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Details have finally been released on Arnotts redevelopment:
Arnotts today unveiled plans for a â‚¬700 million development based around its current department store in Dublin’s north city centre…An artist’s impression of the aerial view of the proposed development…
Here are those artist impression from the article above, looks quite impressive, although artist impressions usually do! At last it appears that the dead end nature and wasted use of Prince’s Street North will come to an end. Not sure what is gonna happen to The Adelphi facade on Middle Abbey Street, hard to make out from these images as well as other buildings in this re-development.
There are some very fancy “lamp shades” on top of the public lights along the stretch of the Boardwalk between O’C Bridge and the Ha’penny Bridge.
Not sure what they are for but some of them looked in an Oriental style from my taxi, which was hurtling along Aston Quay yesterday evening.
As far as I am aware the lamp shades have been put up as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival that is going on throughout the city at the moment.
Hi there, just a few of my thoughts. I’m also from the country, Donegal in fact, but have been living in Dublin for 3 years.
Now I recently visited Kerry for the first time (I know should have done it earlier) and was shocked to see the blight of once off housing all over the Ring of Kerry! Our premier tourist area! People go there for the views and the landscape, instead they are now presented with bungalows built into the sides of mountains! How such things were allowed to happen I don’t know but of course this has to stop. Now just when the rural community was beginning to accept this, however relunctantly, Bertie comes out with this statement!
There is a solution to this problem, although the difficult part involves the will to implement it. Agriculture is dead, we’re all aware of that, and it is the primary reason for stopping once off housing. It is no longer needed. Secondly no country can provide or fund each and every service that is required in each town in the country. Centralisation of services such as acute hospital is needed. So what is required to make this possible is the high density population of existing and new cities from rural areas. Not just Dublin but Cork, Galway Limerick, Waterford, Derry Sligo or Letterkenny need to be expanded. The countryside can then be properly preserved for useful purposes other than farming such as tourism to help provide for those that remain. People can receive the services they deserve in large urban areas with decent public transport, education and health etc.
Why does the country fight this obvious and inevitable progression for the sake of blighting the country side? Am I mad but is this nota simple concept in the western developed world. It is the third world that need agriculture not our over subsidised farmers believing in a future based on a false economy even though there sons leave only returning to build their homes!