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    drjimryan drjimryan is offline

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    Re: Should Tallaght be given City status??

    positive affect?.....................

    maybe a big bulldozer would suffice............

    altho, a state funeral and a new name for de houps ground would possibly be the most positive thing which could happen to tala.......
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    Re: Should Tallaght be given City status??

    Quote Originally Posted by drjimryan
    positive affect?.....................

    maybe a big bulldozer would suffice............

    altho, a state funeral and a new name for de houps ground would possibly be the most positive thing which could happen to tala.......
    Cheers drjim, thats a really useful and helpful observation - demonstrates immense intelligence on your part am humbled by your intellect
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    Re: Should Tallaght be given City status??

    It's spelled "************************ty"
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    Re: Should Tallaght be given City status??

    Quote Originally Posted by fergalr
    Cities require a certain number of services and amenities and, in the UK at least, I think they still require a charter. We still have our, what? Six cities from Norman/English/British times? Limerick, Cork, Waterford, Galway, Kilkenny and Dublin.

    Seems sufficient for a small country. Also, "edge cities" such as Tallaght don't become cities of their own, if America is any judge.
    As far as local government is concerned, there are five cities, of which Galway was only recently raised to that status. Kilkenny is not a city administratively speaking, the centre part of the Borough is called a city but that's just like other places being called townlands, it's of no interest except in title-deeds.
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    fergalr fergalr is offline

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    Re: Should Tallaght be given City status??

    Tell that to people from Kilkenny!!
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    Re: Should Tallaght be given City status??

    Quote Originally Posted by Earnest
    Quote Originally Posted by fergalr
    Cities require a certain number of services and amenities and, in the UK at least, I think they still require a charter. We still have our, what? Six cities from Norman/English/British times? Limerick, Cork, Waterford, Galway, Kilkenny and Dublin.

    Seems sufficient for a small country. Also, "edge cities" such as Tallaght don't become cities of their own, if America is any judge.
    As far as local government is concerned, there are five cities, of which Galway was only recently raised to that status.
    Not true, Galway has had city status since 1484.
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    Re: Should Tallaght be given City status??

    tallaght does have a town center and its not the square, its east of it where the priory is, look at a map !
    CAnt believe that i, a meath man is definding tallaght!
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    Re: Should Tallaght be given City status??

    Quote Originally Posted by Fallen_Angel
    There's nearly 103,000 people living in Tallaght and its environs according to the 2006 census.

    Should Tallaght be given city status ?
    Probably yes. We could probably learn from the US here - there as I understand it, it is up to the people in an area to vote to "incorporate" as a city, not - as here - for some civil servants to decide for the people whether they will be granted the privilege. Mind you, that also raises an interesting question - namely, what does that mean in practise? It is one thing to say "We are a city", but that is only meaningful if it means that the area then provides (mandatory) services to its citizens (e.g. a city has public parks, paths, street lighting etc. etc.).
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    Re: Should Tallaght be given City status??

    Yes Tallaght should definitely have City status, but seeing as Celbridge can't even get Town status with a growing population of 20,000 plus, then there is no chance in hell of Tallaght becoming a City under the present shower.
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    Re: Should Tallaght be given City status??

    I think it would be pointless and detrimental to the development of the general Dublin City area .
    The only people to benefit would be Tallaght City corporation . Just say no!
    Theres to many freeloading gombeen councils already in existence .
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