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The prom (COVID closed 31 March 2020, reopened 18 May)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,584 ✭✭✭Laviski


    saabsaab wrote: »
    Any chance the down time could be used to fix the prom?

    still a nice amount making a car journey there today for a walk. No where near norms, but realistically if your within 2 kms why do you need to drive down and park?


  • Registered Users Posts: 904 ✭✭✭pure.conya


    youngrun wrote: »
    I am very worried about this . Kids are going nuts and getting aggressive, and parents are like shells of their former selves they can no longer do anything

    Whats your view on it?

    Welcome to the real world, some people aren't cut out for it without the endless run on the hamster wheel and the premiership, things could get very ugly before they get better, but the absolute worst thing that can happen is we all just go right back to all our old habits immediately


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,823 ✭✭✭saabsaab


    pure.conya wrote: »
    Welcome to the real world, some people aren't cut out for it without the endless run on the hamster wheel and the premiership, things could get very ugly before they get better, but the absolute worst thing that can happen is we all just go right back to all our old habits immediately


    Yep, things can turn very quickly. Look at how the toilet paper thing took off for no reason people started buying it by the dozen.
    Might be time soon to put a few army vehicles on the street corners to preempt any trouble.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,907 ✭✭✭✭flazio


    saabsaab wrote: »
    Yep, things can turn very quickly. Look at how the toilet paper thing took off for no reason people started buying it by the dozen.
    Might be time soon to put a few army vehicles on the street corners to preempt any trouble.
    No, that would only escalate trouble and put members of our defence forces, who themselves have families to protect, at greater risk.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,823 ✭✭✭saabsaab


    flazio wrote: »
    No, that would only escalate trouble and put members of our defence forces, who themselves have families to protect, at greater risk.


    How would it escalate trouble? Only a fool would tackle a soldier with a bayonet in an armoured vehicle! They also have hazmat suits, a great reminder to those who forget.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,112 ✭✭✭Psychlops




  • Registered Users Posts: 7,823 ✭✭✭saabsaab


    Psychlops wrote: »


    Was on the way, this is going to last longer than people expect. I'd say 'on' and 'off' until there is an effect treatment or a vaccine.


  • Registered Users Posts: 904 ✭✭✭pure.conya


    saabsaab wrote: »
    Yep, things can turn very quickly. Look at how the toilet paper thing took off for no reason people started buying it by the dozen.
    Might be time soon to put a few army vehicles on the street corners to preempt any trouble.

    It's got the potential to be a lot more serious than a run on toilet roll, the mental stability of the citizens and the security of the state is at risk right now, so far we've done exceptionally well, but as you said things can turn very quickly


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,918 ✭✭✭beardybrewer


    Calm down. A lot of other places in the world have managed restrictions for much longer than we have.



    They've been softening us up for a few days about extending the restrictions. Perhaps another announcement tonight?


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,760 ✭✭✭✭zell12


    I'd say restrictions will be extended for another month at least.
    Schools won't be back till September


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭Whereisgalway


    Molly in the morning was saying GardaI were patrolling the prom yesterday and will be today telling people to get off it! Fair enough if your travelling by car etc to salthill but what if ya living within the 2km zone


  • Registered Users Posts: 13 newdad20


    Fair enough if your travelling by car etc to salthill but what if ya living within the 2km zone

    I think it's meant to be "closed" for all - same as Silver Strand, Barna Woods etc.. A lot of these closures seem to be from the City Council rather than from Government.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,838 ✭✭✭?Cee?view


    Molly in the morning was saying GardaI were patrolling the prom yesterday and will be today telling people to get off it! Fair enough if your travelling by car etc to salthill but what if ya living within the 2km zone

    Closed means closed.

    Not closed (unless you live within 2km).


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,760 ✭✭✭✭zell12




  • Registered Users Posts: 25,765 ✭✭✭✭Mrs OBumble


    ?Cee?view wrote: »
    Closed means closed.

    Not closed (unless you live within 2km).

    So that means residents there cannot even leave their properties?


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,760 ✭✭✭✭zell12


    Molly in the morning was saying GardaI were patrolling the prom yesterday and will be today telling people to get off it! Fair enough if your travelling by car etc to salthill but what if ya living within the 2km zone
    Was it this patrol? :D
    DdF2Om0XUAAwp5J?format=jpg&name=small


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    So that means residents there cannot even leave their properties?

    I haven’t seen any properties opening onto the prom, have you?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 511 ✭✭✭ChewyLouie


    So that means residents there cannot even leave their properties?

    I think by the prom they mean the wide pedestrian seafront walkway. The regular footpaths in the area are still accessible.

    It makes it easier to police the tourist traffic but pushes locals onto tighter paths.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,838 ✭✭✭?Cee?view


    So that means residents there cannot even leave their properties?

    What lack of logic leads you to that daft conclusion? :rolleyes:

    They can walk anywhere they like other than on the prom and within 2km from their home. It's not difficult and it doesn't require interpretation. It's literal and clear - the promenade is closed.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭Whereisgalway


    zell12 wrote: »
    Was it this patrol? :D
    DdF2Om0XUAAwp5J?format=jpg&name=small

    The sniffer dogs lol


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,760 ✭✭✭✭zell12


    The sniffer dogs lol
    Should've said that was a garda promo photo from race week 2018


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,823 ✭✭✭saabsaab


    zell12 wrote: »
    Should've said that was a garda promo photo from race week 2018


    My money is on no. 2


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 511 ✭✭✭ChewyLouie




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,584 ✭✭✭Laviski


    ChewyLouie wrote: »

    still too many, also if within 2km is there a need to bring car? lots of cars in that video. obviously no where near norm but still...


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,765 ✭✭✭✭Mrs OBumble


    ChewyLouie wrote: »

    Thanks for posting this photo clearly showing houses on the Prom.

    There a good few more, including a home for some of the city's most disadvantaged residents, visible here:

    https://www.google.ie/maps/@53.2592917,-9.076695,3a,75y,293.44h,91.99t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s3fBUAeskBMzn7kvTQNO45w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656



    Let's be clear, "the prom" is not just a seaward side footpath between two roundabouts. It's a roadway and two footpaths, between Blackrock and Nimmo's pier.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,760 ✭✭✭✭zell12


    'The Prom' is not a road.
    It is the seaward pedestrian walkway, benches and small greens.

    To promenade is to walk, hence the name.


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    Let's be clear, "the prom" is not just a seaward side footpath between two roundabouts. It's a roadway and two footpaths, between Blackrock and Nimmo's pier.

    Wrong, the prom is only the footpath along by the sea. Only the prom is closed not the road or the path on the other side close to leisureland/hotels etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,765 ✭✭✭✭Mrs OBumble


    So if someone is cycling along the road, they're not going along the prom? Yeah, right.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 511 ✭✭✭ChewyLouie


    So if someone is cycling along the road, they're not going along the prom? Yeah, right.

    Correct, they're cycling alongside the prom... not cycling on the prom (which is not permitted).


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭Whereisgalway


    So if someone is cycling along the road, they're not going along the prom? Yeah, right.

    Yes your are cycling on upper salthill road or the R336


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