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June 9, 2008 at 10:14 am in reply to: Lansdowne Road Stadium #726066
I hadn’t seen this view before…November 15, 2007 at 1:26 pm in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #730675
Some photos up over on boards.ie]August 27, 2007 at 10:11 am in reply to: Olympia Theatre Portico #748445
Well that’s made my day!
Thanks for the wonderful pictures Graham.August 17, 2007 at 8:44 am in reply to: New Advertising in Dublin #776863
Yikes – that’s a grim picture!
I also notice that the positioning of the metropole means that the southbound bicycle lane (textured section on pavement) is completely obscured for any car exiting Guildford Place (as it is correctly spelt).June 20, 2007 at 2:21 pm in reply to: St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin #739852
where did you get that firhouse plan from? that’s news to me….is it just the Tallaght line from the DTO plan?
Regarding luas for firhouse – there was speculation about joining the lines as follows : Tallaght -> Firhouse -> Knocklyon -> Balinteer, then to Dundrum or Sandyford. See wikipediafor more.
Doubt it will happen in even medium term.
Nearest LUAS will get to firhouse may be Rathfarnham ….
“Substantially improve and expand Luas services in Dublin by:
â€¢ Joining the Green and Red Luas lines.
â€¢ Extending Luas to Docklands.
â€¢ Extending Luas to Citywest.
â€¢ Extending Luas to Cherrywood.
â€¢ Extending Luas to Lucan.
â€¢ Extending Luas from the City Centre to Liffey Junction (Broadstone/Cabra).
â€¢ Extending Luas to Rathfarnham subject to a feasibility study. “
Programme for government 12th June 2007.May 28, 2007 at 4:47 pm in reply to: Wiggins Teape #717902
there was large fire at this site on sunday,
Wiggans Teape is long gone. You can buy an apartment there now – lighthouse I think it’s called.
This fire was on the other side of Church Road at Cahill Printers. As Paul says, it is indeed the subject of an appeal at the moment.May 21, 2007 at 8:27 am in reply to: Dublin Historic Stone Paving disbelief #764132
Des Callaghan of the Waterworks Dept. – 2224397 – is in charge of the job. Also the senior engineer for the area – email@example.com. And the Heritage Officer – firstname.lastname@example.org – whose is officially in charge of listed street furniture.
Do complain. I’ve found out that the Georgian Society, whose office is on Merrion Square, have also been onto the council about it, but the more hassle they get, the better.
Thanks very much. I’ll certainly follow up with them on this matter.May 18, 2007 at 11:04 am in reply to: Dublin Historic Stone Paving disbelief #764129
Devin – who should complaints be addressed to? What’s the most useful approach to take?March 21, 2007 at 2:15 pm in reply to: Macken St Bridge – Santiago Calatrava #744363
I just saw what looks like bridge building going on there!
On the southside, by the Ferryman…February 19, 2007 at 11:17 am in reply to: Dublin Port Tunnel #740410
…and wasn’t it nice to see the quays with comparatively few hgvs this morning. Much more pleasant. Roll on the 4 axle ban!February 12, 2007 at 11:02 am in reply to: Macken St Bridge – Santiago Calatrava #744362
Article in Saturday’s Times said that construction is due to begin “next month”.
Don’t hold your breath…February 6, 2007 at 1:32 pm in reply to: Olympia Theatre Portico #748432
Here’s the latest on the ongoing sage.
The delay is being blamed on the lack of granite in the city… Interesting in light of some of Devin’s comments re: Henrietta street
Time is yawning for theatre awning
IT IS one of the longest-awaited openings in the Olympia Theatre’s history.
Staff at Dublin’s famous city-centre venue are frustrated that its newly restored canopy has still not made its debut over two years after it was taken down.
The ornate architectural awning has languished in a Scottish engineering firm’s warehouse since it was severely damaged after a truck backed into it in 2004.
A veteran employee has accused Dublin City Council of holding up the installation of the canopy, which has been fully repaired for over a year.
Maureen Grant (81), who is believed to be Dublin’s oldest serving barmaid, said the council has not fulfilled its promise to widen the path below the structure.
The city council previously stipulated that the path on Dame Street had to be extended by two feet before the canopy could be re-erected.
Its painstaking restoration has already caused a lengthy delay since the intricate, multi-coloured glass and lead structure was shattered.
The council said its erection depends on the availability of granite to extend the path. A spokesperson said a contractor has been appointed to carry out the work and expects to complete it “this side of the summer”.
The canopy was erected around 1900 and was manufactured by the Saracen Ironworks in Scotland. Heritage Engineering later bought the old foundry.
It was restored by experts at the Glasgow firm.
ANNE-MARIE WALSHDecember 20, 2006 at 12:29 pm in reply to: Archer’s Garage #715669
The gates they installed are terrible though – they introduce a vertical empahsis where none is needed and don’t seem to address the building at all. Are they stock or did someone “design” them I wonder. As the one in the left hand side of your picture has started to sag badly already I suspect the mightn’t last too long anyway. I can’t decide if they look worse open or closed.
As Archers is still listed (even indicated as “rebuilt after demolition” in the register) – dosn’t that mean that these railings are now listed…?December 1, 2006 at 10:54 am in reply to: Creche & Primary School Guidelines #775873
I presume you have read the recently updated Childcare Regulations?
Child Care (Pre-School Services) Regulations 2006
That should be your start point. Section 5 will be of particular relevance.
Also see Child Care Act 1991- Part VII â€“ (Appendix D)
and the following:
Childcare Facilities â€“ Guidelines for planning authorities (June 2001) (available from Government Publications Office and http://www.environ.ie)
Building Regulations, 1997 â€“ S.I. No. 496 of 1997
Building Regulations (Amendment) Regulations, 2000 â€“ S.I. No. 179 of 2000
Technical Guidance Document M (2000) â€“ (Access for People with Disabilities)
Resource Pack to Support Best Practice in the Design of Childcare Facilities (currently
in draft) (will be available from City/County Childcare Committees and Pobal)
Fire Safety in Pre-schools
Code of Practice for Fire Safety of Furnishings and Fittings in Places of Assembly
(both available from Government Publications Office and http://www.environ.ie)
Building Control Act 1990*
Building Regulations 1997 â€“ 2006 Parts A-M*
Building Regulations 1997 â€“ 2006 2002 Technical Guidance Documents A-M*
European Communities (Hygiene of Foodstuffs) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No 165 of 2000).
Public Health (Tobacco) Acts 2002 and 2004
For copies contact
Government Publications Office,
Sun Alliance House,
Dublin 2November 2, 2006 at 10:46 am in reply to: UCD Belfield Campus #775869
…Competition link: http://www.ucd.ie/gatewayproject/index.htm
What a badly designed website! Webfactory used to be pretty good too…September 20, 2006 at 10:39 am in reply to: Parnell Square redevelopment #751147
….New to this fatherhood thing so starting to notice things like playgrounds……
Congratulations – I bet the next thing you’re due to notice is the dog poo everywhere!September 20, 2006 at 10:31 am in reply to: New building beside City Hall #724599
It went through planning. The application number is 2368/01
If anyone is in the area and can drop in to take a look I’ll be very interested in what you discover…September 19, 2006 at 11:38 am in reply to: ILAC centre #732004
Knocking them can’t really be considered a “makeover”
1980s Parnell Street was a dump, but at least it had potential to be developed properly. Now it’s still a dump but the potential is long gone as the dross that has been thrown up will be with us for years to come.September 19, 2006 at 10:09 am in reply to: ILAC centre #732002
Why are they knocking? Is the site to be used differently?September 11, 2006 at 10:18 am in reply to: New building beside City Hall #724576
Does the gantry line up with the “original” building line I wonder?