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April 2009 City Centre Drilling - Interconnector?

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  • 02-04-2009 11:16pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,808 ✭✭✭


    Anyone know what they're drilling for on Stephen's Green North?
    It's down the North-East corner, there was a core drilled not far from the Shelbourne, they've since moved the truck to the North-East corner of Stephen's Green park;
    I was assuming it was part of a survey for the Interconnector, anyone know any more?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 621 ✭✭✭Nostradamus


    Ste.phen wrote: »
    Anyone know what they're drilling for on Stephen's Green North?
    It's down the North-East corner, there was a core drilled not far from the Shelbourne, they've since moved the truck to the North-East corner of Stephen's Green park;
    I was assuming it was part of a survey for the Interconnector, anyone know any more?

    Sounds like it, but who knows.


  • Registered Users Posts: 297 ✭✭maclek


    Looking for oil ahead of the budget.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,018 ✭✭✭✭murphaph


    well we are the Beverly Hillbillies of Europe.


  • Registered Users Posts: 78,312 ✭✭✭✭Victor


    Also on Merrion Square North, which is consistent with the Interconnector.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,808 ✭✭✭Ste.phen


    Saw it today again, this time there's signs apologising for the inconvenience during geotechnical works for Dart Underground


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 89 ✭✭constellation


    Drill baby, drill!

    *ahem* Sorry. Got carried away there... :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,782 ✭✭✭SeanW


    Please let this vital project be going forward :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,018 ✭✭✭✭murphaph


    Ste.phen wrote: »
    Saw it today again, this time there's signs apologising for the inconvenience during geotechnical works for Dart Underground
    Interesting that IE's contractor can give better information about disruption for a railway line that doesn't exist than IE can give about disruption to actual services. :rolleyes:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 621 ✭✭✭Nostradamus


    There is a post on another board we someone said a IE rep came around their neighbourhood last week telling the residents that the drilling for the DART Underground would be strart and she was giving them information on the project.

    FINGERS CROSSED!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 621 ✭✭✭Nostradamus


    Drill baby, drill!

    *ahem* Sorry. Got carried away there... :)


    I tell you the day the drilling starts I will be in Stephen's Green with my Teelcaster and Wah-Wah pedal playing porn movie guitar riffs myself.

    "wacka-chacka...wacka-chacka...wacka-chacka...wacka-chacka...wacka-chacka...wacka-chacka...*


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,018 ✭✭✭✭murphaph


    Debbie does DART. "that's a big drill you've got there Barry"


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 621 ✭✭✭Nostradamus


    "take me all the way to Hueston baby"


    I'll get me coat.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 19,340 CMod ✭✭✭✭Davy


    What i saw was a lot smaller than i was expecting. Was only a few meters ^2. What would they be doing exactly? Checking the soil or what :confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 678 ✭✭✭jmkennedyie


    Presumably taking rock core samples to get a complete profile of layers of rock underneath...what type (& strength(?)) of rock at what depths. When drilling tunnels apparently one big challange is the interfaces between different types of rock...a bit that can handle one rock type may fail in another


  • Registered Users Posts: 78,312 ✭✭✭✭Victor


    There is a post on another board we someone said a IE rep came around their neighbourhood last week telling the residents that the drilling for the DART Underground would be strart and she was giving them information on the project.

    FINGERS CROSSED!
    Yeah, at one of the "meet the public" events last year they got a right earful from the residents around Pearse station for just showing up and starting drilling, without telling the residents what all the noise was for.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 4,977 Mod ✭✭✭✭spacetweek


    This is good news and all, but is just prep work really. Doesn't mean full-on work is about to start next week or anything.

    Still, fingers crossed. With the speed the Metro is moving , we could see Interconnector start at the same time or before it :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,808 ✭✭✭Ste.phen


    spacetweek wrote: »
    This is good news and all, but is just prep work really. Doesn't mean full-on work is about to start next week or anything.

    Still, fingers crossed. With the speed the Metro is moving , we could see Interconnector start at the same time or before it :)

    Surely doing anything but building them both at approximately the same time would be madness because of the Stephen's Green issue?
    Not that we think these things through in Ireland :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,835 ✭✭✭Schuhart


    SeanW wrote: »
    Please let this vital project be going forward :o
    On the one hand, I'd love to believe it. On the other, I've a suspicion that its for the optics.

    The Budget is on Tuesday, and the local elections are in June. I'd expect lots of high visibility pricking around to give an appearance of stuff happening, only to vanish again shortly afterwards.

    And just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get me.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,032 ✭✭✭DWCommuter


    spacetweek wrote: »
    This is good news and all, but is just prep work really. Doesn't mean full-on work is about to start next week or anything.

    Still, fingers crossed. With the speed the Metro is moving , we could see Interconnector start at the same time or before it :)

    Are you in Fianna Fail? Sorry, but I couldn't resist.:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,782 ✭✭✭SeanW


    Ste.phen wrote: »
    Surely doing anything but building them both at approximately the same time would be madness because of the Stephen's Green issue?
    Not that we think these things through in Ireland :)
    I believe the plan is that whoever builds first, mine-digs a huge box that the other eventually builds their alignment through and station in.


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