Romance Is Dead Aaron McAllorum at 4:26 pm April 14, 2016 This afternoon. Mindless scribe or beautiful prose? Sarah Woods writes: Why bother with a love lock when you can just write on the bridge? Any excuse Thanks Sarah FacebookTwitterPinterest Related posts: It’s Love Oldest Shop In Dublin ‘Scuse Me While I Kiss The Sky Meanwhile, In Inistioge
Seriously tho….. Why is this on broadsheet?
People are the worst. If I lived near this bridge I would be out weekly with my bolt cutters.
Keep your locks on your property you poohawk.
*waits for idiotic poo replacement moderator*
I find it more satisfying to lock my own little padlock onto one that’s there already. I like to think of how two young lovers will return a few months later and find that all this time without even knowing it they’ve been involved in a three-way relationship with a middle-aged Polish man called Pietr. I like to think they feel their relationship has been suitably defiled and sullied.
ha ha…that comment brightened my day
There’s already a group of volunteers who do that every few weeks I think.
“ride me sideways” was another one.
I walk across this bridge twice a day and I don’t know what ruins in more- the countless idiotic ugly padlocks or the 2-3 beggars at all times.
Remember, not all beggars need the money. I know of 2 females that ply their trade around Grafton and Wicklow st and there ain’t no babies in the buggies they push.
What?!?!?! This is some seriously ground-breaking stuff right here. Are you saying that some people who ask for change on the street exaggerate their need in an effort to exploit people’s sympathy?
No, but targeting old people outside the church down the lane way at Grafton street is pretty exploitative.
Ha! If I wanted to target people that had empathy, humanity and charity in their characters, I wouldn’t be hanging around a church.
Vandalism, pure and simple.
Needs to be recognised that this is a serious problem. The bridge is a national landmark and these locks (symbols of the moronic) are highly damaging. Not only do they add weight, but they also chip paint leading to rusting. By the looks of things, it hasn’t gotten out of hand and would take someone capped crusader two seconds with a cordless angle grinder to remove the lot. We have a capital full of bike thieves, surely one of them has an ounce of civic pride.
I also don’t recall seeing any signage up around the ha’penny asking people not to do this. The DCC should be doing something to prevent this from happening, some signs would be the least they could do.
I suggest they build a metal lock ‘tree’ nearby with branches and the locks can go on as ‘leaves’.
Elsewhere in the country, anything metal that doesn’t move is being ripped out and sold for scrap by mobile scrotes. If only the twain should meet..
Shannon. That’s says it all really.