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May 21, 2003 at 12:17 pm in reply to: Lansdowne Road Stadium #725841
Do you really believe that Athlone can handle 50,000 Celtic supporters, like Seville is doing at the moment. Or do you believe that any state or semi-state company can handle the thousands of people traveling to games. I am sorry but they can’t do that as it is. The stadium has to be in a major city – ie. Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick… I believe Landsdown is the ideal spot (which is pretty much proven over the years). Anyway you can’t just leave Landsdown in its current state for club games, its the oldest rugby stadium in the world and needs upgrading.
And by the way the ‘select’ number of people living in Dublin, were not selected by anyone. They choose to live there and represent quite a large proportion of the population. 😉May 20, 2003 at 12:24 pm in reply to: Removal of Street Furniture #726415
How dare people actually interact with their environment and socialise outside the walls of a pub and as for those those dangerous children… I bet those peski kids on their rollerboards were even sober. China have very similar laws on social gatherings.May 16, 2003 at 1:42 pm in reply to: Stephens Green Paving #726569
I remember when the new buildings at Carlow IT were done, hearing that the interior trees cost in the region of Â£100,000.
I heard that the same project engineer is working on the spike as started the Gaudi cathederal in Barcelona. He says he will pop over to finish the spike when he is finished over there.May 2, 2003 at 3:58 pm in reply to: Royal Dublin Hotel #726529
I have to say, I don’t mind if the street is furbished with replicas or modern contempoary buildings. I would however say that the buildings that do go up should be of a very high architectural standard and the cost of materials for building is no excuse for poor design. Dublin has seen a lot of nice buildings go up in recent years, but there is also a huge amount of cr*p.April 23, 2003 at 9:18 am in reply to: Does anyone talk to their neighbours anymore? #718387
I recently had a converstaion with some of the carpenters in work, one of whom is in the process of buying, another who has just bought and one ignorant halfwit who piped up and declared that he had just go his girlfriend pregnant so they would never have to worry about that kind of thing, as the government would give them a house (needless to say he was useless at his job and got laid off soon after). He is the kind of person getting the social housing. I have no problem with affordable housing going in but think the criteria for social should be restricted to those who acually need it and let the lazy gits suffer.
On walking towards the Spikey Thing last night, I noticed that the black sacks had been removed from the base and there was a layer of what looked like translucent frosted fasson underneath, which appeared to be torn and scratched in areas. That was until I noticed the highly reflective bits and realised it was an intentional feature. I then treid to figure out what the graphic represented. ? . Without spending much time on it I headed off to go about my business. As it is, the composition is just poor. they have missed so many opportunities in building this monument. I believe this is to do with political correctness, they are afraid to make any kind of statement, hence the non design of the thing. Apart from the obvious it is a thouroughly asexual non entity.March 26, 2003 at 11:49 am in reply to: Underneath Dublin? #716402
Makes me want to start digging in my back garden, to see whats underneath. I would imagine that there are house in Stoneybatter which could potentially have access to the tunnels.
My gaff!!!February 3, 2003 at 2:50 pm in reply to: New LUAS pics #724121
One thing that the Dart did was to implement a very good identity, with the whole thing tying very well together, everything from signage to furniture. Unfortunatly it has been completely ignored 10 years on and the whole thing looks half assed.
Hopefully the Luas will do a better job. But I doubt it…. This is Ireland after all.
The current recycling bin clusters on O’Connell St are a disgrace. The stickers look like they came free with the Beano. I pray they are only temporary. It is a disgrace to produce such cheap tack for our capitals main street.
Yes the red light acts as a beackon to draw people from miles around, you can even see it from Fitwilliam Square.
How are they gonna veil it to unveil it. It will probably cost another 3.5m in brown envelopes to veil the thing.
How many times can you say veil in one post.
I do not buy your newspaper, in fact i think it is ****, but I have to agree with your recent assessment of the Limerick gang wars.
I was born in Cork, but brought up in Moyross, one of the most notorious wastelands in Europe (weekly mortality rate 34%, apparently). According to a recent study by “The Weekly World News”, it is the third most likely place in the world where you could be the victim of an alien abduction. The same article, on which you clearly base most of your information, states that “one council estate in limerick has a nuclear arsenal surpassing that of the US, Russia, and the UK combined.”
There is no question that the recent gang wars are a prelude to something greater. On the grapevine (obviously the same one as you lot are on), I have heard that one of the rival factions has a 40km2 training camp in a secret location near Fedamore. In addition, two members of the St Mary’s Park gang recently visited Kazakstan and swapped 75 tons of cocaine for three nuclear warheads and a jar of smallpox.
If I were you, I would definitely print this tomorrow in your newspaper, it’s a hot story, nearly as hot as the stuff that was in it today! Of course, some of the gangs, such as the one who abducted the two brothers last week, do this purely at random. According to one report from a Web Site that is about as reputable as your newspaper, the same gang abducted 3,748 Limerick residents from their homes last week, 1,211 of whom are still missing. The Limerick authorities have contrived to keep this quiet, frightened of the “bad press”. This is inexcusable when newspapers as impartial as yourselves can be relied upon to report “the action” as it happens as reliably as possible.
You may think that my bitterness toward Limerick is unwarranted, but my personal story will prove otherwise. Having lived in Moyross for 16 years, it is hard to remember a week in which I was not stabbed, shot, or lost a loved one. From an early age, balaclava-wearing, medallion-loving gang members roam the streets, murdering, pillaging, looting. Then they go home and eat their dinner before organizing a few drive-by shootings that evening.
In one week in early 1997, I was shot five times in one day – twice in “the Lobster Pot” (that’s a fast food restaurant, not a part of my body). It is because of this that plans are afoot to give free “woundcare” to everyone within fifteen miles of Limerick.
I suggest you go to any hardware store in Limerick and ask them what their weekly turnover on knife sales is. Then, make up a figure that suits your story… Let’s say $23.5 million (always sounds more credible in dollars, doesn’t it?). Then, throw in a few Libyan guerrillas, those two leading Palestine separatists who are currently in Ireland, and mention the REAL IRA a few times (everyone in Limerick is a member of the real IRA, you can even put in a special paragraph about gang members getting discounts in local Chinese restaurants, but you probably knew that already), and bingo, it’s a story. Don’t forget to add in the most important keywords though, namely “local”, “knife”, “Southill”, “Prospect”, “St Mary’s Park area”, “Moyross”, “gun”, and my personal favourite (well, i’m cheating here because it’s an expression), “city cordoned off”.
Limerick is clearly on the brink of extinction. I have only touched the surface… I can’t say anymore because I am writing this letter from an Internet CafÃ© and I have to be home before dark (Police curfew, 5:30 p.m).
Thanks for your help
Am I supposed to read more into that?December 13, 2002 at 1:42 pm in reply to: New Liffey pedestrian bridge #723318
Dublin needs a way of getting people from Heuston to the IFSC’ish area which avoids traffic. The best options are:
Underground rail from Heuston to Connolly (now where would we get that?
Sky taxi – based on those cool harrier planes that take off vertically!November 11, 2002 at 9:53 am in reply to: Underneath Dublin? #716375
There are lots of tunnels under Dublin, the sewage system which dates back centuaries is supposed to be very impressive. I heard once that they reckon there are more rats under the streets in dublin than people.
My Dad used to work the trains out of Hueston station and they used to pick up carriages through a tunnel from Connolly.