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6 October 2012

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Who should the new Liffey bridge be named after?

Tony Gregory in costume as Irish Citizen Army commander Michael Mallin during an Easter Rising re-enactment by the Dublin North Inner City Folklore Project in 2006

SEVERAL NAMES have been suggested for the new public transport and pedestrian bridge over the River Liffey instead of the suggested James Connolly Bridge.

Proposing that it be named after his late brother, inner city TD Tony Gregory, Noel Gregory said:

“It should be recognised that while James Connolly was an iconic hero to both myself and my late brother Tony Gregory, he has a railway station, a hospital and a monument dedicated to his memory in Dublin.”

There is no bridge over the Liffey named after a woman.

Who do you think the new bridge should be named after?

Poll Results:

Total votes: 2147

  • James Connolly, 1916 leader: 204 (9.5%)
  • Elizabeth O’Farrell, 1916 GPO garrison nurse: 364 (17%)
  • Tony Gregory, inner city TD: 78 (3.6%)
  • Maeve Binchy, author: 23 (1.1%)
  • Lord Edward Carson, unionist leader: 1478 (68.8%)

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