The Harbour Through The Years

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Post by Rocker » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:45 pm

Article in the Irish Times today 19 February,

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council will seek new expressions of interest for the former Stena Line ferry terminal site after a €20 million plan to convert it into a technology hub stalled late last year.
“Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown will be seeking expressions of interest for the development of the ferry terminal building in the next few weeks. Information sought will include production of a robust business plan and adequate proof of funding for the first three years of the project,” a spokeswoman for the local authority told The Irish Times.
The council is seeking expressions from consortiums, businesses, commercial interests, entrepreneurs or other individuals who will “develop and manage the property and offer space to the business sector while providing a positive economic impact for Dún Laoghaire town”.
Estate agent Lisney has been appointed to find an occupier. The building has a 10-year planning permission with an option to extend for a further period of five years.
Investor Philip Gannon had been leading a plan to transform the empty terminal into a 7,000 square metre digital hub, but last October pulled out of the project. Mr Gannon terminated his lease on the site after issues emerged over the lack of a foreshore licence needed to develop the property correctly.
The technology investor Ian Lucey had also been involved in the project to develop the terminal, but relations between him and Mr Gannon broke down some time ago. Mr Lucey has expressed an interest in continuing to be involved in the development if possible.
‘Important project’
Local politicians welcomed news the project will move ahead. Fine Gael councillor Barry Ward said the harbour innovation campus was “an extremely important project for Dún Laoghaire town and the wider area”.
“It is regrettable that the council’s obligations mean that what would now be open and operating, will now only open later this year. While procurement procedures will slow the opening of this exciting space, it is encouraging that it will still happen and I look forward to the opportunities it will bring.” Other potential developers of the project include former Topaz chief executive Emmet O’Neill, who wrote to the several councillors before Christmas outlining his interest in continuing the scheme.
In his letter, Mr O’Neill, who is the nephew of businessman Denis O’Brien, wrote that he had “watched with interest and displeasure” the unravelling of the plan for the terminal. He wrote that “it is a shame that this has not progressed and would be a huge economic and social benefit to Dún Laoghaire and the surrounding area”.
Mr O’Neill had initially offered to pick up the project from where it had previously collapsed, offering to step into the shoes of the former developers and commence the project within 30 days. He also made an offer to purchase the building. It is thought that Mr O’Neill remains interested in the possibility of participating in the call for expressions of interest.
The original plan would have seen the interior of the landmark building totally transformed, with the former arrivals hall, baggage hall, departure lounge and ticket office buildings redesigned. It was intended that start-ups would be offered space based on a membership charge per person.


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Post by Rocker » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:18 am

I love rough seas at Dún Laoghaire. I was sorting some photos from October 2013 when I found this...feel the spray..
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and another from 2013
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Post by Sinead » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:52 pm

Lovely pictures, they bring the coastline alive.

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Post by Denis Cromie » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:12 am

Nice ones Rocker. thummbs thummbs



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Post by Rocker » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:54 pm

I love this old canon,
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Post by Rocker » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:59 pm

this is an old drawing of the asylum harbour, could not see any copyright.
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Post by Strum » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:25 pm

Rocker wrote:
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could not see any copyright.
Good one Rocker. Do you have a link to the page? I wouldn't worry about copyright on old maps they're mostly all in the public domain.



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Strum wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:25 pm
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Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:59 pm
could not see any copyright.
Good one Rocker. Do you have a link to the page? I wouldn't worry about copyright on old maps they're mostly all in the public domain.

Sorry Strum, I copied the photo and didn't take a note of the site. I am always snooping at D/L sites and historical references but never take notes!! to my shame.


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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Post by Micheál » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:17 pm

Strum wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:25 pm
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Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:59 pm
could not see any copyright.
Good one Rocker. Do you have a link to the page? I wouldn't worry about copyright on old maps they're mostly all in the public domain.
I recognise the illustration. I saw it in a (public) Report on the UK Parliamentary Papers site.

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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Post by Micheál » Tue May 07, 2019 11:57 am

BREAKING!

Hook lighthouse moved to Dun Laoghaire !

Fake news in black & white?
Or just red bull?


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Post by Sinead » Tue May 07, 2019 2:39 pm

Saw that and wondered what it is.



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Post by Strum » Thu May 09, 2019 2:07 pm

Red Bull "cliff" diving championship. That must be the "cliff"?



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Post by Strum » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:05 pm

I downloaded this photo a while back thinking it was D/L but now I'm not so sure with those mountains at the back. It does look like it was taken from the Green at the back of the Station. What do you think?


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Post by Micheál » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:16 pm

Seems like Howth Harbour to me.
And Irelands Eye in the background.



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Post by Strum » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:02 pm

Aha, thanks Micheal. thumbright



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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Post by Rocker » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:13 pm

Had a very interesting conversation with a group of people down the town today. Of course it was Brexit...isn't everything. But, some seem to think that maybe we need more boats to France and bypass the Brexiteers. What think you all??


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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Post by Denis Cromie » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:34 pm

Why not, I suspect that most of the world will bypass them, but hey, they've taken back control, whatever that will amount to.



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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Post by Micheál » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:27 pm

Rocker wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:13 pm
Had a very interesting conversation with a group of people down the town today. Of course it was Brexit...isn't everything. But, some seem to think that maybe we need more boats to France and bypass the Brexiteers. What think you all??
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Post by Holla » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:10 pm

Rip to all who lost their lives on this day 1918 when the Leinster was sunk.



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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Post by Denis Cromie » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:11 pm

Indeed,lots of good people lost for no good reason. The mad WAR was almost over. R.I. P.



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