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by Matsugawa
19 May 2019, 23:19
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Protest over the destruction of hedgerows on New Road
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Re: Protest over the destruction of hedgerows on New Road

Related article here - didn't realise that clearing hedges could be allowed between March-August if a development had the appropriate planning permission. Obviously not good. But is also says there have to be surveys for nesting birds. https://www.thejournal.ie/hedgecutting-m7-naas-planning-roads-46...
by Matsugawa
14 Apr 2019, 15:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This place is getting worse
Replies: 24
Views: 2598

Re: This place is getting worse

Dearg11 you sound like you have the making of a local manifesto of some kind - sustainable development, planning enforcement, a Garda station for Donabate. Why don’t you stand for election? Genuine question.
by Matsugawa
14 Apr 2019, 10:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This place is getting worse
Replies: 24
Views: 2598

Re: This place is getting worse

Swords is the second largest town in Ireland (1). Donabate doesn’t feature in a list of the fastest growing towns in Ireland (2). It isn’t reasonable to compare Donabate with Swords in any way. Only Skerries, Swords, Balbriggan and Malahide have Garda stations in our vicinity. Skerries is the smalle...
by Matsugawa
05 Feb 2019, 22:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Housing - Ballymastone
Replies: 12
Views: 1824

Re: Housing - Ballymastone

How many housing estates in Donabate would people here consider to be “bad estates” (the sort of places you wouldn’t park your car in, or walk around at night)? I can’t think of any. The town I grew up in, similar size, had at least two bad estates you wouldn’t set foot in (and the town was outside ...
by Matsugawa
22 Nov 2018, 17:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Activity north of Kingsland?
Replies: 2
Views: 1717

Re: Activity north of Kingsland?

Thanks Ken.
by Matsugawa
07 Nov 2018, 23:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Activity north of Kingsland?
Replies: 2
Views: 1717

Activity north of Kingsland?

I was nosing about on Google maps and noticed some site activity north of Kingsland. Anyone know what’s going on there? I thought it might be a new estate but nothing on the council planning website.
by Matsugawa
29 Oct 2018, 22:23
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: New Local Area Plan 2014-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2750

Re: New Local Area Plan 2014-2020

Rahillion houses are priced on the high side but in their favour they're A rated, steel frame construction, well designed nicely finished (as opposed our house, which is block built, C3 rated, badly finished and very badly designed!). They have no problem selling them at a premium. Will they appreci...
by Matsugawa
10 Jun 2018, 19:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best place to buy strawberries?
Replies: 4
Views: 2118

Re: Best place to buy strawberries?

Thanks very much for the tip. I'll give it a try.
by Matsugawa
04 Jun 2018, 22:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best place to buy strawberries?
Replies: 4
Views: 2118

Re: Best place to buy strawberries?

I can believe it. They all seem to be the same crowd, so doesn't matter which one you go to.
by Matsugawa
03 Jun 2018, 08:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best place to buy strawberries?
Replies: 4
Views: 2118

Best place to buy strawberries?

Does anyone know a good place to buy local strawberries? I used to go to a guy on the Swords road who sold his own but he hasn't been there the past couple of years. IMHO the strawberries from the sellers on the Swords road are no better than Supervalu.
by Matsugawa
15 Apr 2018, 11:53
Forum: Services Offered/Wanted
Topic: Tiler/Some plumbing
Replies: 0
Views: 498

Tiler/Some plumbing

Hello

Can anyone recommend a tiler who knows enough plumbing to change a tap/shower mixer on a bath?

Looking for the following to be done
- Regrout tiles in shower
- Take side off bath (will require removing some tiles) and replace mixer and replace tiles (have spares)

Best regards

Matthew
by Matsugawa
26 Feb 2018, 16:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice for a Newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 3291

Re: Advice for a Newbie

LOL I moved to Donabate over 10 years ago and I used to read the old forum on donabateportrane.com and freaked out about people saying they had to "defend their property with a bat" like it was a scene from Mad Max. I need not have worried. It's quiet here. I think it's a fine area - becoming more c...
by Matsugawa
18 Feb 2018, 23:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Muck on portane road
Replies: 25
Views: 6556

Portrane road condition - relevant contacts

There are many previous mentions of contacting relevant authorities (TDs, Councillors, FCC roads I assume) about the state of the Portrane road between the Community Centre and the Hand. It's getting steadily worse as the surface deteriorates. Can anyone share the kinds of responses they've been get...
by Matsugawa
09 Jan 2018, 22:33
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Donabate Relief Road - €15m Investment
Replies: 24
Views: 4504

Re: Donabate Relief Road - €15m Investment

I live right next to affordable housing in an estate in Donabate. I did have some concerns after I learned of it but living here over 10 years I can honestly say I've never had any problems with my neighbours - they're all very nice people - they're not loaded, don't have big jobs or drive flash car...
by Matsugawa
19 Nov 2017, 20:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Locking a bike at the train station
Replies: 12
Views: 3383

Re: Locking a bike at the train station

I've been parking my bike there for several years no issue. I had a (much worse) bike stolen about 7 years ago but the lock I had was a cable lock, so not a surprise. Lots of bikes down there have cable locks that are easily cut. Get a good U lock and try to get as much of the back frame/wheel/post ...
by Matsugawa
06 Oct 2017, 23:58
Forum: Services Offered/Wanted
Topic: attic conversion
Replies: 1
Views: 626

Re: attic conversion

We had our attic done by Pat at aboutspace - would recommend them, but that's no good to you unless you wait. We got a very competitive quote (slightly more expensive) from Foley Watters Construction Ltd (we were dealing with Kieran Foley) and the materials he was specifying were quality, and we've ...
by Matsugawa
29 Oct 2016, 21:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackthorn bushes
Replies: 6
Views: 1345

Re: Blackthorn bushes

Thanks for the tip diggerbarnes. Found some though hard to access. I reckon I was late getting there, most of the accessible branches picked clean. Got just about enough.
by Matsugawa
28 Oct 2016, 20:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackthorn bushes
Replies: 6
Views: 1345

Re: Blackthorn bushes

I'm looking for sloes - they're round black berries.
by Matsugawa
27 Oct 2016, 21:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackthorn bushes
Replies: 6
Views: 1345

Blackthorn bushes

Anyone know where there are any accessible blackthorn bushes in the locality? Looking for sloes...