Graffiti on Luas (already)

Home Forums Ireland Graffiti on Luas (already)

Viewing 10 reply threads
  • Author
    Posts
    • #707367
      Niall
      Participant

      Took my first trip on the Luas Green line with two foreign guests on Saturday, the entire line’s walls are splattered and covered in graffiti (already!!!!) I was very disappointed.

      Can anything be done to eradicate it and clean up?

      Comments would be appreciated

      The main culprit seems to be a ‘Grift’

    • #746841
      Richards
      Participant

      This is not only an Irish problem. Every rail line in Europe has graffiti. The obvious solution would be random spot checks late at night by the Garda (or some security company appointed by the RPA). While you might not be able to eradicate graffiti completly, I would like to see all stations remaining clean.

    • #746842
      Niall
      Participant

      To be fair, in my experience I have never seen anything on this scale and so new into a relatively recent service, it is quite shocking!!!

    • #746843
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      It was being put there as the line was being built. But what is interesting about it is the speed at which this sort of grafitti has taken hold in Ireland in recent years. I remember there being a bit of it on the back of Salthill DART station in the late 1980s. Then I did not really see it for a while. It seems to have reappeared at an amazing pace over the last three years or so. There are a few of them whose ‘tag’ is absolutely everywhere in the city.

    • #746844
      samhraid
      Participant

      Have any of yiz been to Milan recently? Now there’s a read!

    • #746845
      Ronan C
      Participant

      You’re right, if you think things are bad in Dublin have a look at Milan – I’ve never seen so much graffiti in my life !

      Dublin is getting worse though, it seems no street furniture is safe. Those wanabe M&M’s think its art but really it’s vandelism …

    • #746846
      GrahamH
      Participant

      As F McD pointed out last week the Kingswood Heights ‘protective’ wall is looking lovely now too…

    • #746847
      alastair
      Participant

      Have to say that I don’t mind a bit of graffiti on rail line walls at all. It’s not like the walls they cover are picture postcards themselves.

    • #746848
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I must say I would be with you on this Alistair. I think it provides a bit of colour to some drab concrete walls.

    • #746849
      GrahamH
      Participant

      On a large scale yes, but small amounts on large expanses just for the sake of it is pure vandalisim, esp on brand new structures where an effort has been made to make them presentable. Suppose a difference should be made between the ‘tradition’ of plastering grotty railway infrastructure with the stuff, and spraying more human-scale objects & structures that people have contact with.

      I think it really offends though when it’s carried out on stone walls, such as those classic ashlar limestone bridge supports, and other older elements. It’s terrible to see them defaced like that.

    • #746850
      JJ
      Participant

      Originally posted by Graham Hickey
      As F McD pointed out last week the Kingswood Heights ‘protective’ wall is looking lovely now too…

      Passing Kingswood on the tram a few days back the offending wall has been completely repainted with no trace of the Graffitti remaining. Wonder how long it will take to re-populate ?

      Was’nt there a radio campaign to unmask “Grift” ?

      JJ

Viewing 10 reply threads
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Latest News