H-Block art work raises ire of ex-Minister - News - Roundup - Articles - Westmeath Independent
"First of all, I don't think it is art and secondly, the theme is inappropriate. If it was removed I'd shed no tears," Mr Cooney said this week of the 'Fragmens sur les Institutions Republicaines IV 1993-1997,' exhibit by Longford artist Shane Cullen.
The controversial installation consists of black panels on which Mr Cullen has painstakingly hand-painted messages from IRA prisoners smuggled out of jail during the H-Block protests in Northern Ireland in the 1980s.
I'm not a member of the PIRA fanclub but Paddy Cooneys' objections are way over the top imho. Unless you're of the Yeatsian school of Art causing young men to go out and etc etc.