There was widespread concern on Twitter today when pictures emerged of the infamous swings in Sophie's Bar being taken down. People were afraid that thanks to Maria Bailey's attempt at a lawsuit, that the swings would be permanently removed. In the build, to local elections, it emerged that Bailey had filed legal proceedings against the Dean Hotel after she fell from a swing.
They are taking the swings down.
— Soupy Norman (@Soupy_Norman) May 30, 2019
People were quick to point out that the swings dubbed the 'Tinder Swing' have become part of our heritage.
Every day bus loads of tourists stop at Fitzwilliam Square to take photos of the buildings.
In a similar fashion, every night people get photos for Bumble & Tinder on the swings in Sophie's at the Dean.
— Emmet #DelaneyNearlyGone Ryan (@emmetjryan) May 30, 2019
We even made it to full on crisis levels; someone made a Change.org petition
— Machine Pun Kelly (@KellyScaletta) May 30, 2019
Thankfully Sophie's clarified the situation on Twitter today. The swings were temporarily removed for a private event. "We have no intention of removing the swings from Sophie's, don’t worry They’re back up and ready for you to swing into the weekend!"
The picture taken of the swings being removed yesterday was for a private hire event.
We have no intention of removing the swings from Sophie's, don’t worry ?
They’re back up and ready for you to swing into the weekend! ✨??
— Sophie's Dublin (@SophiesDublin) May 31, 2019
Girls of South Dublin on Tinder can breathe easily. They can still do their photoshoots there.