Dublin's Hume Street May be prefixed by 'John' in Honour of Himself

General Urko

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Yes a local resident has put forward the notion backed by Mannix that Hume street should be renamed John Hume Street in honour of that Great Irishman -

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/council-is-asked-to-change-street-name-in-honour-of-john-hume-1.3298687?mode=sample&auth-failed=1&pw-origin=https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/council-is-asked-to-change-street-name-in-honour-of-john-hume-1.3298687

It got its name originally from 'Hume' who was a wealthy planter and MP and had a really odd first name, amazingly we don't have an 'Ivan Yates Street' in Dublin, already!
 


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Sounds good to me... especially as all he worked for looks increasingly precarious at the minute and considering how the descendants of planters are cheering on Brexit and threatening everything...
 

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Not a fan of changing street names, no matter who for.

Maybe something new could bear his name instead?
 

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Well deserved, if approved. Good call.
 

General Urko

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Rename the National Convention Centre after him. It was his communication SF, which marked him out as someone different.
I would prefer that to changing the street name!
 

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No issue with changing names. New streets in Dublin City are pretty rare. There's no reason this generation and future generations should be stuck with the choices of people from decades or even hundreds of years ago. Let alone foreign residents! And we have a huge backlog of worthy Irish and non Irish people who've made a huge contribution to the country in the last hundred years who are vastly more deserving of recognition.
 

Bleu Poppy

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No issue with changing names. New streets in Dublin City are pretty rare. There's no reason this generation and future generations should be stuck with the choices of people from decades or even hundreds of years ago. Let alone foreign residents! And we have a huge backlog of worthy Irish and non Irish people who've made a huge contribution to the country in the last hundred years who are vastly more deserving of recognition.
The street names are part and parcel of our legacy.

It takes decades for the new name to take hold- in the 60's and 70's O'Connell Street was still being referred to as Sackville Street by 'auld wans'.

In the 80's and 90's, even later, Heuston Station was still referred to by many as 'King's Bridge' while, to this day, very few refer to Connolly as anything other than Amiens Street.

Besides which, University College Dublin has already dignified the man through naming its Institute for Global Irish Studies in his honour.
 


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