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    I heard that about 10 years ago if a foreign multinational was considering locating in the West of Ireland that the IDA would collect them in Dublin airport and fly them in a helicopter to the proposed location over the N4 and show them the road from above. The road seemed more impressinve from the air- you couldn't see the crap surface quality. Dont know how true this is but it sounds about right. Its a motorway now so they can drive them now.

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    Maybe they were embarrased by the fact they couldn't stop for a **** or a coffee on the motorway.
    I'd say Coca Cola bigwigs from America have seen worse roads than Sligo considering they have bases of manipulation in every Third World country there is.
    Anyway shouldn't they send their supplies via the Dublin-Sligo rail-link for efficiency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truth.ie View Post
    Maybe they were embarrased by the fact they couldn't stop for a **** or a coffee on the motorway.
    I'd say Coca Cola bigwigs from America have seen worse roads than Sligo considering they have bases of manipulation in every Third World country there is.
    Anyway shouldn't they send their supplies via the Dublin-Sligo rail-link for efficiency.
    They cannot do that because our ******** of a Government allowed CIノ to run down the railfreight business. There is feck all freight left on the railways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruffalo View Post
    They cannot do that because our ******** of a Government allowed CIノ to run down the railfreight business. There is feck all freight left on the railways.
    Get them all on the E.U financed toll roads, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by truth.ie View Post
    Get them all on the E.U financed toll roads, eh?
    Something like that.

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    "Coca-Cola in Sligo, Baxter in Castlebar, Hollister in Mayo and Allergan in Westport "

    Coca Cola is in Ballina- typical Murdoch press recycling press releases

    Coca Coal and Baxter have recently started to use rail for export via the Ports of Waterford and Dublin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruffalo View Post
    Wow, this is a big issue. The quality of infrastructure in this country is **** poor and now we are finally seeing the effects. Infrastructure is a key factor for many businesses when deciding where to locate so we need to get on top of this or there will be many more businesses around the country making similar announcements.

    This is a good one gruffalo.
    When you consider that during the Celtic Tiger we had stress in properity, real stress, traffic in Dublin was very bad indeed. Hugely stressful, M5o toll plaza was a nightmare which effected all the routes around the capital, directly or indirectly. Just forget about getting around and keeping on schedule with the unpredictability of it all. Every morning some phallus headed ninkumpoop would stuff his merc into the Beamer ahead on some road and usually the one you were on.

    Now thats all over and what have we got? Stress in poverty. Bastardos!

    Poor infrastructure then and poor infrastructure now. We were robbed. And we are still being robbed by the mafia government.
    Last edited by My Nuclear Tomahawk; 19-05-2010 at 09:51 PM.

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    I don't know what those firms are so worried about. The plague of potholes is only starting to take hold everywhere - they ain't seen nothing yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ang View Post
    All the money that was available throughout the "celtic tiger" and we still can't provide infrastructure to support growth and we now face losing jobs because of it:-



    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle7120784.ece
    So much for joining the EU. Taking a lot, giving very little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priobhaideach View Post
    I don't know what those firms are so worried about. The plague of potholes is only starting to take hold everywhere - they ain't seen nothing yet.
    I'll take some pictures nasty potholes tomorrow, shocking road condition at a junction just off the N2.

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    FG are doing their utmost to destroy the NBP

    There are growing fears at the highest level of Government about the escalating costs of the National Broadband Plan, now estimated at some 3 billion, and officials are working on 菟lan B in case the entire process collapses, The Irish Times has learned.

    The process, intended to bring high-speed broadband coverage to over half a million homes, has currently been paused while an independent auditor assesses if it has been compromised by frequent contacts between the former minister for communications Denis Naughten and the leader of the sole remaining bidder for the contract.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/poli...lion-1.3676023
    Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. ~Oscar Ameringer

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    Around 2000 Government was touting the idea that the private sector could provide rural Ireland with broadband. A bit like the way they are now touting the idea that the private sector can house people who are on low wages. It didn't happen then and won't happen now.

    Neither of the above are profitable. Rural broadband because of dispersed low density rural development, housing people on low pay because....er they are on low pay and don't have enough money to buy or rent a decent home.

    There is nothing to stop Government providing a state broadband service and 3 billion to be honest sounds cheap at the price.

    Providing they don't hand the contract out to a hick firm and tell them they have to do it in 6 weeks.
    We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act.
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