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CEO Paul Blanchfield (left) with Creative Director Gerald Heffernan ahead of the opening of The Vaults. broadcaster and serial entrepreneur, Paul Blanchfield, and wellknown producer and TV programme maker, Gerald Heffernan, with the creative involvement of playwright and screenwriter Peter Sheridan. The Vaults will offer up to 30 shows per day depicting scenes and characters from 800 years of Ireland’s juiciest history. Each scene is played in a 360° theatrical set dressed with authentic props and a range of lighting, sound and special effects unique to each scene

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which will allow the actors to interact and involve themselves directly with the audience. The new premium attraction will position itself in style and offering with the nearby Guinness Storehouse, Titanic Belfast and Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour in London. Frontier Entertainment CEO Paul Blanchfield said: “Our aim is to quickly become the number one thing to do in Dublin with a theatrical attraction which will be a completely unique entertainment experience integrating actors with guests. “Our research shows people want better experiences and more involvement and The Vaults entertainment model makes this happen in a big way. “You will have a wonderful time with your friends and family and, in an increasingly distracted mobile device driven world, where adults want a more experiential, enjoyable and stimulating escapist experience. “We’ve put together a team of highly skilled professionals in staging and set design to create for guests a stunning walk through journey of real and imagined events in Irish history with a twist. “We are in a prime location to add to Dublin’s €2bn tourism and leisure offering where over 1.7m adults and families attended arts related events last year.”



Families prepare to run for life A YOUNG boy whose mother is from Stepaside took his place alongside ‘Ireland's Fittest Family’ as the Irish Kidney Association announced details of its Run for a Life family fun run which will take place on Saturday, May 19 at Corkagh Park, Dublin 22. Kidney transplant boy Darragh O' Haire, (9) whose mother Ruth Brennan is from Stepaside, is getting involved in the event with the Beirne family who won the hard-fought coveted title of Ireland’s Fittest Family in the RTE TV series last year. The family is eager to support the Fun Run, as it represents a cause close to their hearts. Jonathan, Dearbháile, Keith and their father Michael Beirne were joined by Darragh and liver transplant recipient girls Tara Madigan (11) and Éabha Devitt (7) and their families. The ‘Run for a Life’ family fun run is open

to people of all ages and levels of fitness who can choose to walk, jog or run in the chip timed event, which offers prizes for winners in a choice of 2.5km, 5km and 10km distances. The Beirne Family had no hesitation when asked by the Irish Kidney Association to support the fun run as a family friend and relative, Detta Holahan (58), a mother and grandmother, who lives just miles away from their family home, has been undergoing eight-hour nightly dialysis treatment for almost three years. Colin White, Race Manager and National Projects Manager of the Irish Kidney Association said: “The Beirne family are a shining example to all of us on the benefits that can be achieved in keeping fit and active. Just like members of Transplant Team Ireland who will take part in Run for a Life and in the European

Transplant & Dialysis Sports Championships in Sardinia this summer, it demonstrates what can be achieved by transplant recipients and dialysis patients. “Tara, Darragh and Éabha are also demonstrating that following their transplants they are leading happy and active childhoods and are enjoying taking part in sport. We are looking forward to another successful annual Run for a Life on May 19 which offers a great day out for all the family. “With over 550 participants from throughout Ireland who registered for last year’s event we are optimistic for another great turnout”. Darragh O’Haire attended the photocall with his mother Ruth and sister Siofra (11) and brother Sean (13). Ruth explained: “Daire was born with underdeveloped kidneys and received nightly home dialysis treatment from

Darragh O’Haire (right) is pictured with (from left) Ireland’s Fittest Family, Keith, Jonathan and Dearbháile Beirne and their father Michael with Tara Madigan (11) at the launch of the IKA’s Run for a Life. the time he was just one year old and underwent a kidney transplant from a deceased donor when he was four years old.

“Our family are immensely grateful to the family of the deceased organ donor who will never know how they

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There are approximately 550 people in Ireland awaiting life-saving heart, lung, liver, kidney and pancreas transplants.



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BACK in the early 1990s, I was asked by a tabloid newspaper editor to undertake a somewhat risky assignment. Eager to make an impression, I accepted the daunting challenge of travelling on the last DART from Howth to Bray on a Saturday night. I fully expected to run the gauntlet of marauding, drunken yobs who were reportedly running amok on the latenight train every weekend. I boarded the DART in Howth and

interviewed a number of Irish Rail staff and passengers about their negative experiences. Like most things in Ireland, incidences of antisocial behaviour and violence were mostly linked to heavy drinking as customers spilled out of pubs and poured themselves into crowded rail carriages. My journey to Bray that particular night was largely uneventful, save for some abusive language and one minor brawl as we approached the city centre. ‘WE RIDE THE NIGHT TRAIN OF TERROR!’ screamed the somewhat exaggerated headline when my article was published the following Sunday. I was reminded of that night after shocking reports emerged about a frightening incident at Clongriffin

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It’s not just the lack of security staff could be used to fund better security station last week. Passengers were left measures for its passengers and on trains that is at issue here. Many terrified as gangs of youths attacked drivers. DART stations are now unmanned, a DART, sprayed it with graffiti and Re-staffing our train stations which has left passengers more prevented it from departing the is a very necessary first step in exposed to criminal acts. It is also a station. encouraging greater public transport major inconvenience for those with It made me nostalgic for the days use. Ultimately, however, a dedicated disabilities or mobility issues who when security staff with large guard transport police division needs to be have to phone ahead to ensure that dogs were a regular sight on the established to rid our Luas, bus and a member of Irish Rail staff will be DART. I wonder if the feral thugs rail services of the scourge of criminal available to assist them. would have been so brave if they that witnessed the director Moreover, the lack of staff at stations Curam had been confronted by an agitated home 1 egaP 30:51 7102/21/31 1 tuoyaL_pxq.wen rotcerid ethuggery moh gKnockrobin nilike sruN niboNursing rkconKon m aruC and on trains further encourages fare DART in Clongriffin last week. I won’t German Shepherd straining on his evasion. This lost revenue to Irish Rail be holding my breath. leash!


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Google expands in Grange Castle BY the time Google unveils its new €150 million Dublin Data Centre Expansion in Grange Castle in 16 months’ time its total capital investment in Ireland will have topped €1 billion. The figures were revealed as the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys was joined by Pat Breen, Minister of State for Trade, Business and EU Digital Single Market, in turning the sod on the new expansion of Google’s second data centre in South County Dublin. The new facility will also create approximately 400 jobs at peak during its construction. The announcement was made as a new report by Copenhagen Economics into the impact of Google’s data centres on the Irish economy for the years 2011-2017 revealed how a total of 4,900 jobs are now supported both directly and indirectly. Speaking at the launch,

Minister Heather Humphreys and Minister Pat Breen are pictured with Terence McGoff, Engineering Director at Google (left) and Denis Browne, Google’s EU Regional Data Centre Lead (right) turning the sod on the €150m expansion of Google’s second data centre at Grange Castle. PHOTO: ROBBIE REYNOLDS Minister Humphreys said: “Fifteen years after first establishing an office here in Ireland, today’s announcement is a testament to Google’s ongoing commitment to Ireland as a key hub for its operations. “This €150m data centre expansion brings

“Not only that, but given the importance of data centres in keeping webbased and cloud services running smoothly, this development is also an endorsement of our country’s technical expertise and infrastructure. “The business sector in

the company’s total investment in its Irish data centres alone to €500m, and its capital expenditure to almost €1bn. “There is no denying that this is a considerable vote of confidence in Ireland as a place to do business.

Ireland is an ecosystem that benefits from positive news like this, so I am absolutely delighted to welcome this significant investment.” Minister Pat Breen added: “In addition to the very tangible effect that an investment such as this has on an area, the

Copenhagen Economics report released today has shown that Google’s presence here has numerous knock-on benefits too. “The report highlights that the productivity and competitiveness of local suppliers and businesses benefit from Google’s existence through spill over of the company’s managerial knowledge and operational practices. “Other companies who might look to invest in Ireland will acknowledge Google’s recognition of the high level of skills, suppliers and resources here, greatly increasing our attractiveness for additional foreign direct investment.” Terence McGoff, Engineering Director at Google said they were delighted to break ground on their new addition to South County Dublin. “Our data centres are essential to our operations both in Ireland and across the larger EMEA region,” he said. “This investment

shows our continued commitment to Ireland as a key driver for the whole EMEA region, and we’re proud to see that total capital investment by Google in Ireland has reached a total of €1bn since we first opened an office here in Dublin 15 years ago.” Cllr Emer Higgins said: “It’s brilliant to see more and more investment in Lucan and Clondalkin. “Google is a household name and for them to be investing a further €150m in Grange Castle is a serious show of commitment when it comes to South Dublin. “The construction phase of this project will generate around 400 jobs and there’ll be a further 40 long term roles created. “South Dublin County Council recently put a proposal out to public consultation to rezone land adjacent to Grange Castle to allow it to expand. And investments like this are what make it a successful enterprise.”

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Dublin’s ‘Cashmere King’ finds a new home ONE of Dublin’s oldest stores, Monaghan’s Cashmere, has relocated to 21 South Anne Street. It marks a new era for the business which has become part of the fabric of Dublin life since it opened in 1960.

Monaghan’s Cashmere has been loved by generations of customers from across Ireland and internationally who have been coming through its doors for over half a century. Owned and run by

‘Ireland’s Cashmere King’, Tom Monaghan, who is now in his 90s, it stands proud as one of the country’s longest serving retailers. This is the third location for Monaghan’s Cashmere over its 58 years in


Ireland’s ‘Cashmere King’, Tom Monaghan, with his daughter Suzie. business. Tom, who is always elegantly dressed with a coloured silk hankerchief in his top pocket, is an iconic figure in Dublin. With his wife Teresa he opened their first store in Dublin’s Grafton Street Arcade in 1960, selling an extensive range of high quality cashmere and lambs-wool sweaters. They soon developed a successful business with the largest selection of Scottish cashmere available in Ireland and became hugely popular with golfers and horse racing enthusiasts who wanted long-lasting, premium classic clothing. They then moved to

Dublin’s Royal Hibernian Way off Dawson Street in 1986. The store has welcomed many wellknown personalities from the worlds of sport, music and film including actors Dana Winter and Maureen O’Hara, Maureen Potter and the legendary Ronnie Drew who all became great patrons. Tom is hoping that Monaghan’s new location on South Anne Street will bring a new generation of customers through its doors. Though there has been massive change in the retail industry over the last five decades, Tom Monaghan’s routine has remained the same – after a coffee in Bewleys on

Grafton Street he arrives each morning at the shop at 9am and greets each customer. “This new store has given me a new lease of life and I am thrilled to be still trading in my beloved Dublin close to Grafton Street,” Tom said. “The retail sector is currently undergoing the biggest changes in its history so we are very proud that Monaghan’s Cashmere continues to be successful today. “Online shopping has obviously had a massive impact and I’m glad to report that this is nothing new to us – we’ve always had customers buying from us by phone but we

called it mail order. “We have been sending packages to the US, Canada, Australia, UK and around Europe to customers who bought initially in our shop and then ordered by phone for many years. “We now have an online store and a social media platform which my daughter runs and while I know this is the future of retail we will never lose sight of the personal connection and the touch and feel of beautiful fabrics – you don’t get this on a screen. “I believe customer loyalty and relationships has been the secret of our success,” he added.

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said he was seeking the earliest possible trial date. Cathleen Noctor BL, prosecuting, told the court

that the trial is expected to last six to eight weeks. A trial date of January 13, 2020 was set with and a

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More car parking spaces for Boot Road THE provision of 14 new car parking spaces for residents on the Boot Road in Clondalkin has finally been agreed following a three-year campaign by residents, supported by local politicians. Many houses in and around the Rockfield Drive Estate had originally been built in the 1960s and as a result did not have private car parking spaces as road space is limited. “In 2015 the Boot Road Residents’ Association made a formal request for additional car parking spaces during a deputation to South Dublin County Council,” Deputy Eoin Ó Broin (SF) said.

“That request has been proactively supported both by myself when I was on the council and by my colleague Cllr Mark Ward following my election to Dáil Éireann in 2016. “Finally, the council has agreed both the funding of €50,000 and the locations selected. Work will commence shortly. The spaces will be provided on Rockfield Drive and the inner Boot Road.” Deputy Ó Broin said this was a great example of a local community working with politicians to ensure that their needs are met. “While it is regrettable that it took so long to resolve, these additional spaces will provide some relief for locals,” he added.


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Flugtag will have wings over Dún Laoghaire THE countdown is on to this year’s Red Bull Flugtag which returns to Dún Laoghaire Harbour on Sunday, May 20. Starting at 12pm, the international event will see over 45 teams of aspiring aviators and courageous craftsmen attempt to push the limits of human flight, as they launch their handcrafted flying machines in front of over 40,000 spectators. Presented by Hector Ó Heochagáin and Síle Seoige, this free family event will see the winners chosen by a panel of celebrity judges from the

world of sport and entertainment. Spectators are encouraged to plan their journey in advance and to allow sufficient time to travel to and from Dún Laoghaire. As parking will be limited and with traffic restrictions in place, families are encouraged to use public transport to travel to and from the event. Parking in Dún Laoghaire will be limited, and a number of traffic restrictions will be in place from early morning on Sunday, May 20. Red Bull Flugtag challenges the brave and brainy to design,

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Southsiders set to Bloom at Dublin’s great garden festival SOUTHSIDERS will be taking pride of place at Bord Bia’s Bloom, which is taking place in the Phoenix Park over the June Bank Holiday weekend. The creative talents of garden designers Cornelia Raftery, Oliver and Liat Schurmann, Ruairi Ó Dúlaing and Nicola Haines as well as members of the KOTG Garden Group and furniture design and horticulture students from Inchicore College will be on show at the fiveday event which returns to Dublin from May 31 – June 4. Showcasing the best of Ireland’s horticulture and food industry, the event features 20 spectacular show gardens; numerous garden and floral features, installations Tara McCarthy, the CEO of Bord Bia, is pictured with and talks; more than 100 Skye Toal (5) at the launch of Bord Bia’s Bloom.

Southside garden designers Oliver and Liat Schurmann will be exhibiting at Bloom. food producers; 25 live cookery demonstrations with some of Ireland’s best loved chefs and a host of activities and entertainment for all the family. Created by some of

Ireland’s most acclaimed garden designers, the Bloom show gardens have become an engaging, colourful platform for many organisations to communicate strong health and charitable messages. Harold’s Cross-based garden designer Cornelia Raftery will make her debut at Bloom with a show garden that celebrates the role of women in the developing world and highlights some of the challenges they continue to face. Veteran show garden designers Oliver and Liat Schurmann from Rathfarnham return to Bloom with a roof garden that brings a modern office environment as close to nature as possible. So close, in fact, that it is from a worm’s-

eye view. Sponsored by Savills, ‘A Different Outlook’ is an extremely minimalist and subtle structure consisting only of structural glass walls and a flat green roof. Ruairi Ó Dúlaing, who is chief of parks at Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, and Nicola Haines of Tierney Haines have together created a show garden that highlights the challenge for parks to balance protection of the environment with a human need for outside space. Their garden, ‘DLR Fernhill - An Exercise in Sustainability’, is an interpretation of the sustainability aims for Fernhill which was recently acquired by the council to provide muchneeded parkland for the

local community. Designed as a celebration of 60 years of learning, furniture design and horticulture students at Inchicore College have created a postcard garden that reflects the influence of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright on the college building which was designed in 1958 by one of his students. Speaking at the launch, Tara McCarthy, CEO, Bord Bia said: “This will be the 12th year that Bord Bia has hosted Bloom in the Phoenix Park and we are incredibly proud of how the event has developed and evolved over the years. “It offers a platform for some of Ireland’s most acclaimed garden designers to showcase their skills, creativity and imagination.


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The Fratellis are on their way back! SCOTTISH rock band The Fratellis will be headlining a Dublin show at the Academy on Monday, December 3. The band is back with their fifth album ‘In Your Own Sweet Time’ after once again teaming up with six-time Grammy and Mercury-nominated American producer Tony Hoffer (Beck, The Kooks, M83, Belle & Sebastian). Hoffer previously collaborated on smash-hit ‘Costello Music’, an album that lasted 83 weeks in the charts, won The Fratellis a Brit Award in 2007 for ‘Best Emerging Artists’, and launched them to stratospheric critical and commercial heights. Four albums and innumerable world tours later, and The Fratellis still sell-out shows from China (where the band played this summer) to Russia (a hotspot on the tour prior to 2015’s Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied) through to heartland America. However, The Fratellis are a band that refuse to

rest on their laurels. In Your Own Sweet Time marks a development into a thrillingly chameleonic new phase, identified by a daring new sound that is bigger, bolder, and yet still shot through with a whip-smart, pitch-black sense of humour we have come to expect from the irrepressible Glaswegian trio. Listeners can expect their first tantalising taste of what’s in store with first single ‘Stand Up Tragedy’. Showcasing vibrant lyrical dexterity and foottapping, spine-tingling rhythms, both tracks tease the glittering, adrenaline charged vibes coursing through In Your Own Sweet Time. Long-time fans of the band will be excited to find at its centre a series of banging, stadium-filling tracks like ‘I’ve Been Blind’, which features synthy 80s vibes before erupting into a raucous invitation to follow the band down the rabbit hole into a world of “lies” and

“disguises”. Similarly, with ‘Laughing Gas’ it’s hard not to imagine the crowd singing and dancing along to the soaring guitar riffs and manic drum-work that accompany a joyous drifting between major and minor shifts. Jon Fratelli characterises these tracks as an internal conversation; a reminder “not to take life too seriously”. In Your Own Sweet Time certainly delivers on its own promise of ecstatic, almost absurdist fun. Offered as an instant gratification track with pre-orders of the album, ‘The Next Time We Wed’ is a hyperactive slice of mischief matching the Fratellis’ characteristic impish theatricality and wit with ricocheting Prince-like guitar riffs. “It feels like a good representation of the record,” observes Jon. And you can hear the Prince influence in particular as a new-found falsetto bleeds into the

Catch the Fratellis in Dublin’s Academy in December. Fratelli’s bag of tricks, firing through ‘Told You So’, and the entertaining bathos of Romeo & Juliet riff ‘Starcrossed Losers’.

This album boasts all the sweaty, joyful energy of 1970s American pop mixed with English rock. In these dark and

uncertain times, sometimes all you need is to lose yourself in the moment so let Jon Fratelli (vox, guitar), Barry

Fratelli (Bass), and Mince Fratelli (drums) guide you through the chaos. They play the Academy on Monday, December 3.

This American blues man Nick Cave just is Shakey in his Graves wants a quick word BACK in December 2017, Shakey Graves proclaimed on his Twitter page, ‘Next album. New sound. Sell your suspenders.’ The tweet was tonguein-cheek, but Alejandro Rose-Garcia, the Austin native who’s been plying his trade as Shakey Graves since 2007, was making a dead-serious point about his latest album, Can’t Wake Up’. This ambitious, audacious work heralds an artistic metamorphosis for the 30-year-old veteran, whose risk-taking in painting outside the lines has been rewarded tenfold. “This record is the most

I’ve ever intentionally worked on a project, musically speaking, in terms of the scope of it and how much thought went into it,” he says. “It’s a dense album; there’s a lot of information going on.” Central to the prevailing sense of disorientation are the lead vocals, none of which are purely solo. Instead, each lead performance is shadowed by a queasy, lightly out-ofsync style. In a sense, the album is a microcosm of RoseGarcia’s obsessively artistic existence and his ever-expanding horizons. Catch him in Vicar Street on November 16.

NICK Cave has announced an on-stage conversation event in Dublin, the day before the Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ sold out show at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham on June 6. The idea was inspired by the band’s 2017 world tour and Cave’s evolving relationship with his audience. These shows became vast communal events and it is this relationship that he hopes to explore directly through this series of conversations. “The more frank and intimate the questions, the more interesting the evening will be,” he suggests.

“The audience can ask me anything and I’ll do my best to answer. I do have some things to say. I can always play some songs at the piano if it all goes horribly wrong. But, I don’t know, I’ve got a good feeling about this one.” Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds play the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin on June 6. This, their first Irish headline gig since 2008, sold out in less than an hour when announced. Patti Smith, along with her band, is a special guest at the show and more support will come from Limerick three piece When Young.



REVEALED: Dublin Bay’s hidden beauty EVER wondered what marine life we have in Dublin Bay? These stunning underwater images will blow you away. While many of us can enjoy the wildlife in the Dublin Bay area, only a few have experienced it from an underwater viewpoint. The Dublin Bay UNESCO Biosphere partnership

and the Irish Underwater Council want to raise awareness of our precious marine life and ran an underwater photography competition to encourage photographers to share their Dublin Bay images. Leslie Moore, chairman of the Dublin Bay Biosphere Partnership, said: “We’re delighted to be working with the Irish Underwater Council to

promote awareness of the marine environment and its biodiversity. “We were very impressed with all the entrants and the very high standards that the underwater photographers have produced and the diverse range of life exhibited in the UNESCO Dublin Bay Biosphere." Biospheres are

internationally recognised as special places for people and nature. In 2015, UNESCO designated Dublin Bay as a Biosphere because of its rare and internationally important habitats and species of wildlife. The Dublin Bay Biosphere Partnership includes Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council, Dún

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Best photograph of a crustacean/echinoderm: ‘Oldest Lobster in the Bay’ by Nigel Motyer (first place).

Best photograph of a fish or mammal: ‘Dalkey Seal’ by Nigel Motyer (first place).


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Next generation is welcomed into the digital community THE next generation of Ireland’s young innovators were formally welcomed into the digital community last week at an event to mark the graduation of those from the Digital Hub’s Future Creators programme. Each participant received a number of digital badges to recognise the range of new skills and knowledge they have developed over the past six months. Digital badges are becoming ever more popular in today’s digital world as an indicator of accomplishment, skill

and quality for learners in many fields. The graduates will have a digital record of their learning journey through Future Creators and they can share this with third level institutions and future employers to illustrate the range of skills and competences they developed in the programme. Established in 2011, by the Digital Hub and delivered with the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) and H2 Learning, the Future Creators programme aims

to equip young people from the local community with a set of digital and STEM skills, including animation, coding, gamemaking and design, sound manipulation, music technology, film-making, and electronics. Based in the Liberties, the Digital Hub is an enterprise cluster for growing technology companies. Eighty established businesses operate in the Digital Hub. Together these businesses employ over 750 people. The Digital Hub is the largest cluster of

digital media, technology and internet businesses in Ireland. Speaking at the Future Creators exhibition and graduation event, Fiach Mac Conghail, CEO at the Digital Hub said: “All of us at the Digital Hub are proud of celebrating the success of the latest graduates of the Future Creators programme. “Our commitment to innovation, creativity and STEAM subjects, we hope, will contribute to the personal and educational development of these gifted

Future Creators graduate, Sarah Finnegan from Mercy Convent, Inchicore, is pictured with Sarah Glennie, Director, National College of Art and Design and Fiach Mac Conghail, CEO at The Digital Hub. young people.” Professor Sarah Glennie, Director, NCAD, added: “The Future Creators project is a very important element of our community engagement strategy. “For the past five years, staff and students from our Fine Art Media, Product Design and School of Education departments have contributed to the development of this exciting and innovative project. The

Future Creators have had the opportunity to come to NCAD and participate in studio-based workshops in the development of their ideas. “This project enables the Future Creators to bring together art design and digital media and technology in the realisation of their group projects.” This year’s Future Creators students were given the chance to develop

their knowledge and skills through active participation in a series of creative project based learning tasks. All the students’ work went on display at a special exhibition in The Digital Hub’s Digital Exchange building, to coincide with the graduation. Some of this year’s projects include students designing and building a light box, bread-boarding, soldering and coding.




This is not a referendum about abortion for limited cases – it’s about abortion on demand, for any reason.

Vote NO to the Government’s plan: Abortion for any reason up to at least 12 weeks1 British-style abortion up to 6 months (on unspecified mental health grounds)1 Abortions paid for with your taxes Irish citizens would have no vote on future abortion laws

“The 2013 law3 made it clear – if it wasn’t before – that Irish doctors can always intervene to protect women in pregnancy. We are horrified that some colleagues claim the 8th Amendment endangers women – it does no such thing. It simply protects the lives of unborn babies as far as is practical and prevents abortion on demand.”

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No protection for babies with Down Syndrome2

A 12 week old unborn baby: Has a beating heart Can kick, stretch & jump Has arms, legs, fingers & toes Has all her vital organs Has a fully formed face 9 week old baby pictured

1. General Scheme of Bill to Regulate Termination of Pregnancy: 2. 90% of babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome in Britain are aborted: Parliamentary Inquiry into Abortion on the Grounds of Disability, UK, 2013. 3. Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act, 2013

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Coeliac Awareness Week events to be held A SERIES of events are taking place in Dublin this week as part of the programme of events for Coeliac Awareness Week 2018. The events will feature dietetic talks, gluten free food samplings and expert advice and tips from the Coeliac Society of Ireland on how to live a health and fulfilling, gluten free life. Events will take place on Wednesday, May 16 (7pm-9pm) at SuperValu Killester, 169 Howth Road; and Friday, May 18 (7pm-9pm) in Twomey’s SuperValu, Clonkeen Road, Deansgrange. There will also be library talks on the disease on Monday, May 14 (6.30pm) in Donabate Library, Community & Leisure Centre, Donabate; and at 6.30pm on Thursday, May 17 in Rush Library, Chapel Green, Rush.

Coeliac Awareness Week 2018, which is supported by SuperValu, takes place nationwide from May 14-20. This year, the Coeliac Society of Ireland is highlighting the impact of coeliac disease on families, and in particular, children, and how the risk of coeliac disease increases from one in every 100 people to one in 10, when a first-degree relative has the disease. Mary Twohig, chairperson of the Coeliac Society of Ireland, said: “Each year, Coeliac Awareness Week provides us with an important opportunity to highlight the seriousness of the disease. “It’s not a fad or a lifestyle choice, it is a serious, lifelong condition. If undiagnosed, people with coeliac disease could


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Children set for The Big Toddle THE Big Toddle will take place throughout May and June as toddlers from all over the country take over crèches, gardens and communities in a bid to raise as much funds for Barnardos as possible. Barnardos is calling on groups and families to join them by running their own sponsored walk for Ireland’s smallest feet as a way to help the 15,000 children Barnardos supports in communities all across Ireland. Every cent raised by Ireland’s toddlers will directly support Barnardos’ work with children in its early years’ services who are being lost to homelessness, to poverty and to neglect. You can register now

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Taskforce holds its first meeting A TASKFORCE established to help combat loneliness held its first meeting at Leinster House last week. Dr Keith Swanick, in collaboration with chief executive of ALONE, Seán Moynihan, set up the Loneliness Taskforce to coordinate a response to the epidemic of loneliness and social isolation in Ireland. Through its work, the taskforce is seeking to increase awareness about the issue and to produce a set of recommendations

for Government, State agencies and all policy makers. Speaking at the meeting, Mr Moynihan said: "We have been overwhelmed at the level of interest and support the taskforce has received from all over the country, and particularly the huge number of people who have offered their help. We look forward to making progress with our report and presenting it to the Government, and we hope that meaningful action is taken as a result.”




Did you know?

In Britain,

97% of abortions

are on healthy babies.

The government’s abortion proposal will also allow this to happen here in Ireland. It allows abortion for ANY reason at all for the first 12 weeks of a baby’s life - because the baby is a girl, or a twin, or even because she or he is just inconvenient. This is abortion on demand. Late-term abortions would also be legal up to 6 months on mental health grounds, just like the British model of abortion. Removing the 8th Amendment will leave EVERY unborn boy or girl with NO constitutional rights before they are born.

Don’t be fooled: this a not “limited” abortion proposal, this is abortion on demand.


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Motor Assembly in Ireland About The Author MOTORING and aviation writer and historian Bob Montgomery is the author of 12 books as well as being the Curator of the Royal Irish Automobile Club Archive – the only motoring archive in the country. He is the man behind the RIAC Pioneer Run event for cars and motorcycles that has run for more than 100 years and has been the Show Director of the four successful RIAC National Classic Car Shows held in RDS. A former Irish Saloon Racing Champion, he returned to motor racing in 2008 placing third in the Lotus Europe Cup. His articles appear in many publications including The Irish Times, Irish Vintage Scene magazine and Flying in Ireland.

A VITAL, and often underappreciated, stage in the transition of the Republic of Ireland from an agriculture-based to an industrial economy, was Sean Lemass’s innovative scheme that was the real start of the light industrial sector in Ireland in the 1930s. The manufacturing and heavy industry we know today was a distant dream for an emerging Republic in the 1920s and early 1930s. In contrast to today, the country at this time was stagnating, with an economy almost entirely based on agriculture. Two visionaries understood that developing and encouraging a manufacturing sector would be paramount in dragging such a small economy onto the world stage. Sean Lemass, the minister for industry and commerce, along with FM Summerfield, understood that this process needed to be jumpstarted somehow. They conceived the idea of assembling motor cars in the Republic that up to that point had only been carried out in more industrialised countries. Bob Montgomery, author of ‘Motor Assembly in Ireland’ said: “It should be remembered that at the time assembly was introduced, the Free State had virtually no light industry manufacturing. Yet, within six months, there were no fewer than 13 assembly plants in operation together with the necessary component suppliers. In the years that followed

in the region of 52 different makes of cars were assembled here.” To get the process started, in 1933, Sean Lemass provided a tax concession to companies who engaged in assembling cars. The result was that within a year there were 13 assembly plants importing cars. A significant light industrial sector developed around these plants providing tyres, batteries, glass, springs, spark plugs, upholstery, paint and other components. Bob Montgomery adds: “This was the true start of the light manufacturing industry in Ireland that continued until the last cars were produced in 1984 after our accession to the EC. I feel that this is a vital, and often underappreciated, stage in the transition of the Republic of Ireland from an agriculture-based to an industrial economy.” Montgomery's new book is the story of the 50-plus makes of cars that were assembled during the 50-year lifespan of the Industry. With 240 pages and 205 illustrations this book is full of information about the makes of cars assembled, many of them surprising, and the personalities that were involved with them. The book is the result of a joint desire by C.A.R. (whose members include many who worked in the assembly industry) and the Royal Irish Automobile Club Archive, to record this important piece of automotive history. Larry Mooney, former MDL

employee and Chairman of C.A.R said: “Just how difficult this book must have been for Bob can be summed up in an email received the other day from a C.A.R. colleague who said, “I am glad that the subject has been written up while there are still people around who remember the facts, or at least the facts as they remember them. “I think that this book is as a significant historical document that has recorded an important part of our economic heritage.” Arthur Collier, Chairman of the Royal Irish Automobile Club, added: “The RIAC was deeply involved with the introduction of the automobile to Ireland at the turn of the last century. Therefore, I am especially pleased to see yet another important chapter in Irish motoring history committed to paper so that we can all appreciate the vibrant and varied

New book launched in aid of Our Lady’s Hospice COMMUNICATIONS specialist and author Orlaith Carmody has launched her second book, ‘Without You, Living with Loss’. The new book is an intimate collection of letters to loved ones who have passed away. Proceeds from the book will go directly to Our Lady’s Hospice in Harold’s Cross and Blackrock Hospice. The book aims to provide comfort and solace to anyone who has experienced a bereavement, or who is about to face one. By encouraging conversations about loss, Orlaith and the book’s other contributors hope their letters will provide comfort and inspiration. The heart-warming book includes letters from an array of well-known people from the media, arts, business, music, sport and politics who have generously contributed their most intimate thoughts and feelings in the interest of supporting others. Explaining her inspiration for Without You, Living with Loss, Orlaith Carmody said: “Grief is something that we will

for Culture and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan, one of the contributors to the book, said: “Without You - Living with Loss shares with the reader an insight into how we all cope with grief. The personal letters demonstrate beautifully how loved ones are still cherished in our daily lives and are still part of who we are.” The Chief Executive Officer of Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Audrey Houlihan, said: “We are truly humbled that so many people have shared their deeply personal stories of loss and living to help raise funds for our services. “Death and dying are such an Orlaith Carmody is pictured with important part of life and this Philo and his Mum Philomena book provides a unique insight Lynott. into how people experience loss and grief. all encounter at some point in “We would sincerely like to our lives, as it has been a part thank all of the contributors for of my life for many years. But their bravery and generosity. even though it affects us all, it “Next year, we look forward to occurred to me how little we talk the subject. I set out with the idea celebrating our 140th anniversary of providing specialist loving care of starting the conversations we need to have, and also to support to our community. Faced with an ageing population and increased the work of the Hospice.” demand on our services, we Launching the book Minister

rely on the generosity of public support to help us provide the care for which we are best known,” she said. Orlaith Carmody is a former journalist with Irish national broadcaster, RTE. She runs a communications training and leadership development consultancy, Gavin Duffy and Associates, alongside her husband and business partner, TV Dragon investor and entrepreneur Gavin Duffy. Orlaith was widowed at the age of 28 when her first husband, Kieran Gleeson, passed away at Harold’s Cross following a threeand-a-half-year struggle with a brain tumour. She has always wanted to honour his memory, and celebrate the work of the Hospice, and Without You – Living With Loss is the fulfillment of that wish. Orlaith is the also the author of ‘Perform As A Leader’. A regular key-note speaker and conference chair at home and abroad, she lives on the Louth/Meath border with Gavin and their four children, now young adults.

industry that existed around the production of the automobile in Ireland. “Bob’s book is a welcome addition to the records as we hold of the history of motoring and motorsport in Ireland for future generations to appreciate.” The book is available from major bookshops or directly from Bob Montgomery at dreoilin95@icloud. com.

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The Referendum at a Glance

On May 25th, our community is being asked to shape the fundamental law of the State in a referendum. In making our decision, there are certain legal facts on which both sides of the debate can agree:

� The only constitutional protection for the unborn child is in the Eighth Amendment; � A ‘Yes’ vote will remove all constitutional protection from each unborn child up to birth and in its place, will give the Oireachtas power to legislate for abortion; � The Government has not limited its proposals to exceptional cases. They propose to introduce a wide-ranging right to an abortion not only to twelve weeks but up to six months; � Such limitations on the availability of abortion as might be set could be removed at any time by future Governments or challenged in the courts. The Government has chosen to place a proposal before the People that will have profound consequences for us all. Our society will be judged by how it protects the weakest and most vulnerable and how it cares for mothers who are afraid or in crisis. As lawyers, drawn from every level of the profession, we believe that it would be profoundly unjust to withdraw the existing constitutional protections from the unborn child or to give Government the power that they seek to legislate in this area. That is why we have called for a ‘No’ vote.

Signed : Iarfhlaith O’Neill Former High Court Judge and Chairman of the Referendum Commission

Aindrias Ó Caoimh Former High Court Judge and Judge of the European Court of Justice

Margaret Cordial, MSc (Int. Human Rights Law NUIG) Barrister, Solicitor Formerly with the UN High Commission for Human Rights and Advisory Counsel with the Attorney-General’s Office;

Venetia Taylor LL.B LL.M Barrister

Ailill O’Reilly, Barrister; Áine Grogan, Barrister; Alan Daveron, Solicitor; Ann Daly, Solicitor; Ann Wright, BCL, In-house Legal Counsel; Anne Marie Maher, Barrister; Anthony Moore, Barrister; Aoife Rooney, Solicitor; Beata Kozłowska BA (Hons) , MSc, DPSI, DLSP; Benedict Ó Floinn, M.A. (Oxon) Barrister, Berenice McKeever, Barrister; Brendan Guildea, Barrister; Brian Jennings, Solicitor; Brian M. McMahon, Solicitor; Brian Spieran, Senior Counsel; Byron Wade, Barrister; Caitríona Heffernan, BA (Hons) LLB; Carmel Gallagher B.A., LL.B., LL.M., Barrister; Carole M. Corbett, Barrister; Caroline Leonard, Solicitor; Caroline Simons, BCL., LLM, MA, Solicitor; Cathy Maguire, BCL LLM, Barrister; Dr. Ciarán Creaven, Senior Counsel; Ciara C. Davin, R.N. Barrister; Clíona Ní Chatháin, Solicitor; Dr. Conor Hanly, B.A., LL.B., LL.M. (N.U.I.), LL.M., J.S.D. (Yale), Lecturer at NUI, Galway; Cora Sherlock, Solicitor; Cormac Ó Ceallaigh, Solicitor; Cormac O’Neill, Barrister; Daithí Mac Carthaigh, Barrister; Darren Lehane, BCL, LLM, MCIArb, Barrister; David Sheehan, Solicitor; David Burke, BA (Oxon) MA (London) Solicitor; Declan Lawlor, Solicitor; Deirdre Kenny, Solicitor; Denis Linehan, Solicitor; Dervla Mulcahy, Solicitor; Des Quinn, Barrister; Desmond Stark, Senior Counsel Diarmuid Ó Catháin, Solicitor; Diarmuid Ó Shea, Solicitor; Donal Ryan, BCL, LL.M., Barrister;

Donal Smyth, Solicitor Donnacha Hennessy, Solicitor; Eamon Galligan, Senior Counsel; Eamon Marray, B.A. LL.B., Barrister; Edward O’Leary, Solicitor; Eilís Mulroy, Solicitor; Eileen King, Solicitor; Elaine Gallagher, Solicitor; Elizabeth Burke, BCL, Solicitor; Elizabeth Maguire, MA, LL.B., M.Litt., Barrister; Councillor Emmett O’Brien, Barrister; Emile Daly, Barrister; Eoin Murnaghan, Barrister; Erwan Mill-Arden, Senior Counsel; Evana Boyle, BCL, LLM, Solicitor; Feargal P. Kavanagh, Senior Counsel; Felix McTiernan, Solicitor; Femi Daniyan, Barrister; Fintan Lawlor, Solicitor; Francis Rowan, Solicitor; Frank Martin, Barrister; Gabriel A.Toolan BA LLM Solicitor Gail Walsh, Barrister; Geoffrey Sumner, Barrister; George A. Brady, Senior Counsel; Gerard N. Murphy, Barrister; Gerardine Costello, Solicitor; Professor Gerard F Whyte. School of Law, Trinity College Dublin; Professor Emeritus Gerard Casey, BA (Cork) MA, PhD (Notre Dame) LLB. LLM; Gerry Murphy, Senior Counsel Former Ombudsman for Credit Institutions; Gordon Duffy, Barrister; Grace Gallagher, BA, LLB, BL, JD, LLM, Barrister; Graham Quinn, LLB, Barrister; Helen Burke, Solicitor; Hilary O’Doherty, BA (Hons) Solicitor; Hugh McGroddy, Solicitor; Imelda Gallagher, BA. LLB, MA, Barrister; Ita Marnell, Barrister; James Burke, Barrister; James Charity, Barrister; James Lawless, Solicitor; James Mahon, Solicitor; Joan M. Hynes, Barrister; Joe Varley, Solicitor;

John I Cannon, Solicitor, Coroner John Reid, BCL Dip. Eur. L KCHS, Solicitor; John Smith, Barrister; John T. Gibbons, BE, C.Eng., FIEI, FCI Arb, Senior Counsel; Joseph Cuddigan, Solicitor; Dr. Joseph Richardson, Ph.D., M.B.A (Healthcare), Dip. EmpL., M.I.C.S., Barrister; Kate Cussen BCL MSc. Solicitor; Kate O’Toole, LLB. Barrister; Kathleen T. O’Mahony, Barrister; Ken Fogarty, Senior Counsel; Ken Smyth, Solicitor; Kieran Cummins, Solicitor; Kieran Morris, Barrister; Kieron Wood, Barrister; Killian McMorrow, B.Comm., Dip.Int.Human Rights Law, Barrister; Laura Collins, Barrister; Leonie Macauley, Barrister; Liam Dockery, BA., Barrister; Liz McDermott, LLB Solicitor; Louise Wright, Solicitor; Lorcan E. Price, Barrister; Louis Dockery, BA DLS RTMA Dip. Ecomm., Solicitor; Máire Cassidy, Barrister; Malachy Steenson, LLB., LLM, Solicitor; Maria Boyce, Solicitor; Marian O’Riordan, Solicitor; Marie Slattery, Barrister; Marita Dockery, MA LLM Solicitor; Margaret Rowley, Solicitor; Margaret O’Shea-Grewcock, Solicitor; Maria Pittock, Solicitor; Maria Steen, Barrister; Martin Mulroy, Solicitor; Mary Faulkner Former Dean of the School of Law, King's Inns, Dublin; Maurice Osbourne, Barrister; Mel Christle, Senior Counsel; Micheál Munnelly, Barrister; Micheál Ó Sé, Barrister; Michael Ryan, Barrister; Michael Pattwell, Solicitor Former Judge of the District Court; Neil Kelly, Barrister;

Niall Doyle, Solicitor; Nicola Daveron, Solicitor; Oliver Costello, Barrister; Olivia Doyle, Solicitor; Patrick Cunningham, Solicitor; Patrick J. Barrett, Barrister; Patrick J. Feeney, Solicitor; Patrick Treacy, Senior Counsel; Paul Brady, BA, MA, LLM, DPhil, Barrister; Paul Byrne, Solicitor; Paul McGettigan, Barrister; Pól Ó Murchú, Solicitor; Rachel Macauley, Solicitor Rebecca Mac Cana, Barrister; Roderick Maguire, LL.B., LL.M.(Lond), M.A (Lond), Barrister; Roderick Tyrell, MSc. (Health Care,Ethics & Law) Solicitor; Senator Ronan Mullen, Barrister; Sandra Mahon, Solicitor; Séamus Ó Tuathail, Abhcoide Sínsear; Seán Corrigan, Barrister Seán Davin, Barrister; Seán D. Rafter, Barrister; Shane Murphy, Senior Counsel; Sheila O’Riordan, Barrister; Siobhán Daly, Solicitor; Stephen Richard Donnelly, Barrister Suzanne Boylan, Barrister; Sylvia Green, Solicitor; Tabitha Wood, BCL. Barrister; Terry O’Driscoll, Barrister; Theresa Lowe, Barrister Former Television and Radio Presenter with Radio Teilifís Éireann; Thomas Brabazon, Solicitor; Dr. Thomas Finnegan, PhD; Úna Ní Chatháin, Barrister; Una Cassidy, Barrister; Vincent Toher, Solicitor; Virginia Harrington, Solicitor; William Binchy, Barrister Former Regius Professor of Laws, Trinity College, Dublin and Member of the Irish Human Rights Commission; William McEvoy, Solicitor; William F. O’Brien, Barrister.

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Fashion & Beauty This week’s Beauty Dial Star Buys


By Edel Cox of The Beauty Dial ( WETBRUSH RRP: €12.99


Viviscal Maximum Strength Supplement is scientifically formulated with the all-important nutrients needed for hair, including Biotin (well known for its hair strengthening benefits that also helps to cleanse dry, flaky scalps) and Zinc (improves the health, body and appearance of hair), which help to maintain normal healthy hair growth from within. In addition to this, Viviscal also contains AminoMar C, a marinebased complex that promotes hair growth. Viviscal’s principal ingredient AminoMar C was originally developed in Finland in the 80s, when a professor discovered that the Inuits’ great hair and skin was a result of their fish and protein rich diet. Following the use of Viviscal for six months, the Swedish Alopecia Society found that 95 per cent of patients showed regrowth of hair. Since its launch, Viviscal has been tried, tested and recommended by doctors, dermatologists, trichologists and hair stylists worldwide.


Developed in New Jersey almost 50 years ago, Mane‘n Tail started life as a horse grooming product which delivered high gloss, increased nourishment, and stronger hair growth in the animals. Clever horse owners tried Mane‘n Tail on their own hair, and soon discovered that with just the tiniest amount of this ultra-rich formula, they too enjoyed outstanding results and amazing improvement in dry and damaged hair. Mane‘n Tail is a multi-award winning product in beauty trials around the globe. The shampoo contains high lathering agents, fortified with moisturisers, to leave hair soft and ultra clean. Protein enriched conditioner helps nourish and aid growth, leaving hair lustrous and silky. Mane‘n Tail is now available in Dunnes Stores.

WetBrush has given their bestselling Detangler a limited edition makeover with their new Antique Collection available in Bronze, Gold and Silver. These shiny metallic brushes not only look the part but also tackle tangles with total ease thanks to its Intelliflex bristles that glide through wet or dry hair without breaking, pulling or stretching hair strands. The ultra-soft poly tips also massage the scalp, stimulating circulation and re-invigorating the follicle to help you reach gorgeous hair goals. It’s suitable to use on all hair types including curly, wavy, thick and thin, hair extensions and wigs. The WetBrush Antique Collection is available in pharmacies nationwide.


Think new colourways, styles, fabrics and on-trend embellishment across the entire range of shoes, sandals and sneakers; Fitflop spring summer 2018 has landed! Soft blues and pink hues are the new colours on the block - sweet-shop sorbet and ice-cream pastels offer the perfect way to refresh your wardrobe for summer. With so many delicious colours to choose from, get ready for a season of comfort and style, with choices ranging from dusky pink Delta sandals (RRP €130), to the Uberknit F-Sporty sneaker (RRP €110) in blush pink knit.


Meet the newly promoted Workwear Icons, the world’s most comfortable supportive and stylish work shoes – just what your work-wardrobe needs now. FitFlop puts the science into style so you can feel supported at work. The FitFlop collection is available from Arnotts and independent stockists nationwide and online from and




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Kilmacud Kilmacud Crokes GAA Club, Stillorgan 7.30pm Call Karen 086 2227773

Kilmacud Group Talbot Hotel Formerly StIllorgan Park Hotel Stillorgan, Co Dublin 9.30am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm Call Patricia 087 7537134

Rathfarnham 3 Rock Rovers Hockey Club, Grange Road, Rathfarnham 9.30am,11.30am, 3.30pm, 5.30pm & 7.30pm Call: Rachael 085 7781109 Sallynoggin Rochestown Lodge Hotel, Rochestown Avenue, Dun Loaghaire Co Dublin 5.30 & 7.30pm Call: Holly 085 2108422 Terenure Badminton Centre Whitehall Road 7.30pm Call: Aislinn 086 3767822 Shankill Tennis Club, Quinns Road 5.30 & 7.30pm Call: Christine 086 0885142

TUESDAY Milltown Parish Centre, Milltown Road, Dublin 6 5.30 & 7.30pm Call: Caoimh 089 4005211 Sandymount/Ballsbridge, Pembroke Hockey Club, Serpentine Avenue, Ballsbridge, 5.30 & 7.30pm Call Karen 086 2227773

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES We are looking for members, past & present to open their own groups. Saturday May 26th 10-1pm Hilton Hotel, Malahide Road Call Aisling 087 7068842

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Blackrock Blackrock College RFC, Stradbrook Rd, Blackrock 5:30pm & 7:30pm Call: Aishling 087 7068842 Killiney Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney, 9.30am, 5.30, 7.30pm Call: Caitriona 086 6078224 Stepaside Rosemont School, Enniskerry Road, Stepaside 9.30 am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm Call:Emma 086 3227352 Stillorgan Beaufield Mews Restaurant (Upstairs), Stillorgan 3.30pm, 5.30pm & 7.30pm Call: Michele 087 6102127

Bray Meeting Room Coffee Delights IDA Business Park, Southern Cross Rd, Bray 9.30am, 11.30am Call: Grainne 086 4661566 Meeting Room Coffee Delights IDA Business Park, Southern Cross Rd, Bray 5.30pm, 7.30pm Call: Alison 085 2727541 Deansgrange Bakers Corner pub, (function room) Kill Ave 9.30am Call: Tina 086 1731488 Deansgrange Bakers Corner Pub, (function room) Kill Ave 5.30pm & 7.30pm Call: Carmel 086 1023736 Nutgrove Rathfarnham Educate Together National School, Loreto Ave, Dublin 14 5.30pm & 7.30pm Call: Paula 087 2851597

THURSDAY ***New Venue** Stillorgan Kilmacud Crokes 9.30am Call: Emma 086 3227352 Cabinteely Cabinteely Community School, Johnstown Road, Cabinteely 5.30pm & 7.30pm Call: Michele 087 6102127 Dundrum Taney Parish Centre, Taney Road, Dundrum 5.30pm & 7.30pm Call: Lynne 083 4717245 Dun Laoghaire Evangelical Church, Lower Glenageary Rd, Dun Laoghaire 5.30pm & 7.30pm Call: Alison 085 2727541

ask in group for more details Rathfarnham Marley Grange Parish Centre Rathfarnham Dublin 14 9.30am Call: Paula 087 2851597 Sandyford Naomh Olaf GAA Club, Holly Ave, Sandyford Industrial Estate Park, 9.30am, 11.30am 5.30pm & 7:30pm Call: Janet 087 6837730

FRIDAY Dundrum Taney Parish Centre, Taney Road, Dundrum 9.30am, 11.30am Call: Lynne 083 4717245 Dun Laoghaire Evangelical Church, Lower Glenageary Road, Dun Laoghaire 9.30am Call: Alison 085 2727541

SATURDAY Milltown Parish Centre Milltown Road, Dublin 6 9.00am & 11.00am Call: Caoimh 089 4005211 Bray Coffee Delights IDA Business Park Southern Cross Road, Bray 9.30am Call: Gráinne 086 4661566 Dun Laoghaire Evangelical Church, Lower Glenageary Road, Dun Laoghaire 9.30am Call: Alison 085 2727541




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Foster a deserving doggie Kerri Sullivan Dogs Trust has a new foster dog scheme called ‘Home from Home’! The scheme will help the charity care for even more dogs that would benefit from staying in a temporary home environment until they find their forever home. They could be puppies, older dogs, dogs with injuries or medical conditions that need some extra care and attention or dogs that need some help with training or find kennel life stressful. If you’re a dog lover who can offer your home on a temporary basis to a sick, stressed or recuperating dog, then we want to hear from you! How do I become a Foster Carer? It’s a very simple process, you just need to complete an application form, obtain permission from your landlord (if applicable) and upon receipt of your form, you will be invited to attend a short presentation in our Rehoming Centre in Finglas. You will of course get to meet your potential ‘fosterling’ and we will also do a quick home visit. What does Fostering entail?

Dogs Trust have all kinds of dogs available to foster. Besides looking after one of our dogs in your home until they find their Forever Home, you may need to bring your dog or puppy to veterinary visits and liaise with our Volunteer & Foster Home Co-ordinator to arrange to meet

potential adopters! We would also love lots of photos and videos of the dog in your care and updates as to how they are getting on in the home and out and about in everyday situations. This can play a huge part in helping

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The Dublin People Newspaper Group has teamed up with Dogs Trust to help find homes for lost and abandoned dogs. This week’s pooch is Dumbledore, a four-year-old German Shepard described by his carers as a lively, silly, bouncy and fun! He loves to play with toys, especially tennis balls and he is a big foodie who will do anything for tasty treats. Dumbledore is an intelligent chap who will make a great student at dog training classes, as he enjoys interacting with everyone and learning new tricks and commands. This handsome Shepherd is very affectionate and likes jumping up on people to say hello and give kisses to everyone, therefore, he will need some impulse control training to help him greet people in a more polite manner. Dumbledore will make a perfect addition to an active family with an interest in positive reward based dog training. This lively and bouncy dog could potentially live with children that are not afraid of big and active dogs. Dumbledore enjoys the company of other dogs and he should be more than happy sharing his future family with another companion. If you have room in your heart for Dumbledore, call Dogs Trust on 01-8791000.

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months, depending on the dog’s requirement. Dogs may stay with you until they find their forever home, or be rehomed from our Rehoming Centre but this will be assessed on a caseby-case basis. Are there any special requirements? All we ask is that you live close enough to be able to visit our Rehoming Centre for veterinary check ups and to meet potential adopters when required and that you have lots of love and time to give to a foster dog! We provide all the basics such as food, bedding, bowls a lead harness and collar and of course veterinary treatment so it won’t cost you a cent! So if you have room in your heart and on your sofa…we want to hear from you! Log on to www.dogstrust. ie/homefromhome or email

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

us learn more about the dog and ensuring we get them the perfect home! How long do you keep my foster dog for? Placements can vary from as short as a few nights up to a few



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Free Pet NCT Weekend There are a number of excuses that we might use to avoid seeing our doctors on a regular basis - we are too young and healthy, we are scared something might actually be wrong with us, or we are just too busy and haven’t got the time. But whatever the excuse, research shows that seeing our doctors for regular check-ups can actually save lives. Regular health check-ups are also important for the long-term health and welfare of all our pets. Routine examinations help us to take a pro-active role in preventive health care.

problems early before they get out of hand. Our next PET NCT Weekend will take place on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May in our Nutgrove store. A carefully selected team of qualifed experts will join us in store all day to provide dog training, nutritional advice and more. A veterinarian will also be present to advise you about your pet’s health. Best of all, everything is 100% FREE!

There will be one to one health advice for your pet from our vet, you can have your pet weighed, get nutritional Petworld’s Pet NCTs take place advice and get free treats plus twice a year and are the get great offers on the day. perfect opportunity to give your pet a FREE health Places are limited so book check-up and catch any early to avoid disappointment.

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Helen Walsh and Emma Stanley of Sutton Playgroup.


BIFE Graduate Show next week

THERE will be plenty of talent and creativity on display at the Bray Institute of Further Education (BIFE) Graduate Show, which opens next Tuesday (May 22). Work from all art and design courses representing the high quality of work produced by students who complete certificate and diploma courses at the college will remain on display in an exhibition that runs until Friday (May 25). This year’s show comprises the Art Portfolio class displaying pages from their portfolios and exhibiting original paintings and drawings. The Fine Art class have curated a combination of first and second year 2D and 3D work, including an exciting site-specific piece, with which the public can interact. Art, Craft, Design students have explored personal themes to produce paintings, ceramic pieces and print work for the show. The exhibition continues charges. Sutton Playgroup is now with Garden Designers revealing the new area enrolling children aged in the college enhanced between 21/2 and fiveby their designing, years-old. construction, and Contact Vicki Deacon planting. on 086-2791615 or drop Final year Fashion into Sutton Methodist Church Hall on Monday to Designers are exhibiting Thursday 9.15am-12.15pm their unique collections that they have designed (12.45 for ECCE places).

Sutton Playgroup celebrates 50 years A LOCAL playschool in Sutton is looking forward to taking in yet another group of youngsters in what will be its 50th year providing a service to the local community. Sutton Playgroup was one of the first playschools in the area

and one or two of the staff used to attend themselves. The play-based facility follows the Aistear curriculum and has four staff members working for ten years or more. There are a number of free ECCE places available, with no extra

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Lots of creativity from the students at Bray Institute of Further Education. and created. Look out for first year costume pieces located throughout the exhibition. Furniture Designers are presenting a selection of project work including tables they designed and produced, and other pieces demonstrating accomplished techniques such as woodturning. Mood boards displaying drawings and designs by the architecture students support the 3D models they have constructed. Finally visitors to


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Thursday from 7pm to 9pm where prospective students can meet the teachers and view the fabulous creativity. BIFE offers relevant courses to art and design students and aims to develop the necessary knowledge, commitment and creative skills for students to engage in a rapidly changing global culture. For further information, contact the Institute on 01-2829668 or check out

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the show can interact with computer games created by the Games Development students. Previous Art and Design graduates from BIFE have continued with further education at third level and are prevalent in all art and design fields. BIFE Graduate Show 2018 is exhibiting 10am4pm on Wednesday May 23, 10am-9pm on Thursday May 24 and 10am-1pm Friday May 25. There will also be on Open Evening on

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TV & Film Production TV & Film (Moving Image) – HND Film FX: Special Effects in Film 3D Game Design Games Development – Advanced Cert Sound Engineering Music Production - HND Music Performance - HND NEW DJ Techniques Acting for Film, TV and Theatre Acting Advanced for Film, TV and Theatre - HND Dance Technique, Performace & Choreography Dance Technique, Performace & Choreography – HND

Beauty & Body Therapy Diploma Fashion, Theatre & Media Make-Up NEW – Diploma Nail Technician NEW Holistic & Wellbeing Studies (mornings) Hairdressing (men’s & women’s) Barbering Nursing / Midwifery Studies Early Childhood Care & Education NEW - Level 5 Social Studies & Community Care Supervision in Early Childhood Care - Level 6 Health Care Assistant Applied Psychology Occupational Therapy Assistant

SCIENCE Animal Care Animal Care & Management Science - Pre University Forensics Applied Science Nutrition and Food Science Engineering Pre University

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Education Dunboyne College graduates are celebrated in special book 26


Dunboyne College of Further Education (DCFE) celebrated its most successful graduates at a Graduate Association event in Dunboyne Castle Hotel on April 26. Special guest speaker was Meath’s 2015 Rose of Tralee, Elysha Brennan, who presented the college’s graduate association publication to the graduates. As part of the celebrations DCFE has published a book profiling 26 successful graduates. The book tells the story of their experiences of DCFE and their progress after graduation. Graduates featured demonstrate the range of QQI accredited courses offered in the college and all graduates recognise the important role Dunboyne College played in their lives and career paths. Graduates featured

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demonstrated the broad range of QQI accredited courses offered in Dunboyne College. Graduate Anita Brady, Applied Social Studies, assures readers that “with hard work and

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determination and with the quality education that DCFE provides, you can accomplish the same goals and achievements that I have had the privilege to experience.” Other graduates

mention lasting friendships developed at DCFE, exemplary teaching, and a friendly and inclusive atmosphere, as their highlights. Some are still living

with a copy at the event, and the evening also featured guest speakers from the Graduate Association, along with music from the current music students, and the launch of new courses for next September. The new courses launched include Applied Psychology, Liberal Arts, Sports Injury and Massage Therapy, Equine Studies, Human Resource Management as well as second year level 6 course in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy. The night was organised by law lecturer and academic manger Irene Togher working with a committee of Susan Clarke, Anna Handibode and Patrice Byrne. This is an annual event in the college’s calendar and one that many of the staff, past students and the wider community looks forward to.

OPEN DAY Wednesday 23 May 2pm to 4pm

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the legacy of DCFE, like Andrew Maher, Multimedia. “Even now, in my second year of ITB, I find my education from DCFE is still bearing fruit,” he said.

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Dublin City Council We, John and Joanne McCabe-Simpson, intend to apply for PERMISSION for development at this site rear of 13 First Avenue D10 NX49 - fronting Phoenix Street West Dublin D10 AE26. The development will consist of a detached two-storey house and the provision of two off-street parking spaces - one each to serve the existing and proposed dwellings. 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, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, during it’s public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee (€20) within a 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 and on payment of the prescribed fee of €20.00.

Planning Permission is sought by Richard Donnelly for alterations and extension to the existing 2 storey terrace house at 9 Chester Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6, D06 R263. Works comprise a single storey rear extension and inclusion of a new ground floor window to the gable elevation and associated site development. 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 Permission is sought by Janine Harper, for the demolition of the existing rear extension and construction of a new side and rear extension, the construction of a single storey three bedroomed detached dwelling to the side of the existing dwelling, alterations to the site entrance, with all ancillary site works at: 15 Honey Park Cottages, Sallynoggin, County Dublin. 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, during its public opening hours of Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority, on payment of a fee of €20 within 5 weeks of the receipt of the application by the Planning Authority and such submissions or observations will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions or may refuse to grant permission.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Planning Permission sought for; (A) Single storey flat roof extension to rear. (B) Two storey Family Flat extension to side with 2 roof windows at side. (C) Conversion of the attic space to bedroom with roof windows to the front and rear, and all associated site works to existing dwelling house at 33 Hollywood Drive, Goatstown, Dublin 14, for Mr. Tadhg Culbert. This application may be inspected or purchased at the offices of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Co. Co. 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.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council We, Aidan O’Meara & Violeta Martin Lorente, intend to apply for Permission for development at 107 Balally Drive Dundrum Dublin 16. The development will consist of the construction of a new two storey extension to the side of the existing dwelling as well as a single storey extension to the rear and a single storey porch structure to the front; the existing vehicular entrance will also be widened as part of the proposed works; together with associated site works. The planning application may be inspected or purchased for a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, during its public opening hours of Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority, on payment of a fee of €20 within 5 weeks of receipt of the application by the Planning Authority and such submissions or observations will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions or may refuse to grant permission.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Planning Permission sought for a single storey extension to front and side, two storey extension to rear and part of side and all associated site works to existing dwelling house at 85 Sallynoggin Park, Sallynoggin, Co. Dublin, for Greg & Aoife Mc Meel. This application may be inspected or purchased at the offices of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Co. Co. 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.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council Application for Retention Planning Permission for single storey extension to rear and planning permission for Alteration to internal floor plan at 52, Eugene Street, Merchants Quay, Dublin 8 signed Michael Patten. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council I Gerry Walsh intend to apply for planning permission for development to consist of the demolition of the existing two storey rear return and the construction of a new two storey extension to the rear along with internal alterations to the existing two storey dwelling house with associated site works and landscaping at 17 Library Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. 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, County Hall, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, 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 the prescribed fee of €20 within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

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PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council We, Shonagh Hurley & Ray Crowley, intend to apply for permission for development at 21 Pearse Square, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2, a PROTECTED STRUCTURE, Ref. No. 6465, consisting of changes to approved planning permission with Reg. ref. No. 3011/17 to include a sustainable passive house refurbishment and extension as follows: a) Demolition of existing single storey nonoriginal rear extension, existing non-original front external stair to basement, b) Construction of a new part one, part three storey extension half level down to the rear; with external herb garden / terrace, c) Changes to basement level consisting of creating two new door into existing walls, changes to two existing door openings, lowering small section of ground slab, replacing non original floor slab with insulated concrete slab, provision of new Utility toilet, bathroom and W.C., d) Changes to entrance level consisting of alteration to two rear windows, lowering bottom section to ground level to allow door opening while retaining original timber shutters, widening and increasing height of doors between reception rooms, e) Changes to 1st floor level consisting of provision of new en-suites to the two bedrooms, removal of two non original partition walls, f) Changes to attic level consisting of provision of attic insulation and party wall fireproofing, g) Changes to Roof level consisting of removal of poorly repaired valley to replace with new lead valley with associated work to roof finish, together with a velux window, h) Replacement of all non-original coving and dado rail with new Georgian style coving and dado railing, i) Replacement of all non-original PVC windows to painted timber triple glazed Passive house standard sliding sash look alike side hung windows, j) Replacement of all new electrics and plumbing, k) Installation of internal insulation to all existing external walls, floors and damp proofing at basement level, l) Installation of passive house standard internal air handling unit with associated ducting and vents, m) provision of a new external stair and relocation of gate to the front, n) Cleaning and repointing of brickwork to external facade, o) provision of a new timber fences to existing boundary walls, landscaping and all associated ancillary works and site works. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council, Planning Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 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 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.

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Plant Sale in Raheny


The longer evenings make Friday nights perfect for soccer and this weekend all roads lead to Dalymount on May 18 where Bohs will be out for revenge against Dundalk who recently knocked them out of the League Cup. Across the Liffey, St Pat’s welcome Derry to Richmond Park. Both Premier Division games kick off at 7.45pm. First Division action in the capital takes place on Sunday at 3pm when Cabinteely take on Galway United.

CHORAL FESTIVAL IN RUSH St Catherine's National School in Rush, with the support of Fingal County Council, is proud to present its annual celebration of choral singing and music on Wednesday and Thursday, May 16 and 17, at 7pm. Doors open at 6.30pm. Alan Leech, National Chamber Choir of Ireland, is the special guest. Tickets, which cost €7.50, are available at the door.  Fifty percent of the ticket sale proceeds will be donated to Trocaire through Dermot Higgins, the Rush man who circumnavigated the world on a pushbike!



A plant sale will be held at St Paul’s College, Raheny, on Saturday, May 19 from 10am to 4.30pm and Sunday, May 20 from 10am to 2pm. Pick up some fabulous summer bedding and perennials. Great selection and value promised. Enjoy a coffee with home baked cake.

The International Literature Festival Dublin (ILFD) opens on May 19 and will run until May 27 with a number of exciting events taking place BINGO NIGHT all over the capital. A free Bingo Night for local older people, For full details of the events in a packed organised by ServiceSource and Age Action, programme, visit is taking place at ServiceSource’s Head Office, The Chase, Carmanhall Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate on Tuesday, May 22 from 5pm INTO THE SEA to 7.30pm. A fantastic evening’s entertainment Swimmers is guaranteed at the Big Bingo Night where local come to the businesses are providing spot prizes and there sea for many will be plenty of refreshments for the dozens reasons. For of bingo fans. Book now to avoid missing out over a year, by contacting Catherine on 087 1677427 or by photographic email artist Gerry Blake has been examining the ritual practice of regular sea swimming. Visiting more than 10 bathing areas around Dublin, he depicts individual swimmers as they approach the sea at various THE NIGHT ALIVE times of the day. The Rathfarnham Theatre Group presents ‘Into the Sea’ portrays them at their most Conor McPherson's spellbinding and gorgeous thoughtful and reflective in the moments ‘The Night Alive’ in dlr Mill Theatre - Dundrum before they plunge into the open waters. Town Centre from Tuesday, May 15 to Saturday It runs from Saturday, May 19 to Saturday, 19. June 30 in the Mermaid Arts Centre, Main Tommy is living in a bedsit in his uncle’s Street, Bray. house, trying to make ends meet while all the

Are you over 60 and looking for a fun day out this May? One of Dublin’s top attractions, the Croke Park Stadium Tour, is celebrating Bealtaine, the festival of arts and creativity as we age, by offering a special discount to senior visitors for the entire month of May. The access-all-areas 'Stadium Tour' will be reduced from €11 to €8.50.


while thinking of schemes to better his lot. Estranged from his wife and kids, and barely tolerated by his uncle, he hasn’t a lot going for him. His sidekick, Doc, is even worse off, scrounging a bed from his sister or staying the odd night on Tommy’s camp bed. What follows is a gripping tale that illuminates the humanity that can be found in the most unlikely of situations. For tickets contact / 012969340.

To coincide with Éireannach and Worldwide Day of Botanical Art, the Irish Society of Botanical Artists will be hosting an open day in the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin on Friday, May 18. The day will include a tour of a Botanical Art exhibition at 2pm with wildflower author Zoe Devlin, painting demonstrations throughout the day and a chance to meet the artists involved.

Crossword Answers 16th May CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS

ACROSS: 7 Noose; 8 Emotion; 9 Heights; 10 Solid; 12 Repayments; 15 Gravestone; 18 Sabot; 19 Polecat; 21 Rigours; 22 Tempo. DOWN: 1 Anchorages; 2 Tonic; 3 Leah; 4 Red Sea; 5 Horsemen; 6 Violent; 11 Discretion; 13 Eventful; 14 Garbage; 16 Typist; 17 Scamp; 20 Late.


ACROSS: 7 Inure; 8 Overlay; 9 Cripple; 10 Plump; 12 Neutralise; 15 Astronomer; 18 Thing; 19 Envelop; 21 Startle; 22 Links. DOWN: 1 Witchcraft; 2 Pupil; 3 Help; 4 Foment; 5 Keepsake; 6 Plaudit; 11 Presuppose; 13 Elongate; 14 Stoical; 16 Obeyed; 17 Clone; 20 Vale.


From The Archives

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

Bertie Ahern celebrates his election at the RDS count centre in 1997. PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA

McDonald’s opened its first Irish branch on Grafton Street in 1977.

Freeman’s Journal, May 7, 1829.

Irish Press, May 9, 1995

Undated photo of Cabra Baths.

Irish Press, May 10, 1958

Sunday Independent, May 13, 1934.



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Southside people may 16th 2018  
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