The monument contains the names of the 796 children who died in Tuam.
A Dublin memorial for children who died in the care of the state is covered for the Pope's visit this weekend, but there is a valid reason to do so.
Alderman Mannix Flynn said that a sheet of gauze was placed above the Somebody's Child Memorial at Temple Bar in Dublin because the network allowed them to give a new answer to the visit of Pope Francis & # 39; on weekends.
"This temporary work delivers a clear message and connects with the 15-year project we have worked on," said Flynn.
After news came to light that the memorial was covered, JOE reached out to the Dublin City Council and issued the following statement: "This artwork was the initiative of Cllr Mannix Flynn and it was placed on a hoarding that is privately owned and the agreement with the landlord. "
The monument mentions the names and birth dates of children who died in Ireland during their care. This list contains the names of the 796 children who died in the care at the home St Mary's Mother and Baby in Tuam, Co. Galway.
Among the text and list of names are dozens of empty silver nameplates. This is similar to the design that usually appears on coffins.
As you can see below, a green tarpaulin was placed above the monument, which is located in Essex Street in Temple Bar, prior to the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland this weekend.
Sinn Féin councilor Louise Dunne admitted that she and others had broken down the cover after it was initially set up.
Hi Mannix I was one of those people and I was told that the person asked who told me. My first thoughts were the cover-up of the monument. But I apologize for all your hard work wasted.
– Cllr Louise Dunne (@LouiseDunneSF) August 23, 2018
Alderman Mannix Flynn has issued a statement on the subject in which he says: "This set-off would allow us to give a new answer to the visit of Pope Francis." This temporary piece of work sends a clear message and fits into the 15- year project that we have worked on this site.
"There is a lot of work in the work of last night and it has to be done all over again today you are welcome to visit the site, because we will put the new piece this morning at 9.00 am and we hope that this afternoon is ready. . "
He added: "I appreciate the worries of people who thought that somebody's Somebody's Child & # 39; work glossed over and dismissed the Artane tape panels, but the person who took the picture and the blog last night hung up to encourage people to break the protective net never bothered to ask me, as I was on the site to set up the net, what happened, instead, they chose to encourage others to attack the site.
"This is all time-consuming and costly, so again, I invite everyone who is worried about coming to the site today while we are opening the new temporary work.
"The planning department of the Dublin City Council has legally threatened to destroy part of the work, but that is another issue, I will ask for your support."