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    Anybody know the lastest news with the stadium? have they started demolishing it yet?

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    Went past it last weekend...no work I could see going on there....


    Leinster delay McLoughlin presidency


    BRENDAN FANNING


    THE dispute over the redevelopment of Lansdowne Road went up another notch last week with the proposed blocking of the Wanderers club delegate from taking over as president of the Leinster branch.


    Michael McLoughlin has been the club's representative on the branch since 1997 and is due to take over as president next season, but a Leinster management committee meeting last Tuesday put the move on hold until the legal issue over the stadium is resolved.


    Currently Wanderers have an injunction preventing the IRFU from starting the demolition work on Lansdowne Road, which was due to get underway on April 30. Delays have been estimated at €1.5m per month. They are in dispute with the union mainly over their accommodation in the new set-up, and initiated legal proceedings two weeks ago. It is understood their co-tenants at the ground, Lansdowne, signed a deal with the IRFU on Friday. The hearing is due for the High Court tomorrow.


    The decision to block McLoughlin was taken at a branch management meeting last Tuesday night and a letter was issued to the clubs two days later stating: "The Management Committee recommended to the Executive that we should ask Wanderers FC to wait for their representative to be nominated as President, until such time that the legal issues between themselves and the IRFU are resolved. It was felt that it would be inappropriate for the Leinster Branch to elect a President and Leader of Leinster who is a member of a club who is taking the IRFU to court. Our decision was based on this one issue of good and proper governance."


    The letter was signed by current president Rory Barry Duke, who along with other members of the Leinster executive had been briefed by IRFU chief executive Philip Browne on the Monday night. Barry Duke had sought clarification from Browne exclusively on the legal situation between the club and the union, and he says that it had no bearing on the decision to bounce back McLoughlin. "He updated us on the legal situation and that was it," he said. "We made our own decision afterwards."


    It remains to be seen if the 'governance issue' will go away in the event of the High Court finding in favour of the IRFU, or indeed Wanderers, tomorrow. Clubs have until May 8 to decide their position on the proposal when their reps vote. Youths representative Des Kavanagh is in line to take over if McLoughlin loses out.
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      #3
      Wanderers supposed to be full of Property Moguls who reckon they know better as to what is the value of that SHACK at Lansdowne Road.AFAIK they have been offered the same deal as Lansdowne FC but the Moguls think that is not enough. The other Leinster Clubs may give them the heave ho soon if they dont settle and get real.
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        //->There's some work been going on for the last few weeks alright. All the seats have been taken out of the East stand, most of the barriers are out of the north and east terraces too. There's also long strips dug out of the pitch, mainly along the eastern side, undersoil heating being removed?? at a guess and all the portakabins have been removed from behind the west stand. Will try and get some pics up next week.

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          "Currently Wanderers have an injunction preventing the IRFU from starting the demolition work on Lansdowne Road, which was due to get underway on April 30. Delays have been estimated at €1.5m per month. "


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            #6


            this is getting ridiculous. how to make friends and influence peoplesprings to mind


            wanderers better hope they never have any difficulties down the road that they need help from the union with


            at this stage i'd prefer them to scrap the idea and move the bottling plant but the developers wouldnt make a deal without the issue over wanderes being sorted out first
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              #7


              With a bit of luck the Leinster clubs will decide that they don't want to be led by a member of Wanderers, even if this matter is resolved.


              I really believe they should be blatantly shafted by everybody who gets the opportunity until they are brought to their knees.


              Any clubwho holds its peers to ransom for no better reason than outright greed should be ostracised by all. The other clubs should be making life as uncomfortable as possible for Wanderers.


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                #8
                They should eject them from the Leinster Branch perhaps?

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                  #9


                  What dow**kerers think thatmock-Tudor Garden Shed is supposed to be worth? Haven't they been offered a €3m+deal with ticket privilegesand a Corporate Box at the new stadium already. So feckin' greedy I wonder if they have ambitions to enter Blanco's Superliga at some stage. No bloody loss to the AIL if they did.


                  Delays costing €1.5m a month! disgraceful, I wonder if any otherclub in the country would be allowed to burden the Union like this?


                  IGB site looks more attractive by the day

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                    #10

                    Originally posted by Hoof Hearted

                    IGB site looks more attractive by the day
                    Wasn't there an article saying you couldn't actually move there for years because of Industrial Waste etc and that people talking about this as being viable were talking out of their holes?
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                      If capacity could be increased to 80k IGB site @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">MUST@@@@/SPAN> be better.

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                        Originally posted by daveirl
                        Originally posted by Hoof Hearted

                        IGB site looks more attractive by the day
                        Wasn't there an article saying you couldn't actually move there for years because of Industrial Waste etc and that people talking about this as being viable were talking out of their holes?
                        Yeh, Fanning in the Sindo a few weeks back.

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                          Originally posted by Dermot G
                          They should eject them from the Leinster Branch perhaps?

                          I doubt it is legal to do that. Can you imagine the court cases then? [img]smileys/shock.gif[/img]


                          I see no reason why the clubs/ branch cannot take an obstructionist approach though.


                          By simply refusing to cooperate with Wanderers regarding day to day rugby matters, administration, appointments etc. you could make life very difficult for them.


                          Over a period of time that would become a very heavy weight to carry.


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                            Originally posted by daveirl
                            Originally posted by Hoof Hearted


                            IGB site looks more attractive by the day

                            Wasn't there an article saying you couldn't actually move there for years because of Industrial Waste etc and that people talking about this as being viable were talking out of their holes?

                            Well if Wan kerers have their way, there'll be plenty of time to remove the wastefrom the IGB site and stick a shed-load of topsoil on it, we're not talking about Chernobyl are we? It's hardly rocket science to clean up an industrial site, one so close to the harbour that the said waste could be removed by boat. And for good measure throw that shower of Wan****s into the barge as well.

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                              #15


                              Even if IGB is unviable the IRFU have got another chunk of land out at the red cow I thought .... or there's always the bertiebowl site.


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