Michael O’R writes:
As I crossed the newly named Thomas Clarke (nee East Link) bridge I noticed that someone had laid a wreath to Clarke’s memory. Not sure if it was part of the official ceremony.
Previously: For Whom The Bridge Tolls
East Link bridge
A marquee erected for the official re-naming [by president Higgins] of the East Link Bridge to the Tom Clarke Bridge to honour the first signatory of the Proclamation.
More as we get it.
Thanks Michael O’R
The Dublin Port Tunnel
At Dublin City Council this evening, independent Cllr Niall Ring will propose renaming the port tunnel after 1916 hero Tom Clarke.
21st Century Citizen writes:
Persons suffering from 1916 fatigue may wearily note that Dublin port is our major trading link to our nearest neighbor and should be seen as a symbol of cooperation & friendship, rather than division and you-shot-my-grandpaism. Irish visitors rolling off the ferry in Holyhead for their abortions might not feel so welcome joining the Louis Mountbatten orbital ring-road.
It being too late to propose a counter-motion calling for immurement in same (and aptly named Dublin Port Tunnel – a tunnel serving Dublin Port) as penalty for incitement to wave flags in the faces of visitors – Broadsheet readers may wish to drop an email to their local Councillor to express any feelings on the matter. Your local Councillors are here