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# Statue

Last month
November 2023
PSNI investigating after statue stolen from Belfast library
The statue went missing from a black plinth situated on the grounds of the Ormeau Road Library.
This year
Hundreds gather to watch new statue of Michael Collins be unveiled in Cork City
The statue is a “nostalgic nod” to an iconic photograph taken of him in Wexford in 1922.
Donal Fallon: During his time in Ireland, Frederick Douglass was captivated by Daniel O'Connell
As a new statue of slavery abolitionist Frederick Douglass is unveiled in Belfast, the historian reflects on Douglass’ love for Ireland.
Last year
'I still dream of him' - John Aldridge's abiding love for Jack Charlton
The former Liverpool star has called for a statue of the Englishman to be erected at the Aviva Stadium.
Controversial €30,000 Púca statue given new home after Ennistymon 'hullabaloo'
The statue’s creator, Aidan Harte, welcomed the fact that the Púca finally found a home.
Cork County Council regrets 'negative commentary' which led artist to remove Maureen O’Hara statue
The statue was commissioned in 2020 at a cost of €33,000 and was installed in late April.
The Púca statue will NOT be erected in Ennistymon - but other Clare towns might get it instead
The council u-turn follows an online survey of local opinion.
Cristiano Ronaldo statue sparks controversy in India
Protesters with black flags gathered at the site after it was unveiled this week.
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Quiz: How much do you know about statues?
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Clare County Council pauses plans for Ennistymon Púca statue following backlash
Fr Willie Cummins denounced the planned sculpture as “sinister” from the altar at Sunday mass.
Dolly Parton asks for statue plans to be put on hold
Last month Democrat Representative John Mark Windle introduced a bill calling for the country music singer to be honoured.
'He was a man ahead of his time': Dublin councillor calls for memorial of Dr Noël Browne
Browne was appointed Health Minister in 1948 and resigned in April 1951 over the Mother & Child scheme.
Bail granted to man (47) accused of vandalising Luke Kelly statue
The man was arrested on Monday and held at Store Street Garda station where he was charged with criminal damage.
Protesters attempt to pull down statue of former US president near White House
Police used pepper spray to move protesters out of Lafayette Square, where the Andrew Jackson statue is located.
New Zealand city removes statue of British naval officer John Hamilton
Captain John Hamilton is accused of killing indigenous Maori people in the 1860s.
Toppled slave trader statue lifted out of Bristol harbour by council
Bristol’s mayor Marvin Rees had previously confirmed the statue would be exhibited in a museum.
NFL team remove statue of former owner
The move came two years after Jerry Richardson sold the Carolina Panthers in disgrace following allegations of racism.
Renewed appeal for information over decapitation of statue outside Thurles cathedral
It is believed the incident happened sometime between 26 and 28 June.
Archbishop of Cashel renews appeal for missing head of church statue
The head of the marble statue of Archbisop Patrick Leahy was removed and stolen on the night of 27 June.
How a Shannon-side sculpture sparked a culture war in Athlone
A proposed sculpture has fueled a debate about cultural misappropriation in Athlone.
Luke Kelly statue in Dublin restored after vandalism
The black paint was removed by masonry experts this morning.
Luke Kelly statue vandalised just months after it was unveiled
The matter has been reported to gardaí.
Police investigate after statue of US sailor kissing nurse is spray-painted with '#MeToo'
Police in Sarasota launched an investigation into who caused the damage – repairs were estimated to be worth $1,000.
Gardaí recover statues of Oliver Cromwell and William of Orange stolen in 2011 Cork robbery
An extensive garda investigation was carried out at the time but the property was never found.
'He lives on': Two Luke Kelly statues unveiled in Dublin city
President Michael D Higgins said that “Luke never failed to convey the human…it is an important day in the cultural life of Ireland.”
Gardaí investigating after bronze statue stolen from Sligo church
The statue was taken from a car park sometime between Friday and Sunday.
Leicester City reveal plans for statue in tribute to late owner Srivaddhanaprabha
Srivaddhanaprabha’s son announced the move as ‘a permanent and fitting tribute to the man that made it all possible.’
The world's largest statue - twice the size of the Statue of Liberty - unveiled amid protests in India
Local groups were opposed to the Statue of Unity as many families had to leave their homes to accommodate it.
'Terry was a big strong rugby man not like this little chap' - Limerick's Wogan statue defaced
Two messages have been daubed over one another on part of the statue.
Controversial Ronaldo bust swapped at Madeira airport
The original was swapped on Friday.
Statue of gynaecologist who performed experiments on slaves removed from New York's Central Park
A commission recommended in January that the statue of J Marion Sims be relocated from Central Park to a Brooklyn cemetery.
Call for statue of Terry Wogan to be melted and recast as it's revealed it cost almost €60,000
It cost €58,500 to design, build and erect on Limerick’s riverside – almost ten times more than a statue of Anthony Foley cost.
Calls for Prince Albert statue to be removed from grounds of Leinster House
The petitioner is seeking its removal based on the fact that it represents British rule over Ireland.
Gardaí investigate theft of Mother and Child statue from Finglas during Storm Ophelia
The statue – officially called Let the Life Flow through – has been situated in a hedgerow opposite from Tesco Clearwater since 1996.
'I'm disgusted, horrified': Vandals damage memorial to Carrickmines fire victims
A local councillor said family members of the victims have only recently moved into their new accommodation, which is near the site of the tragedy.
A statue of Terry Wogan was unveiled in Limerick and it doesn't really look anything like him
So many jokes.
A statue of the late Terry Wogan was unveiled in Limerick today
The bronze statue is located at Poor Man’s Kilkee by the River Shannon.
'Fearless girl' stares down the iconic Wall Street bull
A plaque at her foot reads: “Know the power of women in leadership. SHE makes a difference”.
A statue of Terry Wogan is coming to Limerick city centre
The Wogan statue is set to be erected on lower Thomas Street in the city.
French slavery monument vandalised with Nazi slogan
The incident happened in the town of Pau, close to the Spanish border.