Has Ireland got too much culture that it can afford to destroy it?



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There are jobs and votes at stake
 

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The sort of people who would even ask the question are the worst sort of low rent biddable monkeys in the land.

Why not replace a 5,000 year old cultural monument with some shyte plasterboard and crap building that would last 60 years if lucky.

If you don't automatically know the answer to this question then basically you aren't Irish but a knacker.
 

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Really shocking that Waterford City and County Council approved this.
 

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If the Yanks wish to demolish and crush the sort of "culture" we're creating these days I'm all for it:

 

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The sort of people who would even ask the question are the worst sort of low rent biddable monkeys in the land.

Why not replace a 5,000 year old cultural monument with some shyte plasterboard and crap building that would last 60 years if lucky.

If you don't automatically know the answer to this question then basically you aren't Irish but a knacker.
Why not? Look at all the scumbags who are willing to let the North go forever, despite being an intrinsic part of the Irish nation for millennia.
 

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The pyramids of Egypt are 3,000 years old and beyond. Would you knock them down for a bowling alley.

In terms of this question one is either an intelligent person or a knacker on a contract.
 

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There is only one reason a county council would approve this. Either they have been adequately paid off or they are cultural morons.

Take your pick.
 

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Well, look what they did to Tara, and what they were prepared to do to Dublin in the 60s, before the Georgian Society took them on.
 

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Apparently it's 1000-1500 years old. The article made a mistake according to a number of people in the comments section.
 

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Oh well. Knock it down then. I mean a developer's plasterboard always trumps thousands of years.
 

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I wonder how many years the plant will be there till they move on.

Absolutely disgraceful.
 

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The sort of people who would even ask the question are the worst sort of low rent biddable monkeys in the land.

Why not replace a 5,000 year old cultural monument with some shyte plasterboard and crap building that would last 60 years if lucky.

If you don't automatically know the answer to this question then basically you aren't Irish but a knacker.
I think anyone who applauds the destruction of a ancient monument

- or the theft of an ancient historical artefact

- is a knacker .....
 

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Well, look what they did to Tara, and what they were prepared to do to Dublin in the 60s, before the Georgian Society took them on.
Thing about the M3 is that the motorway actually goes further away from the Hill of Tara than the old N3 did. Vincent Salafia of the "Save Tara" campaign did much to spread a lot of confusion and misinformation about the M3 project that didn't do his group any favours and ended up turning many locals away from supporting him.

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The motorway was needed in a big way and communities in Kells, Navan and Dunshaughlin were being choked with traffic.

As for Georgian Dublin I'll give you that, the actions of the ESB were disgraceful. Though if Dublin City Council were to permit some high rise down in the Docklands, well away from old historical Georgian Dublin the ESB probably wouldn't have needed to flatten an entire street.
 

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Why not? Look at all the scumbags who are willing to let the North go forever, despite being an intrinsic part of the Irish nation for millennia.
Well at the end of the day most of us voted '98 to accept the principle of the consent for a united Ireland. The people who'd rather go back to shooting, bombing & murdering instead are the real scumbags.
 

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Thing about the M3 is that the motorway actually goes further away from the Hill of Tara than the old N3 did. Vincent Salafia of the "Save Tara" campaign did much to spread a lot of confusions and misinformation.

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The motorway was needed in a big way and communities in Kells, Navan and Dunshaughlin were being choked with traffic.

As for Georgian Dublin I'll give you that, the actions of the ESB were disgraceful. Though if Dublin City Council were to permit some high rise down in the Docklands, well away from old historical Georgian Dublin the ESB probably wouldn't have needed to flatten an entire street.
Pity the opposition to the Wood quay development wasn't as successful as the Georgian society..
 


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