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A Note From The Editors: Welcome to the first InTallaght magazine which has been made available free of charge in 15 key locations throughout Tallaght & surrounding areas. InTallaght has been brought to you by the same team as Tallaght Directory. This publication has been made possible because you; the consumer, are using our Tallaght Directory & Online Directory when searching for services and products in the area. We hope you find this magazine both interesting and useful. As always we are already working hard on improving it for you and would appreciate any suggestions you may have that you think will make this publication better, please email your

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All Dail seats have been filled. Labour is the largest party in Dublin with 18 seats, followed by Fine Gael with just one seat less. Sinn Féin also have four seats, while there are three independents. Fianna Fáil are left with just one seat in Dublin, that of former finance minister Brian Lenihan in Dublin West. Here are your newly elected TD’s for Dublin South West:

Pat Rabbitte - Labour Pat Rabbitte was first elected to Dáil Eireann in 1989 when he ran as the Workers' Party candidate and was re-elected under the Democratic Left banner five years later. Rabbitte was the leader of the Labour Party between 2002 and 2007. He is currently the party's Spokesperson on Justice.

Brian Hayes - Fine Gael Hayes, who is a former school teacher, was first elected to Dáil Eireann in 1997. In 2002 he was elected to the Senate where he served until 2007 when he was returned as a TD once more. He was the party's Spokesperson on Education and Science from September 2007 until July 2010.

Sean Crowe - Sinn Féin Sean Crowe, who currently represents the Tallaght South ward on South Dublin County Council, won election to Dáil Eireann in 2002 when he was elected on the first count in Dublin South-West. During the peace process, Crowe was the head of Sinn Féin's representative team at the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation.

Eamonn Maloney - Labour Mayor Eamonn Maloney was nominated by the Labour Party to run alongside Pat Rabbitte in Dublin South-West. Maloney has lived in Tallaght for over 30 years and has represented the Tallaght area on South Dublin County Council since 1999. Eamonn is the author of “Tallaght, A Place With History” which was first publised in March 2010 and reprinted in November 2010. Copies are availble to purchase from the County Library in Tallaght.


Tallaght Directory iPhone App The Tallaght Directory iPhone App is nearly here! After months of work the App is in its final stages of being approved by Apple. Once approved under the computer giants stringent guidelines the App will become available free of charge from the iPhone App Store. It will also be available on the iPad and iPod Touch. It will be the first iPhone App launched to service the Tallaght area. Watch this space for more details. 08


Local TDs Elected To The 31st Dail.

Mayor Welcomes Return of St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Tallaght. Mayor Eamonn Maloney recently elected TD has welcomed confirmation by the Council’s Community Department that St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated in Tallaght after many years without such an event. Thanking the Council Staff, Tallaght Community Arts, and the local Marching Bands for making the event possible the Mayor stated.

“It has been a source of embarrassment that the National Holiday has not in recent years been celebrated in Ireland’s third largest centre of population, which Tallaght is”. This will be an event that the local community can be proud of, a day in Tallaght of Music, Colour, Cultural and Art. For more details on the celebrations see the article to the right... .....................................................

Amazon In Tallaght Mayor Eamonn Maloney welcomes the news that the American company Amazon has purchased the old Tesco storage site on the Greenhills Rd. The 13 acre site is to house a data storage facility for Amazon and will provide high quality jobs for the Tallaght area. This will provide a much needed jobs boost for the area. Mayor Maloney, however, renews his call for a local IDA presence to be re-introduced in the South Dublin area. Tallaght and its surrounding areas have experienced an increase in unemployment only matched by cities like Limerick and Waterford. A co-ordinated and concerted effort is required to tackle the jobs issue in the Tallaght area.

A celebration of St. Patrick's Day is to take place at Tallaght Stadium on 17th March 2011. The celebration is being organised by South Dublin County Councils Community Services Department in conjunction with Tallaght Community Arts. There has been no formal St. Patrick’s Day event in Tallaght for many years and the Council, along with the people of Tallaght are hoping for a fun filled community based celebration at Tallaght Stadium. The idea is to involve as many members of the local community as possible in a participatory role; and at the same time to provide entertainment for those attending the event as spectators. The event with run from 4pm to 7.30pm. Anyone who wishes to attend the celebrations will be able to do so free of charge. The Council hope to provide an opportunity for the people of South Dublin to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day in the comfort of the Stadium, a safe and secure environment protected (to a certain degree) from the elements. ....................................................... .

For More Information Contact: Community Services Department, South Dublin County Council, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24. Phone: 01 - 4149 270 Fax: 01 - 4149 306


Tucked around a corner, beside the old cinema on Level 3, in The Square Shopping Centre, you’ll find the TechPros shop. The small premises belies a very useful service. No matter what your computer problem, Rathnam and his colleagues are here to help. They offer laptop and computer repairs from €49, as well as phone and console repairs, all with as quick as possible a turnaround time. TechPros are open 7 days a week, until 6 from Saturday to Tuesday and until 9 from Wednesday to Friday. They can also be reached by phone on 01 4433 230 for quick queries and preliminary quotes. In the shop itself, there is a small counter, presided over by their friendly and helpful staff and a bank of 4 internet PCs on the opposite wall. The PC’s are coin operated and should you wish to print anything, your print-out emerges from the printer behind the counter. It seems a popular spot for the printing of boarding passes from the likes of Ryanair and other airlines that offer online check-in. Repairs are done on-site when possible and they claim to remove computer viruses without reinstalling your operating system and risking data loss, with a same day virus and malware removal service. They can fix most software faults; from viruses,


bluescreen errors, internet problems and even data recovery/transfer. They also offer hardware services such as laptop screen, dc jack and keyboard replacements. Unusually for such a small operation, they do motherboard repairs. This is something you would expect to have to send back to the manufacturer to get repaired or bring it all the way into the city centre to find a shop providing this service. If your computer is running slowly, they can reinstall your operating system or even upgrade the hardware; maybe a bigger hard drive, without losing any of your data, or more RAM to make it respond quicker.

TechPros are a one stop shop who are happy to help, no matter what your technical issue. .......................................................

For More Information: Visit their comprehsive website at or call them on 01 4433 230.



The Interval Bistro is located in The Civic Theatre, opposite The South Dublin County Council buildings in Tallaght. It will have been open for 3 years in May and serves breakfast, lunch and a pre-theatre menu. They have both a wine license and a theatre license. Jimmy, one of the proprietors, says that since he started, “business has been solid and lunch has grown really rapidly. More and more people are getting to know us now. 99% of the people who come in, come back. We try to provide down to earth service. “ Jimmy and his wife Beverly are both

originally from Tallaght and know what the local people want. Their tasty food is freshly prepared and home made on the premises. The Interval is recommended in The Bridgestone Guide, the only restaurant in Tallaght to have received this accolade. Lunch at the moment is €10 for all hot food. The menu changes every day, in keeping with seasonal ingredients and to keep things interesting. They try to look after all different dietary requirements as best they can. A variety of different teas, coffees and desserts are on offer, if you want to drop in for something less than a full meal. Their pre-theatre meals are from €22 for 2 courses and €26 for 3 courses and includes all your vegetables, teas and coffees. Pre-booking is recommended if you’re going to a show and want to be assured a table beforehand. Your table is reserved for you for drinks during the interval, to help create a relaxed, local night out with no queuing. Their business has grown to include outdoor catering for any occasion. Give them a call if you have any enquiries. They can provide sample catering menus suited to your needs.


For More Information: Visit their web page on or call them on 01 462 6532 or email them at



Nine years ago, in 2002, Kylie Minogue embarked upon her KylieFever world tour– it was her 5th world tour and her biggest to date – breaking box office records everywhere and setting a new standard for pop concerts throughout the world. The NME said "One day all concerts will be like this: phenomenally staged, flawlessly performed"! KylieFever was followed by Showgirl in 2005, Homecoming in 2006/7 and most recently by KylieX2008. Unbelievably each tour has been bigger and more spectacular than the preceding! Now, in 2011, she's on the road again with a brand new world tour. Aphrodite-Les Folies Tour 2011 promises to break all previous records – the show is grander than anything you've seen to date! This incredible show was created by Kylie and William Baker, her long-time creative collaborator. Rehearsals started in locations throughout the world before Christmas – Kylie is currently rehearsing with her new band in London; the dancers and aerialists are being put through their paces by not one but three top choreographers in Los Angeles; the tech crew are putting together the props and staging on the East coast in Pennsylvania and Montreal whilst the video team are furiously at work back in the UK. Phew! The bespoke stage for the European leg of the tour (including Ireland) is the most technically advanced, complex and precision stage ever created for an arena. It features over a million moving parts, including 30 high impact water jets, rain curtains and fountains! The stage, alone costing over $10million, was built by Tait Towers, the largest staging company in the world, responsible for building stages for the Rolling Stones, U2, Madonna, The Wall etc. etc. The water elements featured in the show have been designed by the same team who engineered the famous water fountain show at Bellagio in Las Vegas, and the spectacular "World of Colour" show at Disneyland in 14

California. Aphrodite-Les Folies will feature a totally unique "SPLASH ZONE" within the stage itself, where fans can be in the centre of the action in an amazing 4D experience. The entire production is valued at over $25 million, and will see Kylie joined on stage by a huge cast of dancers and aerial performers along with her live band. The show will be moved throughout Europe by a crew of over 100 personnel in a fleet of 25 trucks! Kylie said "Rehearsals are well underway and the show is shaping up to be more than I could have wished for. All departments are doing a stellar job and the combined level of expertise is nothing short of mind blowing. My friends, Dolce & Gabbana have designed an amazing wardrobe for me. I'm overwhelmed with the love and talent that is going into this tour and I can't wait for my fans to be part of it"

Kylie Aphrodite-Les Folies Tour Irish Tours Dates At The O2 in Dublin Are: Tuesday, 22 March & Wednesday, 23 March Tickets: â‚Ź59.80 to â‚Ź86.25. ......................................................................................

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For Tickets: Visit Ticketron in The Square Shopping Centre (See Our Advert To The Right) 15

On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas--a woman like none he's ever known. But just as he realizes he's falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart. David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself--the men of The Adjustment Bureau--who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path...or risk everything to defy Fate and be with her. Release Date: Director: Starring: Genre:

March 4, 2011 George Nolfi Matt Damon Emily Blunt Action

Rick and Fred have both been married for many years. When they begin to show signs of restlessness at home, their wives take a bold approach to revitalize their marriages: they grant the guys a “hall pass,� one week of freedom to do whatever they want. No questions asked. Release Date: Director: Starring: Genre:


March 11, 2011 Bobby Farrelly Peter Farrelly Owen Wilson Jason Sudeikis Christina Applegate Comedy



Gordon Gekko, fresh from prison, re-emerges into a much harsher financial world than the one he left. He now has to play catch-up and redefine himself in a different era. He has to become relevant again. But a young, idealistic investment banker learns the hard way that Gekko is still a major manipulator and if there's one place where you can redefine yourself, one place where your relevance is a deal away, it's Wall Street.

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The American veterans of the rock music scene, R.E.M have finished recording their new album, set for release on March 8th 2011, announced on the band’s website, will offer fans a different sound to that of their last record, Accelerate. Whereas Accelerate was very much a record of short, fast, heavy tracks, the new release is more varied. R.E.M guitarist Mike Mills has said of the record, in an interview with Spin, "we wanted this new one to be

more expansive. There are some really slow, beautiful songs; there are some nice, mid-tempo ones; and then there are three or four rockers". Accelerate was very much seen as a roaring return to form for Michael Stipe and co. It debuted on the American billboard at number 2 and high sales figures in the UK and Ireland, amongst other countries saw the album leap to number one in album charts. With Collapse Into Now, R.E.M will certainly want to continue where they left off.


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March 06, 2011 20th Century Fox Oliver Stone Michael Douglas Shia Labeouf Drama PG-13

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Whether played in 3D or standard 2D, Crysis 2 drops players into a devastated New York in the midst of an attack by a frightening alien species. The alien enemies are armed with deadly weaponry and exceptional sensory abilities that test players’ skill and push them to the limit. These terrifying invaders stalk the streets of New York, leaving the streets in chaos and the skyline in flaming ruin.

Surrounded by catastrophic destruction, players harness the superhuman abilities of the Nanosuit to level the playing field, becoming the ultimate weapon on a mission to save New York. Release Date: Publisher: Genre: Available On: Rating:

March 22, 2011 Electronic Arts First-Person Shooter PS3, X360, PC 18

Need For Speed Shift 2 Unleashed builds on the true driving experience that the NFS franchise is renown for by introducing the driver's battle, an even more authentic and primal feeling of power and speed which elevates the fundamental competitive race into a struggle for supremacy against other drivers and even the track itself. In Shift 2 Unleashed, players' hands sweat and ache as they clutch onto the controller, their pulse races from the break-neck speeds experienced through the first-person cockpit view. Shift 2 Unleashed features an all-new rendering engine with a massive graphics overhaul that puts the player in the heart of the racing action. Release Date: Publisher: Genre: Available On: Rating:

March 29, 2011 Electronic Arts Racing PS3, X360, PC Not Available


A visibly nervous and very pregnant Natalie Portman was near tears after winning the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Oscars Sunday night (February 27) for her performance as a ballerina on the verge of a mental breakdown in Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan." "Thank you. Thank you so much. This is insane!" the 29-year-old first-time Oscar winner enthused after taking the stage. "I truly and sincerely wish that the prize tonight was to get to work with my fellow nominees." Although just the second-youngest of her co-nominees, Portman was previously nominated as Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Closer" and has been working with some of the best directors in the business since childhood — and in a rambling speech she nearly managed to thank all of them. "Luc Besson, who gave me my first job [in 'The Professional']," Portman began. "['Closer' director] Mike


Nichols, who has been my hero. And to everyone who's ever hired me!" "Darren Aronofsky, you are a visionary," she added of her "Black Swan" director. "I am so blessed to have gotten to work for you." Portman saved her most effusive gratitude, however, for her parents, who were in the audience, and especially for her fiancĂŠ Benjamin Millepied, with whom she is having a child. "I want to thank my parents for giving me the opportunity to work from such an early age. My beautiful love, Benjamin, who has now given me my most important role of my life," she gushed. "Most importantly, my family, my friends, and my love, thank you so much."

Top make-up artist Lauren Hersheson's make-up guide to getting Leona Lewis' stunning skin: To achieve Leona's look, the emphasis is on the the lips but the eyes remain defined. For the skin, use MAC's Strobe Cream under your foundation to create this sheeny look. For the eyes use Rimmel's Black Eye Kohl all round both upper and lower lash lines. Then apply a dark grey or even purple eye shadow all over the eyelid blending into the crease line. Use a highlighting eyeshadow on the inside edge of the eyes to brighten. To finish, add several coats of black mascara. On a darker skin such as Leona's, Armani's No. 2 Bronzer works well on the cheeks as a natural coloured blush. To create Leona's lip colour use the NARS lipstick in Funny Face with their lipglossEasy Lover over the top.




The 9-5 is Saab’s alternative to the German brands. Buyers who don’t find the German brands appealing may be drawn to the uniqueness of the Saab 9-5. The 9-5 has actually been on the market for quite a while. The car has been enhanced and updated in order to stay modern, but for the most part the 9-5 is very much the same car. Swedish firm Saab has made a living out of producing cars that are a little bit different and the company's 9-5 is one of those products; the driving and ownership experience is a world apart from its thrusting, Teutonic rivals. The 9-5 continues to focus on sound ergonomics, good levels of cabin space and refinement. The car has also received some exterior enhancements such as chrome highlights around the car's headlamps and a new nose.The car’s exterior is more attractive than ever and has a more distinguished look. Mechanical enhancements have improved the 9-5’s ride quality and now there are some impressive engines on offer. The Aero version of the 9-5 is the most impressive of all; boasting mid range performance, good acceleration, front-wheel drive and estate practicality. The Saab 9-5 model range lies within the price bracket of €39,300 - €42,300. ....................................................... .

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IT'S official – Ford is readying an allnew hot hatch version of the Focus. Speaking on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show, product development boss Derrick Kuzak confirmed that a new fast Focus is on the way. "It will get an EcoBoost turbocharged engine, be exciting to drive, great to look at and certainly worth waiting for," Kuzak said. Likely to be badged ST, the new model will ditch the current car's 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine for a more efficient and more powerful direct injection EcoBoost unit. Ford is staying tight lipped for now about exact details, but it's thought to be a 2.0-litre offering 250bhp. Along with 350Nm of torque, it should rocket the new ST from 060mph in six seconds and onto a top speed of 155mph. That will put it ahead of the VW Golf GTi and as rapid as the Renault Sport Megane 250. And while enthusiasts will miss the sound of the old ST's warbling five-cylinder unit, they'll welcome the new car's increased efficiency. Expect 35mpg combined and CO2

emissions of 175g/km. Factor in torque vectoring and a range of driving modes – two of the new Focus' highlight features – and it should be a riot to drive. The new Focus 5dr hatchback will go on sale early 2011, though, so don't expect to see the ST until later that year at the earliest. Before then, Ford will launch a lastof-the-line RS 'Clubsport' before embarking on a replacement for the RS which will get the same 2.0litre turbo charged EcoBoost engine, hooked up to a hybrid system complete with four-wheel drive. ........................

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A recent facelift has done little to reduce the visual impact of the rakish Leon. With its bold front grille, sweeping roofline and sculpted flanks, the SEAT is unmatched in the style stakes. Buyers can choose from six different trim levels – S, S Emocion, SE, Sport, FR and Cupra. For performance fans there is the FR and Cupra models, which are distinguished by a deeper front bumper, lowered sports suspension and chromed twin exit exhausts. ............................................................................................

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The iPhone 4 is, in many ways, the best iPhone Apple has ever made. It’s faster than the 3GS, yes, but it’s the screen that is the biggest leap forward in quality. The new faceforward camera not only works well with FaceTime, but opens the door to all sorts of other video conferencing possibilities in the future. And the rear-facing camera has taken a big step forward from the 3GS, offering quite high-quality stills and Flip-class HD video. With the addition of iMovie, you’ve got an entire home video studio in your hand. If only the iPhone 4 could play those HD-caliber videos back on an external HDTV itself. The iPhone 4 is also the first real design departure for the iPhone in two years; I like the metal styling and the solid feel, and the flat glass front and back are gorgeous. But I’m concerned that the glass back adds an unnecessary level of fragility to the product. What’s the point of designing a beautiful product if it’s so fragile that your customers need to stick it in a case (or wrap it in a rubber bumper) in order to protect it? And of course, I'm concerned about the fact that touching the phone in the wrong places can hamper cellular reception. Even with its many faults and taking everything into account, I found this phone to be the best one money can buy at the moment. It is so easy to use and has become a necessity for my day to day life with all its useful apps and features. Ok, its expensive, but you get what you pay for! .......................................................

Available From: Vodaphone The Square, Tallaght - 01 459 8388


Shamrock Rovers start the 2011 Airtricity League season with a home game at Tallaght Stadium against Dundalk FC on Friday March 4th. The start of any season is always an exciting time for everyone involved with a football club; directors, staff, players, management and, most importantly, the fans. The Hoops' manager, Michael O'Neill, has made a number of fantastic signings bringing in a good mixture of proven talent and also bright prospects including Gary O'Neill, Ken Oman, Ronan Finn, Karl Sheppard, Stephen O'Donnell, Ciaran Kilduff, Dean Kelly, Conor McCormack, Ryan Thompson and local lad Gary McCabe. These players will add to the core of the 2010 league winning squad and will make Rovers a real


force in the 2011 season where we compete in the Setanta Sports Cup and the UEFA Champions League for the very first time. All of this in addition to the League itself, the FAI Ford Cup, the EA Sports Cup and the Leinster Senior Cup makes for a very busy football year ahead. Rovers have already sold 2,300 season tickets and they remain on sale and offer great value to the regular match going fan. A big attendance is guaranteed for the league opener against Dundalk which is sponsored by Nutgrove Shopping Centre and will be broadcast live on RTE2. We hope to see you at a game soon!

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Tallaght's favourite magazine covering news, features, interviews, music, comedy, beauty fashion, sport and much more. Available now at over...

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Tallaght's favourite magazine covering news, features, interviews, music, comedy, beauty fashion, sport and much more. Available now at over...