creatives and coffee lovers in Dublin can swap out plastic for prose and claim a free coffee at locations across the city. The Pay With A Poem initiative inspires people around the world to try their hand at poetry, using their favourite songs for inspiration. Those who get creative can pay for their coffee with a poem at Baked Dundrum on Sandyford Road and Baked Rathmines on Lower Rathmines Road. To get involved, customers need only write a poem at either location to claim a free coffee or tea.


Cast Eimear Smyth, Doris Cullen and Lisa Walsh of the Balally Players star in ‘Little Germ’ a wonderfully funny play at the Mill Theatre on March 16. Three generations of women tell the story of one extraordinary year in their lives. Party girl Amber has brutal indigestion the Sambucas won’t shift, Lorraine has lost it at work and is shipped off to see the head doctor and Granny Kay is minding Gem and wondering about an itch she can’t fix...all told with love and humour. Be prepared to be beguiled and enchanted by this moving and entertaining play.

Across: 1 Surrendering; 7 Regan; 8 Froze; 9 Moo; 10 Mandarins; 11 Lustre; 12 Starve; 15 Grenadier; 17 Cos; 18 Slugs; 19 Enter; 21 Heir apparent. Down: 1 Seismologist; 2 Egg; 3 Dining; 4 Refractor; 5 Naomi; 6 Reassessment; 7 Rooms; 10 Merganser; 13 Racer; 14 Line up; 16 Etude; 20 Tea. QUICK SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Intermediary ; 7 Creep; 8 Plumb; 9 Mar; 10 Corpulent; 11 Asylum; 12 Mettle; 15 Apartment; 17 Axe; 18 Latch; 19 Rough; 21 Preposterous. Down: 1 Incomparable; 2 Rue; 3 Expiry; 4 Imprudent; 5 Rouse; 6 Obstreperous; 7 Curly; 10 Courtship; 13 Trash; 14 Debris; 16 After; 20 Use.



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

▪▪ Malahide Coast Road and Strand, c. 1915. On the left stands the converted Martello Tower with its conical roof with superb views over the beach and estuary. The Martello Tower conversion was designed by the architect F.G. Hicks in 1910 for his own home and it became known as ‘Hick’s Tower’. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Ireland’ (North Dublin) by Derek Stanley. Published by Gill Macmillan/The History Press.

▪▪ Freeman’s Journal, March 29, 1853

▪▪ Freeman’s Journal, March 15, 1867

▪▪ Freeman’s Journal, March 15, 1867

▪▪ Sunday Independent, March 15, 1925

▪▪ Irish Independent, March 11, 1947

▪▪ Freeman’s Journal, February 7, 1865

▪▪ Irish Press, March 9, 1966

▪▪ Evening Herald, March 3, 1939

▪▪ Phoenix Park, c. 1940. The park was a popular destination for Dubliners. This postcard shows a busy scene on the main road through the park with motorists, cyclists and pedestrians all enjoying an afternoon out. The road runs for three miles in a straight line from Parkgate to Castleknock Gate. On the right is the Wellington Monument, which was erected in 1861 to commomorate the victories of Dubliner Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, particularly over Napoleon Bonaparte and the French at Waterloo. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Ireland’ (Central Dublin) by Derek Stanley. Published by Gill Macmillan/The History Press.


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