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Cardiologist’s heartfelt thanks to Dublin Airport’s lifesavers

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DUBLIN Airport’s defibrillator CPR programme has helped save the life of a consultant cardiologist. The airport’s advanced paramedics were tested recently when a passenger arriving from the UK experienced a serious cardiac event in Terminal 2. Dr Farqad Alamgir, who is a consultant interventional cardiologist, was travelling from Manchester to Dublin Airport on a regular trip to Ireland, where he works in a number of hospitals, when he took ill. He was initially tended to by an Aer Lingus staff member who administered CPR

until Airport Police and Fire Service responders arrived. The airport’s advanced paramedics administered life-saving drugs at the scene before transferring Dr Alamgir to the Mater Hospital, where he underwent emergency heart bypass surgery. Dr Alamgir has worked for 30 years resuscitating many patients who present with acute heart attacks, but never imagined he would find himself on the other side of the fence. “I remember getting off the aircraft at Dublin Airport, then the next memory I have is waking up in the Coronary Care Unit in the Mater

Hospital,” said Dr Alamgir. “I now know that Dublin Airport’s first responders used the Lucas CPR system giving me four shocks initially, then the skills of their advanced paramedic team administered urgent advanced life-saving drugs via an intraosseous needle into my shin, bringing me back after 17 minutes of downtime. “The speed of the response not only saved my life, but the resuscitation was so effective that I have not suffered any neurological or cardiac muscle damage.” Dr Alamgir said he was Continued page 2

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Man crashed stolen bike into an elderly tourist in Smithfield Isabel Hayes

of egregious individual acts”, noting that many of Crowley's offences A MAN who crashed a involved “gratuitous stolen bicycle into an violence”. elderly English tourist, Judge Sheahan said he shattering her elbow had refused help on a and leaving her with number of occasions from life-changing injuries, State bodies, including has been jailed for eight refusing to accept visits in years. custody from a probation Jeffrey Crowley (23) officer. pleaded guilty to cycling Detective Garda Shane into Christine Booth at Smithfield Square, Dublin, Connolly previously told Ger Small BL, prosecuting, on August 2 last [2019], that on the day Ms Booth causing a substantial was injured, Crowley risk of death or serious stole a bike belonging to a harm. He pleaded guilty Brazilian student staying to damaging a bike lock in a hostel in Smithfield and stealing a phone at Square. He then stole a Smithfield Square on the phone from a man walking same date. through the square. Crowley, of Blackhall As Crowley made off at Parade, Dublin, also high speed on the stolen pleaded guilty at Dublin bike, he crashed into Circuit Criminal Court to 72-year-old Ms Booth who assault causing harm to was crossing the road with Jason Kidd at Merchants Quay on October 24, 2018. her family. Ms Booth had just He further pleaded arrived in Ireland with guilty to stealing a phone at Queen Street on July 24 her daughter and three grandchildren the day that year and damaging a phone at George’s Lane on before the incident. The December 11, 2016, during family had had an “idyllic which he pushed a woman holiday” up to that point and had spent that day in to the ground and kicked the zoo and the Phoenix her. He has 92 previous Park, the court heard. convictions. Ms Booth landed heavily Handing down a on the ground, shattering sentence of nine years her elbow and breaking and three months, with her hip. The court heard the final 15 months she was in immediate suspended, Judge Elma “agony” following the Sheahan noted it was fall. She was taken by “not an inconsiderable ambulance to hospital sentence”. where she underwent “But it would be an surgery later that night. injustice to any of the Doctors described it as individual injured parties the worst shattered elbow to further reduce the they had ever seen and Ms sentence, which I believe Booth has been advised reflects the totality of the she will need an elbow offending,” she said. replacement. She will She said the sentence “reflects what can only be never be able to regain full strength in her arm, the described as a sequence

Smithfield Square. FILE PHOTO/BIGSTOCK court heard. In a victim impact statement handed in to court, Ms Booth said the total financial loss was €3,878. She described how her daughter and grandchildren were extremely upset and how she can still hear her grandchildren “screaming and crying” in the aftermath of the incident. She said she often thinks about how one of the children could

have been seriously injured instead of her. The family never wishes to return to Ireland, the court heard. The court also heard that on October 24, 2018, Jason Kidd was walking home from a night out with a colleague when three men approached him at Merchants Quay. Crowley, who was one of three men, hit Mr Kidd in the head

without warning. He was left with a broken nose. Crowley was identified by gardaí from CCTV. When asked by gardaí why he hit Mr Kidd, he said he was on drugs and “frustrated”. Crowley has been in custody since he was apprehended by gardaí shortly after the incident involving Ms Booth. He is currently serving a suspended sentence for a

previous conviction for assault causing harm that was reactivated when he failed to engage with Probation Services. Keith Spencer BL, defending, said his client was “disgusted” at his behaviour and acknowledged the harm he had caused. He said that Crowley now wished to receive residential treatment for his addiction issues. He has a two-year-old son.

Airport heroes save cardiologist’s life From page 1 family”. Dublin Airport Chief Fire Officer Gerry “so grateful and thankful Keogh said it is hugely to the team at Dublin rewarding and humbling Airport, the ambulance when a passenger walks crews and the team at through the door to the Mater for giving me thank the team for saving another opportunity to spend more time with my their life.

“Our defibrillator programme began in 2003 and since then we have increased our defibrillator numbers to over 50 around the airport’s campus,” said Mr Keogh. “We also have two

fully-trained advanced paramedics and two in training, and their new skills greatly enhance the emergency medical response to any incident at the airport. “We were absolutely delighted to welcome

Dr Alamgir back to Dublin Airport. It’s a testament to the training, professionalism and team work of the airport’s first responders that he was in a position to come back and meet those who saved his life.”

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Bohs call for end to direct provision at launch of away jersey BOHEMIAN FC used the launch of its 2020 away jersey to highlight Amnesty International’s campaign calling for an end to the direct provision system. The new jersey, which was unveiled at Dalymount Park, features a harrowing image of a family fleeing war, along with the slogan, ‘Love Football, Hate Racism’, on the collar. Daniel Lambert, Bohemian FC director, said the launch of the shirt was made possible thanks to the support of the club’s main sponsor, Des Kelly Interiors. “Football is a universal language and it can be a vehicle for great good in our society,” he stated. “At the core of the Bohemian identity is inclusiveness and a desire to utilise football as a means to improve our society as a whole. “We made the decision to allow our shirt to be used as a platform, alongside Amnesty International, to highlight a very real and pressing

issue in Ireland today that of direct provision. This builds on a deep and lasting relationship we have built with MASI (Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland) and through multiple engagements with people living in direct provision.” Colm O’Gorman, executive director of Amnesty International Ireland, said that Bohemian FC and their supporters have an incredible track record on social justice issues. “We’ve long respected the practical solidarity they’ve shown people seeking asylum and refugees, so this is a fantastic opportunity to bring our supporters together to call for an end to direct provision. “Direct provision is an ongoing human rights scandal. The system is fundamentally flawed, trapping people for years in limbo and isolating them from communities in inhumane, institutionalised conditions.”

Mr O’Gorman added: “We know there are challenges like the current housing crisis, but this has been going on for 20 years through successive governments. We need a new approach, one that protects people’s human rights. The direct provision system is hurting people, especially vulnerable groups like victims of torture, and children and families. So no more excuses - this has to end.” Lucky Khambule, coordinator for Movement of Asylum Seekers, said: "We value the relationship we have built with Bohemian FC over the years. It is encouraging to see the club forge relations with asylum seekers who regularly attend matches and the team opening the stadium for us to use for events. We wish to congratulate Bohs on the launch and look forward to more collaboration. We thank the whole Phibsborough community for the continuous support.”

Players Kris Twardek and Andre Wright pictured at the launch of Bohemian FC’s away jersey at Dalymount Park. PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA Bohemian FC supporters and members have been building strong links with people living in direct provision for a number of years, to break down the isolation and barriers they face. They have been raising funds to bring large groups of people living in direct provision to their home games at Dalymount Park. They have also worked with MASI on numerous other projects to build relationships with people in direct provision through football. Amnesty is calling for the Government to end direct provision and urgently develop an alternative that protects human rights. They are also calling for meaningful consultations with people who have lived or are living in direct provision, and the groups that work with them, when creating an alternative approach.

Pound the pavement for Simon in Phoenix Park run THE Dublin Simon Community is inviting people to take part in its annual 5-Mile (8K) Home Run on Saturday, March 7, at 10.30am and support people who are facing homelessness. The event is now in its 37th year, making it the longest running charity run in Ireland. This year’s run in the Phoenix Park promises fun for all the

family, with food and children’s entertainment in the tented village. Kids under 12 go free! There is something for every member of the family, even babies, with the addition of the Fastest Buggy Challenge. All registered runners will also be in with a chance of winning a €1,000 cash prize, which has kindly been donated







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Being kind is just basic common decency legendary Leonard Cohen perform in Dublin in his later years. His parting words to the audience that night were two simple words that have a powerful Editor resonance when put together – ‘Be Dublin People Group Kind’. It seems it was far easier to be kind t.mccullagh@dublinpeople.com in the days before social media. Even if you weren’t crazy about a certain individual, social convention dictated THE #BeKind hashtag was all over that you wouldn’t be unnecessarily social media in the aftermath of the cruel when in their company. tragic death of Caroline Flack, the But social media has reprogrammed former ‘Love Island’ presenter who our moral codes and caused – or, took her own life earlier this month perhaps, highlighted – widespread Being kind is hardly a new concept; it’s something that every parent should behavioural dysfunction. Those you might had previously considered instil in their children from a very as right-thinking people can direct young age. I remember seeing the


PHOTO POSED the most hateful, hurtful and often slanderous comments at their targets, be they so-called ‘friends’, celebrities or politicians, often under the cowardly cloak of anonymity. Last week, one former politician deleted his Twitter account after receiving a deluge of abuse when he lost his seat in the general election. A number of former female TDs also spoke out about the vile comments they had been subjected to during the campaign. When there’s a tragic death, like

Caroline Flack’s, social media users bend over backwards to undo the damage and purge any internal guilt they feel by including well-meaning but ultimately useless hashtags in their posts. Even though we try to teach our kids about acceptable behaviour on social media and the dangers posed by internet bullying, there are world leaders like Donald Trump using Twitter to spew out childish insults their critics. In Ireland, we have politicians who have had to apologise

for inappropriate social media comments. With social media companies seemingly unable to regulate themselves, it is up to parents and educators to be the moral compass for a generation that seems oblivious to the consequences of posting hurtful or offensive comments online. Young people need to be reminded that every ill-judged post could come back to haunt them in the future, damaging their career, ruining their reputation and causing untold pain or even death.

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Five-day extravaganza to mark National St Patrick’s Festival THE programme for this year’s National St Patrick’s Festival has been unveiled by the Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin, Tom Brabazon. With the theme ‘Seoda – Treasures from Ireland’, and running from March 3 to 17, the festival will celebrate our rich heritage with a spectacular, world-class programme showcasing both contemporary and traditional Ireland over five great days and nights. St Patrick’s Festival 2020 will feature a host of fun-filled family experiences, large-scale outdoor events, and newly commissioned performances. There will also be a myriad of musical treats including two world premieres, as well as the magnificent National St Patrick’s Festival Parade and an expanded four-day Festival Village and Food

Market at Merrion Square. This year’s event will offer a richly diverse programme including Abair - a remarkable programme of performances celebrating Ireland’s oral traditions, art exhibitions, poetry and literary events. There will also be the all new Festival After Dark club series, hidden Dublin tours and trails, an exciting Port to City Treasure Hunt, Céilí Mór, and much more. The full festival Programme is available now at stpatricksfestival. ie, where all information you need can be found. Susan Kirby, the CEO of St Patrick’s Festival, said: “This is one of the world’s largest cultural celebrations and one of the most important and powerful tools that brand Ireland has in promoting our country. “St Patrick’s Festival

continues to be five great days and nights where Ireland welcomes the world. This year’s festival will present today’s culture creators and celebrate who and what our contemporary national treasures are, as well as taking pride in our traditions. “Over 3,000 people will come together to create St Patrick’s Festival 2020. Recent years have seen more than 500,000 attend the Festival Parade alone, and the economic benefit is in excess of €73 million.” Speaking of the festival programme announcement, Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin, Tom Brabazon, added: “It’s a wonderful honour for me to launch the 2020 St Patrick’s Festival. As a boy I remember coming into the Parade each year, and now our national festival has grown into

a five-day extravaganza celebrating all that is great about Ireland today. We have so many modern-day treasures, people creating

our contemporary culture each day and it’s fantastic that the festival will showcase these across five days and nights of fun and

celebration. “I have no doubt that Dubliners and visitors to the city will enjoy memorable experiences

and leave with lasting memories. I would also like to congratulate the St Patrick’s Festival Board for all their hard work.”

Irish wolfhound, Rory Dignam, joins St Patrick’s Festival CEO, Susan Kirby; bird character, Justine Doswell; Fáilte Ireland, Orla Carroll and Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin, Tom Brabazon at the launch.

Dubliners are urged to be ‘cimate brave’ DUBLIN has become the first Irish city to sign a commitment to meet WHO air quality guideline values by 2030. In a rare joint pledge, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin and mayors of the other three Dublin local authorities have signed up to the BreatheLife campaign and called on all Dubliners to be ‘Climate Brave’. By signing up to the campaign, Dublin is joining 76 cities, regions, and countries around the globe in demonstrating a commitment to bring air quality to safe levels by 2030. The Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr Tom Brabazon, is calling on all Dubliners to be ‘Climate Brave’. “Hitting the target in the BreatheLife campaign will involve difficult and potentially unpopular decisions,” he said. “So we’ll all need to be brave if we’re to make the

right decisions for our city.” Immediately following the signing, the four signatories of the pledge took part in a landmark event at the Mansion House to identify how the combined resources engaged in climate change action can be harnessed to bring about meaningful improvement in the quality of life for all the citizens of Dublin. The signatories believe that we need to allocate more road space to walking, cycling and public transport; move away from burning solid and fossil fuels to heat our homes; and make choosing the right choices simple and economically viable for everybody. An invited audience of national and regional policy makers, officials, researchers and stakeholders attended the event. The cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown

The Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr Tom Brabazon, and 17-year-old climate activist Beth Doherty with Dr Maria Neira of the World Health Organisation. at the launch of the BreatheLife campaign. County Council, Cllr Shay Brennan, said: “Protecting the environment in our part of Dublin and mitigating our local impact on climate change has been a cornerstone of our policies in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown in recent years. “Like all the other cities involved in this important campaign, our council will continue to promote

the goals promoted by BreatheLife goals and improve the air quality for all the people who live and work in our area.” “There are 7 million deaths around the world every year from air pollution. By signing this commitment, Dublin is joining with cities and regions around the world in saying we want to be ‘Climate Brave’.

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Notorious K District to feature in TV series VIRGIN Media Television has announced details of ‘The Guards: Inside the K’, a landmark fivepart series that will give viewers unprecedented access to the work carried out by An Garda Síochána in one of Ireland’s busiest and most challenging policing districts. The K is Ireland’s busiest policing district and includes Blanchardstown, Finglas and Cabra. With nothing off limits, viewers will see the full scale of

murder investigations, drug raids and ongoing operations designed to keep gangland violence at bay. Each episode highlights issues ranging from gangland violence to the drugs epidemic sweeping the country. The series shines a light on the challenge of frontline policing in modern Ireland, showing the damage caused by drugs and the dangers involved for young people who find themselves involved with

gangs. The series also takes a poignant look at how the guards often become first responders for those with mental health and addiction issues. The guards featured in the series also talk candidly about the impact social media and a culture that shares and films everything has on their work - and how the platform has opened up new avenues for criminals. In the series, Chief

John Santry, Rebekah Gaffey, Simon Cadam, Selina Proudfoot and Megan Furey all feature in ‘The Guards: Inside the K’, a new series on Virgin Media One. Superintendent Finbarr Murphy outlines what a good place the district is in general. “DMR (Dublin Metropolitan West) has the potential to be one of the finest places in Ireland to live and there are some people enjoying that already,” he says. “However, the behaviour of a few presents huge

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“The reason I got into the guards was because a family member was murdered when I was very, very young. It probably did have an effect, and I decided at that stage, without realising it, that this is what I wanted to do.” Bill Malone, Director of Content at Virgin Media Television, said:

“It is the most authentic access ever granted to the work carried out by An Garda Síochána and will give viewers a real insight into what they face every day to try to keep communities safe.”

‘The Guards: Inside The K’ will launch on Wednesday, March 4, at 9pm on Virgin Media One.

Boost for charities EMPLOYEES of the Dublin Airport Authority (daa), supported by the company and members of the public, raised a total of €330,000 for the daa’s three charity partners last year.  Staff raised the money for Debra Ireland, Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre and Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus through a series of events and the company also made a significant contribution to the fund. Members of the public also supported the scheme through collection points throughout the airport for passenger donations. Each charity was presented with a cheque for €110,000 from daa. Debra Ireland said it was “completely overwhelmed and in awe of daa staff,” while the Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre described the €110,000 cheque as “mind-blowing” adding that it would allow it to “future proof” its services. Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland said it is “forever grateful to daa,” as the money will

Dalton Philips, chief executive of daa, with Dublin Airport Retail Assistant Scott Robinson and Terminal 2 Connections host Sinéad King celebrating a record €330,000 raised by Dublin Airport staff and passengers in 2019. help to fund a new project focussing on equality for everyone living with Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus. The daa’s Charities of the Year scheme, which is one of the largest such programmes in Ireland, was established in 2007 and over the past decade it has raised almost €3 million for a total of 27 Irish charities. Chief executive of daa Dalton Philips said: “Every

year, I am astounded and immensely proud of the unwavering passion of daa staff in raising this huge sum of money for charity. “The €330,000 raised last year will make a real difference to people’s lives, and on behalf of our three charity partners I would like to thank staff and passengers who so generously contributed to the charity fund over the past 12 months.”



Partnership boost for people with disabilities A PARTNERSHIP has been announced that is set to change the health and fitness landscape for people with disabilities. The Aura Holohan Group and Clontarf headquartered Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) announced their strategic partnership last week where both companies agreed to a three-year plan to improve accessibility to employment and facilities in Irish Sport & Leisure Centres. Gar Holohan, Company Chairman of the Aura Holohan Group which operates over 15 gyms and leisure centres around the country, said: “While we have come a long way with improving accessibility in our gyms and leisure centres since winning the o2 ability award and implementing the Cara initiatives, we

Pictured at the announcement were John Fulham, Grants, Trusts, Foundations & Legacy Manager, Irish Wheelchair Association; Sarah Joyce, Head of Fundraising, Irish Wheelchair Association; and Gar Holohan, Company Chairman, Aura Holohan Group. PHOTO: MARC O’SULLIVAN   still have more to do to be truly inclusive . “We are looking forward to implementing our partnership strategy with the IWA and we want

to lead by example and help other businesses in the industry understand the value of all people with disabilities as both customers and

employees. It makes business sense.” Sarah Joyce, IWA head of fundraising, said they are very excited to partner with Aura

encouraging participation Holohan Group for the in sport through their 26 next three years to build sports clubs, providing 1.3 awareness and raise million hours of Assisted funds around physical Living Services to 2,246 disability. adults and children, “We believe that individuals with physical and connecting people with their communities disabilities deserve the through their fleet of 119 same opportunities to be included as equal and accessible buses. One of the first exciting active participants in the  projects the Aura communities in which Holohan Group and Irish they live, and we believe Wheelchair Association working with Aura will be working on Holohan Group is a very positive step in achieving together to raise this belief,” said Ms Joyce.  awareness is a health and fitness industry specific The Irish Wheelchair Association is celebrating wheelchair basketball event. its 60th anniversary Both organisations are this year. For those asking companies and 60 years, it has been leaders from the health providing support and opportunities for people and fitness industry to compete against each with physical disabilities other in a Wheelchair and offering vital Basketball fundraiser services through their which is a unique 57 community centres opportunity to take part nationwide. in a paralympic sport Some of the work that experience. IWA support includes

Locals needed for DCU project RESEARCHERS at DCU are looking for older adults aged 60+ living at home, or family caregivers/ home care support workers caring for older adults in the community, to talk about their experiences. NEX is a three-year research project aiming to develop new technologies to support older adults living at home. Participants will be asked to take part in three small discussion groups at DCU, the first of which will start this month. Discussions will focus on the type of issues that technology can help with and on the solutions that participants would find most useful and acceptable to use in their homes.

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By investing in a good quality mattress, you’re investing in yourself. We often underestimate the power of those last minute snoozes before we rise and take on the day. A good night’s sleep will not only depict your mood for the day, but also your work ethic, energy, and above all the quality of both your day and life.


We’ve all had days where we just want to come home, and escape to our cave without being disrupted. Well, if we are going

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Are pets a woman’s best friend? SOME say diamonds are a woman’s best friend, but for Noelle Long, Director of Purchasing and Marketing at Maxi Zoo Ireland, pets get the vote when it comes to VBFs Noelle was recognised

for her stellar work in the pet industry at the Irish Women’s Awards in the Blanchardstown Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dublin on January 29, nabbing the prestigious Rising Star Award. Working her way up the organisation

from administration in Maxi Zoo’s Head Office, based in Cork, Noelle moved into a purchasing role and now heads up the marketing and purchasing teams and sits on the board of directors of Ireland’s

largest pet retailer. Maxi Zoo, who are known for their community and animal welfare focused campaigns, have 20 stores in Ireland employing almost 200 staff members. In 2019 they raised

almost €40,000 for Dogs Trust Ireland by selling Friendship Connects bracelets in their shops. They also distributed 1.5 million poo bags to help clean up dog fouling across the

country as part of their Scoop the Poop campaign. With Maxi Zoo’s expansion plans at the forefront of their minds, it looks like the company have the right driving force behind

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A TOTAL of 524 international conferences and business events worth €212 million to the Irish economy were secured by Fáilte Ireland’s Business Tourism and Events team last year. Final figures for 2019 versus 2018 show a growth of +4 percent on business wins. Fáilte Ireland chief executive Paul Kelly said this will help drive economic growth in Dublin and across the regions. “These wins will significantly add to and support the work we are doing with industry on the ground developing tourism and growing revenue and employment across Ireland,” said Mr Kelly. “Business Tourism is big business and is now worth at least €740 million to the Irish economy, directly supporting 20,000 jobs. “We have set ambitious targets to

grow business tourism during the next five years to bring its value to the Irish economy over the €1 billion mark.” Ciara Gallagher, Fáilte Ireland’s Meet in Ireland Manager, said securing major international conferences is testament to Ireland’s reputation as a top business tourism destination. “International business conferences are not only lucrative in terms of generating significant revenue for regions across the country, they also position Ireland as a recognised centre of innovation and excellence,” said Ms Gallagher.  “This year our goal is to build on the success of 2019 and increase Ireland’s share of the international business tourism market. “We already have over 660 leads for international business events that we are working on converting which would generate more than €400 million to the economy.”

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The next Government must listen to senior citizens’ voices

Pictured at the Ageing Better campaign outside Leinster House in the week leading up to the general election were Maureen Kavanagh, chief executive of Active Retirement Ireland and Paddy Connolly, chief executive of Age Action, with Carmel Carroll, Geraldine Murphy, Peggy Mickey, Michael Maher, Paddy Becton, Marie Caffrey and Christine Ryan. PHOTO: MARC O’SULLIVAN

IN the lead up to the general election, held earlier this month, perhaps one of the surprising issues was the debate about the retirement age. Prior to the election result, Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald vowed that her party would “legislate to return the age of eligibility for a State pension to 65 within the first 100 days of being in Government”. Subsequently, Deputy McDonald’s party enjoyed a stunning election result but at the time of going to press, a new Government had not been formed and it may take weeks, if not months, of protracted negotiations. The Social Democrats also reiterated their strong support for the retirement age campaign to stop the increase in

the State pension age to 67 years from next year and subsequently to 68. At the time, co-leader Roisin Shortall said: “Increasing the pension age would have a disproportionately negative impact on low-income pensioners who depend entirely on the State pension as their sole income.” Did this issue have a bearing on the overall election result? Also in the build up to General Election 2020, Active Retirement Ireland and Age Action called on parties with ambition to be in Government to outline how they would ensure an all-of-Government approach to ageing. Continued on Page 12

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Next government must listen to elderly voices continued from p10 housing, employment and transport are of particular concern for The Ageing Better older people,” said Mr campaign had five main Connolly. policy requirements: “We need politicians •Appoint a senior minister for older people; and a Government that •Indexing pension rates can demonstrate they are listening to their to 34 percent of average concerns, and that weekly earnings; can deliver a joined•Suspend the planned up approach across increase in the State pension age to 67 in 2021; Government departments to plan for our ageing •Appoint a population. commissioner for ageing “We can do ageing with statutory powers to better, by involving support their mandate; people of all ages and and •Take ambitious climate at all stages in life. In planning for us all as we action consistent with climate justice to protect age, we can make Ireland a fairer place for older people and the planet people now and into the Speaking at the time, future.” Paddy Connolly, chief Also speaking at the executive of Age Action, event, chief executive said older people want their voice at the decision- of Active Retirement Ireland, Maureen making table. Kavanagh, said: “The “Issues like health,

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1. In which people hurry to get accommodation at Ascot? (4,4) 5. Pass out when you see snakes (4) 9. Say why you are one Russian man (4) 10. Den’s awful rage might imperil (8) 11. Riddle causing strain (5) 12. The same clothing (7) 13. Roy is happy the characters are changing treatment (13) 18. And it includes a trick with a snake (8) 19. Bill’s opponents (4) 20. Yearn for a try in the past (4,3) 21. Material Lenin ordered (5) 22. To make a fuss (2-2) 23. Game for doses of medicine (8)

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DOWN 2. Oaf-like man gets this wrong (7) See answers on the following page 3. This includes a girl and villains (7) 4. What the LSO might go on when playing abroad? (9,4) 6. Spanish woman might be soaring (7) 7. A drink for the agent containing cold rum (7) 8. Saltwater destroys aliens (6) 13. Piano song allowed to become a short drama (7) 14. Longed for the time when Den will return (7) 15. Is nothing on the counter but a line on the map (6) 16. Sprinting, but not fast (7) 17. Now for a gift (7)



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GLASNEVIN CEMETERY MUSEUM LOCAL LIBRARIES Dublin City Libraries and all public libraries around the country are joining in a campaign running over the next few weeks to encourage people of all ages to join and use the library. There is an Open Day taking place in all libraries around the country on Saturday, February 29, so why not drop into your local library in Dublin city to meet your local librarian and find out what services are an offer.

LEOPARDSTOWN RACING There’s a great weekend of horse racing at Leopardstown this weekend. The TRI Equestrian National Hunt Finale, which showcases seven exciting jumps races, takes place on Sunday, March 1 while Monday, March 2 is Schools Go Racing day for kids. The objective is to build ties between racecourses and their local community, encouraging an affinity with racing that will hopefully produce future racegoers but it also educate children in the opportunities of working in the horse racing business and what the industry offers. Book tickets and find out more at www.leopardstown.com.

NEW MUSIC DUBLIN 2020 Ireland’s foremost contemporary music festival, New Music Dublin, celebrates the very best of new work from Irish and International composers and it takes place from Thursday, February 27 to Sunday March 2 at various venues around the city. It’s supported by partner organisations including the Arts Council, the National Concert Hall, RTÉ, Culture Ireland, the Contemporary Music Centre, RIAM, and Irish performing groups Full details from www. newmusicdublin.ie.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY TOURS To mark International Women’s Day this year, we are hosting special tours that will focus on the women buried here who have played pivotal roles in shaping Irish history and culture. On this popular tour, you will hear the fascinating stories of some of the following incredible women: • Maud Gonne Mac Bride • Delia Larkin • Charlotte Despard • Madeline ffrench Mullen • Jennie Wyse Power • Elizabeth O’Farrell • Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington

MASTERPIECES Masterpieces travels to the darkest places of human desires to confront our attitudes to autonomy and consent. In this fresh take on Sarah Daniels’ classic, Blacklight leverages interviews with prominent players in the fields of sex positivity and kink, real content from recent assault trials, as well as starkly honest interviews with cast and members of the public to explore how we consume porn, and approach consent. It runs at Smock Alley Theatre from March 2-7, 7.30pm nightly with a 2pm matinee on Saturday March 6/7.

These insightful tours will take places on International Women’s Day, Sunday, 8th March at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Tickets are available on www.glasnevinmuseum.ie.

THRIVE FESTIVAL Thrive Festival takes place this weekend from Saturday February 29 to Sunday March 1 at Dublin’s Convention Centre. It’s a fitness, lifestyle and wellness event featuring fitness classes, talks and panel discussions with leading figures in sport, wellness and an array of lifestyle topics from sleep to meditation. Over the weekend there will be more than 250 events scheduled so there should be something for everyone. Tickets start from just €25from www.thrivefestival.ie.

SPRING LECTURE SERIES The Spring Lecture Series return to Glasnevin Cemetery Museum this year. Produced in conjunction with Trinity College Dublin, School of History and Humanities, these lectures cover a wide range of intriguing topics, from archive to archaeology. Details for the remaining talks in this series are outlined below. SPRING LECTURE SERIES #2 Title: Death, burial and sites of memory in 19th-20th century Ireland Speaker: Dr Georgina Laragy, Glasnevin/TCD Date: Thursday, February 27th Time: 7.00pm - 8.30pm

DUBLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival takes place at various locations around the city from Wednesday February 26 to Sunday, March 8. From hidden gems to red-carpet spectaculars attended by directors and stars, it’s a celebration of cinematic excellence in all its forms. The Opening Night Gala features Lorcan Finnegan’s superb Vivarium at Cineworld in Parnell Street. Full details from www. diff.ie.

SPRING LECTURE SERIES #3 Title: Remembering the Forgotten The Story of Bloody Sunday in Croke Park? Speaker: Michael Foley, author of The Bloodied Field and Sunday Times Journalist Date: Thursday, March 5th Time: 7.00pm - 8.30pm

SPRING LECTURE SERIES #4 Title: Place versus Memory: The Archaeology of Cork’s Landscapes of Revolution Speaker: Damian Shiels, University of Northumbria Date: Thursday, March 12th Time: 7.00pm - 8.30pm All of the above talks will take place in the Milestone Gallery at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. Tickets cost €6.00 for one lecture or €20.00 for a series ticket, visit the booking page on www.glasnevinmuseum.ie for more details. We advise that all visitors to the museum reception at least 15 minutes before the start of theirchosen tour. For group bookings (15 or more people) please contact booking@glasnevintrust. ie or +353 (0)1 882 6570 for further information and group rates. W: WWW.GLASNEVINMUSEUM.IE T: +353 (0)1 882 6550 E: MUSEUM@GLASNEVINTRUST.IE

PRINTFEST - ENGINEERS WEEK In celebration of Engineers Week, discover the ‘engineering’ behind letterpress printing, by going to the National Print Museum at Beggars Bush Barracks, Ballsbridge, on Sunday March 1 and watching live demonstrations of the collection by the museum’s ambassadors, a panel of retired printers and compositors, from 2pm to 4pm. There will also be drop-in PrintLab workshops for a chance to get inky yourself! Suitable for all ages. Free admission.

Crossword Answers February 26th CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Flat race; 5 Asps; 9 Yuri; 10 Endanger; 11 Sieve; 12 Uniform; 13 Physiotherapy; 18 Anaconda; 19 Noes; 20 Long ago; 21 Linen; 22 To-do; 23 Draughts. Down: 2 Loutish; 3 Thieves; 4 Conducted tour; 6 Signora; 7 Scrumpy; 8 Saline; 13 Playlet; 14 Yearned; 15 Isobar; 16 Running; 17 Present. QUICK SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Admonish; 5 Deaf; 9 Pomp; 10 Ignorant; 11 Sever; 12 Traduce; 13 Senselessness; 18 Tangible; 19 Weep; 20 Settled; 21 Petty; 22 Yaps; 23 Detested. Down: 2 Diocese; 3 Oppress; 4 Sign the pledge; 6 Erasure; 7 Fitness; 8 Morass; 13 Satisfy; 14 Non-stop; 15 Edible; 16 Newness; 17 Spectre.

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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

Irish Press, February 14, 1969

Irish Independent, February 2, 1950

Freeman’s Journal, February 12, 1829

Irish Press, February 14, 1969

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Northside People (West) February 26th 2020  

Northside People (West) February 26th 2020