Katie Taylor immortalised in a mural on the side of Dublin pub

Katie Taylor immortalised in a mural on the side of Dublin pub

The undisputed champion of the world Katie Taylor has been immortalised on the side of a pub in Dublin.

The Back Page pub in Phibsborough hired street artist Emmalene Blake to create the piece.

Her work on a powerful mural in Belfast dedicated to the murdered journalist Lyra McKee has also received high praise.

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Just finished this mural of Lyra McKee. Sitting in the Sunflower bar now with a mutual friend of ours hearing stories about how she came along to his poetry night in this same bar, wrote a poem there and then on the night, performed it, and stole the night. . Talking to Lyra's family outside about how much she would have loved the mural, but also thought it was hilarious, and made us retake selfies infront of it. I didn't know Lyra, but I really wish I had. . Like many other people, Lyra's death has shocked and upset me. She was of a similar age to myself, and had, from what I can gather, a lot of the same beliefs and opinions as myself. Although her death has really upset me, I did not know Lyra, and I cannot even imagine how her loved ones are feeling. I just hope I have done her justice. . Nothing can bring Lyra back. Lyra did a lot of great work in her lifetime, and had a lot of great work still to do. She would have done great things. We won't get to witness the great work she would have done, but can make sure this never happens again. . In Lyra's words: Here's to better times ahead and saying goodbye to bombs and bullets. . Thanks to Lyra's family and partner Sara for being so supportive of this mural going ahead. Thanks to Adam from @seedheadarts for organising Hit The North festival every year. Thanks to @michellekuras for assisting me, to @jasonashford and to Jackie in KCC. . #lyramckee #belfast

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There have been calls for a statue of Katie - who's also a gold medal Olympian - to be erected in her hometown, Bray.

An online petition has been set up to convince Wicklow County Council to commission a piece.

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