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What amazes me is that councils are told by the Traffic Signs Manual issues by the DOE (carbon copy of the UK’s) to place signs as much as possible on existing objects (i.e. lamposts!!) to avoid clutter.
Do the councils do this? No!!
Hence a whole load of ugly plethora which is an absolute eyesore. They can’t even put the poles up straight, never mind the signs!!!
That is God awful… I’m speechless………………..
A real Aladdin’s Cave………………………….
NO NO NO NO
Would clutter the quays, obscuring all architecture……. Will be poorly maintained and financially unviable
Too much money now in the country no sense….
For a laugh
Nerdy or what????
Needless to say there is NO Irish contribution………………………..
‘Ah sure, it’ll do rightly’ attitude.. work to rule:mad:
The Sunday Times – Ireland
The Sunday Times January 08, 2006
Loop line bridge is ad-free at last
UGLY advertisements on Dublinâ€™s Loop Line bridge, regarded as the one of the cityâ€™s worst eyesores, were removed yesterday after 40 years.
Campaigners have long demanded that Iarnrod Eireann clean up the railway bridge across the Liffey, which infamously blocks the view of the 18th century Custom House from Oâ€™Connell bridge.
But the company delayed removing the ads, which earn about â‚¬500,000 a year in revenue, until Dublin city council gave planning permission for 13 billboard sites elsewhere, in order to offset the loss of income. Iarnrod Eireann has now obtained permission for 13 â€œtri-visionâ€ advertising sites, which have three constantly changing images on the same billboard.
â€œWe will do a major repainting of the bridge later this year,â€ said Barry Kenny, a spokesman for Iarnrod Eireann. â€œWe are very happy that this is all resolved. All the ads are going, and the bridge is being restored to its former glory.â€
The Loop Line has caused controversy since its completion in 1891. It links the railway stations at Westland Row and Connolly, but instead of taking a direct route below the Gandon-designed Custom House, engineers decided to loop it above.
Bad enough that the cityâ€™s finest building was obscured, but the view from Oâ€™Connell bridge was disimproved further in the early 1960s when tacky ads for biscuits and drinks were installed on its steel lattice by CIE.
Due to growing protests, Iarnrod Eireann eventually agreed to discontinue ads on the Loop Line once its contract with advertisers expired at the end of 2005.
The Loop Line could eventually be demolished, however, and be replaced by a tunnel under the Liffey. Under Transport 21, the governmentâ€™s recently announced plan, an underground interconnector linking Heuston station with Connolly is proposed, and a spur from Connolly to Tara Street railways would be a logical addition.
🙂 What an excellent idea!!! All for it.October 26, 2005 at 12:26 am in reply to: Easter I916 Commemorative Military Parades to return to Dublin #762710
Have seen your ‘posts’ on other boards. Particularly, the one about ‘what life would have been like if we were still part of the ‘United’ Kingdom…… http://www.boards.ie : 😮
We have nothing to be ashamed of (down here) Grow up!… Are you a card carrying member of the DUP? 95% of people on this little island want to get on…. The people in the ‘South’ are quite happy being themselves and running their own country. When the people in the ‘north’ sort themselves out, they are welcome to join us…
Oh …………………….. and I am an Architect.October 24, 2005 at 11:23 am in reply to: Easter I916 Commemorative Military Parades to return to Dublin #762675
I agree. Will look very impressive past refurbished GPO and O’Connell Street.
Shame we have no jets for a fly past!!!!! 😡
Without being offensive, Bruce Arnold is up there with the top west Brits. He yearns to go back to a time when Ireland and Dublin was ‘great’ under British rule. Great, maybe for those who lived in their cocooned ivory towers. So, I am not surprised that he dislikes anything the present Irish state has erected.
If Mr Arnold and others had there way, Dublin would be as architectually bereft as Carlisle or Sheffield (no offense to their inhabitants) or some other God foresaken middle ranking English city. That is because the British government wouldn’t have given a damn about us.
So, I am not surprised or annoyed by his comments in the slightest. Look at his ‘contributions’ down over the years to see his record…………….
😮 That is crazy re: College Green, It would take half an hour to line that road. In Wicklow County, where I live, the Council regularly fill and resurface roads and then leave them without any lines.. Madness!!
Should roll them out on all roads. Saw them everywhere in Canada. Even on very rural roads… Wow what a delight to drive in that country!!!
Probably stayed N because the same half-wit who decided we didn’t need motorway crash barriers or serivce/rest areas to have a rest/leak or fill our cars with petrol came up with it……
The whole thing is a joke!!
Poor guy! Irish sign-posting is woeful. These new gantry style signs are a welcome addition. Shame we still insist on copying the British with those stupid ‘clip’ signs around a pole. The slightest gust of wind or some drunk returning from the pub and they point in the wrong direction!!!!
We should copy the rest of Europe and adopt the screw into the poles signs. Then and finally then we might have road signs that don’t defy gravity!!
Why put up signs that are going to end up pointing the wrong way?
God help the tourists!
I think the last two Presidents have really made an effort to clean up the ‘Aras’ I have to say i was very proud the day of succession for the new member states. The building looked magnificant. The interior has been given a good refurbishment too!
That must be what they mean about ‘women around the place’!! (only kidding.) They have been two great ambassadors for the island of Ireland
I thought I’d start a thread on this topic as I haven’t seen it anywhere else on here. Apologies if I am wrong!
In the light of months of procrastination regarding the Dublin airport terminals and Aer Lingus, isn’t about time we had a Taoiseach and cabinet who can show strong leadership and make decisions?
I for one feel this country is in a state of permanent paralysis with Bertie at the helm. He is far too accommodating. Too much talk and too little action! When we had someone with enthusiasm like Brennan at transport he was shafted, because Bertie thought him too divisive. Politicians are paid to get on with the job. We can’t go on like this, our competiveness will be shot to pieces and our quality of life worsened.
My thoughts, yours?
Why can’t Irish workmen erect straight roadsigns??? See tram warning sign in photo on O’Connell Street median above It’s not rocket science!!
Right, that’s my moan of the day…………….
O’Connell Street has never looked better!
Jeez, ban the lot! Tacarama