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 Post subject: Shane Ross - not in my back yard.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:23 pm 
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Shane Ross is objecting to a medium density development a few km from Dublin City Centre.

He thinks there will be an access issue. Funnily enough he is the transport minister, so im sure he could cook up some access extra access roads as minister for that sort of stuff.

He will no doubt find favour with the locals.

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/ro ... 12317.html

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Transport Minister Shane Ross has helped block the construction of 45 new homes in south Dublin and is expected to object to another 63 in the coming days.

The minister is "very pleased" that Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council turned down an application for a five-story complex on the site of the former Kiely's pub in Mount Merrion.
It had been proposed that the site - owned partly by Paddy McKillen Jr - would be developed to include retail spaces, parking for 185 cars, a gym, a restaurant and other amenities.

However, Mr Ross was among over 330 people who submitted objections to 46 residential units, which were mostly two-bedroom apartments.
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"The fact that a developer can purchase a land-locked area and gain entrance by demolishing a perfectly good house in a cul-de-sac is absolutely outrageous," Ms Donnelly said.


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Love the weasel phrase "completely out of character" with the area.


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 Post subject: Re: Shane Ross - not in my back yard.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:17 pm 
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Neither of those sites is in Dublin 4.


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 Post subject: Re: Shane Ross - not in my back yard.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:43 pm 
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Anyone who knows the area would probably agree that a five-story apartment block is well out of character for that location. Mount Merrion should probably have protected heritage status given its uniqueness as a classic, "between-the-wars" Garden Suburb - the only one of its kind in Ireland.

http://www.mountmerrionhistorical.com/M ... pment.html


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 Post subject: Re: Shane Ross - not in my back yard.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:50 pm 
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HiFi wrote:
Anyone who knows the area would probably agree that a five-story apartment block is well out of character for that location. Mount Merrion should probably have protected heritage status given its uniqueness as a classic, "between-the-wars" Garden Suburb - the only one of its kind in Ireland.

http://www.mountmerrionhistorical.com/M ... pment.html


Great angle, HiFi. We could probably use the same excuse.. uh i mean "valid concern" to cover the nearby 3 square Miles!


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 Post subject: Re: Shane Ross - not in my back yard.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:06 pm 
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Greg Kavanagh seems to come up against a lot of (highly public) local resistance to his developments for some reason. It seems like it could be handled better.


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 Post subject: Re: Shane Ross - not in my back yard.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:18 pm 
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DSE3Br wrote:
Greg Kavanagh seems to come up against a lot of (highly public) local resistance to his developments for some reason. It seems like it could be handled better.
Are you suggesting dark coloured envelopes?


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 Post subject: Re: Shane Ross - not in my back yard.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:36 pm 
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temene wrote:
DSE3Br wrote:
Greg Kavanagh seems to come up against a lot of (highly public) local resistance to his developments for some reason. It seems like it could be handled better.
Are you suggesting dark coloured envelopes?

I'm not a developer or a concerned local resident, so I wouldn't know. But other developers don't seem to have these highly public issues. Maybe it's the journos need paying off. :nin


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 Post subject: Re: Shane Ross - not in my back yard.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:42 pm 
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The larger area is full of apartment blocks. Don't see why that one wouldn't be allowed.

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 Post subject: Re: Shane Ross - not in my back yard.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:12 pm 
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I could seriously go on a rant here. Fookin politicians are all the same. All those retirees on state in affordable civil service pensions living in Mt merrion

My heart fookin bleeds

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It's 1964.

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 Post subject: Re: Shane Ross - not in my back yard.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:25 pm 
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From what I can tell the site is here: http://osm.org/go/es~SZu1TR-?m=

Cherrygarth is a T-junction off Trees Road Lower which forks into two cul de sacs of about 25 houses each.

The site would be accessed from BEFORE where the road forks so maximum five houses would see any extra traffic!

It is on the far side of a road and a row of houses from the primary school, which is itself accessed by a 600 m walk!

The site is of course perfect for infill development: almost no need for new schools, access roads, civic amenities, utility pipes, etc.



The same argument applies to the the hot-shot planners who recently rejected the Kiely's development 500m north. Failing to note that the good denizens of MM had to put up with FACTORY on the adjacent site for many years. Jesus wept.


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 Post subject: Re: Shane Ross - not in my back yard.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:27 pm 
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Shane Ross is just a mouthy hypocrite.

Go to: http://www.eplanning.ie/WicklowCC/searchexact

and search for:Shane Ross

andyou get:

Glenbrook
Enniskerry
Co. Wicklow

for the construction of outdoor swimming pool for private use ...

A pool is alright for Shane but houses for the little people. Fuck no.

And lest we forget some of his past fuckwitteries:

http://www.independent.ie/business/iris ... 27732.html

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Did they approach Sean FitzPatrick of Anglo Irish?

Far too dynamic. Anyway, he plays golf and fails the sailing test.


http://www.independent.ie/business/iris ... 84061.html

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Sean FitzPatrick - almost a demigod in the business world - will be in the chair fielding the plaudits from satisfied shareholders.


http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/fi ... 30916.html

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Fingleton’s stewardship can be criticised.

Sure, he needs more heavyweights on the board. Sure, he has been overzealous in his pursuit of defaulters.

Sure, he earns an awful lot of money (€835,000). Sure he has been less than transparent.

But Fingleton, for all his faults, has delivered the only thing that matters in business: profit.


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 Post subject: Re: Shane Ross - not in my back yard.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:10 pm 
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didn't he make a few quid selling off his gaff for development before moving to Enniskerry

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/comm ... k-1.580089
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The price works out at €672,645 per acre – a long way from the average price of €4 million to €4.5 million an acre achieved during the boom years.
The site was originally sold to a developer in 2004-2005 by financial journalist and Dáil candidate Shane Ross and his neighbour Eamon Walsh, formerly of Hibernian Insurance.

The site was assembled through the purchase of the two large detached houses belonging to Ross and Walsh. The price paid for the the full 4.46 acres was never disclosed. Ross went on to buy a large house in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, for €6.2 million in 2005.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shane_Ross
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He profited from the boom in Irish land prices, selling his home at Carrickmines to a developer in 2004 for an estimated €4 million to €4.5 million an acre; however he subsequently bought a house in Enniskerry for €6.2 million in 2005.


a few laughs to be had in that profile :D

Brendan Burgess puts the boot in

http://www.askaboutmoney.com/threads/an ... ss.156055/


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 Post subject: Re: Shane Ross - not in my back yard.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:14 pm 
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I think you need to picture Ross in a flat cap and with a Kerry accent and you will have a better idea of what you're dealing with. Amazing the amount of people he's taken in.


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 Post subject: Re: Shane Ross - not in my back yard.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:28 pm 
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inregionof wrote:
I think you need to picture Ross in a flat cap and with a Kerry accent and you will have a better idea of what you're dealing with. Amazing the amount of people he's taken in.

except the Healys are successful business people*

Ross writes about business or more accurately write brown-nosing articles about business people

e.g. http://www.independent.ie/business/new- ... 52933.html



*partly thanks to Kerry CoCo...


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