Massive development planned for east of Athlone - Page 3 - boards.ie
Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
Post Reply  
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
24-06-2010, 08:00   #31
galwayrush
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Galway
Posts: 14,284
Quote:
Originally Posted by mconigol View Post
...how about announcing some actual jobs!
'Good news days 'are saved for pre election bull **** announcements.
galwayrush is offline  
Advertisement
24-06-2010, 09:50   #32
Robbo
Witchfinder General
 
Robbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Posts: 7,940
Why can't I get rid of the image of Mary O'Rourke with a lampshade on her head and a Chinese investor peering in the window at her, like in Father Ted?

The Chinese, a great bunch of lads.
Robbo is offline  
(2) thanks from:
24-06-2010, 10:36   #33
CerebralCortex
Registered User
 
CerebralCortex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Square one.
Posts: 3,673
Why the hell would you put something like that in Athlone?
CerebralCortex is offline  
24-06-2010, 13:12   #34
galwayrush
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Galway
Posts: 14,284
Quote:
Originally Posted by CerebralCortex View Post
Why the hell would you put something like that in Athlone?
Probably something to do with the people who paid way too much for the land in the first place. Guess their investment is now immune from the effects of the property crash.

Perhaps labour costs are lower in Athlone compared to China.
galwayrush is offline  
Thanks from:
24-06-2010, 13:26   #35
Irish and Proud
Closed Account
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1,732
Quote:
Originally Posted by invinciblePRSTV View Post
Let's file this next to Offaly International airport and the Tipperary Superbowl arena.
...buy maybe such off the wall proposals are fronts to distract from other controversial developments in the relevant localities!
Irish and Proud is offline  
Advertisement
26-06-2010, 00:41   #36
Stinicker
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 6,279
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robbo View Post
Why can't I get rid of the image of Mary O'Rourke with a lampshade on her head and a Chinese investor peering in the window at her, like in Father Ted?

The Chinese, a great bunch of lads.
Those Chinese, I tells ya, they worked like blacks.
Stinicker is offline  
26-06-2010, 00:51   #37
dolanbaker
Moderator
 
dolanbaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Táim i mo chónaí i mBaile Átha Luain,Co.Ros Comáin
Posts: 15,019
Sure! they can all fly into Arklow International airport

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...273271194.html

Quote:
PLANS FOR an international airport near Arklow have been given an enthusiastic welcome by members of Wicklow County Council.

The proposals, backed by businessman Pascal Taggart, envisage the development on a site – as yet unspecified – of about 600 acres south of Arklow town.
Why do we provide English comedians with so much material!


Last edited by dolanbaker; 26-06-2010 at 00:55.
dolanbaker is offline  
05-10-2010, 16:31   #38
ishtarcelt
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: 37 Camillaun Park, Newcastle, Galway
Posts: 11
Seems to be moving

http://www.westmeathindependent.ie/n...elopment/print
ishtarcelt is offline  
05-10-2010, 16:40   #39
donvito99
Registered User
 
donvito99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: \o/
Posts: 3,579
i have seen plans for this and have to confirm that it is very real. Although, i still cant see it happening. the buildings themselves look ridiculous!
donvito99 is offline  
Advertisement
05-10-2010, 17:08   #40
murphaph
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Berlin
Posts: 13,861
I'm still trying to figure out exactly what is being proposed here!
murphaph is offline  
05-10-2010, 18:41   #41
dolanbaker
Moderator
 
dolanbaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Táim i mo chónaí i mBaile Átha Luain,Co.Ros Comáin
Posts: 15,019
Quote:
Originally Posted by murphaph View Post
I'm still trying to figure out exactly what is being proposed here!
My best guess is that a group of speculators have acquired large areas of land to the east of the town and are trying to "sell" it as a future Chinatown, as in an area where Chinese enterprises can establish new business.

Whether the Chinese really want anything to do with it or not, is another story.
dolanbaker is offline  
05-10-2010, 18:51   #42
KindOfIrish
Registered User
 
KindOfIrish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 280
"Local developers paid €50m for the land at Creggan during the Celtic Tiger peak and, given the property crash, are keen to see the ambitious plan take off."

This is the key to the issue. The land probably cost no more than 5 million at the moment. Somebody wants to help a friend.
KindOfIrish is offline  
05-10-2010, 19:12   #43
Amtmann
Closed Account
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 5,888
Can't help but feel that something of this scale should go to Cork, Limerick or Galway rather than Athlone (no offence to Athlone).
Amtmann is offline  
05-10-2010, 19:17   #44
drunkmonkey
Registered User
 
drunkmonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: New Haven Arena
Posts: 12,333
It needs to go to a Port area, something like they have in Naples where goods can be manufactured with cheap labour and sent all over the world.

Does athlone have a port?
drunkmonkey is offline  
05-10-2010, 19:21   #45
veryangryman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Athlone
Posts: 3,267
Quote:
Originally Posted by Furet View Post
Can't help but feel that something of this scale should go to Cork, Limerick or Galway rather than Athlone (no offence to Athlone).
Plenty of offence taken! Only messing

Athlone has many advantages over the other 3 though...

1) Cheaper
2) More central
3) Closer to Dublin, while (already mentioned) much cheaper

Lets say (maye pie in sky so wont list this as an adv for now) that this plus airport in Offaly built. Surely the town and its environs will balloon in population . The 10K lampshade jobs will make hundreds if not thousands more jobs in services, expaning the college and other facilities in the area and thus long-term making Athlone into a city perhaps the size of Waterford.

Again its all very ambitious right now, so i do say it with a pinch of salt
veryangryman is offline  
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Remove Text Formatting
Bold
Italic
Underline

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
 
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Share Tweet