I thought this worth scanning, as it deals with a statue recent featured on the site. The Albert statue was originally to be located at College Green, but found itself ultimately in the grounds of the Royal Dublin Society. It may surprise some of you to hear the statue is still in Dublin, though now it is inside the grounds of Leinster House.
Henry Grattan of course occupies the space at College Green where Albert was originally to be located, and Irish nationalist newspaper ‘The Nation’ stated at the time: “The idea that Prince Albert’s statue would ever be raised in College Green was manifestly as hopeless and wild as a design to move the Hill of Howth”
The piece on the Albert/Grattan controversy can be read here.