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In 1966 there was no need to blow up Nelsons Pillar. But that’s the IRA for ye….cultural ambassadors…Not!
By right the bureaucrats should have removed and replaced the statue of Nelson with a statue of Wolfe Tone who was afterall a Dub and the founding father of the Irish Republic. All references to Nelson and the empire should have been removed too and replaced with references to Wolfe Tone and Democracy. In that way the pillar could have remained as part of the street and statue of Wolfe Tone could have been cast in a classical manner in keeping with his time and the plinth of the pillar. But no, that would have beyond the comprehension of the people of the time.
Anyway here’s to today, the times we live in now and the Spire of Dublin.

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