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30-06-2020, 21:07   #3451
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Generally works on and beside a rail line will need night shifts at various stages.

Whether they're required right now or whether the noise is excessive I can't say but there will need to be at least some night works to get the platforms and bridges built.

Nighttime is the only time they can get a decent stretch of time to work on the railway unless they close the line or work Christmas day.
I think there is something in between. I've lived most of my life near railway lines but what I witness last night was excessive. I saw one lad drive a digger from one end of the site to the other and back again a half hour later having done nothing with it, at another point my home was lit up by a flood light. They need to be aware they are working in a residential area and just because they has a job to do doesn't meant they can be oblivious to the impact they are having on the environment around them. The planning permission when granted set out the working hours and that operating beyond those hours is exceptional, for the majority of the work last night there where trains on the line.
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05-07-2020, 22:01   #3452
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Hey,

So the latest is that SISK was not issued an exemption from DCC for night work. One of our local councillors between they may be operating under a railway order, but such doesn't seem to cover the works.
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07-07-2020, 13:48   #3453
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I got the following update from SISK this morning.

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Although we are endeavoring to comply with the conditions of the original planning permission Iarnród Éireann have advised Dublin City Council that due to the nature of the works and for health and safety reasons it will be essential that some night-time working is undertaken, however, we are working to complete as much of the activities in normal working hours as possible.

John Sisk and Son, working on behalf of Iarnród Éireann have introduced measures to mitigate noise where possible. These measures have included
  • We have changed our working plant on the nightshift to a lighter machine where feasible,
  • We have removed all of the reversing beepers on our plant and replaced them with a less intrusive white noise beeper,
  • A toolbox talk has been carried out with all operatives working on the nightshift to inform them of the disruption caused to local residents and advise on measures to mitigate noise.
The changes have made a huge different. They can still complete their work without the undue impact to local residents. It goes to show the value of making an issue out of things. If anyone is interested, the following Councillors responded to my request for help and followed up with various agencies.
  • Cllr. Colm O’Rourke
  • Cllr. Darcy Lonergan
  • Cllr. Cieran Perry
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07-07-2020, 14:14   #3454
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Weirdly i thought last night was the worst its been !

Could be just more activity closer to our house though
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07-07-2020, 17:00   #3455
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Possibly. The warning beeping was very bad as was the heavy machinery. So removing those is definitely a positive. Did you lodge a complaint with DCC and the local councillors?
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09-07-2020, 10:57   #3456
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Hi,

Our shower is dripping. The on/off valve needs to be replaced. Did anybody manage to source one of those.

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Based on the recent facebook poll for the area in the residents forum, coffee shop/shared working space was the most popular demand for one of the unused units.

Does anyone think that bicycle sales/repair shop would be a runner? I'm exploring this option as we are to get a new station, and commuter footfall in the area seems quite high on bicycles with the canal..
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09-07-2020, 15:30   #3458
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Our shower is dripping. The on/off valve needs to be replaced. Did anybody manage to source one of those.

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Yes I did, with the help of Ballymore and a lot of chasing up I was able to source a replacement from https://interiorsolutions.ie/. (They are the only supplier of these parts in Ireland, as they are Italian in origin. As such this is neither an endorsement nor a recommendations, merely a statement of fact, these are the suppliers).

I've yet to receive the replacement part however. Cost was 110 Euro including VAT. I will say, the act of removing the valve, and clearing the build up of grit stopped the drip for now. So while technically I don't need the valve I'm still buying it as it was very hard to source.

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Based on the recent facebook poll for the area in the residents forum, coffee shop/shared working space was the most popular demand for one of the unused units.

Does anyone think that bicycle sales/repair shop would be a runner? I'm exploring this option as we are to get a new station, and commuter footfall in the area seems quite high on bicycles with the canal..
I'd love an artisan coffee shop. Dublin2Bikes is an example of were both are combined together, which I think is a great idea if you have the space. Tbh, there is a lot of vacant retail units (due to planning requirements) and it would be nice to see anything at all going into them.

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Would love to see a bike repair (and sales) shop but would imagine your catchment area is quite small Both Blanchardstown and Cabra have established businesses on commuter routes to town so would be hard to poach customers from the likes of navan road , castleknock , Cabra etc , not sure there is enough in Ashtown to sustain one. if you had a good and cheap marketing strategy it might work.
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09-07-2020, 17:40   #3460
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Correct. I guess however when the royal canal greeway is completed from royal canal park into the docklands, the route along there will become much more attractive compared to the navan road, especially when the aforementioned bridge to ashington opens up. If you look at the 2016 census data you can see Ashington is a major spot for bicycle commuters but Royal canal park doesn't feature. Obviously the area is much more built up now but still there was a lot of apartments in the area back then, something like 6K people living there.

http://census.cso.ie/p6map21/

Covid19 has changed people's attitudes towards bike transport in the city and the real question is how transitory that change in behaviour is. I've always had the impression bike shops are a marginal business, it's hard to know what level of engagement you need to make a viable business.
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Obviously the area is much more built up now but still there was a lot of apartments in the area back then, something like 6K people living there.

http://census.cso.ie/p6map21/
That link is showing the cycle commuters by electoral division. Ashington is in Ashtown A which also includes Ashtown/Rathbourne/RCP. The big circle covers us too.

The Small Area stats downloadable here can give the full breakdown into Ashtown etc. but there’s a bit of work to it and I don’t have Excel to do it.

Someone mentioned the old bookies office in Ashtown before and I think a bike shop could work there. There are 10k people in the area many of them cyclists in one form or another. That’s a pretty decent catchment + the greenway on the doorstep. Bike shops are a very competitive tough business to get to work though. You’d want to know exactly what you’re at. Margins are razor thin.
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22-07-2020, 18:43   #3462
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Shower valve arrived. They sent two of them which explains the cost. One longer than the other but otherwise the exact same.
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There’s no boards thread for this is there within Dublin 15, I’m guessing this is essentially it?

Very refreshing anyway from the facebook group. It’s terrible, combined Rathborne/RCP and nothing but useless posts.

95% of posters wouldn’t cut it on here.
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Hi all

I am looking to get my foot on the property ladder!

I dont know this side of dublin at all but daft has a fab apartment here that seems suspiciously affordable and if Google maps is accurate i would be less than an hour to my baggot street office.

Can anyone advise on the area for a single girl?? is security a concern? As one who can't drive or cycle would I be very isolated? All advice welcome!
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03-08-2020, 10:49   #3465
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Hi,

In terms of transport, you'll be hard pushed to find some where in Dublin better served by public transport. You've a bus, luas and train service. In the near term they are building a bridge over the canal which will give access to ashington and from there all the bus routes that serve the Navan road. Phoenix park will be around a 1.5km walk away once the bridge opens.

I'm not sure if there is something specific about being a single female but the area is pretty safe. There is CCTV in public spaces and onsite security as part of a management fee (which you should ask about and factor into your sums).
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