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by Ciaran
10 Aug 2020, 13:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New road Settlers
Replies: 69
Views: 12112

Re: New road Settlers

If any of you were consistently treated the same way that you're talking about these folks, I suspect you'd also begin to lose respect for your (likely temporary) surroundings as well. The small-mindedness, intolerance and snobbery on display in this thread is a lot more disgusting than any rubbish ...
by Ciaran
20 Jul 2020, 12:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New road Settlers
Replies: 69
Views: 12112

Re: New road Settlers

See the travellers have moved in on the new road by the junction for Donabate. Can't help but notice that they have been burning the trees that were there and also burning their rubbish too. Wonder has anyone else had a close call with the traveller kids playing on the road late at night?? Nearly h...
by Ciaran
21 Jan 2020, 11:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regret Buying Home in DONABATE?
Replies: 38
Views: 5869

Re: Regret Buying Home in DONABATE?

I think it is important to discuss. I bought to live here a few months again and lots of good but some bad. I have seen major issues with antisocial behaviour in the village and sometimes this trickles into the estates. We need to highlight the issue with the politicians who are calling to the door...
by Ciaran
20 Jan 2020, 14:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regret Buying Home in DONABATE?
Replies: 38
Views: 5869

Re: Regret Buying Home in DONABATE?

Public transport is shockingly bad. I can only presume you've never lived in a part of the Dublin area where this is actually true. Obviously there is a lot of room for improvement, but the train line, while busy, is far superior to what most of Dublin commuter towns have to rely on: buses or cars....
by Ciaran
20 Jan 2020, 12:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regret Buying Home in DONABATE?
Replies: 38
Views: 5869

Re: Regret Buying Home in DONABATE?

So you're saying local representatives are useless, planning is poor, traffic is bad and a minority of people engage in antisocial behaviour...you could be talking about anywhere. Best thing is to sell up and move on and take a real hard look at where you move to - let us all know when you find som...
by Ciaran
09 Dec 2019, 17:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blanket virtue signalling post
Replies: 7
Views: 1922

Re: Blanket virtue signalling post

Oh sorry, the OP in the particular thread was whinging about having to use self-service checkouts (while, in fact, themselves virtue-signalling about the loss of minimum wage jobs). The piece about pastries was in the same thread, so I'm surprised you couldn't find it. ;)
by Ciaran
09 Dec 2019, 12:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blanket virtue signalling post
Replies: 7
Views: 1922

Re: Blanket virtue signalling post

In fairness, there's a difference between discussing local topics of interest and whinging about being overcharged 60c when buying some pastries in SuperValu. In that instance a bit of a reality check is clearly necessary. :) ps: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/20/virtue-signallin...
by Ciaran
20 Nov 2012, 14:46
Forum: Eating Out in Donabate/Portrane and Beyond
Topic: Portane's Greatest Assett..
Replies: 6
Views: 6866

Re: Portane's Greatest Assett..

I really think a seafood restaurant or a sea fishing/boating business would do well there. I'm surprised the Waterside doesn't hire a good seafood chef and re-invent itself. They have a new restaurant now, "Samphire", run by the chef formerly of Cruzzo's in Malahide: http://www.watersidehousehotel....
by Ciaran
20 Nov 2012, 14:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How bad is crime in Donabate?
Replies: 8
Views: 3780

Re: How bad is crime in Donabate?

I had an anecdote once, it almost killed me.