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The images look like the ones put around for Wycherlys development on the Marina Commercial Park site (ex-Fords)
Not being pedantic, just clear, but it’s not “the docklands project”, merely one project within the docklands.
That said it’s a big one! It’s for Gerry Wycherley’s Marina Commerical Park. Massive, lots of mixed space, Ford museum, marina etc etc etc. No proposed start date, submitting for planning today. I’d be confident it’ll go ahead actually. Wycherley seems like a good operator, sensible. That business park is not overloaded with debt (like Howard purchases for example) and has paid for itself many times over I would think.
The Airport needs study they took that from as much as says it’s not going to happen this side of the apocalypse. They note it will be expensive and difficult due to topography. It’s a good idea but won’t happen for 20 years. There are a number of cheaper and quite effective measures (like slip roads at the airport roundabout) noted in the same report which haven’t been done so don’t hold out hope for a brand new road!
2 UK subsidiaries of Howard Holdings have been wound up. Howard holdings itself is still going so you never know!
Try phoning them or calling to their main office in Lapp’s Quay….the lights are off, and it’s not to save money…
Howard are gone. Bust.
You’re forgetting that there are the guts of 500 parking spots in that development…oh wait, sorry I forgot that they are for staff and only 10 are for customers. Damn pesky customers.
All of the office space you quote is small floor plate stuff…no good if you are a google of this world…
Sure the jackeens don’t need it now that the IFSC is gone quiet…
Could we stage a daring raid to steal it? It’s probably too short but sure we could throw a few planks across the gap until we find the extra few bob.
It’s McCarthy Developments that own the old Cork City ground. They recently applied for PP for a mixed use scheme.
You should see it from the other side, it is a landmark. Landmark ugly.
Any packages not accepted at the front door can (obviously) only be collected at one location. For me, that’s in Togher industrial estate (for others in the city, it’s in Little Island!).
My point was that not everyone has to go to Togher or Little Island, there are still sub offices. In any event, I agree with Pug that the sorting office would not be a better alternative, and on your point about joined up thinking, I don’t see to be honest what that thinking is/could be?! If An Post contined to occupy prime city centre land for a task that can be done anywhere within 20 miles of the city we’d be complaining about how inefficient they are…:D
That’s not quite true as there are sub offices throughout the city, for instance the Ballintemple/Ballinlough area has one next to the Silver Quay. Admitedly they are trying to shut it though…..:rolleyes:
You’re entitled to your opinion, but if you’re going to be so vitriolic it least get your most basic of facts right. Owen O’Callaghan has nothing to do with the Elysian, it was Michael O’Flynn.
Atlantic Quarter is scheduled to break ground next year. Sorry to hear your life expectancy is so short.
Reducing road space for traffic is a retrograde step IMHO. It’s very difficult to increase that space once you’ve done it and we have no idea how bad traffic will be once the Docklands is under construction and when it’s finished. Need all the roadspace we can get to be honest.
That said, you’re dead right about upgrading the pedestrian links in those (and other areas). Just think a way needs to be found without creating traffic problems. e.g. On Blackrock Rd outside Tellengana House, the Council have just put in a bus shelter. Good move, obviously. However, they also doubled the size of the footpath at the same time (to no obvious benefit) which means buses can’t actually pull in anymore and will block the road every time they stop.
I know several TDs and I can assure you it’s not a cake walk of a job. Yes, the money isn’t bad but you are literally on the phone pretty much every waking hour answering constituency queries and have to be nice to every single caller, regardless of how big/small or sensible their query actually is. The work load is mind-blowing.
I’m in the same position in my job, so are many people in sales and other such service industries.
You can cock up as a doctor, an architect, a sales person in Tesco and get fired but as an elected representative you do not have any tenure. You face the electorate every 5 years and there are absolutely no guarantees of keeping your seat.
I recognise the fickle nature of politics, but wouldn’t it be great to only worry about getting the sack 1 day out of 1825!?! In every other job you can get the chop on any given day!
It would actually be highly beneficial for companies and sectors to get some of ‘their people’ into the political sphere too as it means that their views are represented.
So, we move to a Yank like system where there are more vested interests than voices of the people!? Right. :rolleyes:
Listen, I agree with your basic point that more talented people, or to avoid offending serving politicians, people with different skills/talents, should be encouraged into the political sphere. I just don’t think some sort of guarantee which ends up costing business is the answer.
TDs now make over â‚¬100k p.a., excluding expenses etc. Why in the hell would we make extra provision for them such as holding their jobs etc? Granted a Dail career can be short, if a TD cocks up, but so can a career in medicine if you cock that up. Every job has consequences, the whole point of political representation is that there are consequences to your actions to meet or fail your constituency expectations. The Irish system even goes so far as to make lump sum payments to TDs if they fail to be reelected! That’s before we get started on the pension….
Granted, the situation is different for coucillors, but this topic started about those in government.
Do you not think that planned development (residential and commercial) along the line, as far as Midleton (on the as yet non existant extension!) counts as planning? Or the substantial development levies they’ve taken off people building within x miles of the lines (can’t recall the exact distance)?
On Little Island, that is a hugely important industrial area. You can also read that as huge industrial area. Would you like to live next to all of that industrial development? Do you not think that all of the people in the places you’ve mentioned (and the hundreds of other businesses you didn’t) need to get to work and might use the train? Drive past Glounthane station in the morning and you’ll see how many use it. [Now, if only some enterprising soul would start a bus route from the station around Little Island…all it would need would be one minibus doing a loop…]
I’m not a huge fan of planning in Ireland, but you have to give credit where it’s due.
The more important issue IMO is whether planners will ignore the muppets like CSD and allow the density within the City limits that would support light rail if it was ever built/to be built.
The airbridge is broken and due (don’t know when) to be back in service soon.
To my knowledge, it is only consistently used by Aer Lingus, and then only for the Heathrow flight.
That’s ridiculous…am I correct in saying you’re not entitled to a view? So what are they complaining about in Montenotte?
…and the application mentioned is for a 2 acre site they hold at the Victoria rd end of the Docklands…