Artist unknown (anyone?).
UPDATE: Colum Cronin adds:
Here are the artist’s details…
A worker using one of the controversial portaloos in Portobello, Dublin today, as temporary fencing has been removed from Portobello Plaza ahead of the weekend. Local residents have asked the Council to remove the facilities
Local residents had spoken to us on anti-social behaviour such as urination and defecation at their front door in Portobello.
We needed to provide solutions to such issues & why I agreed that portaloos were placed to ensure that such anti-social behaviour would not continue. https://t.co/Pds928EJph
— Hazel Chu (@hazechu) June 11, 2021
It’s a mobile jacks stand off.
Portobello Plaza being closed off for the weekend pic.twitter.com/VvTCw6lIQN
— Sheila Larkin (@SheilaPortobelo) May 14, 2021
Unfortunately Portobello Plaza is closed this weekend & we appeal to the public not to come here. We are aware of the importance of public spaces but some behaviour at this location in recent weeks has been completely unacceptable. https://t.co/OgTe0dCnX0#Portobello #Dublin pic.twitter.com/hSXZoe5bUd
— Dublin City Council (@DubCityCouncil) May 14, 2021
That’ll learn them.
We have Gardai to enforce law breaking. We have bye laws which can be enforced re: anti social behaviour + littering etc. You can't just close off public spaces in a democracy because the State won't enforce the law.
— LoulouD (@maccadoo8) May 14, 2021
Portobello, Dublin 8.
Portobello, Dublin 8.
Earlier: Premature Erection
An anti-hotel protest mural of Sister Michael from Derry Girls in Portobello, Dublin 8.
Thanks Sauvignon Blanc
Last night, down the road…
The Bernard Shaw in Portobello announced:
Just an FYI, all memorabilia from the Shaw, we don’t use in the new place, will be auctioned off at an event in December.
…Proceeds from that auction will go to the Simon Community, a local community group to South Richmond St, and another close to Cross Guns Bridge. Date and details on the site very soon.
Previously: The Shaw Shack Redemption
La Touche bridge in Portobello
While Frank McNally could be forgiven for including Portobello in his description of Dublin place names inspired by Italian culture and geography, the history behind this particular nomenclature is altogether more obscure and indeed interesting.
This area of Dublin’s southside was named following the victory of the British navy and its capture of the town of Portobelo from Spain in 1739 on the Caribbean coast of Panama.
The extent of British elation at this victory resulted in the ascription of this name to locations in both London, Edinburgh and Dublin.
However, in so doing, the spelling was changed in a manner that makes it appear deceptively Italian in origin.
There remains nevertheless at least some association with Italy in that it is believed that Christopher Columbus was the first European to arrive at the site of Portobelo in Panama.
Pic: Culture Trip
The Grand Canal at Portobello, Dublin 8.
Sheila Larkin writes;
Thursday + Sun = Canal Cans. And the crowds continue to the left…
Some Dad tweetz:
The summer starts here as the hordes descend on the canal at Portobello [Dublin 8]…