Luke Kelly Statue may be moved after vandalisation for fourth time

April 21, 2020

Dublin City Council is to consider moving an iconic statue of singer and folk musician Luke Kelly to a different location after it was vandalised with paint for the fourth time last night.

The statue of the famous Dubliners singer was first unveiled in the heart of Dublin’s Docklands in January last year beside the Royal Canal near his Sheriff Street home.

But it has repeatedly been vandalised with paint and was last night attacked again, leading to fresh criticism from local representatives who have called it a crime against a community.

During the incident, the culprits painted red glasses on Kelly’s face and painted some of his hair.

In previous attacks, black paint has been used to carry out similar vandalism.

The statue was first attacked in June last year, and it was targeted again in January and March this year.


Should you notice any vandalism within the Grand Canal Dock or surrounding docklands area, please notify Dublin City Council.


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