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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Micheál » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:10 pm

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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Rocker » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:39 am

Micheál wrote:Image
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That is sooofunny and reminds me...
I worked for a company which had a medical department. It was rough and ready with a large waiting room where everyone heard your interrogation by the nurse. Herpes was the new big thing and was spoken of in whispers! I presented with a face full of cold sores whose medical term is herpes simplex. ....the waiting room was full of men and Me the next the door to the doctors room opened and the nurse roared" send in the girl with the herpes"...chairs and tables were scattered as the men raced for the door... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Sinead » Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:19 am

Earlier this week I had an appointment with a specialist - I was there on time but there was a delay. When I did get in to
him he was quite harassed with all the delays, I told him if I were meeting him under Clery's clock I would have long gone. At least this got a belly laugh from him.

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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by keeper » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:57 pm

Sinead ! You mean he was actually Irish and knew about Cleary's Clock ! All is not lost so :lol:

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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Toss » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:51 pm

keeper wrote:Sinead ! You mean he was actually Irish and knew about Cleary's Clock ! All is not lost so :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: wuu wuu wuu
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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Sinead » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:21 pm

Folks:

The man was born in Dublin, of 'Yella Belly' parents, is proud of his heritage, played Gaelig and Hurling and rides a bike. He is my cancer consultant and there is absolutely no bull with him.

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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by keeper » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:41 pm

Sounds like a great man, any consultants I've had to meet were all from the four corners of the World !

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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Rocker » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:55 am

Time for a bit of a moan!!
I have been watching the rebuilding and extension of the Frescati Shopping Centre in BlackRock with interest and it is now almost complete...a low lying building taking up a lot of space...why oh why didn't Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council insist on the owners (as part of the refurbishment) building five or six stories of social apartments over the shops? BangHead BangHead

I go to Vienna a lot and in every suburb the Aldi (Hofer) shops and Lidl shops have stories of apartments overhead. It would have so many pluses 1. the area would be "lived in". 2. people would get an apartment in a town centre. 3. young people could stay near their extended family in their own community. etc...
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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Sinead » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:38 pm

Most European cities have apartments above the shops. In Dun Laoghaire we always had flats/apartments, call them what you like, over the shops. Having people living in the centre of any city keeps it alive.

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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by gingertom » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:56 pm

Sinéad and Rocker, I must completely agree with your points. The only way is up, in terms of creating homes for those who suit the type of home that would result from apartments above supermarkets. I note that at that location, there is wonderful green-space nearby, at Blackrock Park and the access to Blackrock Baths should be rejuvenated. I believe that our Councillors should now seek to place permission for works to redevelop Blackrock Baths because I believe this would encourage local residents to stay local and result in financial benefits for local businesses. We have such wonderful locations in the Borough but the building space is limited. Therefore the only way is up but as always it should be done in a sensible way. I refer to the old Mountwood Flats and also the Ballymun Towers. We must consider such projects properly and sensibly.
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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Rocker » Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:31 am

I have been chatting to a number of my younger relations about housing and accommodation. There is still a stigma about living in a flat! everyone thinks they should have a three bedroomed house with a back and front garden. When I say there should be flats over the shops I am not talking about a tiny flat but a four bedroomed flat with decent storage, a storeroom maybe in the basement and a parking space in the complex. I really don't think our architects have a clue what is needed. Most of my relations lived in London in the 50/60 and had Council flats which were spacious and we would have loved to live in them. They were well though out with decent thick walls where you never heard anyone upstairs or downstairs.
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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by gingertom » Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:31 pm

Rocker wrote:I have been chatting to a number of my younger relations about housing and accommodation. There is still a stigma about living in a flat! everyone thinks they should have a three bedroomed house with a back and front garden. When I say there should be flats over the shops I am not talking about a tiny flat but a four bedroomed flat with decent storage, a storeroom maybe in the basement and a parking space in the complex. I really don't think our architects have a clue what is needed. Most of my relations lived in London in the 50/60 and had Council flats which were spacious and we would have loved to live in them. They were well though out with decent thick walls where you never heard anyone upstairs or downstairs.
We are so psychologically different to our European neighbours, particularly in our thoughts surrounding property ownership. We have an attachment to the land that is unlikely to be extinguished until its changed constitutionally. This is very unlikely to happen in my view. With the constitutional guarantees to our property, almost perpetually enshrined in law, its unlikely that the necessary change will be quick enough to prompt our perceptions to understand that a proper home can be also one that does not include a garden to be attached to the actual home. the recreational area can be outside the environs of the home too.
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Re: Moan of the Month

Post by Sinead » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:32 pm

Like Rocker I have spoken to younger generations about their exceptions regarding a home in the future - they would be happy to have a flat over high street shops provided they were properly built and had 3/4 bedrooms so they could stay there for life. Schools etc are already in place. They have no great interest in having a garden as it is too much work when they have so little leisure time. Most of the younger people do not see themselves having a house similar to the one they grew up in.
Yes, we have to go up but regulations must be strict and have to be adhered to - no self signing off.


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