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  • in reply to: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches #773228
    Radioactiveman
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    One planning application to watch:

    Adjustments to the front of Seamus Murphy’s Church of the Annunciation in Blackpool.
    “for alterations to front railings, construction ramp with railings to form accessible entrance, replace front door and erect 2 no flag poles at the southern side of existing building”

    No further details at the moment, but I’d imagine any major changes to the front railings and steps would serious injure this almost unique interation between the church space and the public realm.

    in reply to: Cork Transport #780084
    Radioactiveman
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    What are the government going to announce now that the railway line is open?
    That used to be their banker…every few weeks announce the cork-midleton line. Perhaps they can just put out a press release every few months just to tell us its still going. We’ll miss it otherwise!

    in reply to: cork docklands #778958
    Radioactiveman
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    The workers must have known this was coming. Had been heavily mentioned for re-development.
    Agreed, its a fantastic building with major scope for a civic, cultural use. In fairness, CCC have recognised this too and written it into the local area plan. The developers themselves are also conscious of this.

    Nearby, Joe Gavin is due to bring forward a motion to list (i.e. make a protected structured) the remaining Ford production buildings on the quays. Now used for a multitude of retail and manufacturing uses, they have a rich industrial history underneath all the modern rubbish.

    in reply to: developments in cork #759691
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    Radioactiveman
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    Can anybody hazard a guess as to where this is? I’ve got no information other than the image. Long shot I know.

    in reply to: cork docklands #778862
    Radioactiveman
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    Ok lads, lets everyone just calm down for a minute 🙂
    Thats better.

    Now, everyone invloved in this docklands huhhah is telling us that the sevesco sites need to be ‘sorted out’.
    How will this happen? What is involved? Is it just movement of the facilities there or is there a further clean up needed? I don’t think its every been fully explained to me.

    in reply to: cork docklands #778852
    Radioactiveman
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    Whats the story with this bridge? I thought we were going to hear word on funding a few weeks ago.

    in reply to: Cork Transport #780036
    Radioactiveman
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    Anybody else think these hospital files were planted in Glounthane to prove to us that the Cork -Midleton rail line is FINALLY on its way?
    Seriously though, its good to see work started….although I’m sure we’ll see a few more launches before the trains start rolling.

    in reply to: Cork Transport #780034
    Radioactiveman
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    This is way too late. These services should have been in place years ago!

    In other transport news, Joe Gantly has tendered his resignation as Head of the CAA. He probably deserves a break after all he’s been through. In fairness though, he’s been as good as his word…he promised to bring about devolution from Dublin and he’s done it…eventually.

    in reply to: cork docklands #778802
    Radioactiveman
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    I must say, the cylindrical towers don’t really do it for me. But thats just a personal issue.
    Well done to Howards for having the balls to do it.

    in reply to: cork docklands #778783
    Radioactiveman
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    @THE_Chris wrote:

    Am I getting muddled about the location of the first pic or is there no way that ship can get out?

    The bridge opens (sideways, not up and down) to allow traffic up and down the river.

    in reply to: Developments in Cork #782016
    Radioactiveman
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    I’d suggest its better to keep these hospitals as close to the City as possible. Sarsfield Court and Blarney are just to out of the way.
    It will do no harm for the Docklands development either.

    in reply to: Developments in Cork #782014
    Radioactiveman
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    @mickeydocs wrote:

    A city centre location makes more sense with regards to accessibility.

    Agreed, but in the absence of any city centre site available to accomodate both hospitals on the same site, a docklands site would seem to be the next best option. It could also have considerable advantages with regard to access.
    Blarney and Sarsfield Court would be disasterous moves for the City, especially the Northside. The Mercy is the closest thing the Northside has to a local hospital.

    in reply to: Developments in Cork #782012
    Radioactiveman
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    @jungle wrote:

    Just after they’ve built the breast check facility next to the South Infirmary :rolleyes:

    I hope it’s a Docklands site as I’d like to see a hospital retained somewhere fairly centrally.

    Any merger and move would have to take at least a decade, so the hospitals will have to develop until then.
    Agreed, a docklands site would be my favourite too.

    in reply to: Developments in Cork #782010
    Radioactiveman
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    Speculation is rife that the Mercy Hospital and the South Infirmary Hospital are to merge on a new site. A planned press conference at lunchtime in the City should shed some light on the subject. Three sites mooted as the new hospital location are:
    Blarney
    Sarsfield Court
    Docklands.

    A number of rumours link Howard Holdings with the docklands site.
    Whoever does the deal will obtain two massive ciy centre hospital sites for future mixed use development (although both with serious restrictions due to heritage matters).

    in reply to: Developments in Cork #782005
    Radioactiveman
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    A decision on Frinailla’s City Library has been pushed back to 2nd November.

    in reply to: Developments in Cork #781998
    Radioactiveman
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    A decision is due on Frinailla’s City Library development today.

    in reply to: Developments in Cork #781987
    Radioactiveman
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    On a related note, who are Murrayforde? Do they have anything to do with Frinailla?

    in reply to: Developments in Cork #781986
    Radioactiveman
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    Well, its always the way, isn’t it? You wait for a big juicy planning application, and then two turn up at once!
    Following on from the Manor Park home application yesterday, Murryforde/TNP partnership have finally submitted there plans for the pivotal Kyrls Quay site.

    They are seeking permission for a 120 bed hotel with bar, cafe, restaurant, conference and leisure facilities; as well as a residential development on site. The proposed development has a ground floor ‘podium block’ form with the hotel element and residential element rising seperately from this. The hotel will be 7 storey over basement, with the residential component (80 aprtments) between 4 and 8 storeys.
    The applicants seek approval for the demoloition of all buildings between Kyrls quay and Kyrls street as well as buildings to the south of Kyrls Street (Cork Timber and Slate; the Cuan Leee Hostel and a stone building dated 1856). Kyrls quay will be made a cul de sac with its closure at the western end (although allowing for Garda access to the Bridewell) and a new pedestrian walkway will be constructed along the line of the old city wall which runs through the site.

    The Kyrls Quay site (top left corner of image; BLOCK 4):

    in reply to: Developments in Cork #781981
    Radioactiveman
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    Don’t get too excited Pug!!
    As far as I can see the application is for:
    210 residential units, creche, community facilities, a PORTION of Horgan’s Quay Square, basement parking, a new road off Water Street connecting to Horgan’s Quay, demolition of portion of old boundary wall.
    The 210 apartments are in two blocks (Blocks D & E, suggesting there is much more still to come) to the eastern end of the site. Block D ranges from 2-8 storeys, Block E ranges from 2-11 storeys.
    The portion of Horgan’s Square sought in this application will be laid with grass until such time as the rest of Horgan’s square is developed.
    There appears to be no attempt to integrate the CIE workshop (a protected structure) into the development.

    Apologies for the very summary nature of the post. The full notice is on todays Irish Examiner.

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