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Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin

Via Irish Socialist Republicans:

Earlier this evening Ani Imperialist Action and Macradh activists unveiled a large banner on the ‘Victoria Monument’ in Dún Laoghaire that reads ‘Tear Down the Genocide Queen’.

Victoria, the English monarch presided over the Irish Genocide of the 1840s and the execution of the Fenian Prisoners. It is shameful to have a monument glorifying English Imperialism

Torn down by local Republicans in the 1980s, the monument was shamefully rebuilt by a pro imperialist Fine Gael council in the early 2000s.

Irish Socialist Republicans believe it’s long past time that the monument and all symbols of British Colonialism are torn down.

In the coming weeks the Campaign Against Colonialism will continue to be built.


Yesterday: Meanwhile, On Sfort Road

A monument to Queen Victoria by John Hughes RHA, unveiled outside Leinster House in 1908.

Removed in 1948, ostensibly to provide parking for cars…

…and taken to the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, an unofficial dumping ground/storage depot for politically incorrect government sculptures.

Photographed by Patrick Healy at the hospital (above) in 1971, Victoria languished unloved and unkempt until…

…the mid-1980s when she was shipped to Australia, tidied up and placed outside the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney (above).

The rest of the monument, including statues of Erin, remain in the grounds of Leinster House (above) and Dublin Castle.

More information here.

Victoria outside Leinster House pic via National Library
Patrick Healy pic via South Dublin Public Library archive
Leinster House pics by Aaron McAllorum

Thanks Sibling of Daedalus