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€20m boost for ferry terminal of businesses to the venture. Mr Gannon said that Dún could result in a monthly Laoghaire was an ideal location for attracting talent windfall of €400,000 for local businesses. In addition, from home and overseas. “This unique space it is estimated that the Harbour Innovation Campus presents a great opportunity to boost not will lead to a significant only Dún Laoghaire and increase in employment in the surrounding areas, but local restaurants, shops, the country as a whole,” he bars and cafés. stated. Dublin businessman A lease agreement for the Phillip Gannon, along terminal has been entered with shareholder and tech into with Dún Laoghaire entrepreneur Ian Lucey, Harbour Company. hopes to attract a diversity Continued from page 1

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the robbery. He has 21 previous convictions dating back to 1980, including possession of drugs, theft, larceny and assault. The court heard that Leahy, who has been in custody since the offence, wishes to go into rehab for drug addiction. Gda Farrell expressed reservations at this plan, saying it was feared that Leahy would leave the treatment centre and re-offend in order to pay off his outstanding debts. Judge Karen O'Connor adjourned the matter to November 28. In a victim impact statement handed in to court, Leahy's victim said he was in fear for his life when Leahy pointed the gun at him. He said he still works in the shop and is constantly in fear of it happening again. He said he moved to Ireland from Pakistan 10 years ago and had felt safe living here until the incident. “I was just trying to go about my life and make a living,” he said. Defence barrister, Michael Bowman SC, said his client owed a lot of money

and “panicked” when he received cartridges in his letterbox. He decided to rob his local shop as he knew it would be an easy target. Mr Bowman said Leahy had never done anything like this before, noting his previous convictions did not include robbery or possession of a weapon. The court heard Leahy has a long history of drug addiction and has been homeless in the past. He has three adult children from whom he is estranged due to his addiction issues. Mr Bowman said Leahy is currently on methadone and weaning off that in the hopes of taking up a rehab treatment place. He conceded that a probation report found Leahy is at a high risk of re-offending, but he urged Judge O'Connor to consider allowing Leahy to attend rehab to address his addiction issues. Adjourning the matter, Judge O'Connor noted it was a “very serious offence”. “This is an event where he knowingly went in (to the shop) with a live firearm and live ammunition,” she said.



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Cocaine found in Clondalkin launderette Isabel Hayes A man found in possession of €160,000 worth of cocaine in his Dublin launderette will be sentenced this month.

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Mark Donovan (49), with an address at Liscarne Court, Clondalkin, pleaded guilty to one count of possessing cocaine for sale or supply at his rented unit in Rowlagh Shopping Centre, Clondalkin, on March 21 this year. Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that Donovan told gardaí he'd been holding the drugs for about six weeks, but claimed: “I forgot about it, to be honest,” saying he had been under significant financial pressure due to his failing business. Garda Gemma Collins told John Quirke BL, prosecuting, that the unit's landlord contacted gardaí after he discovered a large bag of suspicious powder while carrying out repairs on the premises. Gardaí obtained a search warrant and seized the

drugs, which amounted to 2.3kg of cocaine. They also found part of a Colombian bank note and a suspected drug 'tick list' of people's names. Donovan was arrested by gardaí shortly afterwards. He had rented the unit in the shopping centre and was operating a dry cleaners and launderette service out of it, the court heard. When interviewed by gardaí, Donovan admitted to storing the drugs, but would not say who he was holding them for. He said he was fearful for his safety, that he had significant debts and was about to file for bankruptcy. The court heard the cocaine was held in a number of bags, only one of which was sealed. Donovan admitted to taking out a small amount of the drugs on one occasion and giving them to the supplier. The list of names was found to be written in Donovan's handwriting. He denied it was a drug tick list of people connected to the drugs and said it was a list

of people he had business dealings with. Donovan has one minor conviction for a road traffic offence. Defence barrister, Dominic McGinn SC, said Donovan was not someone who was on the Garda radar, describing the drug find as a “fortuitous discovery”. He submitted that Donovan fully co-operated with gardaí. Mr McGinn said Donovan was a “hard-working businessman” whose life has been “otherwise law-abiding and constructive”. He said Donovan was someone who was holding the drugs. “He was not actively dealing with drugs,” he added. He said Donovan, a fatherof-two, was a “constructive member of society” and was “acting completely out of character” when he agreed to hold the drugs. The court heard Donovan, who has been in custody since the offence, knows he is facing a custodial sentence. Judge Karen O'Connor adjourned the matter for sentencing on November 16.



City is braced for a political storm DUBLIN is set for a political storm later this month when a four-day festival descends on the city. The first ever Festival of Politics comes at a time when the political world is spinning on its axis, with the shock election of Donald Trump in the US to our west and Brexit looming to the east. Billed as a festival for people rather than political anoraks, the four-day event, backed by the Temple Bar Company, promises to deliver a wealth of debate and discussion by delving into the dark arts of the media and examining its unholy links with politicians, the criminal underworld and corrupt police forces. Executive editor of Breitbart News, James Delingpole, will be analysing Donald Trump a year on from his surprise election. And to add to the fasinating mix of political events, there will also be Muslim satirists from Silicon Valley and protest songs from leading folk singer, Peggy Seegar. The festival will be seeking answers to intriguing questions such as whether

▪▪ Experts will be analysing Donald Trump a year on from his surprise election. international billionaires are writing Irish Government policy and there’ll be plenty of debate on subjects including the irony of a united people on a divided Ireland, post-Brexit. The programme includes a wealth of fascinating speak-

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Weil and Barry Mann, before becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. During these formative years, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation, including one of the best-selling albums of all time, ‘Tapestry’, and countless classics such as ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’, ‘Take Good Care of My Baby’, ‘You’ve Got a Friend’, ‘So Far Away’, ‘Up on the Roof’ and ‘The Locomotion’. The show also includes the Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann hit songs ‘You’ve Lost that Lovin Feeling’, ‘On Broadway’ and ‘We Gotta Get out of This Place’. Bronté Barbé will lead the multi-talented cast as

‘Carole King’ on the UK and Ireland tour. Bronté was a finalist in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s BBC1 television series ‘Over The Rainbow’ in 2010. Since then she has appeared on stage in both London’s West End and around the UK, including ‘Cool Rider’ in the West End and as Princess Fiona in the UK tour of ‘Shrek - The Musical’. Bronté will be joined by Kane Oliver Parry as King’s husband and songwriting partner ‘Gerry Goffin’; Amy Ellen Richardson as songwriter ‘Cynthia Weil’; Matthew Gonsalves as songwriter ‘Barry Mann’; Carol Royle as King’s mother Genie Klein’; and Adam Howden as music publisher and producer Donnie Kirshner. ▪▪ ‘Beautiful’ tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom.

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Pretty good show for Dublin dance master AFTER his massive hit ‘Pretty Young Thing’ and a sold-out Academy show, John Gibbons returns for his biggest headline show yet in 2018 when he takes the stage at the Olympia Theatre on April 2.

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Seal has a February Olympia date BRITISH legend Seal has announced tour dates for 2018 in support of his 10th studio album, ‘Standards’, which will include a show at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on Sunday, February 25. Backed by a big band, the multi-award winning star will be performing songs from the new album, alongside his classic hits ‘Killer’ and ‘Kiss from a Rose’. In a career spanning three decades that has seen him rack up over 30 million record sales worldwide and pick up a string of Grammy, Brit and Ivor Novello awards

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You’). Elsewhere, there are lush orchestral moments captured on ‘Smile’ (Charlie Chaplin) and the Cole Porter gem, ‘Love For Sale’. The sound of Seal’s new album is also shaped by three renowned collaborators: Grammy-nominated British producer Nick Patrick (who has worked with luminaries including Tina Turner and Marvin Gaye and enjoyed huge chart success with his pioneering Elvis orchestral albums), multi-Grammy-nominated arranger Chris Walden, and legendary engineer Don Murray.

linson), Vertue (Alan Walker, Cazzette) and Bless Beats (Jess Glynne, Tinie Tempah), ‘Sunglasses In The Rain’ is the perfect soundtrack to ease you out of those post summer blues and get you geared up and ready for the Christmas party season. His previous two singles, ‘Would I Lie To You’ and ‘PYT (Pretty Young Thing)’ have both been certified silver in the UK with the latter becoming a staple on BBC Radio 1’s ‘Dance Anthems’ as well as a number one on the UK Club Charts. ‘PYT’ also hit the top 10 in Ireland, is currently riding high in Australia having hit number one on Shazam and

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▪▪ Anna Moran, Jess Tobin and Martha Byrne of Dalkey club Cuala celebrate after their team’s 4-8 to 1-7 victory over Clann Na Ngael (Meath) in the Leinster LGFA Junior Club Final.

▪▪ Jennifer Dunne (Cuala), left, in action against Orla Ferguson (Clann Na Ngael).

▪▪ Ruth Morgan is presented with the cup by Finbarr O’Driscoll (President Leinster LGFA) after her team, Cuala, defeated Clann Na Ngael (Meath) in the Leinster LGFA Junior Club Final in Coralstown/Kinnegad. ALL PHOTOS: GAAPICS.COM

▪▪ Foxrock/Cabinteely captain and Player of the Game award winner, Amy Ring, holds aloft the trophy after her team’s victory over Confey (Kildare) in the Leinster LGFA Senior Club Final. ▪▪ Tarah O’Sullivan (Foxrock/Cabinteely) is tackled by Rachel Divilly (Confey) in the Leinster LGFA Senior Club Final.

▪▪ Foxrock/Cabinteely players celebate their Leinster LGFA Senior Club championship win over Confey (Kildare).

▪▪ Hannah O’Neill of Foxrock/Cabinteely punches the ball to the Confey net during the Leinster LGFA Senior Club Final.



Southside artist's pet project A SOUTHSIDE animal loving artist who creates portraits of pets will be showing her colourful work at Ireland’s premier art fair, Art Source, which run in the RDS this weekend from November 10-12. Over 15,000 people are expected to attend the year’s biggest art show, which will give Irish art lovers the unique chance to get their hands on 100 pieces of original artwork for €100 each on a first-come, firstserved basis. From her Kimmage studio, artist and jewellery maker Geraldine Murphy creates animal inspired wall hangings using copper sheeting and colourful vitreous enamel. “Every single living creature in this world is significant and I love capturing the special qualities each animal has, both physical and emotional,” says Geraldine. “I try to make something that people can easily relate to, that is uplifting and tells them something about their own life and - most importantly - that makes them smile.” Geraldine's work has been described as a cross between art and sculpture with her wall hanging images of dogs, cats, horses, birds and other animals having an almost three-dimensional appearance. As well as her original pieces, Geraldine also offers a portrait service for people's cats, dogs, horses and other animals. “Pets bring so much joy, laughter and love to people's lives,” she explains. “I'm very happy to capture that and the love people have for their animals.” As an artist, Geraldine thrives on revealing the special qualities each animal has, both physical and emotional, in her work “Every single living creature in this world is significant,” she adds. “So often we let our egos get in the way of seeing animals for who and what they are. “Anyone who loves animals knows they occupy

▪▪ Artist Geraldine Murphy pictured with her dog Murf. another, much better universe, a softer one that brings so much joy and laughter.” Geraldine's own love of


animals extends to providing homes for strayed or abandoned pets. Her animal family includes a border collie, a whippet and three ex-battery hens. Not surprisingly, her dogs often accompany her to work. “Dogs are amazing employees,” she laughs. “I discuss all of my design, marketing and sales ideas with them. Their feedback is incredibly valuable - they agree with everything I say and they think all of my ideas are fantastic.” Admission to Art Source is €10 for adults, €8 for OAPs and children under 16 are free if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Opening times: Friday Nov 10, 11am-9pm; Sat Nov 11, 10am-6pm; Sun Nov 12, 10am-6pm.

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▪▪ All Ireland winning Dublin Gaelic football player Sinead Goldrick officially opened the refurbished Lidl store in Rathfarnham. She is pictured here with regular customer Madeline Hogg. PHOTO: JASON CLARKE

▪▪ Lidl Rathfarnham manager Shane Concannon pictured at the opening of the newly refurbished store. PHOTO: JASON CLARKE

▪▪ Fine Gael TD Josepha Madigan attended a coffee morning the Balally Family Resource Centre for the launch of Community Week.

▪▪ A month-long Equal Pay Campaign has been launched by Dress for Success Dublin. Pictured (from left) are Senator Lorraine Clifford Lee; designer, tech entrepreneur and founder of Dress For Success, Sonya Lennon; and Dublin city councillor Claire Byrne.

▪▪ Pictured at the launch of Dublin City Council’s Dublin’s Culture Connects: The National Neighbourhood project are Dodder Sea Scout members Aditee and Aayush Gajare. Dublin’s Culture Connects aims to connect Dubliners to their city by working collaboratively with artists and the National Cultural Institutions on cultural projects that reflect the concerns and ambitions of their communities. The project brings together the Dublin City Council arts, cultural and community resources in partnership with all eight National Cultural Institutions located in Dublin - the Abbey Theatre, the National Museum of Ireland, the National Library of Ireland, the National Gallery of Ireland, the National Concert Hall, the Chester Beatty Library, the National Archives and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. PHOTO: CONOR McCABE

▪▪ European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc (centre ), joined Brian Hayes MEP (right) and Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD (left) and Anne Graham, chief executive of the National Transport Authority, on the new Cross City Luas line . The line is an extension of the Green Line creating an interchange with the red line. It will run from St Stephen’s Green to Cabra. Construction on the Luas Cross City commenced in June 2013 and it is scheduled to be in operation in December. PHOTO: JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY




The King of Lavender Square About The Author

‘There is a simple cure for loneliness… it’s to reach out to others but to also embrace being reached out to.’

Susan Ryan grew up in Gorey, County Wexford. After graduating with a degree in Social Science from University College Dublin, she worked in Greece, Germany, London and Australia in positions as diverse as ‘menu translation’ in Greece to ‘cook’ in the Western Australia wheat belt. She now works as an advertising copywriter, on campaigns ranging from banking to beer, and has won a number of industry awards. In 2012, she was commissioned by Ireland’s only two star Michelin restaurant to write ‘Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud: the First Thirty Years’. She lives in Dublin with her partner, Stéphane, and daughter, Sophie. ‘The King of Lavender Square’ is her first novel.

When Susan Ryan spotted a shelf dedicated to the age of anxiety and living in it in her local book shop, she was disheartened but not altogether surprised. At the time the writer was living in a flat in a pretty square in Rathmines where she had an eagle-eye view of her neighbours. She watched them scurrying past, some with headphones on, others with heads in their phones, but all ignoring each other purposefully, politely; drifting along in their lonely universes. And it became clear to her where the root of the so called age of anxiety lay. In a world where communication was at its most sophisticated, people seemed to be lonelier than ever. Kids no longer plonked down their jumpers on the street anymore to fashion quick goalposts and play football. They were monitored closely, kept tabs on. Doors firmly shut, not knocked on unless agreed by pre-arranged text. There were fewer occasions for conversation; parents commuting; up early and back

late; no time to talk. The elderly passed by, a nod, a quick flash of a wave through a car window and people without children having fewer reasons to be pushed together or called upon. From a height, the writer could see that neighbourliness was a potential cure. And she wondered what could work as a catalyst to bring these people, who lived right next to each other yet worlds apart, together. She realised it would take a little magic and believed that a child would be the key. It inspired ‘The King of Lavender Square’ and the character Patrick Kimba – the AfricanIrish boy with a dream powerful enough to change his life and the lives of his neighbours. It is a rally cry against loneliness and a call to arms against the age of anxiety. It is an antidote to isolation and of conversation with real people in real life and in real time. It is a tonic.


New books tells tale of 1916 battle ‘HEUSTON’S Fort: The Battle of the Mendicity Institution’ is a paperback book produced by Helen Kelly, Eamonn McHale and Jimmy Stephenson. It is an account of the 1916 Battle at the Mendicity Institution on Ushers Quay told through the words of Irish Volunteers who participated in that struggle during Easter Week under the leadership of Seán Heuston. The writers are each a grand child of members of the garrison at the Mendicity Institution. Helen Kelly is the granddaughter of Patrick Kelly of the Fingal Brigade; Eamonn McHale is the grandson of William O’Dea of D Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade; Jimmy Stephenson is the grandson of Paddy Joe Stephenson, also a member of D Company. The book uses written records of those who fought at the battle to tell the story. These narratives are supplemented by photographs, illustrations, original drawings and replicas of official documents and personal letters. All these combine to give a

very personalised and detailed picture of what the garrison members experienced during the fighting and afterwards. Nearly all the garrison members were court martialled and sentenced to death. Only Heuston was executed. “We are not historians,” explains Helen Kelly. “We are people who are

interested in deepening our knowledge about the event and discovering for ourselves what our grandfathers went through during those historic times.” Eamonn McHale adds: “Central to our efforts was the desire to identify the lives and stories of each of the individual 29 men who made up the Mendicity garrison. It was important to us to have the actions of all the men recorded and commemorated.” Jimmy Stephenson said: “We hope our book will act as an encouragement to others to carry out further research. The significance and importance of the battle at the Mendicity is generally underestimated and often only partially told. We hope others will be stimulated to revisit the story.” The book gives details of the activities and preparations taking place across the city and county of Dublin in the weeks and days leading up to Easter Sunday. The Mendicity garrison was made up of members of the 1st Dublin Battalion who seized

the building on Easter Monday and also members of the Fingal Brigade who were sent by James Connolly on Tuesday as reinforcements. Thus there are accounts covering activities within Fingal, within the GPO area and also within the Mendicity Institution, Church Street and Four Courts areas. We see a collection of patriotic and enthusiastic Volunteers become battle-hardened soldiers in a matter of hours as they are pitched against over 300 soldiers of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. The strength of this book is that it uniquely collects together in one volume the stories of all the participants of a single 1916 garrison. It tells us what life was like for those not in positions of leadership, who participated in the Rising and put their lives at risk for a cause they fervently believed in. The book is published by Odnem Publishers and can be obtained via at a cost of €15 (excluding postage and packaging). Alternatively, copies of the book can be ordered from the authors directly by emailing

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HEALTH Flu plans are updated at meeting MINISTER for Health Simon Harris has met with senior officials from the Department of Health and the HSE for an update on influenza plans for the coming season. The HSE outlined that a National Steering Group is currently in place and each Hospital group and Community Health Organisation (CHO) have developed plans, based on lessons learned from last year. These include additional measures to vaccinate health care workers, as well as measures to control flu in longterm care facilities. The HSE is also running a programme for immunising

at-risk groups including people over 65-years-of-age and pregnant women. Speaking after the meeting, Minister Harris said: “The Chief Medical Officer has informed me that he has been in contact with his counterparts in Northern Ireland and the UK, and at EU level, and all of the available data shows that influenza activity in Ireland is currently low but this is being monitored very closely in advance of the flu season when it can be expected to increase. “I am pleased that the HSE has confirmed to me that flu plans are in place across hospital groups and community ▪▪ Pictured are Irish martial arts coach John ‘Coach’ Kavanagh (right) and his brother James Kavanagh, King of Snapchat, at the launch of this health services.” year’s Movember campaign. PHOTO: LEON FARRELL/PHOTOCALL IRELAND 


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Support urged for Movember campaign JOHN (Coach) Kavanagh and brother, James Kavanagh, kicked Movember 2017 into action by calling on Irish people to raise much-needed funds and awareness for men’s health. As the only global charity focused solely on men’s health, Movember aims to impact the lives of Irish men by helping them take control of their health. The Kavanagh Mo Bros were on hand at the launch to add their voices to the campaign in hopes that they will raise awareness for men’s health and what men can do to take care of their

health. Speaking at the launch, John Kavanagh said: “I am getting behind the Movember 2017 campaign because I know men are not talking about their health enough, both physical and mental, and we need to get a big conversation going so men know what they can do to safeguard their future health. “I am really impressed with the Movember MOVE initiative as I think it is important for physical and mental health that men get moving. “MOVE is great because it’s not about being the fittest or the fastest, it’s about having fun, doing good,

while raising funds along the way.” James Kavanagh said Movember is not just about growing a moustache for November. “People should log on to to register and get involved, and raise funds by hosting your own event or donating online,” he said. Since launching in Ireland in 2008, Movember has been the primary funder of prostate cancer initiatives in Ireland through a partnership with the Irish Cancer Society (ICS). The charity highlights that most cancers are treatable and preventable – through

early detection and small lifestyle changes. Neil Rooney, Movember Country Lead, said: “Movember has set a 2030 target to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25 per cent. “Men are dying an average of six years younger than women, and we want to highlight ways to tackle this.” Mr Rooney highlighted the issue for Dublin. “According to the National Cancer Registry of Ireland, there has been an average of over 1,500 cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in Leinster since 2005,” he said. “We want men suffering from prostate cancer

to maintain control of their lives as they undergo treatment, improve their mobility, mental wellbeing and, ultimately, their quality of life.” In addition to tackling key health issues faced by men, the Foundation is working to encourage men to stay healthy in all areas of their life, with a focus on men staying socially connected and becoming more open to discussing their health and significant moments in their lives. To help raise funds for men’s health, visit to sign up or donate.

Anam Cara meeting ANAM Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is hosting its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday, November 15 from 7.30pm to 9pm in the Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords.

The meeting offers parents a safe and comfortable forum where they can connect with other bereaved parents who will understand the depth of their loss and grief. Anam Cara chief executive Sharon Vard said the

event is open to all bereaved parents “regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death or whether the death was recent or not.” For more information, visit



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Europe’s airport to city transport costs are revealed NOW that autumn is here, and the summer holidays are well and truly behind us, many Irish holidaymakers may be considering a short city trip to keep the holiday blues at bay before Christmas. Although travellers from Ireland can often find cheap flights to many European destinations and there’s always hotel bargains if you choose your dates carefully, many overlook the time and money spent getting from the airport to their city of choice - and on a quick city break, time is everything. In an effort to help travellers maximise their time, travel search engine has collected data on the most popular European cities for Irish holidaymakers, revealing the average costs and travel time to expect when visiting these destinations.


For those looking to start their holiday without wasting a single moment, Arrecife, in the Canary Islands is undisputedly the best option. With its airport conveniently located just seven kilometres from the city centre, travellers barely have to wait at all to start soaking up the sights. And with public transport available at ▪▪ Getting from the airport to the city fast means more time to enjoy your break. just €1.40, the short trip to and from the airport can save travellers more than €10 on taxi fares. Other convenient options include Faro, Portugal, as well as Amsterdam (Schipol Airport), both of which are reachable in around a quarter of an hour by public transport (15, 17 minutes). For those who prefer the comfort of a taxi, the quickest options are Arrecife, Faro, Lisbon and Palma de Mallorca, all of which can be reached from the airport in 15 minutes or less. However, travellers should be prepared to pay more: at €27, the quick trip from the Mallorca airport to the city centre will set travellers back €1.80 a minute.


Price-conscious travellers looking to save their money for sightseeing and shopping should probably start their trip by skipping the taxi. This is especially true when travelling to Paris, Rome or London. In each of these cities, travellers can save more than €45 by choosing to use public transport options instead. In the British capital, which has the highest taxi prices out of the top 20 most popular cities for Irish tourists, travellers can save €46 by opting to rely on public transport - and they’ll also arrive in the city 20 minutes earlier compared to those choosing to ride in a taxi. Apart from Arrecife, with its €1.40

▪▪ Frankfurt Airport train station makes it easy to get to the city within 20 minutes.

▪▪ The Barcelona airport express bus service connects the airport to the city centre.

the destinations for which travellers should budget extra time and money to reach the airport. Rome, Paris, and Athens, all famous for their traffic congestion, can each take at least 40 minutes, no matter the mode of travel chosen. However, travellers should also plan extra time if they are travelling to Budapest (45 minutes by train and 30 by HIGHER COSTS, LONGER taxi), Prague (40 minutes by bus and 30 by taxi), and Madrid (45 minutes by JOURNEYS The analysis also highlights train and 20 by taxi).

When it comes to costs, London and Paris are unsurprisingly the two standouts, with even public transportation options costing at least €10 from airport to city centre. Visitors to the French capital should expect to pay €10.30 for the 40 minute trip to the city centre, while those visiting London will need to shell out a whopping €24.30. John-Lee Saez, travel expert at says: “Many low-cost carriers are known to fly into airports located on the

airport connection, the cheapest cities to reach by public transport are Rome (€1.50), Budapest (€1.70), and Lisbon (€1.90). However, holidaymakers can cut their travel time in half (15 minutes) with a reasonable €8 cab ride to Lisbon, compared with the 30 minute journey on the underground.

outskirts of cities, which can be difficult to reach - and sometimes even more expensive than the cost of the flight. “Luckily, using’s Explore tool, Irish holidaymakers can find the best flight offers for their respective travel budgets. “Simply enter a departure airport, the desired date and flight duration, and the amount they wish to spend, and Explore will show you the matching destinations - all laid out nicely on the world map.”




Boost for the Minister welcomes latest retail industry STABILITY has finally returned to the Irish retail industry after inconsistent sales patterns recorded by our member retailers earlier in 2017. That’s according to Deputy chief executive at Retail Excellence, Lorraine Higgins, following the release of the Grant Thornton Retail Excellence Q3 2017 Retail Productivity Review which highlights signs of recovery for the industry. Ms Higgins said: “Overall Quarter 3 proved a reasonable trading period with an increase in sales of +1.94 per cent compared to the same period in 2016 where 14 out of 20 sectors traded demonstrably stronger. Those sectors recording a negative sales pattern did so only marginally which indicates Irish

retail is finally starting to recover lost ground. Furniture & Flooring and Large Home Appliances had a very robust quarter, recording like for like gains of +9.14 per cent and +8.10 per cent respectively, thus proving that some fluidity is returning to the residential housing market. “Agri Retail and the Garden Centre sectors also enjoyed a good period of trade primarily as a result of clement weather. The new construction measures introduced in Budget 2018 will serve only to improve the aforementioned performances in future reports.” She added: “However, what is noticeable in this set of results is the widening trading disparity in each sector with some operators trading significantly up, whilst others have more muted increases.”

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unemployment reduction EMPLOYMENT Affairs and Social Protection Minister, Regina Doherty, has welcomed the latest Live Register figures published by the CSO, which show that, overall the Live Register continues to fall rapidly. Compared with October 2016, the Live Register for October 2017 has dropped from 276,809 to 236,492, which represents a year-on-year decrease of 14.6 per cent. Minister Doherty said the figures reflect the continued improvement in the Irish economy which, in turn continues to give employment and creates jobs.  “The number of long-term unemployed people on the Live Register at the end of October 2017 dropped to 101,590, a decrease of 3.6 per cent on the previous month,

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Getting a Puppy? Corina Fitzsimons HAVING a bouncy, happy, playful puppy is a very enjoyable experience. However, it is also a big commitment, demanding in time, money and care. Remember, a puppy will grow into a dog and will be with you for many years to come. Why buy a puppy when there are thousands of lovely unwanted and abandoned dogs in need of homes at dog rescue centres all around Ireland? If you adopt a puppy from Dogs Trust, we are there to offer help and advice for the rest of your dog’s life should you need it. But if you still wish to buy a puppy from a breeder, ask your vet if they know of reputable breeders in your area. If you do choose to get a puppy from a breeder, here are our top tips to en-


sure you take home a happy and healthy puppy: • Make sure you see the puppy interacting with the rest of the litter and his mother. A puppy is not ready to leave his mother before he is eight-weeks-old. ▪▪ A puppy can bring lots of joy and love, even if it doesn’t come from a breeder. • Visit the breeder at least twice before making the final collection. The signs of illness such as coughing. been tested for hereditary diseases. If appears unwell on collection, please do breeder should allow you to handle the • Find out whether the puppy has no certificates are available go to anoth- not take him. Arrange with the breeder to return puppies each time you visit. been wormed and vaccinated – most er breeder. If you need help understandanother day. If you have any doubts, • Check that the puppies have regular breeders will have ensured the puppy ing the results, please ask your vet. access to human contact – it is better has been given its first vaccination be• Ensure all the relevant paperwork is please choose another breeder. Dogs Trust strongly advises you do that the puppies are being raised in a fore releasing them to their new own- available for inspection when you visit home environment, rather than a ken- ers. (Remember a puppy will need a the puppy. This should include a vacci- not buy your puppy through newspaper nel, so that they become familiar with full course of vaccinations and are not nation certificate, a health check report or online adverts. everyday sights, smells and sounds. usually fully vaccinated until 12 weeks of from a vet and a Pedigree or Kennel • Check whether the facilities appear age – please discuss this with your own Club certificate if you are buying a regisclean and the puppy seems alert and vet!). tered breed of dog. healthy. Remember, a Pedigree or Kennel Club • If possible, request a written agree• There should be no discharge from ment that the purchase is subject to a certificate does not guarantee a perfect its eyes or nose or any sores, bald satisfactory examination by your vet puppy patches or scabs on the skin. The pup- within 48 hours of purchase. It is up to you to carry out the appy should be alert and show no obvious • Check that the puppy’s parents have propriate checks above. If your puppy




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Ford's ST-Line Mondeo is impressive Sean Creedon Ford introduced their ST line of cars earlier this year to celebrate 100 years in Ireland. At present the ST range consists of the Fiesta, Focus, Kuga and the Mondeo which I drove last week. At the launch of the ST-Line Ford’s Irish MD Ciaran McMahon said: ‘‘With the ST-Line you get the sporty looks and the dynamics, but you don’t get the running costs. At Ford, Vignale stands for premium, luxury and style, while the ST-Line is aimed at a dif-

ferent customer. We think we will be more successful with the ST-Line than we have been with the Vignale range.’’ Due to a switch of location by Ford for their manufacturing plant from Genk in Belgium to Valencia in Spain, we waited a long time for the new Mondeo to arrive in Ireland. But when the car got here it was voted Irish Car of the Year for 2016. My Mondeo ST-line came in Frozen white, which was impressive. It was a 2.0-litre diesel with 180 brake horse power and that simply meant trying to keep within the speed limits.

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The ST-Line delivers the stylish practicality of the Ford Mondeo with all the eye catching aesthetics of a performance-line vehicle. There are so many goodies inside and on the outside of the car in the ST-Line that you will be spoiled. It’s a massive car and my test model also had a sun-

roof which certainly added to the overall look. The ‘look’ begins with an impressive grille, which really catches your eye. Inside, all the controls on the dash are well laid out and so easy to use. You get ST-line seats and steering wheel, which I thought was a bit skinny. My daughter, who

is my daily front seat passenger, agreed that the heating and radio controls were user friendly, unlike some other models I drove recently. There is plenty of leg and head room for five passengers and the boot is enormous. Underneath that boot you will find a ‘mini’ spare wheel.

There are so many SUVs on the road nowadays, but if you want to experience the luxury that a classy looking saloon or hatchback has to offer, then have a test drive in the muscular-looking Mondeo. I think you will be impressed. The Mondeo has probably won as many awards as Ron-

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ŠKODA unveils two new models for Dublin drivers ŠKODA has unveiled two newlook models, the ŠKODA Rapid and the ŠKODA Citigo, which can be seen at Annesley Williams on the Old Airport Road. The ŠKODA Rapid has got a fresh new face and a host of new equipment including LED daytime driving lights, modern touchscreen sound systems and stylish interiors. The most impressive aspect of the new Rapid is a brand new 1.0 TSI 95bhp petrol engine which delivers diesel-rivalling fuel consumption of just 4.5 litres per 100km and annual road tax from €190. Prices start from €19,150. The second model on display during the event is the popular Citigo, which has undergone a facelift. Already a family favourite, the Citigo receives a fresh new look including body paint

colours, wheels and connectivity technology. Prices have remained unchanged, starting from €11,550 for 5-door versions. Speaking about the two new model versions, Ray Leddy, head of marketing at ŠKODA Ireland, said: “The Rapid and Citigo have been really popular cars in Dublin over the past few years, and I have no doubt that people will be very impressed with the new models. “With the ŠKODA Scrappage EcoGrant offering Dublin drivers huge savings, it’s certainly the best time to start thinking about a new ŠKODA.” ŠKODA are running a number of incentives and offers across the range with 0% PCP Finance offered on the Fabia, Rapid, Octavia and Superb, while the Scrappage EcoGrant continues to be available until December 31. ▪▪ The ŠKODA Rapid has got a fresh new face.

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Minister takes to the road in Renault ZOE THE Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, hit the road recently in the new 100 per cent electric Renault ZOE ZE 40. The minister is test driving the ZOE as he travels to engagements and meetings in the course of his normal working week, including between his constituency of Roscommon-Galway and Dáil Eireann. The Renault ZOE ZE 40 has the longest range of any mainstream electric vehicle, which Renault estimates at up to 300km, meaning the

minister can travel from Dublin to Roscommon and around Dublin city without any so-called ‘range anxiety’. In Budget 2018, Minister Naughten’s department announced funding of €10 million to incentivise the use of electric vehicles (EVs). New grants to continue to support the installation of home-charge points will be available from January 1 for new and second-hand electric cars. There will also be a 0% rate of Benefit in Kind for EVs for one year as an interim measure while a BIK review on vehicles takes place,

and additional funding will be provided to support the provision of public charging with an increase in the number of rapid chargers available. Minister Naughten is driving the Signature Nav version of the new Renault ZOE in pearl white, complete with built-in sat nav and BOSE 3D sound system. Minister Naughten said: “With the measures outlined in this year’s budget, the Government aims to make going electric more accessible for Irish motorists. “As I travel from Roscommon to Dublin in the Renault

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The V90 is not just any estate... it’s a Volvo estate Seán Creedon I HAVE driven a few big Volvo cars in recent months like the XC60 and XC90. Last week I was also in a Volvo, but this time is wasn’t a high vehicle, but the elegant V90 estate. In the SUVs I felt like the ‘king of the road’, whereas the estate had a more luxurious, you could say limousine feel to it. Often estates can give an image of practical family cars where the boot is packed with wellingtons, sports gear or maybe bags of potatoes. Well there is plenty of room for the spuds and the golf clubs in the V90, but this is not just any estate it’s a Volvo estate. Volvo realise they are

reinventing a classic. The V90 is a successor to the real Volvo estates of yesteryear. The famous ‘square back’ look is gone and has been replaced with a more streamlined design. The V90 has much the same design as the massive XC90. The cars share the same distinctive radiator grille and lights, which are really cool at the front and back. As a nation we are huge fans of estate cars. Apart from the small shopkeepers who need a massive boot when they visit the cash and carry wholesale outlets, maybe there are not enough of us who are into the shooting and fishing lifestyle. Inside, the dash area is much the same as the XC90.

The upright touch screen is impressive and works well once you can figure out what all the controls are for. The leather seats were soft and very comfortable. I am always impressed with cars that have a walnut trim on the dash. This time the trim was more brown than walnut, but it was still classy looking and added a lovely finishing touch to the interior decor. My D4 Inscription test model was an automatic with 190 brake horse power and was a joy to drive. It had elements of semi-autonomous driving like staying in the proper lane. The technology worked once you keep some pressure on the steering wheel, but I think we are still a few years away from driverless

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Neptune's new Keswick collection of occasional tables is a case in point. A celebration of brass and glass, Keswick's coffee, console and side tables are the equivalent of a little black dress for the home. Inspired by the glamour of the Art Deco era, they look sophisticated whether you use them for storage, display, or simply as a practical occasional table. And the inspirational designers at Neptune have plenty of ideas on how we can make the most of these elegant creations in our homes. Perhaps the most versatile piece in the collection, the Keswick console table, with its slender profile,

▪▪ Neptune’s brass and glass Keswick coffee table melds contemporary, classic and Art Deco influences (€1,000) with Olivia grand sofa in velvet Isla Kingfisher (€3,440). works well in narrow entryways and can hold its own in a more spacious setting. If you like to be creative you could use them alongside a kitchen island to cre-

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a stunning centrepiece in a living room. But always thinking outside the box as it were, Neptune designers suggest that by combining two Keswick tables in a staggered formation you can place your most beautiful books and vases on the shelves to create an elegant still-life. In another ingenious move, the Keswick small cube coffee table and rectangular side table were designed to be on the floor, however they don't have to be used this way. Placed on top of a counter or sideboard, for example, these pieces can become a wonderful framework for a cocktail bar. You can arrange your bottles on the lower shelves, and glassware on top and a mirror behind the tables will add a touch of Art Deco-style glamour. Speaking of a little extra glamour, how about us-






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Dublin City Council We, Redmond Murphy & Paula Cronin, intend to apply for retention permission for development at 38 Wilfield Park, Sandymount, Dublin 4. The development consists of alterations to previously approved planning Reg. Ref. 3804/16 which consists of:- 1) A hipped roof to the two storey extension instead of a gable roof to the rear to match in height and finish with the neighbouring roof 2) Front pitched roof to include the bay has been removed and reinstated to match in with the neighbouring property, 3) Reduction in the floor area of the single storey extension at the rear and side. 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.

Dublin City Council Planning permission is sought for demolition of single storey extension and shed and the construction of a new two storey extension all to the rear of 21 Warrenmount place, Dublin 8 for Mr. Andrew Hyland. 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, Woodquay, Dublin 8 during it’s public opening hours 9am - 4.30pm. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of the prescribed fee (€20) within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application and such submission or observation 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.

REACHING 329,000 READERS WEEKLY ACROSS DUBLIN PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Permission is sought for demolition of existing single storey sunroom of 11.6 sq.m and construction of new dormer extension of 31.2 sq.m to side, 4.3sq.m single storey extension to rear, alterations to front and rear elevations of existing dormer bungalow and associated site works at 19a Woodlands Park, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin by Kevin and Sinead Callan. 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 Dublin City Council We, Eleanor McGuinness & Rob Furey, are applying for Planning Permission at 34 Clogher Road, Dublin 12, D12 HP9X. The proposed development consists of the construction of an 18m2 extension at ground floor level and 7.6m2 extension at first floor level, both to the rear of the existing property, associated internal alterations, external insulation to the existing front elevation, replacement of the existing windows and associated landscaping to the front. 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 two storey dwelling / Family Flat at side of no. 465 Pearse Villas, Sallynoggin, County Dublin for Liam Keane. The planning application may be inspected or purchased for a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of 20 euro fee ,within five weeks of receipt of the application by the planning authority.

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council We, Gerard and Tao Flannelly, are applying to Dun LaoghaireRathdown County Council for development of No. 19 -20 York Road Dun Laoghaire. PROTECTED STRUCTURE. The development will consist of the change of use of an existing office block (a protected structure RPSN No. 881 under the Planning and Development Act 2000). The proposed works consist of (1) The change of use of the existing office block from a commercial space to 5 No. apartments with a schedule of accommodation and floor areas as follows (i) Apt No.1, One bedroom, floor area 70m2 (ii) Apt No. 2, One bedroom, floor area 50 m2 (iii) Apt No. 3, One bedroom, floor area 108m2 (iv) Apt No. 4, Two bedroom, floor area 109m2 (v) Apt No. 5, Three bedroom, floor area 204m2. (2) The carrying out of conservation works to the front elevation of the building to include localized repairs to the sash windows and repointing of limited areas of damaged brick work. (3) The carrying out of alterations to the rear elevation as follows (i) the forming of a new ope. and fitting one No. stairwell window at first floor level over the existing single door (ii) the lowering of windows cills to 4 No. existing windows opes. located at second floor level and the fitting of timber windows in the revised opes. (iii) the creation of a roof terrace at the third floor level by removing a mid-20th century lean-to roof and replacing same with a flat roof. Note: The roof terrace will not be visible from the ground floor level nor will it create an overlooking issue with adjacent properties. (4) The carrying out of internal alterations and ancillary works to the existing structure to provide the individual apartment space. (5) The provision of active and passive fire safety measures and services in the building. (6) The provision of an electrically operated lift. The development will take place entirely within the curtilage of No. 19 -20 York Road, Dun Laoghaire Co. Dublin. The application may be inspected or purchased, at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the Planning Authority during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of the prescribed fee, €20, within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Planning Authority of the application, and such submission 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 grant the application.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Permission is sought for the demolition of the existing single storey side passage and garage to front and side, single storey utility area to rear and side. Construction of new extension consisting of two storey pitched roof elements to front and side with single storey flat roof elements to rear. External finishes to front and side extension to match existing. New double storey bay window to front extension to match existing. Velux windows to side and rear. Internal modifications with all ancillary works at 5 St Helen’s Road, Booterstown Co Dublin by Michael & Katie Twomey. 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 a fee of €20 within within a period of 5 weeks from the date the planning application is received by the planning authority.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Kathryn Flood and Tanguy Gaidoni intend to apply for Permission for development at this site: 28 Springhill Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. The development will consist of the replacement and extension of an existing single-storey extension to the rear of the existing semi-detached property, along with the upgrading of the existing side garage to include it in the habitable area of the house. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority, on payment of a fee of €20 within 5 weeks of receipt of the application by the Planning Authority and such submissions or observations will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions or may refuse to grant permission.


PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Retention is sought for use as a single family dwelling incorporating internal alterations and planning permission is sought for the addition of two new rooflights at ground floor level to south side of the building at 5 Sussex Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin for Shane Doorley and Edel Kennedy. The Planning Application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin during its public opening hours. A submission/observation may be made on payment of €20 within a period of five weeks from the date the application is received by the Planning Authority.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council I, Aaron O’Connor, intend to apply for planning permission at 2A Watson Drive, Killiney, Co. Dublin. The development consists of the extension and alteration to existing two storey dwelling comprising construction of a two storey rear extension, single storey side extension, alteration to roof design including raising overall height of roof and construction of attic bedroom within new roof area, alterations to existing dwelling layout, new rear pedestrian entrance and all site development and facilitating 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, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin during its public opening hours of Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of the prescribed fee, €20, within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Planning Authority of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission.




PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council Application for planning permission for two storey extension to rear at 42, Martin Street, Portobello, Dublin 8 signed Robbie Renehan. 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.

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ACROSS 1. Too much (4,3,5) 7. Intimidated (5) 8. Perpendicular (5) 9. Consume (3) 10. Called (9) 11. Racial (6) 12. Amble (6) 15. Mythical (9) 17. Curve (3) 18. Cheek (5) 19. Inspire (5) 21. Consequence (12)

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A FEW THINGS WORTH CHECKING OUT THIS WEEK Ballymun, on Friday, November 10. The hopefully trimmed down duo take to the stage at 8pm. Booking by phone at 01-8832100.


This is the story of Joanne McNally’s amaaaaaaazing diet. She didn’t just lose weight though; she lost jobs, friends and fellas, but she didn’t care because she could wear bangles as belts and that’s all that mattered. Then one day, over her morning carrot, Joanne realized she’d lost her mind. Trying to entice it back became the hardest, funniest, greatest and weirdest time of her life.


Mums, dads, sons and daughters across Dublin are invited to take part in a 5k Fun Run with Boyzlife singer Keith Duffy and friends this weekend, with the support of Costcutter. The event kicks off from 2pm this Sunday, November 12, in St Anne’s Park, Raheny. An individual ticket is €15, parent and child ticket is €25 or a family ticket is €40. Register now on Funds raised from the Father and Son Run will go towards supporting families affected by autism, and Fighting Blindness.

It’s taking place at Axis Ballymun at 8pm on Thursday, November 9. Tickets €15/€12. Booking by phone at 01-8832100.


COOLOCK WALKING CLUB A community walk catering for all ages and levels of fitness takes place every Tuesday at 9.45am in the Stardust Memorial Park, Coolock.

Parents, grandparents and strollers are welcome after the school drop-off. No booking needed. Just turn up and join them for a walk. For more information contact David Phelan on 087-6525001 or Madeleine Ebbs on 086-8150286.

Irish art lovers have the chance to get their hands on 100 pieces of original artwork for €100 – as well as works by Banksy – at Ireland’s premier art fair Art Source, which will be held at the RDS from November 10-12. Over 15,000 people are expected to view exhibits from artists across all genres in the year’s biggest art show. Admission is €10 adults, €8 OAPs. Children under 16 free, only if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Opening times: Friday Nov 10: 11am-9pm, Sat Nov 11: 10am-6pm, Sun Nov 12: 10am-6pm. November 12. Visitors can view two exhibitions chronicling the terrors of war: Aftermath: The War Landscapes of William Orpen and Käthe Kollwitz: Life, Death and War. There will also be a Remembrance concert in the Shaw Room on Sunday, November 12 at 3.30pm by Kaleidoscope featuring performances from Fionnuala Moynihan, Deirdre Moynihan, Ficino Ensemble. Further details from



The National Gallery of Ireland is presenting a special programme in honour of Remembrance Weekend on Saturday November 11 and Sunday

structure this year, providing a truly magical ice skating experience. There's something for everyone, from families and school children to teens and social groups or why not plan that romantic date night on ice? It runs daily until mid-January. Get your skates on and book at

This is a blistering satire of white western privilege made in response to the global refugee crisis and the notion of sovereignty of one people over a piece of land; and the lengths people will go to bar entry to their dominion. Performed by Brokentalkers in association with Project Arts Centre, This Beach was written and directed by Feidlim Cannon and Gary Keegan. It’s happening in Draoicht, Blanchardstown, on Friday, November 10 at 8pm. Tickets cost €18. Book online at

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Dublin’s most spectacular ice rink brought to you by Tesco Mobile, is gearing up for its biggest season yet. FAT CHANCERS Comedians Karl Spain and Bernard O’Shea have Returning to its prime location in the Pembroke decided to drop a few pounds together and go District of Dundrum Town Centre, visitors can take on tour. to the ice and soak up the Christmas atmosphere whether they’re on the rink or watching on from The two comedians will be performing stand-up the festive viewing deck. around Ireland in 2017 and 2018 and their sideThe crisp white, real ice rink is in an all new splitting show comes to Axis Ballymun, Main Street

CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Distributors; 7 Ranks; 8 Lithe; 9 Cow; 10 Underfoot; 11 Senate; 12 Indian; 15 Elaborate; 17 Sea; 18 Caged; 19 Close; 21 Round the bend. Down: 1 Direct speech; 2 Run; 3 Beside; 4 Tolerance; 5 Ratio; 6 Getting ahead; 7 Rowan; 10 Untrodden; 13 Issue; 14 Mascot; 16 Anglo; 20 Ore.

Taking place from November 9-12 at the RDS, visitors are guaranteed to be wowed by the workings of some of Ireland and the UK’s most celebrated textile curators. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit



QUICK SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Over the limit; 7 Cowed; 8 Sheer; 9 Eat; 10 Contacted; 11 Ethnic; 12 Stroll; 15 Legendary; 17 Arc; 18 Nerve; 19 Imbue; 21 Repercussion. Down: 1 On the decline; 2 Tow; 3 Ending; 4 Instantly; 5 Inert; 6 Predilection; 7 Catch; 10 Clientele; 13 Orate; 14 Maniac; 16 Gorse; 20 Bus.

Ireland’s longest-running textile arts and crafts event, The Knitting & Stitching Show, returns this month with an unmissable line up of worldclass artists.



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

▪▪ Castle Street, Dalkey, c. 1915. The Goat Castle, on the right, which was owned by the Cheevers family in the 16th century, became Dalkey Town Hall in 1869. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Ireland’ (South Dublin) by Derek Stanley. PUBLISHED BY GILL MACMILLAN/THE HISTORY PRESS.

▪▪ Evening Herald, November 22, 1938

▪▪ Irish Press, November 25, 1955

▪▪ Irish Press, November 11, 1964

▪▪ Freeman’s Journal, November 6, 1869

▪▪ Irish Press, November 20, 1964

▪▪ Freeman’s Journal, November 19, 1838

▪▪ Evening Herald, November 17, 1938

▪▪ Finglas Village and St Canice’s Church, c. 1950. Finglas, or Fionnghlas, means ‘pure stream’ and takes its name from a small river tributary which used to flow through the village. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Ireland’ (North Dublin) by Derek Stanley. PUBLISHED BY GILL MACMILLAN/THE HISTORY PRESS.


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