Gardai said no arrests have been made in connection with the latest incident and investigations are ongoing. Two arrests after protesters clash outside the Dáil, Laser technology to help prevent trucks hitting bridges, Two land parcels to be sold at St Teresa's Gardens, Sandymount cycle lane to go ahead despite opposition, statue was vandalised in April when red paint was daubed across it. Again? 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. He said: "To the culprits that's doing this, you'll never destroy Luke's legacy. He said "if these people could articulate their dislike of the statue, it would be interesting to hear what they have to say". The Leading Hotels Of The World in Dublin, Hotels near The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, Hotels near EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Hotels near National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing in Dublin, Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks in Dublin, Conference & Convention Centers in Dublin, National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology Tickets, The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition Tickets, The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience. Gardai seize over 2,400 fireworks after search at Dublin premises, Gardai to increase checkpoints as household restrictions put in place, Renewed appeal for information following murder of Baby Noleen Murphy in Dublin, * Sign up to the survey panel to trial free products and win prizes for your opinions! The statue has been targeted in various ways by vandals since it was first unveiled in Sheriff Street.

CTRL + SPACE for auto-complete. Designed by German born but Dublin based artist, Vera Klute, the sculpture is quite distinctive and definitely stands out, showing a big curly red head and bearded Luke on display for the whole world to see. No one knows why but I was thinking perhaps it might be that the statue is really not in the heart of Sheriff Street but just across the bridge on the edge of the area he was from, and nearer to the nicer part of the town? Peter Andre is reportedly unhappy that he has been 'dragged into' the Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney feud which has 'nothing to do with him'. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), The statue has been defaced for the fourth time, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Gardaí have said they are pursuing a definite line of inquiry in relation to two of the attacks. The statue of Luke Kelly located near Sheriff Street in Dublin has been vandalised for the fifth time in 12 months. Long range forecasters are predicting cold conditions, Tanaiste Leo Varadkar offers opinion if six week Level Five lockdown will save Christmas, On Friday the Fine Gael leader hinted that he would not be in favour of a Level Five lockdown, Coronavirus cases today LIVE updates as NPHET meets government leaders to discuss further restrictions, NPHET this week recommended that Ireland be moved to Level 5 coronavirus restrictions for six weeks to get on top of the virus, Three girls including 8-month-old baby found dead at home as mum arrested, Police in Vienna, Austria, made the distressing discovery of the three girls' bodies after their mum told police she had killed her children and she wanted to kill herself, Ryan Tubridy's Arsene Wenger interview leaves Late Late Show viewers fuming, Some viewers took to Twitter to make it clear they felt underwhelmed by the line of questioning from the show's presenter, Liz Hurley, 55, shows off ageless beauty in nothing but a cream jumper, Liz Hurley posted a picture of herself with no trousers on as she enjoyed a trip to Riga in Latvia to shoot her latest film, Malin Andersson displays impressive stone weight loss in lacy bra and underwear, Love Island star Malin Andersson has shed a stone after setting her mind to a healthier diet and exercise regime, telling fans she's 'full of life', Ashley Banjo self-isolating 'as precaution' after BGT crew test positive for Covid-19, Britain's Got Talent star Ashley Banjo told The One Show via video call from his home that he was spending time in quarantine as a precaution, EastEnders viewers in disbelief as they discover Kathy Beale is 70 years old, EastEnders legend Kathy Beale's dating app confirmed she was 70 years old, and fans were just not prepared for it, Referee admits Jordan Pickford should have been sent off for tackle on Virgil van Dijk, Pickford clattered into van Dijk with a heavy challenge early on in Saturday's Merseyside derby forcing the Liverpool defender off but managed to escape any punishment, Art worth €1bn stolen in huge heist could be stashed behind wall in Dublin, EXCLUSIVE: A Vermeer painting valued at €170million, a Rembrandt (€85m) and a Manet (€55m) stolen in the unsolved St Patrick's day heist are suspected to be secreted away somewhere in Dublin, Taoiseach Micheal Martin says 'further action' needed as party leaders to meet on Level Five lockdown advice, 'The situation is very serious and we will need further action in relation to this', Coronavirus good news: Pfizer to apply for emergency approval for Covid-19 vaccine in November, Should such medication prove successful, Pfizer, along with project partner BioNTech, hope to make 1.3 billion doses next year, What would change under Level 5? He told Newstalk FM that perhaps it was time to have a permanent police officer in place to guard the statues under "24-7 watch". Infuriating.’. From Sheriff Street, Kelly was educated at Laurence O’Toole’s school in Seville Place, and after moving to the UK to work, he returned to Ireland to perform at O’Donoghue’s Pub where he met the musicians who would eventually become The Dubliners. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States.

It’s understood that the statue was again defaced late on Tuesday night and Gardai were informed. Councillor Christy Burke has slammed the vandals, telling them to 'grow up and get a grip', Get all the very latest news in Ireland straight to your email every single day. WhatsApp. “I would describe it as a sickening act of thuggery to do this for the sixth time to the great Luke Kelly. RTÉ is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. A file is being prepared for the Director Public Prosecutions in relation to one incident and a particular suspect. View our online Press Pack. The Government has lifted additional Covid … He was diagnosed with a brain tumour and died in hospital on January 30 1984. Let the world see your experience through your eyes. White paint was thrown on the marble bust in Sheriff Street at around 11pm on Tuesday night - the sixth time it has been damaged. Disgusting vandals have defaced the statue of  Luke Kelly  for the fifth time in 18 months. “He was an artist who campaigned for civil rights, equality, employment, education – you name it.