A new sculpture by the late Oisín Kelly is unveiled at the Irish Life Centre plaza on Lower Abbey Street.
The bronze Chariot of Life sculpture at almost five metres in height is the latest addition to the Irish Life Centre. Created in the Dublin Art Foundry it is the biggest sculpture ever cast in Ireland.
The work was completed by the sculptor Oisín Kelly shortly before his passing in October of last year. The charioteer represents reason controlling the emotions, and the statue is a fitting epitaph to the artist's work. In his own words Oisín Kelly believed,
Capture his imagination and a man will work indifferent to reward.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 7 July 1982.