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by estuarine
04 Jan 2019, 18:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New By Laws protest
Replies: 24
Views: 2955

Re: New By Laws protest

Ok, so the OP wants to suggest that he/she is being treated unequally. Let's look at that. If I and FingalDogs wish to take a walk in the park, and someone tells the OP that they can only walk in one small area whereas I can use the whole park, then clearly that is unequal treatment. But if the OP g...
by estuarine
03 Jan 2019, 17:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New By Laws protest
Replies: 24
Views: 2955

Re: New By Laws protest

Asking what other park users have had to accept reasonable curbs on their freedoms when we are talking here about the control of animals versus the safety of humans really sums up how ill-thought out your opposition to these bye-laws is, how inconsiderate many dog owners are towards others and how f...
by estuarine
03 Jan 2019, 17:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Group of youths - railway bridge
Replies: 2
Views: 1481

Re: Group of youths - railway bridge

Bottom line, if it's suspicious report it. We all know the Gardaí have a heavy workload but the only way we can both get adequate policing and ultimately make the case for a Garda station out here is to pile on the pressure every time our community is confronted with anti-social behaviour. That and ...
by estuarine
31 Dec 2018, 20:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New By Laws protest
Replies: 24
Views: 2955

Re: New By Laws protest

I'm afraid that I have to disagree here. I had a couple of very frightening experiences in Newbridge House where I have been charged at by aggressive, uncontrolled dogs whose owners were both in denial and hostile. Moreover, I have indeed lodged complaints with FCC albeit not in writing. We must all...
by estuarine
31 Dec 2018, 20:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Group of youths - railway bridge
Replies: 2
Views: 1481

Group of youths - railway bridge

Apologies for alarming anyone on New Year's Eve but there was a restive group of youths (15-17) on the railway bridge as I crossed it a little after 7.30pm. Some of them bore more than a passing resemblance to the people who've caused hassle along the railway line over the past couple of years, most...
by estuarine
05 Nov 2017, 17:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Removal of trees etc. south of railway station
Replies: 4
Views: 1402

Removal of trees etc. south of railway station

Just a little surprised nobody has posted on this. Does anyone know specifically why so many trees where removed on both sides of the railway line just south of the station? The embankment has been left absolutely bare. Also - and I'm no expert on this - but what we have left is two high mounds of e...
by estuarine
23 Sep 2017, 17:11
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Its happening after all these years
Replies: 8
Views: 1913

Re: Its happening after all these years

Yes indeed, a decent coffee shop. Cates might just have to update their menu after 500 years - and get around to clearing the tables!
by estuarine
10 Aug 2017, 12:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bus
Replies: 12
Views: 1838

Re: bus

Well straight up, regular 33B user here. It's funny reading some of the reaction to this on other forums from people who seem to have a knee-jerk reaction that is hostile to the public service or semi-states. I'll just judge it on its merits. In my experience, the 33B has been an excellently run ser...
by estuarine
03 Apr 2017, 19:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trouble in the Village
Replies: 42
Views: 11769

Re: Trouble in the Village

Thanks to the previous poster for his contribution. The whole point - as you acknowledge Ken - is that I related what I saw and if the facts aren't convenient for some I'm not going to change them. Can we please get real here? If you have a problem, you have to deal with it in its entirety. Let's pu...
by estuarine
02 Apr 2017, 16:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trouble in the Village
Replies: 42
Views: 11769

Re: Trouble in the Village

I came upon yesterday evening's situation. I also got home on the train that gets in about 7.45pm a couple of weeks back when Gardaí were also at the station. What I saw yesterday evening was most alarming - and based on what people are saying here, I didn't see the worst of it. I saw two Gardaí arr...
by estuarine
21 Jul 2015, 11:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: leaving Cert Holiday
Replies: 8
Views: 1797

Re: leaving Cert Holiday

Yeah sure, off topic on TY. But the point is, does it matter whether one is 17 or 18? Of course it does. That's where important lines are drawn. It could make the difference between getting into a nightclub in a busy resort or having to walk home alone. Now we are know that lots of Irish teenagers h...
by estuarine
19 Jul 2015, 13:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: leaving Cert Holiday
Replies: 8
Views: 1797

Re: leaving Cert Holiday

It absolutely comes down to who's going and what's planned. But it would be interesting if the OP would like to share their reasons for potentially trying to deny permission and what they think the effects on their relationship with their child would be. I mean, you can't exactly expect the young pe...
by estuarine
11 Jul 2015, 20:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vodafone - no service
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

Re: Vodafone - no service

I've had the same yesterday and today but, in fairness, since they texted in advance I've no complaint about it. They are short outages anyway. Apparently they're working on improving coverage and I'm all for that. I find the indoor reception where I am quite poor and if you've ever had to take a ca...
by estuarine
03 Jun 2015, 16:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Condolences
Replies: 24
Views: 4023

Re: Condolences

alkaline, I'm sorry but as regards my contribution, I beg to demur. What I do agree with is that it is best not to add to what has been said. At least I responded to diggerbarnes in a positive vein.
by estuarine
02 Jun 2015, 21:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Condolences
Replies: 24
Views: 4023

Re: Condolences

Indeed - and I'll leave it there.
by estuarine
02 Jun 2015, 20:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Condolences
Replies: 24
Views: 4023

Re: Condolences

I think everyone will note concerned mother's failure to address or be informed by my detailed answer earlier and instead find silly shortcomings in a school policy which still perfectly outlines the approach to be taken by the school. In what way is it the responsibility of the school or indeed the...
by estuarine
02 Jun 2015, 16:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Condolences
Replies: 24
Views: 4023

Re: Condolences

concernedmother: Your last sentence is pretty telling: 'That's what I've been told'. I don't suppose a little fact checking would have crossed your mind? 1: Every school has guidance. It is mandatory under the Education Act. In one of the austerity budgets, the Government took away the ex-quota guid...
by estuarine
31 May 2015, 23:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Condolences
Replies: 24
Views: 4023

Re: Condolences

Words are truly inadequate. Sincere sympathy to the family and friends of this young boy. Well done to the school for opening its doors tomorrow - young people need to be with each other at a time like this and parents need to be open and affirming as grief takes many forms. The National Education P...
by estuarine
14 Dec 2014, 19:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Assault on teacher in Donabate Community College
Replies: 6
Views: 1422

Re: Assault on teacher in Donabate Community College

I have to say this post makes me feel pretty awkward. If we were talking about a mainstream setting, this would be cause for great alarm but I would have thought it would be clear to all but the most uninformed and irresponsible that autistic children are a case apart. Naturally my sympathies would ...
by estuarine
29 Nov 2014, 12:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Donabate Community College ranking in Co.Dublin
Replies: 79
Views: 9963

Re: Donabate Community College ranking in Co.Dublin

It's definitely not a great outcome. I wonder how many of the teachers there have good Leaving Cert experience given it's a new school. How many of them mark the exams, serve as oral/practical examiners etc? That is vital experience within a school that ensures students know exactly what to aim for....
by estuarine
28 Nov 2014, 09:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Donabate Community College ranking in Co.Dublin
Replies: 79
Views: 9963

Re: Donabate Community College ranking in Co.Dublin

Obviously, if that's accurate, it's not good particularly for a solid middle class area. However, I think a couple of things need to be said. I still see quite a few Donabate kids travelling to and from school elsewhere. This was the first year group though the local school and it's likely that quit...
by estuarine
23 Aug 2014, 19:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rail users alternative transport for Monday??
Replies: 8
Views: 2307

Re: Rail users alternative transport for Monday??

What the train strike really demonstrates is how isolated we are as a result of our bus service. There is no coordination between the 33B and the departure times of buses from Swords. I'm sure we've all had the experience of arriving in Swords to see either the 33B or the bus we were hoping to conne...
by estuarine
20 Aug 2014, 12:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disorganised shoppers
Replies: 9
Views: 2052

Disorganised shoppers

Yes I know nobody's perfect, it could happen to a bishop (what couldn't nowadays?!) and everything else, but this is beginning to get on my nerves. I seem to constantly find myself behind people in Supervalu who realise at the very last minute that they've forgotten something. By this time, everythi...
by estuarine
18 Aug 2014, 20:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Donabate Community College
Replies: 108
Views: 18166

Re: Donabate Community College

This seems as good a time as any to point out that DCC is of course a VEC school. As a result, the Board of Management has much fewer powers than would be the case in the other categories of secondary school. People sometimes think the issue of patronage is overblown: sure aren't all schools the sam...
by estuarine
05 Aug 2014, 11:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recent power cuts
Replies: 20
Views: 3510

Re: Recent power cuts

Sorry for the delay in replying. Yes, I'm also in the Gallery but I can assure you that the outages were over a wide area. On the Friday night, it was dark in all areas as far as I could see (Beverton mainly) but the sky was basically dark. All of the burglar alarms were going off. On the Sunday mor...