The Harbour Through The Years

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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Strum » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:50 pm

Rocker wrote:The Harbour Company has some apps.
While out and about you're also able to scan the codes at the Monument and Berth One on the East Pier to view the history of the very location you're standing.


Waypoint 1 The Carlisle Monument,
http://dlharbour200.ie/harbour-history/waypoint-1/




Great service that Rocker.
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Sinead » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:34 am

That is a great advance and it sounds so interesting.
Questioner me now is how do I scan and learn?
I will have to take the grandchildren out with me and have them
teach me.

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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Rocker » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:22 am

Sinead wrote:That is a great advance and it sounds so interesting.
Questioner me now is how do I scan and learn?
I will have to take the grandchildren out with me and have them
teach me.

Sinéad


No bother to you Sinéad. I think it has come to the stage where I'm going to have to get a mobile phone!! Everything is now geared to the "smartphone" guys and gals!!
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Strum » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:45 pm

Holy gawdddd, have you seen the new chain-link fence around the Pier? Unreal! Sorry no photo, yet. :shock:
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Rocker » Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:25 pm

Dun Laoghaire's ferry terminal is to be converted into a business hub for technology, marine, and design firms.
The 'Harbour Innovation Campus', as it will be known, will be able to accommodate up to 1,000 members across the terminal's former arrivals hall, departure lounge, baggage hall, and ticket office buildings.
The innovation campus also plans to provide a world-class maker space on-site for creative prototype design in wood, metal, plastic and electronics.
The campus is expected to be open for business from the middle of next year.
The change of purpose for the ferry terminal follows the move by Stena Line in 2015 to discontinue its Dun Laoghaire-Holyhead route with the Stena HSS.
This marked the end of Dun Laoghaire-Holyhead services after 204 years.
Businessman Phillip Gannon and shareholder and tech entrepreneur Ian Lucey are behind the project, which they claim will "inject in the region of €20 million into the building and local economy over the next ten years".
 
This was reported in RTE News on 2nd November 2017.
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Micheál » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:56 pm

Its interesting to see people's reaction to this news on various forums. Mostly positive. But

1. no real analysis of how exactly these jobs are going to be created.
2. There's an implication that this hub will attract foreign talent But no explanation where these people expect to find accommodations.
3. No one seems to have read the fine detail especially the bit about the 'gut' site being sold as part of this deal. ( I detect an aroma of rodent about this aspect)

I'm not hostile to either of theses sites being better exploited for sustainable employment ( not just temporary construction work) but I'd like to see a lot more detail.

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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Toss » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:01 pm

Micheál wrote:Its interesting to see people's reaction to this news on various forums. Mostly positive. But

1. no real analysis of how exactly these jobs are going to be created.
2. There's an implication that this hub will attract foreign talent But no explanation where these people expect to find accommodations.
3. No one seems to have read the fine detail especially the bit about the 'gut' site being sold as part of this deal. ( I detect an aroma of rodent about this aspect)

I'm not hostile to either of theses sites being better exploited for sustainable employment ( not just temporary construction work) but I'd like to see a lot more detail.

M.


Too right Michael..... it has all the signs of spending a fortune on an idea with loads of work for the advisors and marketing/promotional experts/printers etc, while the real long term day to day jobs will be minimal (if they ever arrive). I pointed it out here a while ago as I questioned the Government spin about spending hundreds of millions of euro on the housing crisis ..... its useless if its all spent on advisors and the kittys empty when it comes to buying bricks etc.

Heres an example of todays business ethos:

Job Vacancy : Insight Manager

As an insight manager, the successful candidate would be tasked with helping XXXXX Ltd make the right decisions.

Reporting into the senior insight manager, the successful candidate will need to convert high volumes of qualitative and quantitative data into simple, easy-to-understand business recommendations.

A knowledge and understanding of statistical analysis techniques and moderating focus groups would be valuable.


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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Rocker » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:19 pm

Maybe this is the Ian Lucey listed above??

https://about.me/ianlucey

Could this be the Philip Gannon listed??

https://ie.linkedin.com/in/philipgannon
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Micheál » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:47 am

A re-reading of the blurb on the "innovation campus" leads me to believe this is nothing but a set of "for rent" office suites/desks ( to competed with derilict office blocks in Blackrock). So nothing particularly innovative at all and God only knows what academic credentials the "campus" is supposed to hold.
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Rocker » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:08 am

Micheál wrote:A re-reading of the blurb on the "innovation campus" leads me to believe this is nothing but a set of "for rent" office suites/desks ( to competed with derilict office blocks in Blackrock). So nothing particularly innovative at all and God only knows what academic credentials the "campus" is supposed to hold.


As you said earlier. ...I'd also like more detail.

What ever became of the Diaspora Centre?
The Heritage Centre?
Floating apartments?
Floating beach and swimming area?
Pie in the sky the lot of them if you ask me!!
Who is putting up the money??
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby keeper » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:44 pm

Indeed Rocker !! Enough White Elephants to start a Zoo BangHead
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