Students and tutors from JUST (Jesuit University Support and Training) celebrated another year of academic achievements with a wonderful gathering in Ballymun’s Axis Centre. Recently elected TD John Lyons (the first ever TD born and bred in Ballymun) gave up time on his birthday to come and address the students. John spoke humbly of his own experience of growing up in Ballymun, and of his passion for education. A secondary school teacher before his election to the Dáil, John emphasised how education can be life-changing. He said it was the proudest day of his life when his parents attended his graduation. John expressed his enthusiastic support for JUST, emphasising that Ballymun needs confident people who see that they are as deserving of success as anyone else: “It is up to these people to stand up and be noticed and be ambassadors for Ballymun”.