In The Ha’penny Place


This afternoon.

Journalist Ken Foxe publishes a series of emails between Leslie Moore, the City Parks Superintendent for Dublin City Council and Paul Clegg, the executive manager for planning an property management at Dublin City Council – over the placing of a banner supporting Dublin GAA on the Ha’penny Bridge in Dublin 1.

Mr Foxe tweetz:

The ‘Up the Dubs’ banner that graced (defaced) the Ha’penny Bridge is no more. Dublin City Council review found it breached guidelines on protected structures and “materially affects the character” of the bridge…

GAA banner on Ha’penny Bridge is a step too far (Ken Foxe, Alan Caulfield, The Times Ireland edition)

Top pic: Darragh Doyle

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15 thoughts on “In The Ha’penny Place

  1. Jonickal

    Shining green lights on public buildings around St. Patrick’s Day materially impacts on the character of those buildings. But that’s different I suppose?

  2. Rep

    were the complaints no on here before? One complaint was that it was not inclusive to non-dubs. I mean, ffs.

        1. Rob_G

          Aha – zing!

          If fairness, I don’t think it looks very nice, there are other places I am sure that DCC could Dublin on their to winning their historic 4th AI in a row.

          1. Dhaughton99

            The problem with dubs is that they leave flags up too long. The hippy across the road from me still has a proclamation flag up in his garden since 2016 and next door leaves Dublin flags up til they rot. Makes the place look like a tip. No class.

          2. Rob_G

            Tell us what county you are from yourself for the gas so that I come up with a retort :p

  3. thefatlad

    I think what effects the character of the bridge more is the shrieking drug addicts and open dealing that goes on around and on it

  4. Christopher

    Good-it was ugly. Now what are they going to do about all the dirt on that bridge and the constant beggers on both sides?

  5. Daisy Chainsaw

    I’d prefer to see a Dubs banner than the dimbulbs attaching their lovelocks to it.

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