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Manor Street is an absolute mess after the clubs close

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,378 ✭✭✭✭ StringerBell


    Are you having a laugh?, complaining about anti-social behaviour now gives me now a victim complex? I came on here talking about anti-social behaviour and I get attacked for. There needs to be a long term solution to what's going on in John Street.

    Am I having a laugh? No.

    Are you being attacked? No.

    Does someone getting dramatic and accusing others of "attacking" them give a decent indication that they have something of a victim complex? Yes

    There needs to be a long term solution, ok, what would you suggest? What would you like to see happen?

    "People say ‘go with the flow’ but do you know what goes with the flow? Dead fish."



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,362 ✭✭✭ dartboardio


    2pacshakur wrote: »
    No, because you can't shut down pubs just cause there's a little disturbance on the street. If people don't like it stay away.

    Is there actually any benefit to you if the street was quite at two in the morning? I actually think there isn't.

    Tinfoil is the new 5G thing.


    Nobody said close earlier. In fact, it would be close later..


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,175 ✭✭✭ friendlyfun


    2pacshakur wrote: »
    No, because you can't shut down pubs just cause there's a little disturbance on the street. If people don't like it stay away.

    Is there actually any benefit to you if the street was quite at two in the morning? I actually think there isn't.

    Tinfoil is the new 5G thing.

    I literally so no connection with Tinfoil/5G unless you're trying to make out I'm sort of conspiracy theorist for wanting to have different opening and closing times for nightlife.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,175 ✭✭✭ friendlyfun


    Am I having a laugh? No.

    Are you being attacked? No.

    Does someone getting dramatic and accusing others of "attacking" them give a decent indication that they have something of a victim complex? Yes

    There needs to be a long term solution, ok, what would you suggest? What would you like to see happen?

    No victim complex here. Just a bit incredulous why some people here would rather **** in their hands and clap rather than do something proactive about the night scene? Why do all have to close at the same time?

    Why do they need masses of drunken idiots to flood the one location at the one time. Surely you see the potential problem?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 58 ✭✭ 2pacshakur


    No victim complex here. Just a bit incredulous why some people here would rather **** in their hands and clap rather than do something proactive about the night scene? Why do all have to close at the same time?

    Why do they need masses of drunken idiots to flood the one location at the one time. Surely you see the potential problem?

    No problem as it's 2AM in the morning, all shops are closed, most people are in bed.

    If it was 3 in the day it would be a problem.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 451 ✭✭ Flow Motion


    The streets of any town or city is always gonna be a bit sketchy after the pubs and clubs finish. And it has always been that way TBH. When I started going out first The Bridge Hotel (or Breens as it was known locally) was the centre of Waterford's nightlife. There was huge crowds down that side of town and plenty of argy bargy @ times too! The nearest chipper was Supermacs and there was always a congregation of well oiled and hungry people lingering on into the early hours at the weekend. Pretty much the same as John St these days but in a different part of town.

    With regards to the nightlife being concentrated in the John St area I think that this is out of the control of any of the concerned stakeholders. There was a time that the nightlife was quite spread out around the town. Different clubs for differing styles. The Roxy in O'Connell St; Preachers in John St; The Bridge Hotel; Flow Motion & Flare in Conduit Lane; The Reg; The Metroland. Even 'The Forum' in the early 00's was quite adrift from the so called hub @ John St. As is quite apparent from the list all of the nightclubs mentioned are now defunct and closed. Plus the way people socialise has changed in that time.

    All this aside you are always going to have idiots no matter what type of system you implement. Some people are happy drunks and some are aggressive. That is the nature of alcohol. Blame society or who you want but you can't change human nature. You cannot predict what anyone is capable of doing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 466 ✭✭ Squidvicious


    2pacshakur wrote: »
    No problem as it's 2AM in the morning, all shops are closed, most people are in bed.

    If it was 3 in the day it would be a problem.

    If there's violence and innocent people are being assaulted, it's a problem whatever time of the day it happens. I have absolutely no idea these days how bad things are around town at that hour of the night. However, I suspect that, while it's not a new thing it's probably a bit worse than it was in the past simply because people have a bit more money to spend on alcohol and drugs. Put more alcohol and drugs into a bunch of people at that hour of the night and you can be pretty sure that things will be worse. And as Flow Motion points out, the nightclub/late bar scene in Waterford is much less spread out around town nowadays. Or maybe I'm just getting old

    What's to be done? I'm really not sure. More guards, perhaps?

    One thing that does surprise me a bit is the hostility toward the OP. By all means disagree with him and say that things aren't so bad at that hour or point out that it's little different here from the rest of the country, but I think he's entitled to raise the issue and he makes a fair point.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 772 ✭✭✭ the dark phantom


    Road-Hog wrote: »
    This kind of behavior is not unique to w’ford or indeed this point in time, 20 years ago and more the same kind of degenerate regarded behaviour was just as common......not a lot had changed......is the OP trying to suggest that Waterford is more of a ‘war zone’ at 2am than other urban areas...? Most likely he/she is?

    Funny how you say 20 years ago as my first thought reading the post was it reminded me of the mid late 90's. Clonmel sprung to mind.


  • Registered Users Posts: 80 ✭✭ Kk333


    Clonmel is the biggest dive going, crap people, crap town. The people deserve their hell hole.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 772 ✭✭✭ the dark phantom


    Kk333 wrote: »
    Clonmel is the biggest dive going, crap people, crap town. The people deserve their hell hole.

    Very bitter people there alright, never anywhere else have I encountered such people, A lot of sound people there too but the hatred shown to those who don't conform there has to be witnessed to believe it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 80 ✭✭ Kk333


    Very bitter people there alright, never anywhere else have I encountered such people, A lot of sound people there too but the hatred shown to those who don't conform there has to be witnessed to believe it.

    Absolutely. By far the worst place iv ever lived the locals are unreal. unfortunately the sound people are afraid to say anything less they get that sort of treatment. Any way. Whats going to come out about that town in the next year will have the whole of Ireland avoiding it. Twin peaks has nothing on Clonmel.


  • Registered Users Posts: 691 ✭✭✭ aziz


    Kk333 wrote: »
    Absolutely. By far the worst place iv ever lived the locals are unreal. unfortunately the sound people are afraid to say anything less they get that sort of treatment. Any way. Whats going to come out about that town in the next year will have the whole of Ireland avoiding it. Twin peaks has nothing on Clonmel.

    Go on, spill the beans


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 58 ✭✭ 2pacshakur


    I think people are attacking the OP because he's making a mountain out of a molehill.


  • Registered Users Posts: 80 ✭✭ Kk333


    aziz wrote: »
    Go on, spill the beans
    Ill just say there are reporting restrictions involved in this case. You do the detective work.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,175 ✭✭✭ friendlyfun


    2pacshakur wrote: »
    I think people are attacking the OP because he's making a mountain out of a moehill.

    Well your post history is you essentially attacking people. So I'll take whatever you say with a pinch of salt.


  • Registered Users Posts: 206 ✭✭ DLS_75


    What’s a “moehill”?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,713 ✭✭✭ bullpost


    DLS_75 wrote: »
    What’s a “moehill”?

    Famous baseball player https://mlblogsmoehill.wordpress.com/tag/moe-hill/


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,378 ✭✭✭✭ StringerBell


    No victim complex here. Just a bit incredulous why some people here would rather **** in their hands and clap rather than do something proactive about the night scene? Why do all have to close at the same time?

    Why do they need masses of drunken idiots to flood the one location at the one time. Surely you see the potential problem?

    So again, what do you suggest? To my knowledge they don't all close at the same time.

    A hurler on the ditch is about the least useful at helping solve any problems funnily enough

    "People say ‘go with the flow’ but do you know what goes with the flow? Dead fish."



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,175 ✭✭✭ friendlyfun


    So again, what do you suggest? To my knowledge they don't all close at the same time.

    A hurler on the ditch is about the least useful at helping solve any problems funnily enough

    Most close in or around 2 and 2.30. I'm not a night club owner so bright a hurler on the ditch doesn't really come into it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,378 ✭✭✭✭ StringerBell


    Most close in or around 2 and 2.30. I'm not a night club owner so bright a hurler on the ditch doesn't really come into it.

    You're pointing out a problem, that is bothering you a hell of a lot and you have no solution to offer to it. Are you just having a moan for the sake of it?

    I just don't see the point of this, what would you like to see done as a reasonable solution to your problem?

    Has this solution been tried elsewhere and how has it worked or what would suggest tweaked to make it work on manor street?

    "People say ‘go with the flow’ but do you know what goes with the flow? Dead fish."



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,175 ✭✭✭ friendlyfun


    You're pointing out a problem, that is bothering you a hell of a lot and you have no solution to offer to it. Are you just having a moan for the sake of it? Mind you I haven't seen proposals from you, other than simply do nothing.

    I just don't see the point of this, what would you like to see done as a reasonable solution to your problem?

    Has this solution been tried elsewhere and how has it worked or what would suggest tweaked to make it work on manor street?

    Why does addressing a serious issue have to come across as moaning? It's not me who's moaning.

    Yes the solution is basically the status quo in most of Europe which is sequential closing times.Strict licensing laws here do not lead to a decrease in alcohol consumption. Here's some evidence backing my claim from the Irish Nightclub Industry Association (2009).

    "NSRA (2004: Q10) provides strong support for
    introduction of the staggered (sequential) closing
    time system. According to the survey data,
    sequential closing times are believed to be the
    second most effective non-penal means for
    preventing drunkenness in public places (8%) and
    the most preferred way of combating public
    drunkenness without resorting to direct restrictions
    on alcohol consumption."


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,476 ✭✭✭ magick


    The streets of any town or city is always gonna be a bit sketchy after the pubs and clubs finish. And it has always been that way TBH. When I started going out first The Bridge Hotel (or Breens as it was known locally) was the centre of Waterford's nightlife. There was huge crowds down that side of town and plenty of argy bargy @ times too! The nearest chipper was Supermacs and there was always a congregation of well oiled and hungry people lingering on into the early hours at the weekend. Pretty much the same as John St these days but in a different part of town.

    With regards to the nightlife being concentrated in the John St area I think that this is out of the control of any of the concerned stakeholders. There was a time that the nightlife was quite spread out around the town. Different clubs for differing styles. The Roxy in O'Connell St; Preachers in John St; The Bridge Hotel; Flow Motion & Flare in Conduit Lane; The Reg; The Metroland. Even 'The Forum' in the early 00's was quite adrift from the so called hub @ John St. As is quite apparent from the list all of the nightclubs mentioned are now defunct and closed. Plus the way people socialise has changed in that time.

    All this aside you are always going to have idiots no matter what type of system you implement. Some people are happy drunks and some are aggressive. That is the nature of alcohol. Blame society or who you want but you can't change human nature. You cannot predict what anyone is capable of doing.


    Yeah id agree with this, i used to go to the Junction when it was open, then the forum. Back in the day (a while back) I always noticed it was either people getting kicked out of night clubs and the fight would spill out on the street or few too taxis for too many people, someone making some comment in a chipper that was taken up wrong.


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