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‘Sorry we mooned you’ – Floral tributes lain at foot of Dublin portal during ‘special funeral’ after livestream shut off

FLOWERS and tributes have been lain at the foot of the Dublin-New York Portal, which punters claim “gave us everything”.

The infamous livestream is currently out of action after bosses pulled the plug on the installation due to “inappropriate behaviour”.

A 'RIP' notice was stuck to the closed-down portal in Dublin today

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A ‘RIP’ notice was stuck to the closed-down portal in Dublin today
Flowers were lain at the foot of the installation

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Flowers were lain at the foot of the installation

Thousands had flocked to visit the two-way live link between the Big Apple and Ireland’s capital, with wild behaviour on both sides of the Atlantic causing the visual art installation to go viral worldwide.

Viral clips caught an Only Fans model, who claimed she “shut down” the attraction, flashing Dublin onlookers, a man mooning punters and snaps of the Twin Towers on 9/11 being shown to unsuspecting New Yorkers.

The Portal went dark at 10pm on Tuesday, but it is expected to be live-streaming again later this week. 

Today, Spin1038 left a heartfelt sign and flowers for the portal during a “special funeral”, vowing there would be a “full eulogy” at 8am on the Fully Charged morning show tomorrow.

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The sign, which pays tribute to the portals short lifespan from the 8th until the 14th of May, reads: “RIP THE PORTAL. Sorry for mooning you.”

Punters flocked to pay tributes to the portal after spotting the signage, with one joking: “Not the flowers and the RIP sign at the portal in Dublin hahaha they are so unserious.”

Another added: “They gave us everything, we loved them back, gone too soon.”

The two-way real-time transmission between the two cities allows punters to see but not hear people in the opposite location.

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Dublin City Council said portal organisers are investigating “other options” after a possible solution to help combat the “inappropriate behaviour” turned out to be unsatisfactory.

OnlyFans model Ava Louise claims have got New York to Dublin portal shut down after flashing her breasts

And fans can rest assured that the installation return, with text on The Portal promising: “Portal is asleep – back up soon.”

Yesterday, dozens of punters who travelled to see the attraction were left “very, very disappointed” to discover it had been switched off.

Billy Ben, 29, who came from Cork, said: “It’s my first time here as I live outside Dublin. It’s bad luck but definitely I’ll be back later on to see it.”

Upon finding the sculpture unplugged, a group of friends said they were all left disappointed. 

Anitta Sajjan said: “Unfortunately, we couldn’t see it. And I just came all the way from Griffith College.”

US tourist Annemarie Haydel said they “happened to stumble upon” the portal after she saw it making headlines back in California. 

She said: “We’re so disappointed to see the portal asleep because we know people in New York are awake.”

Earlier this week, Only Fans model Ava Louise claimed she “shut down” the attraction after showing her chest.

The 25-year-old told the Irish Sun: “A lot of people are mad but that’s because they are boring and they have probably not seen a nice pair of boobs before.

“But there are a lot of people who feel like I saved New York City from Dublin’s debauchery.

“And they think I’m a hero because they really didn’t like the portal and they were quite offended by all the things people in Dublin were doing.

“They showed us the Twin ­Towers so I showed my twin set.”

And she urged portal organisers to let citizens “express” themselves.

The Dublin portal was installed on North Earl Street facing O’Connell Street, featuring a view of the Spire and GPO building.

In New York City, it’s located on the Flatiron South Public Plaza at Broadway, 23rd Street, and Fifth Avenue. 

a gate has been placed around The Portal in New York

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a gate has been placed around The Portal in New YorkCredit: Reuters
Punters flocked to see the attraction, which opened earlier this month

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Punters flocked to see the attraction, which opened earlier this monthCredit: � 2024 PA Media, All Rights Reserved

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