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May 18, 2009 at 4:21 am in reply to: Macken St Bridge – Santiago Calatrava #744528
54January 27, 2008 at 1:55 am in reply to: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ? #754732
those renders look very misleading. it looks like a 5 storey building in one, and 6 storey in the other. very poor quality.December 11, 2007 at 12:13 am in reply to: Ireland’s Housing Name Game #735913
One end of the mews lane behind Beresford Place, Dublin 1, reads “Frenchman’s Lane” and the other end reads “Frenchmen’s Lane”.
there is no plural or possessive version of “frenchmen” so the latter is obviously a typo or the result of a moron making signs.June 22, 2007 at 2:12 pm in reply to: National Wax Monstrosity #745735
who designed it?June 19, 2007 at 12:53 pm in reply to: D’Olier & Westmoreland St. #713938April 11, 2007 at 5:35 pm in reply to: New Advertising in Dublin #776819
this is all going to end terribly. it’ll be grand until some eejit gets a wheel caught in a luas track on abbey street and smacks his head off the kerb and sues Deceuax, DCC, even this website if they can. the bike scheme will be pulled immediately.January 15, 2007 at 2:59 am in reply to: New Advertising in Dublin #776652
i’d love to see each of the applications for the signage hit with a request for add info including 3d images of each of the proposals.August 31, 2006 at 2:31 am in reply to: Cork Transport #779400
Could someone settle this arguement.
I make off that years ago, maybe 40 years ago, to travel from Cork to Midleton you would first have to go into Glanmire, over the hump back bridge beside the AIB and up the back of the Water Resevoir and end up at thee back of the present IBIS hotel.
It was only years later that a bridge was built at the glanmire roundabout which allowed you to get to where the IBIS hotel is today.
and you’d have to flog the mare every inch of the way, begorrah.
i’ve been on that road for about 20 years, and even the difference in that time is incredible. i cycled the new sections of the n25 just before they opened with the old man back in the day. the whole notion was completely alien, actually bypassing somewhere. shortly after we were reading proposals about not bridging but TUNNELING under the lee. sure that’ll never happenAugust 17, 2006 at 12:30 pm in reply to: Trim plan a monument to stupidity #762001
That pic in devin’s post is absolutely appalling. completely out of place.August 1, 2006 at 2:28 am in reply to: Cycling in Irish Cities #761455
that’s a dreaful idea. one day of the month you’re not allowed bring a bike to the city centre?
obvious wrecks should be removed and put in storage. if they’re not claimed within a specific time period of (say) a month, scrap them. it’s not as if the owner can claim they had much value.July 28, 2006 at 2:03 am in reply to: Kildare Civic Offices #757394
It looks a bit miserable to me. It’s out in the countryside and yet it looks really corporate and grey as if it belongs in a city.
Maybe it’s just the photos though. When I heard about it first(my Dad described it to me!) I thought it sounded so exciting.
Are you gonna shoot me now?!
as bren said, it’s not in a rural setting. not by any stretch of the imagination (i’m assuming you’re not familiar with naas). go have a look, walk around it then walk again with a camera in your hand and snap any element or angle that you find interesting. i think you’ll find it to be an education.July 20, 2006 at 8:53 pm in reply to: Kildare Civic Offices #757385
some pics… http://www.irish-architecture.com/buildings_ireland/kildare/naas/araskildara.html
it’s a stunning building. i’m waiting for an excuse to go in there during working hours.July 7, 2006 at 12:56 am in reply to: cork docklands #778569
the odlums building could be redevloped, interesting facade. R&H hall could be redeveloped as well, but it’d be a lot of work. most of the rest is sheds and silos.July 3, 2006 at 2:38 am in reply to: Bord Pleanala Decision Questionable #780105
the report recommended a maximum internal dimension of 1.0 metres, and the order dictated a maximum external dimension of 1.5 metres. allowing for a 300mm buildup of a cavity wall and a gutter, the full extents of 1.5m isn’t unreasonable. the the further 500mm was added to allow for the envelope to be built around the recommened 1000mm internal dimension, if that’s the question you’re asking.July 3, 2006 at 2:31 am in reply to: Disgraceful – Glanmire to be ruined #780100
and what percentage of the former sisters of the poor land be social housing?
that’s for the council to negotiate with the developer. it has nothing to do with whether the development should go ahead or not.July 3, 2006 at 2:27 am in reply to: What happens next? #780108
if they grant your only recourse is to take it to an bord pleanala. only an objector who objected originally to the planning authoiurty can do this as far as i know. if the grounds upon which your objection is based are sound, an bord pleanala will look at any and all observations by third parties and rule accordingly. if they uphold the grant, your only option is legal proceedings and a day in the high court, which i wouldn’t advise.June 30, 2006 at 2:55 am in reply to: salvaged bricks #713808
g’way and buy some new bricks you cheapskate.June 27, 2006 at 11:25 pm in reply to: salvaged bricks #713803
32 the coombe. bricks salvaged from the demolition of a building at dublin castle.June 27, 2006 at 11:17 pm in reply to: Auctioneers!!! selling land as development sites buyer beware #778556
i’ve looked into half a doze sites around cork. people are looking for 150-200k for 3 to 4 acres of unzoned and unzoneable land which they advertise as having A3 zoning. the planner i spoke to said she gets requests for opinions on these sites all the time, and when i check the palnning history there’s almost invariably a refusal or three.
problem i have is that it’s so easy to check all this out before handing over a penny. leaping and looking should only happen together in the right order.June 26, 2006 at 11:30 pm in reply to: Architectural Materials in Ireland #778536
rule #1 – don’t ever order stuff that will have to come in from “italy or somewhere”.