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Wednesday, 17th October, 2012. Vol. 5, Issue 42 • 63 Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth. Tel: 042 9320888. Fax: 042 9329676. Email:;

Building bridges with our nearest neighbours By Niamh Kirk

It has been a momentous week for Louth in terms of building bridges with our neighbours, with the green light being given to the project at Narrow Water, while the old rivalry with Meath appears to have been put aside with agreement over the naming of the Boyne bridge in Drogheda. In what is seen as a significant boost for the area, the Narrow Water Bridge project has received the green light from planning authorities on both sides of the border, which will link Cornmucklagh in Omeath with Co Down. Following a number of years of planning, the on/off project saw the North’s Environment Minster Alex Attwood announce planning

permission for the project had been granted and expressed his hope that the decision from An Bord Pleanala would come soon. And it did as on Monday morning they announced that they too have approved the project. It is the most significant infrastructure project in the border region for many years. The single-carriageway cable stayed bridge would be 660 metre long and span Carlingford Lough It will be an opening bridge which will allow tall ships and leisure crafts to Victoria Lock and Albery Basin in Newry. Meanwhile, relations between Louth and Meath took a positive turn when Louth County Council voted to follow the lead of their Meath counterparts in naming the See page 10

Students on litter patrol

Aonghus Meehan, Natalie McCann, Tess McGinn and Mardynas Urbanavicius

ByPaul Byrne Students from Colaiste Ris and St Mary’s college are doing their bit to keep Dundalk tidy by spending half an hour every day

picking up rubbish on Clanbrassil St. The environmentally conscious youngsters have a roster system which sees four different students take to the streets in their litter

patrol vests, gloves and rubbish grabbers around 2pm daily as they tidy up any rubbish they see on one of Dundalk’s busiest streets. See page 10


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No reduction in deaths on Louth roads By Niamh Kirk The number of road deaths in Co Louth to date this year is now at the same figure than the total number for 2011. Following the tragic death of a young woman last week, the number of people who have been killed on the road in the County rose to six. And with three months left and winter falling the number is expected to rise again by the end of the year. Half of those who died on Co Louth roads this year were drivers while the other half were pedestrians. The number of pedestrians in the county who die as a result of a collision with a vehicle is unusually high as the national average is 14%. Over the past ten months two thirds of those who have died on our roads have been between 17 and 34. In the lead up to Irish Road Safety Week October Louth County Council’s road safety officer said “I’m sad to say that while there has been a reduction in road deaths nationally in 2012, Co Louth has already had six fatalities, equalling the total number of road deaths here for year 2011. I can’t stress

strongly enough the necessity to be vigilant always while driving. I think most of us have heard tales of ‘near misses’ as someone fiddled with the radio or answered the mobile. To stay safe, you have to be alert and attentive to your driving at all times - a moment’s inattention could cost you your life.” Adding that being sober, reducing speed and always wearing a seatbelt are vital for drivers too. Also addressing pedestrians, she reminded that, “wearing high visibility clothing is essential for pedestrians, who represent half of those killed here in 2012, and, of course, cyclists. Paying attention to their surroundings is also a must.” In the five year period between 2007 and 2011 there were more than 6150 collisions on Co Louth roads. 38 of these caused the death of 42 people. 115 people were seriously injured in 91 collisions while 1,665 people incurred less serious injuries. When compared to other counties Louth had the highest number of collisions per 1,000 population in the three years 2007 – 2009.

Football legend Jens drops in for a game Jens Lehmann with some of the Clans players on Friday night

By Paul Byrne

When Glenmuir FC’s Darryl O’Kane took to facebook asking if anybody fancied a game of football he probably didn’t expect to end up playing against a Champions League and World Cup finalist that evening. But that’s exactly what happened last Thursday evening when former Arsenal and Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann put on his football boots and played for an hour with shocked locals at Glenmuir’s football pitch. Darryl’s father Tony, said the unexpected visit came about thanks to former Glenmuir player Alan Clarke who currently works with Stat Sports. “Alan works with a crowd called Stat Sports who are used by the German National team. So he was up at

the Aviva last week as Germany trained for their match with Ireland and he got talking to Jens and asked him would he like to come down to Dundalk for a couple of hours. “Alan brought him up to our club here in Glenmuir and he chatted with us for a while before putting on his boots and playing with the lads for near an hour. The boys were a bit stunned to see Jens coming out but they were thrilled to play with such a big star of the game” explained Tony. Lehmann also found time to call around to call around to Clan na Gael football club on Thursday evening visiting the team as they prepared for yesterday’s Intermediate club final against O’Connells. As Maurice Harrisson, PRO for the Clans, explains the visit wasn’t

planned and again came about through Alan Clarke. “Alan is a former Clans player and he convinced Jens to call around to the boys on Thursday evening to give them a few words of advice for Sunday’s final. He spoke to the lads for about fifteen minutes telling them to keep focused and how to cope with the pressure of big games. He had a pint of Guinness with us and signed autographs and posed for photos and all that. It was a bit surreal but it was great to meet him and we’d all like to thank Alan for making it happen” added Maurice. Unfortunately for the Clans Jens’ words of advice didn’t have the desired effect with the Clans narrowly missing out on intermediate glory losing by two points to the O’Connells.

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New manager boasts strong Louth links By Eunan Whyte

New Louth manager, Aidan O’Rourke, has been quick to point out his strong links with the Wee County after taking over the reins last week. The Dromintee native, whose parish extends as far as Ravensdale, is familiar with the both the football scene in Louth and the passion the county has for the game. “I was brought up just a couple of hundred yards from the Border so I am very familiar with the people of Louth, while my grandfather was from the Doylesfort Road in Dundalk and my wife is from Bellurgan”, he explained. The 2002 All-Ireland winner with Armagh is highly respected as a

New Louth manager Aidan O’Rourke

coach within the GAA and he believes he can help the Wee County to continue the progress made in recent seasons. “I have a huge respect for Louth football and believe that this yound squad has a lot of potential’, explained Aidan who has clear goals

as to what he hopes to achieve. “I will expect a team to be able to defend first and I will make no apologies for that. “I also like to move the ball quickly, preferably with the foot pass, while strength and conditioning will also be a

big thing for me”, the new manager explained. The new manager will begin his National League campaign away to Westmeath on February 3, while one of the most interesting ties is certain to be a meeting with Armagh on March 16.

Charges struck out over townland name A question over correct name of a townland led to motoring charges being struck out against a man at Dundalk District Court. Tomek Kiwalski of 115 Marian Park, Dundalk, faced three road traffic charges after being stopped by Gardai on April 12 this year. However, solicitor, Sean T O’Reilly, in producing maps as

evidence, stated that there was no such place as Grange, Carlingford, which had been listed as the location of the offence on the charge sheets. Both Inspector Martin Beggy and Judge Flann Brennan, stated that they had believed there was a townland called Grange, but the solicitor pointed out that this was not the case although there were

five different townlands with the word ‘grange’ in them. After checking the maps, Insp Beggy conceded that there was no such townland and Judge Brennan struck out the charges. Mr Kiwalski had been charged with having no licence, no insurance and giving a falsename/address/date of birth to Garda

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Apprentices awarded certificates

371 Apprentices in the North East region recently received certification on completion of their apprenticeship. A presentation of certificates was made to over 120 of these apprentices by Mr Paul O’Toole, Director General of FÁS, on Friday October 12.

Dundalk Rotary Club Youth Leadership Awards By Paul Byrne

The Dundalk Rotary Club are looking to find the leaders of tomorrow as they launch their annual Youth Leadership Competition this week. The awards program recognises young people who demonstrate outstanding leadership ability and individual initiative to positively impact their area. The competition is open to all post-primary schools in the area., as PRO of the Dundalk Rotary Club,

Gay Berkery explained. “We are looking forward to identifying inspiring individuals to go forward for the area finals in the Ballymascanlon hotel on Tuesday 23rd of October” said Mr Berkery. “We are looking for youth leaders around the area who may be involved in sport, schools, local organisations or anything like that” explained Gay. He added that he expected the quality of candidates this year to be up

to the normal high quality from previous competitions when Dundalk youths have represented Ireland on numerous occasions. Interviews for the candidates took place yesterday and today (Wednesday) with the successful candidates going forward to the area finals in the Ballymascanlon on October 23. This will be followed by a lunch in the hotel on November 5 where the winner of the Dundalk section will be announced.

The winner will be put forward to the regional final where they will be up against winners from ten to 12 Rotary clubs in the area. The eventual winner will walk away with the Youth Leadership prize which will include a trip to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The Rotary Club would like to thank the Dundalk Credit Union and the Ballymascanlon hotel for their kind sponsorship of this year’s competition.

VEC provide welcome funding News in Brief Forty-six different youth clubs across Co. Louth will each share a total of €32,450 in grant aided funding. The clubs were successful in their application for the funding through the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme. The scheme, administered by Co. Louth VEC on behalf of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, is aimed at supporting voluntary run organisations that offer a youth work response for young people aged between 10 and 21. Dr Pádraig Kirk, CEO of Co. Louth VEC, said: “This scheme is a major asset for our clubs and organisations as it facilitates them in sustaining and developing the very valuable work that they

do with young people. I want to thank our Youth Officer, Ian Walker, for bringing this year’s scheme to a successful conclusion and I look forward to next month’s presentation evening where we will have the opportunity to reward all forty-six clubs for their tremendous work”. The clubs and organisations receiving support this year are from all parts of Co. Louth. The funding awarded will enable the clubs to purchase a range of items including art and craft materials, DVD’s, computer games, sporting equipment, books, furniture and musical instruments. It can also be used to offset training fees and transportation costs.

Separated Parents

Meetings for Parents Separated Support Group are scheduled for the first Tuesday of every Month, Cost €5.00 to include refreshments on arrival. Meetings take place from 7.30pm to 9pm at Social Services Building, 15A Clanbrassil Street. There is a minimum attendance policy, so those wishing on attending, need to confirm their intentions with Val on: 085 7303609. (Numbers too low, meeting shall not commence).

Business Expo

The children of Naíscoil Naomh Lorcan Omeath recently hosted their Annual Cherrios Childline Pyjama Day and raised a wonderful €160 for the charity. The organisers send out a big thank you to all parents and children who participated in the day.

The Cross Border Business Support Expo taking place on November 17 in the Carrickdale Hotel between 9.30am until 1pm. All the Business Support Agencies catering for the needs of businesses located within the Newry Dundalk region will be exhibiting at this unique event. This event will provide an ideal opportunity for local businesses to speak to all relevant Business Support Agencies in one morning, on a one-to-one basis, under one roof.


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Over to you Who would you like to see as the next Irish football manager?

Gonny Costello It’s definitely time for a change and personally I’d love to see Martin O’Neill get the job. I’d like to see him come in and get rid of all the deadwood that’s there at the moment and build the team up again.

Sinead Byrne We need to get Paul McGrath in to do a job. He seems focused and that team need a bit of focus right now. He can also speak English which unfortunately the current manager seems to struggle with.

Tony Kelly

Vincent Callan

Joe McKenna

I wouldn’t get rid of Trap just yet. He has a proven track record and I’m really struggling to think of anybody better who is available. We need a time of reflection and we need to realise we haven’t got the players at the moment

I’d like to see Harry Redknapp or maybe even the return of Mick McCarthy. It’s clear Trap has lost the dressing room and we need somebody to get that spirit back again. If Mick would be willing I’d probably go for him.

Well Trap definitely needs to go that’s for sure. We need to get somebody from the backstreets in. Somebody who knows the underage set-up and all the players involved. We need someone who is passionate about the job.

Huge crowd turns out for the Knockbridge Vintage Festival Knockbridge Vintage Club held their sixth annual Vintage Day and Working Rally on Sunday October 7. The day kicked off at 1pm by which time the field was already packed with people from far and wide who had turned out to enjoy the numerous events that were taking place throughout the day. Vintage enthusiasts travelled with their displays from far and near to be present at the event. There were huge displays of both tractors and cars bigger than the visitors to the show had seen before with more than 450 vehicles on show. Stationary engines along with older horse drawn equipment filled in the gaps on the timeline. On the other side of the hedge, man and machines of yesteryear worked full steam ahead ploughing and cultivating the newly harvested stubble. The Knockbridge Vintage Club were

privileged to have four teams of horse ploughing including the All Ireland Ploughing Champions, Gerry King and his son David. Sheep racing was one of the many attractions which like previous years proved a real hit with the crowd. Various demonstrations took place throughout the day such as flower arranging from floral artist Veronica McMahon, art and crafts, working blacksmith to name but a few. 8 vs. 8 Tug of War was held again and the competition was fierce as local teams fought for the trophy. The Dog show was a brilliant success and attracted a large number of entrants again, as proud owners showed off their pooches in the hope of winning a prize. The kids were catered for in the fun corner with amusements including bouncing castles, slides, face painting, nail art and pot painting. “ K n o c k b r id g e’s

Matt Murphy, Mulaharlin and Martin Malone, Cooley at the Knockbridge Vintage Festival

Got Talent” was a tremendous success and the marquee was packed to capacity. The standard of talent was outstanding and the judges had a very difficult job selecting the winners. 1st Place Ceili Phillips, 2nd Place - Gavin Gribben, 3rd Place - Caitlin McNally and Kodi McEneaney and People’s Choice Award -Paddy Wallace. Delicious freshly cooked food and home baking was served during the day. A phenomenal amount of money was raised

both on the day and through sponsorship. The club are delighted to be able to donate all monies raised to worthy

local charities which will be presented at the club’s presentation night.


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Left: Youth Orchestra have the X Factor; inset Patricia Treacy

Crossborder Orchestra makes history By Niamh Kirk The Cross Border Orchestra made history last week when they became the first Irish Orchestra to play in London’s Royal Albert Hall. The inaugural London Peace Proms sold out the prestigious venue and featured a 110 strong orchestra as well as the specially formed London Peace Choir comprised of more than 1000 primary school children from across the city. The event enticed hundreds of Irish ex pats from all over the UK and hundreds of people travelled from Ireland es-

pecially for the one night performance. The Royal Albert resonated not only the uplifting sounds of the orchestra and choir but also the tumultuous applause of the audience as they gave multiple standing ovations. The CBOI blend symphonic traditional orchestral instruments with modern rock and pop music. On Friday night they captivated the audience as they evoked the heritage, history and culture of Ireland. Keeping with the theme of universal peace, songs like World in Union and Dance Evolution conveyed the Proms’ core mes-

sage with gusto. The CBOI also gave some of Ireland’s finest soloists a chance to shine. Co Louth violinist Patricia Treacy sparkled on the night as she showed her full range of skill and bursting into dazzling virtuosity for Vivaldi’s “Storm. Monaghan Piper Patrick Martin was joined on stage by U18s All Ireland Champion Uilleann Piper Conal Duffy for a show stopping arrangement of “Lord of the Dance”. Tenor Emmanuel Lawler struck an emotional chord with his version of “Glory, Glory Alleluia” which was dedicated

to all those who had lost their lives in peace keeping efforts throughout the world. The entire audience hummed along in what was one of the most moving moments of the evening. Founding Director Sharon Treacy-Dunne and Bobby McDonagh, the Irish Ambassador to the UK, both spoke eloquently about the magnificent occasion that the inaugural London Peace Proms was. Each referred to the great sense of Irish pride felt on the night and the significance of the event as it placed another important link in the chain between Ireland and the UK.

Household charge protest continues By Niamh Kirk

The Dundalk branch of the Campaign Against Water and Household taxes staged a protest outside Louth County Council Offices as the monthly meeting got underway. The group submitted a letter to the councillors on their way into the meeting to highlight an irony in Government policy by expressing their hope that citizens welfare will be of equal importance as that of animals.

They went on to compare the proposed rights being afforded to animals in the coming Animal Welfare Bill and the negative impact on families of the household taxes; including the ability of families to access food and fresh water when their budget is being eroded. They called on the council to discuss how all animals should have freedom from hunger and thirst and have access to fresh water and diet to maintain health. Accusing Minister Phil Hogan

of being “hell bent on imposing stealth taxes on families, which will if they are adhered to, erode into the household budget and leave inhabitants of the family home hungry and thirsty as the monies to feed hungry families will be spent on staying on the right side of the imposed laws.” The protest group called on the councillors to fight “for the same rights to be afforded to our citizen’s health and welfare as is proposed for the animal population of our state.”

Disqualified for two years

O’Connells celebrate O’Connells ended a 24-year wait for championship glory when they won the Louth Intermediate title by defeating Clan na Gael in Haggardstown on Sunday afternoon. The Castlebellingham outfit scored a 0-9 to 1-4 victory to allow Niall Conlon (left) to lift the Seamus Flood Cup. It was a huge disappointment for Clan na Gael who lost the final for a second successive year.

A man was disqualified for driving for two years after being convicted of drink driving at Dundalk District Court. James Neary, 3 Coopers Cross, Castlebellingham, was stopped by Gardai on March 4, 2012, at Dunmahon and was found to be over the legal limit for driving. The 32-year-old was described as a man of good character who had co-operated fully with Gardai. Judge Flann Brennan imposed a fine of €300, with the disqualification to take effect from April 10, 2013.

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Wrong turn leads to chaos There were chaotic scenes in Linenhall St on Tuesday last when a lorry travelled down the wrong way on the one-way street. The incident occurred around 3.30pm and caused a huge traffic jam before the lorry managed to turn down the Fair Green and back into the normal flow of traffic. The photo was taken by a local resident.


in Brief

Meals On Wheels seek drivers

Volunteers are wanted to drive for the Meals on Wheels organisation on Wednesdays to deliver in the town area. This involves about one hour on a rota basis every five weeks. If you are interested in helping out or wish to find out more information, please ring Elizabeth on 9332848 during the morning time.

Mother left three children home alone A woman who left three children unattended in her home while she went to buy honey, faced three charges of cruelty to children at Dundalk District Court. On August 6, 2011, Gardai attended the home of the woman, who can’t be named, to deal with an immigration issue. There was no reply from the house but officers saw three children inside. The tried to contact the woman without success and waited 70 minutes before she arrived back with

her daughter stating that she had gone to buy honey for a sick child. Three children aged 10, five and three, were left in the house. The woman’s solicitor told the court that the children were in good order and not at risk while she was away. He added that there was no neglect or ill-treatment in this case. The solicitor pointed out that his client did not have the benefit of a husband to help mind the children. Judge Flann Brennan adjourned the case until January 9 for a Probation Report.




in Brief

Youth 2000 prayer meeting

Youth 2000 will be hosting a prayer group in the holy family parish Dundalk on October 26 at 6pm and every night after that. Attendance is aimed at people aged between 16 and 35 and will consist of prayer music and talk. Contact Shauna McArdle at 086 2633683 or Rebecca Quinn at 085 8202307.

Bake sale

Volunteers are needed to help us out in a public bake sale in The Square next month. For more information contact Rebecca on 085 8202307

ISPCC table quiz

There will be a fundraiser in Johnny Masons in aid of Net ministries and ISPCC on November 3. Entry will cost €5 and there will be prizes on the night. Everybody is welcome.

Dundalk is setting Building bridges for new horror film with neighbours Dundalk Leader 17th October 2012

ByPaul Byrne

After the success of ‘What If’ and ‘My Father’s Son’ young Cedarwood Park film director James Mulholland is about to embark on his fourth short film entitled ‘A real life puppet’ The DKIT student describes the film as ‘a tribute to the horror film and urban legend genre’ and says he is currently looking for locations around Dundalk to shoot the film. The film is about a 15 year old girl who is babysitting a young baby with no hassle. Things get complicated when the baby all of a sudden keeps crying for no apparent reason other than a small creepy doll in the room. In an effort to make the film look as professional as possible and to enable him to pitch it to RTE James is running an online funding campaign to raise comple-

tion money for the film. Rewards for funders include a credit in the film, a DVD and signed still, and even chance to become an extra on the film. According to James any amount can be pledged from €5 upwards and his aim is to reach a target of €2000 over the next 30 days. “Basically if we don’t get the money we don’t get to make the film” explains James. “We have a crew of about 14 or 15 people working on this film and we want to make it look as god as we possibly can. We are shooting in Dundalk again and we hope to get as many local people as we can involved. This is a low amount to fund this sort of short film but due to our team been inventive and resourceful we were able to keep the budget low while still being able to make a quality production. “I’ve had plenty of

James Mulholland is planning to shoot his fourth short film

great feedback from people regarding the way I’ve shot Dundalk in previous films and there was actually a film made in the town on the back of seeing one of my films so happily Dundalk got a bit of business thanks to that” added James. Filming will take place in January 2013 over two days in Dun-

dalk, Louth. Editing is due to start in February with the film due to be completed by end of April 2013. A REAL LIFE PUPPET will be send to Irish and International film festivals, specifically aiming at horror festivals throughout 2013. James can be contacted at

From page 1 Boyne bridge in honour of Mary McAleese. The is a slight variation to the Meath proposal as Louth want to call it the ‘The Mary McAleese Boyne Valley Bridge’. An accord between Meath and Louth County Councils will have to be reached before the official name is announced as Meath wish to call it simply the ‘Mary McAleese Bridge’. However, for a time on Monday it appeared that the two authorities were completely at odds, when a statement was released on behalf of Louth County Council, stating that they wanted the structure to be called the “Mary Robinson Boyne Valley Bridge’. However, it soon became clear that it was simply a case of mixing up the two Presidents and it should have read, Mary McAleese. Mayor of Drogheda, Paul Bell, last month objected to the name as he believes it would be unwise to single out one person’s contribution to the peace process. He added that there were more than “4000 victims of the troubles and there is no structure named after them.” There was also opposion from stakeholders in Drogheda who felt

that the name could interfere with the promotion of the town as the Gateway to the Boyne Valley. The Narrow Water Bridge – which will be the first built between North and South since partition - needs around €20 million to get off the ground and funding is being soughtM through the EU Special ProjectsI Body. The Bridge is among 12R projects shortlisted for a cut of €30c million funding. F To date Louth County Council hasS already pumped €900k of Govern-c ment funds into the scheme and hast continued the detailed design and( planning process in the hope that it a will be completed by mid-2015. Joan Martin Louth County Man-b ager said they were delighted withb the announcement and that she wasl hopefiul for a positive outcome of the bid for funding. “There’s tremendous potential for making the east border region a much greater attractor of domesticA and overseas visitors and this bridgeh is part of the key to achieving that,”d she said. t The project has received strongi support from Failte Ireland who sayC they recognise the potential it has tol enhance the tourism potential of areas around Carlingford Lough. l


Dún Dealgan National School 5th and 6th Class pupils took part in the filming of An Cat, a TG4 production, in Ballymacscanlon

School litter patrol Town Council From page 1 Colaiste Ris students will take to the streets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday while St Mary’s college will work on a Tuesday and Thursday. Tess McGlynn who was busy picking up litter last Monday afternoon with her classmates, Aonghus Meehan, Mardynas Urbanavicius and Natalie McCann says the students welcomed the idea and were glad to help out in making Dundalk tidy. “The plan is to spend

about a half an hour every day tidying the area between our schools and the end of Clanbrassil St as the place can get a bit messy after lunchtime. We don’t mind coming out and doing our bit and doing our bit for the local environment” explained Tess. Dundalk recently retained its gold medal status for the fifth consecutive year in the tidy towns awards and is surely on course for a sixth year thanks to the work of students like Tess and her pals.

to be abolished Dundalk Town Council is to be abolished in a new round of Government cost cutting reforms. The council is to be merged with Louth County Council in the biggest reform of local government in state history. All town councill seats are to be abolished, currently 12 elected councillors represent the four electoral districts in Dundalk and the number of councillors at a county

level will increase. The electoral map of County Louth will be redrawn to accommodate the changes with one councillor to represent every 5000 people, meaning Louth can expected around 24 elected council positions for the entire county. Nationally the abolition of 80 borough and town councils will save around €20 million euro. 500 staff will also face redundancy as part of the plan.

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Karate Club continue to impress

Members of the squad that took part in the recent competition

Ireland Wadokai Karate-Do Remnei recently travelled to Rathcoole to attend an Ireland Karate Federation Referee Commission Squad training where a number of clubs from all over Ireland came together to train in both Kata (form) and Kumite (fighting). These squad training sessions are for the benefit of all club members and it also gives each member the chance to interact with fellow members of “Team Ireland”. Earlier this year Team Ireland

travelled and competed at an International Karate Competition in Birmingham where every member of the team came away with at least two medals each. Three members of Team Ireland travelled to Carlow earlier this month to compete at the Annual Carlow Karate Competition. Amy Dennis competed in the Junior Female Kata Category and was ranked 4th, John McGuiness who competed in the Junior Male Kumite Category, managed to fight

his way through an enormous section consisting of both Irish and English competitors to come home victorious with a Gold Medal. Clara O’Reilly who competed in the Senior Female Kumite Category, also came away with a fantastic Bronze Medal. Clara O’Reilly along with fellow members of IWKR who are part of Team Ireland, will represent Ireland at the 40th European Wado Kai Karate Championship in Austria next month.

Man making effort to stop drinking

A man who has made a huge effort to reduce his drinking was fined a total of €400 after appearing at Dundalk District Court on theft and public order charges. John Reid, 588 Aisling Park, Cox’s De-

mesne, Dundalk, pleaded guilty to taking a bottle of vodka from Dunnes Stores, Ard Easmuinn, on December 17 last year valued at €16. On February 28 this year he was arrested in the car park of Dundalk

Garda Station after being found in an intoxicated state. Solictor, Frank Mc Donnell, said his 29-year-old client apologised for his actions and said that his drinking has been dramati-

cally reduced. He is now living with his mother and trying to curb his drinking which gets him into trouble. Judge Flann Brennan convicted and fined €200 in respect of each charge.



Pete Treanor’s

Weekly Quiz

Medicine The word renal refers to what organ of the body? Ireland Maryborough was the old name for what county town in Leinster? The Wild West Which two brothers were leaders of the infamous Quantrill Gang? Showbiz What have Spike Milligan, Cliff Richard and Joanna Lumley in common? Politics The inclusion of what country turned the G7 group of economies into the G8? Movies What weapon was used by Oddjob in ‘Goldfinger’ which eventually electrocuted him to death? Religion Which Peruvian-born Dominican priest, is the patron said of mixed race marriages and racial harmonies? Sport The village of Dunblane,

Scotland, was the scene of a massacre at the local primary school in 1996, but what sports star is its most famous native? Modern Folklore According to gossip, Adolf Hitler, studied are in what English city? Television Although she married Ken twice and Shamir in between times, who as Deirdre Barlow’s first husband? Stinker Who is the only fictional character to have led the Dundalk Festival Parade?

—this week’s answers—

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Crosscause in blue bin appeal

Blackrock’s Crosscause charity have officially launched their blue bin appeal to help underprivileged children in Romania. The appeal will see blue bins being distributed around shops, schools and businesses around the area in order to collect non-perishable foods as well as cleaning and hygiene products. Crosscause have been helping underprivileged children in Romania for over ten years running a feeding centre in the town of Nicoresti which currently gives access to food, showers and schooling to sixty local children.

Crosscause is aiming to help children in Romania

Initially they undertook to build and provide care homes for orphans in Nicoresti with mental and physical disabilities and expanded their activities to assist other members of the

poor there by providing the likes of day care facilities. Crosscause founder Conor Hughes is hopeful local businesses and schools will come on board and help the char-

ity in their latest efforts to help the children in Nicoresti. “We are asking schools and businesses to simply take one of our bins off us and put it on their premises. The aim

is for people to fill up the bins with non perishable foods, cleaning and hygiene products.” explained Conor. “Hopefully people will see the bins in their local shop and maybe drop a tin of beans or a tube of toothpaste into it. We will then collect all the bins and send them over to our house in Romania where they will be used to help out the local children in the area” added Conor. If any business or school would like to help out Conor and the Crosscause charity they should contact him at 0879674829.

VEC name new post-primary school The new 1,000 place secondary school planned for Dundalk will be known as Pobalcholáiste Chú Chulainn, or Cú Chulainn Community College, it has been revealed by Louth VEC. CEO of the VEC, Dr Padraig Kirk, said he was extremely pleased with the new name. “This is a fitting name for the new school; Cú Chulainn is a name that is synonymous with the town of Dundalk, with Co. Louth and with the wider re-

gion. A decision like this is not an easy one, but on this occasion it was the obvious choice”. A town centre site is currently being acquired for the new school and construction is planned to commence early next year on the €14M project. The Department of Education and Skills have also devolved the management of a €4.5M construction project at Scoil Uí Mhuirí in Dunleer to the VEC. Dr Kirk continued, “this new

school will go by its Irish name predominantly, Pobalcholáiste Chú Chulainn. However, the alliteration in the English version of the name, Cú Chulainn Community College, also makes it a catchy name. Either way the name works, the correct decision was made”. The VEC also revealed that an important first meeting took place last week at its head office in Chapel St., Dundalk involving its own executive staff,

Department of Education and Skills and local authority officials, as well as the full design team appointed to bring the project to fruition. “This was a watershed moment in the establishment of the new school; we are now looking forward to working very closely with the design team to bring about a modern, high-tech, fit-forpurpose school building that people will travel from far and near to view”.


in Brief Register To Vote

Louth County Council have reminded that people only have until October 23 to register to vote in the Children’s referendum. You cannot vote unless you are on the Register of Electors which you can check online. If you have moved address recently you should apply to get on the supplementary register as soon as possible so as not to miss out. You can contact the Town or County Council offices with a complete application form in order to ensure you can vote on the day. The Children’s Referendum will be held on Saturday November 10.

Redeemer Book Fair

The Celtic Travelling Book Company book fair takes place in the Redeemer Boys & Girls School Hall on Wednesday October 17 to Friday October 19 from 9.30am to 2.30pm. This event is being run by the Parents Association and parents are welcome any time. All proceeds go to raising money to buy books for the school.

1. Kidney 2. Portlaoise 3. Frank and Jesse James 4. All were born in India 5. Russia 6. Metal bowler hat 7. St Martin de Porres 8. Andy Murray 9. Liverpool 10. Ray Langton. Stinker – Jim Figgerty – the man who put the figs into the fig rolls.

Melissa Woods’ 21st Birthday Party

Sharon Tuite and Margaret Woods at Melissa Woods’ 21st birthday party

Amanda McCabe and Nicola Gorhan

Rachel Riordan and Donal Gernon

and Laura Bray Loretta Bray, Philomena Rogers

Klinta Gutane, Daniel Berry, Alisha Conway and Nora Smith

Roisin and Rose McEneaney

Gerard and Rosie Mulligan with Tina and Barry Vaughan

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Man took great offence after search by Gardai A man who became aggrieved at being searched by Gardai ended up facing a public order charge at Dundalk District Court. A previous record for drugs offences led Gardai to search Niall Smyth, 80 Dulargy Ave, Muirhevnamor, at Dublin St, Dundalk, on June 11 this year. However, he became very abusive and was subsequently arrested.

Solicitor, Frank McDonnell, told the court that his client was no longer the Niall Smyth that had been involved in drug activity. He had been trying to turn his life around since being released from prison in 2009 and has come to notice of Gardai for drugs offences in recent times. Mr McDonnell accepted that his client did not make it easy for

Gardai on this occasion, but he apologised for his behaviour. “He spoke when he shouldn’t have spoken and was agitated after being searched. However, he accepts that the search was because of his previous record”, explained Mr McDonnell. Judge Flann Brennan stated that the defendant should have known better as he imposed a €300 fine. The winners of Kilkerley Open Triples Tournament, Damian Grimes, Mark Wilson and Seamus McGlinchey, Cookstown are presented with the Hanratty Cup by Tom McCreesh, Vice-Chairman, Kilkerley Bowls Club

Pictured are the Runner-up team of Damian Nally, Fra Dillon and Finbarr Mullen, Redeemer Bowls Club, Dundalk at Kilkerley Open Triples Tournament.



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„W czasie deszczu dzieci się nudzą, to ogólnie zna-ana rzecz Choć mniej trudzą się i mniej brudzą się ale strasznie nudzą się w deszcz” Tak porzed laty śpiewał dla nas Kabaret Starszych Panów. Irlandzka jesień i tutejsza aura często niosą ze sobą deszcz. W dobie XXI najbardziej popularnym sposobem na nudę jest oczywiście telewizja i komputer. Myślę jednak, że warto nauczyć dzieci bardziej kreatywnego sposobu spędzania wolnego czasu. Warto zainwestować w ciekawe gry planszowe, przybory do rysowania, malowania, wycinania czy lepienia z plasteliny i modeliny. Im starsze dziecko, tym łatwiej zorganizować mu czas i tym dłużej potrafi się sobą zająć. Gdy byłyśmy z siostrą małymi dziewczynkami, o tej porze roku, używałyśmy do zabawy jesiennych skarbów. Zbierałyśmy kasztany i żołędzie by za pomocą zapałek stworzyć z nich ludziki i zwierzaki, z suszonych liści robiłyśmy kolorowe bukiety lub malowałyśmy je i przyklejałyśmy na kartke tworząc obrazki dla mamy i babć. Największym problemem jest wymyślenie zabaw dla najmłodszych, zajęcie ma stymulować rozwój i być na tyle interesujące by maluszek nie znudził sie zbyt szybko. Poszperałam troszkę w biblioteczce siostry i znalazłam książkę zatytułowaną „365 zabaw dla Ciebie i Twojego dziecka” Mamom 12-to miesięcznych dzieci polecam zabawę w pomoc w kuchni „kiedy przebywacie w kuchni, pozwól malcowi wykonywać proste czynności. Włożenie drewnianych łyżek do plastikowego pojemnika albo jabłek do kosza może mu sprawić przyjemność. Podobne zadania usprawniają koordynację wzrokowo – ruchową dziecka i dają mu satysfakcję” I może jeszcze jedna zabawa, suwaki, zatrzaski i guziki: „Półtoraroczne dziecko rozwija sprawność manualną i zdobywa coraz większe doświadczenie w ubieraniu się. Ubierz pluszaka w sweterek, na którym maluch będzie mógł ćwiczyć zapinanie i odpinanie guzików albo zapinanie i rozpinanie suwaka. W tym okresie, gdy dziecko wszystko chce zrobić samo, najlepsze będą ubrania na rzepu, zatrzaski i z gumką. Agnieszka Boniewicz

Drop-in football sessions

A series of four Futsal/Football Drop-in sessions are being offered to young people (male & female) aged between 16 and 21. The project is to be hosted by Dundalk FC’s Youth Development Centre over a period of 4 weeks, beginning Wednesday October 24. Pitches will be available from 6pm to 8pm. There is no cost attached to this event and any young person wishing to take part should register their interest on the night by simply turning up, ready to play, at the Youth Development Centre, Oriel Park from 5.50pm.

Took cannabis to help him sleep Have you Got a Story? The discovery of a small amount of cannabis during the search of a man led the Gardai to find a quantity of the drug valued at €1,100 in his home. Thomas Cassidy of 16 Clois Dalgan, Dundalk, was stopped by Gardai and searched on October 11, 2011, and after finding a small quantity of cannabis they obtained a warrant to search his

home. Mr Cassidy identified the location of cannabis being stored in his house which was estimated to be worth €1,100. The solicitor for the 47-yearold stated that the drugs were for his own use. The man who has spent most of his working life in the army and more recently worked in the building trade, suffered

from a back complaint and used the drug to help him sleep. Mr Cassidy, who had no previous convictions, is no longer using drugs. Judge Flann Brennan imposed a six month sentence or 120 hours of Community Service and adjourned the case until January 9 next pending a report.

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Melissa Woods’ 21st Birthday Party

Magda Lapuch and Leona Kinsella.

hter Melissa, who celMargaret Woods with her daug Park on Friday night. ebrated her 21st birthday at Oriel

Nicole Manning, Conall Mulvene, Melissa Woods, Sarah Louise Kerley, Mickey O’Connor and Gerry Joyce at Melissa’s 21st birthday party in Oriel Park on Friday.

Aidan and Bernie Kinsella at Melissa’s 21st.

Nicole Manning and Sarah Louise Kerley enjoying Melissa Woods’ 21st birthday party on Friday.

Jay Carolan at Melissa’s 21st birthday party.

Kevin Mc Cabe, Christopher Neary, Conor Brennan, Peter Filen and Dean Hoey.

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Soapbox derby in Knockbridge

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see the Soapboxes take to the road with teams in different age brackets from 11-14 and 14 -17 year olds racing before the adults battle it out to be first passed the checkered flag. Soapbox cars, or gravity racers, were first built from soap or orange boxes with


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starting at Noon. People planning on visiting the area on the day should be aware that there are a number diversions due to road closures to accommodate the race. For more information contact Brian Halpenny on 086 3731238.


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roller skates attached. Over the years they have become more sophisticated as more materials became cheaply available. There will also be trade stalls, a barbeque, children’s entertainment and plenty of racing throughout the course of the day,

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K nockbridge Tidy Towns is to host its first ever soap box derby this October 21. There will be some races early in the day for the younger competitors, with a trike and bike race for four to six year olds and then six to ten year olds. The afternoon will

Some of the young people in Knockbridge getting ready for the first soap box derby on Sunday afternoon

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION TAKE NOTICE, THAT Emma Murphy as nominee for Greenhaw Limited having its registered office at 11 Castle Quay, Martins Lane, Newry, County Down Northern Ireland and having a registered branch of Greenhaw Limited at 16 The Crescent Dundalk County Louth, will Apply to the Circuit Court, Sitting at Dundalk Circuit Court, The Courthouse, Market Square, Dundalk in the County of Louth, at 10.00 am, on the 30th November 2012 or at the first opportunity thereafter, for a Certificate entitling and enabling the Applicant to receive a new full Special Restaurant Licence for the sale of intoxicating liquors at the former licensed restaurant premises known as “Riva Brasserie” and situate at No.3 Earl Street, Dundalk, County Louth in the Town of Dundalk, Barony of Upper Dundalk, Parish of Dundalk and the County of Louth which said premises are more particularly shown on the Plans to be adduced at the Hearing of this Application whereon the area proposed to be licensed is surrounded with a red verge line. Dated this the 11th day of October 2012 Catherine Allison & Co. Solicitors for the Applicant 6 Roden Place Dundalk Co. Louth To: The County Registrar at Circuit Court The Courthouse Crowe StreetDundalk . The District Court Clerk The Courthouse Crowe Street Dundalk The Superintendent of An Garda Siochana at The Crescent Dundalk Co. Louth. Sub-Divisional Commander PSNI Headquarter Station Armagh Police Station 1-2 City View Newry Road Armagh BT6 1EP. The Fire Authority at Louth County Council St. Alphonsus Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth.

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Duke Special’s welcome return to Spirit Store Added to the stellar lineup of acts billed for the Spirit Store upon the reopening of its performance venue is Freewheeler, Duke Special. Currently in the US Supporting Bell X1, Duke Special will be the second artist to perform in the renovated venue when he makes a welcome return to Dundalk on December 13. Earlier this year Duke Special released a new album, Oh Pioneer, packed with the singers indioyncratic worldviews bolstered by some of the most melodic indie-pop around. It’s his first LP since 2008’s I never Thought This Day Would Come. “Some people have

Duke Special

been asking me where have I been and what have I been doing,” says Duke Special, “but I’ve actually been very busy.” But he has put his hand to no less

than five EP’s since. Tickets for the event go on sale this October 12 5pm but with all of Special’s most recent performances in the area being sold out

O quickly, fans would need to l ensure they get in early to 2 secure a tickets. m Hardly a night goes p by when music isn’t L emanating from the bar on the quay, and as work t continues on the upstairs e venue, the Spirit Store con- s tinue to deliver downstairs w with a series of free gigs downstairs. This month sees Rock/Blues musician Ben Reel perform in the intimate setting on October S 19. The following night, Saturday 20, the return C of the Evil Presidents will e entertain with neo-soul and funk and the Sunday c Trad Session are all on the October line-up.

Dundalk artists up for award Dundalk artists up for award Two Dundalk based artists have been shortlisted for the Guinness Play on the Day Competition. Stewart Agnew and Heritage Centre both have songs considered to be among the 25 best heard on Arthurs Day. The tracks were selected from

among hundreds submitted by a panel of industry experts and are listed on the Hotpress website and the public are invited to vote for their favourite. Once the public have had their say the top four from each region will go forward to regional live finals. The regional winners will be

featured in a special edition of Hotpress and some in-studio recording with RTE 2FM. The top prize is a mouth watering array of necessary studio recording sessions, live shows, equipment and promotion for any band. To vote for Stewart or Heritage Centre visit www.

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Chance to share the love of music

The Philipstown Junior Orchestra was established in November 2011. The orchestra’s main purpose is to provide children from Louth the opportunity to work in an orchestral environment and to share their love of music with new friends.

The orchestra is led by renowned musicians Helen Leahy and Claire Dyas and provides a high quality musical experience for children between the ages of 7 and 17 in the Co Louth area. The orchestra performs at a number of events throughout the year providing the children

with the confidence to perform in public. Rehearsals take place every Saturday morning between 9.00am and 10.30am in St Kevin’s Hall, Philipstown, Dunleer, with a fee of € 5 per child per session. Additional family members are free.

They are currently looking to enrol musicians between the ages of seven and 17 who would like to play music in an orchestral environment. For more information on the orchestra please contact: Claire Callaghan at 086 3642610 or Louise at 087 9343502.

Theatre tackles relevant issue

Six teenagers in Chatroom never meet each other, they just communicate via the

internet; conversations range in subject from Britney Spears to Willy Wonka

to suicide. Jim is depressed and talks of ending his life and Eva and William

do their utmost to persuade him to carry out his threat. From this chilling premise Enda Walsh has forged a funny, compelling and uplifting play which tackles some of the issues of teenage life head-on and with great understanding. This play contains strong language. This play tackles a very relevant issue young people face today, with twitter, facebook and other social networking and chatroom sites being the new playground for bullies. ‘Chatroom’ gives you a look into what happens when the bedroom door of a teenager is closed and they are logged on. The ‘MAD Youth Theatre Youth in Action Project’ aims to raise awareness of teen suicide and that is the reason behind why they want to put on a play like ‘Chatroom’. They recognise that it will relate to their peers and anyone who works with or have teens because it’s “very real”.

Helen King and Sarah Edwards, from Knockbridge enjoying the Knockbridge Vintage Day



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NEW VW GOLF The all-new Volkswagen Golf is expected to go on sale for January 2013 registrations Built on the MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten) platform or Modular Transverse Matrix the new Golf is up to 100 kg lighter

than the car it replaces, helping to make it up to 23 per cent more efficient than before. Plus the new Golf is safer, thanks not just to a stronger body structure (which is also 23 kg lighter) but also to a raft of standard and optional passive and

active safety systems. Powering the Golf is a new range of petrol and diesel engines, all of which will incorporate Stop/ Start and battery regeneration systems. At the launch, there will be two petrol engines

are a 1.2-litre TSI 85 PS unit returning 4.9l/100k (57.6 mpg) and 113 g/km, and a 1.4-litre TSI 140 PS unit with Active Cylinder Technology, which can deactivate two of the cylinders which is capable of up to 4.8l/100k (58.9 mpg) and 112 g/km And there are two launch diesel engines are a 1.6-litre unit with 105 PS, which according to VW returns 3.8l/100k (74.3 mpg) and 99 g/km and a 2.0-litre 150 PS unit 4.1l/100k (68.9 mpg) and 106 g/km. The new Golf will be available with driver profile selection, which allows the driver to choose from four modes –

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Eco, Sport, Normal and Individual; with a DSG gearbox a fifth option – Comfort – is also offered. Each of these modes alters the throttle mapping and engine management (among other parameters) to the chosen style, so in Eco mode, for example, the engine management, air conditioning and ancillary systems are controlled to achieve maximum fuel efficiency. The foot print of the new Golf is bigger than its predecessor - at 4,255 mm long (56 mm longer), with a 59 mm longer wheelbase of 2,637 mm. The front wheels are 43 mm further forward, helping to generate more

interior space, while the Golf is also 13 mm wider, at 1,799 mm, and 28 mm lower, at 1,452 mm. Importantly this helps to create a 10 per cent improvement in the drag coefficient, which is now 0.27 Cd – lower fuel and CO2 figures. Electronic aids include Adaptive Cruise Control (standard in the UK from SE models upwards), which uses radar sensors to maintain a set distance from the vehicle in front; Front Assist, which can bring the vehicle to a complete stop and operates at speeds of up to 150 kph(93 mph); and City Emergency Braking, which operates at up to approx. 30kph(19 mph), and

can reduce or prevent the chance of accidents occurring. A Driver Alert System, as introduced on the Passat, monitors the driver’s inputs, to detect any signs of tiredness; while a camera-operated Lane Assist system can help keep the car in a specific lane, providing countersteering assistance where necessary. A Dynamic Light Assist system optionally masks the vehicle’s high beam lighting, making for brilliant illumination without dazzling oncoming traffic. All Golf models now have touchscreen systems as standard, starting with a 5.8-inch colour display system, and

rising to the rangetopping satellite navigation system with eight-inch colour display. It operates with finger gestures that will be familiar to smartphone users. Features include DAB digital radio, auxiliary inputs (including USB), Bluetooth telephone preparation and access to vehicle trip information. And for the first time in a Volkswagen, the compartment under the centre armrest optionally includes a universal phone holder with inductive aerial, which not only increases the signal strength of a phone placed in it, but also reduces the drain on the phone’s battery.


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ŠKODA is resolutely pursuing its model offensive, presenting its new compact saloon, the ŠKODA Rapid, just a few months after the introduction of the ŠKODA Citigo city car. The Rapid is a perfect complement of the model palette between the ŠKODA Fabia and the ŠKODA Octavia, making it at home in the largevolume compact segment. The Rapid will compete in the highly competitive A segment that currently accounts for about 36

per cent of the world’s automobile market. Within this class, saloons have a share of around 42 per cent. Industry experts estimate the number of cars of this type sold worldwide will rise by about 50 per cent by the year 2020. Perfect proportions, clear and cleanly modelled surfaces and sharply drawn lines combine to create an attractive overall appearance. The front end displays a new take on ŠKODA-typical design elements. The

OPEL MOKKA The Mokka is the new compact SUV from Opel and is set rival the Skoda Yeti and Nissan Qashqai. There is a choice of three engines, two petrol and one diesel all with stop/start technology when manual transmission is selected. There will be a six-speed automatic gearbox mated to the

1.4 litre petrol engine later on whilst the diesel can be opted with a sixspeed automatic from launch. The entry level petrol is a 1.6 litre unit which develops 115 PS and produces 155 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. According to Opel the official fuel figure is 6.5l/100k(43.5

new brand logo confidently stands out on the harmonically rounded front edge of the bonnet. The grille shows a finely drawn chrome frame and is formed by vertical slats. The headlight ensemble is grouped at the front of the ŠKODA Rapid to form a cloverleaf shape. ŠKODA’s latest offspring impresses with a surprising amount of space despite compact exterior dimensions (4.48 metres in length, 1.7 metres in width). This clever compact saloon

provides room for five occupants and their baggage and, this being a ŠKODA, the brand’s signature clever solutions and excellent price-value ratio as well as comprehensive safety equipment. Five petrol and one diesel engine are on offer. ŠKODA’s newest creation will be on public display for the first time at the Paris Auto Salon. ŠKODA is aiming the Rapid especially at families looking for a roomy first car at an affordable price in ŠKODA’s familiar quality.

mpg) on the combined cycle with 153 g/km of CO2 emissions. The 1.6 litre engine is coupled to a two-wheel drive 5-speed transmission. The top speed is 170 kph (106 mph) and acceleration from 0-100 kph is recorded at 11.9 seconds. There is also a 1.4 litre turbocharged petrol engine which develops 140 PS and 200 NM of torque between 1,850 and 4,900 rpm. The official fuel consumption figure is 6.4l/100k (44.1 mpg) and CO2 emissions are 149 g/km. It is mated to four wheel drive 6-speed manual transmission, Opel claim a top speed of 190kph (118 mph)

and 0-100 kph in 9.4 seconds. The diesel engine is a 1.7 lire CDTi turbo-charged unit producing 130 PS with 300 Nm of torque between 2,000 and 2,500 rpm. And is available with a six-speed manual ‘box with either frontwheel drive or AWD, or as a six-speed automatic with frontwheel drive. As a front-wheel drive with a manual gearbox the diesel unit it achieves 4.5l/100k(62.8mpg) with 120g/km CO2 emissions. With a sixspeed manual gear box and front-wheel drive the Opel Mokka achieves a top speed of 187kph (116mph) and does 0-100kph in 10.5 seconds.

The new Honda CR-V should reach us soon having been launched in the UK. For the first time there will be a 2WD drive only model which promises better fuel consumption at lower entry price than the 4WD models, both the 2.0 i-VTEC and 2.2 i-DTEC engines emit significantly less CO2 than its predecessor. The new CR-V will be available with trim levels S, SE,

SR and EX; The entrylevel CR-V S should features 5-inch Intelligent Multi Info Display (i-MID), driver power lumbar support, Idle Stop, Dual Zone Climate Control, cruise control, 17-inch alloy wheels, fabric interior, Hill Start Assist, Steering wheel stereo controls, USB/ iPod auxiliary input, one touch folding rear seats. Plus a CD tuner and 4 speaker

stereo, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Antilock braking system (ABD), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Trailer Stability Assist (TSA) and central locking. The SE CR-V should include all the equipment found in S but adds a leather steering wheel and gear shifter, rain sensing auto wipers, dusk sensing auto lights, auto dim rear view mirror, front and rear parking sensors, rear view parking camera, one-touch power windows (also key fob operated), electrically folding door mirrors, 6-speaker stereo, Bluetooth Hands Free Telephone, front fog lights, tweeters and a CAT1 alarm. The CR- V SR should feature 1/2

leather and Alcantara interior, heated front seats, ambient lighting for driver/ passenger foot well and doors, premium audio, DAB Radio, colour-coded roof rails, privacy glass, Bi-HID lights with Auto Levelling, dynamic cornering lights, High Beam Support System, headlight washers, 18-inch alloy wheels, passenger power lumbar support and manual passenger seat height adjustment. The top of the range Honda CR-V EX should benefit from smart entry, leather interior, power tailgate, electric driver seat with memory function, panoramic glass roof and integrated satellite navigation.


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