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by aoifey
24 May 2019, 13:54
Forum: Politics
Topic: Elections
Replies: 31
Views: 2274

Re: Elections

All you blow-ins are all talk. The planners in Fingal said that the infrastructure in Donabate is well able to support the current building. At least one of the reps from the peninsula had the sense to stand up to the numpties and their mean-spirited moratorium. ah yes, name calling is always a goo...
by aoifey
24 May 2019, 10:09
Forum: Politics
Topic: Elections
Replies: 31
Views: 2274

Re: Elections

I wouldn't judge a candidate on their support for the moratorium. Given the housing crisis, it's difficult for larger parties to support it as the optics aren't good when viewed nationally. and therein lies the problem. working for the party and not for the people. i couldnt care less about the par...
by aoifey
17 May 2019, 16:19
Forum: Politics
Topic: Elections
Replies: 31
Views: 2274

Re: Elections

surprised how quiet this thread is considering the elections are only a week away. or maybe we're all fed up and/or just disillusioned. i'm now finally pretty much decided who I am going to vote for having given it probably far too much consideration. since ive decided to give my number 1 for this p...
by aoifey
15 May 2019, 14:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Increased Garda presence in Donabate recently?
Replies: 4
Views: 819

Re: Increased Garda presence in Donabate recently?

Hi, Has anybody else noticed we've had a few Garda patrolling the streets recently? Great to see it. I know we really need our own station, but it's comforting to know they're there... i havent noticed any. same as i havent noticed any for the last 20 years or so. if you are seeing an increase, don...
by aoifey
15 May 2019, 14:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does Donabate / Portrane need?
Replies: 14
Views: 1549

Re: What does Donabate / Portrane need?

We need a solution to the the Hearse Road/M1/R132 junction. That's going to become a major bottleneck very quickly. the problem is that as far as i know, an improvement of the hearse road junction to the M1 isnt even on the councils radar. if this is true then it shows the complete contempt that FC...
by aoifey
01 May 2019, 11:31
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Semple Woods new development
Replies: 49
Views: 5000

Re: Semple Woods new development

I believe the developer has applied to ABP to be allowed to increase the number of 'units' in Semple Woods from 251 to 328. (Fewer houses, more apartments). https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=479047&d=1556622011 I won't be surprised when these are sold to a cuckoo fund. you...
by aoifey
25 Apr 2019, 13:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gang of youths in the spires
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Re: Gang of youths in the spires

Any idea what age they were? Attacking each other, or random passers by? Is this a problem in all Dublin, or just north county? A. no idea what happened yesterday but it's a regular occurence. from what i hear from others, it's gangs of kids taking the train to donabate to start fights and cause ge...
by aoifey
18 Apr 2019, 15:18
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Semple Woods new development
Replies: 49
Views: 5000

Re: Semple Woods new development

The laws of supply and demand will still apply to the rental market. More properties available could lead to lower rents. A large part of the problem today is a lcak of properties. Ken, these cuckoo fund companies arent buying up swathes of property so that their income will reduce in a years time....
by aoifey
18 Apr 2019, 09:07
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Semple Woods new development
Replies: 49
Views: 5000

Minister thinks Cuckoo Funds are good for the market

Interesting article today where it is reported that Minister Donohoe has defended the activities of 'cuckoo funds' buying up residential properties in blocks. https://www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/property-mortgages/cuckoo-fund-buying-spree-easing-housing-crisis-claims-donohoe-3802749...
by aoifey
11 Apr 2019, 13:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This place is getting worse
Replies: 24
Views: 2373

Re: This place is getting worse

Comment was directed at you - the general trend of this forum is scaremongering and doom and gloom, which is disappointing. Donabate is a great area but the impression been given from this forum suggests the opposite. Swords 30 years ago didn’t have all that. I know it’s not like with like but I su...
by aoifey
11 Apr 2019, 12:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This place is getting worse
Replies: 24
Views: 2373

Re: This place is getting worse

Classic keyboard warrior ranting. Donabate and north county Dublin in general, is a great place to live, it always has been and always will. With development and expansion, there will inevitably be difficulties with change. Swords expanded hugely in the last 30 years, but yet it’s a desirable place...
by aoifey
10 Apr 2019, 10:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This place is getting worse
Replies: 24
Views: 2373

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 aoifey
08 Apr 2019, 13:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This place is getting worse
Replies: 24
Views: 2373

This place is getting worse

yes yes a dramatic subject line but it's how i feel. the people are great, the community is great, the sports clubs are great, but..... we are being dictated to by developers. the roads are in bits. takes planning now to get in and out of the village. we are a large town with village infrastructure ...
by aoifey
01 Apr 2019, 09:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New head of HSE is likely to be our very own.....
Replies: 1
Views: 611

New head of HSE is likely to be our very own.....

..... Fingal County Council manager Paul Reid https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/hse-chiefs-salary-soars-to-300000-with-fingal-county-boss-set-for-post-37969776.html the man who has presided over the complete construction and infrastructure disaster that is Donabate today will more than likely be...
by aoifey
25 Mar 2019, 10:08
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Semple Woods new development
Replies: 49
Views: 5000

Re: Semple Woods new development

Glenveagh sells 118 housing units to Ires Reit https://www.independent.ie/business/commercial-property/glenveagh-sells-118-housing-units-to-ires-reit-announces-deal-with-premier-inn-37947463.html Let them build houses they said. Then people can buy houses and live in a nice family neighbourhood. Or ...
by aoifey
20 Mar 2019, 15:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Foreign students attacked and robbed in village tonight
Replies: 9
Views: 2358

Re: Foreign students attacked and robbed in village tonight

Infrastructure emcompasses many things including road, rail, public transport etc. Giving one example...... We are going to have the same population as Naas and Athlone. That's pretty much a given and is covered in the LAP. Naas have 78 Gardai and Athlone have 49 Gardai, according to the last availa...
by aoifey
19 Mar 2019, 10:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Foreign students attacked and robbed in village tonight
Replies: 9
Views: 2358

Re: Foreign students attacked and robbed in village tonight

it wouldnt surprise me if the guards and locals know who carried out this attack as well as other antisocial behaviour going on in the village and its surrounds. take a look at what happened in newbridge park at the weekend too. there is absolutely no doubt that a lot of this stuff gets filmed by th...
by aoifey
04 Mar 2019, 09:22
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Public Meeting - Planning Moratorium - Tuesday 26th
Replies: 16
Views: 1714

Re: Public Meeting - Planning Moratorium - Tuesday 26th

What I took from the meeting was that a moratorium may not be legal, and even if it is legal it may not be effective. However, in the absence of any other instrument it might keep the pressure on Fingal to provide infrastructure which is so badly needed. i think you're right. i think those calling ...
by aoifey
01 Mar 2019, 09:22
Forum: School/College/Homework/Sport etc.
Topic: New Primary School Donabate 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1062

Re: New Primary School Donabate 2020

personally i think a new school should be of different patronage to the current schools. Not everyone is happy with the methods in educate Together just as not everyone is happy with the methods in the Catholic schools. There are other forms of patronage such as the Community National School run by ...
by aoifey
18 Feb 2019, 12:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biggest Kick in the teeth to the people of Donabate so far
Replies: 16
Views: 3026

Re: Biggest Kick in the teeth to the people of Donabate so far

I agree Ken, still the next local elections should be interesting as I assume that the three posters calling out the current local representatives will all be standing for election!!!!!! seems to me like you're suggesting people shouldn't criticise politicians unless they are prepared to stand for ...
by aoifey
02 Feb 2019, 15:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biggest Kick in the teeth to the people of Donabate so far
Replies: 16
Views: 3026

Re: Biggest Kick in the teeth to the people of Donabate so far

Councillors and politicians in general are great at using the following phrases I have worked hard on this issue I have worked tirelessly I have campaigned regularly for..... Youll also notice some politicians are suddenly on social media lately telling us how amazing they are. I believe local elect...
by aoifey
31 Jan 2019, 16:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biggest Kick in the teeth to the people of Donabate so far
Replies: 16
Views: 3026

Biggest Kick in the teeth to the people of Donabate so far

An bord pleanala have finally given in to the developer who owns the site at the paddocks and told them they can build houses over the right of way that has existed for years. this was the right of way that the developer closed off and promised several times that it would be reopened, pushing that d...
by aoifey
30 Jan 2019, 09:04
Forum: St. Pat's GAA
Topic: cc250
Replies: 1
Views: 373

cc250

i've been a paid up member of st pats for the past 9 years and have contributed in many ways to the club as has my husband who has been a coach for many years. for the past year or more on many communications received from st pats there seems to be pressure put on members to sign up to an additional...
by aoifey
29 Jan 2019, 09:38
Forum: Planning/Development
Topic: Semple Woods new development
Replies: 49
Views: 5000

Re: Semple Woods new development

as others have said, it's a bit too early to comment on the development itself. my thoughts are that firstly it is a development of 250 units in one estate. this for me is a no no as the bigger an estate, the more likelihood of antisocial behaviour down the line. i notice they arent advertising the ...
by aoifey
06 Dec 2018, 11:08
Forum: Supporting Proper Development In Donabate (SPDD)
Topic: Widening of road at bridge
Replies: 11
Views: 1567

Re: Widening of road at bridge

i just want to say a huge thank you to Donabate Portrane Community Council and SPDD for looking out for the future of this town of ours. in a time when we have 2 councillors representing Donabate for the first time, we are in a worse position than ever as a town. So we have to turn to groups like th...