26 thoughts on “Crane Trails

  1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    It’s not “the Pana”, it’s Pana.
    So up yours and your snotty pisstake, LANGERS.

    Having said that, it’s a total embarrassment of a front page, like.

    1. pedeyw

      I try not to be mean most of the time bur there are so few things in life more enjoyable than winding up a Corkonian.

      1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

        Aye. We’re a very wind-uppable lot. Coz of being so awesome.

        1. pedeyw

          And the more you wind one up, the more pure cork they get. Such fun to be had.

    2. Mike McGrath-Bryan

      Was about to make the same correction. The point does remain, though.

      We definitely needed more ridiculous property developments to come along and level those city landmarks and community arts spaces.

  2. dav

    oh hell, were going back to the Irish Times Property Pages “Crane Watch” which gave numbers of cranes in Dublin North, Dublin south & the rest of the country.’An awful pity they couldn’t give valid info on the property bubble that they themselves were helping to inflate.

    1. Mike McGrath-Bryan

      How many of those jobs are short-term or precarious situations that offer little-to-no long-term benefit or prospects?

      Also – wow, down one whole percent after flatlining at twenty for nearly half-a-decade. Incredible.

      1. Owen C

        Ireland, youth unemployment rate, eurostat:

        End 2008 = 17.9%
        End 2009 = 27.4%
        End 2010 = 30.4%
        End 2011 = 30.6%
        End 2012 = 28.5%
        End 2013 = 25.7%
        End 2014 = 21.7%
        End 2015 = 20.2%
        Q1 2016 = 19.0%

        1. mildred st. meadowlark

          Just to ask, would JobBridge have contributed to those figures in any way? That’s not a loaded question btw, but genuine curiosity.

          1. Kieran NYC

            Presumably, Milly. The impact of JobBridge on employment rates has always been fudged (and it needs to be wound down sooner rather than later). But there was also the news yesterday that 60% of graduates are now able to find a job straight out of college.

            As an aside – I really don’t get the obsession some people above have to put the most negative, pessimistic angle/spin on everything. No wonder mental health issues are so big in Ireland when you’re faced with a solid grey wall of negativity from society about everything, everywhere, all the time. The difference is really noticeable when you move abroad, to be honest. Like having a weight lifted.

        2. Mike McGrath-Bryan

          Dressing up still-disproportionate youth unemployment as a victory because it’s down from the height of the wealth transfer does no-one any favours. If it were down to single figures I’d understand the triumphalism, but until then, please stop treating people like eejits.

    1. Otis

      I assume “storked” means sexually aroused.

      It’s correct and appropriate that this does not turn you on.

      That’s not the ONLY thing the internet for, Clampers.

  3. Geroshite

    Half of cork is empty. Even the newest corn market centre street one is. Have we not been here before? More nexts and h and m….yawn

    1. Mike McGrath-Bryan

      Precisely my thoughts. Doing away with the city’s charm one big box at a time. All this while Camden Palace and Sample Studios are wanting for new homes. Boils my piss.

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