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Marriage equality mural in Dublin appears on New York Times front page

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Quietly: The front page of the international edition of the New York Times
Quietly: The front page of the international edition of the New York Times

A marriage-referndum mural by artist Joe Caslin has appeared on the front page of the international edition of the New York Times.

The biodegradable mural appeared on the side of a building on South Great George's Street before subsequently deteriorating.

It shows two men in an embrace, and was produced in the run-up to Ireland's same-sex referendum this Friday. 

A second mural, also created by Caslin, appeared in recent days on the side of a castle in the west of Ireland. 

This one, he told the Irish Times, was “To show love, that’s essentially what it is, the equality that people should have no matter what sort of a relationship they’re in.”
 
He added the former one was installed in one of the most urban areas in the country, and that this “insanely rural” female piece was to add some balance to the debate. 
 
Caslin said he wanted to compliment the “very urban” male piece in Dublin with the latest one featuring females.