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Stephen Bourke
Inner-city kids are so keen to have somewhere to swim they've been using the Liffey bridges and canal docks for urban coasteering since the year dot -- and yet no consideration for them in the project. Why?
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Stephen Bourke 30 Aug 19
Replying to @AnBurcach
Same craic with the Phoenix Park -- nobody seems to be quite able to explain why they've never run a Dublin Bus route down Chesterfield Avenue. But the OPW is talking about a funicular railway and driverless pods for tourists.
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Stephen Bourke 30 Aug 19
Replying to @AnBurcach
Does it really make sense to invest so much public money at such a central site in a project that'll mostly benefit those at the top level of a niche sport with not a lot of spectator interest?
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Stephen Bourke 30 Aug 19
Replying to @AnBurcach
Kids have died because od mishaps swimming in unsuitable places in the not-so-distant past. When are we going to consider their needs?
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Stephen Bourke 30 Aug 19
Replying to @AnBurcach
Not to mention any tourism benefit will probably come at the expense of established adventure sport businesses taking tourists beyond Dublin City Centre.
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Stephen Bourke 30 Aug 19
Replying to @AnBurcach
I don't mean to put too fine a point on this, but young Ricky Osagie should be heading for college now. He drowned going to rescue two girls who got into difficulty in an ornamental pond 300m from the National Aquatic Centre. He couldn't swim.
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Stephen Bourke 30 Aug 19
Replying to @ConalThomas
has written about how our small network of municipal pools are barely ever available.
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Dave Murtagh 31 Aug 19
Replying to @AnBurcach
The centre of that is literally a swimming pool and there's hardly that much canoe polo happening.
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