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Callely holiday-home extension in breach of planning laws
26/01/2006 - 07:48:24

Former junior minister Ivor Callely could reportedly be forced to demolish a garage conversion next to his Co Cork holiday home as it breached planning laws.

Reports this morning said the Fianna Fáil TD had built the structure on the Sheep's Head Peninsula last November without planning approval and later sought permission to retain it.

However, the reports said Cork County Council had rejected his application on the grounds that Mr Callely appeared to be trying to build a completely new house rather than a simple garage conversion to create extra living accommodation.

The council can now seek an order forcing Mr Callely to turn the dwelling back into a garage, while the former minister can appeal the council's ruling to An Bord Pleanála.
 

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Pity the man who was bleating on about modifying cars with "best practice" can't modify his gaff with best practice, eh?


Not since Maggie Thatcher have I been so happy to see someone take a fall, he's earned himself no friends among car enthusiasts.
 

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does anybody know what the new offences that get penantly point brought in today are??
 

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QUOTE (benkenobi @ Jan 26 2006, 03:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>does anybody know what the new offences that get penantly point brought in today are??


anyone see them, heres a few ones that there was obviously no thought put into:

Driving on wrong side of road 1pt
Driving on wrong side of motorway 2pts
wrong way around a roundabout 2pts
Driving on a footpath 1pt
 

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QUOTE (johnny99 @ Jan 26 2006, 08:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Should we start a petition to get our friend Ivor retention on the extension ?
John

How's about a petition to have him deported


The new offences are enclosed herewith:

Dangerous overtaking
Failure to act in accordance with a Garda signal
Failure to stop a vehicle before stop sign/ stop line
Failure to yield right of way at a yield sign/ yield line
Crossing continuous white line
Entry by driver into hatched marked area of roadway, e.g. carriageway reduction lane
Failure to obey traffic lights
Failure obey traffic rules at railway level crossing
Driving a vehicle on a motorway against the flow of traffic
Driving on the hard shoulder on a motorway
Driving a HGV or bus on the outside lane on a motorway
Failure to drive on the left hand side of the road
Failure to obey requirements at junctions, e.g. not being in the correct lane when turning onto another road
Failure to obey requirements regarding reversing of vehicles, e.g. reversing from minor road onto main road
Driving on a footpath
Driving on a cycle track
Failure to turn left when entering a roundabout
Driving on a median strip, e.g. boundary between two carriageways
Failure to stop for school warden sign
Failure to stop when so required by a member of the Garda Siochana
Failure to leave appropriate distance between you and the vehicle in front
Failure to yield
Driving without reasonable consideration
Failure to comply with mandatory traffic signs at junctions
Failure to comply with prohibitory traffic signs
Failure to comply with keep left/keep right signs
Failure to comply with traffic lane markings
Illegal entry onto a one-way street
Driving a vehicle when unfit
Parking a vehicle in a dangerous position
Breach of duties at an accident
 

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QUOTE Failure to drive on the left hand side of the road
Driving on a footpath
wrong way around a roundabout

you dont say,

honest garda oneill i didnt know i had to drive on the left and i didnt think that was a path going anticlockwise around that roundabout
 

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What a loada boll*x....basically, you could clock up 12 points on your way down to the local shop for the paper on a Saturday morning. It will not have any impact on the current carnage on our roads
 

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Driving a HGV or bus on the outside lane on a motorway

So this includes the M50 ?

Driving a vehicle on a motorway against the flow of traffic
Failure to drive on the left hand side of the road
Driving on a footpath
Driving on a cycle track
Failure to turn left when entering a roundabout

The ones above are a piss take. Anyone who brakes them rules should be just banned and made take a retest.
 

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There's a lot of overlap:

Failure to stop when so required by a member of the Garda Siochana
Failure to act in accordance with a Garda signal

Failure to yield right of way at a yield sign/ yield line
Failure to yield

My favourite:
Failure to stop for school warden sign - would usually mean you'd run the cow over ! But for 2 points I'd run the local cow over near me !!
 

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QUOTE (markmcie @ Jan 27 2006, 02:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Driving a vehicle on a motorway against the flow of traffic
Failure to drive on the left hand side of the road
Driving on a footpath

Failure to turn left when entering a roundabout

The ones above are a piss take. Anyone who brakes them rules should be just banned and made take a retest.

Agreed, anyone capable of those ones shouldn't be on the road at all.
 

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QUOTE (Davec @ Jan 27 2006, 02:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>What a loada boll*x....basically, you could clock up 12 points on your way down to the local shop for the paper on a Saturday morning. It will not have any impact on the current carnage on our roads


Not strictly true Dave, you can only get one set of points at a time, although if you were stopped by several different guards you could get 12 points in one journey, although if you manage that you dont really deserve a licence anyway
 

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on the tv3 news they said there were to be points for not having kids securely fastened in appropriate restraints in the car...

obviously not
 

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QUOTE (kvw @ Jan 27 2006, 04:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>on the tv3 news they said there were to be points for not having kids securely fastened in appropriate restraints in the car...

obviously not

That not fall under seatbelts?
 

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I think you'll find he was being sarcastic.

The rule is already in place but the Gardai do not enforce it.

In fact, the Gardai's selective enforcing of the current Road Traffic laws is the root of the current diabolical situation we have w.r.t. road safety and driver behaviour.
 

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QUOTE (PGTi @ Jan 27 2006, 05:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I think you'll find he was being sarcastic.

no no, not on this issue, it's a personal favourite of mine. I've a lot of money spent on isofix seats and integrated seats, neither of which use the cars seat belts, just wondering what the official line is.
 
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