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Ruling after protest on gaudy' paving at St Mel's

The reconstruction of Saint Mel's Cathedral in Longford has hit a snag over the vulgar and gaudy pop art' paving for the building's forecourt.

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
16th March, 2014

The reconstruction of Saint Mel's Cathedral in Longford, which was gutted by a fire on Christmas Day 2009, has hit a snag over the vulgar and gaudy pop art' paving for the building's forecourt, with one objector calling for ''restraint in the protestant model instead of ''ostentatious baroque exuberance in the catholic fashion.

While the interior and roof of the cathedral - which is intended to re-open this year - were destroyed, the exterior largely survived...

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