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  • Wizard! wrote: »
    3 vans marked as "iCL - Specialist Providers of Fibre Solutions" in Fairfield right now...
    I wonder if they are installing fiber optics... :rolleyes:

    That's the SIRO rollout right? A neighbour of mine asked them how long for activation when they were in my estate and he said 2 weeks, but I think that could be wishful thinking!




  • Metalpanic wrote: »
    That's the SIRO rollout right? A neighbour of mine asked them how long for activation when they were in my estate and he said 2 weeks, but I think that could be wishful thinking!
    I don't really mind, I am very happy with VM right now. But I would like to have a choice in the future. Also, FTTH is better than Cable for gaming, which is something I am interested into.


    Last time I checked the Fibre rollout, they were across our estate, in the Business Park, but ours and Willows weren't in the plans at all. No given date or details.




  • Wizard! wrote: »
    I don't really mind, I am very happy with VM right now. But I would like to have a choice in the future. Also, FTTH is better than Cable for gaming, which is something I am interested into.


    Last time I checked the Fibre rollout, they were across our estate, in the Business Park, but ours and Willows weren't in the plans at all. No given date or details.

    VM are great until renewal time. Gougers once that introductory offer is done. I'm holding off on renewing this year, I'll take the hit doing a month out of contract to give SIRO time to come online. Probably going to go with Digiweb.




  • Metalpanic wrote: »
    VM are great until renewal time. Gougers once that introductory offer is done. I'm holding off on renewing this year, I'll take the hit doing a month out of contract to give SIRO time to come online. Probably going to go with Digiweb.


    Anyone experiencing issues with VM fibre at the moment. I am getting intermittent drops, not sure if its me or a more general issue in Dunshaughlin




  • jjmcclure wrote: »
    Anyone experiencing issues with VM fibre at the moment. I am getting intermittent drops, not sure if its me or a more general issue in Dunshaughlin

    Not that I’ve noticed. I switched to a better wireless router about a year ago though and noticed a decrease in things like that happening.


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  • Metalpanic wrote: »
    Not that I’ve noticed. I switched to a better wireless router about a year ago though and noticed a decrease in things like that happening.
    I always have my own router. I am using provider's one just as modem.
    1. They do have access to it, and therefore, to your network
    2. You don't have to change everything (WiFi names/pass, IPs, etc) if you move to another provider, or get a replacement
    3. Way better WiFi, 2.4G, 5G, guest networks

    4. More options, content control, logs, firewall, external drives, and much more.




  • Wizard! wrote: »
    I always have my own router. I am using provider's one just as modem.
    1. They do have access to it, and therefore, to your network
    2. You don't have to change everything (WiFi names/pass, IPs, etc) if you move to another provider, or get a replacement
    3. Way better WiFi, 2.4G, 5G, guest networks

    4. More options, content control, logs, firewall, external drives, and much more.


    Yeah, I have a Netgear Nighthawk. I think its an issue with the 5g network and the firmware. Going to rollback the version to a stable one.




  • Planning permission refused :

    Refusal
    Castlethorn SHD for 415 no. residential units (254 no. houses and 161 no. apartments), childcare facility and associated site works.
    http://www.pleanala.ie/casenum/308396.htm
    Some members of the community will welcome this for others the never-ending housing crisis for so many continues as supply dries up for first time buyers.
    http://www.pleanala.ie/casenum/308396.htm




  • ciaran76 wrote: »
    Planning permission refused :

    Refusal
    Castlethorn SHD for 415 no. residential units (254 no. houses and 161 no. apartments), childcare facility and associated site works.
    http://www.pleanala.ie/casenum/308396.htm
    Some members of the community will welcome this for others the never-ending housing crisis for so many continues as supply dries up for first time buyers.
    http://www.pleanala.ie/casenum/308396.htm

    Interesting, the reason given is that the land is zoned for residential per the Meath Development plan 2013-19, but then refuse the application based on a separate High Court judgement? Seems like a lot of unused land up there, and while I don't think it's the worst idea to hold off building more houses, I'm just surprised.




  • to be honest I dont undertsand the refusal.


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  • ciaran76 wrote: »
    to be honest I dont undertsand the refusal.

    Good to know I'm not alone on that!




  • Found a bit of a clearer explanation. The land is zoned “to provide for new residential communities with ancillary community facilities, neighbourhood facilities and employment uses as considered appropriate" so specifically not for residential use. Hopefully there is some movement on actual use of the land, as there are still houses to fill and it'd be great to have another local spot for amenities and entertainment.




  • I guess this will be appealed to ABP and granted development as it’s prime use of a Strategic Housing Zone.




  • Am curious as to what the planners would regard as ''employment uses" . Given the size of the site and the density of housing I would have thought there would be limited possibilities on that front. I guess it's good to see that developers are being held to account these days in terms of providing amenities. That always seemed to be an after thought with regard to urban planning down the years.




  • New additional entrance proposed for Dunshaughlin Business Park.
    http://www.eplanning.ie/MeathCC/AppFileRefDetails/21794/0

    Existing bus stop to be moved and an entrance placed there instead
    http://goo.gl/maps/vDZ6ZdV3ZdvXoCcD6

    It could be partly due to Coláiste Ríoga I imagine.




  • Any update on Aldi opening? Is it still scheduled for the 15th?




  • rizzee wrote: »
    Any update on Aldi opening? Is it still scheduled for the 15th?

    Early July now I believe.




  • Hi, anyone out there who has had a "Stira" or similar type of attic stairs fitted? Looking to have proper job done, so if anyone can recommend an installer or company that they were happy with? I suppose I would get a bigger response if I asked the question on Facebook but just prefer to be a bit more anonymous...
    Thanks is in advance for any info....




  • CUCINA wrote: »
    Hi, anyone out there who has had a "Stira" or similar type of attic stairs fitted? Looking to have proper job done, so if anyone can recommend an installer or company that they were happy with? I suppose I would get a bigger response if I asked the question on Facebook but just prefer to be a bit more anonymous...
    Thanks is in advance for any info....

    AOS home improvements.

    They’re on Facebook.




  • CUCINA wrote: »
    Hi, anyone out there who has had a "Stira" or similar type of attic stairs fitted? Looking to have proper job done, so if anyone can recommend an installer or company that they were happy with? I suppose I would get a bigger response if I asked the question on Facebook but just prefer to be a bit more anonymous...
    Thanks is in advance for any info....

    Fakro attic ladder is what you need. Great job, first thing I fitted in my own house, when we moved in here. I'm of no use to you with who to fit it.


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  • CUCINA wrote: »
    Hi, anyone out there who has had a "Stira" or similar type of attic stairs fitted?
    We sent an email on 27/04 to book an appointment for a quote. They replied on the next day and we booked it for today.
    They came around lunch time, gave us a quote (stair 479, opening 55, rail 24 euros) and we asked him when he can install it. He did it on the spot, took ~1 hour, minor dirt to clean afterwards.
    They are coming next week to install some flooring so we can put some boxes up there (our attic is covered with insulation, there is no floor at all).
    Phone: 093 38055
    Email: enquiry at stira dot ie
    We paid over the phone with a card.
    Very happy with the result.




  • Thanks all,for the replies...much appreciated....




  • Wizard! wrote: »
    We sent an email on 27/04 to book an appointment for a quote. They replied on the next day and we booked it for today.
    They came around lunch time, gave us a quote (stair 479, opening 55, rail 24 euros) and we asked him when he can install it. He did it on the spot, took ~1 hour, minor dirt to clean afterwards.
    They are coming next week to install some flooring so we can put some boxes up there (our attic is covered with insulation, there is no floor at all).
    Phone: 093 38055
    Email: enquiry at stira dot ie
    We paid over the phone with a card.
    Very happy with the result.

    479 for the stira is very expensive.




  • 479 for the stira is very expensive.
    Depends on the model you select:
    https://www.itrolley.ie/?s=stira&post_type=product




  • Work has commenced in the jungle between Lidl/jonesys fruit and veg and Greenane.
    Not sure what they are up to? :confused:

    http://snipurl.im/jkxtC




  • maik3n wrote: »
    Work has commenced in the jungle between Lidl/jonesys fruit and veg and Greenane.
    Not sure what they are up to? :confused:

    http://snipurl.im/jkxtC

    Couple of houses/apartments, I believe. I seen a residential zone sign when passing recently.




  • maik3n wrote: »
    Work has commenced in the jungle between Lidl/jonesys fruit and veg and Greenane.
    Not sure what they are up to? :confused:

    http://snipurl.im/jkxtC

    Here's what's proposed www.meath.ie

    RA191277

    http://www.eplanning.ie/MeathCC/AppFileRefDetails/ra191277/0
    Development Description: 2 blocks. Block A contains 1 retail unit of 155 sqm and a 2 bed residential unit to the ground floor with 3no 3 bed duplex apartments above. Block B contains 5no 2 bed residential units to the ground floor and 5no. 3 bed duplex apartments above. Communal recreation space, parking and associated works. Totalling 14 residential units and 1 retail unit. Materials to be brick and painted cement render. Significant further information/revised plans submitted on this application




  • Anyone have a recommendation for someone locally doing car valeting/detailing?




  • It's been quite a while since I posted here! Good to see the thread still running.

    As a blow in, I really do think the progression in Dunshaughlin I had hoped for, really isn't coming to pass....

    It's just houses. And more houses. And apartment blocks and the occasional creche. I had previously assumed with an absolute explosion in residential units, there would be some form of correlation with retail, restaurants, businesses etc. The exact opposite is actually happening.

    Businesses are shutting to make way for more residential units. The small few sections of prime real estate in the very centre of Dunshaughlin is zoned residential, just like the one highlighted above, across the way from The Arch. And the plot of land on the other side of the road, between the Irish school and the filling station.....zone residential.

    I really don't think too many people want to live in a town which is pretty much just a commuter belt town. And that's what's happening here. Just houses. And more apartments.

    If greater thought and more incentives aren't given to business owners to open businesses in Dunshaughlin town centre, in five years time we'll be living in a main street surrounded by thousands of houses, an Aldi, Lidl, Supervalu, three pubs and a few takeaways.

    At least we have the barbers.....


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  • Exile59 wrote: »
    It's just houses. And more houses. And apartment blocks and the occasional creche. I had previously assumed with an absolute explosion in residential units, there would be some form of correlation with retail, restaurants, businesses etc. The exact opposite is actually happening.
    I wouldn't expect many new businesses to open during a period that most of them are not allowed to open... :rolleyes:


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