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FE E RPART OF DUBLIN PEOPLE MEDIA GROUP www.dublinpeople.com Tel: 01 8621611Vol.23. No.820th Feb - 26th Feb ‘19UNRIVALLED WEEKLY DISTRIBUTION ACROSS OUR 3…
FE E RPART OF DUBLIN PEOPLE MEDIA GROUP www.dublinpeople.com Tel: 01 8621611Vol.23. No.820th Feb - 26th Feb ‘19UNRIVALLED WEEKLY DISTRIBUTION ACROSS OUR 3 TITLESWESTDUBLIN’STHE adoption of a new local area plan (LAP) last week is expected to deliver around 1,000 new homes to the Dublin 15 area. Local councillors voted overwhelming in favour of the Barnhill LAP, which covers 46 hectares of land to the southwest of Blanchardstown and next to Hansfield railway station, at the council’s full monthly meeting. The lands will be accessed by the new OngarBarnhill Road, which has already been approved after undergoing a public consultation process. As well as providing mixed tenure housing, the development of Barnhill LAP will include an extensive range of social and community infrastructure. This includes a large recreational park that will be developed to feature a formal playing field, a multiuse games area, a skatepark and a playground. A new school and childcare facilities are also included in the plan. Adoption of the LAP follows extensive consultation with residents and local stakeholders. A pre-draft public consultation process was first held in 2017. Director of Planning and Strategic Infrastructure at Fingal County Council, AnnMarie Farrelly said the LAP provides the framework for planned, coordinated and sustainable development of a new, 1 12/11/2018 16:57:00 Ads HF DublinPeople 130x73 school.pdf Continued on page 2Financial and Legal Services students showed lots of love last week when organising the annual Whitehall College of Further Education Valentine’s Day raffle in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation. 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You can be assured your meal will arrive within an indicated time relating to your order.NEWS PAGE 2OPINION PAGE 11ARCHIVES PAGE 27Town surveyHarris protestMemory laneTommy Tiernan paid a visit to Mountjoy Prision where an audience of inmates and guests were treated to some great entertainment.Did the protesters outside Simon Harris’s home actually do him a favour by distracting from criticism of his performance as Minister for Health?Enjoy a nostalgic trip down memory lane with Northside People’s hugely popular ‘From the Archives’ page of old stories and photos.CLLRNOELEENREILLYSupport our Nurses and Midwives Fair Pay for Quality Care Please contact Cllr Noeleen Reilly Advice clinic Every Tuesday @6pm Axis, Ballymun Councillor Noeleen Reilly  087 633 6233FREE NEWSPAPERSHuge homes boost in LAP Big hearts!A Happy New Year NOW FROM ER ORD to all our customers ANY OF OUR 5 BRANCHES1No.CMYCMDCU LanguageMYSchool is seekingCYCMYnew host familiesKto receive international students from January 2019 GREAT RATES PAIDApply now at www.english.dcu.ie/hfi2Huge homes boost in LAPNORTHSIDE PEOPLE WEST 20.02.19Inmates tickled by TiernanPRISON is usually no laughing matter, but there were giggles galore Continued from page 1 maximising the opportunities provided when Tommy Tiernan by the surrounding performed in Mountjoy diverse community in natural environment prison earlier this Fingal. for improved amenities month. “Barnhill presents an and the enhancement of The funnyman from opportunity to positively biodiversity.” Navan was in the ‘Joy as contribute towards the Senior Planner Colm guest of the Bohemian economic and social McCoy said the Barnhill Foundation, the development of the area would cater for a Northside soccer club’s wider urban fabric of the division for charitable Greater Dublin Area,” she diverse range of housing and tenure to cater for and community activities. continued. the needs of a growing Supported and “It is a strategic aim population and to ensure introduced by Ballymun of the LAP to create comedian, Willa White, sustainable communities social inclusion. “The LAP will do Tiernan hosted an through the integration improvised chat show of a new community with this by offering choice similar to his RTE series, the community currently through good place making, underpinned with fascinating mystery being established in guests that included surrounding areas such as by new road, water and communication retired Bohs’ ‘keeper, Hansfield. infrastructure and Shane Supple, a prison “The vision for sustainable modes of inmate and renowned Barnhill is to create transport as part of the medical anthropologist, a place to live that is LAP’s green infrastructure Dr Dana Walrath. appealing, distinctive strategy,” he added. Supple spoke about and sustainable, how he turned his back on a professional soccer career after becoming disillusioned with the game and came back to Dublin where he played GAA for his local club, St Brigid's. He later returned to soccer with Bohs at the request of manager Keith Long and earned a call-up to the Irish soccer squad before retiring last year on medical advice. Supple is well known to the inmates having spent much of his time with Bohs coaching and playing soccer in the prison on behalf of the The Barnhill LAP provides for around 1,000 new Bohemian Foundation. homes close to Hansfield railway station. He aims to continue his work with the Foundation inside Mountjoy despite his retirement. “Although I now have full-time job outsideHOST FAMILIES HOST FAMILIES WANTED! WANTED! Host an international student with EF!Pictured after the Mountjoy performance are (l-r): Radie Peat, Shane Supple, Lord Mayor Nial Ring, Gov Donacha Walsh, Dr Dana Walrath, Dr Ian Marder, Dr Laura Booi and Dr Sophia Carey. football and with the evenings getting brighter, I’ll have time to come into Mountjoy,” he said. “Even though we recently lost players that were stalwarts of the Foundation, the new players are eager to get involved. “From my experience they’ll personally benefit greatly from working with the Foundation.” The inmate interviewed by Tiernan inspired the audience made up of invited guests and fellow inmates when he spoke passionately about how he had changed in prison and become more selfaware. Dr Walrath finishedthe chat show with a captivating dialogue on caring for people with Alzheimer’s and dealing with death. Later, she thanked the Bohemian Foundation for the invitation to attend. “It was such a wonderful night and I am so excited to work with the Foundation with any events they have planned in the future,” she added. The evening was wrapped up with songs from top trad performer, Radie Peat. Lord Mayor of Dublin, Nial Ring who was a guest on the night described the event as a great success and had words of praise for the BohemianHost an international student with EF!including for their mental health and wellbeing. “It can also act as a pathway to education, where sporting qualifications are made available,” he continued. However, Dr Marder stressed that the most important thing the Bohemian Foundation does is to bring the community inside the prison walls. “What the Bohemian Foundation is trying to do is show that the prison and the people in there are part of the community,” he said. “The Foundation does this through the respect they show to the people they work with and by bringing the community into the prison with all the events they organise.”Ladyswell National School MulhuddartLooking for hosts in districts 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 17, All districts welcome to enquire •Swords. 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Lecturer in Criminology in Maynooth University, Dr Ian Marder, said recent research indicated that physical activity in prisons, such as sports, can have a number of benefits for prisoners,Lunch ProvidedBreakfast ClubAfter-schoolHomeworkClubsClubsEmail us: accommodation.dublin@EF.com Visit us: www.ef.com/host-family Like us: www.facebook.com/EFIrelandHostFamiliesAlso enrolling for Early Start/ECCE places Call us: 01 860 2782 Email us: LTDublin@ef.com Visit us: www.EF-Ireland.ie/Host-Family Language Travel Like us: www.facebook.com/ EFIrelandHostFamiliesWe have some places available from pre-school right up to Sixth Class. Call 01-8204255 for more details or drop in and collect an application form. ladyswellns@gmail.com Website: www.ladyswellns.iePictured in Mountjoy Prison are (l-r) chairman of Bohemian Foundation, Thomas Hynes; Lord Mayor, Niall Ring; comedian Tommy Tiernan; and Deputy Governor, Donnacha Walsh.3NORTHSIDE PEOPLE WEST 20.02.19Taxi driver stunned at million euro win and calmly whispered, congratulations, you’ve won a million euro. “I was absolutely stunned, I just didn’t know what to do!” The delighted player then proceeded to make his claim and walked out of the building with a massive cheque in his pocket. The winning ticket was sold at the Tesco store in Phibsboro Shopping Centre on the day of the draw, Monday, January 14. The shocked taxi driver, who admitted it will take him some time to fully comprehend his massive lottery windfall, immediately returned to work ferrying passengers around the capital. “This is just unbelievable,” he smiled. “I think it’s going to take a lot of time for this Tesco staff in Phibsboro celebrate after selling the taxi driver’s winning Daily Million ticket. to properly sink in. I’m Pictured are store manager, Karl Moraghan (centre) with Simon Reenan, National Lottery heading straight back to work for the day because I (second from left) and Tesco staff. from left, Annmarie Carroll, Kelly Redmond, Debbie think it’s the best thing for Loughman, Philip Shannon and Sinead Roche. PHOTO: MAC INNES PHOTOGRAPHY A LOCAL taxi driver who walked into the National Lottery office to check his lottery tickets recently left the building as Ireland’s newest Lottery millionaire! The lucky winner regularly pops into Lotto HQ to have his ticketsNorthsidePeopleCKOrtho.indd 1scanned at reception – but he wasn’t prepared for the news that he had won the top prize of a cool one million euro from the Daily Millions draw from January 14. “About once a month I gather all of my lottery tickets from the car andget them checked behind the desk at the National Lottery office in Dublin city centre,” he said. “The receptionist was checking my tickets one by one when all of a sudden, she hands me back this particular ticket, smiled at meme to focus the mind. “I have always dreamed of having a brand new house beside the beach so it’s definitely something I’ll be thinking about as I drive around the city for the rest of the day.” A National Lottery spokesperson said having the taxi driver walk in was a magical moment in Lotto HQ. “Our winner had no idea he had a golden Daily Millions ticket and we are delighted for him,” a spokesperson said. “This shows how important it is to check lottery tickets. “Many people often forget them and leave them in a car, a handbag, or a coat pocket. Tickets can be scanned in store or through the National Lottery App.” Meanwhile, EuroMillions fever gripped the country last week when the jackpot soared to a mega €165 million.Noticeboards ESB PENSIONERS’ PROTEST: ESB pensioners will hold a protest march on Tuesday, February 26, at the company’s headquarters at 2 Gateway on East Wall Road. The protest has been organised in response to what organisers describe as a “derisory” pension increase after a freeze of nearly 10 years. Pensioners will assemble at Starbucks/McDonald’s on East Wall Road at 11.30am. Further information on www. esbrsa.ie VICTORIAN GARDENS: The Victorian period saw a series of significant developments in the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin. At this time, Curator David Moore was examining the cause of the blight while also becoming the first to successfully grow orchids from seed to flowering stage. You can find out more on a guided tour on any Saturday during February. Tours start at 2.30pmand cost €5 per person. Meet at the Education & Visitor Centre. PUBLIC SPEAKING: All adults interested in improving their confidence, public speaking and listening skills are invited to a Dublin 15 Toastmasters open meeting in St Mochta's Parish Pastoral Centre, Porterstown, D15 on Wednesday, February 20. The group meets from 7.30pm to setup and greet visitors. Meeting starts at 7.45pm. Just come along on the night or contact Tony on 086-8221274 for more information. TV CLUB: Do you enjoy old TV shows? Well then the Past Time TV Club could be for you. It’s a friendly group who meet every Monday evening from 7.30-9pm in the upstairs lounge of McGeoughs The Bohemian, in Phibsboro. Free admission and all welcome. For more details email mairdhia@ yahoo.com or just turn up on Monday evening at 7.30pm.13/02/2019 15:454NORTHSIDE PEOPLE WEST 20.02.19“Staying Healthy with Wiltshire Farm Foods” We’re here to helpPreparing a fresh, healthy meal can be a very difficult task to complete. We’ll take the stress away2. Drink plenty of water, a good rule of thumb is to drink 8-ounce glasses of water every day to keep your body hydrated. 3. Small steps help a lot, try to go out and about couple of times a week. Afternoon walk can be great to build up your appetite to a healthy dinner. 4. Treat yourself to your favourite dessert every now again and you will have delicious moments to look forward to.calories, protein, etc. Wiltshire Farm Foods also caters for a variety of special diets such as gluten-free, vegetarian, low salt or sugar, calorie controlled and soft textured meals. Our meals are manufactured to the very highest standard, freshly frozen and packaged to lock in the goodness. At Wiltshire Farm Foods we love keeping healthy habits, will you come on board with us?It’s not unusual for someone’s appetite to diminish as they get older, in turn this may lead to risk of malnutrition and may affect your health. In particular, diet-related diseases that affect our bones, our sight, our memory and our muscles will dramatically increase in the older population and significantly contribute to a decline in quality of life in later years. This can be minimised through good nutrition and physical activity. A good diet is vital to help you to maintain a healthy weight and will provide you with the nutrients your body needs to keep working well. If you’re finding that you don’t eat asmuch as you used to, it’s important to get all the energy and nutrients that your body needs. Wiltshire Farm Foods, Home Meal delivery service caters for every appetite, with three meal sizes to choose from. Hearty Meals – ideal for when you’re hungry. Main Meals – are perfect for every day and Mini Meals are a good option as a light meal or snack. The Mini Meals Extra is an award-winning range consists of small, “manageable meals that make a perfect main meal for those with smaller appetites”. The dishes contain 501-532 calories and at least 20g protein packed into one small serving. Why not try our ‘Mini Meals Extra Pack’ for only €25, this includes six meals & three desserts, just right when you need that extra boost! “Preparing a fresh, healthy meal can be a very difficult task to complete. We’ll take the stress away” and deliver nutritious freshlyfrozen meals and desserts straight to your door. “We’re here to help” Wiltshire Farm Foods is a family owned business based in Rathcoole, delivering quality frozen meals for over 20 years in the greater Dublin area. As well as quality of food, we pride ourselves on the outstanding service provided by our dedicated team. We’re not just delivering meals every week, we’re also interacting with our customers and making sure they are okay, asking if they need any help around their homes, checking if there is a bulb that needs to be changed or a wheelie-bin that needs to be brought in – little things like that.3 – Our local team will deliver your order for free, ready for you to enjoy. Wiltshire Farm Foods are aiming to support independent living by providing affordable and nutritious meals to our customers.MAIN MEALSMINI MEALS A great selection of smaller sized dishes, perfect when you fancy a smaller portion for a tasty lunch or evening bite. Meals in this range have between 140-391 calories.Chef ’s Favourites meals are a selection of delicious, tempting meals personally selected by our Head Chef, Phil. Just right when you fancy a treat.1125 Salmon & Broccoli Supreme Mini Meal, page 5854 710 Roast Pork with Apricot & Leek Stuffing, page 3938Good health starts with a good diet. With over 300 quality meals and desserts to choose from the menu. There is a delicious option to suit everyone’s taste and you will not get tired of eating the same meals week in, week out. With meals starting from as little as €3, 50 for a dinner option, our menu caters to suite everyone’s budget. The great thing about our meals is that you can see exactly what is in every meal as you get a full breakdown of the ingredients,MAIN MEALSCHEF’S FAVOURITESMINI MEALSmanageable meals that make a perfect main meal for those with smaller appetites2 – Call us on (01) 473 5595 or place your order online at www. wiltshirefarmfoods.ieCHEF’S FAVOURITESAs we get older, our bodies change and that can mean a change in our attitude and approach to food. People are affected in different ways and at different times. According to the HSE, there are approximately 145,000 people in Ireland that are at a risk of Malnutrition - a serious condition that occurs when a person's diet does not contain enough nutrients to meet the demands of their body. A common issue particularly among older people.Eat healthy, when you sit down to a meal, try to savor every bite. Especially the first few, because those are the bites you're going to enjoy most. 1. Plan your weekly menu ahead, by creating a menu you will ensure you are getting enough meals and calorie intake every day. 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