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DUBLIN SPIKE SHATTER FEAR

An Irish artist has complained to the European Commission about the go-ahead given for Ian Ritchie Architects' controversial 120m 'spike' monument in Dublin city centre two weeks ago. Michael O'Nuallain claims the environmental impact study into the spike falls short because its glass tip could be shattered by lightning and fall on members of the public. The EC said it may seek an explanation from environment minister Noel Dempsey.

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