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Housing protesters face legal action

Young engineers! During STEPS Engineers Week 2020, Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII ) engaged with over 400 students in North Dublin, which included a visit to Our Lady of Victories, Ballymun, where they showcased the role of engineers and highlighted the importance of site safety and the environment . PHOTO: MAXWELLPHOTOGRAPHY.IE

FINGAL County Council believes that legal action will be required to end a protest that has halted construction work on a new housing development in Mulhuddart in Dublin West for almost two months. The council’s Director of Housing, Margaret Geraghty, strongly rejected claims circulating on social media about how local authority homes are

being allocated. Speaking at a recent monthly meeting of the BlanchardstownMulhuddart/Castleknock/ Ongar Area Committee, Ms Geraghty said that legal action is now required to get building resumed at the site and stressed that the issue was holding up progress on other council housing projects. Continued page 2

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Housing protesters face legal action ‘Vikings’ was filmed in Ireland.

continued from front group is putting out on social media that suggests this is not the case. Let me She said that Clúid be really clear: this council Housing and Fingal has a strong reputation County Council are working in partnership to for getting things done and working hard for the deliver 65 new homes at Church Road, Mulhuddart, wider community. As Director of Housing, that is to families, older persons my commitment too and and individuals with a anything that suggests that disability who are on the the council is not treating council’s housing list. its citizens fairly and Ms Geraghty completely rejected allegations being transparently is simply not made by the protesters in the correct facts and this relation to the allocation of must be challenged. “The council is these houses. responsible for meeting She stated: “Let me be the housing needs of the absolutely clear, these community and, in Fingal, homes have not yet been that is a community which allocated and Fingal includes the elderly, the County Council has disabled, the homeless, long-established policies casting days in Dublin the Travelling community in relation to allocating and Wicklow in the and also our growing housing to those in need next few weeks and are migrant population. hoping to attract as many of social housing support “The council has people as possible for the in accordance with our allocations schemes which recently published a auditions. is approved by our elected Migrant Integration and This will be paid work Social Cohesion Strategy councillors. and the casting days are “Households eligible for to ensure that Fingal open to adults from all County Council meets social housing support ethnic backgrounds and the needs of our growing are allocated a home nationalities that have and diverse population suitable to their needs in PPS numbers and are and also sets out our ‘date in need’ order. This over the age of 18. commitment to promote The Dublin casting day means that, over time, a family or individual moves migrant integration in the will be held at Liberty Hall Theatre, Eden Quay, towards the top of the list. county.” Ms Geraghty told This is the way homes are on Monday, March 16, between 10am and 6pm. allocated in Fingal and will councillors that her continue to be allocated in officials met with the Filming is due to begin Fingal and it has proved to contractor, Clúid and in April. be the most fair method of a group representing For further the protesters on providing housing.” information, email February 14. Council She added: “I am extras@vhproductions. officials then met with ie or visit their Facebook alarmed and dismayed at a number of applicants the information that this page.

Extras needed for 'Vikings' spin-off series THOUSANDS of extras are needed for a spin-off style series of the hit TV show ‘Vikings’, which will soon commence filming in the Dublin and Wicklow areas. ‘Vikings: Valhalla’, which is being made by Netflix, begins in the year 1002 and follows the

adventures and conflicts of Leif Eriksen, Freydis, Harald Hardrada and the Norman King, William the Conqueror. The makers are looking to employ thousands of film extras for huge crowd and battle scenes in the coming months. They will hold two open

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for social housing from the Mulhuddart area on February 17. She said they updated the applicants on their list positions and explained to them that, in the same way as any other family or individual in need of housing support, they would be made an offer based on date in need, which is the date they were deemed eligible to go on the housing list. “This is in accordance with the terms of the Council’s Allocations Scheme,” said Ms Geraghty, who added that information in relation to the provisions of the Housing Assistance Payment Scheme (HAP) was also provided. “Unfortunately, some of the group said they were not interested in hearing information in relation to HAP and protesters who accompanied them said that they wanted their ‘forever homes’ and would not accept HAP’. Again, let me clear: any household who rents a property under the HAP Scheme remains on the housing waiting list and their date in need does not change.” Ms Geraghty confirmed that the contractor and Clúid have been advised that legal action is now required to deal with the issue in accordance with the contract. She said she was grateful for the

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support of the councillors and TDs, the Irish Council for Social Housing and Clúid who are all working closely with Fingal County Council to get construction started again at Church Road. The former brown field site in Mulhuddart was offered to Clúid Housing on condition that it would be designed for the sole use of social housing. Clúid sought permission to develop the site through a Part VIII planning application, which was granted in July 2017 by Fingal County Council. A contractor was appointed after a public tendering process and construction started on site in November 2018 and was due to be completed in August of this year. However, due to protesters blocking access to the site, it is not now known when or if construction will be completed. In a statement, Clúid said it looks increasingly unlikely that the homes will ever be handed over to people on the social housing waiting list. “The delay will also add costs to the project and is now directly delaying the construction of other social housing developments across the country,” the housing body stated.


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Social media reacts to new TV series on Garda district SOCIAL media was set alight last week following the first episode of ‘The Guards: Inside the K’, Virgin Media One’s gripping new series about the country’s most challenging policing district. While there was some discomfort over how local communities were portrayed in the hardhitting programme, there was overwhelming sympathy expressed for the daily challenges faced by gardaí in combatting gangland violence and serious criminality. The five-part series provides viewers

with unprecedented insight into the lives of gardaí working in the K District, which includes Finglas, Cabra and Blanchardstown and serves a population of 175,000 people. While problems with crime levels in these Northside communities were highlighted in the programme, it was pointed out by gardaí that affected areas such as Blanchardstown and Finglas were also home to many ordinary, decent people. As reported in last week’s edition of Northside People, Dublin

West TD Paul Donnelly (SF) had expressed concerns over how local areas were depicted in promotional trailers for the series, which contained references to the K District being like the “Wild West” and “Beirut”. However, after the show aired last week, many people commenting on social media praised the gardaí who featured in the show, particularly those who showed great restraint in the face of blatant provocation. The next episode airs this Wednesday, March 11, at 9pm on Virgin Media One.

A video still from ‘The Guards: Inside the K’, a gripping new series on Virgin Media One.

Finglas Suicide Network fundraiser FINGLAS Suicide Network (FSN) will hold a special community event on Saturday, March 21, in the grounds of Coláiste Íde on Cardiffsbridge Road in Finglas. The event is being

organised to raise badly needed funds for FSN and to raise awareness around the issue of suicide. The Garda Band will kick-off proceedings at 11.45am, followed by a sponsored walk.

Throughout the day there will be live music, kids’ entertainment and food stalls. The younger ones will be kept happy with face painting and bouncy castles while the adults can enjoy the sounds of

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Next Government needs to prioritise children's rights TANYA WARD Chief executive Children’s Rights Alliance

CHILD and family homelessness must be the number one priority for the next Government. Last week, the Children’s Rights Alliance published its Report Card 2020. This grades the Government’s performance on children’s rights in key areas such as housing, health, education, poverty, equality, early years and education. Addressing child and family homelessness must be an urgent priority for the next Government. Children now make up the largest population in homelessness, with child homelessness rising by a staggering 400 percent between 2014

and 2019. The outgoing Government consistently failed in this area, with the grade on this issue fluctuating from an E to an F over the past four years – the lowest grades awarded to any of the areas assessed. What we have witnessed since 2016 has been a grave social injustice. We are now facing a homelessness crisis that is depriving thousands of children of a decent childhood. The next Government must acknowledge this crisis for what it is and commit to build, to legislate and to plan with children and families in mind. In the 2020 Report Card, the Government is awarded an overall ‘C+’ grade for its performance on children’s rights issues over the past 12 months – up from a ‘C’ in 2019. The improved grade is due to the Government reaching its commitments across a number of key areas: • Educational Disadvantage: rising

from a ‘C’ grade in 2019 to ‘C+’ in 2020; • Primary Care: rising from ‘C+’ in 2019 to ‘B’ in 2020; • Subsidised and School-Age Childcare: rising from ‘C+’ in 2019 to ‘B’ in 2020; and • Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Children: rising from a ‘C ’ grade in 2019 to ‘C+’ in 2020. Over the past 12 months, we have seen some positive changes for children and young people. Budget 2020 went some way towards addressing the scale of child poverty we have in Ireland by extending the hot school meals programme. It also included a welcome commitment to trial a Free School Books Programme. Another positive development in the past year was the commencement of the new National Childcare Scheme. Much more work is needed to guarantee that every child in Ireland grows up healthily, happily and safely. Back to school costs continue

PHOTO POSED: BIGSTOCK to be a barrier to education for many children. Ireland has the third highest childcare costs in Europe with serious problems in staff pay and retention. The new Government must continue to invest heavily in this area. We are calling on the next Government to make childcare more affordable for parents by increasing investment and introducing price caps on fees. We also want to see free childcare introduced for lone parents. While there has been some improvement for refugee and asylum-seeking children, the reliance on inappropriate emergency accommodation is unacceptable and must stop. The Government must avoid institutional settings and invest in good quality, own-

door accommodation in local communities. The incoming Government needs to appoint HIQA to inspect refugee accommodation. The Government has produced new national standards for refugee reception accommodation and if they are implemented effectively, we could end direct provision as we know it. As well as child and family homelessness, the 2020 Report Card highlighted two other key areas in need of improvement: mental health and the rights of Traveller and Roma children. The outgoing Government has also recorded a poor performance year after year on commitments to Traveller and Roma children. That issue receives a ‘D’ grade this year.

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Northsiders can now check air quality and noise levels IF YOU live in Dublin and have ever wondered how to check the quality of the air you breathe, or the noise levels in your area, a new website has the answer. Dublin City Council has launched www. dublincityairandnoise. ie to provide real time continuous public access to its air quality and sound level monitoring network. The site provides access to six stations set up by Dublin City Council to monitor local air quality conditions, as well as the network of eight air quality monitoring stations operated by the local authority in cooperation with the Environmental

Protection Agency that are part of the national air quality monitoring network. According to Martin Fitzpatrick, Principal Environmental Health Officer with the Air Quality Monitoring and Noise Control Unit: “Our citizens and their public representatives have been looking for some time for credible, readily accessible and real time information on the air quality across their city, and this new website is an important milestone for Dublin City Council in meeting that need.� The air pollutants monitored include a number of gases such as nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and carbon

monoxide, as well as very fine dust particles. All of these pollutants are of concern from a human health perspective so the website also

provides information on the National Air Quality Index for Health. The website also provides access to 13 sound level

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DCU Mercy are crowned champions DCU Mercy were crowned the 2019/20 Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League champions after running out 81-58 point winners over Maree in the penultimate game of the season. Mark Ingle’s charges were pushed all the way by the Galway outfit in the fixture played at DCU. It was a stunning third quarter display from American Meredith Burkhall that ultimately put them on the road to glory. Burkhall dominated under the boards and headed to the free throw line on numerous occasions in the period, slotting home 12 points in the quarter, with 10 of these coming from the free throw line.

A close first half saw Maree get the better of proceedings early in the first quarter, with Fiona Scally, Carol McCarthy and Claire Rockall dominating the scoring to edge them into an early lead. Good play from DCU’s Ashley Russell, Burkhall and Rachel Huijsdens saw the Dubliners claw back the lead though, to trail by just two at the end of the first quarter, 14-16. An extremely close second quarter followed, with Sarah Woods, Huijsdens and Burkhall all on-form for DCU, but Rockall and Scally along with good scores from Maggie Byrne kept Maree with the hosts every step of the way to tie the game up at 31 points apiece at the half.

Burkhall hit her stride in the third, dominating the offensive boards and picking up numerous fouls to put Maree in foul trouble. DCU Mercy led 55-45 going into the last quarter, a lead they were never going to relinguish. Speaking afterwards, DCU captain Sarah Woods said: “We’re just elated. We came in with a job to do. “We know how good Maree are, they beat us in Galway and we knew it would be a really tough game. I’m just so happy to be holding the trophy now and to be finally able to say we’re league winners.” Also in the division, UCC Glanmire defeated Pyrobel Killester 96-83 in an overtime thriller in Clontarf.

Neil Hoey of Bohemians in action against Ruairi Murphy of Cork City during the Megazyme Irish Amputee Football Association National League Round 3 match between the teams at Shamrock Rovers’ Academy in the Roadstone Sports Complex. PHOTO: MATT BROWNE/SPORTSFILE

(Above) The DCU Mercy team that was crowned the 2019/2020 Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League champions following their victory over Maree; and (Left) DCU Mercy captain Sarah Woods receives the trophy from Ireland Senior Women’s head coach, James Weldon.

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Remember: it’s ok to ask for help Aoibhe Conway SOME days the walls may feel like they are closing in on you. You may feel that there are so many worries and negative thoughts going through your mind at the same time that it feels like a swarm of bees are invading your happiness. Your wellbeing and your mental health are really important. By opening up and talking about how you feel, it can help a lot. Remembering that it is okay not to feel okay can be a game changer, as some people don’t believe that it is okay to talk about how they feel. But it is 100 per cent normal. This is why three words are really important to ask everyone in your life: “Are You Ok?” These three words take less than a minute to type and could mean the whole world to someone

It’s okay to ask for help. who may be feeling down. It opens the conversation about mental health and let's others know that you care about their wellbeing. I believe it is necessary to check up on the special people in your life and make sure they are doing okay because sometimes you just don’t know what

is going on in someone else's mind. There is always someone to turn to even when you feel like the world is against you and that no one cares about you. Everyone does because you are AMAZING. You are unique and you are enough just the way you

are. Don’t ever forget that. Turn to someone you trust. That may be a family member, a friend, a colleague, a teacher, or maybe many of the incredible helplines that are available. Please do not bottle up your feelings inside. This is not good. Talk. Talk to your friends about how you feel and ask them if they are okay too. Let's make talking about our feelings and mental health normal and just as easy as having a conversation about designer shoes or a movie you recently watched. Ask the question: "Are you okay?" Look after yourself, and seek the help you may need. Let's mind our minds together! If anyone needs help, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. •Aoibhe Conway of instagram-lets.mind.our. minds

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Where The... Go: a children’s picture book written by Frae About The Author FRAE is an Australian who is living in Dublin with his wife and four-year-old daughter. Having been born in Scotland and brought up in South Africa and Australia he has been drawing, painting and creative from a very early age. Currently working in architecture, he has for a long time wanted to write and illustrate a children’s book, and the issue this book tackles created the perfect opportunity to do so. He is currently writing more books in the series as there are plenty more tough hurdles facing anyone raising a young child. This is Frae’s first picture book. On his website is a certificate from the character Abby which can be downloaded with the child and pacifier’s name inserted, congratulating them on the huge step they have taken. There is also a colouring page and a make your own pacifier page to help the child create their own memories of their pacifier.

THE concept for the book came about as a need, the need to assist my daughter in letting go of her pacifier, (hers was called Doddie). This was something we really struggled with, and after a visit to a local park we chanced upon a tree that children hung their pacifiers on to say goodbye. The tree was called the fairy tree and was covered in fairy doors and houses, as well as hundreds of pacifiers. It was then I came up with a story about a little girl called Abby whose best friend was her doddie. And telling her this story over a number of weeks it worked. The story revolves around their strong friendship and Abby’s reliance on her pacifier. The doddie in turn had made friends with the other pacifiers in Abby’s play group but over time notices some of these friends have vanished. When he begins to wonder where they have gone, an owl he has befriended tells him he knows the secret. The owl takes doddie to the fairy tree where he discovers all his friends live in a magical land inside the tree. He is told, however, by the fairy who guards this

paradise that the only way he can get in is if Abby hangs him on the tree and leaves without crying and as a reward the fairy will give Abby a gift for letting go. In the weeks after discovering this, doddie becomes more and more sad as he realises that Abby will not let him go. It is then the owl returns with some magic dust which once sprinkled allows Abby to dream of this land in the tree and to see how happy the doddies are living there. Through time and through these dreams Abby then decides it is time to let doddie go. So with her mum she heads off to the park with her bravely saying her goodbyes without crying. She finds it hard at first but the present given to her by the fairy helps her feel better. Abby keeps memories of her doddie on her wall so she will always remember her best friend. The illustrations are bold and bright and with the story being read over a period of time it slowly lets the child understand the concept of letting go. The book has been designed for the parent to fill in the name given to their child’s pacifier.

Incredible story of obsession among Sinéad and Rick’s series of Must Reads EASONS selection of Sinéad and Rick’s Must Reads features a series of eight carefully selected titles that proved to be big hitters last year. Book-lovers Rick O’Shea and Sinéad Moriarty have gone for an exciting selection of fiction and non-fiction books from last season, showcasing the best of new Irish and international talent. Featured in the selection of Sinéad and Rick’s Must Reads is ‘She Said’ by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who are credited with igniting the #MeToo movement and ‘Olive Again’, the highly-anticipated sequel to ‘Olive Kitteridge’ by Elizabeth Strout. Get Theroux This’ by Non-fiction reads BBC-documentary maker are popular with the Louis Theroux, as well as hotly-anticipated ‘Gotta

Bill Bryson’s latest book ‘The Body: A Guide for Occupants.’

Every season Sinéad and Rick select eight titles, ranging from the thrilling to the hilarious, with something suitable for every taste. This season’s titles include tales of family, friendship and some interesting takes on the world around us. Sinéad Moriarty said: “This selection shows some of the most exciting upcoming Irish and international literary talent and I’m excited to share these books with everyone.” Broadcaster, Rick O’Shea, added: “I am delighted to share my Must Reads with the nation. The books I have chosen will have something for every reader.” The eight titles selected

as ‘Sinéad and Rick’s Must Reads’ feature enthralling, jaw-dropping and heart-warming titles with a range of Irish and international authors including: ‘The Dutch House’ by Ann Patchett. This has all the ingredients of a dark fairy tale - the beautiful house, the distant father, the disappeared mother, and the cruel stepmother and stepsisters. The novel is narrated by Danny and is a sweeping account that covers almost five decades of their lives. It’s an incredible story about an obsession with a house and a fractured family, but most of all, it’s a book about the powerful bond between siblings. A book described as essential reading.

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e h t f o G DO WEEK The Dublin People Newspaper has teamed up with Dogs Trust to help find homes for lost and abandoned dogs. Top dog this week is Enzo - an extremely affectionate three-year-old crossbreed who just loves rubs and cuddles. He is instantly friendly with everyone he meets but can be a bit picky with other dogs, preferring doggie pals who are calm and don't interact too much. In his past life, he was quite the accomplished escape artist, so his future adopters will need to be mindful of this and keep a very close eye on him. Although his sweet, friendly nature would make him an ideal family pet he is quite strong and could potentially knock over very small children in his enthusiasm. If you have room in your heart and home for Enzo, then contact Dogs Trust on 018791000.

Give a Dog a Home Today! Phone us on 01 8791000 Dogs Trust is based in Finglas, just off exit 5 on the M50. Map and directions can be found on their website at www.dogstrust.ie. You can also pop up for a visit. Dogs Trust is open six days a week from 12-4pm. The centre is closed all day Tuesday. You can also find Dogs Trust on Facebook at www. facebook.com/dogstrustireland or Twitter @DogsTrust_IE.


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FINGLAS man Rich O’Brien is to raise money for an animal welfare charity by riding his motorcycle around Ireland with his dog, Gizmo. The dog-loving motorbike enthusiast plans to travel to 32 counties in 32 days with Gizmo on board, raising funds for Dogs Trust in Finglas. He plans to leave Dublin on July 1 and spend one day and night in each county over 32 days. Dogs Trust don't receive any Government funding and are totally dependent on donations from the public. To support Rich and Gizmo, go to his fundraising page at www. gofundme.com/f/go-withgizmo Rich and Gizmo

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Peugeot opens order books for all-new 2008 SUV range GOWAN Distributors, Peugeot importer in Ireland, has opened order books for the allnew 2008 SUV. Pricing has been announced for diesel and petrol models with diesel units now arriving in dealership forecourts with petrol powertrains due later in March. Retailing from €23,900, plus delivery related charges for the Active 1.2 PureTech petrol 100bhp model and from €25,900 plus delivery for the Active 1.5 BlueHDi 100bhp model, the full electric e-2008 SUV pricing will be announced closer to launch, this April. Des Cannon, Managing Director at Gowan Distributors, said: “The stunning all-new 2008 SUV has real road presence and I have full confidence it will gain new custom, even in its

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS He’s easily the number one playwright in Ireland at the moment (who’s better, let’s see their works) & has already been acclaimed by New York City critics for his hit Irish play “Desperations” which ran for 13 nights in Off Broadway with an international cast of 11. Now prolific Irish playwright John Ruane has created a staggering 78 new roles/characters for stage actors in an astonishing 12 new one-act plays contained within new unique & over 5 thousand lines of dialogue book “Twelve Stories From Aevinom” (available Amazon). Auditions coming soon, don’t miss out. HORSE RACING BOOKS FOR SALE. Large collection of horse racing books for sale. Autobiographies /biographies and memoirs of famous trainers, jockeys, owners, stories of great racehorses, infamous racing scandals, Dick Francis novels etc etc. Books are in excellent condition and sold in boxes of 6. Would make an ideal present for a true racing fan or for the real enthusiast, an opportunity to build your own library. For further info call Ray at 087 2509040 The Medal Society of Ireland is holding a Medals, Militaria and Collectables Fair on Saturday, February 1st 9th May 8th August 7th November from 10am to 3pm at Knox Memorial Hall, Monkstown Village, Co Dublin. Visitors can bring, buy, trade or swap with tableholders. Free valuations and identifications offered. Admission for Medal Society of Ireland members is €2 and €4 for non-members. O.N.E National organisation of ex-service men and women will be guests on the day For more information contact Pat on 087-2447522 or Austin on 087-2344890 or visit www.msoi.eu or www.facebook.com/MedalSocietyofIreland. FRIENDSHIP Attractive mature Lady outgoing seeks professional male for socialising & travel. Only genuine replied. Phone 0873435390 PERSONAL SERVICES Man with Car looking for Voluntary work. Phone Mark 0876906743 HOUSES TO LET Need rent unfurnished house southside 4-6 months while own house refurbished 0872721142 PERSONAL SERVICES PHOBIAS! Hypnotherapy mature student in Advanced stage of study giving FREE sessions for Phobias. If you have a phobia that negatively impacts your life Hypnotherapy may help you with your problem. Location is Citytherapy Dame St, Dublin 2: Sat 7th & Sun 8th March. Email your details and brief description of your Phobia: phobiasgone@gmail.com Brendan 089 4411337. Confidential. Fully Insured. Limited Places! CHILDMINDING We are looking for a fun, caring childminder to look after our 2 kids (10 & 8) in our home in Howth. Hours are Mon-Thurs, 2.30-6.00, term time. Own car needed for school pick up and drop to after school activities. If interested call Niamh on 0871959579 or email nmgrimes@aol.com PERSONAL SERVICES Girl Guides - Buion Colette Baldoyle Parents, Would you like your daughter to join Cygnets or Brigins (girls between 4 and 11 years) We meet every Saturday morning in Baldoyle. We play games, do Art and Crafts and other fun activities and go on outings. We would love to hear from you. For more information please see our website: bcb@dublin13.com or contact Pauline Green on 087 2975452 PERSONAL SERVICES Mobile Chiropodist/Podiatrist Ms. Dara McCoy BSc. Podiatry 0871924794 DEATH Davy, Geraldine (deceased), late of 11 Elgin House, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Would any person having knowledge of any will made by the above-named deceased, or any knowledge of the above-named deceased or if any firm is holding will or documents, please contact McKenna and Co Solicitors, Fitzwilliam House, 4 Upper Pembroke Street, Dublin 2, DX 109065 Fitzwilliam; tel: 01 485 4653, email: lisa@mckennaandcosolicitors.com. LOST & FOUND Terminal 2, Dublin airport at the Taxi drop off, where I lost a brown old fashion purch with zips on it . Monday 7th October 5:00 am – 6:00 am 2019. The items are sentimental value in the purch that mean a lot . Ring Elizabeth 0868946713

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Fingal County Council I, Dmitrijus Filimonovas, intend to apply for planning permission for development at No. 46, Curragh Hall Crescent, Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15, consisting of the alteration of the front elevation at ground floor level, removing the existing garage door and replacement within the existing opening by a solid timber screen and glazing, with all materials and finishes to match the existing terrace of houses. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Fingal City Council, Planning Department, Grove Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee (€20.00) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission.

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PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council I, Danny Sweeney intend to apply for planning permission for development at this site 31 Harold Road, Dublin 7, D07 C7Y7. Development will consist of demolishing an existing ground floor only extension to the rear of the existing house and replacing with a new ground & partial first floor extension and all ancillary works. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council, Planning Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 during its public opening hours (9.00a.m.- 4.30p.m.). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee (€20.00) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council We Lorcan and Louise Collins of 41 Glenaan Road Larkhill Dublin 9 intend to apply to the Council for planning permission for the construction of a two storey rear extension with pitched roof over with one number rooflight to the south facing roof elevation, in addition we wish to apply for the creation of a vehicular entrance with kerb dishing to provide for off street parking to the front of property. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

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CRYPTIC CLUES

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1. Orient (4) 3. Amazing (8) 8. Apiece (4) 9. Aerodrome (8) 11. Foreboding (12) 13. Adopt (6) 14. Torpidity (6) 17. Patrician (12) 20. Incarcerate (8) 21. Be off! (4) 22. Imperil (8) 23. Cupid (4)

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DOWN 1. Top cleric uses vehicle to take Linda out (8) 2. Postscript, wanting to change hymn-book (7) 4. Makes amends for note as misplayed (6) 5. Concerning plea for the same again (10) 6. Mongrel has one ring that is a valuable object (5) 7. This team has a pretentious air (4) 10. Lucrative for those who are healthy and skilled (10) 12. Youths whose pleasure-seeking is dramatic? (8) 15. There’s nothing in crazy maniac becoming unconscious (2,1,4) 16. Hits fishing-vessels (6) 18. Examinations in which results are poor also (5) 19. Puts extra 500 among advertisements (4)

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Pageant on the Plaza: Ballymun

ABAIR: Ballymun Abair is a four-day program of traditional singing and storytelling events exploring the oral folk traditions of Ireland. There’s a broad range of intimate, unplugged performances, each highlighting the richness and beauty of the Irish singing and storytelling traditions still preserved and practiced to the present day. The events at Axis Ballymun, the Rediscovery Centre and Ballymun Civic Buildings on Main Street will also feature a ‘songs from the floor’ session, giving audience members a chance to provide a song or story of their own, relevant to the theme of ‘treasures’. Search ABAIR: Ballymun at www. stpatricksfestival.ie for tickets and details.

A joint collaboration between Dublin City Council, Ballymun Communities and St Patrick’s Festival, Pageant on the Plaza: Ballymun is a fabulous show outdoors on Civic Plaza taking place on Sunday, March 15 at 2pm. It’s a taster for the St Patrick’s Day parade in the city centre the following Tuesday and it features a section of the final pageant plus one of the visiting international marching bands, Morrison’s Academy Scottish Pipe Band. Expect a vibrant whirlwind of glittering colour, entrancing choreography and bombastic tunes as the audience gets a rare ‘sneak peek’ of what’s to come.

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ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

TREASURES OF IRISH FOOD

Join half a million Dubliners and visitors and lose yourself in a whirlwind of glittering colours and entrancing choreography. Marvel at the incredible feats of design and engineering, and sing and cheer to a cacophony of joyous sounds! Hopefully, the rain holds off. It starts at midday.

From a truly Irish welcome to a hands on workshop, if you love spuds this event at Airfield Estate on Saturday, March 14 from 10.30am to 2.30pm is for you! A guide will take you through a little history of the potato, and why it became such an important part of the diet in Ireland. Then it’ll be time to wear some wellies and head out into the garden where you will get to plant your very own Irish potato. You will then stroll through the food gardens in to the demonstration kitchen for some spud treats. See www. stpatricksfestival.ie for tickets and details.

FESTIVAL VILLAGE

Running over four days (March 14-17), Custom House Quay will come alive for St Patrick’s Festival with waltzers, bumper cars and carousels. Dare to be suspended upside down, turned over or whisked through the air. A firm festival favourite, the funfairs will light up the city with colourful carnival fairgrounds.

Starting this weekend, Merrion Square will be transformed into a bustling St Patrick’s Festival Village, with four days of fantastic events, fun adventures and glorious food! Head along and enjoy Céilí Mór, circus and science shows, children’s readings, live music, games, street theatre, the food village and more.

LAVENDER WALK This is a unique tour of historic gay Dublin hosted by well-known civil rights activist and historian, Tonie Walsh, exploring the socio-cultural and political gay life of the city. Expect two hours of education, illumination and possibly a little titillation. It’s taking place at 12.45pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday (March 14-16), beginning at Trinity College front square. The cost is €10.

THE Ballad Tour is an interactive journey through time, space, song and rhyme chronicling the history of Irish music and Dublin City in a simple, laid back and good humoured style, led by balladeer, mummer and storyteller Seán Fitzgerald. It’s happening at 11.50pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday (March 14-16) with the tour starting from the back of Smock Alley Theatre, Essex Street West/Cow’s Lane. It costs €12.

CITY AT PLAY FUNFAIR

Crossword Answers March 11th CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Cups; 3 Barracks; 8 Ream; 9 Compared; 11 Intersection; 13 Adrift; 14 At will; 17 Contemporary; 20 Drawback; 21 Dodo; 22 Suspense; 23 Bass. Down: 1 Cardinal; 2 Psalter; 4 Atones; 5 Repetition; 6 Curio; 7 Side; 10 Profitable; 12 Playboys; 15 In a coma; 16 Smacks; 18 Orals; 19 Adds.

QUICK SOLUTIONS Across: 1 East; 3 Wondrous; 8 Each; 9 Airfield; 11 Presentiment; 13 Assume; 14 Stupor; 17 Aristocratic; 20 Imprison; 21 Shoo; 22 Endanger; 23 Eros. Down: 1 Exemplar; 2 Success; 4 Opiate; 5 Defamatory; 6 Ocean; 7 Side; 10 Permission; 12 Precious; 15 Pitcher; 16 Morose; 18 Rapid; 19 Fire.


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NORTHSIDE PEOPLE WEST 11.03.20

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

Freeman’s Journal, March 5, 1864

The St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin, 1978. PHOTO: DUBLIN CITY PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Freeman’s Journal, March 16, 1827

Irish Press, March 18, 1937

Irish Press, March 17, 1966

The old chairlifts on Bray Head offered stunning views across Dublin Bay.


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NORTHSIDE PEOPLE WEST 11.03.20

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Northside People (West) March 11th 2020  

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