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Walking for Cappagh Bernard Dunne, former World Champion boxer and high-performance director of the Irish Athletic Boxing Association, pictured with Ruby Sarsfield (9), Harry Sarsfield (6) and Sam Sarsfield (11) as children from across Ireland came together to ‘Walk a Mile for Cappagh Kids’ and raise funds for a cause close to their hearts. The proceeds from the event will help open the doors of Cappagh Kids, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital’s new Department of Paediatric Orthopaedic care. PHOTO: ROBBIE REYNOLDS

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OVER 30 quad and scrambler bikes have been seized in the Finglas area in recent months, a local TD has revealed. Dublin North West TD Dessie Ellis (SF) highlighted the figure as he appealed to parents not to buy these vehicles as presents for children or young people this Christmas. In a statement, Deputy Ellis said: “Despite recent successes by An Garda Síochana in seizing over 30 quads and scramblers in the past few months in the Finglas area, their illegal use remains a

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New Sensory Room opens at Dublin Airport DUBLIN Airport has opened a purposebuilt Sensory Room for passengers with autism, dementia, cognitive impairment or other special needs. The new Sensory Room is located after security screening in Terminal 2 and just before the 400 boarding gates. It can also be accessed via Terminal 1. Depending on a passenger’s requirements, users will have the option to transform the room

from a calming and relaxing environment to a stimulating interactive space full of light, colour and sound. Dublin Airport Customer Experience Manager, Liz Kavanagh, said: “We are confident that the introduction of the Sensory Room will make it even easier and less stressful for passengers in need of some assistance on their journey through the airport. “We are committed to

providing the best possible experience for passengers with autism and our new Sensory Room was designed to provide a calm space for passengers who might feel overwhelmed in busy and unfamiliar airport surroundings.” Dublin Airport’s new state-of-the-art Sensory Room includes relaxing music, mood lighting, bean bags, comfortable seating, digital display panels, tactile panels, textured flooring and

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a game to improve memory and motor skills. Ms Kavanagh added: “We were delighted to work with Adam Sensory Zones, specialists in designing sensory rooms, to deliver best practice and to ensure our facilities and services meet the needs of our passengers.” Dublin Airport has operated an ‘Important Flyer’ programme since 2017 whereby a wristband or lanyard is provided in advance to passengers with autism travelling through the airport. This is an indication to staff at security, immigration, or busy areas where there may be queues or noise that special assistance may be required. Lanyards and wristbands will only be provided on production of a short note from a GP confirming a person has a diagnosis of autism. Dublin Airport has welcomed almost 28.4 million passengers in the first 10 months of the year, a five percent

Dublin Airport’s new state-of-the-art Sensory Room. increase over the same period in 2018. Almost 1.4 million extra passengers have travelled through the airport between January and October. The Sensory Room is free for passengers departing from the airport, with 60-minute sessions available by emailing prm@ocsireland.com


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Councils ready to weather any storms as winter starts to bite Aoife O'Brien FINGAL County Council is encouraging people to check on vulnerable neighbours and practice safe driving in the event of severe weather as part of their response to the Government’s ‘Be Winter Ready’ campaign. As weather conditions are set to deteriorate in the coming weeks, the council has put a winter maintenance plan in place to cope with extreme weather events. This includes a fleet of eight gritting and salting trucks, four of which have been replaced since last year. The council have also purchased five new snow ploughs this year and have a number of JCBs which can be deployed for extreme weather events. The fleet is also all covered by repair contracts to keep them operational.

The council has a maintenance team with four duty engineers, 10 rostered engineers and 20 rostered trained drivers. Salt balms in Swords and Coolmine are also sufficiently stocked for this purpose according to the council. Meanwhile, Dublin City Council’s Road Maintenance Services have also prepared a winter maintenance plan for 2019/2020 that will run until the end of April 2020. In the event of freezing temperatures, ice or snow approximately 300km of the road network in the city council’s administrative area will be treated with gritting salt. Twenty-five salt bins will soon be placed at strategic locations across the city, according to the city council. Approximately 2,100 tonnes of road salt are already stored in four

deposits across the city and arrangements are in place with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to secure additional salt at short notice if that is required. Rosters are in place for the division’s inspectors, drivers, fitters and general operatives. Dublin City Council also has a fleet of 10 gritters and six snow ploughs as well as a number of lorries, JCBs and four wheeled drive vehicles. In the event of a severe weather alert arising, Fingal County Council will activate its Crisis Management Team and its Severe Weather Alert Team. “In this event information will be continually posted on the Fingal Alerts app as well as our Twitter and Facebook accounts,” Fingal County Council said. A list of the roads that are prioritised for

treatment can also be found on Dublin City Council’s website. Speaking at the launch of the ‘Be Winter Ready’ campaign, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross,

warned motorists of the dangerous road conditions that extreme weather can cause. “Hail showers are unpredictable and can lead to very difficult and dangerous road

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Hospice shortlisted for award ST FRANCIS Hospice, which serves North Dublin city and county, has been shortlisted for a National Charity Impact Award. The prestigious accolade, which is awarded by The Wheel, the national association of charities, celebrates the positive impact of Ireland’s top charities and promotes best practice in the non-profit sector. Last year, St Francis Hospice Dublin cared for more than 1,700 patients and their families. The hospice provides care to people with life-limiting illnesses, both in their own homes and in the two hospice facilities located in Raheny and Blanchardstown. The winners will be announced at the Mansion House on December 10.


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It’s the most worrying time of year increase. These are people who want to make Christmas as special for their children and families as everyone National President else but lack the financial resources SVP to meet the additional costs this time of year brings – but they are already www.svp.ie struggling to pay for food, heating and rent. This Christmas, SVP has again put FOR the estimated 50,000 plus homes that contact the Society of St children at the heart of its annual appeal because they are the most Vincent de Paul (SVP) this winter, vulnerable and should not suffer the words of the popular song, ‘It’s because society has got things the Most Wonderful Time of the so wrong. This year, we hope to Year’, are totally at odds with their bring a happy Christmas to the circumstances. many children living in poverty, For them, Christmas can be the especially the 3,873 without a home most worrying time of the year. who are relying on emergency At the recent launch of the SVP accommodation. Annual Appeal by Ryan Tubridy, I would like to take this we highlighted the fact that our opportunity to thank the public for volunteers visited 50,000 homes their generous support, which is so last year during the winter period. important for those that SVP help And with the 2019 calls for help so far running ahead of 2018, we expect each year at Christmas. We recently received a letter from a family we that the figure for this year will

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Broadcaster Ryan Tubridy pictured at the launch of this year’s St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal. PHOTO: COLM MAHADY/FENNELL’S helped, which reads: “I was really struggling when I reached out to SVP. Volunteers visited my home and helped pay for oil. A warm house took so much pressure off. I was able to get a few nice presents for the girls for a change, and we had enough for the dinner. The SVP volunteers were like Christmas Angels to us.” I truly hope we can count on people all across Ireland to be Christmas Angels again this winter and donate to SVP so that people in their community do not go without. While donations at this time of the year are used to provide immediate

relief to those in need, the long-term effect can be to prevent people falling into a downward cycle and so save them from a life of poverty. Donations made to the annual appeal make a difference way beyond the Christmas period when we receive requests for assistance, which range from food and food vouchers to help with fuel, health and school. As part of this year’s appeal, there will be a banner on the front of Liberty Hall playing on the building structure to show empty cupboards. This is to highlight the startling

prevalence of food poverty which has increased across Ireland in recent years. Of the 150,000 calls SVP will receive for the total year, one in three will be from people without enough food. As well as direct donations, there are other options to support our work at www.svp.ie/appeal, including the Giving Tree Appeal, the Food Appeal and a virtual gift store.

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Double All-Ireland success for Harriers CLONLIFFE Harriers, based at Morton Stadium, completed a year of unprecedented success in Abbottstown last Sunday week (November 24) when they won the Men’s Junior and Men’s Senior AllIreland Cross Country titles. While the Harriers’ senior team were the dominant force in cross country throughout the course of this millennial, in recent years near neighbours Raheny Shamrocks have turned the tables completely, winning the last three national cross country titles.  However, the Santry men put that to rights in the mud of Abbottstown to take the title back to the club’s headquarters. It was a victory built on teamwork with Clonliffe managing to put out a very strong team, displaying the club’s great strength in depth, despite the team being somewhat weakened by withdrawals of some of its top athletes and also athletes taking to the start line whilst carrying injuries.  Eritrean born Efrem Gidey, still only 19-years-of-age, ran his first national race. Efrem recently won the Dublin Senior Cross Country title and in Abbottstown displayed great determination in grimly hanging in with the lead pack to lead the Clonliffe team home in ninth place.  With Jayme Rossiter 12th, Cathal Doyle 14th and Colm Rooney 18th, the

Clonliffe men finished on a total of 52 points, all of 36 points ahead of the chasing rivals Dundrum South Dublin and the defending champions Raheny Shamrocks in third place. The Clonliffe team also included previous national champions Sergiu Ciobanu and 2012 Olympian Mark Kenneally, also a previous winner of the individual title and Ian Guiden making up the ‘A’ team. The club’s junior athletes also excelled and successfully defended their Junior title with fantastic runs by Aaron Cullen, 12th, Ben Guiden 15th, Stephen Cashin 21st and Calum Simpson 42nd making up the scoring four to take a narrow victory over Dundrum South Dublin. These four were ably backed up by Alex Murray, Ian McElweney, Niall Carberry and Daniel Lacy. Club captain Joe Cooper was captaining the men’s team to an extraordinary 12th All Ireland Senior Men’s title.  Post-race, a proud Joe Cooper said: “This was a fantastic team effort by the whole club, not only by the scoring four but by their teammates who backed them up throughout the course of the race and indeed also through a very strong ‘B’ team. The team have been focusing upon this championship all year long and they along with their coaches deserve fantastic credit and praise for the huge

VICTORIOUS: The Clonliffe Men’s Senior team celebrate their triumph. amount of training and self-sacrifice they have put into this victory. “These guys are ‘amateur’ athletes but they are thoroughly professional in their approach training seven days a week, several of them train twice a day and around that they

have working lives and family lives. I cannot praise and thank them enough.” The Clonliffe Harriers Senior Women’s team comprising Ailish Malone, Alannah Cooley, Laura Tuite, Emma Cooper and Maura Matthews

put in a great battling display to finish seventh with the Junior Women’s team of Sarah Bateson, Katie Halpin, Aoife Hession, Abbey Sheehy, Hannah Browne, Alana Fitzsimons, Ella Brown and Tess Loftus also performing very well to finish 10th overall.

Applegreen Welcomes Mayor of Fingal to Official Opening of New Santry Services Dublin, 22nd November 2019: Applegreen plc continues to expand its network of convenience shopping and forecourt operations with the opening of the new Santry service area just outside Dublin Airport on the Swords Road, and in doing so brings 50 new jobs to the local area. The Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Eoghan O’Brien was in attendance to officially open the new Applegreen alongside Aaron Duggan, Head of Service Area, Regional Manager, Lisa Brown and the Applegreen Santry team lead by Manager Matt Farrell. Applegreen Santry is open 24 hours a day and includes a Lavazza Café, café seating area and a relaxing upstairs lounge with flight information screens, Burger King and Bakewell café offering a range of Irish made savoury and sweet treats, along with amenities and services including free WiFi, an off-licence, ATM, toilet facilities, car wash and the fuelService app for disabled drivers. Commenting at the Official Opening of Applegreen Santry, Aaron Duggan, Head of Service Area Retail and Operations said: “We are delighted to now be open at Santry, Swords Road and to create 50 jobs

for the local community. This new service area offers a wide range of food to go and eat in options, as well as a Lavazza café for your favourite barista made coffee. Santry facilities also include fuel, convenience retail and car wash. With Dublin Airport flight Arrivals and Departure information screens and a quiet lounge area, Applegreen Santry is the perfect place to wait before collecting friends and family from the airport.” Applegreen is renowned for its ‘low fuel prices, always’; and by choosing Applegreen you are also choosing to do good for others. Every time a customer makes a purchase in-store 1c is donated to the Applegreen Charitable Fund at no extra cost to the customer, and in December it’s Double Donations Month. In 2018, an impressive circa €750,000 was donated to Irish charities, giving much needed support to the incredible work done by these organisations every day. you are also choosing to do good for others. Every time a customer makes a purchase in-store 1c is donated to the Applegreen Charitable Fund at no extra cost to the customer, and in December

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Christmas quad bike warning Castleknock kayaker runs entire 125km length of River Liffey From page 1

young people have died or have been seriously injured riding quads and scramblers and innocent passers-by have also been

injured by the reckless riding of scramblers and quads on roads, footpaths on greens and in public spaces. “In some estates and parks, the scramblers and

quads are out every single day and people, especially the elderly, don’t feel safe walking the streets or taking their dogs out for a walk in the park. “For many, there is no

break for this activity. The noise pollution from the vehicles can run from early in the morning to very late into the night. I am asking people to please think before they buy.”

CASTLEKNOCK man Tom Dunphy recently achieved the extremely rare feat of kayaking the full length of the Liffey, from its source in Sally Gap to where it meets the sea at Poolbeg - a staggering distance of 125km! On his YouTube channel, Tom said: It was a spectacular way

to see this beautiful river and countryside as it changes along its course and to see the effects that development and people have had on it." The daunting challenge took him 16 hours and 34 minutes to complete. You can check out the video of his amazing achievement on YouTube (Tdunphy85). Tom Dunphy

Quad bikes can be a menace in the community when used illegally. PHOTO: BIGSTOCK Tom’s adventure began at the Source of the Liffey at Sally Gap.

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Woman pleads guilty to fraud and forgery Paul Neilan and Brion Hoban A WOMAN who forged physiotherapist’s approval letters and then took their Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists membership money has received a fully suspended sentence. Emer Roche (46), of Castlecurragh Heath, Mulhuddart, Blanchardstown, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to five fraud and forgery charges on dates between July 2014 and December 2014. She has three previous convictions for theft. She admitted forging a

letter at the society's St Stephen's Green HQ on September 19, 2014; of operating a computer with intent to making gain or causing loss at the same location on October 8, 2014; theft of €500 at PTSB on Grafton Street on December 15, 2014; and of forgery and using a computer with intent to make a gain at the society's HQ on September 19, 2014 and July 16, 2014. Passing sentence last week, Judge Elma Sheahan said the case was aggravated by the seriousness of the offences, the accused's similar previous offending and that the offending

was carried out during a period of a suspended sentence. Judge Sheahan said the mitigating factors were Roche's early plea, her co-operation, her remorse, her having achieved sobriety and her repayment of the sum of €9,000 in full. She sentenced Roche to three years’ imprisonment, but suspended the sentence in full for three years on strict conditions including that she follow all directions of the Probation Service for 12 months. At an earlier sentencing hearing, the court heard that Roche had been

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Players pictured at Dalymount Park for the announcement of Bohemian FC’s new four-year sponsorship deal with Des Kelly Interiors. PHOTO: JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY employed on a shortterm contract with the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) in an administrative role from June 23, 2014, with her contract to end on January 10, 2015.

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€500 before a letter of approval is issued. On December, 22, 2014, Mr O'Connor was reviewing Roche's work and came across an email sent by Roche, pretending to be the woman she was temporarily replacing in the ISCP. The email, the court heard, asked for €500 in cash to be paid for a physiotherapist who trained outside of Ireland but the society, Det Sgt Kenny said, does not handle cash. Det Sgt Kenny said of the 29 applications over the Christmas period of 2014 for which either cash was taken or the fee was sent to a private account, none of the applicants involved were approved by the ISCP board. Mr O'Connor told Det Sgt Kenny of a "potential public health risk" and contacted the applicants to inform them of the situation. Two foreign applicants, the court heard, had been practising without meeting the required standards. Roche told gardaí that "there seemed to be a way to manipulate the system" and that she saw it as a "perfect opportunity to take the cash" but that "it had gotten out of control". Judge Sheahan was told that a €9,000 loss was incurred by the ISCP, who refunded applicants their fees.


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Tusla orders closure of Northside crèches ALL four crèches operated by the Hyde and Seek chain, which was the focus of damning revelations in an RTÉ Investigates documentary during the summer, have been ordered to close by the end of December. Three of the crèches are located in Drumcondra, Glasnevin and Tolka Road. Last week, Tusla’s Early Years Inspectorate notified the registered providers of the Hyde and Seek crèches that their four services will be removed from the Register of Early Years Services in 21 working

days. While the providers have a right of appeal to the District Court, the services will be required to close and public funding will cease on the removal date. Commenting on Tusla’s announcement, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, said: “The safety and protection of children remains my first priority. This is done through the enforcement of regulations which have children at the heart of their implementation. The de-registrations are

evidence of Tusla’s robust approach in taking action where it finds evidence of non-compliance with regulations.” In addition to the deregistrations, Tusla is in the process of prosecuting the Hyde and Seek companies and their registered providers. Minister Zappone added: “I have great sympathy for the parents who have their children in the crèches and who will need to find alternative childcare options. In addition to the distress already caused to parents by the poor

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At the recent ESB Creative Tech Fest Awards, Craig Kinch of Blanchardstown Community Training Centre scooped the top prize in the Best Design category, with Sarah Nkenge shortlisted in the same category. ESB Creative Tech Fest is a nationwide initiative that allows young people to experience and share new digital technologies. Craig, Sarah and their colleagues also took part in workshops to develop their digital skills. This helps them to build links with the digital industry and increase their chances of getting a job when they finish their course in Blanchardstown CTC. standards evidenced, the prospect of losing their crèche is clearly a major worry for these parents. Officials in my department have been

liaising with Dublin City Childcare Committee and Fingal County Childcare Committee to offer supports to parents who will be affected by the

closures.” Tusla also announced last week that it has published information on these deregistration processes on its website and that it will

similarly seek to inform parents about its actions in any future cases. The owners of Hyde and Seek are reported to be appealing Tusla’s decision.

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Killers to play extra Jonas Blue will be back Malahide Castle show with The

THE KILLERS have added an extra show at Malahide Castle on June 17 next year due to phenomenal demand. The rockers recently announced that their hotly anticipated sixth studio album, ‘Imploding the Mirage’, will be released in Spring 2020. The band, whose most recent UK sojourn was their spectacular Glastonbury 2019 headline set, will embark on their biggest ever tour in May/June 2020. For the Malahide Castle show they will be joined by special guest Sam Fender. Since the release of their 2004 debut, ‘Hot Fuss’, with its nowclassic breakthrough singles ‘Mr Brightside’ and ‘Somebody Told Me’, Las Vegas’ The Killers have gone on to sell 28 million albums, win countless Grammy, Brit, Q, NME nominations and awards and headline stadia and festivals around the world. ‘Hot Fuss’ follow up, ‘Sam’s Town’, a love letter of sorts to the

Blueprint

The Killers are killing it! band’s hometown, was released in 2006 and featured ‘When You Were Young’ and ‘Read My Mind’. Third studio album, ‘Day & Age’, was released to widespread critical acclaim in 2008, anchored by the massive global hit, ‘Human’. 2012’s ‘Battle Born’ then saw them expand their world tour into

countries they had never visited before, and led to a sold-out Wembley Stadium headliner, one of the most significant and memorable shows of their career. The Killers’ most recent LP, ‘Wonderful Wonderful’, was released in September 2017 and saw the group achieve a record breaking fifth consecutive UK Number

One, while also topping the US chart for the very first time. With the addition of that album’s hits, ‘The Man’ and ‘Run For Cover’, The Killers have amassed a truly incredible back catalogue. Last year saw The Killers unveil a standalone song, ‘Land Of The Free’, a heartfelt lament inspired by

current events and recent national tragedies in the United States that was accompanied by a video from Academy Award-winning director Spike Lee. Later in 2019, the band headlined Glastonbury Festival for the second time, playing a hit laden set that also saw them joined by their heroes, Pet Shop Boys.

Lil Mosey releases debut album LIL Mosey has been quietly plotting a takeover since his official entry into the rap game just two years ago. The Seattle rapper’s breakout hit, ‘Pull Up’, was the internet sensation that put him on the map, racking up millions of views and eventually landing the precocious teen at Interscope Records. His debut album, ‘Certified Hitmaker’, is out now. The 14-track album also features collaborations with Trippie Red, AJ Tracey and R&B superstar Chris Brown on ‘G Walk’. Mosey recently leaked a sizzling new song ‘Live This Wild’, before the prolific 17-year-old launched a fan only experience in honour of

the album’s release with a free concert at The Echo in Los Angeles. The lead single, ‘Stuck In A Dream’, featuring Gunna, is currently in rotation on Spotify’s ‘Today’s Top Hits’, the streaming platform’s largest global playlist with nearly 25 million followers. The song also cracked the Global Top 50, while the accompanying music video has reaped over 14 million views in just one month. Lil Mosey’s growing catalogue has collectively been streamed a whopping 1.9 billion times globally. After dropping a string of successful one-off singles, touring across the US, and appearing on the cover of XXL’s prestigious Freshman

Class issue, Lil Mosey dropped Northsbest to critical acclaim. Propelled by fan favourites, ‘Boof Pack’ and the platinum hit single ‘Noticed’, the project was recently certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Earlier this year, Lil Mosey became the youngest artist to successfully launch a music festival, Northsbest Fest, in Seattle. The album ‘Certified Hitmaker’ is available worldwide on all digital platforms via Mogul Vision/Interscope Records. LIL MOSEY is Live At The Olympia Theatre, on Sunday, February 2.

The kid is back

AFTER a mind-blowing performance at this year’s Belfast Vital! festival, Jonas Blue is back with The Blueprint 2020 UK & Ireland Tour which includes a Dublin date in The Academy on Wednesday, March 4. In an era of slowbuilding careers, Jonas Blue is an anomaly. Amassing an armoury of platinum-plated hits with just over eight billion global streams and over 40 million singles sales to date – certified platinum over 120 times around the world – the five times Brit-award nominee has become a mainstage DJ, pop powerhouse and critically acclaimed songwriter. With his debut single ‘Fast Car’ achieving multi-platinum, platinum and gold status in over 20 territories, the Londoner’s follow-up singles ‘Perfect Strangers’ and ‘Mama’ enjoyed similar success, lifting Jonas into the spotlight as a truly global superstar. Having scored one of summer 2018’s biggest global hits with the irrepressible ‘Rise’ featuring Jack & Jack, Jonas owned the autumn with ‘Polaroid’, his longrumoured collaboration with Liam Payne and Nashville actress Lennon Stella. The success of both hits was sandwiched between his huge collaboration ‘Back & Forth’ with charttopping superstar Becky Hill, and Detroit house legend, MK. Jonas went on to release his debut album ‘Blue’ in November 2018. The 15-track production featured collaborations with the likes of fast-rising songstress Nina Nesbitt, platinum-selling Canadian artist Jessie Reyez, multiskilled singer/songwriter Zak Abel, Charlotte OC, and Grammy Awardwinning Puerto Rican rapper Jhay Cortez. With the release of his hit singles ‘What I Like About You’ featuring young Danish pop artist

Jonas Blue. Theresa Rex and ‘Ritual’ – his collaboration with Tiësto and Rita Ora in the first half of 2019, Jonas kicked off his summer season with the unveiling of his club track ‘I Wanna Dance’ and the launch of his label, Electronic Nature. The first track to come from Jonas’ Electronic Nature imprint, ‘I Wanna Dance’ is an exploration of the UK producer’s clubbier tastes and an insight of what he plays in his DJ sets. Jonas’ Electronic Nature label is the home for the UK hitmaker’s forthcoming specialist, club-friendly releases. Having already established his monthly radio show and successful events at London’s Ministry of Sound, Electric Brixton and Hï Ibiza, under the Electronic Nature brand, launching his label is a natural progression for the British artist. Away from the studio and the charts, Jonas tours relentlessly around the world. This summer, he made his debut at legendary festivals Fuji Rock, Japan and Lollapalooza, Chicago. Following his hugely successful Ibiza residency at superclub Hï last season, the hit-maker returned to the White Isle, where he made his mark on Ushuaia.




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Tivoli: Rome’s great escape Rick Steves

of the arts, Cardinal Ippolito d'Este, further transformed the Tivoli landscape. Even though he was a WHEN travel dreams take people man of the cloth, Ippolito, cultured to Europe, Italy is often their first stop. There’s something seductively and wealthy, lived like a secular prince. charming about this country, its When he lost a closely contested people, and la dolce vita. election to be the next pope in 1549, I always feel at home in Italy, he consoled himself by building his whether struggling onto a crowded sumptuous villa in Tivoli. bus in Rome, navigating the fun He cleared a Benedictine convent chaos of Naples, sipping a cocktail from the site and erected a luxurious in a Venetian bar, or sitting on the banister of Florence's Ponte Vecchio Renaissance palace, with elaborately for a midnight street-music concert. frescoed walls and ceilings. But the main attraction at the Villa But I also seek escapes from Italy's d'Este is the spectacular garden urban intensity. When I'm visiting (which wasn't fully installed until Rome, I like to travel about 18 miles after Ippolito's death). A hallmark east to the hill town of Tivoli, a of Italian design, it clings to a popular retreat since ancient times. steep hill cascading with pools, Today it's famous for two very streams, waterfalls, and thundering different villas: Hadrian's Villa, fountains. a Roman emperor's countryside Towering cypress, boxwood getaway, and Villa d'Este, the lush and watery 16th-century residence of hedges, Roman statuary, and pleasant paths direct the eye toward a Catholic cardinal. stately vistas all around. Hadrian (ruled AD 117–138) had a The majestic Italian town of Tivoli near Rome. PHOTO: BIGSTOCK Creating such an elaborate water perfectly good villa in Rome, but he preferred to live outside the capital, park required the collaboration of a garden architect (to lay out the and toward the end of his reign, he garden), a hydraulic engineer (to lived full-time at Tivoli. get water to the site), and a plumber Just as Louis XIV governed France (who made sure the fountains from Versailles rather than Paris, worked). Hadrian ruled Rome from this villa At Tivoli, the hillside site was complex of more than 300 evocative massively excavated and reacres. engineered so the water features An architect, lover of Greek culture, and great traveller, Hadrian could be gravity-fed. Pirro Ligorio, Tivoli's architect, envisioned the site as a microcosm was conveniently also excavating of the lands he ruled, which at that point stretched from Great Britain to Hadrian's Villa at the same time. That site provided much in inspiration — the Euphrates River. and raw material — for the fountains In the spirit of Legoland and of Villa d'Este. Ligorio basically used Las Vegas, he re-created famous Hadrian's Villa as a quarry to provide structures from around the known statuary and decorative stonework world, producing a kind of diorama for his vision. of his empire. After Ippolito's death, the estate By the time Hadrian was finished, was passed down in the Este family, he had erected more than 30 but by the 19th century the house buildings and created extensive was in disrepair and the fountains gardens. With libraries, temples, plugged up. Now in the hands of the A model of Hadrian’s Villa helps visitors appreciate the vastness of the complex, much of which is now rubble. PHOTO: baths, theatres, and palaces for Italian state, it's been completely himself and his friends and staff, RICK STEVES restored, with all of its fabulous the estate was completely selfwater features back in operation. contained. While Hadrian's Villa is about Although most buildings in the haunting ruins and a storied history, complex have long since vanished, you can feel Hadrian's hand in some Villa d'Este is simply beautiful and relaxing (and is especially appealing remaining structures. when it's sweltering in Rome). The emperor surrounded a The two sights complement each rectangular water basin — meant to other well and combine to make a represent the Nile — with columns satisfying day trip from Rome. An and statues, including copies of the easy subway/bus combination gets caryatids he had admired at the you from the city to Tivoli, where a Acropolis. public bus connects the two villas. At one end he built a temple in When I'm in Italy, I like to imagine memory of his close friend (and what it was like centuries ago as I perhaps lover) Antinous, who had savour a cappuccino. At Tivoli, I tragically drowned in the Nile. can ramble through the rabble and Regrettably, with the fall of the rubble, mentally resurrecting those empire, this ‘Versailles of Ancient ancient stones. Rome’ was first plundered by Escaping the hubbub in Rome, I get barbarians and then by Renaissance chummy with the winds of the past big shots, who all wanted some — and connect with the pleasures of relic of the classical world in their the moment. courtyards. They even burned the marble to make lime for cement. The Rick Steves (www.ricksteves.com) scavenged art wound up in museums writes European travel guidebooks throughout Europe. (Some statures and hosts travel shows on public ended up across town, at the Villa television and public radio. Email d'Este.) him at rick@ricksteves.com and At his villa in Tivoli, Emperor Hadrian re-created architectural styles and statuary from across his vast empire. PHOTO: Much later, in 1550, another patron follow his blog on Facebook. SUZANNE KOTZ


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Christmas decoration danger for pets WATCH out! Danger lies in wait for dogs and cats during the festive period. Many animals are drawn to it as if by magic - the Christmas tree. If you put it in the middle of the room, accidents are much more likely, because your pet might jump on it. Position and attach it in a corner, so that it stands

securely. The colourful ornaments and glittering tinsel are especially tempting to cats. Ornaments made from straw and wood are less dangerous than tinsel (which contains lead) and fragile glass baubles. Make sure that the ornaments can't be swallowed. LED lights are also better

for households with pets than wax candles. You should also forgo scented oils and snow sprays altogether, as they contain poisonous ingredients. It’s worth remembering that the popular poinsettia plant is a poisonous plant that your furry friends won't miss. Many Christmas

celebrations have ended at the animal hospital because the cat tried to climb the tree and it fell over as a result, or the dog jiggled an ornament off the tree and he cut himself on the shards. If your pet eats tinsel, it can lead to obstructed bowels, while drinking Christmas tree water

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can also affect your pet’s health. Last but not least, the electrical cords for the lights can be a great source of danger. If you still wish to have a decorated Christmas tree despite having a pet, you must set up a ‘no trespassing zone’. As soon as your dog or cat approaches the Christmas tree, clap your hands and shout ‘no!’. You can hinder your dog further by placing protective grating in front of the tree. Unfortunately this kind of indoor fence won’t work with cats. In theory, you shouldn’t let any of your pets inside the Christmas room without supervision. Remember, the Christmas tree isn’t the only source of danger. Keep decorations, ribbons and wrapping paper away from your pets as well. They could hurt themselves playing with these things or even consume indigestible or poisonous components. During this period you

Keep your pets safe and sound this Christmas. should also relocate small animals and birds to a safe room for any time spent outside the cage or aviary. You may need to forgo this time altogether for one or two days. Burning candles are also dangerous for households with pets. Aside from the fact that your pet could burn himself or knock over a candle, thus causing a

blaze, many animals are afraid of fire. Even a gentle flame could incite additional stress. Please avoid poinsettias as well. This plant is one of the most dangerous house plants and can lead to lifethreatening poisoning. For more tips on enjoying the festive season safely with your pet, call in to your local Maxi Zoo store.

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Finglas is all set for Christmas IT MAY be one of the busiest times of the year - but it doesn’t have to be stressful. The city centre is not for the faint-hearted in the run up to Christmas, with traffic jams and parking

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The facts: how much do you know about Finglas? FINGLAS is a fabulous place to live and there’s lots to love about this quintessential Northside suburb. But how well do you know it? Here are a few Finglas facts: some you’ll know and some that might surprise you. Finglas (from the Irish, Fionn Ghlas meaning Clear Stream) was the site of one of the most important early Christian monasteries in Ireland, founded around 560 AD by St Canice who is remembered to this day in many of the local place names. Finglas Abbey (along with Tallaght) was known as one of the ‘Two Eyes of Ireland’ that kept Christianity strong. Finglas has more reason than most areas to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. According to an ancient legend, our patron saint sanctified Finglas and is said to have uttered a prophecy that a great town would arise. It’s also believed he had a bath and drink (hopefully not at the same time) in a spring where St Patrick’s Well is now. Ireland's first

commercial airport was in Finglas. Back in the late 1920s and ‘30s, during the golden age of early flight, Kildonan Aerodrome, about a mile north west of Finglas Village, was frequently used by some of Ireland’s greatest aviators, like Lady Heath, Sir Alan Cobham and JR Currie. Kildonan provided a comprehensive range of flying services and ran charter flights, pilot training, mail flights, air displays and flights taken purely for fun. Finglas briefly became a flash point in a farm labourers’ dispute during the Dublin Lockout in 1913. A riot took place in Finglas Village after a so-called ‘scab’ was served drink in a local pub. Police and the pub were pelted with stones. Teenager Patrick Daly was shot in the back by a police constable during the trouble. In the War of Independence 1918-1922, Dick McKee from Finglas was officer in command of the IRA in Dublin and reported directly only to Michael Collins for his

actions. He was one of the men that handpicked volunteers for ‘The Squad’ who were responsible for the assassination of British spies on Bloody Sunday. He was murdered the same day in Dublin Castle. There’s a memorial at the crossroads in Finglas Village. Cappagh Hospital is now a cutting edge facility, but in its early days as Cappagh House it was used as a convalescent home for underprivileged kids suffering from the diseases of poverty, such as rickets, tuberculosis and malnutrition. Astronomers at Dunsink Observatory have made many important contributions to science, including an involvement in the first Irish space experiment aboard the shuttle Challenger in 1988. It was built in 1774 at a cost of £8,000. In 1977 a fire broke out at the observatory and a priceless piece of moon rock, retrieved by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in 1969, was lost in the rubble that went to

Dunsink Observatory the infamous local dump. Rosehill House on Finglas Road has been a landmark in the area for generations, but nobody knows exactly when it was built as records for the building are non-existent until 1837. An Foras Forbartha, or the Heritage Council, gave it a priority grade of A in its inventory of interiors of Irish architectural

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and artistic interest in 1983. Previously owned by a number of wealthy families, it’s now home to the Dublin North West Area Partnership. The Nethercross at St Canice’s Graveyard was erected by monks in the 10th century. There it stood for centuries, until the people of Finglas heard of Cromwell's landing

at Ringsend in August 1649. They immediately dismantled the cross, fearful that the invading army would destroy it as a piece of Catholic imagery. Its parts were buried in the cemetery and made to look like a freshly cut grave in order to fool Cromwell's soldiery. It remained buried for 160 years.

Adult education students get a warm welcome from Lord Mayor STUDENTS with the CDETB Adult Education Service in Finglas received a very warm welcome from Dublin’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Paul McAuliffe, when they visited the Mansion House recently for the presentation of certificates for 2019. The morning event was filled with laughter and hugs for this very special Finglas reunion.

Kevin Smullen, the Adult Education Officer, was awarded a Lord Mayor’s scroll in recognition of his 40 years of dedicated service he has given to adult education in Finglas. Over 2,012 people received certificates in the centre in 2019. Thomas Ahern, Sandra Dunne, Michael Hanna and Andrew Murphy spoke of their positive experiences of adult

education and described what a joyful time it was compared to the tough times of education in the past. To top it all off, Shannon Glynn read her new poem, while tutor Ken O’Duffy sang a song from his album. The Forever Young Chorus entertained the guests at the Mansion House with a lively and enjoyable repertoire.


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Memories of a Finglas childhood DID you grow up in Finglas? Here are a few things you might recall from your childhood. 1. Your Ma did the shopping in H Williams, 3 Guys or Superquinn. 2. You made your confo in the Tin Church. 3. You went to the Spanish Hall disco. 4. You tormented the milkman and breadman by ‘scutting’ on the back of their trucks. 5. You had at least one relative who worked at Merville Dairies – or Premier Dairies as it later became. 6. You fished for pinkeens by the Tolka as a kid.

7. And drank flagons of cider there as a teenager. 8. You got groceries on ‘tick’ from a van shop. 9. A day out in the countryside was a cycle up to Ashbourne. 10. You remember Floppy the dog who lived on the grassy hill at the corner of Finglas Road and the Tolka Valley Road. 11. You were told if you ran around the Church of Annunciation 10 times you’d see somebody fall off the cross. 12. You were nobody without a pair of elephant flares and a tank top. 13. You swam in the 'Silver Spoon' or Tolka during the summer.

14. You bought sweets from Foxy’s van. 15. You frequented the disco bar in the Drake but your parents preferred the Drake Cabaret with chicken and chips included in the entry fee. 16. You bought a pound tray in Hoi Wun... for a pound. 17. You would go to Bray, Skerries or Rush with the summer project. 18. You went to town on the 40, 40A or 40C, and waited hours on the 17A if you wanted to go to Ballymun or Blanch. 19. You remember when Dunsink was a dump and not an observatory. 20. You sometimes woke

Finglas Village in 1971. up and found a horse in the garden. 21. You tied a rope to a lamppost to make a swing. 22. You remember seeing the Aslan reunion in 1993 when they performed at the South Band Show. 23. You had a pain in your sides from laughing at Brendan O’Carroll’s stand up gigs in the Bottom of the Hill pub.

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Floppy is fondly remembered. PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA

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Finglas has star power! FINGLAS has had more than its fair share of famous faces. Here’s are a few well-known local people who’ve made their mark. Novelist, playwright

and poet Dermot Bolger attended Beneavin College as a youngster and his working-class roots are reflected in much of his work. Shortly after he left school in 1977

he founded Raven Arts Press Publications and published several works which he sold around Finglas. He’s written several novels, plays and collections of poetry. During the process he’s picked up numerous awards, including the Samuel Beckett Award and the AE Memorial Prize. Comedian Brendan O’Carroll found fame relatively late in life when he turned to the stage

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New Mercedes-Benz SUV will prove a popular child-carrier WITH the launch of their new GLB – which arrives on the market here early next year- Mercedes-Benz has raised its SUV range offering to an entirely new level of desirability. One of 22 newcomers from the luxury carmaker that are set to arrive here in 2020, its appeal has been made even greater with the availability of a 7-seater version that is likely to prove attractive to families with children to transport. Whilst remaining within the current eight-strong Mercedes-Benz compact car family – alongside the A-Class, A-Class Saloon, B-Class, CLA Coupé, CLA Shooting Brake and GLA – the new GLB blows open the definition of a compact car by offering exceptional levels of spaciousness and passenger capacity not naturally associated with its category.

The first MercedesBenz in its class to offer a third row, 7-seat option, the additional two bucket seats, both fully retractable, provide comfortable seating for passengers up to a height of 1.68m. Second row seats split 40:60. In the same vein, the GLB has plenty of room in all dimensions. At 2,829 millimetres, it has the longest wheelbase of Mercedes-Benz’s current compact generation. Front headroom is 1,069mm. At 967mm, rear legroom in the fiveseat version is said to be ‘especially comfortable’. Poised to become a potent contender in its segment, the new GLB is helped by its many unique and attractive characteristics – not least a pedigree that has energised the sales of Mercedes-Benz generally and led to some seven

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Range Rover hits heaven Seán Creedon

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room for five adults. Available in Ireland in petrol and diesel versions, that plug-in hybrid which climbed Tianmen Mountain, should be available in Ireland next year. The door handles close in when central locking applied and open out once you turn off the alarm. The weather is reasonably mild in Ireland, but I’m told this unusual feature on the door handles was a major challenge as the designers had to ensure the door handles would open in very cold conditions. The designers have also stretched the gap between the front and rear wheels which means just a little bit more leg room for back seat passengers. The exterior colour was Kaikoura Stone, while the interior was officially described as Cloud Grained Leather. Prices start at €42,845, while the all-wheel diesel models with automatic

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Why this Ford Focus would be the ideal Christmas present Seán Creedon AROUND this time every year I seem to get an opportunity to test drive a car which would make an ideal Christmas present for some young male driver. I say male because the cars I am talking about are often referred to as ‘boy racers,’ but how a ‘boy’ could afford to buy and insure one of these powerful motors I find hard to fathom. This year it’s the Ford Focus ST, which was recently voted Continental Tyres Irish Hot Hatchback of the Year by my motoring colleagues. I like the Ford Focus and often drive my daughter’s four year-old Focus, but I think I would prefer to spend the 40K plus it costs to buy an ST on two regular versions of the Focus.

Go Ford go! But then maybe I am too old for an ST car! Externally the car looks much the same as the regular Focus, but surprisingly it doesn’t have the letters Focus printed on the boot like

the regular new versions of the Focus. The red calliper brakes are the first clues before you sit in. It’s all about power and the 2.3-litre test car had 280 brake horse power. The engine is a variant

of the Focus RS and the famous Mustang, so no doubt about the power under the bonnet. Thankfully there is a heads-up display on the dash to let you know the speed you are travelling

at, which should help you avoid picking up penalty points. Inside the decor is predominantly black and the Recaro seats are set low and are very comfortable.

The controls on the dash are much the same as your regular Focus. In the back there is room for three adults at a squeeze. It’s a powerful motor, but also a very thirsty one. And it would be helpful if the ‘boy’s’ parents owned a petrol pump. My test car was a six-speed manual so plenty of fun working through the gears. And the good news is that you get a space-saver spare wheel, rather than the dreaded repair kit. A question I often ask myself is why couldn’t I have driven a powerful car like this when I was much younger. But then I think would I still be here now if I had a powerful car like that in my twenties? The speed limit on Irish motorways is 120 kmh so you can really only appreciate the power of the ST on the motorway or maybe a race track like Mondello Park.

But of course you could enjoy working through the gears on a winding country/mountain road. Prices for the regular Ford Focus start at €23,364, while the starting price of the ST version starts at €41,099. When you add in all the extras the price of my test car came to €44,729. So you can see my reasoning for buying two normal Focus instead of one ST. Road tax is €750 and of course insurance will depend on the age of the driver. Apart from the so-called ‘boy racers’, the ST might be an option for men or indeed women who enjoyed a bit of rallying when they were younger, but now have enough money to invest in a powerful sports car. I cannot see how a ‘boy’ can afford such an expensive car and that’s where Santa comes in.

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decorations children and grandchildren bring down from the attic in years to come. Their Aurora Antique Baubles €10 and Evelyn Mercury baubles nod to nostalgia, while their etched Xanthe baubles

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BOOK OF THE WEEK

Rathcoole and the United Irishmen About The Author KERRON Ó Luain is an historian and activist from Rathcoole, Co Dublin. He received his doctorate in history from Queen’s University in Belfast in 2016. Afterwards he taught history in UCD and he was recently on a Fulbright Scholarship to the US where he taught Irish and history. His work deals mainly with collective action and activism. He is interested in how people came together to challenge injustice, whether political, cultural, social or economic. The book upon which this short article is based is entitled Rathcoole and the United Irish Rebellions, 1798-1803, and is available online from Four Courts Press now.

MANY who pass through the small, but ever growing, village of Rathcoole, Co Dublin, today would be unaware of its place in the history of the great 1798 rebellion. In Wexford, large memorials to the tumultuous uprising can be found throughout the county. Statues of pike men command the central spot in many town squares, and the rebellion lives on in the folk memory and traditional songs of the county. Yet, Dublin, and the villages and towns surrounding it, including Rathcoole, were central in the plans of the United Irishmen to rise against British rule in the fateful summer of 1798. Prior to 1798, Rathcoole had escaped much of the political and social turmoil which had characterised the 1790s elsewhere. The Defender movement had been active in protecting Catholics against Orangemen in Ulster and in attacking landlords and wealthy farmers in the nearby counties of Meath and Kildare. The ongoing struggle for Catholic reform created tensions in the capital and elsewhere, but Rathcoole remained a sleepy village defined primarily as an important rest stop for those travelling by coach to Munster. What changed? In 1792 a young boy of only 13 years of age, named John Clinch, was sworn into the Society of United Irishmen at a meeting on Fishamble Street in the city. Clinch went on to recruit a

nucleus of rebels in Rathcoole, including Felix Rourke, into the Republican fold. The Clinch family home, known in Rathcoole today as ‘The Old House’, still stands on the left of the road as one enters the village from the east. It was here that Clinch, and other United Irishmen, orchestrated the rebellion in the village in May 1798. Unfortunately, the rebellion in Rathcoole was hampered by events in Dublin. Spies had given away rebel plans and much of the national leadership was arrested in the weeks leading up to the rising. Nevertheless, the rebels in Rathcoole, and nearby Saggart, still rose. And on the Commons of Saggart, the United Irishmen hoisted their banner.

A doctor brings us on a journey DR EOIN Kelleher is more than a doctor, he is also an illustrator and cartoonist, and is currently studying to be an anaesthesiologist! In Journey Through the Body: A Visual Exploration, a beautifully presented book where modern medicine meets art history, Eoin reveals the world inside all of us that keeps itself hidden. While we may sometimes feel that we stumble or falter in our daily lives, our bodies are gracefully working with consistency and purpose. Behind the scenes, there are a whole variety of systems and processes to help us meet the challenges of the outside world. Most of these systems and processes do not require us to stop and think. We instinctively know, for instance, which way is up and which is down, even with our eyes closed. If you look away from what you are reading momentarily and found a tiger facing you, you would not have to think to tell

your heart to beat faster or your pupils to dilate things just happen automatically. Our bodies are remarkably well designed for the world we inhabit. Our immune system is a stunning, complex creation that has evolved to protect us from the array of threats in the environment. Our bodies are adept at extracting large amounts of nutrients from the food we eat and converting them into the building blocks essential for life, even as the bones and muscles that scaffold us provide a robust and versatile means to navigate our world. By his use of illustrations, Eoin hopes to shed light on some of the more interesting aspects of the body, from the intricacies of the immune system to our ability to interpret and adapt to the world around us. Artists or art movements have inspired many of these illustrations. But he has not set out to write a comprehensive tome of physiology and anatomy, but merely to give you the reader a novel glimpse into the inner workings of the ultimate work of art: the human body. Dr Kelleher is an illustrator, cartoonist and practising doctor. His first book, Journey Through the Brain, was a colouring book about neuroscience.

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Ashbourne businesswoman wins award for top designs A LOCAL designer has been has been crowned Milliner of the Year 2019 in The Cointreau Histyle Awards. Sarah O’Rourke, from Ashbourne, received the award at a ceremony in the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel in Cork. Sarah is absolutely thrilled with the result and the award is another top achievement to add to her growing CV. The Irish Milliner has built her business Saraden Designs from the ground up since 2016. She has an extensive background having received a degree from IADT Dun Laoghaire in Visual Arts Practice Sculpture. Her work is often referred to as pieces of wearable art, which is a term she openly welcomes. Sarah firmly believes ‘there is a millinery design to suit everyone: you just have to find the right creation to suit you’. Sarah has a unique selling point. All the fabric used in her designs has been handmade by her and is called Saraden Fabric. This is very much Sarah’s niche and is what sets her apart from other milliners.

HATS OFF TO HER: Milliner Sarah O’Rourke, from Ashbourne, pictured after receiving her award. In 2019 Sarah became part of Fashion Revolutions Sustainable Fashion, the fabric cut offs from each design are reworked into other designs, meaning there is no waste. The line of production can also be traced as it is all done inhouse by Sarah herself. Saraden Designs has had collections on the runways of London Fashion Week, Belfast Fashion Week, Fashion Revolution Ireland and has had pieces exhibited

in Palma Mallorca, Dorset, Birmingham, London, The Netherlands, Dublin and Cork. She has also had support from her local AIB and Credit Union Branches and exhibited alongside them to promote local businesses. Last month Sarah presented a 10-piece clothing and Millinery collection called Oceanic Nature on the runway of Leicester Fashion Week in the Mercure Leicester, The Grand Hotel. One of Sarah’s creations being modelled as part of her Oceanic Nature collection during Leicester Fashion Week.

Local man turns hobby into full-time career  A FORMER engineer from Swords has turned his passion for scrap metal into an eco-business making lighting and homewares from recycled materials. Emmet Bosonnet, from Castlefarm, will be showing his clever creations at ‘Gifted – The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair’ in the RDS from December 4-8. Known to forage in skips and willingly throw himself onto the scrapheap in an effort to make beautiful things from items others have discarded, Emmet is the driving force behind Kopper Kreation. “I visit a scrap yard about once a month and when I’m there, the 10-year-old kid in me is jumping up and down

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with excitement,” says Emmet. The copper piping, brass fittings, chiller units and other metal items he finds are repurposed and reinvented to become

stylish contemporary light fittings, book ends, candle sticks and tea light holders. It was while working as a senior engineer in a company making solar panels and renewable

technology that Emmet chanced upon his unlikely treasure trove. “One day at work I had to drive to a scrap yard as our normal driver was away. I was shocked to see how much perfectly

fine material was being thrown away, so I went back and bought it,” he says. What began as a hobby became a full-time career move in 2018. Emmet’s Kopper Kreation is based at The Chocolate Factory, off Parnell Street. His studio has some retail space which he has turned into a design store called 'Raw Material'. There, he also sells the work of other ‘industrial style’ creatives. “You can recycle copper but there is a huge carbon footprint in transporting the metal and smelting it down. It’s much better if you can repurpose the copper here at home,” he says. Good design is key for the former engineer. “I try to make things that

not only look good but that are also adaptable and flexible, and most importantly, that are affordably priced,” he adds. Celebrating the best in contemporary Irish design and artisan food, ‘Gifted’ is home to over

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DUAL CROSSWORD

CRYPTIC CLUES

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS

ACROSS

1. The work rota’s enchantment? (5,2,4) 9. Part of book for cathedral’s governing body (7) 10. Cook one way or another about right (5) 11. Naturally he’s the one to draw the line (5) 12. Miser makes score go round (7) 13. Old ode could have come from aimless drawing (6) 15. Suit for diggers? (6) 18. To agree completely (7) 20. A bit of prestige rarely harms a cat! (5) 22. Insects in the theatre? (5) 23. Work on a field of interest, like iridescent stone (7) 24. A requisite for the light sleeper? (7,4)

1. Rash (11) 9. In name (7) 10. Crop up (5) 11. Coach (5) 12. Eat (7) 13. Embrace (6) 15. Exit (6) 18. Lachrymose (7) 20. Power (5) 22. Essential (5) 23. Clear (7) 24. Enterprise (11)

DOWN 2. Send (5) 3. Focal (7) 4. Constabulary (6) 5. Drill (5) 6. Testimonial (7) 7. Heedless (11) 8. Require (11) 14. Crush (7) 16. Gadget (7) 17. Customer (6) 19. Untrue (5) 21. Raw (5)

DOWN 2. Very small type found in shellfish (5) 3. A tiller taken word for word (7) 4. Terrifying woman doesn’t need PR in advance! (6) 5. Prevent spoiling beard (5) 6. Doubly leaders of the world in times past (7) 7. Casts differ about being petrified (6,5) 8. The way the navy takes to journalism? (5,6) 14. Not in the team back in the pavilion? (7) 16. Hidden difficulty caused by subsidence in mine (7) 17. Using the highway, but not a main one (2,4) 19. Leans to one side at scene of contest (5) 21. Following brothers in a fairytale career? (5)

SUDOKU Easy

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A few things worth checking out this week

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Gifted If you are looking for the widest range of exciting and innovative designers, then Gifted at the RDS from December 4-8 is the fair for you. Billed as the ultimate destination for anyone interested in craft, design, unique independent brands and artisan food producers the fair has been running for four decades now. For ticket details see www.giftedfair.ie.

MEASURE FOR MEASURE Set in Vienna, this is a dark comedy in five acts that was written in the early 1600s. Vienna is overrun with brothels and loose morality and when a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Presented by Liberties College, Bull Alley, it plays in Civic Theatre, Tallaght, on Saturday December 7 at 7.30pm. For details see www.civictheatre.ie.

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Is your child a budding chef or do they love to help you out in the kitchen? Young Chef cookery classes at Airfield Estate, Dundrum, on Sunday, December 8 might be right up their street! All classes are suitable for 8-12 year olds who love all things food! Each class is based on a seasonal theme and will begin by exploring what’s available in the garden and will then move on to prepare and cook a selection of themed recipes. For details see www.airfield.ie.

MESSIAH Irish Baroque Orchestra’s annual production of Handel’s masterpiece is a memorable and glorious affair. This year it’s happening on Friday, December 6 at 7.30pm in St Patrick’s Cathedral. Joined by outstanding soloists and the wonderful Sestina choir, IBO’s performance tells the universal story of triumph over trial, where life’s sorrows and despairs are met by overriding hope and unbridled joy. Tickets costing €50/€35/€30/€10/€5 are available at www. eventbrite.ie.

SUSTAINABLE CHRISTMAS FAIR

THE WORLD’S BIG SLEEP OUT Trinity College will host Depaul’s Sleep Out event on Saturday, December 7. It coincides with The World’s Big Sleep Out which will take place in over 50 cities on the same night around the world. The event will aim to see 50,000 people sleep out in the hope of raising $50,000,000 for people experiencing homelessness and global displacement. To find out more visit www.bigsleepout.com.

The Rediscovery Centre is hosting its first Sustainable Christmas Fair this weekend on December 6, 7 and 8. There will be a large selection of stalls with independent suppliers who sell sustainably made products. There will also be plenty of activities for all the family with Christmas movies, demonstrations and festive food. The fun kicks off from 5pm on Friday and from 9am on Saturday and Sunday.

ONCE UPON A TIME AT BINGO LOCO Polish your glass slippers, dust off your magic lamp and join in the fun as the clock strikes rave round for Bingo Loco’s special festive edition. Once Upon a Time at Bingo Loco will be lavishly brought to life in a production packed full of hilarious comedy, extraordinary special effects, sing-along routines and everything you would expect from Bingo Loco - rave rounds, insane prizes and a dance off or two. It’s running at a special pop-up venue on Collins Avenue, Dublin 9, throughout the month including this weekend (December 5-7 inclusive) at 8pm. See www.bingo-loco.com.

Crossword Answers December 4th CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS

CHRISTMAS CRAFT & FOOD FAIR

Enjoy the festive atmosphere with a glass of mulled wine while browsing a large selection of high quality crafts and artisan foods at this fair in Seamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul, Co Dublin, on Sunday, December 8 from 10.30am4.30pm. There will be pottery, stained glass, handmade soaps and creams, knitted products, fabric toys, prints, felted products, candles, farmhouse cheeses, jams & chutneys, chocolates and more. On the day visitors will be entertained by Naul Choir, Blanchardstown Brass Band and others. Santa will be there but advance booking is essential via e-mail to info@tseac.ie

ACROSS: 1 Spell of duty; 9 Chapter; 10 Broil; 11 Ruler; 12 Scrooge; 13 Doodle; 15 Spades; 18 Totally; 20 Tiger; 22 Flies; 23 Opaline; 24 Bedside lamp. DOWN: 2 Pearl; 3 Literal; 4 Ogress; 5 Debar; 6 Twofold; 7 Scared stiff; 8 Fleet Street; 14 Outside; 16 Pitfall; 17 By road; 19 Lists; 21 Grimm.

QUICK SOLUTIONS

ACROSS: 1 Precipitate; 9 Nominal; 10 Arise; 11 Tutor; 12 Consume; 13 Enfold; 15 Egress; 18 Tearful; 20 Might; 22 Vital; 23 Evident; 24 Undertaking. DOWN: 2 Remit; 3 Central; 4 Police; 5 Train; 6 Tribute; 7 Inattentive; 8 Necessitate; 14 Flatten; 16 Gimmick; 17 Client; 19 False; 21 Green.


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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

An old photo of Santa at Dublin Zoo.

Evening Herald, December 1, 1937

Irish Independent, December 7, 1935 Freeman’s Journal, December 16, 1836

Irish Independent, December 11, 1933

Irish Independent, December 17, 1931

Undated photo of a man doing some window shopping at Arnotts on Henry Street at Christmas.


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