Sinn Féin TD Mary Lou McDonald and a friend in front of an unfinished mural on the gable wall of Canon Burke Flats at Fassaugh Avenue/Ratoath Road junction in Cabra, recently. The words of the 1916 Proclamation were to be placed in the centre
Dublin City Council workers painting over the mural late Wednesday evening/early Thursday morning
The painted-over mural yesterday evening
Dublin City Council housing department removed the Cabra 1916 Proclamation Mural in the early hours of [Thursday] morning. We, the 1916 Commemoration Committee, are saddened by this act. The mural is only one part of a number of planned events which we have submitted to the council over four months ago…We are asking our community and local reps to support our program of events and our further options and actions in relation to the mural.
Cathy Power writes:
There is ugly stuff on walls all over Dublin, some of it obscene, some of it racist, some of it just stupid, but Dublin City Council mobilises a crew, in the dead of night, to paint over a community mural in Cabra of the Proclamation of 1916. Who ordered this and why?
The mural in Cabra SF is illegally erecting a blatant attempt to politicise 1916 that they had no part in. Didn’t bother to ask locals.
— Adam Hurley (@ATMH1994) September 27, 2015
Neil King writes:
Cabra doesn’t get the playing field to itself when it comes to weird-bottom murals. Here’s one from Roe River Books in Dundalk.