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Ireland Luke Kelly statue in Dublin vandalised again as lines painted on musician's face

11:55  14 january  2020
11:55  14 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

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The statue of musician Luke Kelly on Dublin ' s Sheriff Street has been vandalised . A picture posted on social media appears to show black paint across a section of the two-metre head of the late musician .

Locals have reacted angrily after the Luke Kelly sculpture in Dublin was defaced with spray- paint . Sunglasses were spray- painted on the sculpture Local Councillor Anthony Flynn tweeted an image of the statue , which was unveiled just a few months ago. "Absolute ridiculous act of vandalism, mocks

a person looking at the camera: A statue of Luke Kelly's head is vandalised again © Provided by Irish Mirror A statue of Luke Kelly's head is vandalised again

A statue of Luke Kelly's head has been vandalised again.

A thug carried out the mindless act on the landmark, on Guild St in Dublin, today.

It is the second time since the statue's unveiling that it has been defaced.

Pictures show that the head, which sits by the canal near his native Sheriff St, has had glasses painted onto it and lines on the side of its cheek.

The thuggery hasn't been going down well with locals, who have once again been left outraged.

A statue of Luke Kelly's head is vandalised again © Provided by Irish Mirror A statue of Luke Kelly's head is vandalised again

Last June the statue was delicately scrubbed for hours to remove paint after a vandal sprayed it in broad daylight.

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A statue of musician Luke Kelly on Sheriff Street in Dublin has been vandalised for the second time in seven months. Black paint was used to put sunglasses on the statue , as well as marks on the nose and cheek.

A statue of renowned Irish folk singer Luke Kelly , situated at Sheriff Street in Dublin , has been vandalised . Plans had already been made to give Luke Kelly his own statue back in 2004, after a unanimous vote from the city council, but this plan fell through whenever it became apparent that the

Workers, including the statue's designer Vera Klute and councillor Christy Burke, helped get him back to good health as they used solvent to take off the paint.

Peter Wojcievch from P Mac's anti-graffiti service helped get most of the paint off and will return to get some spots in the cracks of Luke's eyes in the morning.

Speaking to Dublin Live at the time, former Lord Mayor and good friend of Luke Christy Burke said seeing the state it was in was "like attending a wake".

He said: "A lot of the young lads and girls were here singing when Luke was unveiled - some came up to me yesterday [after the first time it got defaced] and said 'we'll mind Luke Christy' which was touching.

"The women wanted to get clothes and wipe him down, but we advised against that - but everyone wanted to do something."

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LUKE KELLY ’ S STATUE has now been fully cleaned, hours after it was vandalised in Dublin yesterday evening. The statue on Sheriff Street Two statues to the Dublin icon were unveiled to the public earlier this year – one on Sheriff Street with the other on South King Street near Grafton Street.

A memorial to Irish music legend Luke Kelly has been vandalised in Dublin ’ s inner city. The Sheriff Street memorial was one of two statues of the Local Councillor Christy Burke said the community is “outraged” after it was defaced by vandals who spray painted a dark pair of sunglasses on it.

The Garda press office has been contacted for comment.

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