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    rubensni rubensni is offline

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    Las Thurles: Lowry's super-casino gets planning approval. Greens silent.

    North Tipperary county council has just granted planning permission for an 800 acre Las Vegas-style super-casino outside Thurles. The casino, which will be known as the Tipperary Venue, will be "landscaped in tune with Ireland's celtic traditions" by featuring a full-size replica of the White House; an all-weather floodlit racecourse; a heliport; a shotgun wedding chapel; parking for 8,000 cars; a windfarm: Lowry welcomes council approval for €460m casino and resort plan - The Irish Times - Tue, Nov 02, 2010

    Hardly what could be described as sustainable development, to be profitable this casino will require no limit slot machines and thus necessitates a change in the law (the developers describe our laws banning casinos as “outdated”). Coincidentally, Dermot Ahern has already signalled an overhaul of legislation banning casinos in the spring. This project is the ultimate roll of the dice for Lowry and the project's developer Richard 'Dr Quirkey' Quirke.

    It shows how far the Green party has gone to the dark side that this monstrosity which is completely out of character with the local environment will get the go ahead. It will be the ultimate legacy of their period in government.
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    So, rather than placing it in an area that would make the most tourist money (e.g. near an airport and/or large city) we dump it in some rural backwater because they elected a corrupt gombeen who votes with our failed government. And "The Tipperary Venue"? Doesn't exactly trip off the tongue. Will be a disaster.
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    Lowryland......
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    Nenagh Guardian, Saturday November 6th 2010




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    MrFunkyBoogaloo MrFunkyBoogaloo is offline

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    Didn't they try a super casino in Manchester that was cancelled due (IIRC) to negative effects?
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    RepublicanSocialist1798 RepublicanSocialist1798 is offline

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    This actually defies logic.
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    Agghhh, I hate him! and Healy rae!!!
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    Lowry's price for voting for the Budget??

    However, changes to the Gaming Act would be required for the casino to obtain a licence to operate. Mr Lowry said he expects the Government to shortly “publish a report it commissioned on the gaming laws” and to issue “a policy statement indicating that enabling legislation will be introduced which would allow the casino to operate”
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    Quote Originally Posted by florin View Post
    So, rather than placing it in an area that would make the most tourist money (e.g. near an airport and/or large city) we dump it in some rural backwater because they elected a corrupt gombeen who votes with our failed government. And "The Tipperary Venue"? Doesn't exactly trip off the tongue. Will be a disaster.
    Tipp now needs its own airport. Problem solved.
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    rubensni rubensni is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFunkyBoogaloo View Post
    Didn't they try a super casino in Manchester that was cancelled due (IIRC) to negative effects?
    They were claiming the Manchester supercasino would bring in 3,500 jobs, and that's in an urban area with the population of Ireland, an International airport, and motorway links that mean the West Midlands (5.5 million people) is only 1.5 hours by car, and Greater London (13m population) is only 3.5 hours by car.

    The developers of this casino claim it will bring in 2,000 jobs, and this will be in the middle of Tipperary, nowhere near an airport, and with a potential local population of 6 million if you include the North.

    Someone's getting their sums wrong.
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