Graffiti on Sarsfield Bridge a ‘new low’

by Alan Jacques

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20150521_085323CLLR Maurice Quinlivan is not impressed with vandals who mindlessly spray-painted graffiti on Limerick’s iconic Sarsfield Bridge.

The Sinn Féin representative said he was shocked to see the name ‘Taz’ tagged in red paint on the wall of the bridge last week.

He told the Limerick Post that he was very upset to see the graffiti on Sarsfield Bridge and described it as a “new low”.

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“Removing graffiti is time-consuming and costly for the Council. These resources could be much better spent on others services to make Limerick City a better place”, he said.

“There have been many positive events, especially during the City of Culture, where graffiti and murals in designated places have worked well and contributed to the city. However, putting graffiti illegally across the city on bridges and memorials is very wrong and we all have a duty to stop this and report any we come across.

“Clearly this type of anti-social behaviour is totally unacceptable and its only effect will be to make Limerick appear untidy and unpleasant, which is not the type of message that we want to send out to visitors or locals.”

A spokesperson for Limerick City and County Council confirmed that it would cost between €150 and €200 to remove the graffiti from the bridge.