A mural depicting Irish rebel leader Michael Collins as the face of a well-known crisp brand has been branded 'a mockery' by a Fine Gael councillor.
The piece on an electrical box in North Dublin places Collins on a packet of Tayto Chickatees - with the tagline 'Tan Flavour'.
The Dublin Canvas project, which is tasked with bringing colour and creativity to everyday objects in the city, approved the piece.
Fine Gael South Dublin County Councillor David McManus told Lunchtime Live he believes the piece is an insult.
"The image makes a mockery of this iconic image," he said.
"Michael Collins was the principal founder of our Irish State, and the term 'Tan Flavour' - in particular - that term is absolutely horrific."
Cllr McManus explained why he takes issue with the 'Tan' phrase in particular.
"Michael Collins was fighting a war and he was determined to crush the anti-treaty IRA, which is why he adopted fully military powers," he said.
"He became commander-in-chief and he introduced internment and used British artillery against republicans.
"This insult was adopted by the anti-treaty side: that we replace the Black and Tans with the Green and Tans.
"The meaning 'Tan Flavour' is intentional and the image shows a shocking lack of understanding and respect for our history.
"There should be greater respect for significant figures in Irish history."
Cllr McManus said the mural "would not be allowed" in his South Dublin constituency and should be removed.
The piece was created by artist Liam Robinson - who told the show he meant no disrespect.
"I set out to get paid €200 to paint the box, I didn't go out of my way to make sure anybody was upset," he said.
"Obviously this box is going to be outside somebody's house - so God forbid someone comes up, knocks on their door and asks them 'What's the story with this?' I wouldn't want this on anybody.
"If there's a problem by all means contact Dublin Canvas, contact the councils.
"As far as I'm concerned, I got paid to do my work... I hope to not offend anybody, but if I did what can I say?"
Mr Robinson said this isn't the first time he used a famous person in his artwork.
"I'd actually done one previously, 'Meaneys' up in Whitehall, it was Colm Meaney on a packet of Meanies.
"Me and my friends were just talking amongst ourselves thinking what would be the next best idea.
"Actually, the original idea was going to be Michael D Higgins instead of Michael Collins.
"But I think oul Michael has a couple of them around, and I thought it would only be fair to share it around."
'Far more pressing issues'
Asked if he understood why Cllr McManus is annoyed, Mr Robinson replied: "As a councillor, I would actually say he should probably use his time a little bit more productively.
"I think there's far more pressing issues than a picture on a box to be upset about."
On his use of the term 'Tan', Mr Robinson said: "I think a lot of people are reading too much into it, to be honest with you."
"I had a packet of Wheelies the other day, they're not exactly motorbike flavoured.
"I think a lot of people are associating it with the negative aspect of the atrocities that occurred.
"Ultimately, if anyone has a better suggestion, by all means throw it my way," he added.
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