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 Post subject: Re: The David McWilliams thread
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:43 pm 
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He has a bad habit of seeing something nice on his travels and thinking we should do that here.

bonus points for Copenhagen or somewhere cool; extra points for Barcelona especially;


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 Post subject: Re: The David McWilliams thread
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:10 pm 
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This comes up every 5-10 years and when looked at in detail always proves to be a non-runner. The only people who could do it would be Dublin Port themselves on a timescale of 10-20 years at a cost of billions.


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Move Dublin. Leave the port well enough alone.

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 Post subject: Re: The David McWilliams thread
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:09 am 
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If we shift the port to Athlone, it would decentralise the population, freeing up commercial and residential properties for tech companies in the capital.

Water is a scarce resource so smart companies will use drones instead of ships and send growing volumes of goods electronically.

Think about it.

[McWilliams' out-of-the-box-thinking shtick may be running its course unless he starts trying a bit harder. He can't just bang out 700 words on a plane to Malmo]


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 Post subject: Re: The David McWilliams thread
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:52 am 
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The UK shows the danger of taking newspaper columnists too seriously. Guys like McWilliams are regarded as deep thinkers in the same way that Gove, Zac Goldsmith,Boris Johnson, Nick Timothy (May's advisor now a Torygraph columnist) are/were. They have a similar regard for details and consequences of their blue sky thinking.

The Dublin Port suggestion is a mere amusing brain fart compared to his other bright idea of guaranteeing de banks.

Let's not forget his previous rambling on how great the Stockholm rental market was even though the world and his mother knew it was even worse than Dublin. Lazy fucker


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 Post subject: Re: The David McWilliams thread
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:46 pm 
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Ixelles wrote:
He has a bad habit of seeing something nice on his travels and thinking we should do that here.

bonus points for Copenhagen or somewhere cool; extra points for Barcelona especially;

Or even move Dublin Port to Copenhagen or Barcelona, both coastal cities with land links to the rest of Europe.


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 Post subject: Re: The David McWilliams thread
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 9:34 am 
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But what makes a city thrive economically, culturally and socially?

A flourishing city is about much more than shiny new architecture or dynamic hubs of high-tech industries populated by well-heeled workers. A flourishing city is about diversity. And by diversity, we are not only talking about ethnic or cultural diversity but also about class diversity, income diversity, and age diversity – all living together, cheek by jowl.

In her seminal book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, the wonderfully iconoclastic Canadian economist, Jane Jacobs, argued that great cities aren’t created at urban planners’ drawing boards, in fact cities evolve organically.

Jacobs suggested that cities are like humans with different organs, all dependent on each other, moving in harmony. She postulated that all the elements of the city – the people, the streets, the businesses, the government, the parks, the public spaces and the general economy – work together.


He fails to mention viewpoint diversity but hes still doing OK....

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Real Diversity

At the moment, Dublin is creating lots of well-paid jobs for tech-savvy coders, finance professionals, lawyers, and designers. If we can capitalise on Brexit, this trend will become more pronounced.

These developments are evidenced in the boom in commercial development all around the city.

But then we have to ask a question about the workers who clean these buildings, the people who work in retail where these professionals shop, the people who serve in bars and restaurants. Where will these people live?

Over the past few years, as rents have risen, the centre of Dublin between the canals is increasingly out of reach for lower paid workers and now, even well-paid workers.

For example, according to the CSO, the average monthly rent for a two-bedroom flat in Dublin 1 in 2011 was €1,045 a month. Today it is €1,500. That’s an increase of nearly 50 per cent.

However, the increase in average wages has been much lower. In 2011, the average wage was €806 a week, today it’s €852 per week, before tax. That’s an increase of just over 5 per cent.

So you can see that rents have risen 10 times faster than incomes. Rents in Dublin 2,3,4,5 and 6 reveal increases of a similar magnitude over the past seven years rendering “central Dublin” out of reach for average workers – and far beyond the budgets of low-skilled service workers.


http://www.davidmcwilliams.ie/dublin-is ... e-workers/


And almost by way of illustration in todays IT

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Hundreds of protected historic flats, including blocks designed by renowned Dublin housing architect Herbert Simms, face “delisting” and demolition under new regeneration plans.

Dublin City Council wants to redevelop more than 6,000 flats in 109 complexes, all of which are more than 40 years old.

Most do not meet current building standards of accessibility, fire safety and building quality, and a significant number have mould, condensation and sewerage problems, the council said.

The council’s head of housing Brendan Kenny said it should consider removing some of its oldest flat blocks from the Record of Protected Structures (RPS) so they could be demolished to make way for new apartment complexes.


https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social- ... -1.3487164

As if a need exists to 'regenerate' inner city communities that have existed and lived together for generations....to be replaced no doubt by a 'diverse' mix of disconnected 'young professionals' who all act and think in unison...these people are like the fucking Borg

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 Post subject: Re: The David McWilliams thread
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 10:54 am 
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Ah yes those wonderful inner city communities.
So much to lose by upgrading the shabby city.

Wot you on about mate ?


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 Post subject: Re: The David McWilliams thread
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 11:03 am 
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taipeir wrote:
Ah yes those wonderful inner city communities.
So much to lose by upgrading the shabby city.

Wot you on about mate ?


Chinese model?

Edit - If you want to regenerate, why not regenerate Foxrock and around? Ive heard most people from there have to travel elsewhere for work and that the place is a ghost town during the daytime.

As an example, the Liberties (one of those areas marked for diverse regeneration) is possibly the least in need of 'regenerating' in the entire city.

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 Post subject: Re: The David McWilliams thread
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 11:09 am 
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As an example, the Liberties (one of those areas marked targeted for 'regeneration'...

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