cagey wrote:Paul h ... next time you are in Dublin, cross the Liffey to Ringsend and travel towards the Pidgeon House (Poolbeg) and I bet you will roll the car windows up (or vomit). How do you propose dealing with the gases and smell (abnoxious odours) from the Liffey (at very low tides), and Grey Water by any standards is dangerous. I don't object to the smells, just the gathering of them under buildings.
"I remember that summer in Dublin,
And the Liffey as it stank like hell" ... http://www.lyricsandsongs.com/song/518934.html ... the words of Bagatelle.
As a perfect example, there is only 1 bar on Georges Dock and it is almost empty when Georges Dock is almost empty.
The proposed Island would stick out from the current line of buildings by over 120 feet, completely blocking any view in either direction.
OK you are not prevaricating but you are deliberately and seriously minimising the effect of blocking the view along the campshires, for what reason I cannot fathom. Why is it necessary to break the line of the quays to create a night-life area? An example of what can be exciting for daylight hours can be seen in the DDDA area around the National College of Ireland.
A 'traffic watching' competition, how exciting
The smell you are talking about comes from the waste treatment plant, not the Liffey itself, there is no smell from the Liffey along the North Campshires and using a 30 year old song is hardly the basis for solid arguement.