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Part of Dublin People Media Group Tel: 01 8621611 Vol.22. No.36

5 September - 11 September ‘18




Going, going, nearly gone



Face of the future

Jack Gleeson

to start within weeks. The shopping centre buildings will be DUBLIN City Council is being urged not to delay demolished in their entirety, together with redeveloping the site the former health centre at Ballymun Shopping and a number of service Centre, which is due to buildings. demolished shortly. The existing car park to The council has the South East of the site finally secured vacant possession of the site and will remain but about work on removing the Continued on page 2 iconic centre is expected


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Chloe Wheatley (12) from Mother of Divine Grace has fun during the Energize workshop YOUNG students from Mother of Divine Grace in Ballygall were blinded with science when they were recently invited to test activities and experiments for a new science education programme. Energize is coming to over 5,000 primary school students around Ireland in the coming school year and it’s designed to cultivate an interest in science so that students continue with the subject in their second level education. Labour market data shows that Ireland continues to experience a skills shortage in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) sector despite major growth and employment opportunities. Continued on page 2

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Council urged not to delay redevelopment replaced with a mixed use development of retail and residential,” she added. “The last thing we need is a gapping hole in the middle of our town centre for the next decade. “There should be no delay in Dublin City Council advertising this land to interested parties. “It is a prime site in the heart of Ballymun, close The old Garda Station at the Shopping Centre. to the M50, the airport Contined from page 1 submissions on the plans and Dublin City University and it would be a great expired last month. investment.” Ballymun Independent half the current 400 Demolition of the centre Councillor, Noeleen Reilly, spaces available will be will mark the end of an says demolition of the inaccessible. era for Ballymun. The The council published its shopping centre must original Town Centre was plans during the summer lead the way for “great due to be built alongside development”. and no objections to the housing when plans “The buildings must levelling the old complex for the suburb were first be demolished but we were lodged before the put forward in the 1960s. also need to have them opportunity for public However, just as there have been delays in demolishing the centre, there were also delays in building it with residents in the new high-rise estate relying on temporary West shopping facilities for a 80-83 Omni park S.C Santry, Dublin 9. number of years before it Tel:01-8621611 was finally built. It was the first major shopping centre on the Northside, rivalling West the famous Stillorgan 1 Shopping Centre south of tter Stoneyba the Liffey and attracting is largest gay neighbourhood shoppers from all over the city. However, as Ballymun declined, so did the centre and during the ‘80s open drug dealing just metres from the Garda station We really are mad about plants! was a prominent feature. GARDEN SHEDS The regeneration plan brought hope for a fresh start and a new town centre was included in the ‘Masterplan for a new Ballymun’ in 1998. CONTACTS In 2003 Treasury General Manager: Conor Mahon Holdings applied for permission to build a 170,000 sq mt mixed-use Group Editor: Tony Mccullagh town centre scheme that would have revamped the Northside People West Editor: Jack Gleeson Part of Dublin People Media Group 8621611 Vol.22. No.27 Tel: 01


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IT’S official - Stoneybatter is Ireland’s largest gay neighbourhood. And an analysis by property listings website has found that rent and house prices are surging faster in the country’s top 10 gay communities. At least 7 percent of the population were estimated to be in samesex relationships in Ireland’s top 10 ‘PrideFilled Places’ report, with Stoneybatter coming out on top with a figure of 8.9

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house prices have risen by 72 percent in these areas, compared with a 60 percent rise in over 30 neighbouring districts that were also analysed. The research was conducted by economist and assistant professor of economics at Trinity College Dublin, Ronan Lyons. Commenting on the findings, he said: “In Dublin’s 10 most PrideFilled Places, 8 percent of the population are in same-sex relationships, almost three times the fraction elsewhere in the city.

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existing shopping centre and built new units on an additional eight acres. However, the project ran into difficulties and it took six years before permission was finally approved but the recession was just starting to bite and it was no longer considered to economically viable. With the developers bust, Dublin City Council bought the NAMA interest in the Shopping Centre in order to continue the regeneration. Despite investing over €3.5 million the crumbling centre couldn’t be saved and the final nail in its coffin was hammered home when anchor tenants Tesco left in 2014. The council decided that refurbishing the shopping centre would not be economically feasible due to the cost and the fact that the aging complex would find it difficult to compete with modern facilities at Omni Park and Charlestown. Ballymun has been without major shopping facilities for over four years now and Cllr Reilly says it’s a reminder of the regeneration’s failures. “The Ballymun Shopping Centre is the single biggest reminder to anyone that lives in Ballymun what went wrong with the regeneration,” she said. “There were so many promises about what would and wouldn’t happen with the centre over the last two decades, none of which were ever completed and the centre fell into disrepair and businesses starting pulling out. “Now we have an opportunity to change that.” Advertising Sales 01-8621611 Find us on Facebook NOTICE:

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Jonathan McCrea with Kathleen Duffy (12) and Chloe Wheatley (12) at Mother of Divine Grace school. PHOTOS: SHANE O’NEILL/SON PHOTOGRAPHIC

Facing into the future

Contined from page 1 students completing Energize will enjoy their involvement and will feel Energize will see encouraged to continue 200 volunteers from with STEM-related studies businesses around the country recruited, trained into second level and beyond.” and supported by JAI to Ian O’Flynn of Gas facilitate the roll-out of the in-classroom programme. Networks Ireland, said the power provider was proud Energize is being to support the science delivered by Gas education programme. Networks Ireland, in “We see it as a vital partnership with Junior investment in all of our Achievement Ireland futures,” he added. ( JAI) and it’s backed by “Energize will introduce science communicator and broadcaster, Jonathan students to energy, physics, chemistry and McCrea, who joined biology in an unexpected, the Mother of Divine informative and enjoyable Grace pupils for some educational fun to get the way and will promote energy awareness and programme started. “Planning for our future demonstrate how forensic science can help solve and tackling issues that crime. impact the world we live “The programme is in increasingly depends designed to nurture a on scientists, engineers positive attitude towards and innovators,” he said. “It’s absolutely vital that science and in the longer term we want to we encourage curiosity and creativity, as these are cultivate a greater number of science graduates the common elements in all science and innovation. and STEM skilled professionals. “Programmes like “Encouraging, educating Energize allow people and supporting children with STEM-related as they move forward in roles to share their enthusiasm with students. their lives is central to this programme and we are I’m delighted to see delighted to play a part in the youngsters asking helping them reach their questions, conducting full potential.” experiments, making Helen Raftery, CEO of observations, doing their JAI, believes it’s critical analysis and discussing that industry and their conclusions – all of education come together which are core skills. to excite young people “Getting to work with about studying science industry volunteers and the skills required for on content that is success. complementary to the “It is through the primary curriculum support of partners like is a great learning Gas Networks Ireland that opportunity. we are able to connect our |I’m sure those young

students with business volunteers who in turn share their insights and expertise, linking the classroom and the ‘realworld’ to enhance their learning experience,” she continued. “We look forward to continuing in partnership with Gas Networks Ireland to ensure 5,000 primary students enjoy the opportunity to learn about STEM in the coming years.” Energize will be delivered to sixth class primary school students across the country. Volunteers from member organisations will begin facilitating the programme in the coming weeks. Energize will be promoting STEM to primary school students in a fun, interactive way. If you would like to register your interest in having Energize delivered in your school, contact Junior Achievement Ireland at

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Oran meets his hero John Terry at Stamford Bridge in 2013 in the Sky Sports programme, ‘My Special Day’. PHOTO: JOHN TERRY/INSTAGRAM impossible by extracting a smile (and photo-op) from then Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and even grabbed a few words with the normally camera-shy club owner, Roman Abramovich. Oran’s TV appearance was a big hit with my football mad sons who replayed it constantly. The fact that they knew him personally was a major sense of pride to them. In an Instagram post last week, John

Terry paid tribute to Oran. “Absolutely devastated to hear the terribly sad news that my little mate Oran Tully has passed away,” he wrote. “Oran loved Chelsea Football Club and knew everything about every Chelsea player past and present. RIP mate. My condolences, love and thoughts are with the Tully family.” Many positive things have been written about Oran since his tragic

passing. Our prayers and sympathies lie first and foremost with his family and friends. Those of us who only knew him casually can only imagine the magnitude of their loss. It was impossible not to be affected in a positive way when you came into contact with Oran. He will be remembered as one of life’s true gentlemen and the epitome of everything that is good about sport. May he rest in peace.

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New Discovery and Learning Centre opens at Dublin Zoo DUBLIN Zoo’s new €3 million Discovery and Learning Centre has been officially opened by President Michael D Higgins. The new centre includes two classrooms and a lecture theatre as well as the discovery centre that will be open to students, schools and colleges throughout Ireland. President Higgins was joined at the opening ceremony by President of the Zoological Society of Ireland, Michael Daly and Director of Dublin Zoo, Leo Oosterweghel. The new centre provides immersive education experiences in biodiversity, wildlife conservation, ecology and zoology and its housed in an entirely new building within the zoo. Its two large classrooms are designed to ensure the exciting, interactive

programmes and workshops will be delivered to the best standards in education practice. The lecture theatre will host both lectures and educational conferences for up to 110 people in its auditorium. The Discovery Centre is home to a full-size giraffe skeleton, a model of a southern white rhinoceros, a pair of African lions and a nesting ostrich amongst many other fascinating animal specimens. It is designed to bring visitors on a visual and tactile journey of discovery about hundreds of species and spark curiosity and a sense of wonder for the natural world for all visiting Dublin Zoo. Speaking at the official opening, zoo director Leo Oosterweghel said it was

a significant moment in the history of Dublin Zoo, as well as environmental and conservation education in Ireland. “The new Discovery and Learning Centre at Dublin Zoo is a world class facility open to any student in Ireland who wishes to further their knowledge of the environment and conservation,” he continued. “We have designed this facility to inspire curiosity of the natural world. “The establishment of the Discovery and Learning Centre places Dublin Zoo as leading provider of environmental and conservation education in Ireland and we are very pleased to have President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins to open this fantastic building.”

Andrew Tenant (4) has some fun in the new Discovery Centre. PHOTO: PATRICK BOLGER Manager of the zoo’s Discovery and Learning Department, Aileen Tennant, spoke about the role the new facility would have for education

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DialEmma hopes to call in burlesque beauty crown A BURLESQUE artist from Smithfield is in the running to take this year’s cabaret crown. Performer DialEmma (Emma Weafer) is pushing herself in new directions in a bid to take home the Miss Burlesque Ireland 2018 crown. DialEmma, who hails from Tallaght originally and has been living in Smithfield for the past 10 years, has been a wellknown regular on the Dublin cabaret, drag, and burlesque scenes since the year 2000 when she began her performance career in The George. In 2011 she co-founded underCURRENT Seriously Camp Cabaret, an inclusive queer cabaret troupe, with her wife and fellow performer Lady K. Through producing the troupe, the pair began to explore the burgeoning

burlesque scene in Dublin. “Although our troupe blossomed out of the gay scene originally, I’ve always had an interest in a wide range of alternative nightlife entertainment forms,” Emma says. “I’ve found the burlesque scene to be incredibly welcoming and supportive and an absolute fountain of creativity. “We’ve always had burlesque as part of our troupe’s shows and that element has grown from strength to strength in the past couple of years through collaboration with some of the incredible artists we’ve met.” Although DialEmma’s performance style has always been lip synch and dance based she has found herself incorporating more and

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Shelbourne sensation urges support for women’s football

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game with European giants the Netherlands. “To play for Ireland has been amazing, and with Colin Bell in there too, it’s been so good,” Jessica told Northside People. One of nine children, Ziu has enjoyed her continued involvement with Shels and says the academy is an ideal place for young girls to flourish. She said it gives her the opportunity to play with friends regularly and provides a great way to be active outside of school. “The Shelbourne coaches have been really good and have helped me loads since I moved up to the Women's National League side three months ago,” Jessica stated. The talented teenager has made a strong impression on her older teammates and manager, already taking corners for the senior side, showing excellent initiative and skill. Moving quickly from the Under 16 side to the Under 18 side, Jessica Ziu is a perfect example of the opportunity that Shelbourne FC Academy gives young girls. When she was five, she pleaded with her mother to let her join a club with her brothers.

They eventually gave in to her persistence, but the Shelbourne FC Academy has proven an ideal place to grow her superb talent. Jessica’s mother, Sandra,

explained: “Jess has been a great player ever since she started. Moving up at Shels from Under 12, she has just really loved it and looks forward to going down every week.” The Larkin College student, who can play anywhere across the midfield, has a host of awards to her name already. She was the extremely worthy winner of the Herald Sports Star of the Year prize in May 2017. Last year, she was a shortlisted nominee in the Northside People Community & Sports Awards 2017. Having also played with the Ireland Under 16 team at a development tournament in Mayo, her international career is only beginning. Since she’s got the international bug, Jessica said she is definitely aiming to make it to the senior Ireland team. “You see the games with 7,000 people at them and I‘d love to be there, although I think more could be done for the women’s game,” Jessica

said. She would like to see more support for women’s football and feels frustrated by the lack of investment in the sport. A Shelbourne FC representative told Northside People: "Running an Elite Academy and a Women's National League setup is costly and we really need the support of the business community to help us provide opportunities for elite female athletes. “The recent success of the women's hockey team and the great PR it generated for their sponsor, SoftCo, just goes to show what can be achieved.”

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Entertainment The Academic to play Vicar Street this Christmas 10

WHAT a year it has been for The Academic! From releasing a debut album that went straight to the top of the album charts to playing sold out shows across the world, it has been nothing short of a jaw-dropping few months for the indie rock band from Westmeath. Let’s not forget opening for The Rolling Stones at Croke Park earlier this

year and selling out their biggest show to date at the outdoor Iveagh Gardens during the summer. Now the band have announced a return to Dublin where they will play Vicar Street on December 15. Lead singer Craig Fitzgerald said: “Vicar Street is like our spiritual home; it is our favourite

venue in the country. “We have been out of the country for most of the year, travelling all over the world playing shows, but we always had it in our head to make sure we could get a show in at Vicar Street before the end of the year for all the Irish fans. There is no place like it - it is going to be a big night.” Formed in 2013,

The Academic, which includes Matthew Murtagh (guitar/vocals), Stephen Murtagh (bass) and Dean Gavin (drums), saw their debut studio album, ‘Tales from the Backseat’, become the number one album in Ireland for the week in January. They first came to prominence with the release of their single

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It has been nothing short of a jaw-dropping few months for the indie rock band from Westmeath. ‘Bear Claws’ in July 2017, an anthemic track similar in style to the music of The Strokes. The track received further attention after the premiere of their music video for the track. The video, which was performed live on a Facebook video stream, utilised a clever technique where they used a delay in

the stream to create a musical loop, to which they gradually added vocals and instruments. In October of last year, they released a new single, ‘Permanent Vacation’, and announced that their debut LP, ‘Tales from the Backseat’, would be released early the following year. However, at exactly

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Metropolis returns for October Bank Holiday weekend THE award-winning Metropolis Festival is set to return for its fourth outing in the RDS following last year’s triumphant sell-out Bank Holiday Weekend. The multi-stage, indoor winter music festival and conference, which launched in 2015 in the RDS, was the first of its kind in Ireland. Taking place across the October Bank Holiday Weekend (October 27 and Sunday 28), the event has created a whole new experience in the Irish festival landscape. Music flows out of bespoke stages, housed in multiple warehouse spaces within the RDS, while conversations take place with Red Bull Music Academy and various installations that challenge the senses. One of the objectives, the organisers say, is to create a unique and

abstract identity each year to continuously captivate its audience. Over the last three years, this unique indoor has become a staple on the Irish festival calendar. They recently announced Villagers will headline and curate the Saturday night of Metropolis following a brilliant performance on the main stage for the inaugural All Together Now alongside Fleet Foxes and First Aid Kit over the August Bank Holiday. The inimitable Roisin Murphy will also be taking to the stage with her incredible repertoire of all out danceable hits. The pop goddess has recently released a series of selfdirected videos for new tracks, including ‘All My Dreams’ and ‘Plaything’. Meanwhile, the Canadian singer, songwriter and producer Mac Demarco will return

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Packed season at Draíocht theatre THERE’S a whole lot of entertainment lined up on our doorsteps thanks to the new season kicking off in Draíocht this autumn. With a nod to Dorothy in Wizard of Oz, the Dublin 15 venue is pitching its season with the catchline ‘there’s no place like home’. Home certainly will be the focus in Draíocht’s major ‘Home Theatre’ project that culminates in 90 performances in homes all across D15 on the one night, October 6. But even if there isn’t a performance in your living room, you can experience some of these plays as Coolmine Panto Group will be performing ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at Draiocht. part of Dublin Theatre Festival from connections we have to the people ‘The Wizard of Oz’ this year, in a October 10-13 on Draíocht’s main production that will see her and Toto around us. stage. Draíocht is also preparing for being transported from their home in No less than 46 professional actors Culture Night with three free films Kansas to the land of Oz, with Lovely and directors are involved in the lined up for the 4k cinema. Witch of the North, Dorothy’s Auntie 20-minute monologues written with Later this autumn, music fans can inspiration from the 60 Home Theatre Gertie, and a variety of well-known enjoy performances from Red Hurley, colourful characters hot in pursuit. Project participants. The 4 of Us, Christy Dignam, Declan The theme of home filters through They’re all from Dublin 15 and have O’Rourke, while comedy audiences to the Gallery Spaces at Draíocht been enjoying monthly workshops are in for a treat with The Nualas, too, with ‘Mulhuddart Satellite’, with artistic director, Veronica Colin Murphy and Deirdre O’Kane all an exhibition by Draíocht Artist in Coburn, since last April. taking to the stage. Residence, Michael McLoughlin, Eager beavers can purchase early Ballet Ireland is back with The opening in November. bird tickets for €15 before September Nutcracker and Coolmine Musical Through soundscapes and artworks, 7. 11-TGI-Hens-NSPeople-260x160mm-160718.pdf 1 16/07/2018 15:40 Society will be performing ‘Michael the exhibition will explore place, And getting back to Dorothy, Collins – A Musical Drama’. Coolmine Panto Group are presenting belonging, friendships and the






















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DATA recently released by Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, shows that anxiety was the most common mental health difficulty among young people using its service in 2017. At 39 percent, the figure has increased by seven percent in just three years. Dr Gillian O’Brien, Director of Clinical Governance at Jigsaw, says there are a number of reasons behind the increase. “While many of the factors that contribute to the experience of anxiety amongst young people who come to Jigsaw for support are not new - parental separation, traumatic experiences, peer pressure, exam stress - we are also seeing the impact of issues that are more particular to life in 2018. “There is a deepening sense of uncertainty amongst many young

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IF YOU fancy getting creative this month check out the workshops being run by the talented designers from 29 Bride Street. The small Irish design studio is making a name for itself after just a few months in business with products available at weekends from 29 Bride Street, Dublin 8 as well as in outlets including the Irish Design Shop in Drury Street, Dublin 2. Craftworker Monika Gleeson will be hosting a morning of Fabric Bucket Construction on Saturday, September 29 from 10am1pm at The Constant Knitter, Francis Street Dublin 9. During this workshop participants will make a fabric planter bucket using 29 Bride Street’s original hand screenprinted fabric. All of 29 Bride Street’s designs are printed onto Irish Linen. The Fabric Bucket Construction workshop is on Later on September Saturday, September 29 from 10am-1pm. 29, from 1.30-5.30pm, Craftworker Liz Walsh will be hosting an afternoon of Rubber Stamp Carving and Block Printing. In this hands-on class, participants will create designs and patterns based on basic geometric and organic shapes. Then they’ll carve their stamp block and explore printing on various materials. All materials, tools, and instruction will be provided, including items to print on such as a small notebook, a towel and greeting cards. Participants will also take home lots of fabric samples for future craft projects. The cost of the Fabric Bucket Construction is €55 while the rubber stamp carving and block printing afternoon is €75. Class sizes are limited and the workshops tend to fill up fast so sign up early at or email 29bridestreet@ 4th, 5th, 6th class pupils and parents are welcome for more Application forms available on night or from office details.

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A sporting chance at IT Carlow THE new €15 million South Sports Campus at Institute of Technology Carlow is expected to cement its position as one of Ireland’s leading third-level institutes for the provision of sport and physical activity. Situated 1km from the Institute’s main campus on the Kilkenny Road in Carlow town, the sod was turned this summer for the world-class training facility. The first phase of the project will deliver six full-size playing pitches, comprising one allweather artificial GAA pitch, one grass GAA pitch, two grass soccer pitches and two grass rugby pitches. Works will also include LED floodlighting and a 1.6km looped walking trail. Phase two, to commence next summer, will encompass a 400m athletics track and a pavilion building, to include changing rooms, meeting rooms and ancillary spaces.

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Construction machinery seminar A DAY-LONG seminar for those considering an apprenticeship in the construction plant and machinery sector is being organised by Komatsu distributor, McHale Plant Sales. The seminar will be held at its offices on Greenogue Industrial Estate, Rathcoole, on a date yet to be finalised in late September or early October. Free to participants, the programme will comprise

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End of the road for the VW Beetle THERE'S some sad news for Beetle lovers as Volkswagen has announced the end of an era. It was shortly after the first post-war Christmas 1945 that the first of the Volkswagen Type 1 – the model which, as the Beetle, would subsequently be sold more than 21 million times – rolled off the production line. Here in Ireland, the Beetle was assembled from 1950 to 1977 and was priced at £465 when it first went on sale. A deal was struck in 1949 when Motor Distributors Limited, founded by Stephen O’Flaherty, secured the franchise with the agreement

eventually signed off on June 22, 1950. And on September 7 of that year, the Irish Press announced that “the ‘People’s Car’ or Volkswagen is to be assembled in Dublin from the end of this present month.” It went on to add that “so far it has not been possible to determine the exact retail price but it is expected to be in the region of £450.” It would go on sale at £465. The first consignment of cars was delivered in Dublin in October 1950 and The Irish Independent on Tuesday, October 31, 1950, reported that “the agreement with the Irish company for assembling outside Germany is the first of its kind the German

firm has made in its foreign sales.” After the first shipment of 24 vehicles, another 24 were shipped in November of that month. Stephen O’Flaherty had bought a former tram depot on the Shelbourne Road in Dublin. From an output of 46 units in 1950 to 2,155 in 1952, the assembly business outgrew the Shelbourne Road premises and in 1955 was transferred to a new

factory on Dublin’s Naas Road. Assembly continued in Ireland until 1974, when fully built-up units started to arrive. The Beetle averaged 3,000-4,000 units per year for most of the 30 years it was on sale, reaching its highest figure of 5,288 in 1972. Production at the original Beetle’s last manufacturing location in Puebla, Mexico, was discontinued at the

end of July 2003. With over 21 million vehicles built, the Beetle had become an automotive icon, loved by many millions of people. Its characteristic shape is recognised everywhere. Volkswagen unveiled the latest Beetle simultaneously in Shanghai, Berlin and New York. The designers had consistently followed their briefing to “design a new original”. In contrast to

the New Beetle of 1998, the silhouette of the original Beetle was more strongly emphasised. Typical design features of the Beetle and the New Beetle, such as the round headlights, exposed wings and the shape of the bonnet and door sills, were of course retained. Production of the Beetle has now ceased, but there is still a chance for some Irish buyers to get their hands on the model before


it’s too late, with a limited supply across Volkswagen retailers – priced from €25,350. The Beetle design is available with a 105 hp 1.2-litre TSI petrol engine with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG. Alternatively, buyers can choose a 2.0-litre TDI with 110 hp with a fivespeed manual or sevenspeed DSG. The Beetle R-Line is available with more powerful engines.

Common mistakes drivers make with air conditioning IT’S been a long time since people would set out on a trip in the early hours of the morning to avoid driving under the hot sun - or driving along the motorway with the windows down to reduce heat build-up in the car. Unlike today, air conditioning was not standard equipment in the 1980s. It takes three years to develop each model’s cooling system. This time is used to study the geometry of the ducts and vents in 3D, and virtual simulations are performed to predict how the air will flow inside the car. Nevertheless, people still make mistakes when using the air of it. conditioning. Below are 1. Turning on the air five of the most common conditioning full blast as ones and a few tips on soon as you get in the car. how to make better use

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South Africa has some of the best game reserves in the world and offers multiple destinations for game viewing, though the most well known is Kruger National Park. There is no bad time to go on safari here and whether you choose a selfdrive or go with an experienced guide you're in for a treat. See if you can tick off sightings of the amazing ‘Big 5’ -lion, leopard, rhinoceros elephant, and Cape buffalo - while you're there to truly make it a trip to remember.


Every year, millions of people take the aerial cableway to the top of Table Mountain - South Africa's most iconic landmark - to enjoy the stunning views and amazing sights from the summit. The flat-topped summit of Table Mountain offers the most breathtaking vistas of Cape Town and the ocean beyond. Table Mountain is a true South African showstopper and one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

Get up close and personal with amazing wildlife in Kruger National Park located here.


As the place where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years of imprisonment, a visit to Robben Island promises to be a poignant experience and is one of Cape Town's most humbling tours. The prison was still fully functioning until 1996 and the site now has UNESCO World Heritage status and is preserved as a sobering memorial to those political prisoners, including Mandela, who served time here.


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Dublin City Council I, Alan Hoey wish to apply for planning permission to construct a single story home gymnasium, hobbies room and domestic store room to rear garden at 64 Finglas Park, Finglas East, Dublin 11. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy between the hours of 9.00am - 4.30pm at the offices of Dublin City Council, Planning Department, Block 4,Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to Dublin City Council on payment of a fee of €20.00 within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

Dublin City Council We, Richard Walsh and Shauna Garry wish to apply for planning permission to construct a single and 2 story extension to rear incorporating Kitchen Dining room at ground floor and new bedroom at 1st floor and all associated site works at 39 The Paddock, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy between the hours of 9.00am - 4.30pm at the offices of Dublin City Council, Planning Department, Block 4,Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to Dublin City Council on payment of a fee of €20.00 within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

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PLANNING DUBLIN Fingal County Council We, Micheal & Martina Carroll intend to apply for planning permisson for extensions and modifications to existing 2.5 storey detached dwelling to include a) removal of existing front (south) single storey conservatory type extension and flat roof balcony and replacement of same with part single storey, part 2 storey extension with flat roofs including rooflights, b) new bay window to replace existing ground floor window on front elevation c) removal of existing first floor dormer window on front elevation and replacement of same with first floor extension of external walls with new flat roof, d) external modifications including new and amended window and door positions on all elevations, replacement of existing roof tiles with new slates, e) removal of 6 no existing roof lights on rear (north) roof slope and replacement of same with 2 no. new dormer type windows on attic level, f) internal modifications on ground, first floor and attic level to provide complete rearrangement of internal layout, g) single storey ground floor extension to rear (north), h) rearrangement of existing driveway, garden and front entrance to set back existing entrance gate position and provide new pedestrian gate and i) all associated site development works on site area of circa 0.098 Ha. at No. 12, Deerpark Lawn, Castleknock, Dublin 15. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation 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.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council Fergal Shevlin, Glenburnie, 79 Knockmaroon, Chapelizod, Dublin 20, wishes to apply for Planning Permission for development at the above address. The Development will consist of the demolition of sections of existing perimeter masony walls and construction of 2 no. vehicular & pedestrian access gates (off Knockmaroon), either side of existing dwelling set back from main carriageway with all associated site works. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council 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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Everything I do ‘Everything I Do’ is a music-based theatre production by two Dublin based artists, Zoe Ní Riordáin and Maud Lee, formerly known as the band Maud in Cahoots. Now working under a new company name, ‘ONE TWO ONE TWO’, the duo turn to live theatrical performance to showcase their work in a cutting edge, avant-garde spectacle! ‘Everything I Do’ is a live concept album of original pop songs, performed by Ni Riordain and directed by Lee. ‘Everything I Do’ takes place at the Project Arts Centre from September 7-15. Tickets cost €15/13 at (online booking now) or Dublin Fringe Festival, Box Office, Tel: 1850 374 643.

RAFT RACE AGAINST HOMELESSNESS Depaul’s Annual Raft Race Against Homelessness is a fun-filled, different day out for all the family. It’s a series of races between teams of four on pre-made rafts. The team who wins the lot takes home the winners cup! There’s no prep required – just register, pay a team entry fee (which goes directly to supporting homeless people in need) and show up on the day. Depaul will provide the rafts, oars and lifejackets, music, goodies and fun! It makes a great team day for companies and teams of mates. This year’s event takes place at 11am in Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2 on Saturday, September 8. Register at


Vanessa Vanhorn is a dolphin expert and she’ll be sharing her stories of swimming with these amazing creatures at the Clockwork Door, 51 Wellington Quay, on Saturday September 9 when you can learn about dolphins' fascinating superpowers, and why protecting these beautiful animals is so important. Listen to stories of dolphins in the wild, and how free diving with these animals can improve you and the world. The talk lasts for 1 hour and the entrance fee is €5 with unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits.

DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL Fringe is about discovery and the 2018 programme is joyful, disruptive and fizzing with ideas. It’s a festival of firsts – each of the 80 events is brand new and happening in Dublin for the very first time this September. There will be an interactive mobile sculpture roaming the city for 16 days and 10 free shows, from outside the GPO to inside your headphones. You’ll find Fringe around every corner over the next couple of weeks. The festival runs in various locations, from Saturday, September 8 to Sunday, September 23. Full details at



Education Expo 2018 is a new event for anyone seeking to enrol on a course, thinking of going to college, doing a postgraduate degree, returning to education, upskilling, changing career direction, taking professional, holistic or hobbyist courses or looking for information on courses, classes and educational options. It’s free to attend and happening from 10am-4pm on Saturday, September 8 at the RDS.

The Fingal Fleadh returns to Swords from September 6-9 with a hugely exciting programme of free concerts, workshops and sessions from some of the biggest names in traditional Irish music. Swords Castle will be at the heart of the event with concerts from Kíla, Danú, The Dixie Micks and the Whileaways in the Castle Marquee and lots more. You can also enjoy the tunes throughout Swords with the 4-day Pub Session Trail and new to this year’s Fleadh, a Céilí Mór in Blanchardstown Civic Offices on Saturday afternoon from 3pm to 5pm. For full details see Facebook at www.


The Festival of Food at Airfield Estate takes place on Saturday & Sunday, September 8 and 9. Entry to the festival is free and it promises to be a fun filled day out in a great setting. There are stages and zones for food (obviously), beauty, music, gardening, wellness and more. Airfield Estate is located beside the Balally Luas stop and five minutes from Dundrum Shopping Centre.



The Honey Show is taking place at Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on Sunday, September 9. Exhibits will be on display from 8-10am but the fun for visitors begins from 11am. There’ll be tours of the walled garden and Ashtown Castle as well as bee-related lectures and family activities. It’s free and all are welcome.

This concert at the beautiful St Anne's Church on Dawson Street is the first in a series of four spread across the 2018-19 season in which Chamber Choir Ireland will present the complete motets of Bach, together with related works by Brahms, Schütz, and a variety of medieval and contemporary composers.

The first programme includes works from the Old Bach Archive, two motets by Brahms, and Bach’s Jesu meine Freude as well as works by Giovanni di Palestrina, Sebastian Knüpfer and Heinrich Isaac. The concert will be accompanied by a free pre-concert talk given by broadcaster Tim Thurston in conversation with Paul Hillier, given 1 hour before the concert. It’s happening at 3.30pm on Sunday, September 9 and tickets cost €25/€15 on

Crossword Answers September 5 CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS

ACROSS: 1 Reprobate; 8 Orb; 9 Raggedrobin; 11 Villain; 12 Ahead; 13 Recipe; 15 Newton; 17 Lauds; 18 Haggard; 20 Shearwaters; 22 Hie; 23 Stand down. DOWN: 2 Ena; 3 Opera; 4 Airing; 5 Embrace; 6 Concentrate; 7 Abandoned; 10 Golf-courses; 11 Very light; 14 Posters; 16 Sherpa; 19 Grand; 21 Row.


ACROSS: 1 Antipodes; 8 Nut; 9 Symptomatic; 11 Voucher; 12 Raise; 13 Notion; 15 Menace; 17 Rails; 18 Afflict; 20 Educational; 22 Lie; 23 Emergency. DOWN: 2 Nay; 3 Pitch; 4 Demure; 5 Set free; 6 Inclination; 7 Statement; 10 Mountaineer; 11 Venerable; 14 Obscure; 16 Savage; 19 Fling; 21 Arc.


From the Archives

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

The Drake Inn, Finglas, early 1970s.

Irish Press, December 29, 1936 Freeman’s Journal, September 5, 1871

Freeman’s Journal, September 5, 1827

Freeman’s Journal, September 19, 1827

Irish Press, September 2, 1982


Freeman’s Journal, September 7, 1827




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