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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by stamullenredmen, Oct 12, 2017 at 12:07 PM.
Not sure where this should go but I've got an email through work which may interest people:
That's a good idea.
I think it would be a good move to ask the unions to contribute, but also to ask all of the unions to share the link across their memberships asking people to consider small individual donations.
Who is the letter from?
Very strange to not see any plans mentioned about location of the statue or permissions sought or even the proposed design.
Its from the James Larkin Society and I think getting the funding is the first step.
They have Garrett, that's where I got it from now, it's been sent out around a good few unions from what I can gather. And yeah @redabbey its the Jim Larkin Society my copy and pasting skills are off.
Just as an interesting fact which I got off a document posted here I think, the Larkin statue in O'Connell St is actually owned by SIPTU, so if you are a member you have a very small share in it!!
Jaysus I'd say he's spinning in his grave.
There'll be no statues of jack o Connor that's for sure.
If everyone who is apparently spinning in their graves actually done it we'd have some earthquake
Doubt liberty hall would survive anyway.
I am sorry for sounding so negative about this idea. It just seems a very 'off the cuff' campaign without ideas properly thought out or costings mentioned. In 2012 the reported cost for Tom Murphy's Hillsborough Memorial was £152,000.
Would love it to happen but am unimpressed with the lack of detail on the actual crowd funding page, had not looked at it earlier if I did I would not have asked who was behind the venture.
There was little costings done for the paisley memorial
They raised money in 1984. £10k it was then, they gave the money to the miners instead of commissioning the statue.
10K was a lot of dough in the 80s