Monday 23 April 2018

Taking the shine off the Spire

Ever since poor old Nelson lost his head on O'Connell Street, the capital has been in need of a focal point.

There were many noble, but ultimately ill-fated, attempts to give a recognisable visible heart to our metropolis.

One thinks of the Millennium Clock, or the 'Time in the Slime' as it became known; alas it was swept away by the Liffey's tide. Eamonn O'Doherty's Anna Livia, commissioned in 1988, quickly became known as the 'Floozie in the Jacuzzi'. She too got short shrift.

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