6 September 2012

LV 04-D-81424


Place Making ∕ Public Space ∕ Transport

Another blocked cycle lane. Some Slab readers may recognise the Latvian flag hanging off the building on the left. It is the Latvian Embassy in Dublin. The car with the LV sticker on it is the embassy car. Not just when I walked by, not just the day I took the picture, but for stretches of a few hours, several days every week, and this has been going on for the last few years.

Immunity Now


I suppose they must have immunity. I’m sure the Department of Justice (what they call an Interior Ministry or Home Office in other countries) has looked into it. It can’t have escaped their notice seeing as the building two doors up with the tall grey columns in its portico is home to the Minister for Justice and the Secretary General of the department.

Only a tinpot little country like Ireland would put up with this kind of thing. And only a tinpot little country like Latvia would take advantage in this way. It’s hard to tell which country’s reputation comes out worse. If only Ireland could invade somewhere. Then nobody would dick us around.