Belfast vs Dublin

Postby John Callery » Wed May 30, 2001 10:33 am

Also check out the following anyone who traveling up to Belfast.(I'm going this weekend). Clarendon Dock and the renovated St.George's Market near the Hilton (restored as a genuine city market, meat,fish,veg etc )unlike Dublin's Iveagh (Francis St.) still dormant and the demolished Old Daisy that once stood near Smithfield.
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Postby GregF » Wed May 30, 2001 11:35 am

I suppose then it seems that the people who like to say 'NO' have got they're act together regarding the rebuilding and rejuvenation of their city....while we with pots of money and mountains of self praise fumble about. Belfast the new capital of all Ireland!

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Postby Jack » Wed May 30, 2001 12:07 pm

Greg, you wouldn't be a crazed nationalist by any chance?
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Postby GregF » Wed May 30, 2001 12:27 pm

It was just a figure of speech!
Sorry..... Belfast....Capital City of Nothern Ireland.

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Postby Jack » Wed May 30, 2001 12:31 pm

just pullin' yer leg.........
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Postby Jack » Fri Jun 01, 2001 10:19 am

Not to be dragging this topic on, but I was watching the news last night and saw that Belfast is getting a new £60million art gallery- lottery funded of course.
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Postby MG » Fri Jun 01, 2001 10:26 am

Don't forget that Dublin is getting a new gallery as well - the new extension to the National Gallery by Benson & Forsyth.
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Postby Architect Extraordinare » Fri Jun 01, 2001 10:59 am

Found this website about the national gallery project whilst surfing for something 'completely' different... ummmm

http://www.mcnamaraconstruction.com/natgal.gif
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Re: Belfast vs Dublin

Postby rob mc » Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:51 pm

Just found this thread,i thought it would be a good idea to resurrect it 7 years later and see whats changed.
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Re: Belfast vs Dublin

Postby GregF » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:39 pm

rob mc wrote:Just found this thread,i thought it would be a good idea to resurrect it 7 years later and see whats changed.



Since I posted the first of this thread, Dublin has gained really alot in comparison to Belfast. But now we are all up to our eye with the present credit crunch.

However, Dublin today surpasses Belfast in a lot of things.


We now have 2 modern stadia in Dublin while Belfast has none, but Belfast did have an offer of one.

We'll have the new National Conference Centre gracing the Liffey as well as the O2 Point revamp to match the Waterfront Hall.


Belfast got the new Victoria Square shopping mall, but here in Dublin we have umpteen of them with more on the way for the city centre, ie ...the Arnotts and Carlton Cinema developments. However the present credit crunch may stall them.

And Dublin got a new light rail system the LUAS as well as the Port Tunnel.


A few of the completed projects......

O'Connell Street makeover ..................................................................................................................Done
The Spire............................................................................................................................................Done
LUAS - (Light Rail System)..................................................................................................................Done

Croke Park redevelopment ...................................................................................................................Done

New wing at the National Gallery...........................................................................................................Done

New pedestrian bridge spanning the Liffey (The Sean O Casey Bridge).....................................................Done
New vehicle bridge spanning the Liffey (the James Joyce Bridge).............................................................Done
Lansdowne Road redevelopment.................................................Work in Progress - to be completed next year
Dublin Port Tunnel ..............................................................................................................................Done
National Conferance Centre ..............................................Work in Progress...to be completed end of this year
Calatrava Bridge (aka Samuel Beckett Bridge)......................................................................Work in Progress
Dublin Airport extension......................................................................................................Work in Progress
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Re: Belfast vs Dublin

Postby Maxwiggan » Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:39 pm

the port tunnel?
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