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Giant 'No' sign removed from Dublin Mountains, says pro-life group

The sign was taken down after the land owner received a number of concerned calls.


Updated at 10.55am

THE GIANT ‘NO’ sign that was put up on the Dublin Mountains yesterday has been removed, according to the group who erected it.

The pro-life group says that its volunteers took the sign down last night after the farmer who owns the land where the sign was received phone calls about it yesterday evening.

The sign was located around the region of the Hellfire Club south of the city. The group said that there was a bull grazing in the field where the sign was put up.

One of the people involved, Brian Flanagan, said that 10 volunteers had put the sign up yesterday evening on a farmer’s land on Montpelier Hill.

He said that the sign was made of plastic white polethine, the same material as the sign at Ben Bulben, and was worth “a couple of thousands”.

But after the sign had been up for a few hours, the farmer asked them to remove the sign, as he was receiving phone calls from people about it. At around 1am this morning, four volunteers had taken the sign down.

original (1) A view of the sign from the city centre last night. Source: Nicky/

Flanagan, who’s the founder of Donegal Pro-Life, said that they were taking action because the media had “blacklisted” them.

“Posters are being covered with graffiti, we’re not allowed on the local radio, it’s like living in Nazi Germany or Stalinist Russia.

“Where are we headed with the monolist society? Montrose controls everything, and this country is run by a tiny elite, we’re not in a free country.”

Last week a ‘No’ sign was erected on Ben Bulben, which was then taken down and vandalised, according to the Pro-Life group behind it.

On Friday, a Pro-Life group placed small white crosses along a stretch of road in Letterkenny, Co Donegal. They said that this was to represent the number of abortions there would be in Ireland if the Eighth Amendment were removed.

South Dublin County Council has been contacted for comment.

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