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by Derek
15 May 2019, 15:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does Donabate / Portrane need?
Replies: 9
Views: 786

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: 526

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: 346

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: 4952

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: 4952

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: 4952

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: 233

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: 2342

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: 4952

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: 4952

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: 13
Views: 1475

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: 1377

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: 2058

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: 2307

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: 10300

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: 2830

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: 829

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: 829

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: 3928

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: 2549

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: 1282

Re: Challenge Heavy Duty Impact Shredder - 2500W

Is this still for sale?
by Derek
30 May 2018, 11:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dublin Fingal 77%
Replies: 4
Views: 1925

Re: Dublin Fingal 77%

Would be nice if we could make the village an election/referendum poster free in the future. With TV/online/newspapers are posters on a pole really necessary or useful? It is meant to be a poster free village, with only those permitted by FCC. But there are those that take it upon themselves to pos...
by Derek
16 Apr 2018, 17:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Posters on hearse road
Replies: 14
Views: 2229

Re: Posters on hearse road

And as usual, when it comes to subjects more emotive than ropey planning, crime, anti social behaviour, transport, schools and SuperValue, we seem to get more first time posters with a strong view on matters like this..... I don't have a axe to grind with either side and I will decide what way I wil...
by Derek
09 Apr 2018, 09:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Supervalu
Replies: 18
Views: 7404

Re: Supervalu

Self checkouts mean fewer jobs and less hours for our neighbours and young people. SuperValu Donabate is one of, if not the hightest profit-making shops.in the country. Do they really need to cut their staff costs by 25%? For what it's worth, I have no affiliation with SuperValu employees; I'm just...
by Derek
14 Mar 2018, 22:17
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Re: Oaklee Housing Trust Ownership of New Apts at train stat
Replies: 34
Views: 24650

Re: Oaklee Housing Trust Ownership of New Apts at The Galler

Arguable case in this for the provision of a proportion of social housing to be earmarked for local needs, purely because we know it's coming. I know afew good people who grew up here long before the blowins came and are renting because purchase prices are so high. Now rents have exploded and they'r...