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#Statues

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis apologises over theft of Amazon statues from church in Rome Indigenous

Pope Francis apologises over theft of Amazon statues from church in Rome

The pontiff asked for forgiveness and said the indigenous statues had been found.

From TheJournal.ie 'Two for Luke': Dublin's rocky road to two Luke Kelly statues Two Lukes

'Two for Luke': Dublin's rocky road to two Luke Kelly statues

Next week’s unveiling(s) ends over two years of debate on whether the city needs two Luke Kellys.

From TheJournal.ie America had a row over its Confederate statues, and now Australia is struggling with its British colonial ones Trouble Brewing This post contains videos

America had a row over its Confederate statues, and now Australia is struggling with its British colonial ones

A war of words has broken out over the colonisers’ treatment of Australia’s indigenous people in the late 18th century.

From TheJournal.ie Charlottesville statue: 'Many monuments to British figures were destroyed or removed in Ireland too' Opinion

Charlottesville statue: 'Many monuments to British figures were destroyed or removed in Ireland too'

The blowing up of Nelson’s pillar, on O’Connell Street, in 1966 is the most acute example of the re-writing of the Irish landscape, writes Dr Richard Scriven.

From TheJournal.ie Why are statues of US Civil War leaders being removed from across the US? Explainer

Why are statues of US Civil War leaders being removed from across the US?

“You’re changing history. You’re changing culture,” Trump said of the removal of statues of Confederate leaders.

From The42 Arsenal immortalise the great Dennis Bergkamp with this statue outside the Emirates DB10

Arsenal immortalise the great Dennis Bergkamp with this statue outside the Emirates

Dutch legend thanks club and fans for “such a special moment.”

From The42 10 of the best sporting statues to visit in Ireland Pay Homage This post contains videos

10 of the best sporting statues to visit in Ireland

How you cross the roundabout in Tralee is up to you.

7 of Ireland's best statues, and 4 we're still waiting for

Is there a Graham Norton statue coming to Cork?

From TheJournal.ie Maker of Oscar statues to lay off more than one third of workforce Oscars

Maker of Oscar statues to lay off more than one third of workforce

The Chicago-based company also produces awards for the Emmys, the MTV VMAs, American Idol and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

From TheJournal.ie Metal thefts: sculptures and artefacts stolen around Ireland Metal Thefts

Metal thefts: sculptures and artefacts stolen around Ireland

The recovery of part of a stolen historic bell in Co Kerry has highlighted the rise in such thefts in Ireland over the past few years.

From TheJournal.ie Anger in Russia over live child statues at official's party Moving Statues

Anger in Russia over live child statues at official's party

The four girls were made up with silver costumes and face paint and fixed to the corners of an installation at the party.

From The42 Sporting 'heritage trail' could be on the cards for Cork, says Lord Mayor Future Plans

Sporting 'heritage trail' could be on the cards for Cork, says Lord Mayor

Proposed statues to honour Peter Stringer and Ronan O’Gara could see the creation of a series of sculptures across the city.

LAST WEEK, FORMER politician and ex-movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger commissioned three bronze statues of himself.

The monuments – one of which he will keep for himself – will be eight foot high and weigh 580 pounds each.

However, he is not the only celebrity to be commemorated with life-size replicas of themselves.

Here we unveil eight other famous people who have been made eternal through flattering – but often unusual – statues: