Very sad news about the iconic clearys swiftly shutting there doors, many staff spent a lifetime there to be told go home that is it gone...
clearys is a landmark im pretty sure many have met someone under clearys clock, the window disply at chirstmas i remember as a kid going there on the 8th of December when we go to Dublin to see santa clearys santa been the best,
is this closure down to the disintegration of dublin main street, which has our history deeply ingrained down to the bullet holes in the gpo, i moved to dublin some time again and the vast difference between o connell street then and now and even my childhood is vast..
today a once thriving street with its beauitful buildings has become a playground for junkies dealers beggers and homeless.. fast food pound shops taking over closed stores the once beauitful buildings becoming grubby shabby, ann summers is now the most high class store..
are we to be surprised its become a mecca for junkies when they stuck a needle in the middle of it?
homelessness drug use are issues people must go somewhere... but offering housing if we had does not work until these issues become mental health issue the garda have lost control if they remove them there bitched at and can only move them on there not enough garda to police dublin dont mind o connell street..
i saw tourist taken pictures on the quays trying awkardly to find some angle which didnt have a junkie..
clearys survived the easter rising but it could not survive this government and wave of social issues we have created. so much for big recovery our tds are telling us we have
seems dublin of the rare auld times is dying