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Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin

Arf.

Patsy McGyver writes:

The Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin. Merchants Arch, Wellington Quay in the background. 1880s

…I hate the advertisements.

Spratt’s?

Meanwhile...

Vienna?

NO.

Dublin Civic Trust write:

A fleeting, rare capture of Arnott’s exotic silhouette with its Eastern-inspired central tower and terminating pavilions prior to decapitation in the late 1940s – the rationale at the time declaring the ornaments as serving “no useful purpose.” Other than civitas, heaven forbid.

Coats left for the needy last week  on Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin and later removed by Dublin City Council for causing ‘congestion’

Zip It

We ask you to kindly halt
leaving your parkas and jackets
to warm the homeless

for we cannot have tourists
distracted from their whiskey
lattes and Aran jumpers.

They’ll stop taking selfies,
we’ll have nothing left
to post on Lovin’ Dublin.

We have given your coats
to Oxfam for students
to buy, resell, repay their loans.

Your woollen hats and mittens
are a real congestion issue.
People are bumping

into each other like scabies
on a child’s elbow.
If they really want a home,

they’d apply for the HAP
scheme on their iPhones.
Look, we can’t build more shelters

or estates, we just gave 23 million
to a rafting course; kayaking,
water polo. We don’t mind

stags and hens pissing
down Camden’s Place, snorting
coke off Molly Malone’s tits.

At least they’re not setting up
tents like whack-a-moles
outside the church,

making it hard to stomach
our tuna melts. Feeling guilt
when we tuck in

the bathed skin of our children
under plastic moons
and glow in the dark stars.

Molly Twomey

Previously: I’ll Get Your Coat

Kindhearted Dubliners began hanging the jackets up earlier this week as part of the #warmforwinter appeal.

The initiative drew universal praise on social media with many hailing it as a “brilliant” idea.

But footage emerged on Saturday evening of a man, believed to be working for Dublin City Council, gathering up the jackets and taking them off the bridge.

Onlookers ‘outraged’ at removal of coats for the homeless from Ha’penny Bridge (DublinLive)

Rollingnews

Previously: ‘Need A Coat? Take One. Want To Help? Leave One’

Monday night.

On Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin city.

Coats and jackets were displayed for people to take (and drop off) as part of an initiative by a Facebook group called Warm For Winter.

They say:

“Warm For Winter is about helping the people most in need during the hard winter months. The pictures will give you an idea of how this works. We hang the clothing up in a suitable dry location that many people in need would know and walk away.”

Warm For Winter

Yesterday: ‘Need A Coat? Take One. Want To Help? Leave One’

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