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Sunday, April 20, 2008


The above poster - all seventy foot of it - was recently erected on the side of a building in Dublin which hires itself out for functions/gigs etc. No doubt in an effort to secure free publicity for some upcoming event or other , the owners/promoters decided to try and 'stir things up' by using a controversial image in the hope of selling more tickets for whatever gig it is they're trying to advertise. It seems that not everyone appreciated their efforts -


Could we suggest that if the owners/promoters of said venue/gig wish to use an image of a British monarch to obtain free publicity for a planned event , they use an image which more properly represents the legacy which said monarch has visited on this isle , such as the following picture represents -


- it might not help with ticket sales but , as well as being more honest , it could save a few bob on poster repairs.....
(UPDATE : Radio station news reports have stated that the torn poster has been further damaged by at least two petrol bombs which were thrown at it. More information and , hopefully , a picture or two will follow if and when we receive same.)