Cork Harbour

Re: Cork Harbour

Postby samuel j » Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:14 pm

in Kinsale......bad news for Cobh.... looks like I'll be spending alot more of 2007 in Kinsale
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Some more of Cobh Garda Station

Postby samuel j » Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:20 am

Taken from the Lower Road Cobh
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Re: Centocor Biologics new building

Postby samuel j » Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:25 am

We lost the irish steel buildings only to be relaced by this monster.... skylines.... I fear all attention was on the incinerator issue and this one got by....

views of monster over ringskiddy / pfizers taken from various locations in cobh
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Re: Cork Harbour

Postby Praxiteles » Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:27 am

Re posting 102:

I am beginning to think that we are looking for the delinquents in the wrong places in Cobh. Clearly, the nosocomia has been taken over by the inmates on the show boat. What next....gaga dancers and whoolahoops!
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Re: Cork Harbour

Postby descamps » Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:18 pm

Has anyone ever noticed the odd looking monument at the Carrigtwohill turn off and the even odder inscription on it? Does anyone know what it says or what it means?
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Re: Cork Harbour

Postby descamps » Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:23 pm

Pfizers should should be shot for this one. No amount of viagra production can ever justify this disgusting sight.

Wasn't there something earlier on this thread about ridge line developments?
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Re: Cork Harbour

Postby samuel j » Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:56 pm

descamps wrote:Pfizers should should be shot for this one. No amount of viagra production can ever justify this disgusting sight.

Wasn't there something earlier on this thread about ridge line developments?

sorry descamps....maybe my photos caued confusion. This blot in skyline is not Pfizers (which you can seeon right/lower down) but the new premises for Centocor a Johnson & Johnson company....

Regardless it horrendous and destoys skyline from many angles.
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Re: Cork Harbour

Postby Praxiteles » Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:11 pm

Well, shoot Centocor instead. No amount of cheap talcum powder is worth that pile of rubbish.
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Re: Centocor Biologics new building

Postby samuel j » Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:45 pm

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Re: Cork Harbour

Postby Praxiteles » Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:00 am

With all that talk of biological culturing and growth, I hope that nothing gets out...otherwise, you would not want to be breathing the air down there.

'Tis an awful pity that they do not devote some of their research to curing boils on the land-scape. You would imagine that with the squeeky-clean humanitarian PR stuff pumped out for public consumption that they wuld have thought of a more environment friendly factory over there in Ringaskiddy. And, am I mistaken in thinking that the 30 acre site is surrounded by an Alcatraz-like wall?
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Re: Cork Harbour

Postby Rhabanus » Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:06 am

Praxiteles wrote:With all that talk of biological culturing and growth, I hope that nothing gets out...otherwise, you would not want to be breathing the air down there.

'Tis an awful pity that they do not devote some of their research to curing boils on the land-scape. You would imagine that with the squeeky-clean humanitarian PR stuff pumped out for public consumption that they wuld have thought of a more environment friendly factory over there in Ringaskiddy. And, am I mistaken in thinking that the 30 acre site is surrounded by an Alcatraz-like wall?


The wall is to protect the mad scientists from the world and to prevent the mutants from returning to the scene of the crime.
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Re: Cork Harbour

Postby Praxiteles » Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:31 pm

Possible good news for Cobh:

A new town architect has been appointed and what is more interesting he is Italian and a graduate in architecture from the University of Rome. This is potentially a positive move and may well bring a badly needed more educated approach to matters of planning within the jurisdiction of the Cobh Urban District Council which up to now has been prepared to allow any old rubbish to be scattered acorss its landscape: just think of the awful water tower, the guards Show Boat and the Social Welfare's Telly-Tubbies outfit!

However, it still remains to be seen as to how much our young Italian friend will be "allowed" to do by the Town Manageress and by that brilliant compliment of public administration that is the town clerk, P. Lynch. Even more interesting will be to see the extent of our Italian friend's being "allowed" to have anything to do with Cobh Cathedral. Rumour has it that some of the apparachicks in the Cobh Urban Distrct Council have apprehensions about what some one from such a remote place as Italy and from such an unknown university as the Sapienza would know about architecture in general and Cobh Cathedral in particular. Rumour also has it that efforts are being made to keep the "Italian" out of the Cathedral business and to find ways of keeping the former town architect, the super-educated Denis Dease, involved in the Cathedral business. Short of relocating the Cathedral to Mallow it is difficult to see how they can keep the Italian out of it since this is waht he is being paid by the public to do.

Keeping D. Dease's finger in the pie is an all together interesting move. It will be recalled that D. Dease made sure he was away on holidays when the application to wreck the Cathedral was made by the Cathedral Trustees in July 2005. Indeed, D. Dease has an awful habit of taking holidays. He must be one of the most holidayed local government employees in the country. D. Dease was also of the opinion that it was not of any significance that a couple of hooligans should go into the Cathedral and dig holes in the floor in the middle of the night without any permission. Then, of course, there is the question of what he knows about Pugin, Ashlin, Dideron, Viollet-le-Duc and the gothic revival in general. To that we can answer blank nothing! So why the urgency to keep out the possibly better educated Italian and and keep in theclearly useless but well holidayed Dease? Is the town clerk or the manageress thinking of building another water-tower outside the front door of the Cathedral?
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Re: Cork Harbour

Postby Spinal Tap » Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:02 pm

Administrators should pull that last post.
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Re: Cork Harbour

Postby descamps » Thu Nov 09, 2006 3:03 pm

Spinal Tap wrote:Administrators should pull that last post.



And why that now?
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Re: Cork Harbour

Postby samuel j » Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:00 pm

descamps wrote:And why that now?

Exactly why should they....
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Re: Cork Harbour

Postby lawyer » Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:30 pm

samuel j wrote:Exactly why should they....

Because we are fed up of this contributors continuing rant about the Cobh Urban District Council,
He is now mentioning names - in a most insulting manner. This is beyond humour.
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Re: Cork Harbour

Postby Praxiteles » Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:41 pm

lawyer wrote:Because we are fed up of this contributors continuing rant about the Cobh Urban District Council,
He is now mentioning names - in a most insulting manner. This is beyond humour.


It must be a consolation for Cobh Urban District Council that someone loves them and is prepared to stand up for them in the face of all the odds.

Anything mentioned previously, is documented and available to the general public by means of an application under the Freedom of Information Act.

There must be someone out there who would like to know from Cobh Urban District Council how many days our friend Mr. Dease spent on holidays last year and when!

As for his report on the holes dug in the floor of the sanctuary last February, that can also be obtained by the same means.

Where is the rant in all of that?
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Re: Cork Harbour

Postby kite » Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:45 pm

Spinal Tap wrote:Administrators should pull that last post.


I would have to disagree, censorship is a slippery slope.
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Re: Cork Harbour

Postby Praxiteles » Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:45 pm

lawyer wrote:Because we are fed up of this contributors continuing rant about the Cobh Urban District Council,
He is now mentioning names - in a most insulting manner. This is beyond humour.



.... and, no doubt, the "rant" is generated by the hyper-efficiency of the august DIstrict Council!!
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Re: Cork Harbour

Postby kite » Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:53 pm

:eek: Somebody please tell me that the square TV like box building in Cobh is not the one that came “Highly commended” by the judges in this years Bank of Ireland Opus architecture awards?
If it is than the judges must be the same idiots that awarded Victoria Mills this accolade last year.:mad:
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Re: Cork Harbour

Postby descamps » Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:54 pm

lawyer wrote:Because we are fed up of this contributors continuing rant about the Cobh Urban District Council,
He is now mentioning names - in a most insulting manner. This is beyond humour.



Who are/is the "we"? You are expressing a personal opinion and nothing else. Others including myself find this contributor most interesting and informed. It's people like this "we" need to keep the likes of Cobh UDC on its toes.
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Re: Cork Harbour

Postby descamps » Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:56 pm

kite wrote::eek: Somebody please tell me that the square TV like box building in Cobh is not the one that came “Highly commended” by the judges in this years Bank of Ireland Opus architecture awards?
If it is than the judges must be the same idiots that awarded Victoria Mills this accolade last year.:mad:


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Who got commended for designing the TV box?
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Re: Cork Harbour

Postby samuel j » Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:59 pm

Point taken about the names but interestingly enough I believe many in Cobh felt insulted to put it mildly in the manner the names handled the whole Cathedral re-ordering case.
Undoubtedly Praxiteles and many more feel very let down by the authorities that should be there as a unbiased protection mechanism. He does mention some recent eyesores that have been built within the Cobh Town council area, so I guess he and more like him cannot see any positve learning curve post the Cathedral debacle.
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Re: Cork Harbour

Postby lawyer » Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:05 pm

descamps wrote:Who are/is the "we"? You are expressing a personal opinion and nothing else. Others including myself find this contributor most interesting and informed. It's people like this "we" need to keep the likes of Cobh UDC on its toes.

O.K. I withdraw the 'we'.
I have stated before that I do not live in Cobh nor do I know anybody on the Cobh Urban District Council. I do visit Cobh 2 or 3 times a week.
However, I think it is beyond the bounds of humour to make disparaging comments about individuals here. Personally I dont care a jot how many days holidays or when the gentleman referred to has taken.
I do think it would be stupid to build a water tower anywhered other than on high ground. The Garda Station was opened in April 2002 - 4 and a half years ago.!!. I agree the Social Welfare Office is horrid but I assume this was a Board Of Works construction that does not require planning permission.
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Re: Cork Harbour

Postby Spinal Tap » Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:08 pm

lawyer wrote:Because we are fed up of this contributors continuing rant about the Cobh Urban District Council,
He is now mentioning names - in a most insulting manner. This is beyond humour.



Names should not be mentioned as prixiteles post got a bit personal.

BTW we are all fed up with Cobh UDC rants as they are getting more obscure and longwinded paragraphs of bile.
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