Off message: A bench is a small, big thing

Beware the benches of the Grand Canal, sites of, it was reported last week, ‘extreme behaviour’: sit on one and you may find yourself having a spontaneous moment with another human

21st July, 2019

Boris for the big job? False black widow spiders? No, reader, this week’s real danger is more menacing still. It’s a bench.

As reported by the Dublin Inquirer, Councillor Chris Andrews last week tabled a successful motion to remove a bench from the banks of the Grand Canal: at the junction of Portobello’s Warren Street, to be exact. Andrews cited the “extreme behaviour” the bench attracts. He went on to explain...

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