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    Irish Steel Mill

    According to this link:

    http://www.unison.ie/irish_independe...issue_id=12878

    "ONE of Ireland's worst industrial eyesores" is to be demolished and redeveloped (Anyone got pics? Just how bad is it??).

    It also states that

    "The demolition is a key element of the government plan to restore Haulbowline Island so it can be redeveloped for commercial or leisure purposes."

    Will this have any impact on the Navy?
    Meh.

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    Good riddence to it and all the crap it use to pump into the air around the harbour .
    I often wondered about the quality of the air being drawn into the ship when berted at the Base because of it .

    So what sort of leisure or comercial purpose can we expect ? , anyone any ideas ?

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    You can see the steel plant in the background in both of these photos.
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    iit's a kip. been there a few weeks ago, should be blown up, i say a house of sin

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    On the base there is a white building just under the mast- whats that used for, is it akin to a control tower
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

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    here is a view from the basin
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    Sexy!

    I am sure they'll make nice appts. I might even buy one.
    Meh.

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    I wonder ..no one has the photos that the guy on #2 beat would have seen with all the shit being pumped into the air early in the morning....and it lasted all day long...any one who worked in boat transport or ssg would have seen tha state of it.....
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    what about the rumours of extremely bad stuff buried under the bridge to the base in tunnels. Some say radioactive. There's all sorts of rumours bout tunnels and the like.

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    The white building is the VS tower.
    No Beast so fell that knows no pity,
    No Beast am I, For I know no pity...

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    Quote Originally Posted by yooklid
    Will this have any impact on the Navy?
    Naval vessels will start ploughing into assholes sailing their dinghys willy nilly.
    "The dolphins were monkeys that didn't like the land, walked back to the water, went back from the sand."

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    Quote Originally Posted by the babs
    here is a view from the basin

    Worth pointing out that the lovely Limestone Key wall beneath the Flying Crane in that photo has recently been dredged to make room for any future large ship, and the NS has taken over that part of the Quay. Thats all they want though. They have no interest in the rest of the land.

    The Slagheap east of the basin is also to be cleaned up,and returned to greenfield site. And Mittal won't be paying one single cent towards it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kermit
    That I believe is the Comcen, and Control Centre
    You believe wrong.

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    thats the VS tower...viual sinals...with a mast that seems to be shrouded in scafolding. Its used to Fly the national flag and for returning ships flag signals...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ELVIS
    what about the rumours of extremely bad stuff buried under the bridge to the base in tunnels. Some say radioactive. There's all sorts of rumours bout tunnels and the like.
    The mid section of the bridge sits on a small island which use to be a Magazine during the Royal Navy days , the entrance to the Magazine could still be seen when I served way back . Not too sure about nasty stuff being buired inside though .

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    The name of the small island with the Magazine is Rocky Island , it held 25,000 barrels of gunpowder which was enough to supply the entire Brithish garison in ireland for one year .

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    Wondering what happened to my two postings .

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    a pic of rocky island from the west side of the base
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    I read in the irish examiner a few weeks back that Rocky Island has been sold to developers who have already applied for planning permission to build a cremetorium, and it looks like it could get the go ahead as it will be the only one in the country outside of dublin!!

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    the work has started and they are going through the place like there is no tomorrow. pictures taken last saturday....
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    Should be simple enough to knock the place, Mittal stripped any useful plant long ago.

    The sooner its gone the better. It'll make the walk from the Oil Wharf to the Basin so much easier...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayleighanne03
    I read in the irish examiner a few weeks back that Rocky Island has been sold to developers who have already applied for planning permission to build a cremetorium, and it looks like it could get the go ahead as it will be the only one in the country outside of dublin!!
    Seems like they got the planning permission

    http://www.unison.ie/irish_independe...issue_id=13010
    Meh.

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    Hey guys,

    Possibly a mad rumour but i've heard the reason Irish Steel is coming down as quickly as it is been is because the people taking it down are set to gain an extra 250,000 euro per day that they finish before the set date on the initial contract. Seems a bit surreal i know but then again it is the Irish government thats paying them! And they do love spending money! (hopefully next year they will dig deep to replace Emer).........

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayleighanne03
    Hey guys,

    Possibly a mad rumour but i've heard the reason Irish Steel is coming down as quickly as it is been is because the people taking it down are set to gain an extra 250,000 euro per day that they finish before the set date on the initial contract. Seems a bit surreal i know but then again it is the Irish government thats paying them! And they do love spending money! (hopefully next year they will dig deep to replace Emer).........
    They should have done that with the M50.

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    Except replace the promise of extra money with a fine for everyday its overdue...

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