Tag Archives: Was It For This?

Yesterday evening.

Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

A copy of the 1916 Proclamation hangs outside the site of the demolition of the O’Rahilly house, home of 1916 rising leader Michael Joseph O’Rahilly, pulled down without warning early yesterday morning to make room for an aparthotel development with 105 flats fronting on to Herbert Park.

Yesterday: Razed


This afternoon.

Former Ireland football under-21 player Jack Grealish (top) will earn his first ever England cap after a surprise call up.

It extinguishes any lingering hope he might return to the Coybig fold.


Grea Lions On His Shirt (The Sun)


This morning.

No. 40 Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

The home of 1916 rising leader Michael Joseph O’Rahilly, known as The O’Rahilly, and site of a proposed apartment development.

Despite numerous complaints from local residents, heritage groups, and the Department of Culture and Heritage, Dublin City Council has advised An Bord Pleanala to grant permission for the demolition to go ahead.

Leah Farrell/Rollingnews


The centre pole?


Thanks Mike O’Brien



Post box in Dublin city centre with the insignia of Britain’s King Edward VII (1901-1910)

Harry Warren writes:

In light of the proposed removal of various statues associated with imperialism and colonialism perhaps a fruitful area to explore would be the multiple Irish post and pillar boxes featuring the various British royal crests. These post boxes are to be found all over the country.

Many of the boxes still feature the royal crest from the three final British monarchs who had jurisdiction over Ireland – Queen Victoria, King Edward VIII and King George VI. Not exactly what one would expect to find in an independent republic!

Time for their removal anyone?


Last night: Scatter Our Enemies

Pics: Harry Warren