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Replying To 19616609:  "It was on LMFM sport this evening that County Manager is reviewing plan because some councillors had issues"
in the midst of a housing crisis they were never likely to agree to the cheap sale of land too easily, especially the year before local elections.

LemonySnickett (Louth) - Posts: 82 - 16/10/2018 14:04:35    2146796

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100% right aswell.

Houses first! Its a national emergency.

A GAA ground we dont "need" cant be given priority.

DundalkGael (Louth) - Posts: 865 - 16/10/2018 18:32:56    2146850

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Replying To GAAdundalk:  "I'm sure lots of politicians will come out of the woodwork for this"
They will be too busy opening houses

19616609 (Louth) - Posts: 1453 - 17/10/2018 00:41:47    2146904

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What do they want to put houses next to Heinz Factory? Has anyone ever been near that place, smelly area from the factory. Also all that land not zoned as industrial/commerical?
There is a national crisis but not necessarily in Louth, this is for elections. 90 per cent of the crisis is in Dublin.

GAAdundalk (Louth) - Posts: 536 - 17/10/2018 09:03:49    2146917

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There wasn't much objections from them when the new stadium in Drogheda was announced.
In between Heinz and a sports complex would hardly be considered a prime residential location.
If they really want houses then there is loads of land available that is better serviced by existing infrastructure.
This is just our elected representatives trying to justify their existence.

AC (None) - Posts: 315 - 17/10/2018 09:52:01    2146926

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Replying To AC:  "There wasn't much objections from them when the new stadium in Drogheda was announced.
In between Heinz and a sports complex would hardly be considered a prime residential location.
If they really want houses then there is loads of land available that is better serviced by existing infrastructure.
This is just our elected representatives trying to justify their existence."
Does anyone know who has the issues

19616609 (Louth) - Posts: 1453 - 17/10/2018 22:49:07    2147041

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A County ground in conjunction with a college that young people can aspire to play in or another affordable housing estate...................................

LiathroidiMor (Louth) - Posts: 250 - 18/10/2018 11:46:01    2147095

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Replying To 19616609:  "Does anyone know who has the issues"
several councillors have emailed the executive of the council http://www.pressreader.com/ireland/the-argus/20181016/281552291826141

LemonySnickett (Louth) - Posts: 82 - 18/10/2018 13:09:45    2147121

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Replying To AC:  "There wasn't much objections from them when the new stadium in Drogheda was announced.
In between Heinz and a sports complex would hardly be considered a prime residential location.
If they really want houses then there is loads of land available that is better serviced by existing infrastructure.
This is just our elected representatives trying to justify their existence."
Drogheda Utds stadium is never gonna happen

DundalkGael (Louth) - Posts: 865 - 18/10/2018 14:43:30    2147133

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Replying To LemonySnickett:  "several councillors have emailed the executive of the council Democrat" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.pressreader.com/ireland/the-argus/20181016/281552291826141"
Democrat running a story that members of Louth County Council will vote next Monday on whether to approve the sale of the site to the GAA. Apparently objections that the site is being sold too cheap at €400k and some Drogheda based councilors also objecting.
This is the time to let your local representatives know how important this stadium is for the county and local parish politics should be put aside.

Drogexile (Louth) - Posts: 73 - 13/11/2018 07:30:31    2150891

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I have a bad feeling about this. I was down that way over the weekend and they should be happy to be getting 400k.
That area would never be suitable for residential development. They should take the money and renovate some of the hundreds of vacant houses in the county or fill some of the numerous craters on the roads.

AC (None) - Posts: 315 - 13/11/2018 07:51:38    2150893

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It's mad situation because that piece of land has lay idle since time began, never any interest in it.these councillors are as useless as the guys in the Dail, they can't see the big picture.
They could block it and that land will lie there unused for another 100 years, generate no revenue just an idle field... Or sell it for the proposed amount and then in construction and materials that's jobs and money spent in the economy, and the finished product you have a lovely new Stadium. It's a no brainer but I'll tell you know I'm not confident at all.

GAAdundalk (Louth) - Posts: 536 - 13/11/2018 08:15:34    2150895

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What councillors or parties are objecting to the sale?

S.M (Louth) - Posts: 88 - 14/11/2018 09:37:28    2151087

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Replying To S.M:  "What councillors or parties are objecting to the sale?"
Sinn Féin are against it as are most Drogheda Councillors - whop weren't so concerned about use of public funds or property when proposed stadium for Drogheda United was agreed.

LemonySnickett (Louth) - Posts: 82 - 14/11/2018 12:36:30    2151110

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complete madness this - trust a politician could stand in the way of progress?

Man in a ditch (Louth) - Posts: 321 - 14/11/2018 13:14:09    2151118

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Replying To LemonySnickett:  "Sinn Féin are against it as are most Drogheda Councillors - whop weren't so concerned about use of public funds or property when proposed stadium for Drogheda United was agreed."
Correct me if I Am wrong but isn't Dundalk the official county town of Louth, so it wouldn't look put of place have the county grounds here, wasn't it the original home of Louth Football, think of was called the Athletic Grounds?
Anyway it shouldn't be a stumbling block

GAAdundalk (Louth) - Posts: 536 - 14/11/2018 16:17:49    2151144

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Replying To GAAdundalk:  "Correct me if I Am wrong but isn't Dundalk the official county town of Louth, so it wouldn't look put of place have the county grounds here, wasn't it the original home of Louth Football, think of was called the Athletic Grounds?
Anyway it shouldn't be a stumbling block"
Hopefully our local councillors are being lobbied and reminded of the size of the GAA vote . The next local elections are on May 24th 2019.

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5167 - 15/11/2018 03:23:48    2151184

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Replying To Greengrass:  "Hopefully our local councillors are being lobbied and reminded of the size of the GAA vote . The next local elections are on May 24th 2019."
I'm sure these results of the vote are disclosed are they? Because I would like to know who votes what way and I'll certainly remember when they come knocking on doors

GAAdundalk (Louth) - Posts: 536 - 15/11/2018 11:17:48    2151203

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Louth GAA finally get their act together, and are they going to be scuppered by petty politicians with parish pump politics?

m_the_d (None) - Posts: 1096 - 15/11/2018 12:52:28    2151215

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Replying To GAAdundalk:  "I'm sure these results of the vote are disclosed are they? Because I would like to know who votes what way and I'll certainly remember when they come knocking on doors"
That I don't know . We'll soon find out. I

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5167 - 16/11/2018 03:50:07    2151279

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