I am a fan of the boardwalks myself, but lets get one thing straight here.
Originally posted by GregF
In hindsight, It's good to see that the Liffey boardwalk has been a good success however despite all the initial nagative talk from An Taisce and the like etc.....
Let us be fair here, some people are of the opinion that Dublin city council, like to be seen as their own bosses in everything, the heros. Which often has the negative impact, that they do not always bring in the ideas and people who could really do a much better job in some cases. Of course Dublin city council have a huge bargaining chip with developers, as witnessed by that pedestrian bridge, over to Abbey street rubbish then have just completed. But the insight and understanding they display every time they try to use that bargaining chip, is very suspect in my opinion.
I think that developers are far too savy, and the Dublin city council far to naive in 2004. Frank McDonald painted a very rosy picture of Dublin city council last week, and while in large part it is true - they still don't always get it right by any manner or means.