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€5,000 for your Club or Community Centre “Tallaght Come Dancing” is here and promises to be the biggest thing to hit town since Real Madrid and your Club or Community Centre could win up to €5,000. Each Community Centre or Club in Tallaght is invited to hold their own Come Dancing competition to pick a competing couple, who will then go forward to a special Grand Final and that’s not all!

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lucky couples will then go on to compete in the Grand Final against local well known high profile and business people from Tallaght who have been invited to take part for their own specified Charities. The Grand Final will be held in Citywest Hotel so get your dancing shoes ready. What’s the catch. There is only one! (None of the dancers taking part will have any competitive dancing experience.) It all means a lot of fun and promises to be the experience of a lifetime. This is a wonderful way to keep fit and have a laugh at the same time. All proceeds from the Grand Final will go to The Bubblegum Club which is an Irish registered charity whose mission is to provide extraordinary outings for extraordinary children, many of whom suffer from life threatening illness, long term debilitating illness or are disadvantaged in some other way. The Bubblegum Club provides professional care in a fun environment – giving kids a great boost, but also providing a well-earned break for the parents, family and carers. The Bubblegum Club was founded in 1994 and has now helped over 15,000 children. To find out more about this wonderful charity you can

visit the website www.bubblegumclub.ie Tallaght Express is very proud to be associated with “Tallaght Come Dancing” as one of the sponsors and we will be keeping our readers up to date with the progress of the competition and its dancers through our newspaper and website www.tallaghtexpress.com + our Facebook Page. www.facebook.com/tallaghtexpress. There will also be regular updates on their own website www.tallaghtcomedancing.com, Facebook page www.facebook.com/tallaghtcomedancing as well as Twitter page @tallacomedancin, for the duration of the competition. You can watch with mounting excitement the huge interest and support the competing Dancers will be generating. If you feel you would like to take part in “Tallaght Come Dancing” feel free to contact your local Community Centre or Club or send an email to tallaghtcomedancing@gmail.com

The committee for this event are still open to more sponsorship so if you are a local business and would like to find out more about how your company could be attached please feel free to contact them by email.

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aving actively worked in the charity sector as volunteers for some time now, specifically in the area of family break down; (dealing with many clients, male and female crossing all age groups and family dynamics). There are many things that have come to light and maybe something might resonate with you.

Communication between the sexes Men to men This is a tough one. Men generally talk to each other shoulder to shoulder. There is something different in the way they speak to each other - like another language (this is my opinion as a female!). The hard part is actually getting the men to something - for example a support group, or to participate in a course. The attitude seems to be, I don't need that or there is nothing wrong with me. It's as if anything that is suggested is an attack on them personally - like there is something wrong that needs to be fixed. Sometimes what is being suggested is for the greater good, if you did xxxxx that the outcome would be worth the participation. It takes a lot for a man to express what is going on for him or to express how he really feels. It is generally hidden under a mask of 'manhood'. By the time men are ready to talk it can sometimes be too late.

Women to women It is no secret that women can talk. From a very early age, they are encouraged to get it all out!! But what do they actually talk about? The hidden gem here is that for the most part, unless it is a safe person that the woman knows, they too create a mask to hide behind. Seldom are problems shared in an authentic manner. However, the upshot of this is that women are quicker to seek help from outside sources such as counselling or support groups.

other? There are many people who would say the Venus' and 'mars' philosophy is alive and well still. If space exploration is possible, then why can't we communicate effectively with each other? Is it any wonder that relationships break down so quickly and the fall out of the break up can be catastrophic - especially if there are children involved. We move into a - he said, she said - way of speaking. Not only that, but then we enroll other people around us into the conversation. All of their opinions are taken on board. By now, the dispute is totally out of control with people taking sides. And so the battle lines are drawn. Go back a step. Two children are in the playground a boy and a girl. They both have the same fall. They are both hurt and crying and return to their parents. Take the girl first. She comes back to mammy and is encouraged while being embraced to 'get it all out, that its ok to cry'. The boy arrives back for comfort and is told 'theres no need for those tears, you only had a little fall, stop that now and go and play'. The girl is encouraged to express emotion and the boy is told to squash his. They both feel the same thing. Fast forward to adult life and not much changes.

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o you know who is to responsible for the way society is? Our parents and their parents and their parents and so the cycle continues. So take that forward instead of backward. Our past comes into our futures and we don't even know it. We are all responsible for the way things are and the way they aren't. So when a relationship breaks down, who is responsible? That can be a dirty word. It was all his fault because he did xxx or didn't do yyyyy. The same conversation is had on the other side too, in the opposite direction though. How can you resolve anything if neither party is willing to accept repsonsibility for the part they played in the demise of the relationship? Imagine what it would look like if words like respect, responsibility, accountability and integrity were actually used to their full potential. That would be incredible.

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Men to women How do men and women communicate with each

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EXPRESS LEGAL ADVICE COLUMN With our resident Solicitor

Michelle Cronin. Dear Michelle, I made a will ten years ago, leaving my house and all my money to my only sister. I have no children, but my sister is almost twenty years younger than me and has lived with me since she was a teenager so I regard her almost as daughter. Last year she met a man on the internet and two months ago she moved in with him. I do not think he is suitable for her as he seems to control her every move and more than once he has come to dinner with her at my house smelling of drink even though he was driving her car.

Tallaght Express Now I am nervous about him getting my money should anything happen to me. I am only sixty three and in good health, but both my parents died in their sixties of heart complaints so you never know. What will happen if I change my will and do not leave anything to my sister? I am wondering if I am allowed to do this as she is my only living relative? Is there any way I can make sure she is looked after financially without leaving her money in the will? Mary,(surname withheld) Bancroft, Tallaght.

Dear Mary, Whilst I am sure there is no reason for you to worry about these issues in the immediate future, it is always a good idea to make sure that your affairs are in order on the off chance that something may happen to you. As you said; “you never know�. Making sure that you have a valid and up to date will and or other arrangements in place, such as a trust, takes a huge burden off your surviving family members as well as ensuring that your wishes are carried out in the event of your death. In terms of changing your will to leave out any gifts to you sister, you are fully entitled to do this if you so wish. Unlike a spouse or a child, a sibling has no right to any part of your estate upon your death if they are not mentioned in your will. On the other hand if you do not have a will at all, then as your only surviving relative, your sister would inherit everything you leave behind under intestacy rules so be sure that, if you decide to destroy or revoke your current will, you have a new will drawn up by a Solicitor. With regard to providing for your sister in a manner which will protect any assets left to her from her new partner, there are a number of measures you could take. You could leave her a life estate in the house so that she

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cannot be pressured into selling it. This means that she could live in the house as long as she lives. You would however need to gift the house to another person, referred to by lawyers as a remainderman, who would then take possession of it when she dies. As you mentioned that you have no other relatives, this person would have to be a stranger. Aside from this, the house would not technically be hers in the strict sense and she would find it virtually impossible to use it to a re-mortgage or raise collateral for a loan in the way that an ordinary home owner would, should she ever need to. Obviously I do not know your sister or whatever level of protection you believe her to need but this may be an extreme measure to take if it is based solely on your dislike of her boyfriend. You could also appoint a trustee to manage your estate and give her money as she needs it. One thing you cannot do however is make a gift to her on the condition that she does not marry this man. Such gifts are forbidden under Irish Law and would have the same effect as if you just handed her everything without any restraints or conditions. To be honest, whilst there are several avenues you could take, it would be better for you to have a consultation with a Solicitor in person so that you could be fully advised on all of the options and their potential effects on the administration of your estate. This area of the Law is a little complicated for generalised answers based on the snippets of information I got from your letter and I would be happier to advise you once I was sure you were not making rash decisions based on emotional factors given the far reaching consequences they might present. I would be more than happy to speak with you in person if you call the office to arrange an appointment. Kind regards, Michelle.

Dear Michelle, I had a hernia operation four years ago. Afterwards I took a long time to heal and to be honest I have never fully felt quite right after it. Also I have very often had pains in my stomach in and around the scar site. Six months ago while visiting my nephew in London I took a bad turn and was taken to hospital. The doctor who treated me said that not only had the hernia returned but that the way it had been stitched up the first time had caused a lot of scar tissue to build up and actually made my problem worse. On top of that, the surgeon in Dublin had left pieces of surgical swabs inside me, which explained the pain that I had been left with over the last few years as they were more than likely the source of constant infections. As this happened four years ago, have I run out of time or can I still take a claim against the hospital? Mrs Neary, (Dublin 24)

See next edition for the answer To write to Michelle email michellecronin@mcandcosolicitors.ie or send a letter to Michelle Cronin, Michelle Cronin & Co Solicitors, Kennedy Building, 24 Main Street, Tallaght Village, Dublin 24. TEL: 01 400 00 10

NOTE: Michelle Cronin & Co Solicitors and the Tallaght Express accept no liability for the publication of this or related articles and express that the contents therein are in no way intended to be a full statement of the law and advise accordingly that in all circumstances readers should seek independent legal advice with full disclosure of all surrounding facts and circumstances before relying on any such advice.

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n the 18th of August 2011, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland (MS Ireland) announced a partnership with Dolly Textile Recycling to establish a National Clothing Recycling Initiative which will support people suffering from MS as well as assisting people in developing countries across the globe. Speaking at today’s launch Gay Mitchell presidential candidate offered congratulations to the people responsible and encouraged people to avail of the Ms Ireland Clothes recycling banks. Mr. Stephen Dolly, Managing Director of Dolly Textile Recycling, said that he was “delighted to be involved in this partnership with MS Ireland” and that “utilizing the expertise of the Dolly organization, I am confident that this initiative will bring many benefits to everyone involved”. Mr. Dolly said that distinctive Recycling Banks would be established at convenient locations around the country in the coming weeks and he encouraged everyone to use them on a regular basis. The primary benefit of the program is that MS Ireland will be receiving a contribution from the proceeds of the recycling process. Mr. David Allen, head of corporate services at MS Ireland, said that the extensive experience in waste management and recycling was a key factor in choosing to work with Dolly Textile Recycling. In an economic environment that presented challenges to organizations that rely on public support, Mr. David Allen said that “with the support of the public, this initiative had the potential to add significant resources to support the goals of MS Ireland”. The first Recycling Bank will be installed at the MS Care Centre in 65 Bushy Park Road, Rathgar,Dublin 6 and will be easily identifiable in a bright red colour and will bear the ‘MS Ireland’ logo. Acceptable items for recycling include all textiles (clothing, curtains, towels, etc.) as well as shoes and trainers (in pairs), hats and handbags.

Gay Mitchell, Margaret Maguire, Stephen Dolly, Jason Power, Jacqui Mitchell, Niamh Sweeney and Olga Estridge and Deirdre Eustace pictured at the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland (MS Ireland) Headquarters at 65 Bushy Park Road Rathgar Dublin 6.

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The dynamics include: • Housing/children/each other Who leaves? Who takes the kids? How is money sorted out? What supports are in place for each other? • Court At what point do you go to court? Is it for every dispute to be resolved? Can we do this on our own without the legal profession? • Financial Strains Can we afford to separate? How do we pay for legal services? Where are we going to live? Will we have to sell the house? If you are the one that leaves, where are you going to live? Can you afford to pay for two properties?

When outside services are involved Why are the sexes encouraged to split up to resolve a dispute with other parties getting involved? Why are men often pushed to one side with the focus on women? Well, I guess the answer to that is simple. There are always exceptions, but the vast number of men that we have met actually want to participate in their childs lives. So why can't they? Our research has shown that professionals actually see men as exempt from childcare issues. When they (the professionals) are dealing with families, they ususally address all communication and attention onto the women. Of the men that were interviewed for that particular study: the ones that did have a say, have said that they had to actively challenge the views of the care workers to let them in to what was going on. The women on the other hand, felt that they were isolated and alone and literally left carrying the baby. It seems glaringly obvious that there is a 'missing' link there. For many years, there has been the battle of the men. The debate has been raging about men's rights or the lack of them. There is much opinion on both sides of this divide. Men are deemed to be angry and not worth speaking to as they just become activated. Women seem to have all the power, especially in the case of the 'unmarried' father. When a disagreement gets to Court, the law is tilted towards the woman. The Judge then becomes the referee. Surely, if the conversation is based in equality then there is a firm basis for a judgement on a balanced and equal footing? That is not the case at the moment. Surely this comes back to the communication conversation?

In order to combat this, men and women's rights groups have sprung up all over the country. The women have mobilised . The men were a bit slower. There are groups and splinter groups around the country. The reluctance can be put down to many factors, but basically it comes back to communication. Clarity is needed across the board. There is a group based in Tallaght Village, The Unmarried and Separated Families of Ireland. They have charitable status. The primary focus has always been on fathers and their rights or lack of them. Of recent times, they have taken on this new way of thinking and have challenged their behaviours/idealogy. This involves cross communication with other charities working in this area instead of keeping all of their ideas a 'secret'. The name has changed to embody the new culture of 'healing' a person - and not just handling them as a set of symptoms. Having spoken to many people - clients, legal people, court personnel, other charities (to name but a few) - there seems to be a gaping hole in how we do things in Ireland around this area. What if there was a support system available, that would take approximately a year or less to complete, would be financially affordable, would give techniques to the parties to empower and free them from constraints, would encompass parenting skills along with a support network for the children with the final element being relevant paperwork being done. Whats the catch? Well, the participants have to be willing to be coached and take the coaching. Its not easy to challenge a lifetime of

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learned behaviours and transform them into another way of being. This has actually been tried out and actually works. For the financially minded, the average cost to take a case through to divorce runs somewhere between 20 - 50 thousand euro. The time it takes also varies. There are several people who, even after 22 years of separating, are still bitter, angry and financially worse off - not to mention only finalising their paperwork. This isn't inclusive of everyone. There are many factors at play in this conversation. It doesn't take medical factors or state of mind into account. In order for this programme to work, it is taken as a given that the participants are of sound mind. The person determines their own state of mind. They are in control.

The formula consists of these elements: Initial consultation + coaching based techniques programmes + parenting programme for separated families + support system for the children + relevant paperwork for the finality of the relationship = successful split with both parties in an empowered position with real healing taking place. The cost for such a programme is very attractive with options for every sector of society - especially people in financial difficulty. We are looking for 1000 people to take this on. It will take a year to complete or less - depending onhow the course dates fall. We are taking people from all over the country and will be centering their progress throughout the programme from the office of The Unmarried & Separated Families of Ireland.

It is 1A Main Street, Tallaght Village, Dublin 24.

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Sinn Féin’s Education Spokesperson Deputy Séan Crowe has supported Minister Ruairi Quinn’s call forlower school book prices. Deputy Crowe has been lobbying the minister to force the publishers of schootext books to reduce their prices and stop printing unnecessary revised editions. He said: “Most of the cost of sending a child to school, which according to Barnardo’s is between €350 and €805, is spent on text books. “I welcome Minister Quinn’s efforts but publishers are saying they will only agree to a voluntary code of practice regarding prices and new editions of school books.

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TALLAGHT YOUTH BAND KEEPS GOING AND GROWING Tallaght youth band are heading into a very busy time with some very special events coming up AND they have just returned from The Rose Of Tralee Festival. They also have their own new website www.tallaghtyouthband.com where you can follow the band’s upcoming events. In the coming weeks they have several events coming up the biggest of which is the 9/11 concert. The concert will take place in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght on Sunday September 11th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm and tickets are available for only €10 for adults, €5 for children and children under the age of 4 go free accompanied by an adult.

and they were glad to have an opportunity to pay this tribute to their counterparts in New York. Soprano singer Regina Nathan has kindly agreed to take part also and we hope that this concert will be a fitting and respectful tribute to all those who lost their lives 10 years ago.

We hope to get as many people from Dublin and further afield to attend this event. We will have a representative in attendance from the US embassy and retired FDNY Chief Dan Daly will be the special speaker at our event also.”

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http://youtu.be/yeOTgTu22ro Linda Bennett of Tallaght Youth Band explains. how the 9/11 event came about and why they decided to do this. “Last year our band received an invitation from the mayor of New York to take part in the Veterans Day memorial event this coming November, for the 9/11 10 year commemoration. Our band was invited to represent those who died of Irish descent. We were very proud and humbled to be considered for this great honour. Our members naturally were very excited at the prospect of going to New York so our committee started a big fund raising campaign but unfortunately we were unable in this current economic climate to raise the funds needed for such a big trip. We decided then to go ahead with our own tribute and remembrance concert for 9/11. We invited the Garda Band and Dublin Fire Brigade Pipe and Drum band to take part

Mary Davis Presidential Campaign Is Underway At a meeting in the Maldron Hotel last week, a Dublin South West for Davis committee was formed. Pictured at the Inaugural Dublin South West For Davis meeting are (left to right) Gemma Lakes (Kingswood), Breeda King (OldBawn), Rachel Cullivan (Templeogue), Michael Coghlan (Greenhills), Ken Lawlor (Kilnamanagh), Joan Murphy (Treasurer, Kilnamanagh), Mary Keegan (Chairperson, Fettercairn), Michael Murphy (PRO, Kilnamanagh) and Aoife Keegan (Fettercairn).

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However, sitting in a beer garden of a local restaurant my good humour was short lived when I was infuriated to witness a person blowing cigarette smoke directly into her pet dog’s face while she treated the animal’s discomfort with growing hilarity.

So, next time you light up, remember there are over 4,000 chemicals found in cigarette smoke; forty of which are carcinogens; but if you’re truly an animal lover, isn’t this reason enough for you to quit the habit? If the answer is still no, then please take the following preventative measures: • If you smoke, take it outside • Keep ashtrays clean • Don’t allow others smoke around your pets • Dispose of nicotine gum responsibly

While there’s been plenty of information available regarding the risk of inhaling second hand smoke when it comes to humans, there is now considerable research doing the rounds proving the same applies to domestic, companion pets. I mean, choosing to smoke and causing damage to your own health is one thing; you’re an adult, you’ve got a choice, but smoking around your pets and destroying their health is just plain selfish in my opinion. Our pets have no choice as to whether or not they’re exposed to the harmful effects of second hand smoke and are therefore depending on us, their parents, to look out for their general health and wellbeing. Recent studies carried out in the US have shown there is evidence to believe toxins in second hand smoke can cause allergies and nasal and lung cancers in dogs, malignant lymphoma in cats and respiratory, eye and skin problems in birds. Researchers also believe that cats living in households where there’s a smoker usually get carcinogens in their fur and daily grooming exposes the skin in their mouth to dangerous amounts of this toxin. If that’s not enough, even the smell of smoke can affect your pet, causing him to cough and possibly burn his eyes.

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Birds too can react badly to secondhand smoke and may even develop eye problems as a result of it; not to mention respiratory concerns like coughing and wheezing. And, if you’re a smoker and your bird sits on your hand, Tweety Pie can experience contact dermatitis from the nicotine remains lingering on your fingers. This can cause him to pull out his own feathers. Owners sometimes confuse these reactions with food allergies or even fleas. Other dangerous issues for you to consider are: • Death – can occur when your pet ingests 1 to 5 cigarette butts or from just one cigar butt which contains toxins. • Death – can occur if your pet drinks water that contains cigar or cigarette butts (which can have high concentrations of nicotine). • Death – can occur if your pet ingests nicotine replacement gum and patches.

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Horoscope Aries: Aren’t we the Big Brain this month? Well at least you’ll feel like it. Your intellect may really surprise you. What comes out of your mouth could actually catch those around you by surprise. Profound is the word that comes to mind the strongest. This holiday season should be one of the best you’ve had in some time. There is more than a chance of new romance if single. Rekindled flames for those attached. There will be plenty of cash to cover your celebrating and friends calling from all over the place. Fame and popularity does have its burdens. Enjoy. Taurus: Life will feel so good this month. There is more than just a little chance that your careful planning could win the heart of a new love interest. If not, those in your life will be amazed by your financial prowess. Well done, Taurus! There is something of a warning for you around the 13th to the 15th. If planning a party, make sure your spouse is included at every level. Communication is very important at this time and make sure there are no crossed wires. As you cruise into the holidays you should feel a true sense of accomplishment and self-satisfaction.

Gemini: Your committed partnerships could have you on the run this month. There could be happy surprises and some moments that will have you wondering who put up this wall you just ran into when you weren’t looking, and that is the key

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to the problem. You could wind up being your own worst enemy if not careful. So pay attention. An on-the-job flirtation could enliven your holiday season on the one hand, but cause you some grief on the other. Balance is the key here. Best leave this one alone for about another month. By the last week of September you’ll be feeling very good as you complete any last minute shopping. Shared moments with your partner will take on a special glow.

Cancer: You may feel some pressure from the workplace this month. Chances there are placing new responsibilities on your shoulders. You’re not without the help of the in these Universe endeavors, so forge ahead with faith and confidence. You may be making changes and adding a whole new system to your work environment. Romance is just running after you with a vengeance. If single this could be the best time you may have had in some time. Discretion is important. What a wonderful way to enjoy the holiday season. Leo: Good heavens there are a lot of romantic opportunities for you, both this month and next. These times don’t come along all that often. You’ll need to use you head and choose wisely. There could be a romantic deception coming you’re way that could

sour what appears to be the perfect match around the 13th to 15th, so be on guard. You’ll be doing most of your entertaining at home this month, the perfect opportunity to show-off the digs. As the Sun moves into Capricorn just before Christmas, there could be demands from your employer in one of those last minute seasonal crunch situations. Not to worry, you’ll shine and possibly save the day for not only yourself, but also those around you, making you the Hero of the day. And once again, I caution you about over indulging your desires and appetites.

Virgo: You’ll be facing the holidays with the attitude to make this the best one ever. You may have a tendency to over spend or over decorate the homestead for the season. As if that is possible this time of year. You’ll also be gaining massive support while on the job this month. Matters and plans at hand will surprise you. The triedand-true meets the innovation of the future to please you and your higher-ups. This plays well for you, giving you the credit you deserve for being so forward thinking. You could also receive over the entire month words and letters from those that warm, and at times overwhelm you with affection. Take the time to reciprocate.

Libra: This could be a record-breaking effort in the holiday card department for you this month. You could windup making the postal service very happy with the out- going and incoming amount of mail. The phone will be ringing off the hook. And don’t forget to check that email on a twice a day basis. There are going to be surprises there as well. There is also an interesting aspect for you this month. Someone you care about may be giving you signals that your relationship is coming to a close. Be mindful, but not spiteful about it. By the holidays, life should be back to a happy rhythm and go smoothly without incident. Bring those close to you even closer. Spend as much time together as possible.

Scorpio: Financial concerns dominate this month. Holiday preparations will have to take a backseat to the plans you have in play during this period. There are so many depending on you for your expertise and their happiness is directly tied to the job you do. It will turn out to be the best holiday season you have experienced in sometime, not by what you Delivery free to over 15,000 homes every two weeks

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receive, but by what you give. These actions will go a long way to further your image and you have ample opportunity to break free from a former image that has plagued you unjustly for some time. With Venus and Mars parked the entire month in you First House of Self, you may find that people are drawn to you like a magnet. There will be opportunities to expand your friendship base and make new ones. There is also the possibility of meeting the dream person of your life.

Sagittarius: With the Sun, Pluto and Mercury in your First House of Self, you start this month feeling dynamic and purposeful. Use this to your advantage on the 10th or 11th. Enlightening insights may come from your partner or Committed Other sometime this month. Be ready with an open ear and mind. The holiday season will feel well planned and easy going for you this year. If you’re single, romance could catch up with you around a New Year’s party just when you least expect it.

Capricorn:

September is your downtime period of the year. You probably won’t feel much like shopping or going out of your way for anything until about three days before the 25th. This is OK, as by that time the batteries will be recharged and you’ll be on a roll for the holidays. Also try to avoid overworking yourself this month, which could further lower your vitality and leave you open to a cold or flu. Your friends are at your side this month and may introduce you to someone you could lose your heart to. And wouldn’t that be just the worst way to spend the holidays?

Aquarius: With the coming holidays, you’re in a party mood. Planning, doing, going. Whatever the occasion, you rush to it. Friends champion you into escapades, but just don’t let the fun surprise you in the pocketbook area. If you have a partner or Committed Other, you will probably have a wonderful month together, especially through the holidays. You could find a new creative outlet in your career this month. Something you’ve had on the back burner could get the heat turned up high before the New Year and this will be to your advantage.

Pisces: Your career is getting big kudos from the boss and those around you this month. You may be just a bit surprised on the inside by the attention, though you would never show it outwardly. Point-ofpride. At any rate, there is also a chance for a financial windfall from your labors. If traveling this month, you could meet a new love interest. If not traveling, they may be from a distant land. Exotic and romantic. And as you are such a marshmallow romantically, you could tumble like a felled tree.

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Englishman who gratefully accepts it, removes the top and hefting the bottle in a toast, cries, “May the English and the Irish live forever in peace and harmony!” Still shaky from the wreck, the Englishman takes several hearty swallows, draining a good half of the bottle before handing it back to Paddy. “Eh, no thanks,” says the Irishman, “I think I’ll just wait for the Garda to get here.”

A Texan walks into a pub in Ireland and clears his voice to the crowd of drinkers. He says, “I hear you Irish are a bunch of hard drinkers. I’ll give $500 American dollars to anybody in here who can drink 10 pints of Guinness back-to-back.” The room is quiet, and no one takes up the Texan’s offer. One man even leaves. Thirty minutes later the same gentleman who left shows back up and taps the Texan on the shoulder. “Is your bet still good?” asks the Irishman. The Texan says yes and asks the bartender to line up 10 pints of Guinness. Immediately the Irishman tears into all 10 of the pint glasses, drinking them all back-to-back. The other pub patrons cheer as the Texan sits in amazement. The Texan gives the Irishman the $500 and says, “If ya don’t mind me askin’, where did you go for that 30 minutes you were gone?” The Irishman replies, “Oh… I had to go to the pub down the street to see if I could do it first.”

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Remember the date: Beat 24 Tallaght Stadium Saturday 10th September – 5pm!!! - Beat 24 – Saturday 10th September at 5pm in Tallaght Stadium - Marching Bands Association, Final competition of the season www.irishmarchingbands.org - Run by 2 local bands - Tallaght youth Band & Tallaght Festival Band in association with South Dublin County Council - Marching Bands from all over the country – Tallaght, Athlone, Arklow, Clondalkin, Clonmel. - Price: ONLy €5 per adult and kids go FREE (must be accompanied by an adult) - Fun family evening out

Tallaght will host this year ‘s All Ireland Marching Band Finals Competition in Tallaght Stadium There have been bands in Tallaght for over 3 decades now and they have played a huge part in the community. This is the second year the local bands will work together in organising this event. The prestigious Tallaght Stadium will be filled with musicians and dancers from all over the country. There will be bands from Tallaght, Clondalkin, Arklow, Clonmel, and Athlone to name just a few. This day will also provide the local people of Tallaght, who are not necessarily interested in soccer, with an opportunity to enjoy the amazing facilities in Tallaght Stadium. With fantastic support from Willie Shiels and South Dublin County Council we hope to make this an annual fun filled event that will grow each year for all the community to enjoy. As this is an international competition, we hope to invite bands from all over Europe over the next few years and this will not only make the day even better but will also be a huge boost for tourism and business in the area. Beat 24 will be a fun filled evening for all the family to enjoy. The gates will be open from 4.30pm with the competition itself starting at 5pm. It will be non-stop entertainment under the flood lights! There will be plenty of food available on the evening so you wont have to leave the Stadium!! What can local people coming along expect on the day??? Well each band will put on a display of their show; it could be anything from Mary Poppins to the music of Queen!!! You will just have to wait and see on the day! This will be a great opportunity for anyone thinking of joining a band to come along and see our field shows which is only a small part of what you can expect to do as Delivery free to over 15,000 homes every two weeks

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The two clubs have agreed to complete the deal in January.

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hamrock Rovers had a successful day in the transfer market as it came to an end last Wednesday night, completing the signing of Rohan Ricketts and Jim Paterson.This was after the news that Enda Stevens will be leaving for Aston Villa in January. The signings are a boost for the Hoops ahead of the run in to the end of the Airtricity League season, and the Europa League Groups Stages campaign.

Both players have signed as free agents. Midfielder, Ricketts (28) previously had spells with Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, and Wolverhampton. And defender, Paterson (31) previously played for Dundee, Motherwell and Plymouth Argyle. Commenting on the signings, Hoops boss, Michael O’Neill said: “We’re delighted to have added the two players to our squad, especially given the limited time period we had. “Jim will add great experience having played over 300 games at SPL and Championship level, and can play in a number of positions. “Rohan is a very exciting option and can add a little bit extra in the final third of the pitch. He has also played first team football at the highest level.” Rovers can also confirm that defender, Enda Stevens,

Commenting on the agreement, Stevens said: “I’m delighted that the two clubs have agreed terms and I would like to thank Alex McLeish for placing such faith in me. I have really enjoyed my time at Shamrock Rovers, and with Europa League football along with the run in to the league campaign still ahead, I can’t wait to be part of that before I leave for Aston Villa. “I want to thank the board for everything they have done for me, and the manager, Michael O'Neill, who has been a huge influence on my progress as a player. Shamrock Rovers is a great club and it has been fantastic to be part of such a successful period for the club. I hope we can repeat that before I finish at the end of the year.” Hoops boss, O’Neill said: “This is another mark of how this club is progressing and how well regarded our players are outside of Ireland. Enda deserves great credit for how he has improved his game and placed himself in a position that one of England's biggest clubs wanted to recruit him. “I believe he will do very well, but the great news for us is that he will remain a Shamrock Rovers player until the end of this season. We have a great squad of players and have a lot of hard work between now and the end of the season. Enda being part of that is important for him and the club.”

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SPORT 2011 HSE Community Games National Finals Comes To Successful Conclusion

The final weekend of the HSE Community Games National Finals came to a close as three weekends of sporting and cultural activities were reflected upon with excitement and delight. The children competed with pride for their respective Counties and Provinces. Weather conditions were excellent and helped in the enjoyment and atmosphere of the weekend. Competitors were determined to give their best and many new talents emerged from the vast number taking part in the various team and individual competitions. Killeen and the HSE Community Games set out to break the world record for the number taking part in the 100m sack race. The target to beat was 2095 and while the world record was not broken, it resulted in an evening of fun, excitement and comradeship for all who took part.

Approximately 3,000 children participated in a number of sporting activities with Dublin represented in Athletics Track and Field, Basketball and Camogie. They were supported by over 600 volunteers and organisers, as well as family and friends, who came from all corners of the country to offer their support and encouragement to all of the children participating. Over 200,000 young people from all over Ireland take part in the HSE Community Games qualifiers and finals every year, making it an essential part of the Irish summer, and firmly established in Irish heritage, something that is reflected in the number of participants, volunteers and spectators that get involved every year. Congratulations to all who took part especially those who represented Tallaght and the surrounding area who all did exceptionally well.

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BASKETBALL FIXTuRES RELEASED Reigning Nivea For Men’s SuperLeague champions Killester open their title defence against Belfast Star, while last season’s beaten finalists Bord Gais Neptune have a tough opener against UL Eagles. It is a tricky start to Darren O’Neill’s reign as Head Coach of Killester as Star inflicted a rare defeat on the Dubliners last season courtesy of an 101-82 success. UL Eagles, now coached by former Killester supremo Mark Keenan, open their account away to last season’s surprise package Bord Gais Neptune. The Eagles have bolstered their ranks by signing Irish international and Limerick native Jason Killeen. National Cup champions UCD Marian have a Dublin derby with DCU Saints to negotiate, while Paul Kelleher’s UCC Demons host Moycullen. In the Women’s SuperLeague, holders UL welcome Meteors to the UL Arena, while cup champions DCU Mercy take on Waterford Wildcats. Team Montenotte Hotel Cork have announced that Irish star Niamh Dwyer is returning to the club after a hugely successful spell in the UK and she will be expected to play a big part in her club’s opener against Oblate Dynamos. The Women’s Superleague welcomes a number of new additions with Kildare’s Liffey Celtics hosting Cork’s Brunnell, while Ulster Rockets begin life in the top flight away to Killester. The opening fixtures takes place on weekend beginning September 30th 2011.

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