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by Derek
03 Sep 2019, 12:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone know what these little fellas are?
Replies: 8
Views: 1350

Re: Anyone know what these little fellas are?

Fly spray is a most effective killer of those things. Spray plenty in the morning along the floor and skirting boards before going to work and find them all nice and dead when you get home. Simples!
by Derek
30 Aug 2019, 11:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New bus service to the city Centre
Replies: 12
Views: 1335

Re: New bus service to the city Centre

if this new service takes people away from the 33D in any way, then i believe it will be the excuse needed for dublin bus to pull the service. i predict this time next year we will no longer have the 33d. hopefully though the eirebus service will be working well and will have expanded. On what basi...
by Derek
29 Aug 2019, 17:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New bus service to the city Centre
Replies: 12
Views: 1335

Re: New bus service to the city Centre

i welcome this extra service. cant for the life of me understand why extra transport planning isnt a requirement of every planning application on this peninsula and not an afterthought. but then i remember we live in ireland. my only concern is as follows will the 33D service provided by dublin bus...
by Derek
24 May 2019, 14:04
Forum: Politics
Topic: Elections
Replies: 32
Views: 3256

Re: Elections

I wouldn't judge a candidate on their support for the moratorium. Given the housing crisis, it's difficult for larger parties to support it as the optics aren't good when viewed nationally. and therein lies the problem. working for the party and not for the people. i couldnt care less about the par...
by Derek
15 May 2019, 15:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does Donabate / Portrane need?
Replies: 14
Views: 2221

Re: What does Donabate / Portrane need?

We need councillors who will properly represent and advocate for us, and not spend hours on end waxing lyrical on social media about what a great person they are.

We elect PUBLIC representatives, not developer representatives or narcissists.
by Derek
08 May 2019, 10:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Darkness into the light
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Re: Darkness into the light

Checked here: https://www.darknessintolight.ie/venue

It says Malahide for this year to
by Derek
23 Apr 2019, 14:56
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Donabate Traffic Calming Scheme Submissions are now Open
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: Donabate Traffic Calming Scheme Submissions are now Open

Agree Ken, I've never been a fan of that county council and the likes of this "consultation" reminds me why. Where was the concern for traffic calming when we were being bombarded by HGV's in the last few years. Before they look at calming, why not look at footpaths and their state, and the real cau...
by Derek
18 Apr 2019, 13:01
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Semple Woods new development
Replies: 49
Views: 6360

Re: Semple Woods new development

I wonder what sort of discount they are getting? I can't see buildiers giving away much. The only savings from the builder's side would possibly be legal fees and estate agent fees. If they're buying on the scale these guys are, they're not shelling out at the same rate your average Joe is paying, ...
by Derek
18 Apr 2019, 12:59
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Semple Woods new development
Replies: 49
Views: 6360

Re: Semple Woods new development

Look at what has happened in Berlin for the answer. 100% correct. People say renting is what they do on the continent, and the truth is they have no choice but to do so thanks to homes being snapped up by commercial landlords. And here, our government is standing Idly by while home ownership is bei...
by Derek
18 Apr 2019, 10:03
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Semple Woods new development
Replies: 49
Views: 6360

Re: Semple Woods new development

There is also the fact that first time buyers are struggling to get finance and can't buy the houses so will increase the demand for rental properties. But Ken, the housing agencies could negotiate a hefty discount on the purchase price in a market where builders are saying they aren't making money...
by Derek
14 Apr 2019, 17:25
Forum: Services Offered/Wanted
Topic: Local Panel Beater
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: Local Panel Beater

JB Autobody in The Burrow, Portrane. 01 8436854

Have used them and found then excellent.
by Derek
10 Apr 2019, 17:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This place is getting worse
Replies: 24
Views: 2820

Re: This place is getting worse

''This place is getting worse'' - Actually This place is getting much much better!!Beacuse we'll have a by-pass road in use by the end of the year meaning a huge proportion of traffic will not pass through our village. Isn't it positive that three schools are 'in the planning' for the Ballymastone ...
by Derek
03 Apr 2019, 15:37
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Semple Woods new development
Replies: 49
Views: 6360

Re: Semple Woods new development

Forgot to add in the above that this is bound to set a precedent for Ballymastone
by Derek
03 Apr 2019, 15:34
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Semple Woods new development
Replies: 49
Views: 6360

Re: Semple Woods new development

Couldn't agree more Vlad and it's very concerning in more ways than just community too. Almost 20% of that estate has been supposedly sold to a housing agency with the clear potential for more to go that way too. In addition, 10% is also supposed to be for social needs (i.e. county council,) One can...
by Derek
27 Feb 2019, 16:25
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Public Meeting - Planning Moratorium - Tuesday 26th
Replies: 16
Views: 2199

Re: Public Meeting - Planning Moratorium - Tuesday 26th

I couldn't make the meeting last night although I hear comment that some reps wouldn't support Moratorium.

Anyone who was there care to share their experiences?
by Derek
13 Dec 2018, 11:21
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Politicians: Hot or Not?
Replies: 11
Views: 1600

Re: Politicians: Hot or Not?

Brendan Ryan lives the furthest from our town, but is the only TD (if not publicly elected rep) who has a regular clinic here.
by Derek
12 Dec 2018, 18:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eir TV and broadband
Replies: 15
Views: 2326

Re: Eir TV and broadband

Just wondering if anyone has noticed a big degradation in Eir mobile service in the last 3-4 weeks?
by Derek
10 Oct 2018, 12:26
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Large Scale Development - Activist Question
Replies: 21
Views: 2655

Re: Large Scale Development - Activist Question

There appears to be some movement on this. According to the SPDD Facebook page, they are claiming credit for a change in the proposed ownership mix. It appears that 60% of the development will now be private ownership, 20% affordable, and the remaining 20% social. The development will progress at th...
by Derek
12 Sep 2018, 14:11
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Houses Ballymastone Disaster
Replies: 53
Views: 11202

Re: Houses Ballymastone Disaster

Couldnt have said it better, housing should not be seen as a right, especially for those who have not worked in their life. There is no way I would buy in this estate It is a joke - out of sight out of mind for the councilors - while they collect their rebuilding Ireland bonuses As I've said before...
by Derek
24 Aug 2018, 09:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Break ins
Replies: 5
Views: 2983

Re: Break ins

Good work that, well done all!

Were the nocturnal visitors indigenous or opportunists from outside the neighbourhood?
by Derek
21 Aug 2018, 22:54
Forum: Services Offered/Wanted
Topic: Are there any car storage/garage/sheds to rent?
Replies: 6
Views: 952

Re: Are there any car storage/garage/sheds to rent?

Funnily enough, a nice E30 estate would be my thing!

Georgeous confortable car, even by today's standards.
by Derek
20 Aug 2018, 12:20
Forum: Services Offered/Wanted
Topic: Are there any car storage/garage/sheds to rent?
Replies: 6
Views: 952

Re: Are there any car storage/garage/sheds to rent?

Out of curiosity (or outright nosiness !!) can I ask what car you are restoring? Being thinking of doing same when I have time to turn my hand to it. :)
by Derek
12 Jul 2018, 11:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bus Changes 33b & 33d
Replies: 12
Views: 4243

Re: Bus Changes 33b & 33d

I've read those "Bus Connect" proposals and there are many issues with it which are a concern. I don't understand the rationale of running the renamed 33B to Clongriffin / Clare Hall because quite frankly, there's no apparent need for it. If you wanted to add substance to the 33B then I'd send it vi...
by Derek
22 Jun 2018, 12:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flavours of Fingal
Replies: 13
Views: 2794

Re: Flavours of Fingal

There's the risk that the warmer weather will attract beach goers on top the turnout expected for Flavours. Getting in and out of the peninsula could be very tight. Methinks I'll stock up tonight and stay in for the weekend. :D
by Derek
06 Jun 2018, 10:21
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Challenge Heavy Duty Impact Shredder - 2500W
Replies: 2
Views: 1395

Re: Challenge Heavy Duty Impact Shredder - 2500W

Is this still for sale?