AN international construction company has removed its sign from the Titanic mural on Penrose Quay in Cork following an outcry from the public.
BAM Ireland, a subsidiary of Netherlands’ Royal BAM Group, had placed its green and orange logo on the now famous mural of the Titanic on the wall along Penrose Quay.
The mural was painted as part of a cross-border partnership with Belfast, highlighting the relationship between the two respective cities and the famous ship which sank in 1912.
Local Sinn Féin councillor Henry Cremin said he was delighted the BAM sign had been taken down.
He revealed the sign was removed the day after the issue was raised at a council meeting in City Hall.
Mr Cremin had told the meeting that he was disgusted and disappointed that BAM had not found an alternative site to promote their business in the first place.
“This mural on Penrose Quay was a cross-border initiative between Cork and Belfast, that was to highlight what both cities have in common in relation to the Titanic,” said Mr Cremin.
“It’s a fantastic piece of art and shouldn’t be covered up.
“It was great to see BAM remove the sign after the issue was raised at City Hall.
“There was a lot of people who were strongly against the sign.”