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Cable theft on Dublin/Cork line

  • 09-10-2019 8:10am
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    Registered Users Posts: 12,363 ✭✭✭✭


    Yet again!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,696 ✭✭✭✭whisky_galore


    You would think they'd move on to the less attractive ( for thievery) fibre optic cabling?


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 67,460 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011


    You would think they'd move on to the less attractive ( for thievery) fibre optic cabling?

    Can't carry electricity on glass.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    A "cultured" action took place. We should be grateful the government has protected cultural incidences.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,844 ✭✭✭✭Zebra3


    A "cultured" action took place. We should be grateful the government has protected cultural incidences.

    If you've something to say, why not coming out and say it?


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Zebra3 wrote: »
    If you've something to say, why not coming out and say it?

    I already said it, boss.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,696 ✭✭✭✭whisky_galore


    Zebra3 wrote: »
    If you've something to say, why not coming out and say it?

    It's an open secret.
    Love the way IE call it 'vandalism' and not theft.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,660 ✭✭✭✭Jamie2k9


    It's an open secret.
    Love the way IE call it 'vandalism' and not theft.

    Couldn't be upsetting Pavee Point!


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,844 ✭✭✭✭Zebra3


    I already said it, boss.

    Nope.


  • Registered Users Posts: 80,956 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn
    M


    It's an open secret.
    Love the way IE call it 'vandalism' and not theft.

    Ethnic cleansing of news yet again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,399 ✭✭✭ALS


    Live P.A announcer was calling it theft this morning in fairness, heard him numerous times ...
    Ethnic cleansing of news yet again.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,844 ✭✭✭✭Zebra3


    Have those with inside knowledge of this crime contacted AGS yet?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,363 ✭✭✭✭Del.Monte


    Zebra3 wrote: »
    Have those with inside knowledge of this crime contacted AGS yet?


    You're ploughing a lonely furrow there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,308 ✭✭✭✭coylemj


    I don't understand the reference to the 'Dublin/Cork line' in the thread title - the stretch of track where the theft vandalism happened also serves Galway, Westport, Waterford, Limerick and Tralee.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,793 ✭✭✭enricoh


    Not the howrya bosses but their ethnic cousins from Romania if i was a betting man

    https://m.herald.ie/news/foreign-copper-gang-who-sparked-10m-blaze-put-lives-at-risk-during-theft-34642471.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,874 ✭✭✭✭Stark


    Looks like an Irish rail employee managed to stop the attempted theft vandalism. Fair play to him https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/heuston-trains-running-on-time-again-after-thieves-tried-to-steal-copper-wire-1.4044963


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,844 ✭✭✭✭Zebra3


    Del.Monte wrote: »
    You're ploughing a lonely furrow there.

    Beats being in a group of bigots.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,363 ✭✭✭✭Del.Monte


    coylemj wrote: »
    I don't understand the reference to the 'Dublin/Cork line' in the thread title - the stretch of track where the theft vandalism happened also serves Galway, Westport, Waterford, Limerick and Tralee.


    You're being a tad pedantic. Most people would refer to Heuston/Cork as the Dublin/Cork line - the other places are served by branches.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,363 ✭✭✭✭Del.Monte


    Zebra3 wrote: »
    Beats being in a group of bigots.




    Do you not think that's a bit rich given your own tagline?


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,647 ✭✭✭✭punisher5112


    This is quite common just like the theft of lead, eir phone line poles, cables, exhausts off vehicles, fuel drainage from vehicles but more so home heating oil tanks, dodgy roof repair, driveway cleaning or an attempt and other gunthering....


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,647 ✭✭✭✭punisher5112


    Zebra3 wrote: »
    Beats being in a group of bigots.

    Is there a reason for such slander?

    Very narrow minded.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,696 ✭✭✭✭whisky_galore


    sugarman wrote: »
    Whoever is found to be buying it off said thieves should be prosecuted just as hard.. if there's no market for it, they won't be stealing it.

    Proposals to regulate the scrap metal industry were voted down. Government isn't that bothered.
    So it will only keep on occurring.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,108 ✭✭✭boombang


    I know people find the implication that this was perpetrated by travellers distasteful. I don't know if it was travellers or not. However, I think that question is relevant: this is a highly disruptive crime and I believe there's a societal unwillingness to confront this group. If that's that true, then I think the softly softly approach is contributing to the woes of commuters.

    Despite that, whoever did it are scumbags, irrespective of their ethnicity.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,696 ✭✭✭✭whisky_galore


    The UK can do it, we can't.
    Unless the lead is stripped off the roof of Leinster House I can't see our lot bothering.
    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/metal-theft-falls-after-introduction-of-scrap-metal-dealers-act

    A review into the Scrap Metal Dealers Act, which brought in tough measures to crack down on the trade in stolen metal, has revealed the number of thefts has dropped from nearly 62,000 per year in 2012/13 to around 16,000 in 2015/16, potentially saving the UK economy hundreds of millions of pounds.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,283 ✭✭✭✭Eric Cartman


    sugarman wrote: »
    Whoever is found to be buying it off said thieves should be prosecuted just as hard.. if there's no market for it, they won't be stealing it.

    well the government did try set up a scrap metal register, but one particular group called it racist for some reason....


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,660 ✭✭✭✭Jamie2k9


    enricoh wrote: »
    Not the howrya bosses but their ethnic cousins from Romania if i was a betting man

    https://m.herald.ie/news/foreign-copper-gang-who-sparked-10m-blaze-put-lives-at-risk-during-theft-34642471.html

    TBH I would expect them to be more clever and pick a better target and get the job done.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,308 ✭✭✭✭coylemj


    coylemj wrote: »
    I don't understand the reference to the 'Dublin/Cork line' in the thread title - the stretch of track where the theft vandalism happened also serves Galway, Westport, Waterford, Limerick and Tralee.
    Del.Monte wrote: »
    You're being a tad pedantic.

    Guilty m'Lud.
    Del.Monte wrote: »
    Most people would refer to Heuston/Cork as the Dublin/Cork line - the other places are served by branches.

    'Most people' :confused:

    Remind me..... is the Red Cow hotel on the road to Cork, or the road to Limerick? Please treat this question in the same spirit of pedantry as my earlier post (quoted above).


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,263 ✭✭✭alias no.9


    coylemj wrote: »
    Guilty m'Lud.



    'Most people' :confused:

    Remind me..... is the Red Cow hotel on the road to Cork, or the road to Limerick? Please treat this question in the same spirit of pedantry as my earlier post (quoted above).

    Neither, it's on the road to Naas ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,108 ✭✭✭boombang


    well the government did try set up a scrap metal register, but one particular group called it racist for some reason....

    Is that true? Would seem a terrible failure is responsibility if so, not that that would surprise me from Irish government.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,175 ✭✭✭Ubbquittious


    The scrap metal industry doesn't need to be punished for this, only the people doing the actual thieving.

    I bring the odd bit of scrap to be recycled and don't want more regulatory hoop jumping to put up with


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  • Registered Users Posts: 673 ✭✭✭Sharp MZ700


    Isn't scrap metal worth very little these days anyhow? Of course if you're getting (taking) it for free it helps.


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