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Lili Marlene

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I love how people are more upset about 23 million that the council isn't spending itself on this white water centre than the billions been given to Greyhound racing and other sports that could be put do much better use than killing dogs.
Yes, this is a fair point, I suppose it's foolish to assume a City Council under a Fine Gael government wouldn't reflect their policies as implemented in all areas across the entire country.


Rather like how it would be foolish to assume that the NHS wouldn't be for sale under a Tory government.


Thread back on track :cool:
 

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'it'll attract 30,000 visitors a year!'
you mean less than 100 a day so.

'it'll earn nearly half a million in its first year!'
so you mean it'll take over 50 years to break even.
 

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Well It hasn't been the right minute for general election for a number years now the current government has been really dodging a bullet because of "Brexit uncertainty".
 

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I love how people are more upset about 23 million that the council isn't spending itself on this white water centre than the billions been given to Greyhound racing and other sports that could be put do much better use than killing dogs.
Quit ruining our buzz with your facts.
 

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I love how people are more upset about 23 million that the council isn't spending itself on this white water centre than the billions been given to Greyhound racing and other sports that could be put do much better use than killing dogs.
just think of it as killing little horses
 

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yeah but

🎵white water rafting🎶


I had to go off and finally look up this rafting thing because of the non stop shite talking.

Are you talking about this white water thing in the Docklands?

Because that looks class. There's one tiny bit of white water up on the Liffey, in the sluice by Lucan (I think), and that's it. There's absolutely fuck all investment in paddling, (or cycling for that matter) in Ireland. Whitewater slalom is a legit sport.

No one bats an eye when GAA, or Rugby or whatever gets yet another metric fuckton of cash, but build a facility for kayakers for... I mean, the first time in the history of the country as far as I know, and everyone goes apeshit.
 

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I had to go off and finally look up this rafting thing because of the non stop shite talking.

Are you talking about this white water thing in the Docklands?

Because that looks class. There's one tiny bit of white water up on the Liffey, in the sluice by Lucan (I think), and that's it. There's absolutely fuck all investment in paddling, (or cycling for that matter) in Ireland. Whitewater slalom is a legit sport.

No one bats an eye when GAA, or Rugby or whatever gets yet another metric fuckton of cash, but build a facility for kayakers for... I mean, the first time in the history of the country as far as I know, and everyone goes apeshit.
the Lucan Weir, yes. been down it a fe wtime sover the years. good fun. theres a few 'sluices' around there actually
 

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There's absolutely fuck all investment in paddling, (or cycling for that matter) in Ireland. Whitewater slalom is a legit sport.
picking up on that though - cycling ireland must be thinking 'was it something we said?'
there's been talk of a proper velodrome for donkey's years, which should be cheaper than building this; it's not as if we don't have the talent in ireland - but we don't have a velodrome which can be used when it's raining. instead, this somehow gets leapfrogged.
 

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picking up on that though - cycling ireland must be thinking 'was it something we said?'
there's been talk of a proper velodrome for donkey's years, which should be cheaper than building this; it's not as if we don't have the talent in ireland - but we don't have a velodrome which can be used when it's raining. instead, this somehow gets leapfrogged.
Yeah, reflexively I'd fund cycling if I had the choice. Cycling is one of the many redheadded bastard children sports of Ireland. And I've spent way more time riding than paddling, but even as a cyclist I'd not begrudge paddlers a training facility. (Granted I think white water paddling is class.)

There should be a covered velodrome as well!

Ireland is big enough for more sports than Rugger and GAA. We shouldn't be getting pissy about investments in sports that aren't a rake of lads running around a muddy field.
 

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I heard some green party guy on the radio talking about the one in Cardiff and he said it costs about £40 or £50 for about an hour and a half, it's shut most of the time presumably due to lack of demand, its mainly geared towards stag/hens/novelty outings rather than genuine sports users and why can't we have almost anything else?
 

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picking up on that though - cycling ireland must be thinking 'was it something we said?'
there's been talk of a proper velodrome for donkey's years, which should be cheaper than building this; it's not as if we don't have the talent in ireland - but we don't have a velodrome which can be used when it's raining. instead, this somehow gets leapfrogged.
Is there Not a velodrome in Dublin 12??
 

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Because that looks class. There's one tiny bit of white water up on the Liffey, in the sluice by Lucan (I think), and that's it. There's absolutely fuck all investment in paddling, (or cycling for that matter) in Ireland. Whitewater slalom is a legit sport.

No one bats an eye when GAA, or Rugby or whatever gets yet another metric fuckton of cash, but build a facility for kayakers for... I mean, the first time in the history of the country as far as I know, and everyone goes apeshit.
On the other hand how many Fringe sports are going to get facilities in probably the most expensive property area in the country. GAA at the core requires space and a ball and a group. Whitewater you are a couple of hundred euro in before you can even try it. It's for rich people.
 

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A couple of years ago something happened in Ireland concerning water, cost, waste, leaky pipes, metering and so on. Be damned if I can remember what it was
 

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