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NAMA distances itself from Dublin Zeppelin Port hoax in St Stephen's Green

Just as the dry ski-slope was a hoax that had nothing to do with NAMA, so to is the proposal to replace Dublin Bus to an Air Zeppelin transportation system in Dublin.

IT APPEARS THE hoaxers who proposed building a dry ski slope in central Dublin also wanted to revolutionise how Dubliners get round the city, proposing to build an Air Zeppelin transportation system to replace the Dublin Bus service.

Another hoax ‘Plan for Application’ recently appeared on the old Canada Life building on Earlsford Terrace in central Dublin, near St Stephen’s Green, similar to that which appeared in Redmond’s Hill near DIT Aungier Street.

Two laminated A4 sheets with a summary of the application and a space-age looking mock-up of the proposed development can be found on the Come Here To Me! blog.

The proposal is for the ‘Dublin Zeppelin Port’ to be built on Earlsford Terrace with a passenger terminal building containing self-service ticket booths and body scanners as well as an Air Zeppelin air-traffic control tower and four giant windsocks.

The development would cover approximately 1000 square metres and was due for completion in May 2012, around the same time we’d be skiing down the slopes of Redmond’s Hill.

All enquiries were to be submitted to the ‘NAMA Development Council’. The small print carries the same disclaimer that it is a piece of satire.

A spokesperson for NAMA saw the funny side of it when contacted by TheJournal.ie today but said it was once again a hoax and that there is no such thing as the ‘NAMA Development Council’.

The spokesperson added that “NAMA does not have direct control of property”. So it wouldn’t even be able to build ski slopes and Zeppelin ports even if it wanted to.

Are there other so-called ‘Plans for Application’ around Dublin that you’ve seen? Are you the person behind the ‘NAMA Development Council’?

We’d like to hear from you. Get in touch at tips@thejournal.ie

Related: NAMA dismisses as hoax a proposed dry ski slope for central Dublin >

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