In Brief: Council weighing up plan to transform Montrose Hotel into student centre
A plan has been lodged to change the vacant Montrose Hotel on the Stillorgan dual carriageway in south county Dublin from a hotel to student accommodation.
The hotel is currently closed and Ziggurat (Montrose) Ltd and the Lonergan Trading Company have applied for permission to turn the building into a student centre with 190 units of student accommodation, including seminar room and staff quarters.
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has asked for additional information about the plans.
Fureys kick off their tour out West
The Fureys play the Royal Theatre, Castlebar, Co Mayo, tonight, Vicar Street, Dublin, next Saturday, April 6, and the Grainstore, Ballymaloe House, Co Cork, on Sunday, April 7.
They travel to the UK to continue their tour starting in the Theatre Royal, Wakefield, on Wednesday April 10.
Fine felines compete for top cat title
The Governing Council of Cat Fancy of Ireland will hold their 23rd 'Supreme' Cat Show on Sunday April 21, in Ballinteer Community School, in Dublin.
An entry of 100 pedigree cats is expected and two judges from the UK and two from the Netherlands will join the club in picking Ireland's supreme champion cat.
The show is open to the public from 12.30pm to 5pm. Adults €5; children/seniors €3.
We still enjoy having Sunday dinner
Sunday is still a day of rest for Irish families and is all about spending quality time together, especially at Sunday dinner, according to new research from Aldi.
Sunday dinner is the highlight of the week with 52 per cent eating together at least every second Sunday.
The research, by Imagine Marketing, found that almost 43.5 per cent of respondents said they spend just one hour or less a day on 'quality family time' during the week – so being able to enjoy quality time on a Sunday was deemed important by 83 per cent of respondents.