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Poll: Should British Empire inspired Irish street names be changed?

Are streets such as Victoria Street insulting?

Queen Elizabeth II visits the English Market in Cork.
Queen Elizabeth II visits the English Market in Cork.
Image: Anwar Hussein/PA Images

A CAMPAIGN LED by a Cork councillor has been painting over street signs that sound like they are connected to the British Empire.

The campaign says that streets such as Victoria Street, named after the 19th century British monarch, are an insult to those who died in the Great Famine.

While many Irish streets were renamed after independence, some British nomenclature remains.

Today we’re asking, Should British Empire inspired Irish street names be changed?


Poll Results:

No (9970)
Yes (7800)
It depends on the name (3430)
Don't know (397)




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Rónán Duffy

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