The Life and Times in Carrigaline: Moronic Cork City Councillors

Friday, April 27, 2007

Moronic Cork City Councillors

Taken from Inside Cork, 26th of April 2007.

"Flats should be banned" - councillor



Fianna Fáil city councillor Dave McCarthy has once again called for his motion banning high rise development in suburban areas to be honoured following a planning application made to develop student accommodation on College Road in buildings ranging from three to five storeys in height.

Cllr McCarthy said, "I am now calling on the planning department of Cork City Council to respect the wishes of democratically elected memers on relation to this, and any further applications for
high-rise flats in the suburbs of Cork. I am objecting to this proporsal as I believe that flats can never work in a modern city.

"One third of the flats built in the past four years are vacant. We should have learnt from past mistakes when we knocked the Togher and Ballymun flats.
This type of housing unit only promotes anti-social behaviour and should never be allowed".


To anyone, living in an apartment in Cork; how do you feel being told that your dwelling should never have been allowed and that by living in it, you're encouraging anti-social behaviour?


Councillor McCarthys remarks remind me of comments made by our Minister of Community, Rural and Gaelteacht Affairs, Eamonn Ó' Cuív on planning.

"We are a unique people and an ancient race with long-established traditions and settlement patterns. Why should we be forced to live by imported models, designed to suit people who live in totally different countries with totally different cultures?"

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6 Comments:

At April 27, 2007 at 9:28 AM , Anonymous wrongwrongwrong said...

your a complete idiot and you dont know what your on about.we fianlly get rid of the eyesore towers in blackpool and we get idiots wanting to stick more up.bet u didnt have to deal with them in your idiotpalace in carrigaline

idiot.

 
At April 27, 2007 at 11:28 AM , Blogger Carrigaline said...

Thanks man. This makes all the effort of bloging worthwhile.

 
At April 27, 2007 at 3:46 PM , Blogger Darran said...

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At April 28, 2007 at 9:31 AM , Blogger GammaGoblin said...

I think the man has a point! Lets take the student thing for example. What cork transport needs isnt less traffic but more! By placing student accommodation all over Cork county, we will increase the revenue from public transport and tax from petrol sales 1,000000% Think of all the money rolling in for hospital beds etc. Sure, Corks traffic might grind to a halt most of the time but fuck it sure, arent traffic jams prettier than buildings!

What FF are saying is that you cant live in one off houses in the country and you cant live in apartments in the city. The only place left to live is up Dave McCarthy's arse, where his head is.

We had the tragic news of a woman burned to death from a anti-social group of Clonmelians. Was this woman living in a highrise flat? Were the roughians who did this living in highrise flats? Not a chance, it was an attached housing council estate. Council, thats the key word here. Governmental housing couses problems. FF fuck every emegrent and doler into flats because they are cheap and handy, irregardless whether they are drug dealers or murderers. Thats the problem.

Does that idiot really think that a patch of grass and a white picket fence is going to cure anti-social behaviour? Does he think that a lack of such causes anti-social behaviour? The truth is this, FF dont give a flying fuck about people and use flats as a type of open jail system, "stick the fuckers in there out of sight and the problems will just go away".

Stick a family in a flat, in a caravan, in a house or on an Island and then let them feel like nobody gives a fuck about them, that they have no purpose, are just a drain on society, and see how they turn out.

What Dave McCarthy needs is a flaming wheely bin outside his front door.

 
At April 30, 2007 at 5:47 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's no high rise in Limerick, only sprawling subrban hellholes.

 
At May 23, 2007 at 4:56 AM , Anonymous Ambrand said...

I - andI imagine most people - would prefer to live in a house rather then a flat/apartment, even if the house had to be a semi-detached concrete pebble dashed PVC windowed anoyymous one in Carrigaline. Its nice to have a garden. However we must conceed that flats/apartments do serve a purpose, in a city where land is scarce/expensive they are the only option, and indeed city living is convenient.

 

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