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Sculptor Mark Richards at work; The Roger casement staue; The plinth at the end of the swim jetty at Dun Laoghaire Baths

Sandycove, County Dublin-born revolutionary martyr and soul-baring diarist Roger Casement.

Safe from toppling?

Only YOU can decide.

Earlier: Christopher Cross

Roger Casement?

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Previously: Dun Laoghaire Baths Site Ready for Roger Casement Statue (Afloat, April 13)

From top: GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin; Exo building, Point Square, Dublin

This morning.

An Post is ‘closing in on a deal to relocate’ its headquarters from the GPO to the Exo Building at Point Square in the Dublin docklands.

Via Irish Times:

The company is understood to have entered into exclusive negotiations to rent at least 120,000sq ft at the property from its owners, a European fund advised by Tristan Capital Partners and local partners SW3 Capital. The Exo, which is under construction, will comprise 169,150sq ft of Grade A office space upon completion later this year.

….While An Post’s GPO headquarter operations now look set to be relocated to the Exo Building, its public post office and the GPO Witness History Museum will continue in their current location…

Harrumph/Fight!

An Post looks to relocate from GPO to Dublin’s tallest office (Irish Times)

This afternoon.

O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.

High winds or deliberately snapped in two by a patriot?

We may never know.

Meanwhile

Fight!

This morning/afternoon.

St. Audoen’s Park, Cook Street, Merchants Quay, Dublin 1

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone with Lord Mayor of Dublin City, Mr. Paul McAuliffe and Joe Duffy the Launch of the 1916 Children’s Commemorative Play Garden, a joint initiative between the Department of Children and Youth affairs and Dublin City Council.

Inspired by Mr Duffy’s book Children of the Rising, the idea to remember the 40 children who died in 1916 with a play garden came from young people from across Ireland who took part in special consultations.

Now to Tuam…

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Lovely.

But did her drawings send out certain men the English shot?

Anyone?/FIGHT!

Cesca Trench

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Paul Murphy (centre) outside the Central Criminal Court today

Roll up.

Bring your rotten veg.

For the last of the 1916 tributes.

Martin McMahon writes:

As part of the ongoing 1916 Rising Commemorations, the Fine Gael led government has arranged a special series of ‘Show Trials’ for the entertainment of the masses.

Very kindly, Irish newspapers, journalists and politicians have risen to the challenge of making this experience as close to the original as possible. To quote that memorable Irish Times 1916 editorial:

​‘We said, and we repeat, that the surgeon’s knife of the State must not be stayed “until the whole malignant growth has been removed”… Our demand that the elements of rebellion should be finally extinguished… We have called for the severest punishment of the leaders and responsible agents of the insurrection.’

Exactly as in 1916, the public has been fed a constant stream of vitriol against the defendants and those who support them. Comparisons to ISIS and labels such as ‘Sinister Fringe’ have been spat across the parliament floor in a wholly convincing portrayal of the bloodlust for vengeance which existed among the ruling class and courtiers in 1916.

The Minister for Recreations told us:

“We can’t do military trials, but we appoint the judges and control the jury. We encourage people to come along to the courts where rotten fruit & veg will be provided free of charge to throw at the guilty on their way in and out during the course of the trial. We expect it to be a huge family event”.

In a break with history, it is understood that negotiations are underway with RTÉ and SKY to televise the executions live from Kilmainham Jail where the Garda Band will play a constant loop of ‘God Save the Queen’. Seats are limited and families are advised to book early for what will be the last event in the 1916 Rising Commemorations.

Martin blogs at RamshornRepublic

Earlier: Meanwhile, At The Jobstown Trial

For Your Consideration: Jobstown, Protest On Trial

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