As a libertarian, I am in two minds about this one. On one hand, I hold the view that if someone wishes to kill themselves, not only should they be let but society should have a formal process to facilitate it. Having said that, society is a long way off such a policy and as such, back to the issue at hand and Limerick City and County Council’s assertion that lifebuoys cannot be placed on protected structures. My understanding of the inclusion of a structure on the Record of Protected Structures is that this just requires planning permission for amendments.
Therefore, in the absence of a specific law/court case, I am inclined to call BS on the assertion of Limerick Council that lifebuoys cannot be placed on Sarsfield Bridge.
The Old Dublin Society have organised the above talk about the 1957 Dundrum railcar collision on 12th April 2017 @ 18:00 in the Dublin City Library on Pearse Street, Dublin 2.
H/T to the Dublin Dockers Facebook page for this link to the RTE archive, with an extract from a 1994 programme (in Irish) about the dismantling of the gasometer on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in Dublin. The clip also contains scenes from the adjacent gas works and the former gasometers on South Lotts Road (now the Gasworks apartment complex).
The clip may be subject to territorial viewing restrictions.
The BBC has an article about plans to use an abandoned mine in Germany as a secure repository for the country’s nuclear waste.
Here in Ireland, plans to use the abandoned mine at Silvermines as a rubbish dump got locals all up in a tissy. I can only imagine what the reaction would be if we had nuclear waste to store.
I covered this issue previously in relation to another NT site where I was charged what I considered to be an exhorbitant charge to park at an out of town site with no other realistic means of getting there. The NT are now in the firing line in relation to recently initiated charges at the Levant Mine site in Cornwall.
Whislt I understand that heritage venues need to cover their costs, where there is no other realistic means of getting to a venue, to charge people to park there is killing the goose that lays the golden eggs.
I have completed the first phase of restoring the information on this site with the addition of a number of items in the railway section.
John Hussey will be giving a talk with the above title at Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast, BT3 9HQ on 10th March 2017 @ 13:00.
Of tangential interest to IH, given its original funding source, the Daily Telegraph reports on the historic Luggala Estate in Co. Wicklow being put up for sale by its owner Garech Browne – one of the many heirs to the Guinness fortune. If you have €28m to spare….