Stop sexually harassing Molly Malone
I wish to include the internationally famous fishmonger, Molly Malone, in the current movement against sexual harassment. On a visit to Dublin recently, I passed by her outside the tourist office in the former St Andrew’s Church on Suffolk Street. There were crowds of people around, everyone straining to get photos. I glanced to see how she was holding up with all the attention and was shocked to witness more than one young man cup her breasts and laugh suggestively, looking out at his large audience for reaction.
She represents a young woman who may or may not have existed during the 17th century or Victorian times. Many other statues adorn our capital city’s streets, James Joyce ( North Earl Street), Oscar Wilde ( Merrion Square), Wolfe Tone ( corner of St Stephen’s Green and Hume Street), to