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by Mr. Stupid
05 Feb 2019, 21:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Housing - Ballymastone
Replies: 12
Views: 1544

Re: Housing - Ballymastone

Here is what I expect of my local reps Tell us unequivocally they are against the amount of social housing on its way in Donabate. An apartment complex in Donabate is taking more than twice the amount of the entire county of Offaly. They could challenge Fingal CC's policy in this regard and hold the...
by Mr. Stupid
02 Feb 2019, 12:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Housing - Ballymastone
Replies: 12
Views: 1544

Re: Housing - Ballymastone

There is a bit of spoof going on here. 20% min social. 20% affordable and the others will low end of the market, small little duplex crap. After a few years, when the various landlords are renting to HAP scheme it is more likely to be 80% social housing and a ghetto. This is the thing about Irish pe...
by Mr. Stupid
30 Jan 2019, 22:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Online Petition To Remove Beverton/Ballisk Walkway Gate
Replies: 28
Views: 5963

Re: Online Petition To Remove Beverton/Ballisk Walkway Gate

People might get confused between this one and the path on Beverton Green for which there was an online consultation recently.
by Mr. Stupid
28 Jan 2019, 20:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Books better than iPads
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Books better than iPads

So here it is. Books are better than iPads for learning. I wonder will the school ditch the iPads now?

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/educati ... 8?mode=amp
by Mr. Stupid
28 Jan 2019, 12:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Houses at Beresford
Replies: 543
Views: 116394

Re: New Houses at Beresford

No. It can be 0% or 100%.
by Mr. Stupid
19 Jan 2019, 09:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Houses at Beresford
Replies: 543
Views: 116394

Re: New Houses at Beresford

The apartment block is in planning permission but like everything in planning permission it is unclear as to how much will be social. In Ireland, the developer can keep his arrangements for social housing private and with the council. What a lot of the developers are doing is selling all their priva...
by Mr. Stupid
06 Jan 2019, 21:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New By Laws protest
Replies: 24
Views: 2957

Re: New By Laws protest

Hold on a sec... What's the issue here? Owner are being asked to keep their dogs on a leash in a public space. Struggling to see the problem here. They can scare little kids and the dogs are getting designated areas to run off the leash. Sounds like it's win win.
by Mr. Stupid
02 Jan 2019, 20:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New By Laws protest
Replies: 24
Views: 2957

Re: New By Laws protest

Have to say I feel sorry for responsible dog owners who treat their dogs well and clean up their poo's.
At the same times, the ones who don't clean up the poo are a friggin disgrace.
by Mr. Stupid
14 Dec 2018, 23:15
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Politicians: Hot or Not?
Replies: 11
Views: 1252

Re: Politicians: Hot or Not?

The only difference between FF and FG is FF are even happier with large amounts of social housing in Dublin as they want to regain a lot of the vote they have lost to the hard left and shinners. FG are for the richer men but they don't care about Donabate. So from a Donabate perspective FG have done...
by Mr. Stupid
14 Dec 2018, 20:58
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: F18A/0673 - Beresford
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: F18A/0673 - Beresford

So the developer says please withdraw your objections if we go to An Board Pleanala, they will make me build higher densities. Residents withdraw their objection. Some time passes. Developer applies for higher densities anyway. Mad. That area should have had more green space but developer paid of Fi...
by Mr. Stupid
11 Dec 2018, 13:21
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Politicians: Hot or Not?
Replies: 11
Views: 1252

Politicians: Hot or Not?

The current TDs are: 1. Clare Daly 2. Alan Farrell 3. Darragh O'Brien 4. Louise O’Reilly 5. Brendan Ryan Once, Brexit madness happens we'll be having an election. I predict: 1. Darragh O'Brien -- will top the poll 2. Clare Daly -- number 2 3. Louise O'Reilly- Shinners are on the march 4. James Reill...
by Mr. Stupid
11 Dec 2018, 11:42
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: F18A/0673 - Beresford
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: F18A/0673 - Beresford

This is Celtic Tiger mark two crap anyway and who knows with Brexit happening next year, the market could change drastically.
by Mr. Stupid
11 Dec 2018, 11:40
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: F18A/0673 - Beresford
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: F18A/0673 - Beresford

+1 on that. The 4 bed is what most families want. Interesting that the builder can squeeze 18 3 beds in a space where he puts 16 4 beds. Think about the money here.... Say a 4 bed semi sells for 430 and a 3 bed semi sells for 370. Let's forget about the site cost and make a guess builder makes 140 f...
by Mr. Stupid
23 Nov 2018, 15:51
Forum: Eating Out in Donabate/Portrane and Beyond
Topic: Beaverstown golf club
Replies: 17
Views: 3607

Re: Beaverstown golf club

do you need to be a member of either to eat there?
by Mr. Stupid
14 Oct 2018, 22:41
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Houses Ballymastone Disaster
Replies: 53
Views: 9969

Re: Houses Ballymastone Disaster

Most HAP scheme properties tend to be in high density places where there already is a large amount of social / affordable.
by Mr. Stupid
14 Oct 2018, 18:53
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Houses Ballymastone Disaster
Replies: 53
Views: 9969

Re: Houses Ballymastone Disaster

That's a minor change, considering many of the "private" houses will end up on the hap scheme.
by Mr. Stupid
27 Sep 2018, 17:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bus Changes 33b & 33d
Replies: 12
Views: 3841

Re: Bus Changes 33b & 33d

It seems like it all about splitting Dublin in inner and outer Dublin. If you live close you get a bus straight into town if you don't; you no longer do.
by Mr. Stupid
13 Sep 2018, 17:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Train Overcrowdiing
Replies: 15
Views: 2585

Re: Train Overcrowdiing

If they don't stop in Howth Junction what are people who work in Clontarf Business park doing? Assuming they switch at Malahide. Would it not have been better to keep the Howth Junction stop?
by Mr. Stupid
12 Sep 2018, 13:28
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Houses Ballymastone Disaster
Replies: 53
Views: 9969

Re: Houses Ballymastone Disaster

Throw a few thousand social houses in Donabate -- all the left wing parties win because they can claim they delivered. FG win because they keep their strongholds in Malahide, Blackrock and Dalkey etc all happy and can claim they delivered on social housing where FF had failed. The only people who ca...
by Mr. Stupid
31 Aug 2018, 08:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Online Petition To Remove Beverton/Ballisk Walkway Gate
Replies: 28
Views: 5963

Re: Online Petition To Remove Beverton/Ballisk Walkway Gate

There was another campaign around Beverton to stop an opening with the Gallery. This would have been the quickest and the safest way to get home from the train station not just after 10.30 but at all times of the day.
by Mr. Stupid
31 Aug 2018, 08:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Online Petition To Remove Beverton/Ballisk Walkway Gate
Replies: 28
Views: 5963

Re: Online Petition To Remove Beverton/Ballisk Walkway Gate

While there is a gateway from Beresford into Beverton Close, there is a full fence on Beverton Meadows and further up in Beverton. The next part where Beverton joins Beresford will also have an opening this won't be for a while and the other two will still remain closed. This means, depending on whe...
by Mr. Stupid
22 Jul 2018, 14:55
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Donabate fete field
Replies: 5
Views: 1054

Re: Donabate fete field

Fair play to CoI here. Nice to hear something besides another bookies being built. I'm sure the detached houses will look very nice and bring up the village.
by Mr. Stupid
04 Jul 2018, 09:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Houses at Beresford
Replies: 543
Views: 116394

Re: New Houses at Beresford

Any idea on how much the terrace houses are going for?
by Mr. Stupid
24 Jun 2018, 22:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flavours of Fingal
Replies: 13
Views: 2468

Re: Flavours of Fingal

Thought the event was a bit tacky.

Flavours of Fingal implies there might be some nice food there. It was mainly over-priced fast food cr*p. The kids' slides etc were good but had massive queues.
by Mr. Stupid
06 Jun 2018, 09:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gallery new apartments
Replies: 3
Views: 1943

Re: The Gallery new apartments

There's social housing available in every new estate as well. Don't get an apartment get a nice 4 bed, A energy rated.

There is also a massive one planned for lands around Ballymastone.