St Patrick's Athletic's proposal for St Michael's Estate

AuthorMessage DateMessage
Elaine04/05/2018Just curious to know what are the opinions in the area on the proposal recently announced by St Pats for "a major development at St Michael's Estate in Inchicore, to include new homes and an Inchicore Town Centre with state-of-the art retail, leisure and community facilities on top of which would sit the club's new stadium."

My initial thought was that this was pie in the sky, and would never happen. However, it is interesting to read the attached link.

A new retail development, and civic facilities, would be a big bonus for the area. But I will be always opposed to the addition of further social housing to the area - there is too much of a concentration as it stands.
Wendy07/05/2018Really hope this goes ahead as the last thing the area needs is more public housing.

If it does go ahead then social housing will be obligatory, it is the only condition under which they will be allowed to acquire public lad.

I was speaking to a friend in Fatima/Herbeton apartments a few days ago. Almost all of the new apartments down there are now social housing, most private tenants who did buy there got out after a short while. There are still a few who cannot afford to move out. As my friend said, the end result of their much vaunted 'public private partnership' to regenerate he area has basically been to build spanky new apartments for the locals who used to live in Fatima Mansions flats. The huge bulk of new housing units, both apartments and houses, that came out of that regeneration are now social housing.

I am not expressing an opinion on whether that is a good or a bad thing.
raymond10/05/2018Pats will not get the go ahead as there are another two plans on the table. DCC have plans for 420, 50% private, 30% social and 20% affordable. Then there is another plan which I am not sure of. It is called Fair Rent,
150 social and150 for people who cannot get social housing, that's what I was told from someone at the Launch. There are also over 200 apartments to be built by the owner of St Pats, at the rear of Emmet Road, planning permission approved.
Breda10/05/2018I agree with Raymond about the plans. I don't agree with a stadium, 12,000 seater with 350 car parking spaces. There would have to be concerts since Pats normally only have about 600 supporters. It would be a night considering there is a nursing home, Bulfin Court senior citizens and another 52 units for seniors to be built shortly beside Richmond Barracks. It would overshadow Richmond Barracks and Goldenbridge Cemetery and it would not be an asset to the community I live in. We fought the stadium before and we won, we will fight again and win.
Andrew 10/05/2018Hi All, anything that improves the quality of life for all is a super addition to the community. While concerns may be there for concerts or matches these times and events are regulated. We live in a city and a society where the needs of all must be balanced and increasing the access to property for sport, arts and culture is really positive considering half a million tourists need more artisan retail and food hubs in the city.
kEgan28/05/2018Any more social housing that DCC controls with travellers, junkies etc is not welcomed in the area. Its a joke that Ms. Fagan on St. Michaels Regen does not even live in the area. let her look at the forum on Kids Hanging around the Spar... lives of decent taxpayers mortgage payers etc being threatened by these feral kids who parents are all on welfare and couldn't care less. The Garda are well aware of who they are and all from SOCIAL HOUSING. Decent working people/families is what is needed with affordable homes.
Conor30/05/2018Rita Fagan will drag out St Michaels forever, sheís on a nice wage there, more then I could ever earn, she is on a nice expenses package as well, with Car. So local Inchicore residents who work donít want traveller families who will never work but only set there animal like kids on working people. Itís just shocking, the filthy animals win.
Sean30/05/2018That Fagan bitch wants Inchicore full of travellers. Does she know that we canít walk to our local shop without hassle from traveller teenagers. Does Fagan know whatís its like when traveller teenagers attack your home for no reason.
Johnboy30/05/2018Itís all the Greens. John Lynch is the ring leader. Some of them are are housed for free in Thornton Heights. The rest in Emmet Cresent and Tyrone Court. All the Greens, all Travellers, all housed for free.
Smiler03/06/2018Personally I think travellers should be given all the land for horses we donít like football sure we donít play in the worl cup if you look in history the we own the land
Smiler03/06/2018Sure our teenagers have nothing do they want earn a few bob the spar sure no security we get everything we want itís a free shop no shop workers would call the police
raymond07/06/2018Firstly people in social housing pay rent and . some work and pay high enough rent.
I live in social housing, work and pay rent.
I can assure you nobody from Emmet Crescent is causing trouble, lads from Drimnagh Rialto and Ballyfermot congregate at the front of the Crescent. Get your facts right.
Breda07/06/2018I agree with you Ray. I live in social housing, work and pay 100 a week rent. There are a lot of problems in other areas that are privately owned, I could name them but with all the privacy regulations and out of respect for their families I will keep my mouth shut, but I am talking about the worst crimes you can commit.
Breda04/07/2018I am sick and tired of listening to St Pats
proposal. Does anyone think of the traffic that would be in Inchicore, Pats only are proposing 450 spaces, for a stadium, cinema, theatre supermarket etc. DCC already have a proposal which councillors have agreed on! Nothing will be built if Pats keep pushing this. FRC also have a plan, we will be dead and buried before anything is agreed.
Paul18/07/2018I hope the St Pats plan get the go ahead because if DCC plan goes ahead then we will have more of the same filth living here that already wreck the place.
Elaine21/07/2018Looks like we've got the answer to my original question. This seems like the worst plan, of the options available.

A huge new development of "social" housing, when we already have at least two council estates in the immediate vicinity, and all the related problems.

So unfair on those of us who've paid, and continue, to pay top money to buy and live in private properties. Having to put up with problems created by those who pay little or nothing, and sometimes pay for the damage caused by vandalism of really young kids.