CCTV pole blocking statute to visit of President Bill Clinton
IT was one of the biggest days in Dundalk’s history, when American President Bill Clinton took to the stage at Earl Street to address the tens of thousands who had travelled to Louth for his historic visit nearly 18 years ago.
A memorial placed in honour of the visit was located at the spot where he made his historic speech, saying: ‘You know, I feel at home here. And so, even though I can’t claim to have a granny buried in Castletown, I hope you won’t call me a blow-in,’ and ‘ The memorial continues to be an ongoing attraction for visitors and locals alike.
But, speaking at the September meeting of Dundalk Municipal Council, Cllr. Maria Doyle said there were problems with it being located so close to a CCTV pole.
‘I know that it is a popular place for people to take photographs. It may seem trivial, but it is something we have invested in.’
She said that it ‘can’t be photographed from either side because of the pole blocking it,’ and asked the council to look at what could be done.
Director of Service, Frank Pentony said it would be ‘very expensive’ to move the CCTV pole. But he undertook to look into the issue.
The statute to commemorate the visit of President Bill Clinton in Earl Street.