But let’s be even more ambitious!
The City Council announced this morning of the new Rainbow Walk painted along a crossing along Capel Street. I very much welcome this initiative but I think we can be more ambitious in showing our support as a Local Authority for Pride.
I have spoken with the Director of City Recovery this morning suggesting that all pedestrian crossings along Capel Street and Parliament Street become Rainbow Walks. Furthermore, I have asked the Director consider additional installing more #RainbowWalks along O’Connell Street abs Henry Street too, for example.
Given that we have seen examples of hate graffiti in recent weeks, which I utterly condemn, I think it is important we show our support for our LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters and this is an initiative that can best highlight that support and therefore reiterate for all that #LoveisLove!
Below is the statement released this morning by the City Council detailing the works.
Dublin City Council paints Rainbow Walk on Capel Street
Dublin City Council is proud to announce that it has painted a rainbow walk on Capel Street in partnership with Dublin Pride.
It was painted onto the street overnight outside PantiBar by a crew from the Traffic Section.
The idea for the rainbow walk, believed to be the first of its kind in this country, was raised at an Area Committee meeting last week.
This initiative is part of a wider programme led by the Office of City Recovery.
If, as expected, the rainbow walk on Capel St is deemed a success, the City Council plans to paint more rainbow walks in other city-centre locations next week.
Dublin City Council is proud to show its support for the LGBTQ+ community.
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