Aw stop, it would drive you to drink! .... It's the Dublin City Council Water Metering Project. Have just lodged a big complaint about it.
Firstly, I'm sorry if people are sick of looking at close-up pictures of pavements, but this has really got to be documented up here:
Merrion Square East
The project has been ongoing for the past couple of months in the south Georgian area of the city. It involves insertion of a meter with a plastic cover in the pavement in front of every premises in the area. Kerbing is unaffected, but, where complete listed pavements exist, it requires removal of one or more flagstones in the pavement to insert the meter. The remaining area around the meter was initially filled in with a dollop of tarmac (as seen above), pending the careful cutting and reinstating of removed flagstones … no problems so far ….
Reinstatement work has begun in the past couple weeks and ....... you’ll never guess ....... they are making a rotten mess of it and muggins has to go chasing it up. The old flags are not being put back; white granite and concrete is being used instead, then the cement is slapped on .......
There's all this blather in the Development Plan about the Georgian cores of the city being of 'international importance' and establishing a 'national urban idiom' but, once again, the CC is exposed as having no system for standards of work to these valuable pavements.
Fitzwillian Square North. Yum!
Upper Pembroke Street. Mix 'n match.
Upper Mount Street. We'll put in a few concrete flags here - no one will notice .. quicker than cutting old granite ...
Upper Mount Street. The utter sloppiness of it!