Bring back Teeling’s paintings* to GPO says Larry O’Toole
Sinn Féin Dublin City councillor, Larry O’Toole, at the last council meeting, again raised the issue of the Norman Teeling paintings which were removed from the GPO while it was being refurbished, but never returned.
The Dublin artist created ten paintings depicting scenes from the 1916 Rising. They hung in the GPO on public view for many years but were removed some years ago during renovation.
Sinn Féin councillors at last Monday’s meeting supported a motion calling on An Post and the Office of Public Works to hand over part of the GPO for exhibitions coming up to the centenary of 1916.
Larry O’Toole, speaking in support of the motion, called on the city manager to raise the issue of the paintings again with An Post and OPW.
“These fine works of art were an appropriate embellishment to the GPO as well as a reminder to everyone who walked through its doors of the heroism of the men and women of 1916. There is no better place to hang them than in the building itself.”