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Dublin bar owner has apologized for comparing quarantine and Holocaust
Dublin owner Kieran Finnerty, the owner of the Dice Bar in Dublin, apologized for comparing quarantine and the Holocaust after being criticized on social media.
The businessman made a post on his Facebook page (and later deleted it), in which he wrote that closing bars and pubs across the country due to an epidemic was similar to sending Jews from the Warsaw ghetto by train to Auschwitz supposedly for their own good .
Such a comparison caused a storm of indignation among subscribers of Kiran Finnerti. Many noted that temporary measures to close public spaces were incomparable with the tragedy that took the lives of 6 million people.
In the next post, the owner of the bar tried to apologize, but noted that what happened during the war was the result of 20 years of propaganda and the destruction of people's freedoms.
He was also criticized for this statement.
In the end, Kieran Finnerty apologized for the insults and for comparing contemporary events with Nazi Germany’s actions against Jews.
Graffiti with celebrities urged to stay at home appeared in Dublin
The heroes of the work of the artist Emmaline Blake are Dua Lipa and Cardi B. In addition, the designer made her version of the propaganda poster of the Second World War "We can do it!"
A series of graffiti in the style of pop art with images of show business stars appeared on the streets of Dublin. Artist and designer Emmaline Blake used phrases from songs and TV shows to encourage the Irish to follow quarantine rules when coronavirus spreads.
For example, the American performer Cardi Bee reminds passers-by about the social distance of 2 m prescribed by the Irish health service. Self-isolating in New York, Cardi Bee reposted her Instagram portrait and noted: “Ireland takes quarantine seriously.”
The British singer Dua Lipa, depicted in a protective mask, calls: "Do not lean out!" The stars of the American reality show and television series "Sisters" Tia and Tamera Mowry "pronounce" their catchphrase: "Go home, Roger."
Swedish singer Robin reports that she is "dancing alone on the TikTok social network."
In another of her graffiti, Blake depicts the American propaganda poster of the Second World War, "We can do it!". The work of Blake depicts a nurse in a mask, below the signature - "Heroes of Health."
Local residents take pictures near graffiti and post pictures on social networks.
Three men arrested in Dublin in relation to cocaine seizure worth €2.5m.
During the search of three vehicles, the police discovered cocaine worth €2.5m in Dublin on Saturday, April 25. Three men also got arrested in charge of drug supply and trafficking. Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) launched an operation under which the vehicles were searched in the Blakes Cross area of the city. The officers seized the drugs and arrested men of age 44,48 and 59 at the scene.
Detective Chief Superintendent Angela Willis talked about this operation and called the seizure "significant" to disrupt such kind of activities. Assistant Commissioner John O'Driscoll headed the operation and reported the seizure of cocaine and apprehension of men.