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    <Mod> This thread has been merged with "Limerick..." </Mod>
    Last edited by stringjack; 5th March 2010 at 12:13 AM. Reason: Merged thread.
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    Limerick looks even worse on Prime Time tonight than i remembered. Jesus, I grew up in Ballyfermot in the 80's but its nothing compared to the state of parts of that city.

    Why in gods name do Limerick folk vote O'Dea in with such a majority each time, he should be strung up for abject failure in looking after the city.

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    thanks.

    Shocking stuff. Way worse than what I've ever seen in Dublin and 2 men with huge experience of the capital say similar
    We need to radically change every system that has enabled the wholesale destruction of the Irish landscape, rural and urban. There is no time for incremental step by step measures. The systems have failed utterly and the only hope for a real recovery requires the rule book to be torn up completely.

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    Why are they talking about Cabinet decisions? The money is gone.

    State cannot deliver €1.7bn for Limerick regeneration - O'Dea - The Irish Times - Sat, Feb 06, 2010

    Limerick is finished.
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    What do you do with a hardcore of thugs, criminals and dysfunctional families? Spending billions knocking what were once perfectly good houses and rebuilding them as perfectly good houses makes no sense. We have to come up with a plan to deal with the feral families in some of our social housing estates (I wish I knew what that answer was).

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamirer View Post
    Why in gods name do Limerick folk vote O'Dea in with such a majority each time, he should be strung up for abject failure in looking after the city.
    Because the electorate know that the talentless gob********************es who are the rest of their choices in Limerick (bar Noonan) have no chance of getting near power. When Dessie O'Malley was running he used to pull in a running mate on two quotas also. It's O'Dea or irrelevance, unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmmm View Post
    What do you do with a hardcore of thugs, criminals and dysfunctional families? Spending billions knocking what were once perfectly good houses and rebuilding them as perfectly good houses makes no sense. We have to come up with a plan to deal with the feral families in some of our social housing estates (I wish I knew what that answer was).
    It's impossible but social mix is the key. We tried it with Part V of the 2000 Planning Act but the Builders of Destiny p1ssed all over it.

    If you look at parts of Dublin with small COuncil estates cheek by jowl with small private housing estates they work - Dundrum, Dun Laoaghaire, Raheny- older organic suburbs that were unplanned. When you built massive social housing schemes like Darndale and Ballymun and then just drop in all of society's problems, you create tinderboxes as Limerick's estates were called tonight.

    That's why the key element of Ballymun;s regeneration was to bring in private development alongside higher density less sprawling public housing with services. That was the intention. haven't been there in about a year but it doesn't seem to be being delivered
    We need to radically change every system that has enabled the wholesale destruction of the Irish landscape, rural and urban. There is no time for incremental step by step measures. The systems have failed utterly and the only hope for a real recovery requires the rule book to be torn up completely.

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    Interesting to hear Finneran say that private funding was going to make up €1.3 billion of the regeneration program. What a load of boll............................

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    Cabinet and City Council meetings should be held in the Limerick regeneration areas at least once every quarter until they have been salvaged.

    That should get things moving.

    Thanks to stringjack for merging the two threads but shunting this from Health and Social Affairs to the Munster forum is inappropriate imho. If the death of a young girl in HSE care in Dublin is suitable for the HSA forum then the death of whole swathes of a city and the abandonment of large numbers of its citizens to despair is just as much a national affair.
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    This Government doesn`t care about the Mid West.

    This regeneration like the school building program will be put off indefinitely. The spin will be the contracts are going out to tender very soon..................

    Shannon Airport - nearly gone
    Tourism in the Mid West - down 30%
    Brosnan committee - haven`t heard a dickie bird yet
    Dell - reacted too late

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