Recently I joined a recently founded lobby group which has the primary aim to turn around the fortunes of O’Connell Street, our national thoroughfare. Over the past 40 odd years, the Street has been a state of decline with derelict sites, fast food outlets, amusement arcades and tacky gift shops.
Clerys department store, which I have links to, closing down in 2015 was a serious blow to the street.
Today marks the 3rd anniversary since Clerys closed and a couple of members of the O’Connell Street Revival Society, myself included, laid a bouquet of flowers and candles to mark the sad state of a closed Clerys and to raise public awareness of the Society.
We got journalists from the Irish Times and the journal.ie interviewing us. I got my ugly mug on a couple of news websites! JK is famous lol!!
Links: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/call-for-reviv etc ... http://www.thejournal.ie/anniversary-of-clerys-closure-memorial-o etc ...