We're rubbish at punishing litter louts
Published 06/08/2011 | 05:00
The recent death of the artist Eamonn O'Doherty has reminded me of controversies surrounding his most (in)famous public sculpture: the Anna Livia fountain.
Although it did not cost the public purse a cent, as it was paid for by the Smurfit Corporation, it was never popular with the critics but popular with Dubliners as a place to have lunch.
It now is on display at the Croppy Acre, opposite Heuston Station, minus its flowing water and therefore not a fountain and not conceptually representing the flow of the River Liffey.