lawyer wrote: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.
You are a luck man not knowing anyone on (or in) the Cobh UDC.
No disparaging comments were made: anything said is a fact that can be verified under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act.
Just look at where they allowed the last water tower to be built. As for the other obtrusions, it takes time to get around to them - after all, Rome was not built in a day.
In a democracy, why should the Board of Works or any other state agency be above the law? Surely, all are equal under the law. And, as other have pointed out on this thread re what has been going on in Cobh, there is not an even pitch in operation when it comes to planning permission. Someone else pointed out that had he submitted plans to build the Telly-Tubby Box in exactly the same palce and to the same specifications, he would not have received permission. So why the BoW?
After all, the garda commissioner pays motor-tax on patrol cars as does the army.