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and segregated 5kmlong cycle facility in both directions between THE National Transport Phoenix Park/Heuston Authority and Dublin Station and the Tom City Council have Clarke/East Link Bridge. published their It will run along the recommended option for the Liffey Cycle Route left hand side from the Phoenix Park to Fr Project. Mathew Bridge, next to The proposal was the Four Courts, on the presented to councillors buildings’ side of the road. at a special meeting of From there to O’Connell Dublin City Council’s Transport SPC in City Hall Bridge, the cycle route will switch to the river last week. side to avoid affecting bus The route aims to provide a safe, continuous stops along Bachelors

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Walk and Aston Quay. The cycleway, which will run on both sides of the Liffey, will stay along the river side for the rest of its length. There will be a pedestrian boardwalk for the first time on the Southside, and new sections of boardwalk on the Northside, particularly at Ellis Quay. The project has been an objective of Dublin City Council and the National

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Liffey Cycle Route moves a step closer From page 1 Transport Authority (NTA) since 2013. Previous studies have been undertaken to determine how best to advance this primary route on the Cycle Network Plan for the Greater Dublin Area. In 2017, Dublin City Council and the NTA agreed that a review of all options previously considered, as well as any new options that hadn’t been identified to date, should be undertaken. Anne Graham, chief executive officer of the National Transport Authority, said: “This plan means there will be safer cycling facilities and an improved environment for pedestrians along the Liffey and we believe that this will encourage more people to cycle and walk as part of their daily commute. “This is good news for commuters, but it’s also good news when it comes to reducing our carbon emissions.” The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, described the Liffey Cycle Route as a potentially transformative project for everyone who lives in, works in or visits Dublin. “It will provide a safe and segregated cycle track right through the heart of our capital city,”


An artist’s impression of the new cycle lane and pedestrian boardwalk on Aston Quay. Minister Ross stated. “I look forward to hearing people’s views during the planned public consultation and hope this long-awaited project can now move forward. “I’m delighted to be able to increase the level of investment we’re putting into developing better cycling infrastructure across the country.” He added: “Funding under our two main programmes has increased by around 30 percent this year,

while there’s also more money being made available under our Greenways Strategy and through separate Project Ireland 2040 funds related to urban and rural regeneration and development.” Labour local election candidate for Dublin's North Inner City and party spokesperson on Regeneration, Joe Costello, welcomed the long-awaited decision on the Liffey Cycle Route. “It will be wonderful to

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have a safe, segregated cycleway all the way along the Liffey from the Phoenix Park to the Point Depot,” he said. "It is, however, a shame that it has taken so long; that the City Council’s Transportation Department refused to engage with the local community; and that the cycleway will now cost over €20 million. "The NTA had pulled the plug nearly two years ago after Dublin City Council had spent five years planning, coming up with eight unworkable options [at a cost of ] €360,000.” Mr Costello added: "One of the madcap ideas was a route option that would divert buses through an apartment block that had planning permission from Dublin City Council and which was already under construction. Another proposal was to redirect all traffic coming into town along the North Quays up Blackhall Place, into the already congested residential streets of Stoneybatter and Smithfield and after an extra journey of one and a half kilometres to bring the traffic back down to the North Quays at Church Street. "After the five-year debacle, let us hope that

there is money available to build the proposed Liffey Cycleway and that the citizens of Dublin will at last have a segregated cycleway which will take them safely across the city, from the Phoenix Park to the Irish Sea." The Green Party also welcomed the publication of the preferred cycle route along the Liffey quays. The party’s MEP candidate for Dublin, Cllr Ciarán Cuffe, who is chair of the council’s Transportation Strategic Policy Committee, said: "I'm delighted that we now have a new plan for the Liffey Cycle Route linking the Phoenix Park and Dublin Bay. The scheme isn't perfect, and has had to make compromises, but I'm hoping that this latest plan prepared by the National Transport Authority's consultants will get the green light from the Transportation Committee so that we can move towards construction. "People are crying out for segregated bike lanes that will make it safer for cyclists, young and old, to travel safely along the Liffey quays. Let's hope we can now move these plans forward to construction."



Local students Tidy Towns launch help promote reading initiative IT’S that time of the year again! Entries are now being welcomed from local groups for the 2019 SuperValu TidyTowns competition. The closing date for receipt of entries is May 17. Entry forms can be obtained from the Department of

STUDENTS at a north inner city school recently took part in the launch of a campaign that aims to promote reading for pleasure. Ireland’s fourth National Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) Challenge will take place this week at on Friday, April 12, at 12 noon. The simple but very effective idea is to promote the importance of literacy and reading for pleasure by having as many people as possible read at the same time on the same day. Work will be put down, computer screens will be turned off, school-texts put away and everyone will be encouraged to pick up a book, magazine, newspaper, e-book or audio book and to read quietly, or indeed be read to, for 20 minutes. The 2019 National DEAR Challenge launch was hosted by the City of Dublin ETB and the CDETB Curriculum Development Unit in the JCSP School Library in Larkin Community College. Speaking at the launch, National DEAR Challenge founder, Kathleen Moran, spoke about the imporance of reading. “The main focus of DEAR is to draw attention to the importance of reading for pleasure,” said Ms Moran. “Reading is one of the greatest gifts that can be given to children and

Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, said: “The dedication and commitment shown by generations of volunteers and community groups throughout the TidyTowns competition’s 60 year history is extraordinary.”

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Contact Áine Your Local Councillor Á For appointments please Tel: 087 763 5406 Larkin Community College students Ruslan Kalachov and Anamaria Nita pictured at the launch of the campaign. PHOTO: TOMMY CLANCY young people. If reading is to become a lifelong habit, then young people must see themselves as participants in a community that views reading as a significant and enjoyable activity. “It’s so important to see the world from another person’s point of view… to hear other people’s stories; that’s how we learn to respect and care for other people.” Also speaking at the launch via video-link, award winning author, poet, Laureate na nÓg and 2019 National DEAR Challenge Ambassador, Sarah Crossan, said: “Reading is not about something that you have to do, it’s about doing it for pleasure and it’s about entertainment

in the same way that all other arts are. “On April 12, together with the whole country, we’ll all be reading at the same time, and how wonderful will that be, what a beautiful thing. I think you’re going to enjoy it.” The challenge is supported by a range of organisations, including the JCSP Library Project, City of Dublin ETB, Children’s Books Ireland, LAI Youth Libraries Group, Laureate na nÓg, CDETB Curriculum Development Unit, Poetry Ireland and many more. DEAR is open to all. Schools, colleges, community groups, individuals, families and workplaces can register

to participate at www. where you will also find information, ideas and inspiration. In partnership with Children’s Books Ireland, this year’s DEAR Challenge will also be the official EURead event for Ireland in 2019. Over 55,000 people registered to participate last year and the aim is to have even greater participation in 2019. Getting involved is very simple – register now and when the clock strikes noon on April 12, just drop whatever you are doing and READ! You can follow on Twitter @dear_Ireland and share your comments, photos and video clips using the hashtag #DEARIrl.

Teacher praises fitness programme A TEACHER at St Catherine's Senior School in Cabra has warmly praised a health and fitness programme currently being offered to schools by Irish expert Tom Dalton. Siobhan Shovlin, a

Rural and Community Development (Ph: 076 100 6912) or by visiting or The competition continues to act as a catalyst for voluntary activity and community participation across the country. Speaking at the launch, Minister for

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Helping our older people to age in place SEAN MOYNIHAN CEO ALONE

IN OUR experience, there needs to be choice in housing to allow older people to age in place. This is why we are calling for a ‘spectrum of housing’ that not only takes into consideration the needs of older people from a health, community and social inclusion perspective, but also shows an awareness of the need for different

price points. ALONE values the importance of community-based supports to be in place on the ground to enable the older person to overcome challenges, as well as being able to access the benefits and resources that will enable them to remain living at home. ALONE estimates that, at any one time, 20 percent of older people require some level of support intervention. Now is the time to begin the process of building communities for people to live in throughout their life-cycle and to support older people to age in place, preparing for the demographic change and addressing gaps in housing options.

There needs to be choice in housing for older people. PHOTO: BIGSTOCK We believe that further planning needs to take place to ensure that this housing is located in areas of high demand, close to people’s current homes. This will ensure that people are not displaced from their communities and forced to move away from their families and social networks. National planning policy should make sites available for local authorities and Approved Housing Bodies to provide more social housing with supports for older people, and for private developers to provide affordable housing. This

needs to become an integral part of creating age-friendly communities. The cost of building smaller homes for older people is estimated between €10,000 and €20,000 cheaper than building three and four-bed family homes. This will also reduce the incidence of older people having to remain in acute hospital settings due to lack of housing options available or long delays in housing adaptations, and will reduce the numbers of older people moving to costly nursing home provision due to lack of alternative supports.

It is estimated that the cost to the ‘Fair Deal’ scheme will increase by an additional €729m annually by 2031 as a result of demographic changes. The pressure on the private rented sector and HAP Scheme will also reduce. We believe that the delivery of these ambitious targets will depend on an innovative and collaborative approach between all stakeholders, including the Department of Housing Planning and Local Government, Department of Health, local authorities, the HSE and the Approved Housing Body sector.

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Paul Reid gets Motorcylist broke woman's top HSE job legs in Ballymun Aoife Nic Ardghail A motorcyclist lost control of his bike going over a speed bump and it skidded on its side into a pedestrian, breaking both her legs. Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard last week that father-of-five Miguel Pintos (38) came off the bike and impacted with another woman, which fractured her ankle. Pintos, of Coultry Way, Ballymun, pleaded guilty to endangerment at Shangan Road, Ballymun, on May 6, 2018. He has 30 previous convictions, including minor road traffic matters, drug offences and one possession of explosives.

Garda Gerard Mullarkey told Garret Baker BL, prosecuting, that the two women had been walking along the road after having dinner together when Pintos lost control of the motorbike. The woman who suffered the more serious injury later told gardaí that she didn't remember much about the incident or feeling pain at the scene. She recalled a member of the public speaking to her and trying to keep her awake. Gda Mullarkey told Mr Baker that this woman received 20 stitches to her head and though she has begun to improve physically, she suffers pain and requires further surgery to get plates in

her legs. Referring to a victim impact statement, not read out in court, Gda Mullarkey said this incident has had an impact on her life. He said the second woman suffered a fractured ankle and that she since becomes nervous when she hears a motorcycle. The Garda agreed with Luigi Rea BL, defending, that his client apologised repeatedly for what he had done, describing the incident as “a moment of stupidness”. He agreed Pintos recalled going into a “wobble” before coming off the bike he had borrowed from a third party. Gda Mullarkey

confirmed that Pintos has no other charges pending against him and that his family, who are originally from the Basque country, were horrified at the incident. He also agreed that there were no alcohol or drugs involved in the case. Mr Rea handed in letters to Judge Karen O'Connor, including one from his full-time employment with PACE. Counsel submitted that Pintos had also taken steps to improve his literacy and did voluntary work in providing meals on wheels to the elderly. Judge O'Connor ordered a report from the Probation Service and adjourned the sentence till July next.

FINGAL County Council chief executive Paul Reid has been appointed as the new Director General of the Health Service Executive. Mr Reid will leave his position on May 13 after the final monthly meeting of the current council. Mr Reid said: “It is both an honour and a privilege to have been appointed to such an important role that impacts on the lives of everyone in the State. "However, it will certainly be with a heavy heart that I will leave Fingal County Council. I can say for sure that being in the role as chief executive of Fingal for the past five years has been the best and most fulfilling job that I have had in my career to date. "I have had the opportunity to make an impact on the quality of life of all of the people, businesses and

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The Mater Private Hospital has launched a new two-year sponsorship of the CLG Na Fianna senior hurling team. Pictured at the launch were (from left, back row): Shane Barrett, Dr Pat O’Neill, Medical Consultant in Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine at the Mater Private Hospital; Pádraig Buggy; Professor Donal Buggy, Consultant in Anaesthesia, Mater Private Hospital; (front) Feargal Breathnach; Dr Caroline Whelan, Group Chief Operations Officer; Declan Feeney, manager of Na Fianna Senior Hurling team; and Kevin Burke. The sponsorship includes a newly designed jersey that will carry the Mater Private Hospital logo. and €215 from employees of 777 Restaurant in August of 2018. On both occasions he walked into the staff rooms without being stopped. Garda Joanne Brown told the court that Whelan also walked into the staff room of Lush where he stole mobile phones and cash in August of

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own homes.” Grants of up to €30,000 are available to assist people with a disability in carrying out necessary works to make a house more suitable for their needs; up to €8,000 to assist older people living in poor housing conditions to have necessary repairs or improvements carried out; and up to €6,000 for mobility aids to address mobility problems for a member of the household. The grants are 80 percent funded from the Exchequer by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, with 20 percent funding from the relevant local authority. The grants also create employment opportunities for builders and local businesses.

Tommy Daly, Seamus Darby and Shane Byrne at the launch of Vision Walk Marbella 2019.

Charity event is launched A NORTHSIDE community worker has linked up with two former sports stars to promote an event for an Irish charity. Fighting Blindness recently launched its second annual Vision Walk - a four-day walking festival that will be taking place from October 17-20 in

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Marbella, Spain. Fighting Blindness ambassadors - former Irish and Lions rugby star Shane Byrne, former Offaly GAA hero Seamus Darby and Darndale community worker and football enthusiast Tommy Daly – are supporting the event. Members of the public are invited to take part and raise vital funds for finding

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Local water baby makes a splash for sick children WATER baby Eloise Lane, from Castleknock, helped launch a baby and toddler sponsored swim to raise funds for Children's Medical & Research Foundation (CMRF) in Crumlin. The Water Babies Splashathon began on April 1 and runs until Sunday, April 14. It aims to support CMRF and join all the parents, families, doctors, nurses and scientists who are fighting to protect and save children from childhood illness. Water baby Eloise was born with a very special heart, with only half of

it functioning. She is 14-months-old and has already battled her way through five keyhole surgeries as well as openheart surgery at Crumlin Hospital. Eloise loves swimming and her mum, Michaela, who brought her along to the event launch, hopes that her classes at Water Babies will be the start of a lifelong love of water for her. Carol McNally of Water Babies Ireland said the Splashathon is a “fun, splashy way” to make a real and lasting difference to children across Ireland.

“We’re very proud to have raised over €120,000 for children’s charities since we launched in Ireland 10 years ago,” she added. “Our Water Babies and their amazing mums and dads will be doing whatever it takes during this year’s Water Babies Splashathon to help get sick children back out to play.” Sarah Joyce, Head of Corporate Partners for CMRF Crumlin, said there was a heavy dependency on public donations and corporate partnerships to tackle childhood illness.

Crumlin Hospital ambassador and women’s rugby star, Eimear Considine, pictured with Michaela and Eloise Lane at the launch of Water Babies Splashathon 2019.. PHOTO: MICHAEL CHESTER “We’re delighted to continue the partnership with Water Babies, to continue to raise vital funds for some of Ireland’s sickest children,” she stated. Crumlin Hospital ambassador, Eimear Considine, from

Ireland’s women’s rugby team, supported the launch of Water Babies Splashathon fundraiser by taking a dip with Water Babies’ pupils and teachers at St John of God’s swimming pool in Islandbridge. “I’m delighted to

be involved with this campaign,” she said. “CMRF Crumlin has had such a positive impact on so many families and communities across Ireland and it has a very special place in my heart.” Under the theme of

‘Céad Míle Splashes’, over 5,000 babies and toddlers will take part in the national sponsored swim.

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RESPECT fashion show a big success TRANSITION Year students from Mount Sackville Secondary School and Castleknock College put on a fantastic fashion show in aid of the RESPECT charity. The show was hosted by ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and ‘Fair City’ star, Clelia Murphy – herself a past pupil of Mount Sackville. The students delivered an entertaining night with fashions from local boutiques including formal, casual, sports, spring and summer wear. There was also a special section displaying entries into the national Junk Kouture competition. Models were drawn from staff, students and RESPECT and it was truly an all-inclusive event. Mount Sackville has long been associated with RESPECT and has solidified its connection over the past two years.

An audience member looks on as a model passes during the show.

Host Clelia Murphy, of Fair City’ and ‘Dancing with the Stars’, pictured with Sr Zoe Killeen (Daughters of Charity) and Eileen Cuddihy Higgins (principal, Mount Sackville) at the charity fashion show.

One of the outfits modelled at the charity fashion show at Mount Sackville Secondary School. PHOTOS: DARREN KINSELLA



Roganstown finalists: couple #6 Brian Maxwell and Sophie Brickenden are this week’s finalists in our competition to win a wedding package worth €10,000 at Roganstown Hotel and Country Club. Eight couples have been selected from over 300 entries and the winners will be announced at the Roganstown Wedding Fair on May 12. There will also be prizes on the day for the runners-up and a chance to win more great prizes for any new couples looking for their dream wedding venue. These include a voucher for €1,000 off your wedding, a bridal hair and make-up package and even a pair of Jimmy Choo glitter wedding sandals. To be eligible to win prizes, go to and click on the link to preregister to attend the event on Eventbrite. As part of the selection

process, we asked Brian and Sophie about their relationship and their plans for the future together.

to be special. On Sophie’s birthday, at the top of the Orlando Eye, I popped the question, to a speechless response.

How long are you together? Three years, one month.

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done for each other? Brian: We were less than a week together when I lost my job of six years. Sophie supported me, both financially and mentally. Sophie: The night of our first date, I was driving home in a newly bought car and I crashed it. It was 3am and Brian came to the rescue. The following Christmas, he surprised me with a new car.

How long have you been engaged? Since September 2018. How did you meet? Brian was managing a pet store. I’d just moved home from studying in Hungary and I dropped my CV into the shop. My CV had a silly typo on my date of birth that he noticed straight away and pointed it out to me, laughing. He hired me immediately. How did you propose? We were in Orlando. In the weeks leading up to it, Sophie was suspicious but I played it cool. I’m not a huge fan of heights. However, I knew this had

What would your ‘first dance’ song be? Picture This - ‘Saviour’. What would it mean to win this prize? We’ve had a rollercoaster three years, from rock bottom to building our own pet store. We’re

Brian Maxwell and Sophie Brickenden. putting everything into expanding our business and pursuing our dreams We’re living

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Dublin’s hidden gem: The Liberty Market Gabija Gatavecaite

products cheaper than most can, and I manage to do it,” he declares. LOCATED in the heart “I love working here, it’s of Meath Street, the great and I have great fun, Liberty Market radiates the folks are fantastic,” he colour and boasts great says, as he hands over the bargains, while also offering a strong sense of two cups to a fellow seller. He thinks that if more community. buyers visited the market, The market is now it would be worth it for home to 40 stalls, which the sheer friendliness of are open on Thursdays, the vendors. Fridays and Saturdays. “The stallholders say “Everybody comes to hello to everybody, a me, I’m like the local hairdresser in here. They ‘good morning’ doesn’t cost an awful lot,” he tell me all their stuff and points out.” I tell no-one else,” says The stallholders give the Patrick Clare, who sells electronics at the market. bustling market a sense of life, with most of them He also sells cups of tea having worked here for from behind his stall. years. “I’m also the tea guy; “It’s a family type of everybody loves their atmosphere,” says Gerry tea, it’s only a euro for a cup of tea,” he sings as he O’Neill, who runs a ladies’ fashions and children’s pours milk and tea and clothing stall. He has been spoonfuls of sugar into at the market for over paper cups. He proceeds to scribble 20 years and operates initials on top of the lid in the stall with his wife, black marker and explains Barbara. “Some customers have that he comes in early every morning and makes been coming in here here for donkey’s years, the sellers their cups of but we’re hoping to get tea to kickstart the day. “I know everybody’s tea the younger generation shopping here too.” and how they like it,” he At the very centre of adds. the market, which is Like all the other designed in a T-shape, is vendors, he prides the lighting stall. It is a himself on his prices. “I try and source things large, bright and radiant stall, with chandeliers and cheaper than most folks and sell them cheaper. My light fixtures attached to goal is to sell good quality the ceiling.

Market trader Gerry O’Neill.

Tina Mooney runs the stall with her husband. “We start at between 10am and 10.30am in the morning and you’re here all day,” Tina reveals. “If you’re busy, then you may be here later. Saturday would be the busiest day, but it’s a different crowd on different days. “It’s lovely and I do enjoy it,” she adds. The Liberty Market opened in 1973, making it 46 years of age this year. That’s the same length of time that Larry Mooney has been selling wool and knitwear at his stool. “I won’t pull the wool over your eyes,” he jokes. “The same people come in nearly every week. We’ve a great community here and we look after one another,” he explains. Without owner Michael Fitzgerald, the market would not be what it is today. Having set it up almost 50 years ago as a young businessman, the manager and owner remembers how the market “took off like a storm” back in the 1970s. “Dealers were run off their feet when we first set it up,” he remembers. He explained that low prices in the market are due to the low cost of rent that the sellers have to pay and this is their only overhead.

“They hire stalls from me but are all selfemployed and their only expense is rent, which is very low,” he explains. The main goal for the market now is to invite the younger generation of shoppers in, while ecommerce continues to post a strong threat. “Online shopping is a very impersonal experience and there’s no client to customer interaction,” says Mr Fitzgerald. “Our stallholders are all very honest, hard working people.” Throughout all the years, the single part of Liberty Market proprietor Michael Fitzgerald. ALL PHOTOS: DARREN KINSELLA the market that has stood out the most - and which remains the same today are its stallholders. One trader, Harry Armstrong, was 96-yearsold when he passed away and he worked every day until he died. Michael Fitzgerald remembers him fondly. “He was a real character and he was there from the day we opened,” he recalled. “His sons have expanded into their own stalls now but his biggest pride was that he was the cheapest and the best. “He was like a part of the furniture - we even have a photo of Harry hanging at his old stall.” Patrick Clare is one of the traders in the Liberty Market.

Liberty Market trader Larry Mooney.



Public trial announced for airport DUBLIN Airport is taking part in a trial that uses biometrics to help passengers seamlessly travel between two airports. The trial, which is being undertaken by Dublin Airport, Bristol Airport and an airline partner, is thought to be the first trial that enables passengers use the same biometric system at their departure and arrival airports and with their airline. The public trial, which passengers can opt for voluntarily, will start in Dublin this month and uses technology developed by US company Collins Aerospace, whereby a single

sign up identification process streamlines the passenger’s outbound and return journey. A passenger who opts into the SelfPass process will have the biometric data from their passport securely stored, which will help speed up the their journey. The biometric information is used at self-service check-in and is linked to their boarding card and their self-drop bag tag. Using facial recognition technology, their image is checked at the boarding gate and cross referenced with the boarding card information automatically, which means they don’t have to

present any documents at the gate. “We are really pleased to be an early adopter of this new technology designed to further enhance the experience for both our passengers and our airline customers at Dublin Airport,” said Frances O’Brien, Vice President of PMO for daa. “We are delighted with the early progress of the trial in testing so far and we look forward to extending the technology to a wider audience, including passengers travelling to the US, in the coming months. Vice President of Global Airport Systems for Collins Aerospace, Christopher Forrest,

Dublin Airport passengers can opt in for the trial voluntarily. said Dublin and Bristol airports were changing the way passengers travel and making the process easier and more efficient. “For example, it takes less than one second to capture and process a

passenger’s facial image and eliminates the need to repeatedly present travel documents,” he explained. “We see this as another major leap forward for our biometric technology

to play a key role in making the connected aviation ecosystem a reality.” Last year, Dublin Airport welcomed 31.5 million passengers, which was a six percent increase on

the previous 12 months. Passenger numbers are up nine percent in the first two months of this year, as more than four million passengers have used the airport in January and February.

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14 Travel


Put yourself at the heart of Europe this summer Rick Steeves

14th to 19th century, has fully reopened after a GERMANY is famously a long renovation. Now the Neue work in progress — as is the nearby Netherlands Pinakothek (paintings — and that includes their from 1800 to 1920) is closed for renovation sightseeing attractions. for the next several In 2019, there's years, but its highlights good news and a few will be displayed at important warnings for the neighbouring Alte the smart traveller. Pinakothek (the nearby To handle its everGlyptothek, with Greek increasing number of visitors, Germany is busy and Roman statues, also remains closed). renovating sights and Major transportation transportation, beefing up security, and updating changes — including a new €4 billion ticketing procedures for S-Bahn tunnel and the big attractions. For instance, in Berlin, renovation of Munich's main train station — will advance tickets are now cause years of transit recommended for the disruptions. DDR Museum, with Visitors to ‘Mad’ King displays about life in the Ludwig's Neuschwanstein former East Germany. and Hohenschwangau The Museum Pass castles in the Bavarian Berlin, which covers a Alps must now pick up number of top sights reserved tickets at least and lets travellers avoid 1.5 hours before their long lines, now includes tour time. my favourite museum Though it's best to book in town: the German ahead, a percentage of History Museum. castle tickets are set aside While Berlin's famous for in-person purchase, Pergamon Altar so if reservations sell (usually on display out online, visitors can in the Pergamon generally still get a ticket Museum) is being if they arrive early in the restored, you can still day. see bits of it at a nearby Expect even more temporary exhibit called ‘Pergamonmuseum — Das crowds in the Bavarian Alps in 2020, as the town Panorama’. of Oberammergau hosts The exhibit features the once every 10-years a huge, wraparound Passion Play. painting of the city of Plan ahead — tickets are Pergamon in AD 129, some original sculptures easiest to obtain in a onefrom the altar, the largest or two-night package deal that includes hotel, piece of the altar frieze, ticket, dinner and a and digital 3-D models. shuttle. At Munich's Residenz In Frankfurt, rebuilding Museum, the Halls of the neighbourhood of the Nibelungen recently rechristened as (Nibelungensäle) — with the ‘DomRömer Quarter,’ mythological scenes just off the central that were the basis Römerberg square, is of Wagner's Ring des complete. This ‘new’ Nibelungen — have reopened after a 10-year development is actually a reconstruction of the renovation. Also in Munich, the Alte half-timbered Old Town Pinakothek, a world-class that had been destroyed during World War II. collection of European In the Rhine River town masterpieces from the

of St Goar, restoration at the mighty Rheinfels Castle means that parts of the grounds — including the tunnels — can only be seen with a guided tour (bring a flashlight for the dark tunnels). In Trier, the Karl Marx House now includes displays with a vibrant and thoughtful mix of historical artifacts, interactive exhibits, and contemporary art, which explain how the world impacted Marx and how he impacted the world. There's also good news in 2019 about key cultural attractions in the Netherlands. In Amsterdam, renovations are complete at the Anne Frank House. Tickets go on sale two months in advance, and are released gradually over the two-month period (if you miss out, keep checking back). If you can't get into the Anne Frank House (or don't want the bother of reserving), the Dutch Resistance Museum — just across town — is, for many, even more interesting (and never crowded). The Van Gogh Museum also has a new ticketing system. All visitors, even those using a sightseeing pass, must book a timedentry slot online. Just 30 minutes from Amsterdam, Haarlem is the hometown of Frans Hals, the portrait painter from the Netherlands' 17th-century Golden Age. While the main branch of the Frans Hals Museum still displays many of Hals' greatest paintings and works by other Dutch masters, a second venue is now open, covering modern art influenced by the Dutch master's themes and techniques. Germany and the Netherlands are famous

Frankfurt’s ‘new’ Old Town, is called the DomRömer Quarter. PHOTO: ROSIE LEUTZINGER

To venture into the tunnels at St Goar’s Rheinfels Castle, you’ll now need to book a guided tour. PHOTO: DOMINIC ARIZONA BONUCCELLI

You can nip into McDonald’s for a burger after visiting Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin. PHOTO: BIGSTOCK for being well organised. With more visitors than ever, each country is making sure those who

know their options — and how to navigate the crowds — can enjoy the best experience.

•Rick Steves (www. writes European travel guidebooks and hosts

travel shows on public television and radio. Email him at rick@

Books 15



Mythical Irish Beasts I F YOU can only think of leprechauns when you think of Irish mythical creatures, it’s time to think again! Ireland’s mythology is bursting with mysterious and fantastical characters, and Mark Joyce’s new book, Mythical Irish Beasts, is the perfect way to explore magical heritage of this island. Mark Joyce, the author and illustrator, believes that while

About The Author MARK Joyce is a native of Connemara and has a varied background in the arts. He studied in Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design and worked for a number of years in the film industry in Ireland. Mark has also worked with some leading Irish craft companies as a designer, as well as producing posters for numerous festivals. His photographic book ‘A Portrait of Connemara’ was published in 2015. He owns Joyce’s Craft Shop and Art Gallery in Recess in Co Galway, which showcases some of his artwork.

Ireland is certainly full of beautiful scenery, “this is only the surface view of an old land that is full of mystery and magic. When St Patrick came to Ireland as a young slave from Wales, he arrived to an ancient pagan landscape full of the legends of cattle raids and fantastic stories of heroes and their feats of courage and strength.” The author is unearthing this world of myth and enchantment, which lies beneath the surface of our famous green fields, deep in the soul of the land. From every corner of Ireland, drawing on many sources, including early medieval manuscripts and the stories of folklore recorded by WB Yeats, the author has gathered examples of fierce giants, enchanted animals and shape-shifters, brave warriors and otherworldly phantoms. The book is packed with some supernatural creatures you may have heard of, like the banshee or the pooka, and many more that may be new to you. There is the Suileach, a monster with 400 eyes who is the

namesake of the River Swilly in Donegal, where it lurks. You can learn about the Airetech in Roscommon, a creature from the underworld who had three beautiful daughters who could transform into werewolves. Each year the daughters transformed and killed the sheep belonging to Cailte, the nephew of Fionn MacCumhail. The author also includes some of Ireland’s many faerys, such as the ClobhairCeann, a jolly, drunken sprite who can be found in the wine-cellars of the rich, an omen of certain ruin for the owner of the house! In this beautifully designed book, which can be enjoyed by both adults and children alike, the author brings us on a fantastic journey through Irish folklore with his stories of monsters and demons, all brought to life through his original illustrations. He uncovers local stories of monsters that have been lost or forgotten and breathes new life into them with his creative artwork. Joyce believes that in Ireland “we are still close to this realm of ‘other’. It is in our national DNA. Fairy rings are left intact and hawthorn trees are left uncut for fear of fairy retribution. This other

realm is also still in our native place-names, like Bru Si or ‘fairy-house’ in Co Meath, Abberanville or ‘great beast’ in Co Galway, and Pollpeasty or ‘pool of the monstrous reptile’ in Wexford.”

Mythical Irish Beasts captures this Ireland of mystery and magic, and brings it to life with unique, contemporary illustrations to spark the imagination. However, as the author says himself, “no image can

Debut crime novel from a new voice


FROZEN solid human arm contained in a pig carcass provides the starting point for Jane Ryan’s debut crime novel, '47 Seconds'. The novel features Detective Garda Bridget Harney and her obsession with Sean Flannery’s organised crime family. Based in Harcourt Square in the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (DOCB) Bridget hunts the sinister Sean Flannery, unaware of the destructive consequence of her own actions. 47 Seconds confirms Jane Ryan as a strong new voice in crime. A bristling, hard-boiled noir, the protagonist Bridget Harney is believed mercurial by her bosses, unrelenting by her colleagues and challenging by her family. She is a refreshingly innovative creation and unapologetically strong. Described as "addictive reading", Ryan weaves a compelling story, using up to the minute research and

interviews, of life as an elite Garda confronting organised criminals. Jane Ryan grew up in Kildare and went to boarding school in Wicklow. She studied with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and has worked in the Technology and Communications sector for over 20 years. Jane's short stories have appeared online and in print, most recently in the anthology 'Strange Love Affairs'. 47 Seconds is her first novel. She was born in the notorious Mother and Baby home, Sean Ross Abbey. Lucky for her and unlike so many others, the story didn’t end there. She was adopted by Peter and Pat Ryan, given a name and a loving home. Jane was shortlisted for the Hennessy Literary Awards and her latest short story appeared in an anthology entitled ‘Strange Love Affairs’. Jane lives in Dublin with her husband and two sons.

compete with a dark room and a malevolent scratching at the door!” Mythical Irish Beasts is available now (Currach Press, €22.99).

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16 Entertainment


Legends Madness to headline new summer show DUN Laoghaire Pier will be the place to be this summer after no fewer than three open air summer concerts were announced for the June bank holiday weekend last week. Some classic performers will take to the stage over the weekend including fan favourites Deacon Blue, Madness, Something Happens and the Charlatans. Headliners Deacon Blue will be joined by special guests Basement Jaxx (DJ Set) and Stereo MCs on Friday, May 31. Madness will headline on Saturday, June 1 and will be joined by Lightning Seeds and Something Happens. On Sunday, June 2, Primal Scream will perform with special

guests The Charlatans and Fun Lovin' Criminals. Deacon Blue return to Dublin this summer following their spectacular sold out Irish shows last year. Their ‘To Be Here Someday' tour is a celebration of 30 years of greatest hits from ‘Real Gone Kid’, ‘Dignity’ and ‘Chocolate Girl’. Deacon Blue’s concerts are filled with career spanning classics that is not to be missed. Joining Deacon Blue at Dun Laoghaire Pier are special guests Basement Jaxx (DJ Set) and Stereo MCs. Basement Jaxx DJ sets always deliver with massive dance floor fillers while Stereo MCs, one of the most successful hip-hop acts to emerge

from the UK, will take to the stage to perform some of their global hits from ‘Connected’, ‘Step It Up’, ‘Creation’, ‘Ground Level’, ‘Deep Down & Dirty’ among many others. On Saturday live favourites Madness are taking their 40th anniversary celebrations to Dublin as they headline Dun Laoghaire Pier with special guests Lightning Seeds and Something Happens. Madness fans can expect a show filled with hit after hit from their chart topping 40-year catalogue. They've released 12 studio albums filled with greatest hits and live favourites from ‘One Step Beyond’, ‘House of Fun’, ‘Baggy Trousers’, ‘Our House’

and ‘It Must Be Love’. On Sunday, June 2, Primal Scream, who have released a catalogue of influential, groundbreaking albums over the last three decades including 'Screamadelica', 'Vanishing Point' and 'Riot City Blues, will be joined by special guests The Charlatans and Fun Lovin' Criminals. The three summer gigs come on the back of Beatyard who announced The Groove Armada and Chvrches will be their headliners for this year’s festival which takes place over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, also at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The fifth edition of the family-friendly, multistage festival takes place over two days on Saturday

The Lumineers are back with new album AFTER the triumph of their UK and US number one record, The Lumineers are back with their third studio album, ‘III’, which is out on Decca Records on September 13. The two-time Grammynominated band have also just released ‘Gloria’, the first single from the album. A conceptual album presented across three chapters, ‘III’ is audacious - every note, every syllable, and every moment of silence in between is emotionally charged. The album is darker in tone anything they’ve done before, with each part centring on one main character from a fictitious family known as The Sparks, who span three generations in the album’s storyline. Mixing raw emotional themes with their ear-catching melodies, expressive vocals and

trademark acoustic sound, ‘III’ moves masterly in artistic directions not yet traveled by the band. Written by the two founding members, Wesley Schultz and multiinstrumentalist Jeremiah Fraites, the album sees violinist/vocalist Lauren Jacobson officially joining the band, after playing on their previous two albums. Lauren completes the touring lineup that includes pianist Stelth Ulvang, bassist/backing vocalist Byron Isaacs and multi-instrumentalist Brandon Miller. The Lumineers selftitled 2012 debut album broke into the Top 10 of the UK Official Album Charts and was certified triple-platinum in 2018. Their second album, ‘Cleopatra’, released in 2016, was certified platinum and hit No 1 in both the UK Official Album Charts and No 1 on

The lovely Lumineers the Billboard Top 200 in its week of release. The band has sold out tours across the world, selling over 300,000 tickets on 2017’s ‘Cleopatra World Tour’ which ended with 27 soldout arena shows. Their discography has racked up a total of 4.2 billion streams and 4.6 million album sales worldwide. The Lumineers have also

supported their musical heroes on the road, including Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. Regarding the new album, Fraites says: “This collection of songs worked out in a beautiful way, and I feel with this album we’ve really hit our stride.” This year, the band tours across the US and Europe and will play the 3 Arena on Friday, November 29.

Madness are Dublin bound. 3 and Sunday 4, August. Scandinavian superstar Todd Terje and legendary DJ Grandmaster Flash join headliners Groove Armada live on the Saturday with killer live outfit Jungle and globespanning favourite Marc Rebillet taking to the stage on the Sunday 4, alongside headliners Chvrches, with more acts expected to be announced soon. Meanwhile, a new music and arts festival ‘Love

Sensation’ featuring Lily Allen, Clean Bandit, Gossip, Kelis, Mother DJs, Soulé, Horse Meat Disco, has been unveiled for the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on August 17 and 18. This brand-new shining beacon in the Irish festival scene is a “next generation two-day music and arts festival” aimed at the LGBT+ community and their many friends Love Sensation promoter and founder

of Mother, Cormac Cashman, said: “Love Sensation feels like a natural progression for us. We’ve wanted to run a music festival for years, something that caters to our community and focuses on inclusivity, fun, good music, good times and sound people. “We’ve been lucky enough to have amazing success with our Pride Block Party so 2019 feels right for us to launch our very own festival.”

Hot Chip celebrate new album with Dublin gig HOT Chip, who release their electrifying seventh album, ‘A Bath Full of Ecstasy’, on June 21, will be live at The Olympia Theatre on Thursday, October 17. Their third album for Domino, A Bath Full of Ecstasy is the group’s definitive release, crystallising the sound they’ve become celebrated for – bridging euphoria and melancholy with colourful melodies, idiosyncratic vocalisations and pounding electronic pop rhythms. Recorded in Paris and London, the album sees the group (Owen Clarke, Al Doyle, Joe Goddard, Felix Martin and Alexis Taylor) open up to a more adventurous and collaborative song-writing process. Choosing to work with outside producers for the first time, Philippe Zdar, the French maestro who’s shaped the magic of Cassius and Phoenix, and Rodaidh McDonald, the Scot who’s collaborated

with The XX, David Byrne and Sampha, among others, has brought about a brand new sound. The band recently shared the first song from the record, ‘Hungry Child’. For six glorious minutes, Hot Chip fuse the uplifting soft pads and melodic keys of classic soulful house and the percussive swing of UK garage, full of sweet vocalisations and rhythmic snaps, to make

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an instant, club-ready hit. The video for ‘Hungry Child’ is directed by Saman Kesh and features Martin Starr and Milana Vayntrub. Having headlined BBC’s 6Music Festival, Hot Chip have been debuting new songs at intimate shows in the UK. Their dates continue in Europe and North America before they reassert themselves as the ultimate festival band.


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This Honda is a comfortable motor for all of the family Seán Creedon I GOT a bit of a scare 10 minutes after picking up the new Honda CR-V from the company’s Irish headquarters at Brownsbarn on the Naas Road. I drove to a local shopping centre and parked the car in a flat area of the car park and went inside to buy a newspaper. When I came out the car wouldn’t start. I tried everything, foot on the brake, foot on the clutch, foot on the brake and clutch together. Not a budge. Eventually I had to ring Honda where the ever-helpful PR woman Jennifer Moran told me that the electric handbrake had to be engaged before the car would start. I was parked in a flat area of the car park

and with the car in gear there didn’t seem to be any need to apply the handbrake. After that initial scare I had a most pleasant week in the petrol version of the new CR-V. The test car came in white which was impressive. Inside the first item that grabbed my attention was the walnut trim on the dash and doors. I always think that a walnut trim adds a touch of class to the interior of a car. Honda first launched their CR-V, which stands for ‘comfortable runaround vehicle,’ in 1995; there have been a few revamps since then and this is the fifth generation. In some of the older versions the spare wheel was located at the back of the car, but now the spare is located in the boot. In Ireland we like cars with a spare wheel located

within the car if possible, not locked on to the back door and preferably not underneath. This new version is only available in petrol and my test car was a 1.5-litre VTEC turbo petrol. It’s built on the same platform as the new Honda Civic and has slightly larger exterior proportions. There is a longer wheelbase and wider stance to give the CR-V a significantly larger interior over its predecessor. There’s also a wider, deeper boot with a longer load bay. Externally the styling has evolved, but the CR-V retains a familiar silhouette and imposing physical presence. Dual exhaust tailpipes give the car that sporty look. LED headlamps come as standard and aerodynamics have also been improved using

Honda’s Active Shutter Grille system. On the road it’s a really comfortable car to drive and travel in for all the family. My wife had no difficulty adjusting the passenger seat to get a

comfortable position. The engine was reasonably frugal. It’s certainly a car that families will enjoy and it should appeal to city and country folk alike. The CR-V is the world’s

best-selling SUV, but with petrol only, this version might appeal more to urban drivers. The CR-V arrives into what is a very competitive sector in Ireland, but it should be well able

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Decorating really is child’s play IT’S time to decorate your child’s bedroom and you find yourself staring at a blank wall. Don’t worry, blank walls are the perfect canvas for creativity and children are the most imaginative artists. Kids need their own space sometimes (some not often enough!) and most love to spend time in their bedrooms. It's a place all of their own - a place where they can not only sleep, but dream. What better way to help your child's dreams come true then by surrounding them with

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Irish students are invited to create microgravity experiment IRISH second level students are in with a chance to develop a science experiment for testing on a microgravity flight this October to help address the issue of sustaining life beyond this planet. Project PoSSUM (Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere) will fly a number of microgravity flights in Ottawa, Canada, at the National Research Council and thanks to a unique partnership with the Irish Composites Centre (IComp) at University of Limerick, Irish students will be part of those flights. IComp is inviting 15-17 year-old students to take part in an international effort to further our understanding of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and space exploration.

The students are required to team up, with either a female lead or a minimum of two females per team, and develop ideas for experiments focused on environmental issues. This initiative runs parallel to the PoSSUM 13 International Microgravity Flight Challenge, an effort to celebrate the Mercury 13 and the achievements of women in space science. The October flight itself is planned for 18 parabolas, a curved flight path that provides researchers with an opportunity to test an experiment for 15-20 seconds in microgravity. This unique opportunity is made even more special due to the fact that there are humans in the loop, meaning experiments will be handled and controlled by researchers on board.

Project PoSSUM will fly microgravity flights in Ottawa, Canada. Added to this, the Irish student experiment selected to fly in October will be handled and controlled by a researcher wearing a pressurised intravehicular activity (IVA) spacesuit, which is something that has never

been done before. “This is an opportunity for students to develop skills in STEM, teamwork, research and creativity – all of which are skills that are required throughout our careers,” said Dr Norah Patten, Project

Manager at IComp. “And what better place to develop these skills than a microgravity flight opportunity. I truly hope it sparks the interest and imagination of these students.” The competition

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OVER 80 schools in Dublin are currently completing their projects for the Junior Entrepreneur Programme. They’re part of more than 600 schools throughout the island of Ireland that have signed up for the programme co-founded by Tweak. com founder and entrepreneur, CEO Jerry Kennelly. The free nationwide programme gives children between the ages of 11 and 12 a real insight into the business world by enabling them to convert their commercial ideas into real business opportunities, complete with management teams, sales and especially the thrill of running a successful and profitable business. The free 14-week programme is led by Jerry Kennelly and supported by successful entrepreneurs across Ireland, including Sam McAuley, founder, McAuley Chemists, Frank Salmon (CMS Periperals), Peter Cosgrove (ATA) and John Purdy (Ergo), among others.

curriculum with JEP participants developing skills and confidence in presentation, drawing, technology, research, numeracy as well as problem solving, collaboration and brand awareness. Daniel Hackett, a pupil A classroom and teacher at St Patrick’s Primary kit is provided to schools School, pictured with a Bird Feeder created as part free of charge, which includes the JEP Teacher’s of a Junior Entrepreneur Guide, posters, a school Programme project. flag, pupil workbooks and Over the last nine years, classroom display. In a recent survey, 67,000 national school primary school teachers pupils have already said that the JEP benefited from the programme supported programme. subjects in the school “All too often curriculum ranking Maths entrepreneurship and Science as the key programmes target transition year students at subjects supported, with second level, but by then English and Literacy Skills a very close second and many career decisions SPHE, Visual Arts and ICT and subject choices have already been made,” said also being supported. Almost nine out of ten Mr Kennelly. “The ideal time to open teachers (87 percent) saw an increase in confidence young minds to the thrill in children participating of business is at primary in JEP in their primary education level, when schools, with a further they are at their most 66 percent stating that creative and uninhibited participating in the in their approach to programme improved business ideas and communication skills and solutions.” the ability to work as a The JEP programme team. is aligned with the “The pupils primary school

participating in JEP have not only learned about business on the programme, but they have a far greater understanding of marketing, finance, sales and leadership and their presentation skills, teamwork and confidence increases significantly as a result of the Junior Entrepreneur Programme,” Mr Kennelly continued. “National school is the ideal time to introduce children to the world of entrepreneurship – young children are creative and curious by nature, and these are just two of the skills required to be successful in business. “Through JEP, we want to show kids just how much fun creating, working and succeeding in business can be.” JEP is a great opportunity for all schoolchildren. There is no cost to the schools and the benefits are enormous. It has been proven that pupils who participate in entrepreneurship programmes demonstrate increased initiative and self-confidence.

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Healthy towns initiative launched on the Northside A NEW inititiative has been launched that will enable visitors to Swords to find meals that fit their personal nutrition and dietary preferences. Local Enterprise Office Fingal, in partnership with University College Dublin and local company Nutritics Ltd, have announced the launch of Healthy Towns. The pilot initiative, delivered under the framework of the Healthy Ireland Charter, will enable visitors to Swords to find meals that fit their personal nutrition and dietary preferences using the LIBRO smartphone app. Visitors can then track their nutritional intake and other lifestyle parameters in the app. The initiative will be delivered via the Nutritics menu management

platform and showcases Swords as a forward thinking, transparent and modern food destination, suitable for all types of consumers. As part of the initiative, each participating food business has been supported with complementary software access worth over €5,000. Damian O’Kelly, chief executive of Nutritics, said: “This is an incredibly exciting initiative that aligns perfectly with our mission to enable informed food choices through technology, and delivers huge value to local businesses, their customers and the wider community as a whole. “Consumers want more information about the foods they are eating, and now food businesses have the tools needed to meet

Pictured at the launch at Swords Castle were (from l-r): Kate Gleeson (Key Account Manager), David Kenny (UCD), Maeve O’Mahony (Key Account Manager), Ciaran O’Kelly (CTO), Cllr Anthony Lavin (Mayor of Fingal), Damian O’Kelly (CEO), Rachel Cooke (Sales & Support) and Clodagh Manning (UCD). PHOTO: SON PHOTO this demand. “We are delighted to be working alongside Fingal to establish Swords as the first town in what we see as Global initiative.” Mayor of Fingal Cllr Anthony Lavin welcomed the healthy town pilot

initiative for Fingal. “It further highlights the innovative thinking among our local businesses,” he said. “I am delighted that Swords was chosen as the flagship town for this programme, which has

global potential.” Chief executive of Fingal County Council Paul Reid said “It is great to see that so many of our local food businesses in Fingal are participating in the Healthy Towns initiative. “Fingal County Council

is proud to support these forward thinking businesses in making Swords a modern food destination.” Launched in the beautiful surrounds of Swords Castle and attended by many

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3. Analyse a mechanical failure (9) 8 & 16 Across. Accepted stage acts worked alternately (4,5) 9. They supply power for gun emplacements (9) 10. Moving bed, rubbish comes to light (6) 11. Head cook takes one in (5) 14. Desert holiday (5) 15. Spots the right tree (4) 16. See 8 Across 18. The leaders of four states round America cause commotion (4) 20. Settle the bill and make a profit (5) 21. They pick up what’s said about fifty aristocrats (5) 24. A yawl’s ever so different (6) 25. Once tried to become obscure (9) 26. Pike not caught, by the sound of it (4) 27. So hot meal has become far from palatable (9)

Down 1. Artistically, inanimate objects - nevertheless vitality is apparent (5-4) 2. Couldn’t find the reason for unsuccessful lawsuit (4,5) 4. The kind of guard to re-equip with weapons almost (4) 5. G.I. will literally surround this character! (5) 6. Less fair and more sinister (6) 7. Little soft cry (4) 9. To invest is most successful when holding English capital (5)


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3. Faint-heartedness (9) 8. Defeat (4) 9. Develop (9) 10. Hatred (6) 11. Vain (5) 14. Cool (5) 15. Slate (4) 16. Lad (5) 18. Hit (4) 20. Curved (5) 21. Unfettered (5) 24. Yeast (6) 25. Vicious (9) 26. Weaponry (4) 27. Advancement (9)

Down 1. Transmit (9) 2. Of a town (9) 4. Musical work (4) 5. Change (5) 6. Pious (6) 7. Clever (4) 9. Wavy (5) 11. Trim (5) 12. Find (9) 13. Preparation (9) 17. Hell (5) 19. Pedestal (6) 22. Scrimp (5) 23. Just (4) 24. Board game (4)

11. They prevent any escape from bottle-necks (5) 12. At which cosmetics are assessed? (4,5) 13. Hypocrites come up in different shape (9) 17. Go up an octave (5) 19. Didn’t participate as a stand-in (3,3) 22. Covers nothing inside the bathing-pools (5) 23. Don’t allow some of the destructive toys (4) 24. A Ministry of Transport return is a very little matter (4)

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MUSICTOWN An eclectic two-week musical celebration, this year Musictown applauds collaboration and diversity in all its forms from April 12-21. Artists from across the musical spectrum will gather at various venues across Dublin to collaborate and create unforgettable musical moments. Highlights include Damien Dempsey performing at Vicar Street on Friday, April 12. Dempsey will perform tracks from his standout new album ‘Union’ as well as classic tracks from his much loved catalogue. See for all events.


Great Ireland Run The 19th annual running of the 10k Great Ireland Run will take place on Sunday, April 14, in the Phoenix Park. Set in the iconic surroundings of Europe’s largest urban park, runners can enjoy a truly inspiring celebration of running, as they make their way through the spectacular natural surroundings of a park filled with rich history and natural beauty. See great-ireland-run for details.

NEIL SIMON COMEDY PLAZA SUITE THE IRISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA The Irish Chamber Orchestra’s journey with Mendelssohn culminates with a major work that fuses the Romantic imagination with the forms of Bach, Beethoven and Handel. Mendelssohn’s revolutionary hybrid, his Symphony No 2 Lobgesang, reconciles the Romantics’ belief in the superiority of instrumental over vocal and choral Baroque music. It is a remarkable joyous and uplifting work.  Jörg Widmann conducts the ICO with an illustrious line-up of stars for this glorious production in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin on Wednesday, April 10. Tickets on

Neil Simon’s comedy, ‘Plaza Suite’, will be staged by St Patrick’s Dramatic Society, Dalkey IDEAL HOME SHOW The Permanent tsb Ideal Home Show will have at The Studio, dlr LexIcon, Dun Laoghaire everything under one roof for those in search nightly at 8pm from Tuesday, April 9 to of new ideas, inspiration, information and the Saturday April 13. products and services they need to help them Plaza Suite is a collection of three unrelated one-act plays, each set in the same New York achieve their Ideal Home. hotel suite. Hilariously funny and achingly Running from April 12-14 learn about the latest in interior design, décor and furnishings poignant, its central theme is middle age crisis and its effect on marriage. and get expert advice for planning building In the opening play, Karen is hoping for projects, extensions, renovations and new a romantic celebration of her wedding builds. anniversary with her husband, Sam. However, There will also be a wide variety of home appliances, home technology and automation, Sam is distracted by work problems and his secretary.  security systems, energy efficiency and The second play introduces us to successful lifestyle products. See for movie producer, Jesse Kiplinger who is on a details. brief stopover in New York and makes contact with his high-school sweetheart, Muriel Tate. Both, for their separate reasons, wish to SPRING SHOW AND PLANT SALE defibrillate their past romance. The annual Howth and Sutton Horticultural Finally, the third couple, Norma and Roy, are Society Spring Show and Plant Sale will take dressed and ready to celebrate the wedding of place on Saturday, April 13 from 2.30pm to their daughter. The groom and all the guests 4.30pm at St Nessan’s Community School, are waiting downstairs, but the bride has Baldoyle. locked herself in the bathroom.... Flowers, fruit, vegetables, cookery, Tickets (€18) for Plaza Suite, which is directed photography, arts & crafts and a junior by Seymour Cresswell, are available online at section will feature. There will be a plant (search for Plaza Suite), or sale, bookstall, homemade cakes, raffle, and by phone on 01-2807185. refreshments for all to enjoy. Admission to the show is €2. Entry for HSHS members, visiting exhibitors and children is free. There will be wheelchair access to all BINGO IN RAHENY parts of the show. For further information see Fancy a good night out and a chance to return home with a few euro? It’s eyes down for bingo, which takes place at the Raheny GAA Clubhouse, 2 All Saints’ Road every Thursday, from 8.15pm to 10.15pm. Contact or phone 01-8313530 from 7.30pm to 10pm for more details.

SPLIT ENDS Bewley’s Café Theatre presents ‘Split Ends’ by Lauren Larkin and developed and directed by Aisling Byrne which is a one-woman tour de force exploring the struggles and strength of Dublin women and the things you may only tell your hairdresser! There’s nothing a new hair-do won’t fix, right? Amy has worked in the salon since she was 16. She loves it. She loves her fella Darren too; they bought their house last year and have it almost how they want it. Her clients are the business; everyday she has chats with generations of Dublin women about their struggles and their strengths. Amy’s worked hard for what she has and whatever she sets her sights on, she gets…Until now…Split Ends is a one-woman show rich with Dublin humour and heart; it charts the tragedies and the triumphs, the little woes and small wins of four women and girls from different walks of life; as divulged from the hairdresser’s swivel chair. It plays till April 13.

Crossword Answers April 10th MUSICAL IN RUSH Rush Musical Society will stage ‘Urinetown the Musical’ at the Millbank Theatre, Rush, until Saturday, April 13 at 8pm nightly (no performance on April 8). Set in a not too distant future, this hilarious musical deals with the impact of wholesale water shortages on the masses, corrupt politicians, power hungry utility companies and the inevitable love struggle between the classes. With every scene the satirical plot twists and turns offering comic and clever observations on life, love and society. Online bookings are open with patrons now able to choose their seats for each show with great ease. Visit All other enquires to the Millbank Theatre box office at 01-8437475.

CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across: 3 Breakdown; 8 Took; 9 Batteries; 10 Litter; 11 Chief; 14 Leave; 15 Rash; 16 Turns; 18 Fuss; 20 Clear; 21 Earls; 24 Always; 25 Recondite; 26 Luce; 27 Loathsome.  Down: 1 Still-life; 2 Lost cause; 4 Rear; 5 Aitch; 6 Darker; 7 Weep; 9 Beset; 11 Corks; 12 Face value; 13 Pharisees; 17 Scale; 19 Sat out; 22 Lidos; 23 Veto; 24 Atom.   QUICK SOLUTIONS  Across: 3 Cowardice; 8 Rout; 9 Cultivate; 10 Animus; 11 Proud; 14 Chill; 15 Tile; 16 Youth; 18 Slap; 20 Arced; 21 Loose; 24 Leaven; 25 Malicious; 26 Arms; 27 Promotion.  Down: 1 Broadcast; 2 Municipal; 4 Opus; 5 Alter; 6 Devout; 7 Cute; 9 Curly; 11 Prune; 12 Discovery; 13 Readiness; 17 Hades; 19 Podium; 22 Stint; 23 Fair; 24 Ludo.

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

Author Roddy Doyle (pictured right) with the cast of his critically acclaimed television series, ‘Family’, in 1994.

Irish Press, April 27, 1965

Freeman’s Journal, April 8, 1875

Irish Press, April 6, 1973

Irish Press, April 23, 1932

Irish Press, April 7, 1969

Folk band Moonshine pictured at the St Lawrence Hotel, Howth, in the late 1980s. The band played a residency at the hotel every Sunday afternoon.

Freeman’s Journal, April 13, 1861

Irish Independent, April 18, 1906



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