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Poll Should British Empire inspired Irish street names be changed

first_imgPoll: Should British Empire inspired Irish street names be changed? Are streets such as Victoria Street insulting? 41,149 Views It depends on the name (3404) Poll Results: No (9935) Don’t know (391) http://jrnl.ie/3244640 227 Comments Queen Elizabeth II visits the English Market in Cork. YesNoIt depends on the nameDon’t knowVote Image: Anwar Hussein/PA Imagescenter_img By Rónán Duffy Short URL Yes (7665) Queen Elizabeth II visits the English Market in Cork. Image: Anwar Hussein/PA Images A CAMPAIGN LED by a Cork councillor has been painting over street signs that sound like they are connected to the British Empire.The campaign says that streets such as Victoria Street, named after the 19th century British monarch, are an insult to those who died in the Great Famine.While many Irish streets were renamed after independence, some British nomenclature remains.Today we’re asking, Should British Empire inspired Irish street names be changed? Share Tweet Email Friday 17 Feb 2017, 9:39 AM Feb 17th 2017, 9:39 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more