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BALLYFERMOT CREDITUnion is one of two branchesthat has launched a newMicro-Credit scheme in anaim to curb moneylenders.
The pilot schemelaunched by Tánaiste JoanBurton will be available topeople receiving social welfarepayments. TD for theBallyfermot area MichaelConaghan has welcomed theintroduction of the scheme inwhich loans of up to €2,000will be available at Ballyfermotand Rathfarnham creditunions.
Ballyfermot Credit UnionBranch Manager DeclanDuggan stated they weredelighted to be taking part inthe scheme.
“We are all well aware ofthe penal interest ratescharged by moneylenders,both legal and illegal, in localcommunities. This pilotscheme will highlight that thecredit union is a real option forpeople who are on socialwelfare in our area.”
He continued, “The targetaudience for the scheme arethose who are excluded frommainstream credit. Essentially,the aim is to offer small loansto those using or consideringusing a money lending service.An eligible person can applyfor a loan of between €100 and€2,000.”
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Mr. Duggan added, “TheCentral Bank estimates about360,000 people are usingmoneylending services – nottaking into account unlicensedoperators. Interest charged onloans from moneylenders canbe 290 per cent or even higher.The maximum interest ratewhich credit unions cancharge is 12 per cent (12.68 per
cent APR).”Mr. Duggan concluded
that it would hopefully keeppeople “out of the clutches ofmoney lenders.” If successfulthe scheme will be availablenationwide next year.
Deputy Conaghan(Labour) stated, “The lack ofaccess to low-cost credit forindividuals on low-incomehouseholds has long been acause of concern. This schemewill provide local, easilyaccessible and low-cost loansto those who need them.”
“This, I believe, will easethe financial burden imposedon parents at this time of yearand I would urge members ofthe credit union to avail of thisscheme rather than alternativemoneylenders.”
Ballyfermot andRathfarnham Credit Unionsare part of a group of 30 whoapplied to be included in thePersonal Micro Credit Projectscheme around the country.
Ballyfermot Credit Unioncan be contacted for moreinformation on (01) 6265458.
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10,000 social and affordable houses for South Dublinand homeless crisis inthe County has neverbeen worse.
‘The only solutionto this crisis is to pro-vide people withhomes. This meansthat central govern-ment must start fund-ing large scale socialand affordable hous-ing provided by localauthorities and hous-ing associations.
‘Last Friday SinnFéin launched our re-sponse to the housingcrisis. The 37 page pol-icy document, Better 4Housing, outlinesSinn Féin’s commit-ments on social hous-ing, the private rentalsector and the privatefor purchase market.
‘At the centre ofour proposals is a 15year plan to fund andbuild 100,000 socialand affordable Coun-cil houses across thestate. These houseswould not only meetthe need of those fam-ilies on council wait-ing lists. It would alsoreduce the pressureon the private rentaland first time buyermarkets resulting in
reduced rents andhouse prices.
‘South DublinCounty Council has10% of the state’shousing need. As partof the Sinn Féin planwe believe Govern-ment should fund aprogramme of 10,000social and affordablehouses in the County.
‘Sinn Féin in gov-ernment would ini-tially fund aprogramme of 3,000social and affordablehouses in the County,to be delivered by theCouncil at an approxi-mate cost of €525m.The funding wouldcome directly from theexchequer.
‘Fine Gael andLabour want to fritterthis money away intax cuts for thewealthy. Sinn Féin hasa different set of prior-ities; we want to endthe housing crisis.
‘Additional unitswould also be pro-vided through Hous-ing Associations andfrom private unitspurchased via Part V ofthe planning acts.
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policy also calls fortighter regulation ofthe private rental sec-tor including the link-ing of rents to theConsumer Price Indexand limiting thegrounds on whichlandlords can issueNotices to Quit. Rentcertainty and securityof tenure are vital ifpeople living in theprivate rental sectorare to be properly pro-tected.
‘We are also com-mitting to increasecentral governmentfunding to address thehomeless crisis by€30m and to reform-ing all state supportsfor people living in theprivate rental sector.
‘Sinn Féin’s com-prehensive housingpolicy outlines a fullycosted 15 year plan fortransforming the dys-functional housingsystem into a modernhousing system withprovides all peoplewith good quality, se-cure and affordableaccommodation irre-spective of their in-come.’
SINN Féin CouncillorEoin Ó Broin has saidthat Sinn Féin’s newhousing policy com-mits the party to fund-ing 10,000 social andaffordable housingunits for South DublinCounty Council over15 years with 3,000 of
these being deliveredin the first six years.The document, Better4 Housing, waslaunched by MaryLou McDonald TD,Dessie Ellis TD andCllr Eoin Ó Broin.
Cllr Ó Broin said:‘There are almost
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THE IVEAGH Trust has entered into an agreement withDublin City Council to provide 70 apartments for Senior Cit-izens in Ballyfermot. The social housing body has secured€8.3 million in funding through private finance in partner-ship with the Department of the Environment under the So-cial Housing Leasing Initiative. Annamore Court will beconstructed on the former Canon Troy Court site next to theChapelizod Hill Road. The dated Canon Troy Court apart-ments contained bed-sits not suitable for modern living. Theproject is a welcome development in Ballyfermot and mayhelp to free up homes on the housing waiting list. It is hopedthat the new Annamore Court will be completed by early2017.
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‘Revitalise Clondalkin Village’Sinn Féin CouncillorEoin Ó Broin hascalled for a workinggroup to be estab-lished to revitaliseClondalkin Village.The call was made inlight of the growingnumber of vacantshop units in thearea.
Cllr Ó Broin said:“Clondalkin Village isa vibrant place with astrong sense of com-munity and a hardworking business sec-tor. However it hasbeen hit hard by therecession. A growingnumber of shop unitsin the Village are va-cant. Impendingcommercial develop-
ments in Liffey Valleypose further chal-lenges for the smallbusiness sector in theVillage.
“At this week’sClondalkin AreaCommittee I tabled amotion calling for thecreation of a workinggroup tasked with thejob of revitalising theeconomic life of theVillage. The groupwould be made up ofbusiness people,Council officials,Councillors and otherrelevant stakeholders.
“South DublinCounty Council hasbeen involved with anumber of importantinitiatives supportingsmall businesses inrecent years such asthe business im-provement grant andthe shop front sig-nage initiative.
“However a lotmore could be done,
particularly by coor-dinating the variousstakeholders. Weneed to provide ourmicro businesseswith greater support.
“While the econ-omy is starting togrow the majority ofthat growth is fromthe large export sec-tor. It is crucial thatlocal micro busi-nesses are not left be-hind.
“A working groupfor Clondalkin Villagecould make a realcontribution to therevitalisation of thevillage particularly inthe context of the up-coming Local Eco-nomic and SocialPlan. However toachieve this, a dedi-cated focus on ourvillage is urgently re-quired.”
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The IGB stadiaoffer in excess of4,000 restaurantseats weekly, makingthem one of thelargest membersunder The Restau-rants Association ofIreland (RAI) um-brella. Other IGBVenues can be foundin all major Irishtowns and cities in-cluding Cork, Gal-way, Limerick,Mullingar, New-bridge, Tralee andWaterford.
Restaurants inthe IGB Stadia areoperated by Events &Hospitality Services(EHS), the cateringarm of the Irish Grey-
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Philip Peake,Head of EHS, said “Isee membership ofthe RAI as a key de-velopment for Grey-hound Stadianationwide. We arejust beginning thebusiest period of theyear, where we willcater for an esti-mated 28,000 peoplein our restaurantsduring the ChristmasParty season, how-
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The Moving CribTHE Moving Crib, inthe heart of DublinCity, 42 ParnellSquare, has been en-tertaining childrenfor almost sixdecades. This Christ-mas sees the unveil-
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craftsmen, one ofwhom made some ofthe original Cribscenes in 1956!
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five 3D animatedcharacters, Ninetymetres of wood pan-elling, Forty five me-tres of animatedwalkway, Eighteendifferent scenes, allgo to ensure this cityattraction is acharming one for allthe family. Virtuallyevery character inthe scenes is a mov-ing one – And manyhistorical fables areportrayed, one ofwhich got the over-haul in 2015 is atwenty foot ‘ Noah’sArk’, complete with aplethora of fourlegged friends – Sothis Dublin land-mark is as captivat-ing today as it waswhen it first openedits doors.
St. Martin Apos-tolate Oratory andShop have also beenlovingly renovatedand both now sit to-gether at groundfloor level makingthese bright, spa-cious areas more ac-cessible foreverybody whetheryour visiting for oneof our two dailymasses or justbrowsing.
‘We were con-scious that familiesare always lookingfor a different Christ-mas experience andwe listened to whatvisitors said last yearabout the MovingCrib. We combinedold world charmwith educationaltools and animationto cater for all audi-ences visiting Dublinthis December’ saidDarragh Murphy -
who was in chargeof the project.
During the reno-vation and extensionwe rediscovered aMini Ark that hadbeen donated to St.
Martin Apostolate inthe early 70’s. Thisminature Ark waslovingly handcraftedtogether with about100 individualwooden animalscirca 1850. This Ark isnow proudly dis-played in our MovingCrib.
‘A number of theoriginal craftsmenare still with us andthey were delightedto be asked to assistwith the redesign ofthe Moving Crib afterall these years’ Headded.
The Moving Cribis an historical andentertaining experi-ence, that winds itsway downstairs inthe stunning Geor-gian building at 42Parnell Square. Oncedownstairs, you aregreeted with a mon-tage of many histori-cal / fun stories,including Noah’sArk, The Wise Menand many more,which are sure to en-gage your little oneson the journeythrough to the Cribitself. These scenesalong with manymore, competitions,an illusion wall and alittle touch of magicare all sure to engageyour little ones ontheir journeythrough to the Crib.
Don’t forget tovisit ‘Fred The HeroDog’ (our stuffedDog). He is pur-ported to have savedthe lives of threepeople by diving intothe River Liffey torescue them fromdrowning. He de-serves a place in his-tory.
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Dublin firms say traffic congestion hurting businessAround three out offive (57%) Dublincompanies say thattraffic congestion ishaving an increasingimpact on their busi-ness, according to asurvey by DublinChamber of Com-merce.
Dublin Chamberasked companieswhether the negativeimpact of congestionhad increased overthe past year. 57% ofrespondents statedthat the indirectcosts of congestionhad increased, while
41% noted no differ-ence.
The Chambersurvey was carriedout in the first twoweeks of Novemberand answered by 303respondents.
The findings in-dicate that many
Dublin businessesare having to changethe way in whichthey operate in orderto combat the effectsof congestion.
A number ofcompanies indicatedthat they have had tobecome much moreflexible with employ-ees in terms of start-ing times. Asignificant numberare allowing staff towork more fromhome, while otherssaid that they havehad to increase tech-nology spend toallow people to workremotely.
More drastic ac-tion is also beingtaken with one firmadmitting to havingmoved their businessfrom the city centreto outside the M50.Another companysaid they had movedfrom the city centreto a business park inthe suburbs, whichhas resulted in staffmembers reducingcommute times byone hour per day.
According toDublin ChamberCEO Gina Quin: "Theresults of the surveyshow that significantunder-investment intransport infrastruc-ture over recentyears is now comingback to bite us. Ourtransport system isconsiderably behindwhere it needs to be.We are not spendingenough on newtransport infrastruc-ture. Currently we'respending €150m perannum, but we needto triple that invest-ment to bring ourper capita spend intoline with cities like
Manchester andLondon - cities weare competing withfor FDI and jobs.When an FDI com-pany is consideringwhere to locate, oneof the biggest con-siderations is qualityof life for staff. Peo-ple don't want towork and live in acity where they areforced to spendhours commutingevery day."
Dublin Chamberhas warned that thecombination of con-tinued economicgrowth and an ever-increasing popula-tion means thatcongestion in thecity is only going toget worse.
Ms Quin said:"The Governmenthas acknowledgedthe problem of con-gestion and the alsothe need to invest.The plans put for-ward under the re-cently-announcedCapital Plan, andmooted in the NTA'sGreater Dublin AreaTransport Strategy,are welcome and willgo some way to ad-dressing congestionissues - if they arebuilt. Plans on paperare one thing, but theGovernment mustnow set aside fund-ing to bring the plansoff of the page andinto reality."
The Chamberhas urged the Gov-ernment and theNTA to find a way todeliver Metro Northquicker than the pro-posed finish date of2026.
Ms Quin added:"A rail link betweenSwords and the city
centre is urgentlyneeded given theprojected populationgrowth for NorthCounty Dublin overthe next 20 years. Wealso need clarity onwhen the Dart Un-derground will bedelivered. These two
projects are ulti-mately the missinglink in terms of creat-ing an integrated railservice that will serv-ice the future needsof the Greater DublinArea and beyond.When it comes totransport, it is time
that we startedfavouring more am-bitious, integrated,long-term solutions.We must also beequally as ambitiousin terms of howquickly such solu-tions are built."
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Ardagh tackles domestic violence as Gardaí go untrainedPOORLY TRAINEDGardaí, and chaoticGarda management,are adding to thetrauma of those suf-fering domestic vio-lence, Local News haslearned.
And now an entiregeneration of officershave gone throughTemplemore withoutthe specialist trainingthat, up to 2010, wasoffered to them byWomen’s Aid andother advocategroups.
This has ledyounger, less experi-enced Gardaí to botchor even dismiss casesof domestic abuse —as in one case re-ported elsewhere inthis edition. In that in-stance, a dark-skinnedNigerian woman wastold by a young Gardathat bruising on skinof her colour was “un-detectable”, and thatshe therefore had “didnot have a case” thatcould proceed tocourt. (She took inde-
pendent advice andthe case went ahead.)
A senior femaleGarda who specialisesin the area describesthe local Garda’s com-ments about bruiseson black skin as“crazy”:
“He should neversay such a thing andnever act in such away,” the police-woman said. She saidshe regarded such un-professional treat-ment as seriousenough to report to
the Garda Ombuds-man. But she insistedthat, procedurally, thelocal Station is theproper first port of call— notwithstandingthe uneven level oftraining or skill ofwhatever Garda a vic-tim may find there.
Fortunately, suchignorance may now betackled as the govern-ment has finally re-versed the trainingcuts instituted fiveyears ago. Women’sAid currently report a
steady trickle of youngTemplemore recruitsreporting to theirDublin office.
“However thereare now hundreds ofGardaí out there whodid not receive anytraining in handlingreports of domestic orsexual violence,” theWomen’s Aid counsel-lor told Local News.
Meanwhile, ameeting convened byCllr Catherine Ardagh(FF, Crumlin-Kim-mage) heard from the
City Counsellor andsolicitor that domesticviolence against menwas a growing prob-lem:
“I am hearing thisall the time, and I ambeginning to suspectthat it is a much biggerissue than peopleimagine,” Ardagh toldLocal News.
At a meeting or-ganised by Cllr Ardaghin the St John BoscoYouth Centre lastweek, attendees heardabout the supportsavailable to those whohad suffered crimes ofviolence, particularlydomestic violence.Ardagh insists thatmale victims have“just as much right” tosupport and redress asany other victims.
“I am also keenthat we highlight psy-chological violenceand bullying: manymen are the silent vic-tims of this kind oftreatment, and themeeting is designed tolet them know they arenot alone.”
However, LocalNews inquiries priorto the meeting re-vealed that Garda ef-forts to tacklebullying, domestic vi-olence and sexualcrime continue to beundermined — by thetraining cuts alreadymentioned, and byproblems in Gardamanagement and cul-ture. We found that:
• Gardaí in thePress Office, in Har-court Square, in Tem-plemore and inspecialist victims’units continue to refer
victims to an officethat no longer exists,i.e., the Domestic Vio-lence and Sexual As-sault Unit (DVSA).
• No contact num-bers for this unit or itsreplacement, theGarda National Pro-tection Services Bu-reau (GNPSB),appears in the Gardawebsite, and no effortwas made to publicisethe GNPSB when it re-placed the DVSA Unita few months ago.(The GNPSB mustalso tackle other du-ties too, thus losingthe specialist focus ofthe old DVSA.)
• Any woman ap-proaching the GNPSBwill be turned away,and told to go to herlocal Garda station:“We are here to advise
and to refer, not to in-vestigate,” a GNPSBofficer told LocalNews
• Women’s Aidconfirmed Local Newsfindings that a womantaking such advice —going to her local Gar-daí — will be treatedwith “very variable”degrees of profession-alism: “It really de-pends on whether theGarda who deals withher has been trainedor not, and many havenot been.” In somecases, she said, thevictim might find hercase mishandled or, asin the above case, dis-missed.
Anyone who hasbeen the victim of do-mestic violence cancontact Women’s Aidon 1800 341 900.
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Last Saturday Ant tArd Mheara, Críona Ni Dhalaigh & Cllr. Daithí Doolan hosted an eveningof Christmas celebration in the Mansion House for Ballyfermot Senior Citizen Forum. Agreat night of storey, song and comedy was had by all. Wishing all the senior citizens an veryhappy & safe Christmas.
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100 jobs in City West”Local TD and Minister for Justice and Equality, FrancesFitzgerald has welcomed the announcement by digitalcommunications provider Neopost of 100 jobs in CityWest. This €15 million investment follows a new jointventure with French mail services company Esker, es-tablishing Irish-based Neotouch Cloud Solutions Ltd.Speaking about the announcement, Fitzgerald said “Iam delighted that Neopost has announced plans for a€15million investment, creating 100 jobs in their newEuropean operations centre in Citywest. The 100 newemployees will be recruited in roles including man-agement, finance, IT, telesales and administration.“This is very good news for City West and the sur-rounding areas, including Saggart, Clondalkin, Rath-coole, Newcastle. These are highly skilled jobs across arange of disciplines. This announcement reinforces themomentum of economic recovery, highlighting thefaith International job-creating companies have in theour talented workforce. “Behind every new job is a per-son or family benefitting in their own lives from thewider recovery. This is a crucial step in ensuring everyfamily and every household benefits from renewedprosperity and opportunity. “Since the establishmentof the Action Plan for Jobs in 2012 over 1000 job-cre-ation measures have been delivered. Local unemploy-ment has decreased by 14% since October 2014 andthrough determined implementation of Governmentstrategy, we aim to continue to create thousands ofnew jobs targeting full employment by 2018. “This in-vestment in City West is great news for the area. I wishthe team at Neopost the best in their venture over thecoming months.”
Schools get boost in new capital plan12 major school in-vestment projects inDublin MidWest have beengiven the green lightby the new School
Buildings Plan an-nounced today.
Welcoming thenews, Joanna TuffyTD said: “I am ex-tremely pleased that
Dublin Mid West hasfeatured so stronglyin the much-antici-pated School CapitalPlan today, and thatMinister Jan O'Sulli-
van has prioritised anumber of criticalprojects.
"As a localLabour TD, I havebeen tirelessly work-ing with Minister O'-Sullivan on behalf ofschools in the com-munity, highlightingthe need for greaterinvestment and bet-ter education infra-structure for DublinMid West which hassuch a high propor-tion of children ofschool going age.Therefore I'm glad tosee good newsemerge for the local-ity today because Iknow it will vastlybenefit the commu-nity. This follows thecompletion andopening of severalnew schools and ex-tensions in the con-stituency under the2011 to 2015 SchoolBuilding Pro-gramme. I commendthe local school Prin-cipals, staff, parentsand Boards of Man-agement who haveworked hard to getthese extensions andbuildings for theirpupils.
The 12 Schoolsinclude the DivineMercy Junior andSenior NationalSchools as well as St.Thomas Junior Na-tional School inEsker and Scoil Aine
Senior NationalSchool in Esker. Pre-fabs in those fourschools will be re-placed by permanentschool buildings andall of these buildingprojects will Proceedto Construction in2016. Gaelscoil NaCamoige in Clon-dalkin gets the goahead for a perma-nent school buildingwith it proceeding toconstruction in 2017under the pro-gramme. The HolyFamily CommunityCollege in Rathcooleis to get an extensionand this will proceedto construction in2016.
"Not only will theimprovements toschool buildingsbenefit local pupilsby ensuring they areeducated in modernschool buildings butit will also benefit thelocal constructionindustry.
"Despite the ob-vious financial chal-lenges of the last fewyears, Labour in Gov-ernment have deliv-ered the largest everschool investmentprogramme in thehistory of the State,and I am pleasedthat Dublin Mid Westis benefitting in a sig-nificant way fromthat."
SUSPENSION OF PAY PARKING IS DECLINED FOR LUCAN
COUNCILLOR FOR Lucan Ed O’Brien put forward a motion for the suspension of park-ing charges in Lucan Village during the Christmas Period. The proposal which was putforward on November 24 has been rejected. Cllr. O’Brien proposed that all parkingcharges be suspended for the month of December. This was to encourage local tradein the run up to Christmas. He was contacted by several local businesses to see if any-thing could be done. Cllr. O’Brien stated, "I thought anything that could make a smallimprovement for retailers in the village. In the run-up to Christmas, some retailers willdo half of their yearly takings.” A spokesperson for South Dublin County Council stated,“It is not proposed to suspend the parking charges in Lucan as requested. This meas-ure would be unfair in relation to the remainder of the county.” Local independentCouncillor Paul Gogarty told Local news “Council management felt it was too late toimplement and would be costly. There is also the case that it could lead to an increasein traffic due to places being taken up by park and rides and after pub parking.” “Whatmight have made sense was an extension of the free parking to one hour.” He con-cluded that this may be an option for next year.
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A DEATH is something that will affect a number offamilies during the coming festive season. To suffer theloss of a loved one at any time is hard, but it is morepoignant and particularly hard for people when it oc-curs over the Christmas Season.
Brian McElroy has been a local Funeral Director formany years now and he is experienced and in tune withthe feelings and concerns a person organising a funeralexperiences at this delicate time.
Brian feels 'It is an honour to be able to serve a familystruck by a bereavement'
'I treat every family as if it was my own and alwaysstrive to exceed the expectations people have of us'
' We have a team of experienced professional FuneralDirectors, who are available for consultation anytimeto compassionately care for families at what is probablythe most difficult and stressful time of their lives.Throughout the Christmas period, we will have peopleavailable to help families.'
Of course people organising theburial of a loved one want thebest for them but finances maybe a difficulty. 'Due to thelarge number of familieswho entrust me with thecare of their loved ones,I am able to keepcosts down asmuch as possi-ble. This allowsus to providethe higheststandards at atailored priceto suit every as-piration andbudget,' saysBrian.
Brian McElroy Funeral Directors have two
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available for families to gather over this
Here in the homes they have used only the
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able in our 'homes'.
Over the years Brian and his staff haveearned a reputation for honesty and a gen-uine true concern for those they serve and ithas been a hallmark of Brian's since he en-tered this profession at the tender age of
fourteen. It is this attitude that also helps Brian and his col-leagues look to the future in order that 'He can provide
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'True sympathy expresses itself through sin-cere service'
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Never has thisbeen truer, and thisyear the area hasgeared up for Christ-mas, right on time,and many stores theand the Liberty Mar-ket are now openSundays coming upto Christmas. Whydon’t you pop downto the area to dis-cover for yourself therange of shops, thevalue, and rediscoverthe fun of shoppingamong local people?
In the last fewweeks there has beena dramatic improve-ment in shops capealong Meath Street,with the opening fthe new purposebuilt Bull Ring mar-ket, with over 35stalls and bargains.Catherine’s Cafe isjust about to openwith its home pro-duced Irish food andpastries and breadsfrom its in housebakery. Catherine’sCafe has been a com-plete new build tothe highest safetyand hygiene stan-dards and is servingbreakfasts from early.
My wife tells meof the value in ShoeNews, on MeathStreet,
where only re-cently she showedme the boots she hadbought there werealso on sale down-town for a muchhigher price.
C & N meats atthe top of MeathStreet has this year awide range of offersfor different sizeturkeys and hams.There is a price tosuit whatever num-ber you will have forChristmas all at greatprices.
The well dressed
man at Christmas al-ways went to Jas Fa-gana and JohnLaurence or his othershop Black Bow, allon Thomas Street,and this year youhave to visit for thegreat value they havein suits, some justclearing to makeroom for Commun-ion stock in January.
For entertain-ment you won’t beatthe Liberties pubs,whether its cabaretand special enter-tainment nights atKennedys, live musicand craic in TheClock or The Lamp-lighter at the bottomof Meath Streetwhere you will enjoya warm welcomeamong the locals.
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HAVING turned pro-fessional as a singerjust 4 years ago TomCole jr has forged outa very nice niche forhimself on the cabaretscene in Dublin withhis unique style ofswing, combined withhis distinctive vocaltones. Tom Jr endeav-ours to keep alive thetimeless songs fromthe golden age ofswing and the greatAmerican song book.
He surroundshimself with the verybest of top seasonedmusicians who em-bellish his unique per-forming style andstage presence.
Cole doesn't stopthere. He also presenta 4 hour radio show onDublin's Sunshine106.8 on Sundaynights from 8pm tillmidnight.
Here he includestimeless music givento the world by suchmusical great as Sina-tra, Tony Bennett,Bobby Darin, DeanMartin, Sammy Davis,Ella Fitzgerald, NatKing Cole, Louis Arm-strong and BingCrosby to mention buta few. If you are luckyenough to have yourtickets booked youcan get a slice of TomCole jr who performsalongside the band,Streetwise at his
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After Christmas,you can enjoy Tom’sBrat Pack Show onNewYears Day at Tom
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Jack and Stephen Teeling hosted an evening for local people at their premises recently. Oscar winning Brenda Flicker was a visitor and she performed theturning on of the Christmas Tree lights at the Whiskey Distillery. Locals were treated to hot chocolate, hot whiskeys and mulled hot wine.
Visitors also received a complimentary box of whiskey chocolates and a free visitor pass for a date of their choosing.
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JOAN COLLINS AND CLARE DALYHOST PUBLIC MEETING ON RIGHT
2 CHANGE IN DUBLIN SOUTH CENTRAL
Over 100 people attended a very lively public meetingin the Iveagh Grounds last night. Joan Collins TD andClare Daly TD were the platform speakers. They ex-plained the Right 2 Change campaign was an impor-tant initiative which would hopefully help to maximisethe anti-water charges vote in the general election dueearly next year. This was important to maintain the po-litical pressure on whatever new government comesinto office after the election.
Equally important was the fact that the Right2Changeinitiative represented a broadening out of the anti-water charges campaign to take in issues like housing,the state of our health services, education, decent jobsand working conditions and outlined an alternative toausterity and a different way of managing the econ-omy to meet the needs of working people.
Both TDs stressed that while Right2 Change was astart, it was by no means the finished article. In theirview the task was to build a new movement, wherebyworking people would organise to represent workingpeople and which would be broad and democratic.None of the existing parties claiming to representworking people meet these criteria.
The trade unions and community campaigns inRight2Water will play the key role in developing thisnew movement.
Irish Supreme Court may collapse EUREMEMBER whenthe Irish voted the“wrong” way on thefirst Lisbon Treaty ref-erendum, way backin 2008? Naturally, anobedient YES votewould have been leftunchallenged, but aswe voted NO, we weregiven the chance to
correct our electoralerror the followingyear.
We duly votedYES to Lisbon II in2009. Now, a publicinterest petition, firstfiled in 2009, mayhave the effect of in-validating the second,YES result — and de-
stroying the legalbasis for both theEuro and the EU.
Just three weeksago the SupremeCourt ruled that theState had a case toanswer for, effec-tively, rejecting thecitizens’ verdict onLisbon I in 2008, and
running the referen-dum again the follow-ing year.
Interestingly, theState at that time didnot bother to file anyresponse, or even tomake a court appear-ance. Now, the jus-tices of the SupremeCourt has ordered theState to compile andhand over masses ofdocuments relatingto its decision to holda second referenduma year after the first.And the Oireachtaswas given only threeweeks to do so. Theofficial deadline isMonday, December14, just a few daysafter this edition ispublished, not muchwriggle room.
A contributor toBlagaroon, the influ-ential politicalblogspot, believe thatthe Surpreme Court’sdemands may becausing panic in Gov-ernment and EU cir-
cles:“This is a pro-
found shock to an ar-rogant Statebureaucracy whichhas consistently ig-nored concerns forcitizens’ rights in thecontinuous powergrabs by the Brusselsdictatorship in vari-ous treaties culminat-ing in the LisbonTreaty.”
Blagaroon pointsout that Lisbon II isnow the “basic legaldocument of the EU”.
“If the Irish Treatyreferendum is ruledvoid, the legal basis ofthe entire EU ceasesto exist and the Euroceases to exist as alegal currency ac-cording to legal opin-ion here.”
Local News willkeep you informed asto the reaction of theSupreme Court to theState’s submissions.
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KIERAN FITZPATRICKadvises in his regular column onhow to achieve your goals.
Helping yourself and others cope withChristmasIN THE LAST issue of Local News I talked aboutChristmas fast approaching. I mentioned howit is held at this time of year because even thepagans had festivals at this time of year to cele-brate the end of the shortening days. Thus wehave a phenomenon such as Newgrange wherean ancient civilisation could calculate and cel-ebrate the winter solstice.
You can see why even the ancients neededsomething to brighten up the long dreary win-ter. Can you imagine how dreary and miserablea long winter would be without having Christ-mas to look forward to, to brighten up this timeof year? All of the colour and lights are tobrighten up these dark days.
But still it is at Christmas time when somepeople feel most hopeless, sad, helpless andlonely. Again I will give the six digit phone num-ber of The Samaritans (116-123), that wonderfulorganisation who have someone at the end ofthe phone 24 hours a day for people who needsomeone to talk to. Because they find that atthis time of year people seem to need themmost.
So how can you perhaps spread some of theChristmas Spirit to these people? Let’s look out-side of ourselves to those less fortunate aroundus. Very often this can be a great way to help youto feel better too and give yourself a bit of a fes-tive lift!
Pretending that some people are not verysad and lonely at this time of year, doesn’t helpanybody, them or us. But doing something forthem, will help them and help you to feel betterabout yourself too.
Also, the phrase “charity begins at home”becomes something that we can use.
If you are enjoying Christmas and are hav-ing a good time, stop for a moment and think isthere anyone in your circle of friends, family orneighbours who might love to be invited along?Many lonely people appear perfectly contentand happy on the surface, but are just too shyto ask themselves along to things.
Have a think, do you know anyone wid-owed, (male or female), anyone without imme-diate family nearby, or is there even a youngsingle person that you know who might bealone, or left out at this time of year? Try to in-clude these people in your celebrations, parties,meals, card and present giving. Isn’t this whatChristmas is supposed to be all about?
Especially now, in these difficult times re-member that some people will find it hard tomake ends meet. If you know of anyone in yourcircle, or family, who might be feeling the pinchat Christmas, maybe consider doing somethinglike putting a modest upper limit on the valueof presents, or doing a Kris Kindle arrangementwithin a family or group of friends.
In these difficult days, remember in yourshopping that there are plenty of charities whowill put donations, or purchases of their gifts, tovery good use at this time of year. Some of themdepend on this period to finance the their workthroughout the rest of the year. I wish you all avery Merry Christmas and a prosperous NewYear for you to make an even better future.
Kieran Fitzpatrick ADHP is a fully qualified Clin-ical Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner and PersonalCoach. His practices are between Terenure and the M50in Dublin 12 and also in the city centre in Dublin 2. Formore details call 087-1227361, e-mail: [email protected] or see www.kieranfitzpatrick.com
Appeal from the Capuchin Centre for homeless people
GAA stars past and present including Mayo’s David Brady,Jason Doherty and Dub legend Jimmy Keaveney launched the350km Dublin to Belmullet cycle at the Capuchin Day Centrewith host by RTE’s Miriam O’Callaghan.Over 100 brave andadventurous cyclists are due to take part in a cycle in aid of
Brother Kevin Crowley and the Capuchin Day Centre.
should go direct tothe people who at-tend the Centre, wehave no professionalfundraisers and arecompletely depend-ent on the goodwill ofthe public to keepgoing. Like ouramazing volunteers,our fundraisers comefrom all walks of lifeand various social sit-uations, but the onething they have incommon, is a gener-ous heart that wantsto help their brothersand sisters who havefallen on hard times. Ican never thank Godenough for their gen-erosity, and the greatpersonal sacrificepeople go to help usout."
The Centre'sChristmas expensesare always enhancedby the very successfulCarol Singing StreetCollection which isorganised every yearby their faithful vol-unteers Sean, Gerryand Tommy, theirfamilies and the‘army of helpers and‘choirs of angels’ theyrecruit year in year
out. People also un-dertake amazingchallenges likemountain climbing,parachute jumps etc.individual marathonsand challenges likeshaving off and/orgrowing beards andmoustaches. All thisis apart from individ-ual efforts of peoplewho organised tablequiz’ Schools, Clubsand Church groupsorganising rafflesCake Sales and fooddrives etc. and specialcharity collections.
They also havevery generous peoplewho donate in mem-ory of loved ones, var-ious birthday andwedding gifts etc. Toone and all BrotherKevin says "I saywithout hesitation, ifit were not for you wecould not operateand we feel assuredthat with your helpwe will be able tocontinue this servicefor many years tocome, despite all thechallenges."
Br Kevin Crowley ofThe Capuchin DayCentre would like toexpress his deepestgratitude to thefriends and support-ers for all their helpand kindness duringthe last year. This lastyear has been a par-ticularly difficult onewith the huge num-bers of people whowere homeless for thefirst time.
Monday last weekthere was 76 childrenin the centre for theirdinner with their par-ents. This is a shock-ing number ofchildren, who are liv-ing in B & B or hotelrooms with no cook-ing facilities.
Br Kevin of theCapuchin Franciscanset up The Day Centreback in 1969 in re-sponse to demand inthe area. EveryWednesday the cen-tre hands out foodparcels, last week1,700 were distrib-uted to those in need.
The Centre has tobuy all manner offood stuffs to supplythese food parcels, ifyou have non perish-able goods to donateor to donate cash forthis great work pleasecontact the Centre on01 872 0770 or youcan make a creditcard donation.
Currently thereare around 250 peo-ple for breakfast inthe morning and tothe order of 550 peo-ple for dinner, theseare very large num-bers to facilitate eachand every day. If youwould like to volun-teer please telephoneAlan Bailey the volun-teer coordinator on01 872 0770 or 0862479999.
Fundraisers Al-ways Welcome asBrother Kevin says
"I feel that allmoney raisedthrough fundraising
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JUSTIN’S BARBER SHOPLe Fanu Road, Ballyfermot
Its Justin... the staff at Justin’s would liketo thank all their customers
for their suport throughout the year.CHRISTMAS WEEK OPENING TIMES
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opposite Car Park Crumlin VIllage. Phone: 01 455 1852Open Tuesday - Thursday 9.00am-5.30pm
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LISLE ROAD, CRUMLIN VILLAGE. TEL 01 455 7861
NEW MENUCLUB SANDWICHES,
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NOW BOOKING PARTIES & EVENTS
in our function room which is available to cater for all occasions.
EVERY WEDNESDAY Traditional Music evening with
Saturday 12th PAUL BLAKESunday 13th QUEST
Saturday 19th CHRISTMAS JUMPER NIGHT WITH PAUL BLAKE
Sunday 20th JUDE RUNNER BANDSaturday 27th PAUL BLAKENew Year’s Eve PAUL BLAKE
Sponsors of Crumlin United
An Evening with
TERRY JENKINSThursday 10th
in aid of MS Ireland
Enjoying the live entertainment at Tom Kennedys
Great night out at the Village Inn
Christmas Jumper Night & Grand Christmas Draw
Free Shot for everyone wearing Christmas Jumper
Prize for most original original Jumper
Monday 21st December
CHRISTMAS DRAW TAKES PLACE ON THE NIGHTLimited to 200 Tickets – €20 each
1st Prize €1500 2nd Prize €900 3rd Prize €500 4th Prize €400 5th Prize €300 6th Prize €100 7th Prize €100 8th Prize €100
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282 Harolds Cross Road, Dublin 6w. FUNCTION ROOMS available free of charge. To Book Phone: (01) 492 2239
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New Year’s Eve ClaudineWishing all our customers a very Merry Christmas!
2 Courses & Wine
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• Grilled Atlantic salmon wrapped in Parma ham & served with asparagussauce
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• Thai Green Curry, (chicken or veg.) served with boiled rice• Rosie’s Stir-Fry, (chicken or veg.) served with noodles or rices
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ELEANORA’S147 DRIMNAGH ROAD. TEL: (01) 455 7928
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DELICIOUS HOT FOOD SERVED EVERY DAY. CATERING SERVICE AVAILABLE
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Wishing all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
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Cash PrizesLATE BAR
SUNDAY 6th4.00pmSanta is
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Enjoying a great night out at The Blackforge Inn Great night out at Eleanora’s
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Happy Christmas to all our Friends See you over the Festivities
Sun 20th It's Soul Man
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61-62 PIMLICO STREET. PH: (01) 453 0867FACEBOOK: pimlico tavern • Email: [email protected]
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Friday 12th MR. HOLLYWOODSaturday 13th KATHY KAYEFriday 18th JOHN HENNESSY
St. Stephen’s Day SEE ALL THE LIVE RACING & FOOTBALLTHROUGHOUT THE DAY
New Year’s Eve RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH OUR CELEBRATION PARTY
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Great night out at the Pimlico Tavern Enjoying the live entertainment at The Malt
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WISHING ALL OUR CUSTOMERS
A VERY MERRYCHRISTMAS AND
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Saturday 19th DecemberMILLION DAYS BAND
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MONDAY DRINKS SPECIALS FROM 5.30pmSee all the Football & Racing on our 5 big screens
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Great night out at the Four Roads
Enjoying a great night out at The Clock
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367 Ballyfermot Rd.PHONE:
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Order now for Christmas
Winter Duvets 15 tog
Kids Socks12 pack €6
Quilted Cotton Mattress ProtectorsSingle €8
Chair Pads 10 colours €8
PillowsSupreme Quality Hotel Pillows
were €15 now only €10
Dog Beds €5
Rugs all sizes
4x2 €15 5x3 €25 6x4 €40
FAUX SILK CURTAINS
90x90 €50Fully Lined. 8 New Colours.
JAQUARD CURTAINS66x72 were €35
now €1590x90 were €45
now €15Fully Lined.
Flannelette Sheets 2 Sheets &