Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 31
  1. #1
    Thailand Expat
    snakeeyes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    pattaya
    Posts
    7,633

    State of Palestine to open plush D4 embassy in Ireland .

    State of Palestine puts in planning application for plush D4 embassy


    The Mission of the State of Palestine in Ireland is applying to open an embassy in a protected building in upmarket Dublin 4.

    A planning application was submitted to Dublin City Council last month by the office for the change of use of 8 Upper Leeson Street, in order to use it as an embassy
    In September last year, the Georgian Dublin address was listed for sale with a guide price of just under €1.5m.

    It was touted as a perfect family home, with its owners describing how they purchased it 11 years previously and spent a year on refurbishments before moving in. However, if permission is granted, the property will become the official embassy office in Ireland for the troubled Middle East state.

    In December 2014, the Dail agreed a motion officially recognising Palestine and the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination.

    Ambassador to Ireland Ahmad Abdelrazek was in the public gallery to watch that debate.

    The country's Irish office is currently located at Mount Merrion Avenue in Blackrock.

    The planning application for its permanent office said only minor works were required to the listed building to make it suitable for its use as an embassy.

    According to the application, the work would involve minor internal alterations to unite the basement and ground floor of the building, to include a new timber staircase.

    Modifications

    It proposed alterations to the existing electrical systems, installation of a smoke detection and fire alarm system, as well as the installation of security cameras and a burglar alarm system.

    There would also be fire safety upgrading to staircase doors and also modifications to the rear area to provide for disabled access.

    Finally, the application requested permission for the erection of a flagpole, flag and a plaque to the street side.

    The property is located just before Leeson Street Bridge. When put on the market, it boasted 2,230sqft of living space as a three-storey over-basement property, dating from the 1850s.

    The previous owners said it was in a terrible state when they purchased it.

    There were multiple flats and bedsits, and squatters occupied the basement. The house was not derelict, but it was in a state of disrepair and there was plenty of work to be done.

    They started with a new roof, and set about repairing and restoring the period features where possible.

    Many original features remain - including window shutters, original floorboards, dado rails and fireplaces.

    State of Palestine puts in planning application for plush D4 embassy - Herald.ie

  2. #2
    Banned

    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Last Online
    19-01-2019 @ 03:32 PM
    Posts
    2,904
    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes View Post
    According to the application, the work would involve minor internal alterations to unite the basement and ground floor of the building, to include a new timber staircase.
    what no tunnels ?

  3. #3
    Member
    harrybarracuda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    Today @ 01:00 PM
    Posts
    60,492
    So what?

    Saudi or Kuwait are probably paying for it.

  4. #4
    Thailand Expat
    snakeeyes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    pattaya
    Posts
    7,633
    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly94 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes View Post
    According to the application, the work would involve minor internal alterations to unite the basement and ground floor of the building, to include a new timber staircase.
    what no tunnels ?
    Yes just one tunnel straight to the Israeli embassy to sort the cnuts out ,

  5. #5
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    15,837
    About time. I reckon it will be approved, unless some warped Israel supporting idiot finds a heritage building loophole.
    Congratulations Palestine.

  6. #6
    Custom user Neverna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Behind a rhododendron bush
    Posts
    17,595
    The house was bought in May this year for €1.2 million. Not much for an embassy, but it's not particularly grand - a 5 bedroom terraced house or town-house.

    It's the one with the red door.


  7. #7
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    15,837
    ^ It will do, though.

  8. #8
    'ello 'ello 'ello Luigi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Abuja
    Posts
    23,864
    Will be able to fit a good 10,000 of them in that.

    State of Palestine to open plush D4 embassy

    State of Palestine puts in planning application for plush D4 embassy


  9. #9
    Thailand Expat jabir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    8,700
    One step at a time...

  10. #10
    ENT
    ENT is offline
    god
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Bangladesh
    Posts
    28,220

  11. #11
    Thailand Expat
    sabang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Last Online
    04-09-2019 @ 05:06 AM
    Location
    BackinOz
    Posts
    30,807
    Recognised States deserve Diplomatic presence, and Embassies are well warranted. There will be many more forthcoming. Hardly plush, in the scheme of things.

  12. #12
    Member
    harrybarracuda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    Today @ 01:00 PM
    Posts
    60,492
    I reckon whoever gets the ambassadors job will prefer the strip at Lapello's to the Gaza version.


  13. #13
    Banned

    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Last Online
    19-01-2019 @ 03:32 PM
    Posts
    2,904
    Not a real country though is it

  14. #14
    Thailand Expat
    sabang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Last Online
    04-09-2019 @ 05:06 AM
    Location
    BackinOz
    Posts
    30,807
    Depends how you think about it. Was Holland a real country, when it was under Nazi occupation?

  15. #15
    Member

    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Last Online
    11-06-2017 @ 09:47 PM
    Posts
    265
    Quote:
    There were multiple flats and bedsits, and squatters occupied the basement.
    End Quote.

    Its alright, the Palestinians are used to that sort of thing.

  16. #16
    Banned

    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Last Online
    19-01-2019 @ 03:32 PM
    Posts
    2,904
    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Depends how you think about it. Was Holland a real country, when it was under Nazi occupation?
    I think it could have been a country in 1948 if their hatred of Israel had not gotten in the way, could have been a real country several times since if they had not attacked Israel, then cried victim when they lost.

  17. #17
    ENT
    ENT is offline
    god
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Bangladesh
    Posts
    28,220
    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Recognised States deserve Diplomatic presence, and Embassies are well warranted. There will be many more forthcoming. Hardly plush, in the scheme of things.
    You're not kidding!

    It's slap in the middle of Dublin's red light district, massage parlours, knackers, wannabe IRA prospects, pick-pockets, beggars ,...lots from Romania, Albania and Kosovo all wearing their headscarves hassling passersby.

    Appropriate, though, the Pali diplomats will feel at home, albeit not in a sandpit.

  18. #18
    Thailand Expat
    wasabi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Last Online
    01-09-2019 @ 06:11 AM
    Location
    England
    Posts
    10,950
    Are they issuing retirement visas to Palestine

  19. #19
    Thailand Expat
    billy the kid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Online
    19-11-2016 @ 07:57 PM
    Posts
    7,639
    Some bastard has nicked the roof.

  20. #20
    Thailand Expat
    snakeeyes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    pattaya
    Posts
    7,633
    This will be the start of many Palestinian embassies all over this world and fook the smelly Jew kinneo bastards ,

  21. #21
    Banned

    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Last Online
    19-01-2019 @ 03:32 PM
    Posts
    2,904
    smelly Jew kinneo bastards. Spoken like a true lefty 'anti racist' liberal

  22. #22
    Thailand Expat
    snakeeyes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    pattaya
    Posts
    7,633
    ^
    Yes , Smelly kinneo fooks that's for sure ,

  23. #23
    Banned

    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Last Online
    19-01-2019 @ 03:32 PM
    Posts
    2,904
    Not been in Dublin since 1981 signed the book of condolence for sands outside the PO. is it full of wogs and 'refugees' these days? they smell a fair bit

  24. #24
    ENT
    ENT is offline
    god
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Bangladesh
    Posts
    28,220
    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes View Post
    This will be the start of many Palestinian embassies all over this world and fook the smelly Jew kinneo bastards ,
    No worse than half the Irish.

  25. #25
    Custom user Neverna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Behind a rhododendron bush
    Posts
    17,595
    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes View Post
    This will be the start of many Palestinian embassies all over this world and fook the smelly Jew kinneo bastards ,
    Thailand recognised Palestine as an independent state in 2012 but I haven't seen any mention of a Palestinian embassy building in Thailand yet. Is it in Pattaya, snakeyes? Or in Bangkok on Sukhumvit somewhere?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •