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Nelson's Pillar could be back

NELSON'S Pillar could be making a comeback to Dublin with a name change for the Spire.

Dublin City Council has formed a committee to consider renaming the Millennium Spire on O'Connell Street after Nelson Mandela.

The idea emerged after a member of the public wrote to Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn suggesting the name change.

They said it would be appropriate because of the spire's proximity to Dunnes Stores in Henry Street where workers refused to handle exports from 1980s apartheid South Africa.