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 Post subject: Re: Dunne ducks out of D4 and heads west
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:55 pm 
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Personally I think that 2000 sq ft is about right and wouldn't really want much more. Back in the day, I spent a fair bit of time with a family in one of the embassy roads in D4 and my experience is that even when you have 6000 sq ft you tend to use far less of it because your habits (reading, lots of tv, cooking etc) determine which rooms you use the most, not what any Architect decides or how the house 'flows'.

This family had at least two large reception rooms that they never used simply because they liked to be together in the evenings. Most families I know in relatively normal sized houses don't even use their full 1200 sq ft or whatever, simply because the kitchen is where the family congregate. Only when guests come around are some reception rooms used. You can see that in lots of houses where the kitchen (if it's large enough) has acquired a tv and a sofa while the living room acquires cobwebs. I also think there is a law of the universe that says that your kids will lose interest in Pool the day you install a games room.

A cheese room would be marvellous though :D


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 Post subject: Re: Dunne ducks out of D4 and heads west
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:11 pm 
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jasonking wrote:
Personally I think that 2000 sq ft is about right and wouldn't really want much more. Back in the day, I spent a fair bit of time with a family in one of the embassy roads in D4 and my experience is that even when you have 6000 sq ft you tend to use far less of it because your habits (reading, lots of tv, cooking etc) determine which rooms you use the most, not what any Architect decides or how the house 'flows'.

This family had at least two large reception rooms that they never used simply because they liked to be together in the evenings. Most families I know in relatively normal sized houses don't even use their full 1200 sq ft or whatever, simply because the kitchen is where the family congregate. Only when guests come around are some reception rooms used. You can see that in lots of houses where the kitchen (if it's large enough) has acquired a tv and a sofa while the living room acquires cobwebs. I also think there is a law of the universe that says that your kids will lose interest in Pool the day you install a games room.

A cheese room would be marvellous though :D

and there is me with my aspirational floor plan of a 60 sq. mt. two bed cottage which I can extend sideward, backward and upward if I discover after moving in that I need the extra space.


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 Post subject: Re: Dunne ducks out of D4 and heads west
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:12 pm 
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jasonking wrote:
Personally I think that 2000 sq ft is about right and wouldn't really want much more. Back in the day, I spent a fair bit of time with a family in one of the embassy roads in D4 and my experience is that even when you have 6000 sq ft you tend to use far less of it because your habits (reading, lots of tv, cooking etc) determine which rooms you use the most, not what any Architect decides or how the house 'flows'.


What about putting all the seating on the equivalent of a sushi conveyor belt to force you to flow through the house?


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 Post subject: Re: Dunne ducks out of D4 and heads west
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:17 pm 
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Col. Max Pyatnitski wrote:
jasonking wrote:
Personally I think that 2000 sq ft is about right and wouldn't really want much more. Back in the day, I spent a fair bit of time with a family in one of the embassy roads in D4 and my experience is that even when you have 6000 sq ft you tend to use far less of it because your habits (reading, lots of tv, cooking etc) determine which rooms you use the most, not what any Architect decides or how the house 'flows'.


What about putting all the seating on the equivalent of a sushi conveyor belt to force you to flow through the house?



You're on to something there. And the ghosts of various estates could leap out at you from behind doors as you progressed through the house before you go through a door marked 'soft landing' with a 50 ft drop on the other side of it


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 Post subject: Re: Dunne ducks out of D4 and heads west
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:18 pm 
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jasonking wrote:
Personally I think that 2000 sq ft is about right and wouldn't really want much more. Back in the day, I spent a fair bit of time with a family in one of the embassy roads in D4 and my experience is that even when you have 6000 sq ft you tend to use far less of it because your habits (reading, lots of tv, cooking etc) determine which rooms you use the most, not what any Architect decides or how the house 'flows'.

This family had at least two large reception rooms that they never used simply because they liked to be together in the evenings. Most families I know in relatively normal sized houses don't even use their full 1200 sq ft or whatever, simply because the kitchen is where the family congregate. Only when guests come around are some reception rooms used. You can see that in lots of houses where the kitchen (if it's large enough) has acquired a tv and a sofa while the living room acquires cobwebs. I also think there is a law of the universe that says that your kids will lose interest in Pool the day you install a games room.

A cheese room would be marvellous though :D

and there is me with my aspirational floor plan of a 60 sq. mt. two bed cottage which I can extend sideward, backward and upward if I discover after moving in that I need the extra space.


Yeah, well in case you get the wrong idea, I was an interloper with an interest in a daughter of the house, not a part owner 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Dunne ducks out of D4 and heads west
PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:19 am 
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Surprise as Dunne tries to drop US bankruptcy bid

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/ne ... 27643.html


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 Post subject: Re: Dunne ducks out of D4 and heads west
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 Post subject: Re: Dunne ducks out of D4 and heads west
PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:35 pm 
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Mantissa wrote:
Also known as "Dunne discovers US courts harder to fool than Irish ones."


Dunne discovers that being caught lying to a US court has consequences !

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 Post subject: Re: Dunne ducks out of D4 and heads west
PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:41 pm 
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Mantissa wrote:
Also known as "Dunne discovers US courts harder to fool than Irish ones."



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 Post subject: Re: Dunne ducks out of D4 and heads west
PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:29 pm 
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He is a slimy one insnt he. I doubt the US courts will continue if he wants to drop it, unless someone in the justice dept is really pissed off at him for his "forgetfulness".

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 Post subject: Re: Dunne ducks out of D4 and heads west
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Hmmm .. what's the latest on David Drumm ?


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 Post subject: Re: Dunne ducks out of D4 and heads west
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Desperate for his dealings with Gail to remain secret.
It's intriguing.


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 Post subject: Re: Dunne ducks out of D4 and heads west
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Desperate for his dealings with Gail to remain secret.
It's intriguing.


Indeed. One can only presume there's something in there he doesn't want Chris Lehane to hear about.

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 Post subject: Re: Dunne ducks out of D4 and heads west
PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:12 am 
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Hmmm .. what's the latest on David Drumm ?


It appears Drumm is influencing others.....

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/ne ... 31687.html

Drumm's $1.5m bill spurred Dunne's bankruptcy u-turn -


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 Post subject: Re: Dunne ducks out of D4 and heads west
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Punter wrote:
mr_anderson wrote:
Hmmm .. what's the latest on David Drumm ?


It appears Drumm is influencing others.....

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/ne ... 31687.html

Drumm's $1.5m bill spurred Dunne's bankruptcy u-turn -



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"As far as Sean is concerned, there is no sense in it. While his financial resources are finite, Nama and the Ulster Bank have deep pockets. Nama can pump money into pursuing him in America for an eternity thanks to the war chest it has courtesy of the Irish taxpayer," the source said.


God Bless him.
In his time of need, it is the Irish taxpayer he puts ahead of himself.


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