Dublin City Council to spend €500k to make road unsafe

gleeful

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Disillusioned democrat

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The Clontarf decision is genuinely bewildering.


I lived next to the sea for years - was flooded several times and would have loved for the council to build an appropriate sea wall to replace the Victorian era promenade that was as effective as a colander in keeping out the sea.

Clontarf residents were given a future proofed wall and now some populist democrats have decided to spend tax payers money to reduce its effectiveness.

Sometimes I think democracy is not the answer.

None of these democrats will be expected to mop out the basements or pay for the damage when the flood inevitably occurs.
 

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https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/council-to-spend-500-000-on-lowering-clontarf-sea-wall-1.3348943

Apparently passing motorists complain that their view of the sea is spoiled by the floor barrier. Why motorists aren't looking at the road ahead, I don't know. So DCC is to take €500,000 from their flood protection fund and spend it to the road less protected from flooding and to make motorists more distracted.

Mad, Ted.
Will Homeowners sue the Council if they are flooded as a result of a reduction in the level of Flood Protection? Has a single Home Owner objected to the flood protection level being reduced?
Will Home Owners whinge for Government Compensation if they are flooded in future?
 

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https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/council-to-spend-500-000-on-lowering-clontarf-sea-wall-1.3348943

Apparently passing motorists complain that their view of the sea is spoiled by the floor barrier. Why motorists aren't looking at the road ahead, I don't know. So DCC is to take €500,000 from their flood protection fund and spend it to the road less protected from flooding and to make motorists more distracted.

Mad, Ted.
Have they considered raising the road level as an alternative?
 

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Will Homeowners sue the Council if they are flooded as a result of a reduction in the level of Flood Protection? Has a single Home Owner objected to the flood protection level being reduced?
Will Home Owners whinge for Government Compensation if they are flooded in future?
Will the councillors who voted for this indemnify the Council, in the event of claim ms after insurance companies refuse to pay out?
 

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I'm not sure what is worse. The locals asking for this or the councillors who voted for it.

Do we have a list of who voted and abstained?
 

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the motorists need to be told to f*ck right off..simple as
 

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Actually, what happens the next time there's a serious accident on this stretch of road - can the "at fault" driver claim to have been distracted by the sea view like occurred at airports for years before they covered the fences?
 

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Is this the wall they built? Whatever about views of the sea, whoever commissioned such a butt ugly wall should be shot for crimes against architecture, design and the environment. Holy f**k!
 

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There are over a million Dubliners who enjoy the sea view. We have rights too, a right that existed until the ugly Wall was built. People living in Clontarf can always move, they'll get a good price for their house.
You don't have a right to a nice view when you are supposed to be concentrating on the road. Especially when that view directly increases the risk of flooding.
 

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Is this the wall they built? Whatever about views of the sea, whoever commissioned such a butt ugly wall should be shot for crimes against architecture, design and the environment. Holy f**k!
just needs a bit of graffitti to liven it up
 

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Will Homeowners sue the Council if they are flooded as a result of a reduction in the level of Flood Protection? Has a single Home Owner objected to the flood protection level being reduced?
Will Home Owners whinge for Government Compensation if they are flooded in future?
Insurance companies threatened to withdraw cover for 3000 houses a few years ago after there was several flooding incidents...

Then over 5000 people apparently turned up to protest over proposals to put the wall up.....
 

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Insurance companies threatened to withdraw cover for 3000 houses a few years ago after there was several flooding incidents...

Then over 5000 people apparently turned up to protest over proposals to put the wall up.....
Same people?
 

Expose the lot of them

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A Fine Gaeler from Rathgar? Prolly goes around in a gold plated taxi.
We call him the invisible councillor, only time he Is seen or heard in the area is in relation to rubbish like creating a corridor to facilitate cyclists, and anti social behavior, and limiting local residents' parking.

Oh not to forget the occasion when his wife had to seek sanctuary in the Four Seasons for her aircraft carried sized buggy.
 

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Should have considered something like the Waterford Quays flood defences. Glass walls.


 


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