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July 23, 2006 at 6:00 pm in reply to: right of way access #783024
Rofl 😀 I love it…Where did get that description from, TP, its excellent! Says what it does on the tin, unlike the more innocuious “one-off” description 😀
Maybe from now on such units can be refferred to as “Singular Rural Commuting Residence” – or SRCRs for short:p
It just seemed an appropriate description for what Lord Noel may have on his doorstep; PP granted and site sold to a couple with 2.3 kids from Dublin, Cork, Limerick or Galway where dad leaves at 0645 to beat the traffic opening both sets of gates and slamming each one as he is in a hurry.
Followed by mum at 0815 driving the kids off to school before heading into the office in the local town repeated at 1715 as mum picks up the kids from the local childminder who lives in a terraced Victorian House in the town and whose own children grew up 20 years ago and are in Boston with their TCD degrees. Mum is followed home by dad at 1930 who has arrived home after a hard day in the office and is fit for his dinner and bed.
Mum having two roles as tax payer and home maker is too wrecked for social interaction with the charming Lord Noel who derives the gate banging as the only real audio interaction.July 23, 2006 at 4:14 pm in reply to: Statue of limitations #783026
Thats classic ‘we have proof that we commenced breaking the law at a particular time’
Bear in mind that the period of limitation terminates upon the date that the first enforcement letter is correctly served upon your business and not the date of the hearing.July 23, 2006 at 4:08 pm in reply to: right of way access #783022
One for the planning matters forum;
There is no clear answer to this without having a solicitor examine both sets of title documents but the answer would be based upon firstly if the percieved ‘right of way is registered on your title deeds or land folio and secondly if it is registered what right of way actually exists i.e. is it the right to escourt livestock and animals accross a grass field or boreen or is it a proper laneway with the right to move carts, carriages and or motor propelled vehicles.
If the passage in question is not surfaced and is not registered it would probably be very difficult for the farmer to claim an upgrade to drive the vehicles necessary to run a rural commuting residence.July 18, 2006 at 3:40 pm in reply to: where is the tunnel #782941
It is a credit to DCC that they faced the contractors down in this instanceJuly 18, 2006 at 3:25 pm in reply to: where is the tunnel #782940
the tunnel is pretty much finished, required 3 months testing / safety checks going on at the moment ….
still some exterior work to do, its due to open in September …July 16, 2006 at 8:14 pm in reply to: "When the well runs dry" – Irish Times series #782918
I could take a converse position and say that I am spending too little time in Latin America of late talking to real people who have seen the effects of great visionaries before.
I feel that it is all too easy to overstate the role of US foreign policy on energy prices the real drivers for me have been the emergence of the new economies of China, India and Brazil who are undertaking the type of industrial projects that were the centre pieces of the European economy in the 1960’s and are extemely energy intensive. Combine this with the way that hedge funds make the market and the smallest geo-political event is a great excuse to hike prices disproportionately for the record Venezeula has never exceeded 4.5m ppdJuly 16, 2006 at 7:24 pm in reply to: "When the well runs dry" – Irish Times series #782916hutton wrote:It is an irony, but had the US not invaded Iraq and had oil remained around 34 – 38 bucks per barrel, Chavez probably would not look so great – and perhaps other south american voters wouldnt hold him up as the poster boy that he has become ]
Chavez is a thug with a private militia whose double standards would have made Nixon look like an honourable man. His subversion of the Bolivian and Equadorian elections has set both democracies back a decade and he is despised by more moderate but proven socialists such as Michelle Bachelet of Chile and the recently election Alan Garcia whose election to Peru he attempted to subvert.
Relying on lunatics like this is exactly why this country needs to create some hold over its own energy supply.July 16, 2006 at 6:59 pm in reply to: "When the well runs dry" – Irish Times series #782915
As Shell discovered to their detriment overstating ‘proven reserves’ is very costly in the markets
If anyone remembers the dying days of Bula it fell on proven russian reserves sold by Mir investments. I am extremely sceptical of a lot of russian discoveries and as Shell are finding the costs of recovering the proven reserves can be huge.
A very good article that puts a lot of his previous work together in as concise a way as was possible.July 12, 2006 at 3:33 pm in reply to: No Parking #782865
That depends on who owns the laneway as many laneways are still held by freehold estates who in some cases have landlords covenants to repair but more often the land is given to the occupants on a right of way basis only which can also be old enough not to afford the right to pass and repass with carts and or motor propelled vehicles.
Sorry but I have no sympathy for your situation you could have appealed the initial decision to An Bord Pleanala for a determination.July 11, 2006 at 8:51 am in reply to: High Rise Building #794174
It is the only site that it could possibly be from that angle unless it is 1 upper Grand Canal St which lacks both the footprint and the owner with the ambition to see a project of this size throughJuly 10, 2006 at 7:34 pm in reply to: High Rise Building #794170
A long way from the original proposal for the siteJune 7, 2006 at 11:21 pm in reply to: High Rise Building #794138
Greg see link for plan of new entrance to war memorial gardens …June 6, 2006 at 12:10 pm in reply to: High Rise Building #794134
yeah its not bad tp, the tower seems a small bit stubby for its width, probably got the usual treatment from the planners –
I remember claims from springfield residents of an impending ‘Permafrost ‘ & ‘Seasonal Depression’ resulting from the tower, wouldn’t mind hearing their comments now 😉
the whole scheme is definitely a step above a lot of other stuff in the area, whitestown way is the next big local development – http://www.murray-associates.com/portfolio_whitestown.htmJune 6, 2006 at 10:07 am in reply to: High Rise Building #794133
@Peter FitzPatrick wrote:
more info on the Belgard Square project @
This scheme worked out fairly wellJune 1, 2006 at 12:28 pm in reply to: Liberty Hall redevelopment #792736
Many people forget about the context of Liberty Hall in relation to Busaras and I’m sure it was designed with that in mind but that the relationship has been largely altered by the addition of the Irish Life Centre in the 1970’s.
A restoration of Liberty Hall would be desirable but I would have concerns that the original glazing would be difficult to replace given the trend towards lower energy consumption aided by reflective or heavily tinted glass to reduce direct sunlight and consequently air-con requirement.
One thing that has always struck me about liberty hall is the way that people rarely complain about its outdated appearance vis a vis commercial buildings; I wonder is this a subconscious conclusion that because it is a union building it is therefore suited to having a dated context?May 31, 2006 at 12:42 pm in reply to: Liberty Hall redevelopment #792733
As one planner described Liberty Hall it is a bit like any classical building in that it has detailing at both ground level and at the top. I would hate to see the building without this detailing.
Has anything come of proposals to dispose of / redevelop the building or was it merely an idea being floated?May 26, 2006 at 7:03 pm in reply to: thomond park redevelopment #788592
Thomond redevelopment is unveiled
Friday, 26 May 2006 5:05
The home of Munster rugby, Thomond Park, is to be given a â‚¬40 million facelift that will bring the capacity of the ground to 26,000 and should be open for business in the autumn of 2008.
Known world-wide already as a ground which hosts the most animated supporters in the world the new look Thomond Park will have two new stands in addition to new changing rooms, medical suite, executive boxes, banqueting facilities and supporters bars.
Two sweeping arches of the new stands will ultimately become an image that everyone will associate with the famous ground at which Munster have never lost a Heineken cup game in its eleven seasons and where the All-Blacks were beaten on October 31st 1978, the only defeat of that tour.
Planning permission will be sought in July of this year and all the work will be completed within eighteen months.
When completed there will be seating for 15,000 and terrace capacity of 11,000.
Pat Whelan, former International and former Irish team coach, said: “The re-development represents a major project for Munster and Irish rugby.”
Munster Branch President, Ken Lyons, said: “There are very few rugby followers in the world who are not aware of the history and great traditions associated with rugby at Thomond Park. This re-development is entirely fitting, more so in view of Munster’s magnificent Heineken European cup win last week-end”.
Richard Leng, Chairman of AFL, stadium architects, said “The development will provide state of the art facilities for spectators, supporters, and players in an environment where the unique atmosphere of Munster rugby will be retained and intensified.
Down the years what has made Thomond Park legendary for its atmosphere has been the proximity of supporters to the pitch. This, according to Hugh Murray of Murray O’Laoire architects, “will enhance the legendary intensity of the Munster experience by having 15,000 as close to the pitch as possible.”
To facilitate the new plans the IRFU purchased several houses adjacent to the ground at Knockalisheen Road which, if not sold by the owners, could have jeopardised the project.
Looks like I am for demolition 😀May 25, 2006 at 4:14 pm in reply to: Grafton Street, Dublin #784789
I certainly wasn’t referring to McDonalds signage or footlocker or any other generic design as being innovative in any sense. What I was referring to are the type of shopfront such as No.1 Clare Street or Neu Bleu Eru on South William StreetMay 25, 2006 at 1:11 pm in reply to: Grafton Street, Dublin #784787
I can see where you are coming from in relation to signage and lets be honest there has been a terrible attitude towards what is considered acceptable in Ireland in common with many other places.
However I do not feel that introducing a manditory signage regime would be ideal either given the architectural diversity on our main streets with particular reference to places like Pana or Grafton Street.
For a start a prescriptive regime would eliminate all possibility for innovative contemporary designs and this would be retrograde in my opinion. If the concept of ACAs were enforced signage would present a medium for retailers to drawn attention to their pitches without undermining the architectural integrity of their location.
A good example of good signage is the Spar shop on Camden Street where simple contemporary metal lettering has been used on a period building.March 14, 2006 at 2:40 pm in reply to: thomond park redevelopment #788591
Thomond development gets green light
Tuesday, 14 March 2006 11:52
Thomond Park will be re-developed as a 26,000 capacity rugby stadium by the IRFU Development Committee, it was announced today.
It had been expected that Musgrave Park would become the home of Munster rugby since talks with the residents of Knockalisheen Road over the purchase of their homes, necessary to allow for the development of Thomond, had stalled.
Though full details of the project have yet to be announced, it is now certain that the development will go ahead at Thomond Park.
Looks like I’m to get a makeover 😀
In relation to the above post,
good on Kathy Synnott the Peoples Park incident is a disgrace and there can be no excuses on this one; it was a public park a fact which is inescapable.