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Just 60 out of 3,000 positions filled so far in three local authorities Over 200 jobseekers are expected to start work for South Dublin County Council as part of the Government's controversial 'Gateway' initiative. The initiative, according to Social Protection Minister Joan Burton, has been established as part of a move to "bridge the gap between unemployment and re-entering the workforce". As part of the initiative, jobseekers, who have been unemployed for more than a year, will receive 20 extra on top of their jobseeker's allowance. However, according to Burton, implementation of the initiative, which came into effect on February 21st, has been slower than expected, with just 60 out of 3,000 positions filled so far in three local authorities: Fingal, Louth and Limerick. She said: "Progress on the rollout has been slower than anticipated. While, to date, small numbers have started work, progress is

By Martin Flanagan expected to accelerate in the coming weeks. County and city councils have given assurances of accelerating the recruitment process to fill all places identified and to meet the target of 3,000 placements at an early date." According to Burton, the scheme forms part of the Government's programmes Pathways to Work and the Action Plan for Jobs- programmes that provides opportunities for local authorities to support labour marker activation schemes. She added that responsibility for delivery of the initiative rests with the councils involved. The initiative will see individuals working in areas such as animal control, libraries, village enhancement schemes, landscaping, and IT support. However, despite assurances by Minister Burton that the initiative

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assists jobseekers in their efforts to re-enter the workforce, Fianna Fail have likened it to a two-year-community service sentence. Commenting on the initiative recently, Dara Calleary, Fianna Fail's spokesman on jobs, said: "On the face of it, this 'initiative' sounds more like a two-year communityservice sentence, where people are forced to work for the local authorities virtually for free, or else be forced off the dole. The Department of Social Protection selects the workers and it seems they will have no choice but to participate." Dublin City Council is expected to take on 295 workers under the Gateways initiative. Fingal will take on 215 jobseekers, while Dun Laoghaire Rathdown are expected to take on 110. Individuals who fail to take up an offer of work, which will last for 22 months, will endure cuts to their jobseeker's allowance.

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Tallaght In Brief... "Fairy Wood" opens in Corkagh Park

South Dublin County Council and The Irish Fairy Door Company recently announced the official opening of a magical new "Fairy Wood" in the heart of Corkagh Park. The official launch took place in the presence of the Mayor of South Dublin County Council Dermot Looney. The Fairy Wood, located near the Pet Farm, the Rose Garden, the fishing lakes and the Arboretum, will increase the level of free fun young families can have in the award-winning park before they get to the playground. Working with South Dublin County Council, the Fairy Wood is sponsored by The Irish Fairy Door Company, an Irish-owned company who make fairy doors for children to place in their homes so that "fairies" can move in and become their friends. Commenting on the new Fairy Wood, Niamh Sherwin Barry of The Irish Fairy Door Company, said: "We wanted to work with the Council to open up this area and give back to the community where we are based.” She said children who visit the park can discover little fairy doors hidden high up in the trees, amongst the leaves. Smartphone users can downloaded a map on their phone or scan the QR code on the signs in the park to access the map. The map, which is aimed at children, tells the stories of the trees and the fairies that visit. The name of each of the fairies has been written on a plaque below the tree they live in with a description of what they do. There are many fairy characters for children to discover such as “Big Red”, the guardian of the fairy wood; “Ray” who helps the sunshine through the trees and

with Martin Flanagan “Luna”, the moonlight fairy. There is also a fairy picnic area, as well as a “Worry Tree” where children leave all their worries behind and a “Wishing Tree” with a special seat where children can sit and make a wish. According to the council, the park will be open all year round. The council also plans to establish a similar attraction in Tymon Park.

Proposed Trinity care unit could give Tallaght jobs boost

Tallaght could be given a jobs boost if a proposed primary care unit receives planning permission. The academic and medical hub proposed by Trinity College could create 170 jobs and bring an extra 400,000 people to the area. South Dublin County Council is looking for planning approval which would see empty units at Tallaght Cross West put to use. The medical hub would occupy three storeys of a fivestorey building. Services on offer would include GPs, occupational therapy, nutrition, diagnostics and physiotherapy. It is hoped that the unit, if it gets the go ahead, would increase the number of shoppers in the area.

Pieta House campaign goes global

London and Sydney will host Darkness Into Light events this year as Pieta House’s flagship fundraiser is set to go global. The Lucan based suicide prevention charity will, this May, mark its sixth year of Darkness into Light events, which continue to go from strength to strength. Taking place in the early hours of Saturday, May 10th, Darkness Into Light is a unique, early morning

n Recently in D-Light Studios, Dublin, the four Life Style Sports Style Ambassadors –Dave Kearney (Leinster), Conor Murray (Munster), Ian Madigan (Leinster) and Peter O'Mahony (Munster) enjoyed an afternoon of banter and inter provincial rivalry as they battled it out in the inaugural Life Style Sports Rumble.

experience which begins in darkness at 4.15am, as thousands of people walk or run a 5km route while dawn is breaking. The early dawn represents hope and is symbolic of the work of Pieta House; bringing people from darkness back into the light. Darkness Into Light 2013 attracted 40,000 participants in 20 locations around Ireland. With this year’s event taking place in 39 locations, Pieta House is hoping for a near doubling of last year’s turnout. Darkness Into Light is the most vital component of Pieta House’s fundraising calendar. As demand for

the service continues to grow and with more than 80% of Pieta House’s income depending on public donations, funds raised during Darkness into Light are essential for Pieta House to continue to provide a free service for the increasing numbers seeking help. Proceeds from last year’s event helped to fund Pieta House’s recent expansion into counties Cork, Galway and Kerry. Registration for Darkness Into Light is available online now at

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Pylons, turbines and greens Power, health, environment, tourism and of course, always, climate. There are always more questions than answers. Last month Minister Jan O'Sullivan dropped something of a bombshell into the debate around our power supplies when she told Westmeath County Council that they had to revise their guidelines on where wind generators can be positioned from over a mile from the nearest home to a few hundred yards. I can understand why she did it. Ireland is a country of very scattered housing, not dense villages of the kind found in other countries, and there aren't many places you can throw a rock without hitting someone's windows. Even with Westmeath recommending cutaway bog as the best place for wind farms a glance at any satellite image shows how many farms and cottages crop up. Living next to a turbine

But who wants to live close to a wind farm with the noise of the turbines and flicker of the blades a constant background? I don't see the Minister snuggling up to one. And how safe are they really for wildlife and human beings? The jury is still out on the dangers to bird life - my statistician's brain doesn't like any of the studies I've seen so far but some species certainly seem to have difficulties with them. As for how they affect human beings, there are even more questions. I'll be honest, I find the sound of the blades, and the sculptural qualities of the structures, beautiful. But that's at a distance. At 300 yards I'm pretty certain I'd change my mind. Nor do I fancy the thought of pylons marching across the countryside bringing the energy from the wind farms to the cities at all attractive. Again, they can be seen as amazing art works, but more often we see them as an interruption between us and the landscape,

and they surely don't do anything to enhance our value as a tourist destination. Another area still up for debate is the impact of the magnetic fields generated by high voltage cables on the internal magnetic fields of the people and animals that live close to them. Of course we can avoid the damage to scenery, and minimise potential health impacts, by burying the cables, but this costs at least twice, and often four times as much, as overground cabling. And when something goes wrong the result can be catastrophic to homes and industry because for various technical reasons it is very hard to find where a cable break has happened underground. So when putting cables underground it is necessary to run a parallel system that can take up the slack if damage occurs. During the Christchurch earthquake the overground cable system largely survived, but the underground system was almost totally destroyed. We still haven't sorted out the problem of wind energy storage either - ideally one has a handy hydroelectric power system close by and when there is a wind power surplus one uses it to build up a head of water that can be used to generate power when it is needed. But we don't have much hydro of that type here in Ireland. Everything on the table

So back to Minister O'Sullivan's bombshell. It really is time to put all the research on health, environmental impacts, real economic costs, the value of public goods such as scenery, and whether wind power really is a good way of generating electricity onto the same very public table where we can all look at it and decide whether we are making decisions for the public good or protecting our individual back yards. We've made enough mistakes in the past - it would be really nice if we did one thing properly.

By Kathy Marsh, Sonairte Green news‌Green news‌Green news‌ Renewable energy has saved Ireland over â‚Ź1 billion in fossil fuel imports in past five years In the past five years renewable energy has saved over â‚Ź1 billion in fossil fuel imports; has reduced CO2 emissions by 12 million tonnes and has not added to consumers’ bills according to Dr Brian Motherway, of the SEAI. Motherway pointed out that Ireland is highly dependent on imported fossil fuels, spending â‚Ź6.5 billion per year on such imports. “This creates risk, and bleeds large amounts of money from the domestic economy. Wind and other renewables will allow us to gain greater energy independence, and massively reduce our carbon emissions as well.â€? “Those who argue that wind is expensive and unnecessary are quite simply wrong. Because Ireland has such a good wind energy resource, we can get cheap clean electricity from it. Making comparisons with other countries about wind effectiveness is not always valid. Ireland has a uniquely strong resource. We have one of the lowest support regimes and wind is not raising electricity prices.â€? Dr Motherway said that good planning is essential. “There are undoubtedly places where wind farms should not be built. That is why we have a transparent and functioning planning process, which has proven itself capable, time and again, of making objective decisions. Dr Motherway was speaking at the publication by SEAI of Renewable Energy in Ireland which shows good progress towards our renewable targets with over 7% of Ireland’s energy demand coming from renewables in 2012 resulting in â‚Ź250 million less expenditure on imported fossil fuels.


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in section 2. These definitions very closely reflect the meanings which have been assigned to those terms in the Department of Education Circular, with the addition of a definition of Down’s Syndrome which though referenced in the Circular has not been defined. Section 2 requires that resource teaching hours, at the level specified in the Table which accompanies the section, shall be delivered by a school to each pupil who suffers from one or more of the 12 types of low incidence disability. Section 3 sets out the short title of the Bill. The Bill will come into effect immediately upon its enactment. Deputy Finian McGrath

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Q: I have been suffering chronic pain in my back, neck and legs since a car crash two years ago. I have been prescribed all sorts of painkillers, some of which help somewhat, although none have gotten rid of the pain entirely. I have had various scans and x-rays, and nothing major has been seen in any of them. My GP eventually sent me to a pain specialist who has prescribed me a medicine called Cymbalta. I have read that Cymbalta is an antidepressant, but I don’t really feel depressed.

A: Pain that has lasted for more that around six months is referred to as chronic pain. When pain continues for a long period of time, after the original cause of the pain (in your case, the damage caused by the car accident) would be expected to have healed, it is regarded as chronic pain. Medicine is moving in the direction of regarding chronic pain as a disease in its own right, although many doctors do not have a high awareness of chronic pain, its causes and treatments. It is great that your GP has referred you to a pain specialist as treating chronic pain can require a high level of expertise. While the causes are poorly understood, it is becoming clearer that chronic pain and depression are closely linked, and treatments for these two conditions can frequently overlap. While Cymbalta (which contains a drug called duloxetine) was originally developed as an anti-depressant, it has become clear that it can also be an effective treatment for chronic pain, even where depression is not a serious issue. Other drugs that can be used to treat chronic pain include some anti-epileptics, and other drugs commonly used for psychiatric problems such as lithium. Non-drug therapy is also beneficial in the treatment of chronic pain and treatments may include physiotherapy, a type of psychotherapy called cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness meditation, hypnosis and lifestyle changes which may be part of a complete occupational therapy regime.

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What causes the Northern Lights? A few weeks ago you may have noticed a lot emit light, which is what we see as northern of talk in the news about the northern lights lights. Different gases (like oxygen and nitroappearing over Ireland. However, you didn’t gen in the air) give rise to different colours. miss much: I checked to see if they could be The northern lights are usually spotted spotted and unfortunately Dublin was covfrom countries in the Arctic Circle, but someered by clouds! That said, our friends in the times a particularly strong display can push northern counties got a bit luckier and manthe auroral oval down further south where aged to see a very strong display of the we can see it from Ireland. During the last northern lights, also known as the aurora solar maximum about 10 or 11 years ago I borealis. managed to see the northern lights faintly We’ve been experiencing more northern from Dublin, so make sure to keep watching lights than usual lately as the Sun has just the skies over the next couple of months! passed its peak in solar activity. This cycle You can get your equipment to scan the lasts 11 years, and when it’s at its maximum, Dublin sky at the Sun experiences more magnetic fluctuations on its surface. These fluctuations cause sunspots, and are also the starting point for solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs). When a CME fires out from the Sun towards Earth, its own magnetic field can sometimes connect with Earth’s, in a manner that makes material from the CME flow down towards our planet’s poles. The charged particles from the CME hit the gas in the air, making them energised. When those atoms lose the energy again, they n Northern Lights as seen from the Space Shuttle (credit: NASA).

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Garden Growing With Gerry Norton Gardeners' favourite season

Some suggestions for work to be done over the next few weeks:

• Keep on top of weeds with small but regular digging • Start getting your veg plot ready but don’t overdo the digging as your back may give in after a (more than likely) sedentary winter • Short amounts of regular tilling and digging is best • Prune bush and shrub roses • Lift and divide overgrown perennials • Bare patches on lawns can be reseeded now • Early potatoes that have been chitted can be put into the ground now • If clipping hedges, be very careful as birds are building their nests • Start feeding fish if you have a pond

Spring is without doubt my favourite time of the year and I think most gardeners and growers would agree. There is a great sense of relief bearing in mind that we have just been through the wettest winter since records began, over one hundred and fifty years ago. Add to that equation the near hurricane force winds which I hated more than the rain. Both factors caused massive destruction throughout the country. Burst into life

Finally, our gardens have burst into life with all kinds of familiar plants emerging to gladden the heart and in only a few weeks we can expect longer evenings as summer time clocks will go forward and millions of us will engage in the twice yearly ritual of manipulating time. My own small spring garden looks wonderful now with Hellebores, Dwarf Narcissus, Cyclamen, Daffodils etc, all in abundance and with other delights

Each tree is a work of art and are all the carefully nurtured work of Andrew J. Murray, of Lusk, North County Dublin. The exhibition runs until the 22nd of April. Mow carefully

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to follow such as Lily of the Valley and Giant Snowdrops. Visiting the 'Bots'

Regular readers will know that I often enjoy a ramble in one of the capital’s jewels, The National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, which is always marvellous and inspiring, particularly at this time of the year, and it is free. The ‘Bots’ is bursting with new life and as you walk through it you can see the wonderful work of the staff, teachers and stu-


dents. If the ‘Bots’ is too far away for you to get to, could I suggest a short walk to your local park as we Dubliners are very fortunate to have beautiful parks in all areas of the city. Amazing exhibition

While on the subject of the ‘Bots’, there is currently an amazing exhibition of Bonsai in the new green house by the car park. Inside you will see dozens of the most stunning bonsai you will ever witness.

As spring gets underway the first thing most gardeners think about is mowing the lawn. I’m surprised by the growth during this awful winter but I guess this is because we had no snow or serious frost. Don’t over-do the first cut. Always set the blades to their highest point and it is also no harm to leave some of the cut grass as mulch. Most readers that grow their veg etc from seed will already have chosen their edibles for this year and will be propagating and planting out in a few weeks. Don’t worry if you haven’t been able to start from seed as the garden centres will soon have the usual small, established plants ready to go into your hopefully well prepared veg plot.

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happened. A friend sent a video of me singing to the online audition without me knowing and I got a call asking me to audition in front of the Judges. I wouldn’t change what happened for the world. Singing to an audience of 19.1 million for the final, on stage with Rihanna, was incredible and a memory I shall never forget. What is the biggest thing you’ve taken from winning the X-Factor? I guess an even bigger drive to chase down my dreams. You have to believe anything is possible. Do you keep in touch with anyone from your time on the X-Factor? Yes. I made lots of friends on the show. Some were contestants and others work behind-the-scenes in the industry. I still keep in touch with lots of them. Dannii Minogue has always been a complete rock.

Both during the show as my mentor and years later as a friend. We’ve stayed in touch and she has always been at the end of a phone or email during the ups and down of it all.

Guitar or singing? I can’t really choose. Do I have to? If forced I’d have to choose singing, but they both go hand in hand for me.

You helped Kian Egan pick his team for The Voice, who do you think are the stand-out contestants? It was such an honour to help out Kian, he is a great guy. All the people he has picked are great and have amazing potential. Jay Boland has an amazing voice and Laura O’Connor has real star potential if she can beat the nerves.

Who are you listening to now? I love love love love love London Grammar. I can’t stop listening to their album. I have a real soft spot for Hannah. Not only is she one of the most incredible vocalists but she is also absolutely gorgeous

The X-Factor or The Voice? Both shows are incredible and the most amazing launch pad for anyone young or old who is looking for their big break in music. You have played lots of festivals which has been your highlight? I absolutely loved playing the Isle Of Wight Festival last year because I was on the same bill as Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, Starsailor and Melanie C, to name a few. It was a real pinch-my-skin moment. I’m looking forward to playing some more great festivals this summer and including some songs from the Porcelain album.

Who are your musical inspirations? The King Of Pop – Michael Jackson is my ultimate inspiration. I has great fun the other day listening to accapella vocal out-takes from his Dangerous album. I also love Eddie Vedder and Peter Gabriel. When you’re not touring or writing music, what are you up to? We are all guilty of not spending enough time with family and friends so this year I’ve been making a huge effort to spend more time with loved ones. I’m feeling so fit and healthy which has left me feeling more sporty. I’m really looking forward to some snowboarding trips later this year with a group of mates, that will be fun. I also bought my first apartment last year, so that’s keeping me busy with renovations and making it feel like home. You are playing Dublin’s Academy April 2nd, what do you like to do when you come to Dublin? I used to drink Guinness but I haven’t touched a drop of alcohol since just after Christmas so that won’t be possible on this trip. I loved watching all the beautiful women, so I guess that will need to take up all my spare time on visits to Ireland in the near future. Yes, I’m still single! After the tour what’s next? I’m working on a few projects at the moment which are all very exciting, but I can’t talk about them just yet. I’m already writing and recording new material however going on tour is a huge pressure but also one of the most rewarding parts of my job. I’m putting in lots of hours to make this the best show possible for everyone and it’ll be great to perform tracks from my latest album (Porcelain) for the first time. Once the rehearsals are over I can really focus on the second part of this year. There could be some trips to the US coming up as I hear Loving You, the duet I did with Melanie C, is receiving a great reaction there. It’s a huge country but I’d love to give things a go over there. Will you be playing any Irish festivals over the summer? I’d love to. I always look forward to stepping on Irish soil. It’s feeing a little like a second home these days. Watch this space! See Matt Cardle live on ‘The Porcelain Tour’ at Belfast Mandela Hall on April 1st and Dublin the Academy on April 2nd. to book tickets. Matt’s album ‘Porcelain’ featuring the hit singles Loving You (with Melanie C), when you were my girl and new single hit My Heart (released March 31st) - is out now!



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South Park: The Stick of Truth is a surprisingly fresh, varied and not to mention absolutely hilarious gaming experience. Be warned though, despite its cute visuals it, much like the TV show, is for adults. Game Reaction: 10/10

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South Park: The Stick of Truth Developer: Obsidian Entertainment Platform: Xbox 360, PS3, PC3 There have been plenty of games based upon the TV series South Park, and while most have been absolutely awful, South Park: The Stick of Truth tries to stay true to the series while also delivering a great RPG experience. You start The Stick of Truth by creating your very own South Park character, and are eventually thrown into the iconic town in Colorado. From here you're free to explore the town, talk to its many foul mouthed inhabitants and pick up loot. The game looks and feels exactly like an episode of the series, but make no mistake- South Park: The Stick of Truth plays like a classic RPG complete with quests, turn based battles and a very, very detailed upgrade system. Out now for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC,

The game focuses on Emmett, a guy who lives the boring and mundane life of a simple Lego construction worker. That is until Wildstyle comes into his life, a girl who believes that Emmett is a Master Builder. Now, with a Lego tyrant planning to glue all Legos together, Emmett must join up with the other Master Builders in a bid to stop him. The story is pretty basic but fun, and ultimately makes for a great set up for a game through its many action set pieces. The formula largely remains the same in The Lego Movie Videogame. Throughout the course of the game the player controls various characters, starting with Emmett himself. Through levels the player needs to solve various puzzles to advance further. These puzzles generally call for Emmett to build, break or fix something. The Lego Movie Videogame is a game for all ages. Kids will love it, parents playing with their kids will share in a wonderful experience together and gamers playing it by themselves will have a lot of fun with it.

Graham Connor's Movie Advice The Dallas Buyers Club HHHHH Directed by Jean Marc Vallee. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner. In 1986 Ron Woodruff is told that he is HIV Positive and has 30 days to live. Encountering a lack of HIV knowledge among his doctors, Woodruff takes his medication into his own hands and begins to treat himself. This is a true story. It is not a melodrama; it is not a blatant puller of heartstrings either. It is a very honest film, McConaughey portraying Woodruff as he was, a drug addicted womaniser. Ordinarily he isn’t a character you can easily like but you certainly do feel sorry for him and that is the true testament of McConaughey as you grow to like him because you understand him. But this isn’t just about McConaughey, he is surrounded by equally talented actors, chief amongst them is Jared Leto, a man who returned from a six year acting hiatus to play a HIV Positive transgender street hustler. He has garnered a lot of awards talk from this role and it is all warranted. The film does lose its way a little towards the end as it confuses what is important; the politics of the story or the human element but it is a small quibble. Dallas Buyers Club deservers to be seen, it is a well-told story that is genuinely affecting. Advice: Must see

Robocop HHHHH Directed by Jose Padulha. Starring Joel Kinnaman, Michael Keaton and Abbie Cornish It is 2028 and Det. Alex Murphy is mortally wounded in the line of duty. Waking up, he is informed that he has become Robocop, a fusion of man and machine. The original Robocop was an ultra violent sci-fi film. This remake attempts to be just that, just without the violence. Surprisingly that doesn’t mean it’s a bad film, it certainly is action-packed but it’s nowhere near as violent as it’s 1987 predecessor. It also attempts to satirise modern society, the power of social media, fear in the home and the struggle between man and machine. One main problem is that Kinnaman’s Robocop isn’t a patch on Peter Weller’s original, he hasn’t got the physical presence but then again, this Robocop is a much trimmer creation and looks like a black coloured ipod. But Kinnaman is a great Robocop, he offers a lot more humanity than Weller could as this version of Robocop knows exactly from the start what has become of him. The cast in this film is universally excellent, Keaton and Samuel L. Jackson expecially. Abbie Cornish adds a lot of depth to the family side of Det. Murphy/Robocop, she illustrates the conflict between man and machine. If I am honest I believe that this is a film that did not need to be made. At the same time I found if quite enjoyable, there are several nods to it’s 1987 predecessor. If you have never seen the original then you’ll probably love it. Advice: May be better on DVD

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To talk of shamanic healing can only be done from the heart. It is a subject as small and strong, powerful and intuitive, as our own hearts. The people who come to me for shamanic healing are people who may have ignored their hearts’ needs, or had to ignore them, and years later, are feeling the consequences. This could be in sadness, depression, feelings of loss or ill health. It could be in the inability to find direction or satisfaction or to move forward in their lives, possibly unable to create relationships or have the babies they desperately desire. Origins of Shamanic Healing

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Shamanic healing is probably as old as how long human beings have been on the planet. Every culture had its own version of it. The shamans I learnt from, the Q’ero, are the last direct descendants of the Inca in Peru, although it is believed their tribe originated from the O'er Apache Snake Clan in Central America. To avoid the Spanish conquistadores’ massacres, the Q’ero retreated high up into the Andes Mountains where the altitude was too much for the marauding Spaniards. There they remained untouched and unspoilt for 500 years until anthropologists ‘found’ them. In fact, the Q’ero’s own prophecies held they were to share their knowledge with the people of the West in the interest of saving Mother Earth. But that is another story. Alberto Villoldo, author of several books including “Shaman, Healer, Sage”, was one such anthropologist. He founded a school of shamanism, The Four Winds Society, and it was with him my training

began. Q’ero healers – shamans - believe that we, everything on the planet, are all spirits, alive and interconnected. We are children of Great Spirit, brother and sister to each other. They believe that at all ill health and suffering comes from the severing of our relationship with the Mother Earth, usually. They talk of plant, animal and mountain spirits when they talk of healing. They sometimes talk of family spirits ‘passed over’, or toxicity from our society - be it incidental such as stress, or intentional such as drink and drug abuse. They call on spirits – mountains, water, animal, plant, Grandmother Moon, Father Sun, Mother Earth – to assist their brother or sister to shed that which ails them. How Healing Happens

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Graham Connor's Movie Advice The Grand Budapest Hotel HHHHH

Directed by Wes Anderson. Starring Ralph Fiennes, Adrien Brody, Saoirse Ronan and Bill Murray. An author recalls a visit to the titular hotel when it was once one of the greatest hotels in Europe and discovers how it changed hands through the years. If you have seen Non-Stop and loved it, chances are that you are going to hate this film. Did you like The Life Aquatic, Rushmore or Moonrise Kingdom? Because this, Wes Anderson’s latest is the best of the bunch. It’s an absolutely bonkers film, one that straddles the fine line between genius and nonsense very carefully. Fiennes has never been as enjoyable in a film before, he really buys into the farcical tone of the film and he’s a true revelation. It has all the Anderson flourishes, the long slow tracking shots, the uber deadpan wit, the intertitles and, of course, Bill Murray. Admittedly the plot is wafer thin but this film is all about looks and it looks amazing. The set design is eclectic, as are the hairstyles and costumes and colours. It’s just bonkers but brilliantly so, full of excellent performances, a film that will make you laugh out loud two days after you’ve seen it. It’s pure brilliant and one of the best looking and most inventive films I have seen in years.







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Non-Stop HHHHH Directed by Jaume Collet-serra. Starring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and Linus Roache Bill Marks is a troubled US Air Marshall. On a transatlantic flight an unseen terrorist demands $150 million dollars otherwise 1 passenger will die every 20 minutes, the problem being that Marks is the number one suspect. If, when watching this film, you feel like it’s all a little familiar it’s probably because Jaume Collet-serra, the same man who directed Unknown, another of Liam Neeson’s surprisingly successful action flicks, directs nonStop. And Neeson’s character is just an unhinged version of Bryan Mills, his character from the Taken series of films. Yawn? Surprisingly not. Now, Non-Stop is not at the Hitchcock level of ingenuity but it is quite clever in places, keeping the tension building nicely for the most part. The film does take a nosedive in the last third, which is a shame, and undoes a lot of both Neeson and Colletserra’s good work. Neeson is rock solid, the gravitas that he lends the role really is the saving of this film; no one else could have played Bill Marks. Julianne Moore is a little wasted to be honest but she does her best to add a bit of depth to her character. If you liked Unknown and Taken then don’t even think about it, just go buy a ticket and see this movie. You’ll love it. It’s an enjoyable but ultimately forgettable film. Advice: May be better on DVD

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A Place in the City The design for this elaborate Victorian residence was drawn up in 1860 by the architect John Skipton Mulvaney. It was for a particular client and because of the number of projects he had in progress it took the architect ten years to complete this ornate dwelling. It included a tower house which has been described as an extremely well-built stone structure of authentic medieval appearance. The first residents at Gortmore were Richard Atkinson and his wife. Richard predeceased his wife by three years and he was buried at St. Nahi's graveyard. As soon as Edward Burke, a wealthy wine and foreign spirit export merchant, took up residence in 1884, he spared no time with his extensive plans for alterations. Traces of Burke’s initials (E.B.) are to be seen on the newel posts of the impressive oak staircase in the stately interior of Gortmore. Other additions and modifications which were introduced during the residency of Burke included billiard and smoking rooms. The idea of introducing the garden

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into the house was a feature of the 19th century, and this was carried out by Burke in the form of the erection of an impressive domed conservatory. Burke’s residence was followed by John Gardiner Nutting, a relative and chairman of the Burke business. Other occupants included such family names as Macready, Sir Joseph Redmond, Hegarty, Dudgeon and LeFroy. Gortmore, with its fifty acres of land was finally sold for £12,000 by Mr. B. St George LeFroy to the

Qrder of Carmelites in March 1944. The name was soon altered from Gortmore to Gort Muire. Its initial function was as a Novitiate, later as a House of Studies in the early 1960s and more recently as a Conference Centre. An extract from 'Dundrum, Stillorgan and Rathfarnham Gateway to the Mountains", with paintings by Olivia Hayes and text by Christopher Ryan. It is published by Cottage Publications and is priced around €22.

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Lesser Known Dubliners William George Nicholas Manley You are not really conquered until the British decide you don't own the land anymore! It's a simplification .. but it was one of the main cause of the Maori War (1845-72). In general it was a hit and run, guerilla war, with few set piece battles and a gradual attrition of the Maori. One of the few outright defeats suffered by the British occurred on April 29, 1864, when troops besieged a Maori hill (Gate Pā) which had been fortified with ramps, palisades, trenches and deep anti-artillery bunkers. With around 1,700 troops attacking an estimated 200-250 lightly-armed Maori warriors the outcome was never in doubt... After a bombardment lasting eight hours, during which an estimated 30 tonnes of shot and shell, troops fought a five minute battle before reporting that the hill was captured and quiet. And then, as further troops advanced from the rear of the hill, heavy fighting broke out again. Such was the confusion that to this day no-one is quite sure what happened - did British troops mistake each other and open fire, or had the Maori force remained largely hidden, waiting for a chance to strike? Thirty-one of the British force died, including 10 officers, while 80 were wounded. Maori losses were not recorded but were lower. During the confusion of battle, as officers fell, a Dublin doctor, assistant-surgeon William Manley,

32, earned the Victoria Cross, the highest British military award. His citation read, in part: "Having volunteered to accompany the storming party into the Pah, he attended on that Officer when he was carried away, mortally wounded, and then volunteered to return, in order to see if he could find any more wounded. It is stated that he was one of the last Officers to leave the Pah." It was reported in the Daily Mail of 24 January 2006, that Manley was awarded the German Iron Cross for tending the wounded during the FrancoPrussian War of 1870-71 - becoming the only recipient of both the VC and the Iron Cross. He also earned himself 18 medals, including the most prestigious medals of France and Afghanistan. In 1878-79 he was in Afghanistan during the Second Anglo-Afghan War, and in 1882 he was in Egypt during the AngloEgyptian War. He was present at the Battle of Tel el-Kebir (the soccer club TEK in Deansgrange is named after it). He turned down the offer of a knighthood from Queen Victoria on the grounds that he couldn't afford the lifestyle. Manley eventually achieved the rank of surgeon general and retired from the army in 1884 with a distinguished service pension. He died on 16 November 1901 in Cheltenham.

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Making History

The early days of Stephen's Green

The history of Stephen's Green goes back to the time of the Crusaders, who, it was said, brought the disease of leprosy from the East. On the site of the Green a lazar (leper) hospital and church were erected, and placed under the care of monks. In the Reformation days hospital, church, and monks were swept away, and the Green remained a public common, the haunt of wild birds, especially snipe, which were attracted by the marshy nature of the land. In 1766 the historian Harris wrote that snipe-shooting was a constant practice in Stephen's Green, although at this time on three sides of the Green stood fine houses occupied by the nobility. Better advantage than feeding snipe

In 1663 the burgesses of the City began to awake to the fact that such a large area as 60 acres might be turned to better advantage than feeding snipe. The Green was therefore parcelled out in lots, and seven years later the further step was taken of enclosing a portion by a thick hedge, outside which ran a deep ditch. Inside the hedge a wide walk was made between two rows of lime trees. Later on a high wall was added. By 1775 it had become a fashionable promenade, especially on Sundays after church, one of the celebrated beauties of Dublin in 1767, Dolly Monroe, was so besieged by admirers that her only chance of getting fresh air was to make the round of Stephen's Green at 6 o'clock am.

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The best cuts of beef for casseroling are rib and shoulder. You can make the casserole and par boil the potatoes in advance, then assemble and reheat when you are ready to eat it. Serves 6.

Ingredients ➽ 750g rib steak, well trimmed & cut into cubes ➽ 2 onions, finely chopped ➽ 1 tablesp. soft dark brown sugar ➽ 200mls stout ➽ Sprigs of thyme ➽ 1 tablesp. good quality wholegrain mustard ➽ A little salt and freshly ground black pepper ➽ 50g mature cheddar cheese, finely grated

➽ 2 tablesp. olive oil ➽ 2 cloves garlic, chopped ➽ 1 tablesp plain flour ➽ 300mls water ➽ 1 tablesp. red wine vinegar ➽ Pinch of ground cloves ➽ 850g large potatoes, peeled

Cooking time: 2 Hours Method: Set oven to Gas Mark 3, 160°C (325°F). Heat a tablespoon oil in a frying pan. Then brown the beef, a few pieces at a time. Remove the meat as it brown to an ovenproof casserole dish. Heat the rest of the oil in the pan then add the onions. Cook for a couple of minutes to soften then add in the garlic. Cook for another minute, be careful not to let the garlic burn. Then stir in the sugar and flour. Add in the stout and water or stock, stirring all the time. Then add a few sprigs of thyme, the red wine vinegar, mustard, ground cloves, a little salt and lots of black pepper. Bring to the boil then pour the sauce over the meat in the casserole dish. Cover with a lid or tin foil and cook in the oven for 1½ hours or until the meat is tender. Meanwhile cook the potatoes in a saucepan of boiling water for 8-10 minutes. Drain well. Slice the potatoes into 1cm rounds and overlap them on top of the beef in the casserole dish. Season with salt and pepper then sprinkle over the cheese. Increase the oven temperature to Gas Mark 6, 200°C (400° F). Place the casserole dish back in the oven and continue to cook until the potatoes are golden and cooked through – approximately 15 minutes. Serve with a selection of root vegetable which have been tossed in a little olive oil and seasoning and roasted along with the casserole for the last 30 minutes. Serving Suggestions: Roasted root vegetables. Nutritional Content: Protein: 36g; Carbohydrates: 36g; Fat: 31g; Iron: 3.3mg; Energy: 576kcal

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