350 players. 12 countries. Four continents. 20 mixed gender teams. All playing frisbee in Cabra. The Bogies [Pope John Paul Park, Cabra, Dublin 7] will host the inaugural Golden Keg Ultimate Frisbee tournament this weekend.
Mark Earley writes:
“This sport is non-cantact, 7-a-side and is played on pitches roughly the same size as a rugby pitch. It’s very spectator friendly due to the fast-moving nature of the sport and the athleticism on display…”
Karl was wondering was the frisbee getting bigger, then it hit him. Suit yourselves.
1. The scale, magnitude and number of the concerts with an expected attendance of in excess of 80,000 people per night over five consecutive nights, three of them being week nights is unprecedented for Croke Park Stadium.
2. Three consecutive concerts have already taken place in Croke Park from the 23rd to 25th of May 2014. Given that Croke Park is situated in a heavily populated residential area, five shows in a row following on from the three concerts already held there this year is considered an over intensification of use of the stadium for the holding of special events/concerts. It would be in effect permitting an increase of 100% in terms of the maximum number of concerts that had previously been held in Croke Park in any given year since the redevelopment of the stadium.
3. The cumulative effect on residents and on some businesses in the Croke Park and surrounding neighbourhoods, of licencing five shows in a row, three of them on weekdays, would lead to an unacceptable level of disruption to their lives/livelihoods over an unprecedented and prolonged period caused by, concert related noise, access restrictions, traffic disruption, illegal parking and potential antisocial behaviour. The City Council would also be concerned with the precedent that would be created if five consecutive concerts in a row of this scale were licenced.
Clara Clarke, a member of the campaign team said: “The S2S would be the longest continuous cycle route in Europe, at 22km. The plan is for the whole 22km of it to be off-road – that’s critical, otherwise parents won’t let their kids use it as the Merrion Road is too dangerous.
“The next step is that we need Dublin City Council, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Fingal County Council to … link up all the routes. The most contentious part of the route is from Merrion Gates to Sandycove, and even [to] Seapoint, as that is the least developed area at the moment.”
The Irish Times reports that Development Securities plc, the British listed fund backing Johnny Ronan, plans to invest up £20 million (about €25 million) in equity into Irish property deals, according to an investor presentation.
Dev Sec confirmed it was part of a consortium – including developers Paddy McKillen and Johnny Ronan, as well as Colony Capital, a €20 billion American investment fund – that has bought a development site on Burlington Road, in Dublin 4, for €40.5 million.
Dev Sec added:
“Ireland presents considerable investment and development opportunities for us – a market in which we see strengthening demand and opportunities to apply our strategy of creating value through regeneration…”