Violent graffiti is ‘sinister’ and unacceptable says SF Cllr who appeals to DDC to quickly remove it

by Rose Barrett
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While Sinn Féin Councillor Daithi Doolan would claim to have “deep differences” in governance and political stance with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fine Gael, he found the recent graffiti scrawled along the canal side of The Black Horse Inn very offensive and ‘sinister’ in sentiment.

Stating this type of behaviour and violent sentiment was totally unacceptable in a modern, educated society, Cllr Doolan (SF for Ballyfermot-Drimnagh) stated  “I have contacted Dublin City Council asking that this graffiti is removed,”

An Tánaiste Leo Varadkar Photograph: Bryan Brophy/1IMAGE Photography

“Regardless of serious differences with An Taoiseach and his party, I asked that the sinister graffiti be removed as soon as possible. This offensive and threatening message offers nothing to our community.”

Cllr Daithi Doolan above, can see the disgusting grafitti from his home, and it also witnessed daily by thousands of Luas users.

He continued “If people want real change, then they should become active in their community and work together and bring about the change we all want. This graffiti does none of that and it certainly does not represent the good people of Drimnagh and Inchicore.”

Councillor Daithí Doolan

The stabbings at Parnell Square and the subsequent riots and looting witnessed on November 23 evidenced the capability of far right extremists to ignite racism and while there were only up to 500 rioters involved, the damage to city shops and retailers, transport and the attack on members of the gardaí shocked city communities, politicians and commentators alike.

On Sunday morning last, the arson attack on The Shipwright in Ringsend was condemned by all including An Taoiseach, An Tánaiste Micheal Martin, Minister for Justice Helen McEntee along with Ivana Bacik, leader of the Labour Party, and Archbishop Farrell who spoke out against the incident and the racist rhetoric that is polarising asylum seekers, many of whom are homeless through war, and seeking protection and a safe bed here in Ireland.

Local councillors blamed the DRHE for not informing members of DCC of plans to have the former pub turned into an accommodation hub for homeless families, see

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