Intricate fretwork busts by artist Nikki Rosato: symbols of memory and belonging created by the highways and backroads carved out of roadmaps with the original distances and spatial markings left intact.
RTÉ News reported that the British Government is allegedly proposing to build customs posts between five and ten miles along both sides of the border to replace the backstop, as part of the UK’s Brexit deal proposals.
However, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has dismissed the idea.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also dismissed the leaked proposal but told BBC this morning that it’s a “reality” that some customs checks will be needed.
Further to this…
Richard Cantwell tweetz:
Here’s a map [above] showing what a 10-mile buffer zone along *both* sides of the border would look like.
There are over 625,000 people living in the zone.
Last night, RTÉ’s Europe Editor Tony Connelly tweeted:
Tánaiste Simon Coveney responded…
Non-Paper = Non-Starter. Time the EU had a serious proposal from the UK Govt if a #Brexit deal is to be achievable in October. NI and IRE deserves better!
— Simon Coveney (@simoncoveney) September 30, 2019
Is it possible that all of our TD’s and media were asleep ten days ago when Jean-Claude Juncker said checks were necessary in the event of no-deal? Astounding the gamble they all made backing Varadkar & Coveney’s high risk strategy. https://t.co/pl67hdRL8C
— Robert Burke (@robertburke84) October 1, 2019
Assistant Garda Commissioner David Sheahan with Moyagh Murdock, Chief Executive of the Road Safety Authority (RSA) unveiling a road safety progress review, covering the period January 1 – July 29, 2019… with the visual aid of a Northern-Ireland-may-not-even-exist-for-all-we-care map.
National Road Policing unit Garda Mark Murphy and actor Conor Creaby this afternoon
Store Street, Dublin.
The “Mobility App” will also allow individual gardaí to process fixed charge notices, cutting down on back office paperwork and allowing gardaí to spend more time in the community…
…The app can also add Eircodes to addresses using secure web services. Some 2,000 individual gardaí are to be designated to use the app by the end of this year.
What could possibly go wrong?
New hand-painted maps illustrating cinematic journeys by cartographer Andrew DeGraff.
(From top: Fargo; Mad Max: Fury Road; Guardians Of The Galaxy; Silence Of The Lambs; Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom; Labyrinth; Monty Python And The Holy Grail (with a key to the main characters); The Lord Of The Rings, The Shining and The Wizard of Oz.)
More of Andrew’s excellent Cinemaps here.
Previously: Plot Maps
The foyer of ‘Swuite’ student accommodation in Grangegorman, Dublin 7 (top)
Lower Grangegorman, Arran Quay, Dublin 7
Paul Flynn writes
I really didn’t think I could despise the new, expensive student accommodation near me, which is displacing local families and raising average rents, even more.
Coming from the North I find this presentation of the island of Ireland (above) to our domestic and visiting student body to be unrepresentative, divisive and just downright partitionist, especially in the face of Brexit.
The complex is called Swuite (I know, I see what they did there) but their grasp on spelling doesn’t stop there.
Arranmore Island is now called Aran Island. Loungh Neagh, Monagham, Lacis instead of Laois, Aram Island off Galway. Dougarvan, the river Suit instead of Suir. Give me strength!!
Found a dodgy map on the wall at Ireland West Knock airport, made by Failte Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way, in which Lough Key Forest Park has been marked between Athlone and Roscommon instead of outside Boyle. There are only 15 places of interest on the map, and it’s not as though Connaught is a big place!
A map drafted in 1942 by geophysicist and oceanographer Athelstan Spilhaus in which the oceans take centre stage and landmass is negative space.
Mapping website La Cartographe sez:
It’s both awesome and totally confusing, The deformation is such that the American and Asian continents are completely torn apart. Europe, Africa, and South-East Asia, on the other hand, maintain a coherent form. This projection is rarely used and it is a shame!
Related: Actual Size