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Fire fears as appliances are withdrawn THE withdrawal from service of fire appliances from two Dublin stations has compromised the safety of both the public and firefighters, it was claimed last week. SIPTU Firefighter representatives have expressed grave concern over the impact on the delivery of critical emergency services in the city after the two fire appliances, one of which was based at Dolphin’s Barn Fire Station, were withdrawn. “Our members have been extremely concerned to learn that two fire appliances have been taken out of service,” SIPTU Sector Organiser, Brendan O’Brien, said. “One appliance was based in the North Strand Fire Station while the other in Dolphin’s Barn Fire Station had just provided the first response to a recent domestic fire, which was widely reported in the media.” Five fire engines and five ambulances from stations at Dolphin’s Barn as well as Tara Street attended the scene of a major emergency rescue operation following a large domestic fire at a flat complex in Inchicore recently.  “This ongoing depletion of fire appliance cover is due to a failure by management to maintain minimum safety critical manning levels,” Mr O’Brien claimed. Continued on page 2

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Continued from page 1 “This approach runs directly counter to our campaign to maintain and expand manning levels.” He added: “This unacceptable situation needs to be urgently addressed by providing the necessary resources to ensure Dublin Fire Brigade can maintain its safety critical emergency service. “The failure by management to provide minimum safety critical manning levels compromises the safety of both the public and our firefighter members.” Mr O’Brien has called on Dublin City Council to immediately bring forward proposals to “address this serious issue”. A spokesperson for Dublin City Council said that on a number of occasions desired operational crewing levels may not be achieved, mainly as a result of leave, training and staff absences. “A longstanding arrangement to supplement these vacancies via non compulsory overtime exists,” the spokesperson said. “However, occasionally full crewing levels may not be achieved because of non-availability of personnel on overtime.”

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One of Ireland’s oldest schools wins its fifth Green Flag THE King’s Hospital School in Palmerstown is celebrating this week after winning their fifth Green Flag. To mark the achievement, the Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Paul Gogarty, attended a ceremony at the school where the flag was raised. Speaking at the event, Mayor Gogarty said: “This school is one of Ireland’s oldest and perhaps nothing marks the transient nature of our time than to think of all the students who have

passed through their school grounds over centuries. “Putting that in the context of our environment we realise that we are guardians who have a duty of care. “That is certainly happening here through the Green Flag programme and it is happening across Dublin and across Ireland.” The flag was awarded to the King’s Hospital School for its work under the theme of ‘bio-diversity’. Teacher Ciaran O’Connor said: “The King's Hospital Environmental Committee was delighted to welcome

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How Dublin would look if hit by war or natural disaster HAVE you ever wondered how Dublin would look and cope if it was hit by a major natural disaster, had to endure open warfare or deal with a refugee crisis? All too often, it is easy for us to become detached from the reality of situations in other parts of the world. Many countries that have been devastated by war or natural disasters now bear little resemblance to what they were like in the past. Using digital animation, Oxfam Ireland has created lifelike representations of what some of Dublin’s most familiar city scenes and prominent landmarks would look like if they were hit by a devastating typhoon or the ravages of war. The video, which is available to view on YouTube (https://youtu.be/8fRXWmZ-luc), is a shocking reminder of what our capital city might look like under some extreme circumstanc-

▪▪ How Dublin Airport might look in the wake of a mortar attack. es. A similar campaign was devised by the GOAL charity a number of years ago when it used an image of a stricken O’Connell Street in the aftermath of a natural disaster to raise awareness of the humanitarian crisis caused by the earthquake in Nepal. Among the places portrayed in Oxfam’s hard-hit-

ting video are Dublin Airport, St Stephen’s Green and the National Maternity Hospital at Holles Street. In the clip, St Stephen’s Green becomes a makeshift refugee camp. Dublin Airport is depicted in the aftermath of a mortar shelling. And the video shows what the National Maternity Hos-

▪▪ Holles Street Hospital is shown in the aftermath of a tornado.

pital at Holles Street would look like if hit by a tornado. Commenting on the images, Oxfam CEO Jim Clarken said: “This year has been one of unprecedented disasters. From drought to famine, hurricanes to war, the global news cycle has been dominated by heart-breaking stories of people caught up in unimaginable situations.

“However, sometimes these disasters can seem distant and their magnitude difficult to comprehend. By depicting familiar Irish locations and imaging how they would look if famine, war or a natural disaster struck here, we hope to give people a greater perspective and appreciation of what millions of people around the

world are facing today.” He added: “When emergency strikes, we’re there, assessing the damage and providing what’s needed most. “Whether it’s clean water and toilets to prevent the spread of deadly diseases or other essentials like food, shelter or information, we make sure people hit by di-

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First phase of Charlemont Street scheme completed THE completion of the first phase of the Charlemont Street Regeneration Project was marked with a topping-off ceremony last week. The regeneration project, which will see the delivery of 79 high-quality social housing units and a range of community amenities, has been progressed through a partnership between McGarrell Reilly and Dublin City Council. Last week, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy, who has been under fire recently over the city’s housing crisis, unveiled phase one of the project that will

eventually see a range of community facilities built on the Dublin 2 site. These will include a large community centre featuring a sports hall with indoor five-a-side pitch and changing rooms and stage facilities, as well as office space with a kitchen area and reception area. The complex will also feature a private courtyard and play area for residents. All remaining residents of Tom Kelly Road flats, some of whom have lived there since they opened in 1969, will move to new and upgraded homes. Work on the project has been proceeding ahead of schedule, and the 79 units

being delivered now will be ready for occupation in the coming weeks. Minister Murphy said it was a very welcome milestone in the regeneration of the Charlemont Street area. “This will deliver 79 much-needed homes along with vital community amenities for residents,” he said. “This Government is determined that the State will fund more direct-build schemes. “We have ring-fenced over €5bn between 2016 and 2021 to increase the total number of social houses in the State by a third over that five-year period.” The minister added: “We currently have 63 develop-

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▪▪ Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy with Sean Reilly of McGarrell Reilly at Charlemont Street last week. PHOTO: KEITH ARKINS ments on site which are delivering 2,400 social homes, and there are over 10,000 new homes in the programme to be delivered over the next few years.” Sean Reilly, Executive Chairman of McGarrell Reilly, said they were delighted to be involved in the project. “From the outset, we have

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case of using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. There is something of the nanny state at play when we hear talk of clamping down on barbers offering beer to their customers or our favourite Christmas ads falling prey to tough new regulations. The relationship between the drinks industry and sporting organisations is a trickier one. On one hand, it can be argued the prominent branding of alcohol at major sporting events is setting a bad example for young people in attendance. The counter argument is that sponsorship Comment: Tony McCullagh from drinks companies helps financially sustain local clubs and, in doing so, T’S fair to say that Ireland had a provides amenities and diversionary bit of a reputation for the demon drink long before you could pick up activities for our youth. Young people who are passionate a bottle of wine at your local petrol about sport recognise the importance of station or enjoy a glass of bubbly a healthy lifestyle and are educated by while you treated yourself to a wash their coaches about the negative impact and blow dry at the salon. of alcohol on their performance. In terms of a healthy lifestyle, our That’s why I’ve mixed feelings about new Taoiseach is a positive role model some of the measures contained in the for clean living and is more likely to be Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, which is photographed doing a triathlon than currently winging its way through the legislative process and, all going to plan, posing with a pint in his hand (certain former Taoisigh come to mind!). could become law by the end of 2017. Based on his media profile, I’ve no idea I’ve no doubt that the bill is whether or not Leo likes the occasional well-intentioned on the part of the pint – and fair play to him if he does – but Government, even if it appears to be a

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Forget about unpaid bar tabs, late night drinking and even the ‘Lapgate’ scandal (Google it!). It just seems wholly inappropriate that our legislators can consume alcohol in their workplace while at the same time seeking to blame supermarket owners and hairdressers for the ills of the nation. Alcohol abuse has caused devastation

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Killiney Dental's Grand Design Nestled along a row of houses on Churchview Road, sits Killiney Dental Practice. From your seat in reception, you can see the wide expanse of Kilbogget Park and the scalloped ridges of the Dublin Mountains. This portrait of green, captured like a landscape photograph, can play tricks on you as you wait. For a moment, you may even allow yourself to forget you are attending the dentists. The surgery is co-owned by dentists, Gerald O’Connor and Rosemarie Maguire. Gerald, who is originally from Blarney, met Lisnaskea native Rosemarie when they were both working in the UK. In 2012, when they were holidaying in Ireland with their two young children, Tilly and Jack, they stayed in Enniskerry and instantly fell in love with the area. The surgery in Killiney came up for sale soon after. The previous owner, Dr Greg Smyth, who had been practicing dentistry from the location since the 1980’s, was due to retire, and a deal was struck. The whole planning and refurbishing of the practice took two and a half years, a lot longer than both of them had ever imagined. Despite the delays in planning, however, the result has certainly been worth it. The practice itself has been very tastefully designed. The green and grey tones create a calming and modern touch, and the downstairs reception area is strikingly bright. Outside the signage announces itself in a quiet and understated way. To the eye, the designers did a wonderful job in retaining the fabric of the original building while increasing the usability of the site. As parents of three young children themselves, family was always at the forefront of Gerald and Rosemarie’s plans. There is now ramped buggy access, changing facilities and early morning opening times, and the reception area teems with arts and crafts to keep the little ones entertained. For the technophile grown-ups amongst us, the dental equipment itself is noteworthy. Housed entirely on the ground floor, there are two state of the art dental surgeries, with digital 3D CT technology, low dose X-rays, intraoral cameras, and very informative website with an online booking option. Treatment wise, the services provided at the clinic are broad and comprehensive. From general and cosmetic dentistry to root canal, braces, veneers and teeth whitening, they aim to do it all from here with a mix of visiting specialists and in-house dentists.

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Drimnagh project to be rolled out across the city A PILOT health project that was launched in Drimnagh has proved to be so successful it is to be rolled out across the city.

▪▪ The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr Micheál mac Donncha, is pictured with children from Our Lady of Good Council School Mourne Road, Killian Carroll, Katie Hartigan, Chelsea Boyne and Holly Burke, Katie Dunne and Tadgh Byrne at the launch of Hike It, Bike It, Like It.

Last week, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr Mícheál Mac Donncha, and Owen Keegan, Chief Executive of Dublin City Council, announced the expansion of the cycling and walking initiative ‘Hike It, Bike It, Like It’ at Civic Offices as part of European Mobility Week 2017. The extension of this initiative city-wide is on foot of the success of a smarter travel pilot project in Drimnagh where Dublin City Council engaged with the local community and schools to promote active mobility in the area. It was found that the project brought measurable positive change to how people travel in the Southside suburb. As part of the initiative, the Hike It, Bike It, Like It brand was created by primary school children in the

area. “Drimnagh has set an example for other communities across the city,” the Lord mayor said. “Hike It Bike It Like It demonstrates how much can be achieved when Dublin City Council and local communities collaborate and work together in partnership towards agreed goals. “It also demonstrates the positive change that can be brought about when there is real commitment and investment of time, energy and creativity. “Dublin City Council wants to build on the success of the Drimnagh project. We want to spread this approach across the city.” Hike It, Bike It, Like It now forms an umbrella brand that will be used by the council to roll out this initiative to increase walking and cycling throughout the city. Funding has been committed to support cycle training for fifth and sixth class primary school children citywide.

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White Flag is raised for new race weekend IRELAND’S newest jumps racing event - The Dublin Racing Festival - was officially unveiled last week. This inaugural National Hunt weekend places two iconic races - The BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle and The Unibet Irish Gold Cup - together with a top quality suite of supporting races back-to-back on Saturday, February 3 and Sunday 4 at Leopardstown. The launch in Dublin’s iconic landmark the Guinness Storehouse was attended by well-known faces from the racing world. Holding court at the event was the Champion National Hunt trainer Willie Mullins, who was joined by Tony Martin, Arthur Moore and jockey Ruby Walsh. The weekend was created by consolidating Leopardstown's three stand-alone meetings in late January and February into a two-day event and adding additional races to make a full house of championship races. Comprising seven Grade One and three Grade Two races, along with new and existing valuable handicaps with the minimum race prize value of €75,000, this will be two days of continuous quality racing action. Total prize money over the 15 races across the weekend amounts to €1.5 million. One exciting addition to the racing programme for

the weekend is the introduction of the Coral Dublin Chase, a Grade 2 two-mile one furlong contest on Day One of the festival. The short distance chase in National Hunt racing has always provided a thrilling spectacle, which has been the specialty in recent years of equine greats such as Douvan, Sprinter Sacre, Sizing Europe & Moscow Flyer. Pat Keogh, CEO, Leopardstown Racecourse, said they were very excited about the potential of this festival. “We are also excited for the racing fan, who will get to see some of the biggest national hunt races of the year in one weekend,” he said. “The entertainment will include cultural elements that make Dublin one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in Europe. “This is a unique sport with beauty and drama in abundance and we want to bring this sport to as wide an audience as possible, whether they be ardent racing fans or new to the sport. “The UK audience is also a key target as we provide them with an experience that showcases the very best that Dublin has to offer in a top class racing festival.” HRI Chief Executive, Brian Kavanagh, CEO, added: “From a scheduling perspective, the Dublin Racing Festival fits nicely between Christmas and Cheltenham.”

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New Liberties music programme sounds great Neil Fetherstonhaugh A UNIQUE, ground-breaking afterschool music programme for teens in the Liberties has been unveiled for the first time. The Digital Hub and BIMM Institute Dublin are collaborating on the pilot project for 13-to-17-year olds living within and around the Dublin 8 area. ‘The Liber8 Music Project’

will bring on board some of Dublin’s most renowned musicians as tutors to the students. They will include Kieran McGuinness, lead singer and guitarist from Delorentos, Louise McNamara, vocalist and guitarist in the twin sister duo group Heathers and James Byrne, drummer for Mercury-nominated and Choice-prize-winning band, Villagers. The Liber8 Music Proj-

ect has been designed to offer young people, who may have limited exposure to music and digital media, an opportunity to immerse themselves in a creative environment, while being introduced to some of the 21st century skills necessary to support their future careers. The pilot programme will run during the 2017/2018 academic year with two classes of 20 young people attend-

▪ Louise McNamara, vocalist and guitarist from Heathers, Fiach Mac Conghail, CEO at The Digital Hub, music student Eva (13) and Kieran McGuinness, lead singer and guitarist from the band Delorentos.

ing the 10-week programme. The classes will be held twice a week at The Digital Hub and BIMM Institute Dublin with the first group starting in October 2017. The Liber8 Music Project is free to attend for successful applicants. Fiach Mac Conghail, Chief Executive Officer at The Digital Hub, said: “We are excited to launch this new learning initiative with one of our local partners, BIMM Institute Dublin. “Our community is located in one of Dublin City’s most vibrant districts. Now its young residents will have a wonderful opportunity to unleash their creativity and learn new music and digital media skills in a fun environment.” Course content for The Liber8 Music Project has been specifically developed by music education experts and practitioners within BIMM Institute Dublin. Over the course of 10 weeks, young people will

▪ Budding singer Eva (13) is pictured at the launch of The Liber8 Music Project with Fiach Mac Conghail, (left) CEO at The Digital Hub and Kieran McGuinness of BIMM Institute Dublin and lead singer and guitarist from the band Delorentos. complete three modules. The ‘Music Styles’ module will invite participants to go on a journey through various styles of music, what they sound like and what they mean. In the ‘Introduction to Performance Techniques’ module, the young people will learn to use the guitar, bass, drums or vocals, culminating with a live performance at the end of the programme. Finally, in the ‘An Intro-

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History of Dublin’s lost abbey to be revealed THE fascinating history of one of Dublin’s major medieval abbeys is set to be revealed with a two-day celebration. Starting on Friday, October 13, students from several Dublin 8 schools and the Solas Project will participate in a medieval pageant through the streets of the Liberties as they bring the former Abbey of St Thomas the Martyr to life. Dressed in medieval garb and carrying banners symbolising the theme of St Thomas the Martyr, the parade will be led by two knights on horseback in full medieval costume and armour. Accompanied by music from the 12th century, the children will then parade their way to St Catherine’s Church, Meath Street, where various banners will be on display. Medieval chants and music will be performed to

celebrate the history of the Abbey The Abbey of St Thomas the Martyr was originally founded in 1177 on the orders of King Henry II as compensation for the death of Thomas Becket. It was originally located just outside the medieval walls of Dublin. The abbey went on to play a pivotal role in the religious and political affairs of the city until its eventual dissolution in 1539. While no trace of the abbey remains above ground today, it had a lasting impact on the city of Dublin and lends its name to modern-day Thomas Street. Dublin City Council’s South Central Office and the Dublin City Archaeologist have been unravelling the mysteries of the abbey to raise awareness of this important medieval ecclesiastical foundation. All the art work and banners created by the young people for the pageant will

also be on display on Saturday, October 14 during the day-long conference on the history of the abbey. Taking place from 9.30am to 5pm in St Catherine’s Church, Thomas Street, the conference will explore the archaeological finds at Thomas Street, which led to the wider discovery of the abbey. There will also be a focus on the abbey’s relationship with the city of Dublin and the fact that the Abbey was responsible for the maintenance of the watercourse of the city. Other topics up for discussion will include everyday life in medieval Dublin and the wider importance of the Abbey outside of Ireland. The conference is free and open to the public, but advance booking is required. Further information and registration is available on the website www.eventbrite. ie. Speaking before the var-

Council awarded funding for arts THE Arts Council has awarded €63,628 to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to develop a creative art project in Ballyogan called ‘Exit 15’.

▪ An artist’s impression of what the abbey used to look like. ious events get underway, Bruce Phillips, Area Manager for Dublin City Council’s South Central Area, explained how the Abbey of St Thomas the Martyr was one of the most important ecclesiastical foundations in medieval Ireland. “It had a major influence

on Dublin, and in particular on The Liberties area,” he said. “The existence of the abbey and its fascinating history has only recently been discovered. “There is no visible trace of the abbey left, so this month we’re hoping to bring

the sights and sounds of the Abbey to life and raise awareness among Dublin locals and the wider public of the untold history that’s on their doorstep.” Further information on the events and the abbey itself can be found on the Facebook page.

The council confirmed the award as part of their ‘Invitation to Collaboration’ scheme for local authorities, which aims to promote greater access to and engagement with the arts. The award will include an 18-month artistic programme that will be led by the needs and interests of the community. It is envisaged that Exit 15 will not only transform the public space of Ballyogan but help leave behind a sustainable cultural life. Other partners in the project include Voluntary Arts Ireland and Create who will support both the artist and the community as they embark on their journeys as part of Exit 15.

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Wild Beasts to play Dublin as part of their farewell tour WILD Beasts have announced a series of gigs that will prove to be their last after their recently announced split. The band is also unveiling a new EP as well as playing three farewell shows after revealing their plans recently to call it a day. The ‘Punk Drunk & Trembling’ EP arrives on October 20 via Domino. All three songs on the EP were recorded during sessions for last year’s ‘Boy King’. Meanwhile, the final Wild Beasts shows will take place from February 15-17 at Dublin’s Olympia, Manchester’s Albert Hall, and the London Eventim Apollo, respectively. “The four of us have de-

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cided, for our own reasons and in our own ways, that it is now time to leave this orbit,” the band wrote in a statement. “We’re caretakers to something precious and don’t want to have it diminish as we move forward in our lives. “Wild Beasts are coming to an end,” they added. “Our hearts and minds have been devoted to the band since we were teenagers. “We've created something quite of our own and built a body of work which we stand by as heartfelt and true. “Thank you for your love and energy and for helping us make it what it is. “We consider ourselves remarkably fortunate to have lived out this dream.

But before we go, we'd like to celebrate with you.” As part of the celebrations, the band will play their final ever live dates early next year. You will be able to come along and wish them luck when they take the stage on February 15 in Dublin’s Olympia. Tickets are available for pre-sale via the band’s website and on general sale. Despite the break-up, the record producers Domino said they were nonetheless proud to announce the release of the ‘Punk Drunk & Trembling’ EP.  An uncovered gem from the band’s Boy King recording sessions, its eponymous lead track is available digitally.

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Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council I, Louise Kearney, intend to apply for Permission for development at 11 Hampton Park, St. Helen’s Wood, Booterstown, Co. Dublin. The development will consist of a part two storey, part single story extension at the side of the house with roof lights at roof level and a ground floor bay window at the front of the house and all associated site works. The planning application may be inspected or purchased for a fee not exceeding a reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, 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 Panning Authority, on payment of a fee of €20 within 5 weeks of receipt of the application by the Panning 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.

the ‘Punk Drunk & Trembling’ EP includes the tracks ‘Punk Drunk And Trembling’, ‘Maze’ and ‘Last Night All My Dreams’.

PLANNING NOTICE PLANNING DUBLIN Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council We the National Rehabilitation Hospital intend to apply for (1) Permission and (2) Retention for development at the N.R.H., Rochestown Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. The development for which permission is sought will consist of a 6m2 temporary security office extension to the front of the main hospital block. The development for which retention is sought comprises re-location of an existing 63 sq.m. single storey system office building to a site at the rear of the hospital. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. During it’s public opening hours at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy. A submission or observation may be made to the planning authority on payment of a fee of €20.00 within five weeks from the date the application is received by the planning authority.


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Iconic crane rises once again A TOPPING out ceremony for one of the Dublin Port Company’s iconic 1960s cranes was staged last week. The bright, new addition to the city’s skyline is the 115-feet tall Crane 292. It has been lovingly restored to its former glory on the site where it served as a workhorse loading and unloading bulky material from ships at Alexandra Quay from 1964 through to its retirement in 1997. It was constructed by the famed Stothert and Pitt company of Bath, whose origins dated back to the great Victorian era of engineering. Crane 292 derived its name from its position as the second crane at berth 29 in an era when cranes were synonymous with the city and port skyline. At that time there were as many as 60 cranes extending right down to Custom House Quay. Eamonn O’Reilly, Chief Executive of the Dublin Port

Company, said the crane’s installation is part of the “softening” of the port’s boundaries with the city. “It is our drive to provide public amenity and realm at Port Centre for the first time in 35 years,” he said. “The port has always been integral to the city and this is a wonderful reminder of a time when the physical operations of the port extended right into the heart of the city. “This is a wonderful new city landmark and is a significant commitment in our Masterplan for the future development of the port.” Dublin Port employee, Paddy Paisley, was one of several operators who regularly worked on Crane 292. “It brings back so many memories to see Crane 292 back and literally in lights at the Port Centre,” Paddy said. “Modern port operations have moved on so much in recent times, but it’s not that long ago that these cranes were the heartbeat of the port and ensured everyone

got the goods they needed on time, on a daily basis. “It’s a wonderful way to remind modern citizens of the importance of the port in all our lives.” The restoration and installation of the crane was carried by leading civil engineering firm Wills Bros on behalf of Dublin Port Company. Project Manager for Dublin Port James Kelleher added: “The restoration and installation of the crane presented a number of significant engineering, architectural design and logistical challenges. “This included the closure of roads and deployment of heavy machinery and the realisation of quality targets for paintwork and the rebuilding of the cab assembly to a very high specification. “The months of planning paid off with a seamless install delivered in line with health and safety best practice.” The Port Centre has been a hive of activity in recent

Property tax reduction praised DÚN Laoghaire Rathdown County Council’s recent decision to maintain the 15 per cent reduction in the Local Property Tax (LPT) will result in a “modest” saving of about €100 for the average homeowner, it has been claimed.

▪▪ Former crane operators Tony Forde, Liam O’Brien and Paddy Paisley are pictured with Eamonn O’ Reilly, CEO of Dublin Port Company, and the restored Crane 292. PHOTO: CONOR MCCABE months as the development of public space progresses. Ongoing projects include the removal of a section of the existing old boundary wall to create new pedestrian entry points at Alexandra Road and East Wall Road. Visitors will discover a landscaped “maritime” garden with seats for reflection and relaxation. NCAD graduate and up and coming Irish artist

Eimear Murphy’s new sculpture ‘The Drop’ will feature in the garden. The sculpture is made from solid concrete and plays with notions of fluidity in its design. The Port Company said the commissioning of this piece highlighted their longterm commitment to supporting the arts. The Dublin Port Company says it is now focused on

plans for a new internal road network, cycle lanes and pathways. Approved by Dublin City Council and scheduled for development, the three-kilometre route will give pedestrians and cyclists access to the port estate for recreational use for the first time. It will also include a perimeter route with vantage points overlooking the Tolka Estuary.

Cllr Cormac Devlin (FF) said he was pleased the council agreed to maintain the reduction in the rate. “The 15 per cent reduction results in a modest saving of about €100 for the average homeowner,” he said. “As the Local Property Tax is based on the valuation of homes, and given the cost of property in the capital, homeowners in Dublin face much higher bills than elsewhere in the country.” However, Cllr Devlin added: “The LPT is based on home valuations that have not been updated since 2013. “Another valuation update is due in November 2019, and many homes will see increases in their liabilities as property prices rise.”

No time for waste.

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Throwing away perfectly good food is something none of us like to do, especially when so many in our communities go without. That’s why in 2013, Tesco became a founding partner of FoodCloud and why each night, in our stores across Ireland, we donate our surplus food to those who really need it – a total of 4 million meals to date.

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Halloween preparation for your dog WITH Halloween fast approaching, now is the time to start getting your dog prepared to deal with fireworks. With this in mind, we have added ‘Sounds Scary’ to our website at www. dogstrust.ie, which helps your dog to become slowly accustomed to the sounds of fireworks over a period of weeks. Sounds Scary is not only backed by years of clinical experience, it is also scientifically proven to be safe, effective and easy to use. Over the Halloween period, if your dog has only recently developed sensitivity to fireworks or noises, try to act as if there is nothing to be scared of - jolly him along and praise him for responding positively. However, if your dog has a serious or long-standing phobia, give him attention if he requires it - he’ll be too scared for this to act as a reward, so it won’t encourage the unwanted behaviour and instead he will benefit from the comfort this gives him. Essentially though, try to find out what helps him to cope and be sure to

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upset by fireworks, despite following the Sounds Scary programme, perhaps consider some of the following: 1. ThunderShirts – a calming vest that applies gentle, constant pressure that may help your dog feel safe and

secure (available in some pet shops and online). 2. Adaptil spray, collar or plug in diffuser – releases dog-appeasing pheromones that help calm your dog (available from most veterinary practices). 3. Pet Remedy – a blend of essential oils that can help calm the nerves of anxious or stressed pets (available online). 4. Toys - Keep your dog busy with interactive toys such as those that can be stuffed with tasty treats, like K9 Connectables or even make your own by making plaits from old towels and adding treats as you plait. 5. Sleep over - Consider asking a friend or relative who lives in a rural area that will have little or no fireworks on Halloween night if your dog can sleep over. At very noisy times around Halloween, provide your dog with a safe hiding place (a suitably sized cardboard box would do) in his favourite room of the house and close the curtains. If it is not possible to black out your windows, consider taping black bin liners to them.

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Feeding Wildbirds Although wild birds ought to be fed all year long, as they come to depend on us once we start to feed them, we become particularly aware of their plight when the weather turns colder. Different birds will have a preference for different food varieties, such as Peanuts, Nyjer Seed, Sunflower seed and Suet/Fat/Energy Balls. There are also feed mixes available, tailored to individual species needs.

prefer table or ground feeding. Robins and blackbirds prefer a ground station – though it’s best to avoid if you have cats in the area. Don’t worry if you don’t have trees available for hanging the feeders – a metal hook planted into the ground or hung off the side of a structure works just as well. Only put out as much food out as will be consumed in one or two days.

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HEALTH Good news for apprehensive dental patients MANY people would like to have implants but are apprehensive about the surgical procedure involved. This is a shame because it is definitely the ultimate procedure available for not only replacing missing teeth but for also retaining the jawbone and therefore the shape of one’s face. They are, of course, through the various clip-on systems, invaluable for securely retaining dentures and make loose lower dentures a thing of the past. The good news for those apprehensive patients who may be a little squeamish about the surgery involved is that a new modality for the Memory Invasive Implantation Insertion (MIMI) is available with the Champion Implant System from Germany (www.mimi-info.com). Using this technique, the scalpel stays in the drawer and no sutures are required. Obviously the implant is still inserted into the bone but unlike teeth there are very few nerves in it, and therefore, the procedure will be totally comfortable and easy. For further expert information, contact dental surgeon Liam O Droma, who is based on Harbour Road, Howth. Phone 01-8395254, email lodroma@orthocosmetics.ie or visit www.orthocosmetics.ie

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These conditions can be caused by pressure on the skull within the womb from overcrowding, or not Plagiocephaly enough fluid, or if baby is in an awkward position. Injury can occur to babys head, base of the skull or neck if there is difficulty in the birthing process and may not show up until baby is lying for long periods of time. Then the flattening will occur on the side baby favours. If the injury is not severe then the normal growth process will normalise the head. When the injury is severe however, a shock or holding causes the soft tissues which line the bones of the inside of the head to tighten. These tissues will not grow at the same rate as healthy tissues and an injury pattern occurs. As a babies skull is soft and malleable and harden as they grow, it is wise to get treatment as soon as possible. Treatments can be over a number of growth spurts depending on the severity of the injury. Osteopathic treatment regarding babies are very gentle, non invasive and relaxing, and involves hands on techniques which enable the shock to release and the natural moulding process to take place.

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New programme to help men with prostate cancer A SIX-WEEK programme delivered by ARC Cancer Support Centres for men who have been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer or who are receiving treatment for the illness, will start this month.

‘Living with Prostate Cancer’ gets underway at ARC’s Eccles Street centre from Wednesday October 18. It is free of charge and aims to support participants in feeling better equipped to live their lives to the full.

Since 1994, ARC Cancer Support Centres has been providing psychological support, psychosocial care, complementary therapy and counselling services free of charge to people with cancer and their loved ones at its two centres on Dublin's Northside (Eccles Street) and Southside (South Circular Road). The programme covers a range of modules over the six weeks with experienced and knowledgeable speakers addressing topics such as physical health and nutrition, sexual concerns, continence issues, stress management, and relationships. Counselling Psychologist Kevin Leech, who is facilitat-

ing the programme, believes it provides a safe space for men to meet each other and gain mutual support. “The programme is an opportunity for men to come together informally, to share their experiences in confidence, and to explore ways of better living with prostate cancer,” said Mr Leech. “For example, we discuss how changes to diet and regular exercise can improve energy and mood, as well as boost the immune system. “We look at treatment options and ways to support participants in living a fuller sexual life. We look at how stress

affects the mind and body, and offer practical ideas to help men actively manage this. “We give advice and go through exercises that men can undertake to address continence issues which can be a side-effect of treatment. “Finally, we explore the impact of a diagnosis on relationships, whether they be with family, friends, work colleagues or others in our social circle, and how we can best live with these changes and challenges.” To find out more or to register for the programme, which is supported by the Irish Cancer Society, contact Jane or Tricia on 01-8307333 or email info@arccancersupport.ie.


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Horror nights in Orlando HALLOWEEN Horror Nights is now open at Universal Orlando Resort – with more event nights and terrifying frights than ever before. This year, the annual fright-feast includes the most unearthly and macabre collection of terrors called The Festival of the Deadliest. This Halloween tradition has taken root inside Universal Studios Florida in recent years and it’s filled with hellish wonders that are hard to resist and impossible to escape. This ghastly collection of madmen and monsters from beyond the veil join together to revel in firelight and create the ultimate afterlife of fright. And this is just the beginning of the horror. Unimaginable horrors come to life in nine disturbingly-real haunted houses based on some of the most horrifying legends in modern pop culture and creepy fairytales from the past. Guests will feel the wrath of the disturbing ‘Raspers’ and infamous serial killer Bloody Face from Asylum. Then there’s the fearsome Salem witches with their bloody rivalry within Coven, and the ghosts of the blood moon in Roanoke from FX’s ground-breaking anthology, American Horror Story. Visitors will also succumb to the overwhelming ‘shine’ and the murderous ghosts inhabiting the eerie Overlook Hotel from Stanley Kubrick’s classic, The Shining. They’ll also fight to survive ‘Jigsaw’s’ scariest game yet, featuring infamous traps from the legendary film series and the upcoming eighth instalment JIGSAW, inside SAW: The Games of Jigsaw. Guests will be kept busy fending off demonic Deadites alongside Ash Williams and his trusty chainsaw from the STARZ Original Series Ash vs Evil Dead. And they can attempt to escape the clutches of the menacing demon Bughuul from the Sinister franchise as well as a gang of bloodthirsty home invaders from the inaugural instalment of The Purge; and Insidious’ paralyzing Lipstick-Face Demon along with the hauntings from Dr Rainier’s nightmarish childhood in The Horrors of Blumhouse. There’s more horror for those who step inside the twisted minds behind Florida’s premier Halloween event in four haunted houses based on spine-chilling original stories And there’s even more scares lurking in the streets of Universal Studios with five unique scare zones, two of which are based on two celebrated horror films -Trick ‘r Treat and The Purge - as well as three haunting original concepts. Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights will also feature two

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▪▪ Trick or treat? You decide. incredible live shows. This year, Academy of Villains returns for a second consecutive year with an all-new show, Academy of Villains: Afterlife – incorporating fearsome elements from this year’s Festival of the Deadliest scare zone. Plus, after 26 years of Excellent Halloween Adventures, Bill and Ted are bringing their Farewell Tour to Halloween Horror Nights to review this year’s most outrageous moments. For a record-breaking 34 select nights through to November 4, guests can experience theme park thrills by day and terrifying horror film chills by night at Halloween Horror Nights. For more information on the Halloween events, visit www. HalloweenHorrorNights.com/ Orlando.

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New flights to Montreal announced AIR Canada has announced a four times weekly direct service to Montreal next summer. The airline also says it will increase capacity on its Vancouver service by 65 per cent next year with the addition of two extra flights, offering a five times weekly service for summer 2018. Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison, welcomed the Air Canada announcement. “Adding the city of Montreal to its route network from Dublin and increasing frequency on its Vancouver service represents a significant expansion of services by Air Canada,”

he said. Air Canada has carried more than one million passengers between Dublin Airport and Canada since it started scheduled flights from Dublin in 2002. Air Canada Sales Manager Ireland,

Bláithín O’Donnell believes the Montreal service will benefit Irish Canadian communities. “It will appeal to both the many Irish with friends and family in this great city and to the Irish Canadian business communities,” she added. ▪▪ Air Canada’s Bláithín O’Donnell and Dublin Airport’s Jon Woolf celebrate the news


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lives to be happier and more successful. This fear can be hidden under a façade of bravado or pretence that everything is okay. It’s very basic stuff, like knowing our value and purpose in life, the basic requirments to increase confidence and happiness levels. Yet this “stuff” requires you to study it and act on it, to decide every day that you believe in yourself and that you will act according to what’s important to you. Recognising that mistakes are inevitable on the road to success, Attracta provides advice on constructively using these missteps to further your achievements and attain growth. Setbacks can actually be key to discovering a stronger sense of self and purpose, and through these practical tools, illuminating personal stories, and easy-to-follow techniques, Attracta sets you on the path to greater self-knowledge and confidence. Whether wishing to alleviate stress in one’s life, having come to a crossroads and desire direction, or a yearning for advancement both personally and professionally, these techniques are designed to transform the reader’s outlook and future.

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Alan Shatter reveals his early life stories ALAN Shatter will be signing copies of his new book in Openminds Book Store in Ballinteer on October 7 at 11am. In ‘Life is a Funny Business’, Shatter revisits his early life experiences and explores how he was shaped and influenced by them. For the first time he describes the tragedy and comedy in his family history and background, depicted through the lens of an Irish Jewish boy growing up in 1950's and 1960's Dublin and his insights as a member of Ireland's small Jewish community. His story travels through the Ireland of the 1970s and his early years of social and political activism and as a lawyer. It ends shortly after Christmas 1981, just over six months following his first election to Dáil Éireann at the age of 30. It also touches on some more recent events of political and historical signifi-

cance linked to his past. His surprising and perceptive narrative uniquely depicts an Ireland of decades partially forgotten, profound changes that have taken place, incidents and events he has not previously publicly discussed and how he coped with childhood adversity. Alan's deeply moving and thoughtful story reveals the real person behind the public figure and what shaped his values, beliefs, character and self deprecating sense of humour. It is a story of love, laughter, tears and resilience. Alan Shatter was born in Dublin on February 14, 1951. He is a law graduate of Trinity College Dublin and has a Diploma in European Integration from the Europa Institute of the University of Amsterdam. He was a partner in the solicitors firm Gallagher Shatter for almost 35 years and waas a member of Dáil Éireann during the periods 1981–2002 and 2007–2016.

He is a former chairperson of FLAC ( the Free Legal Advice Centres), a former chairperson of CARE, an organisation that campaigned for child care and children’s legislation reform in the 1970s and a former President of the Irish Council Against Blood Sports. In 1998 he was the author of a major report that criticised tobacco companies and recommended various controls on smoking and advertising. In the years that followed most of the recommendations made were implemented by government. He is a former chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and of the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning. He was a member of Government as both Minister for Justice and Equality and Minister for Defence (2011– 2014). During Ireland’s Presidency of the European Union in 2013 he was President of

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the EU Council of Justice and Home Affairs Ministers and chaired meetings of EU Defence ministers. He is the author of four

major academic books on Irish family law. He is also the author of ‘Family Planning Irish Style’ (1979) and ‘Laura’ (1989).


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PLANNING & NOTICES PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council I, Treasa Drislane, intend to apply to Dublin City Council for planning permission for development at No. 6 Nutley Avenue, Dublin 4, a semi-detached house. The development will consist of: 1) alterations to the front and side elevations of the house and to the surface of the front garden area. 2) the removal of the existing flat-roofed extensions at the rear and the construction of one and two-storey extensions to the rear and side of the house. 3) the construction of a dormer to the attic at the rear at roof level. 4) various site works associated with the above including the construction of a garden wall in the rear garden. 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 for a new 2 storey, 3 Bedroom Dwelling and new vehicular access with boundary wall and landscaping works to the side of the existing dwelling at 57 Meadow Vale, Deansgrange, Blackrock, Co Dublin by Colm and Kathleen Quinn. The Planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire during its public opening hours. A submission / observation may be made on payment of €20 within a period of 5 weeks from the date the application is received by the Planning Authority.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council Application for retention planning permission for single storey garage extension to side with vehicular access at 53, Connolly Avenue, Inchicore, Dublin 8 signed Tara Jennings. 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 change of house type granted under previous planning ref no D15A/0582 & connect to existing services at 15 Trees Avenue, Stillorgan, Co Dublin for Caoimhe McCahey. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the office of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Dun Laoghaire Co Dublin during its public opening hours. A submission or observation may be made on payment of 20Euros within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Planning Authority of the Application.

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Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council I, Carlotta Guizzardo intend to apply for Permission for development at this site: 38 Balally Terrace, Dundrum, Dublin 16. (within an Architectural Conservation Area) The development will consist of: the demolition of the existing rear extension, with area of 31m2 and construction of a new 1.5 storey extension with area of 84m2 to the rear of the existing 1.5 storey dwelling, re-location of existing rear access door, the demolition of the existing garage / shed with construction of new at 24sqm shed and refurbishment work to the chimney and roof of existing dwelling. 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.

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Ciaran and Mary Hickey seek permission to construct a two-storey detached dwelling house, and associated site works, at 29A Nutgrove Park, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14. This planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County 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.n

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REGISTERED OWNER: Thomas Kenny (OBIT 11MAY-1970). In the matter of the Registration of Title Act 1964 In the matter of An Application of Eleanor (orse Holly) Kelly for Registration as Owner with an Absolute Title.

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Planning Permission is sought for the construction of a two storey side extension to match existing; modifications to the existing dwelling; landscaping, drainage, and associated works at No. 2a Acorn Road, Dundrum, Dublin 16 by Mr. Niall Boylan. 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 Robin Marshall and Clare Pearson intend to apply for Planning Permission at 72 Churchview Road, Killiney, Co. Dublin. The development will consist of the construction of a part pitched roof / part flat roof single storey extension to the front and side containing 1 no. roof light, alterations to the internal ground floor layout along with associated site and drainage works at 72 Churchview Road, Killiney, Co. Dublin, a detached 2 storey dwelling. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire during its public opening hours. A submission/observation may be made on payment of €20 within a period of 5 weeks from the date the application is received by the planning authority.

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TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, (and in particular anybody with knowledge of the whereabouts of the next of kin of THOMAS KENNY of Bornaraltry, Glencullen, Kilternan, County Dublin. Take Notice that Eleanor Kelly of 203 Whitecliff, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16 has lodged an application under Section 49 of the above Act to be registered as full owner with an absolute title of part of Folio DN7164. The map may be inspected at this Registry. All persons objecting to such registration are hereby required to file their objections in writing within one calendar month from the date of publication of this notice. In the absence of objection or in the event of any objection not being sustained registration will be effected.

COUNTY Dublin LANDS: Townland Ballybrack FOLIOS: DN7164

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REGISTERED OWNER: Thomas Kenny (OBIT 11MAY-1970). In the matter of the Registration of Title Act 1964. In the matter of An Application of Regina (orse Renee) Roe nee Walsh for Registration as Owner with an Absolute Title. Application D2015LR0139330B

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TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, (and in particular anybody with knowledge of the whereabouts of the next of kin of THOMAS KENNY of Bornaraltry, Glencullen, Kilternan, County Dublin. Take Notice that Regina Roe of Xanidhu, Glencullen, Kilternan, County Dublin has lodged an application under Section 49 of the above Act to be registered as full owner with an absolute title of part of Folio DN7164. The map may be inspected at this Registry. All persons objecting to such registration are hereby required to file their objections in writing within one calendar month from the date of publication of this notice. In the absence of objection or in the event of any objection not being sustained registration will be effected. Dated this the 4th day of October, 2017

Dated this the 4th day of October, 2017

PLANNING DUBLIN Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Permission is sought for the demolition of the existing garage at the side of the house and its conversion and extension into a 30.6 sqm fibre cement-clad single storey granny flat with separate access. The application includes the re-cladding of the front porch to match the proposed garage conversion and ancillary works integrating the proposed granny flat with the existing accommodation. At N°15 Corrig Avenue A96 N2K8 By Eithne Hagan and Eoin McNamara. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire during its public opening hours. A submission/observation may be made on payment of €20 within a period of 5 weeks from the date the application is received by the planning authority.

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council We, Amarinder Singh & Amy Poulton, intend to apply for Permission for development at green field site adjacent to 89 Mountain View, Crinken Glen, Shankill, Co. Dublin. The development will consist of : 1. Construction of a new single storey 3 bedroom dwelling with proposed connections to public mains sewers and services. 2. Proposed vehicular and pedestrian access exiting onto Mountain View, Crinken Glen, Shankill, Co. Dublin. 3. All structural, drainage, landscaping and associated site works to be implemented. The application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority during its’ public opening hours and a submission or observation may be made to the Planning Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

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EDUCATION

Graduates start with ESB

OVER 20 graduates from across the capital began a prestigious three-year development programme in ESB last week.

A total of 70 graduates from Irish third level institutions, spanning fields of engineering, IT, HR, marketing, trading and finance were chosen for the programme - and 23 of them are from Dublin. ESB’s tailored Graduate Development Programme is aimed at helping graduates develop both professionally and personally. It forms part of an ambitious drive by the company to recruit high-calibre talent from third level institutions around the country. This year’s graduates will be placed across five business units – ESB International, ESB Networks, Generation and Wholesale Markets, Business Services Centre and Electric Ireland. The graduates studied in a

▪▪ Pictured at Croke Park are (l-r): Liam Kennedy (Navan Road); Emily Barrett (Clontarf); Ben O’Brien (Glasnevin); Pat Naughten, ESB Executive Director; Sam Skelton (Swords); Aidan O’Halloran (Newry, Co Down); Garron Clarke (North Strand); Glenn O’Reilly (Swords); Thomas Mac Hale (Drumcondra) and Saoirse Flood (Navan Road) cross section of universities and Institutes of Technology from the island of Ireland and beyond. Pat Naughton, ESB Executive Director, Group People and Sustainability, wel-

comed the Dublin graduates on their induction week in Croke Park. “These graduates join us at an exciting time,” he said. “As ESB celebrates 90 years, the energy sector is

undergoing a major transition which will require fresh and innovate thinking. “ESB is leading Ireland’s transition to a low carbon society, putting in place solutions today that will leave a

Open day at Irish school AN EXCELLENT all-Irish boarding school for girls situated in the Dingle Peninsula in Co Kerry is hosting open days on Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15, from 12 noon to 4pm. Coláiste Íde is renowned for its high standard of post-primary education. The college has a strong focus on personal development and each student reaches her potential in an environment that fosters self-confidence, independence and self-esteem. Students leave Coláiste Íde confident, capable, well-educated and well prepared to enter third level education. The open day will facilitate years 2018, 2019 and future years. Further details available by calling 066-9151211 or visit www.colaisteide.com.

▪▪ Pictured at Croke Park are (l-r): Brian Carolan (Stillorgan); Haozhang Li (Mount Merrion); Conor Browne (Blackrock); Katie Ryder (Rialto); Conor McGlade (Rathfarnham); Pat Naughten, ESB Executive Director; Conor Dundon (Glenageary); Binang Gamit (Stillorgan); Meave Coll (Sandymount); Cian Haddock (Leopardstown) and Tim Brophy (Rathfarnham). positive legacy for generations to come. “Our 70 new colleagues will play an important part in building this brighter, more sustainable future, as the company seeks to remain at

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Targeted at car drivers who are occasional users of the M50, easytrip is offering to pay up to four M50 penalty notices per driver as well as the chance to sign up to a ‘pay as you go’ easytrip toll tag to avoid getting a fine in the future. Car drivers that have received an M50 penalty notice can simply contact easytrip to get the penalty paid, set up an account and start saving on M50 tolls. The easytrip ‘pay the fine’ campaign will be running for a limited four week period from September 25. The M50 toll costs €3.10 per journey for cars that don’t have an electronic toll tag. With an easytrip tag, motorists only pay €2.10. This is a saving of €1 per journey, which can save a commuting motorist over €500 per year. Colin Delaney, CEO of ea-

sytrip Ireland, said: “Motorists who occasionally use the M50 intend to pay the toll charge yet many miss the 8pm deadline the following day. “This is not un-common, as we all have busy lives and important destinations to reach. “Unfortunately, those drivers that do forget receive an M50 penalty notice letter in the post. M50 toll penalties can exceed €40 if not paid within 14 days, and €100 if not paid within 56 days with the threat of legal proceedings to follow if still unpaid. “We want to remove the stress of getting an M50 penalty notice, in particular for those drivers that are infrequent users of the M50,” Mr Delaney said. “That’s why we are offering to pay current M50 penalty notices for motorists. It is also why we are announcing a new easytrip customer account with no monthly fees – an account that will protect those occasionally users of the M50 from receiving a penalty notice in the future and most importantly save them money.” The new ‘pay as you go’ easytrip account has no

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STAMPA 2017 Stampa, the Irish National Stamp Exhibition, takes place from Friday, October 6 to Sunday October 8 from 11am to 6pm (5pm on Sunday) and entry is €5.

OCEAN AFTER NATURE EXHIBITION A major new exhibition, ‘The Ocean After Nature’, is open at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.

This three-day event is a wonderful opportunity to see stamp collecting in action. An Post will provide some special exhibits from their archives and there will also be a display of miniature model post boxes. It’s happening at the Griffith Conference Centre, Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin 8.

This free exhibition, which will run until January 7, 2018, is curated by Alaina Claire Feldman and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. It explores the ocean as a site reflecting the ecological, cultural, political, and economic realities of a globalised world.

SIMON HOME RUN The Dublin Simon Community’s annual Fun Run takes place at 10am in Phoenix Park on Saturday, October 7.

‘Double Movement’ includes works in film, installation, sculpture, text and photography and stems from the artist's in-depth research into the now defunct Eblana Theatre, which was located in the basement of Dublin’s famous central bus station Busáras. The exhibition runs until November 18 at No. 5-9 Temple Bar and admission is free.

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This is a compelling theatrical tapestry revealing for young audiences (aged 3-7) infused with Irish the wit, triumph and tragedy of Oscar Wilde in an traditional music, puppetry, and folklore. explosion of richness, boldness, passion and beauty. It runs at the Bewley’s Café Theatre in the PowerIt tells the story of Farmer Lonán who one sum- scourt Townhouse until October 14. See www.bewmer’s day discovers a magical whistle hidden in a leyscafetheatre.com hare’s nest. Suspecting that it belongs to the fairy folk who live at the edge of his farm, Lonán decides that the whistle should be returned to its rightful owners. It’s at the National Concert Hall on Saturday, October 7 at 12.30pm and it’s selling out fast.

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A variety of busking acts from around the country will be performing in Smithfield Square on Sunday, October 8, as part of Busker Fleadh! This is a free family event that showcases the best of independent music and performance in an electrifying atmosphere. The line up of performers will cover a range of genres, ages and nationalities. Aside from the musical talents, spectators will wander the cobbles of Smithfield and enjoy choirs and circus street performers. The Busker Fleadh is held in association with COMEDY NIGHT AT LAUGHTER LOUNGE the Smithfield Stoneybatter Food Festival, a gastronomy fare taking place in the area from Friday A new comedy night comes to the Laughter October 6 to Sunday October 8. Lounge, Eden Quay, Dublin, every Wednesday beginning on October 4 with Seann Walsh. THE FAR Charming and charismatic, a natural motormouth, Brighton’s Seann Walsh is the most frighteningly precocious talent to emerge from the UK comedy circuit in ages. Tickets are on sale now for all shows via Ticketmaster and the Laughter Lounge. 

FIELD Ceol Connected’s The Far Field is an irresistibly joyful musical tale

Michael Judd returns with his ever popular performance of The Importance of Being Oscar in an edited show for lunchtime.

ANTIQUES & VINTAGE FAIR Vintage Ireland will host their largest Antiques & Vintage Fair of the year so far at The Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, on Sunday, October 8, from 11am till 6pm. The fair will feature over 40 antiques and vintage traders, offering thousands of rare and unique finds. Traditional collectables on offer will include rare coins, banknotes and books. Admission to the fair is €3.50, or just €2.50 with the voucher included in this week’s Southside People. Entry is free for Under 15s when accompanied by a supervising adult.

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Temple Bar Gallery + Studios presents a new exhibition by Irish artist Gavin Murphy.

With the homeless situation worse than ever, Simon is asking people to hit the pavement and come together, not just for fun but for homes. To register, visit www.dubsimon.ie or call 01-6715551.

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

▪▪ Crowds gather in O’Connell Street in 1940 to welcome Gene Autry, the singing cowboy, who was appearing at the Theatre Royal. His visit created great excitement and the shows were a sell-out. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Ireland’ (Central Dublin), by Derek Stanley. Published by Gill & Macmillan/The History Press.

▪▪ Irish Press, October 30, 1964 ▪▪ Freeman’s Journal, October 7, 1817

▪▪ Irish Independent, October 5, 1935

▪▪ Freeman’s Journal, October 30, 1826

▪▪ St Patrick’s Cathedral, c. 1914. The cathedral is built on the oldest Christian site in Dublin and St Patrick is said to have baptised some converts there around AD 450. John Comyn, Archbishop of Dublin, began building the church in 1191 and it became a cathedral in 1213. However, much of the original construction was destroyed in a fire in the 14th century and had to be rebuilt. Jonathan Swift, author of ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ and a champion of the poor, who was Dean from 1713 to 1745, is buried in the cathedral. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Ireland’ (Central Dublin), by Derek Stanley. Published by Gill & Macmillan/ The History Press. ▪▪ Freeeman’s Journal, October 30, 1827

▪▪ Irish Press, October 8, 1964


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