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The Cortina Club of Ireland celebrated the 50th birthday of the iconic Ford Cortina in September. Some 70 Cortina models converged on Roscarbery, West Cork, to display this iconic car.

Produced at the Ford factory in Cork, the Ford Cortina was first launched in Ireland in 1962 and very quickly became a favourite with Irish motorists. With the launch of the Mk III model in 1970, the Cortina began more than a decade as Ireland’s most popular car. It was the top selling model every year for a 10 year period (1972 to 1981 inclusive). “The Cortina is truly an iconic Ford with a great Irish legacy”, said Eddie Murphy, Chairman and Managing Director of Ford Ireland. “For anyone who lived through the 60s and 70s, the Cortina was such a Written common sight on our streets and driveBy Phillip O’Shea ways. It was a car that was loved by motorists across the coun-

A new form of driving licence is to be launched from the 19th of January under a new EU Wide directive. Anyone who applies for their first learner permit or is renewing their driving licence will receive a modern, plastic, credit-card sized version. The new licence will be in a format that is standardised and recognisable throughout the EU. Currently there are different rules and over 110 different models of driving licences within the EU Labour TDs Anne Ferris member states. This creates problems

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try both for its modern new design and its great driving ability.” The Cortina Club of Ireland which has over 100 members around the country was set up in 1995 and gives an opportunity for dedicated enthusiasts to get together, display their cars and share views, technical advice and spare parts. Speaking about his love of the car, Treasurer with the Cortina Club of Ireland, John Noel Cronin of Mallow says: “I used to own a Mark I Cortina in the 1970s and the beauty of the car was that it was so easy to work on. Just about every mechanical part in it unbolts and, with a little confidence, one can turn the saddest of Cortinas into a roadworthy classic.” Originally conceived as a replacement for the Ford Consul in 1962, the car ceased production in 1982 when it was replaced by the Ford Sierra. The car was named after the chic Italian Alpine ski resort, Cortina d’Ampezzo. The Cortina was produced in

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“New driving licence to be phased in from January 2013” Story continued from page one

THE licence will have a microchip in it which will, from January 2014, contain all the information relating to the licence. The microchip will enable the licence to be read by special card readers which will be managed by the RSA and will be available to the Garda Siochana. Applications for a licence or learner permit will continue to be made at the local Motor Tax Office but the facility to provide over-thecounter licences will no longer be available after this date. This is because the new format licence will be produced in a specialist facility, because of the card’s high-level security features, and posted out to the applicant. In addition to the introduction of the new licence, licence delivery will also be centralised when the Road Safety Authority (RSA) becomes the national licensing authority in January. Motor Tax Offices will continue to deliver the service until September; after that,

licences will be delivered by the RSA under the banner of the National Driver Licence Service (NDLS). Following a decision made by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Mr. Leo Varadkar TD, the fees for driving licenses and learner permits will increase from the 1st of January; this fee increase will be the first since 1989. A new driving license or a renewal will cost €55, all learner permits will cost €35 and the over 70’s driving license will remain free. Mr. Noel Brett, CEO, Road Safety Authority said, “among its key benefits are that it is more durable, convenient and less susceptible to fraud, but it will also act as a key road safety tool to keep those who are illegally driving a vehicle off our roads. Centralising the licensing service means that from January, the RSA will now have full responsibility for road safety, driver education, training, testing, licensing and vehicle roadworthiness.”

As all old paper licences are valid for a maximum of 10 years, they will be replaced on a phased basis as they expire; meaning that by 2023, everyone in Ireland should have a new plastic card licence. All other licences will remain valid until their expiry date. Licenses issued from the 19th January will also be subject to changes to licensing rules as part of the EU Directive, the most significant of which is that licences for trucks and buses will now last for five years instead of the current ten years. There are also changes to motorcycle licensing categories. The card can also record your desire to be an organ donor. The licence will contain a certain code that will make medical practitioners aware of your intention. However in keeping with the current legal position your next of kin will be consulted in the event of any decision of this nature.

New Trinity admissions pilot will broaden access LABOUR Party T.D., John Lyons, has welcomed the announcement by Trinity College that it is to pilot a new admissions system for applicants to a selection of its courses next year. “Under this new system, places will be offered, not simply based on Leaving Cert points, but also on their performance compared to other applicants from their school, and on a personal statement outlining why the student believes they are suitable for the place. “I congratulate Trinity College on taking this bold step. As a teacher, I have seen first-hand the negative impact the ‘points race’ can have on a student’s learning experience. This new admission process seeks to offer placements on the basis of natural suitability rather than on a student’s ability to accumulate points across a broad range of subjects. “I also welcome the consideration which will be given to students who perform stronger than pupils from their own school. This change sets to recognise and encourage strong students, and could increase the number of third level students from


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disadvantaged backgrounds. “This change in admissions policy builds on Trinity’s work in promoting third level access from those from under-represented areas and backgrounds through the Trinity Access Programme (TAP). In Ballymun for instance, the successful Trinity Access Programme has strong links with Trinity Comprehensive Secondary School. “Dublin City University also operates a similar programme; the DCU Access Programme, which has been greatly improving access to third level for over 21 years. “Access to education remains one of the key factors to breaking the poverty cycle and the changes pioneered by Trinity College have the potential to change how talent is noticed. As youth unemployment remains stubbornly high - any initiative which seeks to open the door for more people into formal education has to be welcomed. I wish Trinity College well in its efforts and look forward to other institutions following suit.”

Written by Fiona Delaney #CUTFORBIEBER began trending worldwide after Justin Bieber was photographed holding a mysterious cigarette in a hotel room in California on January 2. The young singer was snapped smoking the suspicious cigarette; which looks a lot like a joint, while hanging out with friends. The pictures were leaked a couple of days later and sparked the horrifying #cutforbieber fiasco. After the pictures were released some irresponsible tweeter pranksters set up dummy accounts to start the self-mutilating campaign. @brittanyscrapma tweeted “You stop using drugs and

we’ll stop cutting. You make the world meaningless and we’ve lost hope”. Shortly after #cutforbieber began trending disturbing pictures of alleged Bieber fans covered in blood with slashed wrists or their forearms destroyed with cuts started appearing on the popular social media site Twitter. Some are clearly faked but others are unnervingly realistic which casts a shadow of doubt over weather or not the young bliebers are taking this campaign seriously or as a joke. Even if this ‘campaign’ to stop Bieber from taking drugs is just a sick joke that’s

gone too far it’s still sick and makes a mockery of the real problem people have with self-harm. So far Bieber and his team have ignored the whole thing, but fellow singer and friend Miley Cyrus spoke out tweeting “#cutforbieber? Cutting is NOT something to joke about. There are people who are actually suffering from self-harm, this is so disrespectful.” Self-harm is no laughing matter, many young adults suffer with this addiction and this trend is harmful and unnecessary. We can only hope the people involved will be shut down and the horrifying pictures removed.

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WHILE intruder alarms and CCTV cameras may act as deterrents, they do not prevent burglars from entering our homes and with an average of more than 400 burglaries per week occurring in Dublin and surrounding counties, it means we are experiencing considerably more burglaries than most other European capitals. At this point therefore it makes sense for us to look at what other countries are doing differently to help manage their own home-burglary issues. Throughout most of continental Europe and the UK the term Target Hardening is well known and is given priority over intruder alarms. This means focusing on the physical security i.e. the critical strength and resistance provided by our locks, doors,

windows, and glazing. As we improve the strength of these important elements we harden the security at the main entry points of our homes, and make it more difficult for the burglar to gain entry. Evidence shows that when the criminal has to spend more than a few minutes attempting to open a lock or a door, he will soon move on to find a softer target, of which you can be assured there are hundreds located within the vicinity of your own home. Most of the locks, doors and windows used in Ireland are considered ‘unfit for purpose’ in most other European countries and thieves targeting houses and businesses in Ireland know this. As was pointed out recently on Joe Duffy’s Liveline as many as eight out of ten houses in Ireland contain front, back and patio doors with flawed locks that can be penetrated in seconds and this is a major reason for our burglary epidemic. Therefore the single most important bit of advice I can give you today is to have these locks replaced as soon as possible. Derailing

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Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Synchronised in last years race. Whilst the demise of Synchronised undoubtedly took the shine off the 2012 running, horse racing fans will be hopeful that the recent modifications to Aintree fences will have a positive impact on the post race fatality statistics. The 2013 Grand National betting  market is likely to be the biggest yet, with over £1 Billion set to be traded via online betting alone. Bets. spokesperson Paul Speakman said “I’d hesitate to describe the Grand National as being totally recession-proof but it probably is”.

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Drip-feed of details on property taxes adding to distress of homeowners FIANNA Fáil Seanad Leader & Finance Spokesperson Darragh O’Brien has said the drip-feed of information on the valuation and collection of property taxes is adding to the distress of hardpressed homeowners across the country. Senator O’Brien commented, “Has the Government learned nothing from its failure to communicate with the public during the household charge fiasco? Now, instead of being upfront with householders about how its new property tax will work, the Government is relying on a series of leaks and briefings to the media behind closed doors. “The thousands of families across the country, who are deeply concerned about how

they will pay property taxes on a house they can’t afford as it is, deserve more honesty from this Government. Reports that the value of homes will be dictated by the Revenue Commissioners and that self-assessment could lead to challenges from the taxman only add to the concerns of householders, and raise even more questions about the Government’s property tax plan. “It seems that not only are Fine Gael and Labour intent on taxing the family home while failing to take any meaningful action to tackle the deepening mortgage crisis, they also haven’t learned a thing from the household charge fiasco in terms of the importance of openness and accountability.”

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Jobs figures and strong exchequer returns bring promising start to 2013 LOCAL Fine Gael TD and Minister of State, Brian Hayes has said that the jobs figures released by Enterprise Ireland bring a promising start to 2013. More than 13,600 new jobs were created by Irish exporting companies last year, representing the highest net gain in jobs in 6 years. The latest exchequer returns also show that the State’s finances are continuing to stabilise. “The publication of Enterprise Ireland’s end of year results brought a positive start to 2013, and shows that we are making consistent progress on the jobs front. Irish exporting companies created more than 13,600 new jobs in 2012; a net gain of more than 3,800. That’s the highest net gain since 2006. The end of year exchequer figures brought further encouraging news; they show that tax revenues were ahead of targets last year. “Creating new jobs and bringing our public finances into balance are essential as we tackle our unemployment levels, which remain far too high. The Government has been tasked with completely rebuilding the economy from a broken, failed model, to a sustainable one based on innovation and enterprise. As well as implementing changes to support small, local businesses, we are also determined to help as many companies as possible to expand into

lucrative export markets. “A number of measures have been implemented as part of the Action Plan for Jobs specifically targeted at helping potential exporters. These include a new Potential Exporters Division within Enterprise Ireland, a new Micro Enterprise Division, a scheme to target international entrepreneurs and another to promote greater female entrepreneurship. This was underlined by an aggressive programme of sixteen Ministerial level trade missions targeting new growth markets for Irish companies. “It is significant that 73% of the jobs gains have been located in areas outside the Dublin/ Mid-Eastern Region. After large job losses in the exporting sector in 2008, 2009 and 2010, these results for 2012 mark a significant improvement in this crucial part of the economy. “The Taoiseach recently underlined his determination to keep job creation at the top of the political agenda. A special Cabinet meeting on jobs will be held this month, with a particular focus on small and medium enterprises and the domestic economy. The Government will continue to implement a range of measures aimed specifically at job creation, with this year’s Action Plan for Jobs due to be published shortly.

“Irish companies are proving that they have the capacity and the ambition to expand into new markets. For every one job created in an Enterprise Ireland company, an additional job is created in the domestic economy. New jobs were created last year despite the fact that most export markets were in economic difficulty. The global economy should improve in the

year ahead; representing a major opportunity for Irish companies to further expand in 2013. I am confident that the progress shown by Irish companies over the last 12 months can be improved in the year ahead.”

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FIANNA Fáil Environment Spokesperson Barry Cowen has said it will come as a relief to older people across the country that the Government has been forced into a u-turn on the ‘incredibly cruel’ cut to the Senior Alert Scheme. Deputy Cowen said, “This is an admission by the Government that they made a mistake in slashing funding for a scheme that has helped tens of thousands of older people over the years. “I very much welcome the fact that Minister Phil Hogan has caved into public and political pressure on this matter.  This was an incredibly cruel and potentially dangerous cut, particularly

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ACCORDING to a new survey published by King’s College London, smoking can not only damage your body, but it also damages your brain. The study, which was conducted using a test group of 8000 people over the age of 50 over an eight -year period, included several cognitive tests which required participants to learn new words or name as many animals as they could in one minute. The tests also calculated the cardiovascular risk factor of each participant, which in-turn showed that high blood pressure and being overweight had an impact on brain activity, but neither impacted as strongly as smoking. The cardiovascular risk factor of each participant was calculated using the following information: blood pressure readings which were classified as either normal, borderlinehigh or high; total cholesterol levels which were classified as either optimal, mildly high or high; body mass index (BMI) classified as either normal, overweight or obese; whether or not people were non-smokers (never smoked or ex-smokers) and smokers (current smokers). The final risk scores for each participant were calculated using validated measures and were based on information about age, gender,

blood pressure, blood lipids, diabetes and smoking. Dr. Alex Dregan, one of the leading scientists who was involved in the study, has said: “Cognitive decline becomes more common with ageing and for an increasing number of people interferes with daily functioning and well-being. “We have identified a number of risk factors which could be associated with accelerated cognitive decline, all of which could be modifiable. We need to make people aware of the need to do some lifestyle changes because of the risk of cognitive decline.” The Alzheimer’s Society has released a statement agreeing with the findings in this study, stating that they hope its findings will be wake-up call to smokers. “We all know smoking, a high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and a high BMI [Body Mass Index] is bad for our heart. This research adds to the huge amount of evidence that also suggests they can be bad for our head too. “Eating a balanced diet, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, getting your blood pressure and cholesterol checked and not smoking can all make a difference,” they concluded.

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Trinity College Dublin announces new Professorship - Seamus Heaney Professorship in Irish Writing THE Seamus Heaney Professorship in Irish Writing, named in honour of one of Ireland’s greatest poets and Nobel Laureate, was announced recently by the Provost of Trinity College Dublin, Dr Patrick Prendergast. “This is a significant event in writing in Ireland and internationally. Trinity College Dublin is enhancing its extraordinary literary tradition with this new professorship,” the Provost stated on the occasion of the announcement. The poet, who has a long standing relationship with Trinity, having been an Honorary Fellow since 1998, expressed his delight at his association with the new professorship, which will undoubtedly become one of the most prestigious appointments in Irish academia.

“It was a great honour when Trinity proposed that my name should be associated with the new Professorship in Irish Writing. The gratitude I feel is all the greater because of my high regard for the work being done in Trinity’s School of English, and my friendship over the years with the writers and scholars who have contributed to the study and practice of Irish writing. I greatly appreciate the generosity of the benefactors, which is clearly underpinned by their special interest in poetry,” said Seamus Heaney. The new position was generated by several of Trinity’s major donors, including Dr Mark Pigott, KBE, and Dr Martin Naughton, Chair of Glen Dimplex.   “We are very appreciative of their support and strategic vision in developing this appointment,”

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Pictured: Seamus Heaney and Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast, at the announcement of the Seamus Heaney Professorship in Irish Writing.

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Hubert O’Donoghue, CEO and co-founder of OmniPay, commented: “This announcement is not only great news for OmniPay, but also for the burgeoning payments industry in Ireland. It’s exciting that we are adding more high quality roles into our business and the local industry. OmniPay delivers one of the world’s largest single global payments infrastructure, managing more than a billion payments annually. Each new hire will be joining a business that is perfectly positioned for sustained international growth.”

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Cinema Releases Gangster Squad(2013)

Gangster Squad is a crime film directed by Ruben Fleischer, who also directed the critically acclaimed Zombieland. Gangster Squad follows the LAPD during the 1940’s and 50’s, as they fight to keep the mafia out of Los Angeles. Starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, and Sean Penn, Gangster Squad is definitely going to be one to watch, and is sure to not disappoint. Gangster Squad is now showing in cinemas.

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DVD & BLU RAY Lawless(2012) Lawless is a gangster film based on the historical novel “The Wettest County in the World” by Matt Bondurant and is directed by John Hillcoat (who also directed “The Road”). Lawless stars Shia LaBeouf (Jack Bondurant), Tom Hardy (Forrest Bondurant) and Jason Clarke (Howard Bondurant) as the three ‘indestructible’ Bondurant brothers who run a successful moonshine business in Franklin County, Virginia during Prohibition in the United States. The Bondurant’s moonshine business becomes threatened by a new deputy Charlie Rakes played by the brilliant Guy Pearce, and other authorities who are looking for a cut of the profits. This forces the youngest of the Bondurant brothers Jack( LaBeouf) to step up to the plate with the help of friend Cricket (Dane Dehaan). Shia LaBeouf shows his acting credentials as he holds his own against the likes of Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman. Gary Oldman plays a small but memorable part as gangster Floyd Banner. While Tom Hardy, once again steals the show and is excellent as the older brother Forrest Bondurant. Lawless also stars Jessica Chastain (The Help, The Tree of Life) and Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland, Jane Eyre). Lawless has a stellar cast and is an excellent film, which is enjoyable to watch. If you are a fan of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” which is based during the Prohibition era and focuses on the lives of the rich, you may enjoy the different perspective of bootlegging that Lawless offers. Lawless is rated 18 and is available to rent or buy now.




Django Unchained is a western film, written and directed by Quentin Tarrantino. Django Unchained is set in America before the American Civil War and is based in the Deep South and Old West. Django Unchained follows a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) who is on a mission to rescue his wife (Kerry Washington) from a cruel plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio), with the help of a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz). Samuel L. Jackson also stars. Django Unchained is in cinemas on the 18th of January.

Lincoln(2013) Lincoln is a historical drama directed and produced by Stephen Spielberg. Lincoln follows United States President Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day Lewis) during the final four months of his life .Focusing on President Lincoln’s efforts to have the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution passed by the United States House of Representatives. Lincoln has been nominated for 7 Golden Globe Awards, at this year’s awards ceremony. Lincoln also stars Liam Neeson, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Lincoln is in cinemas on the 25th of January.

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The IFTA 2013 Nominations were announced on the 9th of January with Love/Hate receiving 11 nominations. Actors Robert Sheehan (Darren), Tom Vaughan Lawlor (Nidge) and Charlie Murphy (Siobhan) have all received nominations alongside, Peter Coonan (Fran) and Susan Loughnane (Debbie) for their supporting roles. Other TV nominees include; Game of Thrones, The Borgias, Titanic: Blood and Steel in the Television Drama category. Moone Boy, Mrs Brown’s Boys, The Savage Eye, The Voice of Ireland in the Television Entertainment category. Colin Farrell has been nominated in the Actor Film category for his part as Marty in The Seven Psychopaths. Martin McDonagh; director of The Seven Psychopaths also received a nomination in the Director category. The IFTA ceremony takes place in Dublin on the 9th of February.

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IDA Ireland Client Companies Created 12,722 New Jobs in 2012 IDA Ireland, the Irish Government agency responsible for attracting foreign direct investment, has reported the creation of 12,722 new jobs during 2012. IDA client companies added a total of 6,570 new net jobs, the IDA’s third consecutive year of growth in net employment. Job losses at IDA client companies were the lowest for a decade. In total there were 145 individual investments, with 66 (over 40%) from companies coming to Ireland for the first time. The IDA client base in Ireland now employs 152,785 people, a level last recorded before the global financial crisis began in 2008. Net job creation rose to 6,570 from 5,934 last year. Among the biggest investments were Apple,

PayPal, Northern Trust, EA Games, Fidelity, SAP, Amgen, Mylan, Cisco, Arvato, Allergan and Eli Lilly. A notable feature of 2012 was the wide range of green field investments coming to Ireland, including Clearstream (part of Deutsche Bourse), Hubspot, Dropbox, Nextag, Aspen and Nuance. IDA Ireland has just completed the third year of its five year Horizon 2020 strategy and the latest results put the organisation ahead of target in meeting its goal of creating 62,000 direct jobs by 2014 from 640 new investments. Over the course of the first three years (20102012) IDA has secured 419 investments and has delivered gross job gains of over 36,000.

83 Jobs lost in Ballymount DUBLIN South West TD, Seán Crowe, has expressed his dismay over the loss of 83 jobs in Johnson Brothers in Ballymount. Management in the firm called employees to a meeting and informed them of a “significant development within the company” with new arrangements necessitating the loss of 83 jobs in its warehouse and transport operations. It is now proposed to outsource this work to an external company. Other operations in the company which employ 200 staff are not affected by today’s announcement. Deputy Seán Crowe TD said: “These job losses and the scale of them are a dreadful way to start the New Year for all those workers & their families. “This particular jobs rationalisation process seems to be due to a reduction in the volume of goods transported by the company, and reflects on the poor state of our domestic economy. “While the haulage industry will receive a rebate on diesel from 1 July 2013 under Budget 2013, this particular measure seems to have come too late for many of the workers in Johnston Brothers. “Thankfully 200 staff will be retained by the company, but the loss of 83 jobs

is a significant amount, especially in Dublin South West which is an area experiencing high unemployment. “The government continues to spin that the worst is over and the economy is recovering but there is little sign of that in Dublin South West or in the wider domestic economy, which is continuing to shrink rapidly. “The government needs to invest in stimulus packages which will not only save jobs but also the conditions to create them.”

“When we launched the Action Plan for Jobs last year we set some very ambitious targets for new foreign investment for 2012. On that basis, I am delighted that the results from the IDA confirm that we have surpassed the job creation figures for 2011 and have secured the highest net job creation numbers in a decade.  These investments are a superb vote of confidence in the Irish economy and the Irish people” Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD

Limerick Man Wins Irish Christmas Tree Throwing Championship The fundraising event, which is based on age-old lumberjack traditions and commonplace across Germany and Austria, saw members of the public compete to determine the Irish distance record for throwing a standard 1.5 metre tree. John O’Dea from Cappamore in Co. Limerick secured a new Irish record and the Championship title after he threw a Christmas tree a distance of 10.2 metres, beating fellow competitor Sean Jaffray’s (Scotland) effort by just 0.3 metres. Norah Murphy won the ladies title with her throw of 6.3m, while the Under 12 section was won by Soran Drayas (9.2m) and Aoife O’Gara (7.86 m). All proceeds raised during the contest, which was organised by Ennis Town Council and Clare County Council, went to the Clare Branch of Cystic Fibrosis. According to Joan Tarmey, Environmental Awareness Officer, Clare County Council: “We were delighted with the turnout at the weekend. Competitors hailed from as far afield as Oregan, Ontario, Slovakia, Scotland, Brisbane, and all over Ireland. Disposing of the Christmas tree is often an arduous

task for many so this event allowed people to do so in style.” Kieran McCarthy, Chairperson of the Clare Branch of Cystic Fibrosis commented: “We would like to thank everyone who contributed to our

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Toyota GT86 is TopGear Magazine’s Car of the Year WHEN Toyota set about creating the GT86, the guiding principle was that it should be a car devoted to the pure passion of driving. It’s an ethos that has helped earn the sports coupe worldwide acclaim, and now the honour of being named TopGear magazine’s Car of the Year 2012. In a clean-sweep it was also Jeremy Clarkson’s personal Car of the Year and the TopGear Coupe of the Year. In taking the titles, GT86 confirmed its status as one of the most exciting new models of 2012. More than that, it’s priced to be affordable for many drivers, rather than being an exotic supercar reserved for the ultra-rich. Charlie Turner, TopGear editor, said: This is a fantastic

achievement, for a car to win a TopGear Award is recognition of a truly exceptional vehicle. Only the remarkable are considered for a TopGear Award and this year the GT86 has proved to be the stand-out machine. The award follows on from GT86’s success in the magazine’s Speed Week contest, featured in the August issue, in which it emerged the overall victor against competition from such exotic machinery as the McLaren MP4-12C, Porsche 911 Carrera S and Lotus Exige S. At the time, Oliver Marriage, Motoring Editor, expressed how, although slower, GT86 was more enjoyable to drive than more rapid rivals: “Acceleration

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New ŠKODA logo for the Fabia and the Roomster I​ N keeping with its corporate design as revised in 2011, Czech carmaker ŠKODA is successively changing existing model lines over to its new logo. The Fabia and Roomster will now become the third and fourth ŠKODA models to receive the new logo, the ŠKODA lettering at the rear and the model designation in a the new typeface. The logo appears in several locations both on the outside and inside the cars: on the bonnet, for instance, at the rear, on the wheels’ central covers and or on the wheel trims, respectively, on the steering wheel, the engine covering and on the vehicle key. Another optical innovation in the ŠKODA Fabia and ŠKODA Roomster is the new typeface for the model designation on the boot cover. Engine and additional designations such as TSI, TDI, “GreenLine” or “vRS” will also take the new typeface.

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Dead Space 3 available for Kinect on Xbox 360 DEAD Space™ 3 will be the first big blockbuster launch of 2013, it will be available exclusively on Kinect™ for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The all-new Kinect functionality further immerses players into the Dead Space universe by allowing players to use simple voice commands to help a friend from the onslaught of horrors and thrills that awaits them in this spine-tingling new adventure. Dead Space 3 featuring Kinect will make it easier for co-op partners to give each other health or ammo, find objectives, revive one another and more when the game launches February, 2013. “The voice commands in Dead Space 3 give players a unique way to take down the terror, whether they choose to face the Necromorphs alone in single-player, or alongside a friend with drop-in / drop-out coop,” said Steve Papoutsis, Executive Producer on Dead Space 3 and VP, General Manager of Visceral Games. “Dead Space 3 delivers the action-horror experience our fans have

come to know and love. And with the ability to survive the adventure alone, with a friend, or with Kinect, we’re excited about extending the spine-tingling Dead Space experience to a whole new audience of players.” Winner of more than 15 critic awards at E3 2012 including Best of Show from Game Informer Magazine, Dead Space 3 cuts to the heart of deep space terror. The game is recognized by game critics worldwide for its incredible craftsmanship in horror, action, suspense and sound design. Players will embark on a thrilling ride through space that takes them to a hostile new planet, Tau Volantis. Fortunately, they are not alone this time around. The fully integrated drop-in/ drop-out co-op feature gives players the option to play alone or team-up with a friend anytime. Players that choose to take down the terror together will experience additional story details, side missions and gameplay mechanics only found when playing as John Carver.



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Old foothpaths renewed Driveways old & new Kerbing & Fencing Concrete work Drainage problems

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Foundations Lawn preparation Gutters Cleaned Power Washing Chimney repairs

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WHETHER partying with class or venturing into open seas, The Sims™ has you covered this year with the release of new expansion and stuff packs to add depth, variety and new ways to play with life in The Sims 3 for PC/Mac. The Sims 3 University Life and The Sims 3 Island Paradise Expansion Packs, and an untitled new expansion and a stuff pack are in development and will be available to players in 2013. Also, available on January 22 is The Sims 3 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff, in which playerscan warp their Sims back in time with the hottest fashions, hairstyles and furnishings from decades past. Coming this March, The Sims 3 University Life will give players an opportunity to leave home and attend university, where they will enroll in classes, earn degrees and discover the crazy antics and hijinks that go hand-in-hand with the college lifestyle. From juice-keggers to new social groups, to protests in the quad and young love, there’s much more to university

than time spent in the classroom. Sims will explore an all-new college town filled with new locations to visit such as the bowling alley and SimBurger and discover hidden talents through an array of extra-curricular activities, including spray painting murals, playing games of kicky bag in the quad and so much more! The Sims 3 University Life opens a new chapter for young adult to elder Sims and anyone in between. Once a Sim is enrolled in university, they will pick from one of six majors and work towards earning a degree. From class activities to major-specific objects, The Sims 3 University Life will poise Sims for multiple benefits in their careers, including accelerated pay, higher career entry, new opportunities and more. Dropping anchor this June is The Sims 3 Island Paradise, an expansion pack filled with adventure, exploration and a world of new discoveries set on the sunny shores and beneath the glistening water of a tropical paradise. For the first

time ever, Sims can take the helm of fully customizable houseboats and set sail in search of uncharted islands, create, own and manage resorts or discover what lies beneath the ocean through the new skill-based scuba diving and snorkeling activities. The Sims 3 Island Paradise introduces all new ways to build - whether it’s a lavish five-star resort, a bungalow on the water or a houseboat that can travel the seas. Players can create their own idea of island paradise for their Sims in this new expansion pack and embark on an unforgettable journey. Launching in the autumn is an all-new stuff pack that is filled with clothing and décor inspired by iconic movie themes and settings. Additionally, Sims will finally be able to travel to the future in an all-new expansion pack, currently untitled. More details will be revealed in the coming months, but Sims will certainly have the time of their lives this year with the offerings from The Sims 3.

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January 2013


Kildare Band Release Debut EP for Free Download Written by Reg Youster

ATHY-BASED rock band Tonight We Live have released their high-energy debut E.P., “Forget the Last Year”, as a free digital download at www.   The band have been together for about a year, and have spent that time writing, rehearsing and recording new songs. They describe their sound as “High-energy rock with pop melodies”, and are happy that these songs are a good representation of the style they have developed.   Vocalist and lead guitarist Steve Youster said “We released the E.P. for free download because we wanted to reach as many people as possible

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in the shortest space of time. Feedback from the website and Facebook pages has been exactly what we hoped for.” You can listen to the tracks at the band’s website , where they can also be downloaded in various formats. Visit for more information about the band.  Tonight We Live are a four piece rock band from County Kildare. They are: Stephen Youster on vocals and lead guitar; Conor Fenlon on rhythm guitar and backing vocals; David Youster on Bass, and Mikey Aldridge on drums.

Step-By-Step Guide: Crazy Egg Carton Specs

Find Craftea Parties on Facebook: Email or call Laura 086 3095535 Ali 087 7758547 Web: What you need: Egg Carton Scissors Pipe Cleaners Decorations – paint, glitter, beads, fuzzy balls, feathers – anything you like! Glue or Sellotape

Instructions: 1)

Did you know that the parts of the egg carton which hold each individual egg are called ‘dimples’? Well, the dimples are the parts of the carton which you’ll use make this kooky craft – who’d have ever thought egg cartons could be so exciting!


With an adults help, cut the bottom out of the egg carton and cut around 2 of the dimples from the carton making sure to keep the 2 dimples attached. This part becomes the rims of the glasses


Pierce the middle of each of the dimples with a pencil (there is usually an indent in each holder which will guide you or if not, just aim for the middle!) and then cut out the eye hole big enough to see out of.

4) Cut a small slit into the side of the dimples about 1cm from the bottom and thread a pipe cleaner through each slit. Tie this end back of the pipe cleaner back around itself so the pipe cleaner is securely attached to the dimple. The end of the pipe cleaner is the part which will go around each ear so if you curl the ends so the will stay around your ears. 5) The hilarious part begins when you get creative painting and decorating your crazy specs. You can paint them into frog eyes, decorate them in beads, gems or glitter with some glue or add feathers and fuzzy balls to really make them stand out. Send us a photo of your creations on facebook!!

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Construction Self Catering accommodation on a farm overlooking a Lake in the Burren area. Sleeps 6. Large back Garden, Children’s Pony and play area, Near Fr Ted.s House requested Tea can be arranged. Free use of boat for Fishing. Great location for touring Clare or Galway Contact Gerry 0866095844 or 091 633217

Accountancy A. M. S. Ortus - We offer a financial service for large and small businesses. Our experience and skills will help you save your money and time. Our prices: Full Service (Prepare your papers for books, daily bookkeeping work, Accountancy work, Consultation, Conversation with Revenue Commissioners, Returns). Starts from: Company €250 monthly, Self employers (Not VAT) €50 monthly, Self employers (VAT registered) €75 monthly. For full information call us on 01 4605289 or 086 1645467

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Phone: 087 608 7872 Email: themobilecarpetshop@ is Ireland’s best resource in helping you build your dream home. We have gathered all the information you will need to get your building project off to a great start. Tel: 0579124016

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Food & Dining Fresh Quail Eggs. New health product in Ireland. We deliver free of charge across Ireland. Price: 4 EUR, Tel: 0872249088

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso, 2008, 1.5l, Diesel, Manual, MPV, Gold, 77,249 km, 1 Owner, NCT March 2014, €13,400, Ph: 0862070033

Renault Grand Scenic, 2010, 1.4l, Diesel, Manual, MPV, Silver, 27,359 km, 1 Owner, NCT October 2014, €15,900, Ph: 0862070033

Renault Grans Scenic, 2005, 1.4l, Diesel, Manual, MPV, Silver, 96,561 km, 2 Owners, NCT June 2014, €6,700, Ph: 0862070033

2009, Citroen C4 Grand Picasso, 1.5 Diesel, Automatic, Brown, €15,950. Tel: 086 2070033

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2008,Citroen C4 Grand Picasso, 1.5 Diesel, Automatic, Grey, €12,950. Tel: 086 2070033

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Citroen C4 Grand Picasso, 2007, 1.5l, Diesel, Manual, MPV, Purple, 86,000 km, 2 Owners, NCT March 2013, €11,900, Ph: 0862070033

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Gardening AC Gardening. Grass Cutting, Planting, Hedge Cutting, Weeding, Trees + Shurb Cutting, Plastering Merioc, Maintenance, Painting. Tel: 0877640436

2007, Citroen C4 Grand Picasso, VTR+, 1.6 diesel, auto EGS, 67k mls, f/s/h, 1 owner, €10900, Tel: 0862070033

2007, Volkswagen Golf gti, 2.0 Petrol, Black, Manual, €10450. Locking wheel nuts, Leather upholstery, Air conditioning, 18” light alloy wheels, Alarm remote controlled, Full service history, Warranty. Tel: 01-4519023 or 086 246 3031

Renault Grand Scenic, 2007, 1.4l, Diesel, Manual, MPV, Silver, 111,045 km, 1 Owner, NCT March 2014, €8,900, Ph: 0862070033

2008,Citroen C4 Grand Picasso, 1.5 Diesel, Automatic, Grey, €12,950. Tel: 086 2070033

2008,Citroen C4 Grand Picasso, 1.5 Diesel, Automatic, Grey, €12,950. Tel: 086 2070033

2008,Citroen C4 Grand Picasso, 1.5 Diesel, Automatic, Grey, €12,950. Tel: 086 2070033

2007, Audi Allroad Estate, 2.7 Diesel, Automatic, Silver, €21,450. Park distance control, Leather upholstery, Full service history, Foglights, Bluetooth, Automatic, Air conditioning, Alarm. Tel: 01-4519023 or 086 246 3031

2006 BMW X5 3.0, Diesel Sport Automatic, Black, €18750. Multi function steering wheel, Navigation system, Leather upholstery, Full service history, Climate Control, CD Multichanger, Alloy wheels, Alarm remote controlled. Tel: 01-4519023 or 086 246 3031

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