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March 24, 2005 at 12:35 pm in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #728893
@Graham Hickey wrote:
The IT article mentions a George’s Quay site as being offered by the DDDA…?
Definitely an error or trojan horse only the smallest site possible for derevelopment exists on Georges Quay within the DDDA area between the train station and Tara St, the remainder of Georges Quay is the Ulster Bank complex to the East and the area West of Tara St is solely with the DCC area.
It is zoned objective 5 ‘to consolidate and facilitate the development of the Central area… ‘March 24, 2005 at 12:01 pm in reply to: M3 Anti-tolls Online Petition – www.m3tolls.com #751839
From RTE http://www.rte.ie/business/2005/0324/ntr.html
Quote ” NRA in talks to buy West Link bridge
March 24, 2005 09:03
The National Roads Authority is discussing with the Government the possibility of buying out the West Link bridge from NTR, the company that operates the tool booths on the bridge, the Oireachtas Transport committee was told yesterday.
Committee chairman John Ellis said they had been told previously that the price of a buy-out was totally exorbitant. But NRA chief executive Fred Barry said the authority was now involved in discussions with the Government on a buy-out, as it was a matter that needed a Ministerial decision.
Mr Barry also said that it would take until 2008 or 2009 before tolling at the West Link bridge could be done electronically, with devices fitted to every vehicle passing through.
On major roads outside the Dublin area, he said electronic tolls would be installed but there would also be the opportunity to pay by cash.
On the M3 motorway, he said the proposed toll would be west of Navan at a cost of €1.20, which would be less than charged on other routes. In general, he said the NRA favoured the use of variable tolls as a way of managing the traffic flow, but the authority would not favour no tolls, at any hour of the day. “
It looks like your campaign has workedMarch 22, 2005 at 6:39 pm in reply to: Look at de state of Cork, like! #733382
HSA orders work to cease on Cork sites
22 March 2005 15:11
The Health and Safety Authority has ordered work to cease at 19 building sites and a quarry in Cork over the past month during a planned campaign by the authority on workplace safety in the county.
The crackdown followed the deaths of four people in workplace accidents in Cork in January, more than the total number of fatalities there in the whole of 2004.
Two men died at Tivoli docks. Both deaths involved accidents with trucks. Another man died when he fell off scaffolding on a building site at Blackrock in Cork city, and a woman died in a farm accident at Cloyne in east Cork.
In response, the Health and Safety Authority announced a planned campaign of inspections by its staff of building sites and farms and on the manufacturing and transport sectors.
The HSA carried out more than 430 inspections in Cork over the past month and it issued the results of those inspections today.
The authority reveals that:
* Work at 19 building sites and one quarry was halted because inspectors felt there was a risk of serious personal injury to the people working there
* A further 12 improvement notices were issued directing the owners of four quarries, three farms, three transport and two engineering companies to remedy safety breaches in their operations
* Seven transport companies were fined around €2,000 each for carrying dangerous goods by road without the proper documentation.March 19, 2005 at 11:17 am in reply to: dun laoghaire queries #751864
Do you know who the architects were?March 19, 2005 at 10:33 am in reply to: dun laoghaire queries #751862
That image is totally horrible phil it shouldn’t have recieved PP at all so so so out of contextMarch 19, 2005 at 10:30 am in reply to: M3 Anti-tolls Online Petition – www.m3tolls.com #751835
Adhoc you forgot to include the VAT the inclusive cost is therefore 2.12 per journey or 4.24 per day (page 7) return it is also worth noting that all prices within the document are based upon year 2000 prices and where tolls are concerned there has been much inflation since.January 23, 2005 at 1:11 am in reply to: Rural Housing Estates #749862
Why don’t they just build it at the edge of the town? I know I wouldn’t buy a house a mile from a town on a road with no footpath, how would you get home from the pub?January 23, 2005 at 12:47 am in reply to: Libeskind in Cork #749872
How long will it run for? It looks very interesting and not something that could be taken down without a lot of work. I think this one definitely looks like a good opportunity for a weekend down South.January 22, 2005 at 11:42 pm in reply to: Citywest : Mansfield’s giant heap of crap #745517
Is this some kind of joke?December 31, 2004 at 6:48 pm in reply to: Tara / M3 – Better Solutions? #749026
@Thomond Park wrote:
it is a fact that the Existing M1 runs west of Drogheda by about 2 miles, the proposed route of the M3 will be a similar distance East of Navan, Drogheda and Navan are 13 miles apart by road or 11.5 miles in a straight line, these two motorways will be 7.5 miles apart and I’m sure that the NRA will surely upgrade the M2 beyond Ashbourne before too long.
So what are you suggeting? Do you want the motorway diverted west or do you just want it stopped? I think it has to be accepted that Meath is covered in historical sites as the Boyne Valley was one of the first places settled in Ireland, whatever route is chosen is going to have sites that can’t be built on according to some people.
Do you have some interest in An Taisce becuase that looks like advertising to me
Sorry to be posting back to back all,
Next Wednesday at 11am will witness a celebration of Bewleys and what it means to Dubliners and blow ins like myself, this celebration will feature a number of celebrities and entertainments and is directed at showing that Bewley’s is an important part of the Dublin experience.
All support will be gratefully received by the widest coalition of heritage groups and individuals I have ever seen assembled.
Kicks off at 11am with a full entertainment programme until 1pm all outside Bewley’s Grafton St.
Bad Coffee high rents,
good riddance any chance of an extra large Champion Sports?November 23, 2004 at 2:00 am in reply to: Carton House #715740
@Michael J. O’Brien wrote:
Just seen this.
I have visited Carton Demense this summer and I think to date the fact that the estate will be open to the public again is a major positive development and it looks like the developers have sepnd a lot of money on the firt phase of the house renovations.
This new hotel development worries me hugely, because one of the archectural wonders of Carton House is the symmetry, which will now be broken.
Obviously this development with the Irish open etc is going to further develop and I wonder where the first extension to the hotel will go.
I am amazed that planners allowed them to build a 21st century builting beside an 17th/18th gem.
I am all for development and I would have had no problem with a hotel somewhere within the 1000 acre demense. I strongly feel the house the Shell Cottage should have remained as a centre pieces of the estate without any alternations to its archectiture.
Have you never seen the Four Seasons in Ballsbridge?
It is the architecturally the best Hotel in EuropeNovember 13, 2004 at 8:36 pm in reply to: Board-approved scheme slammed by senior inspector #748283
Do Board Pleannalla ever listen to their inspectors or do they just make decisions for the crack?November 13, 2004 at 8:22 pm in reply to: Phoenix Park Tunnel Photos #727827
All the talk of multibillion euro metros while there is homeless in the streets and a perfectly good link already there makes me sickNovember 6, 2004 at 10:48 pm in reply to: Capel Street kiosks #747995
Claire: I think we had a chat about the Adelaide Road kiosk a few months back. You should do a search and take a look
The Kiosk at Leeson St has full planning permission for tables and chairs to be put outside the shop and will next spring be doing business as a cafe and mini convenience store, Ned already sells decent coffee but it is only take away at present.
The yokes on Grattan bridge unlike ned’s cafe don’t have planning permission and they certainly don’t have anywhere near as much circulation space as the Leeson St Kiosk.November 6, 2004 at 7:30 pm in reply to: Does Kerry have a planning system? #745987
Talking on the issue of no respect did anyone see the news on the 60 seals hacked to death by Kerry Fishermen this week, it appears they have no respect for anything down there, be it creatures, landscapes or historical buildings.October 30, 2004 at 5:09 pm in reply to: Is McDowell being shafted? #747212
Good enough for him he must follow the law like everyone elseOctober 30, 2004 at 5:08 pm in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #728577
Originally posted by sw101
i’ve always had pride in my country, travelling far and wide and stressing my southern accent when it suits to make new friends. i’ve lived in dublin for four years, always north of the river, and the only occassion i have to feel shame for my heritage is when i walks the streets of my capital. its disgusting. the ppl are dispicable, the authorities are out of all order, and improvements are blocked by anal members of a defunct state. bring on the next recession so i have an excuse to take my filthy degree and leave in a blaze of wake-induced vomit.
and just so i’m not accused of leaving the topic of the thread: O’CONNELL STREET IS A BIG SMELLY KIP
It was never that bad at any stage