Dublin statue erected to have a good time Queen Victoria go to defaced with pink paint in a single day as Gardai launch probe – The Irish Solar
GARDAI have launched a probe after a Dublin statue erected to celebrate Queen Victoria was defaced with red paint overnight.
The Victoria fountain was built in 1900 to commemorate the visit of the second-longest reigning British monarch to Dun Laoghaire.
Victoira fountain in Dun Laoghaire DublinCredit: Alamy
The pierced dome supported by eight arches was vandalized yesterday evening with red paint.
The fountain was previously vandalized in 1981 by members of the IRA acting on behalf of the H-Block prisoners.
Several men were jailed at the time for the criminal damage.
A garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí are investigating an incident of criminal damage that occurred on the Queens Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin at 9.55pm on 24th June 2020.
“No arrests have been made. Investigations are ongoing.”
And yesterday it was revealed that both of Dublin’s Luke Kelly statues were defaced with paint overnight
The statues of the famous folk singer and musician were covered with white paint.
The first statue on Sheriff Street, designed by Vera Klute, was vandalized for the sixth time in 18 months.
Meanwhile, the South King Street tribute had white paint thrown on it.
The statues were mounted in Dublin last year on the 35th anniversary of the iconic figure’s death.