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  • ‘Power of Words’ means bibliotherapy is accessible to all | Dublin City Council
    http bit ly KZ3eAo In order to make it easy for patients and members of the public to access the books copies are freely available to borrow from public libraries around the country Speaking at the launch the Lord Mayor said that Dublin City Council was pleased to be working in partnership with the HSE and the GPs Our first bibliotherapy collection launched in 2007 was a great success and this collection is a great way of providing psychological therapy for people experiencing emotional and psychological difficulties Elaine Martin a HSE Senior Psychologist who is leading this initiative said Bibliotherapy gives people more choice in their approach to treating common psychological problems It also gives large numbers of people free and immediate access to an effective psychological treatment City Librarian Margaret Hayes said that to complement the launch of the collection a programme of free talks and workshops called Mind Yourself would run in branch libraries over the next two months Our free Mind Yourself programme will include talks workshops and classes aimed at encouraging us to take time for ourselves maybe try something new and achieve a deeper sense of well being Dr Margaret O Riordan Medical Director of the GP body the ICGP said As a partner in this initiative the ICGP welcomes the launch of the updated list of books for the bibliotherapy scheme The Power of Words is a useful resource to support patient empowerment and self management Reaction from GPs has been positive with one Dublin GP remarking I have advised some of my patients to avail of this scheme and the feedback is very positive while another noted that although This scheme is not for everyone for the patient who can avail of the scheme it is an excellent resource Irish research published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy 2010 suggests that people s experience of bibliotherapy is positive with clients saying it gave me some insight into my condition that I didn t have before if you can do the same job without taking the tablet that s what I wanted the power is put in your hands you can be proactive you can take control Ends Further Information Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T 01 222 2170 M 087 740 0277 HSE Katherine Cregan T 046 9251312 M 087 3801682 email Katherine cregan hse ie ICGP Pearse Finnegan pearse finegan icgp ie Notes for Editors In March 2007 the first bibliotherapy scheme in Ireland was piloted in Dublin by Elaine Martin HSE Senior Psychologist in collaboration with Dublin City Public Libraries The objective of the scheme was to give GPs mental health professionals and patients choice in the treatment approach to some mild and moderate mental health difficulties The scheme provided GPs and other professionals with a list of high quality self help books Practitioners in turn brought these books to the attention of their patients and clients who were likely to benefit from their use The books were

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  • Press Releases February 2014 | Dublin City Council
    For It Find it Pay for it Report it Contact Us Láthair Ghaeilge Baile Aonad na Seirbhísí Custaiméirí Classmate Iris do Bhunscoileanna Do Chearta Teanga Foirmeacha Iarratais Imeachtaí Gaeilge Ioc ar Line Seachtain na Gaeilge Sraidainmneacha Bhaile Atha Cliath Dublin City Street Names Map Zone Accessibility Locations Arts Facilities City Council Offices Planning Information Recreation and Community Facilities Roads and Traffic Parking Information Sports Facilities Waste Disposal Facilities A Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Home Services Press and News Read a Press Release Press Releases 2014 Press Releases February 2014 Press Releases February 2014 Title Date Lord Mayor s Awards 2014 03 02 2014 Dublin Cattle Market commemorated 11 02 2014 St Patrick s 5K Festival Road Race takes place in Georgian Dublin 11 02 2014 City Limits 13 02 2014 New City Council Bye Laws to simplify bin collection come into force 27 02 2014 Review of Arrangements for the Provision of the Emergency Ambulance Service in the Dublin Region 27 02 2014 Dublin Parks are branching out to celebrate National Tree Week 28 02 2014 Disruption to Dublin City Water Supply Friday 28th February 2014 until Sunday March 2nd 2014 28 02 2014 Feedback Comments Broken Link Incorrect Information General Submit Other pages in this Section Press Releases January 2014 Press Releases February 2014 Press Releases March 2014 Press Releases April 2014 Press Releases May 2014 Press Releases June 2014 Other pages in this Section City Limits Disruption to Dublin City Water Supply Friday 28th February 201 Dublin Cattle Market commemorated Dublin Parks are branching out to celebrate National Tree Week Lord Mayor s Awards 2014 New City Council Bye Laws to simplify bin collection come

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  • City Limits | Dublin City Council
    Read a Press Release Press Releases 2014 Press Releases February 2014 City Limits City Limits Inventive Uses for Urban Spaces 18 00 on Thursday February 13th at Wood Quay Venue Dublin City Council Civic Offices Wood Quay Dublin 8 The Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisín Quinn will open an evening of discussion on potential solutions for vacant city spaces City Limits Inventive Uses for Urban Spaces at Wood Quay Venue at 18 00 on Thursday February 13th Over 300 prime sites and a wealth of historic buildings within our nation s capital are currently vacant or disused These neglected places undermine Dublin s competitiveness and quality of life becoming hotbeds of anti social behaviour detracting from the city s aesthetic and artificially inflating the cost of housing With public and political pressure to use mounting a government taskforce has been charged with examining the introduction of a levy on vacant lands intended to prompt action from site owners As these spaces come in to circulation once more the challenge becomes how to match the best ideas in urban development with the most suitable spaces According to Dublin Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn taking a positive approach to vacant spaces in our capital city is as much a matter of national pride as it is about delivering quality of life and economic vibrancy The purpose of a vacant sites levy is to encourage owners to develop their sites or to improve the appearance through temporary uses or other measures The scheme would be a success if this was the outcome and no revenue was generated for the City Council This free open invitation event will be followed by networking and drinks and is run in association with Dublin City Council For further information contact Ali Grehan City Architect Dublin City Council T

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  • Disruption to Dublin City Water Supply - Friday 28th February 2014 until Sunday, March 2nd 2014 | Dublin City Council
    News Read a Press Release Press Releases 2014 Press Releases February 2014 Disruption to Dublin City Water Supply Friday 28th February 2014 until Sunday March 2nd 2014 Disruption to Dublin City Water Supply Friday 28th February 2014 until Sunday March 2nd 2014 Dublin City Council regrets to advise that due a break on a large water distribution main 1000mm off James St customers in areas of the City will experience disruption to water supply from today until Sunday 2nd March 2014 This will result in reduced pressures and the possibility of temporary water loss due to necessary water shutdowns which will facilitate repair of the main The areas most likely to be worst affected include North of the Liffey Cabra Glasnevin Phibsboro Drumcondra parts of Doneycarney Santry and parts of Beaumont South of the Liffey Heuston area south to Thomas St and east to Bridgefoot St Please click on the following link to view a detailed map of the areas affected http bit ly 1kgFEhV Work began on the repairs at 6 30am this morning and is likely to continue well into Sunday evening If required water tankers will be made available for customers Locations of tankers will be detailed in updates throughout the weekend through press releases on our website at www dublincity ie and on Twitter DubCityCouncil Dublin City Council will endeavour to minimise the disruption and apologises for the inconvenience caused Please restrict water usage during the disruption period and visit www taptips ie for simple tips on how to conserve water without having an adverse impact on lifestyle Customers experiencing severe water disruption should contact Dublin City Council Water Services Division on the Emergency Number 01 6796186 outside office hours only Ends For media queries please contact Dublin City Council Media Relations Office at Tel 01

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  • Dublin Cattle Market commemorated | Dublin City Council
    Cattle Market commemorated The Lord Mayor of the City of Dublin Oisín Quinn will unveil a welcome stone on Thursday 13th February 2014 at 2 p m on the small green beside Hanlon s Pub on the North Circular Road The granite welcome stone commemorates the fact that the Dublin Cattle Market stood on this site for over a hundred years The Lord Mayor said It is wonderful to see a forgotten part of Dublin s history being remembered here today The Dublin Cattle Market drove the local economy for over a hundred years in this area and it is fitting that the significance of its existence is now being marked I congratulate Dublin City Council and the local residents who have made this possible The project is a joint effort between the Council and local residents and the inscription reads welcome to Hanlon s Corner Location of Dublin s Cattle Market and has an image of a cow Local residents and businesses will be in attendance also History of the Cattle Market The Dublin Cattle Market was formally opened on 24th November 1863 The formalities began with a procession from the Mansion House of City Councillors in their carriages The market was decorated with flags and banners for the occasion and a band played the national anthem while the Lord Mayor standing at the main entrance was handed the key and declared the market open Traders typically walked the cattle to the market along the North Circular Road from within a radius of twenty to thirty miles Cattle were not the only animals traded sheep pigs and sometimes horses were also sold there Trading at the market reached its peak at 684 158 animals in 1957 however the following years saw a decline in sales In June 1970 Dublin

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  • Dublin Parks are branching out to celebrate National Tree Week | Dublin City Council
    Oak Tree in Dartmouth Square Park Ranelagh Dublin 6 to promote National Tree Week and to highlight the extensive tree planting within Dublin city National Tree Week takes place from 2nd 8th March this year It s an annual week long festival organised by the Tree Council of Ireland and supported by Dublin City Council This year s theme is Sound of Trees and it aims to promote tree planting throughout Ireland The Lord Mayor says This Oak Tree is just one of 2 000 trees that Dublin City Council will plant around Dublin during the planting season They will be a great addition to the current stock of 60 000 trees already planted by the Parks Services which bring vibrancy colour and life to this urban landscape and will be of benefit for generations to come During National Tree Week Dublin City Council Park Services gets involved with local schools to carry out tree planting events in school grounds and local public parks and open spaces Any school that wishes to get involved can contact the gardener in the local Public Park or e mail parks dublincity ie Dublin City Council Park Services will plant in excess of 2 000 trees throughout the city during 2014 The new trees will add to the significant tree cover within the city enhancing air quality microclimate water management biodiversity and improving streets and communities For further information on events during tree week please visit www treecouncil ie ENDS For further information contact Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T 01 222 2170 M 087 740 0277 https twitter com DubCityCouncil www facebook com DublinCityCouncil Notes to the Editor Dublin City Trees For further information on trees in the city including location of tree trails and current tree management works visit www dublincity

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  • Lord Mayor’s Awards 2014 | Dublin City Council
    The Frederick Douglas Award to acknowledge the contribution of someone who has come to live in Dublin and has made a significant impact on the city Dil Wickremasinghe is the recipient of the inaugural Frederick Douglas Award All the recipients both individuals and organisations have made special contributions to the city of Dublin and I m honoured to be able to recognise them here tonight The Lord Mayor s Award 2014 recipients are Paddy Cosgrave Ranelagh Arts Festival Jim Gavin One Young World Bid Committee St Andrew s Resource Centre and Dil Wickremasinghe ENDS For further information contact Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T 01 222 2170 M 087 740 0277 https twitter com DubCityCouncil www facebook com DublinCityCouncil Notes to the Editor The recipients of the Lord Mayor s Awards 2014 are Paddy Cosgrave Paddy is the co creator and organiser of the Dublin Web Summit Europe s largest technology event Also the co founder of f ounders he is widely respected in the global technology sector as is evidenced by his appointment by the United Nations as an e leader for Information and Communications Technology ICT and Youth and his appearance at No 23 on Wired Magazine s list of 100 most important people in tech Ranelagh Arts Festival Showcasing the arts to an ever growing audience since September 2005 the festival is the result of the aspirations and hard work of the organising committee the local community and the support of businesses in Ranelagh It has reinvigorated the village and community atmosphere traditionally associated with Ranelagh Jim Gavin Jim has gone from an All Ireland winner as a player with the 1995 Dublin Senior Football Team to successfully guiding the Dublin Under 21 footballers to three All Ireland Championships and in 2013 the Dublin Senior Footballers to both National Football League and All Ireland Championship success One Young World Bid Committee One Young World Bid Committee succeeded in attracting the Youth Summit to Dublin in October 2014 Young people from all over the world will come to Dublin to engage with world leaders and debate formulate and share innovative solutions for pressing issues facing the world today The Bid theme of 1 000 Welcomes highlighted Dublin s youth creativity and innovation and beat off the bids of Edinburgh and Hong Kong to host this prestigious event St Andrew s Resource Centre The staff and volunteers of St Andrew s Resource Centre have served the community of Dublin s South Inner City for 40 years with a broad range of programmes to cater for all In 2013 the Sewing Crew of the Centre came to the aid of artist Miriam McConnon and assisted in repairing the Touring Tama exhibition in Merrion Square following vandalism incurred prior to opening The Frederick Douglas Award Dil Wickremasinghe Dil is the first recipient of the Frederick Douglas Award to people who have come to Ireland and made a significant contribution to the life of Dublin City and its people Originally from

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  • New City Council Bye-Laws to simplify bin collection come into force | Dublin City Council
    M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Home Services Press and News Read a Press Release Press Releases 2014 Press Releases February 2014 New City Council Bye Laws to simplify bin collection come into force New City Council Bye Laws to simplify bin collection come into force From Monday 3rd March every area of the city will have a specified day for household bin collection regardless of waste provider under new Dublin City Council Bye Laws A map of the areas and the designated days for collection is available on http www dublincity ie sites default files content Press Documents domesticwastecollectiondaysbyarea pdf The public are encouraged to check their collection day on this map The fact that several waste collectors now operate in Dublin means that communities were being inconvenienced by numerous bin trucks in their area on a daily basis with resulting difficulties of footpaths blocked by bins littering and traffic issues These Bye Laws will ease these problems considerably says Hugh Coughlan of Dublin City Council s Waste Management Services Division Dublin City Council s Waste Management Services held talks with domestic waste collectors as part of the process to determine the collection days All waste collectors are currently informing any customers who will require a change to their collection day About 44 000 customers will see their collection day change as a result Ends Note These arrangements follow the introduction of Dublin City Council s Bye Laws for the Storage Presentation and Collection of Household Commercial Waste in July 2013 which directs waste companies to collect waste on designated days Designated Days do not affect commercial collections Collections in core City Centre District for Households Commercial Premises are on 7 day basis Customers can contact their individual Waste Operator with

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