Lying creep. The whole point of the court case over Carrickmines was that the proper independent procedures weren't followed. That's what the Supreme Court ruled. That's why they had to change the law to allow them to destroy the castle remnants.RTE said:Martin Cullen said if there was a lesson from the M50 it was that once proper independent procedures had been completed that should be it.
He said he wanted to see an end to people going to the courts after that time.
I agree totally on this one. Always wondered how An Bord Pleanala could make decisions about all these applications which it has no local knowledge about. The board are just political appointments who have no knowledge of plannin. The recent TV footage of "inside An Bord Pleanala", did little to persuade me otherwise. One of them couldn't even open up the plans, then they were mulling over the plans (all staged for TV, ). But the way it was set up (i.e 8 lads sitting around plans for a development/ whatever that they really no nothing about). They may as well have a computer randomly refuse say 80 % of appeals, rather than bother trying to make a fair stab at it. Its just giving money to FF cronies.SPN said:The number of instances of the (unqualified) Board of An Bord Pleanala overriding the advice of their (qualified) inspectors would lead one to believe that the statutory process is in need of review.
I'll leave it at that.
But isn't it the job of professional planners to decide which observations are valid and which aren't? I would have thought that planners are paid enough and educated enough to be able to perform this fairly simple duty.I've worked with letters that have come in from residents about proposed schemes and some of them are absolutely ridiculous.
The problem is that the valid ideas and comments are being obscured by people hoping for pay-outs and people with too much time on their hands who just want the chance to feel important.
Yeah, I hear that was a great speech. I wonder is it online anywhere?meriwether said:I never had much time for Trevor Sargent, but I was impressed at the way he took Martin Cullen to task over his "money-wasting" comments. Cullen is a hypocrite to condemn money wasting, since he is the daddy of money wasting projects.
untouchable said:.The beneficial owner is believed to be one Liam Kennedy a former one armed bandit casino owner in Dublin and relative of the notoriously corrupt Dublin City Council manager George Redmond.