Should we rename street signs with links to historical British figures?

The Cork Street Names Campaign has been painting over street signs in Cork City.

Diarmaid Ó Cadhla Cork County Councillor and Irish Language Activist joined George on today’s High Noon for a discussion on Cork Street names. 

Diarmaid is a member of the Cork street names campaigner who have painted over “about five” street names in a bid to rid the city of nomenclature that could be connected with the British Empire.

He said the recent actions of the group were a protest after a report it compiled failed to gain traction and the offer of a meeting with the Lord Mayor of the city.

Ó Cadhla,was recently co-opted onto the County Council following the death of Cobh’s Claire Cullinane.

He said there are “about 80 or 90 streets named after criminals and aristocrats in our city, and in Victoria’s case a genocidal queen responsible for the murder and displacement of two million Irish people”.

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