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#Vandalism

# vandalism - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Mural of activist Greta Thunberg in Dublin city centre vandalised
# Greta Thunberg
# Greta Thunberg

Mural of activist Greta Thunberg in Dublin city centre vandalised

Mar 3rd 2021, 2:45 PM 45,441 Views 96 Comments

The mural is painted on a wall on Chancery Street.

# vandalism - Thursday 26 March, 2020

Investigation underway after 20 bins set alight in Dublin overnight
# Vandalism
# Vandalism

Investigation underway after 20 bins set alight in Dublin overnight

Mar 26th 2020, 1:30 PM 71,513 Views 80 Comments

Gardaí said no injuries were reported in the incident.

# vandalism - Sunday 16 February, 2020

Banksy's Valentine's Day mural in Bristol covered up following ‘mindless vandalism’
# Vandalism
# Vandalism

Banksy's Valentine's Day mural in Bristol covered up following ‘mindless vandalism’

Feb 16th 2020, 5:06 PM 67,765 Views 30 Comments

The elusive artist had confirmed he was behind the piece by posting two images of it on social media.

# vandalism - Monday 6 January, 2020

24-hour security for Cork cemetery after thousands in damage caused to graves
# Vandalism
# Vandalism

24-hour security for Cork cemetery after thousands in damage caused to graves

Jan 6th 2020, 2:41 PM 21,097 Views 25 Comments

Gardaí are investigating the incident in which 20 headstones were knocked off their plinths.

# vandalism - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

'Blatant disrespect': David Attenborough mural vandalised with 'climate hoax' graffiti
# Portobello
# Portobello

'Blatant disrespect': David Attenborough mural vandalised with 'climate hoax' graffiti

Dec 24th 2019, 4:13 PM 36,971 Views 27 Comments

Dublin City Council ordered the removal of the mural early this year.

# vandalism - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Vandals drill through 88 solar-powered lights in Co Cork
# Crosshaven Walk
# Crosshaven Walk

Vandals drill through 88 solar-powered lights in Co Cork

Aug 20th 2019, 10:16 PM 74,150 Views 72 Comments

The lights cost over €4,500 to install last month.

# vandalism - Friday 2 August, 2019

Free Derry sign graffitied with support for British soldier facing prosecution for Bloody Sunday murders
# Tensions
# Tensions

Free Derry sign graffitied with support for British soldier facing prosecution for Bloody Sunday murders

Aug 2nd 2019, 3:57 PM 31,398 Views 0 Comments

Soldier F is set to be charged with the murder of two people killed on Bloody Sunday in 1972.

# vandalism - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Garda investigation launched after newly opened Cork park vandalised overnight
# Tramore Valley Park
# Tramore Valley Park

Garda investigation launched after newly opened Cork park vandalised overnight

Jun 5th 2019, 5:46 PM 67,203 Views 65 Comments

Substantial damage was caused to a green area in Tramore Valley Park on South Douglas Road.

# vandalism - Monday 25 February, 2019

Head of 800-year-old mummy stolen from crypt of St Michan's Church in Dublin
# Vandalism
# Vandalism

Head of 800-year-old mummy stolen from crypt of St Michan's Church in Dublin

Feb 25th 2019, 3:44 PM 86,025 Views 63 Comments

The Church of Ireland said the crypt was badly damaged by vandals.

# vandalism - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Police investigate after statue of US sailor kissing nurse is spray-painted with '#MeToo'
# Florida
# Florida

Police investigate after statue of US sailor kissing nurse is spray-painted with '#MeToo'

Feb 20th 2019, 7:44 AM 33,951 Views 51 Comments

Police in Sarasota launched an investigation into who caused the damage – repairs were estimated to be worth $1,000.

# vandalism - Saturday 16 February, 2019

'Senseless. Stupid. Ignorant': Karl Marx memorial in London vandalised for second time this month
# HIGHGATE CEMETERY
# HIGHGATE CEMETERY

'Senseless. Stupid. Ignorant': Karl Marx memorial in London vandalised for second time this month

Feb 16th 2019, 7:13 PM 28,859 Views 70 Comments

Red paint was thrown over the tomb of the 19th century philosopher.

# vandalism - Thursday 22 November, 2018

'A juvenile act': World War I sculpture cleaned up after being vandalised with paint overnight
# Stephens Green Park
# Stephens Green Park

'A juvenile act': World War I sculpture cleaned up after being vandalised with paint overnight

Updated Nov 22nd 2018, 8:07 PM 47,604 Views 136 Comments

“I’d be very sad about it, and the ignorance of people,” one passer-by said.

# vandalism - Friday 17 August, 2018

Garda probe after memorial to Mayo murder victim vandalised
# Mayo
# Mayo

Garda probe after memorial to Mayo murder victim vandalised

Aug 17th 2018, 7:43 PM 37,848 Views 24 Comments

Gardaí are investigating.

# vandalism - Friday 6 July, 2018

Republican group stages 'action against colonialism' by spraying over 'Victoria' on Dublin street sign
# Victoria Road
# Victoria Road

Republican group stages 'action against colonialism' by spraying over 'Victoria' on Dublin street sign

Jul 6th 2018, 6:00 AM 22,881 Views 97 Comments

It began this campaign by painting over at least three signs on Victoria Road in Killiney in south Dublin.

# vandalism - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Delays remain on Irish Rail services after vandals break in and destroy signalling equipment
# Kishoge
# Kishoge

Delays remain on Irish Rail services after vandals break in and destroy signalling equipment

May 12th 2018, 7:25 PM 32,738 Views 46 Comments

Delays of up to 90 minutes were expected this evening.

# vandalism - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

PSNI launches investigation into vandalism of iconic Game of Thrones location in Antrim
# Dark Hedges
# Dark Hedges

PSNI launches investigation into vandalism of iconic Game of Thrones location in Antrim

Apr 3rd 2018, 1:34 PM 27,552 Views 14 Comments

Paint has been sprayed on road signs in the vicinity of the Dark Hedges in Antrim.

# vandalism - Friday 23 March, 2018

'There's outrage and rightly so': Defibrillator vandalised for the second time in six months in Cork
# Mallow
# Mallow

'There's outrage and rightly so': Defibrillator vandalised for the second time in six months in Cork

Mar 23rd 2018, 3:23 PM 14,819 Views 34 Comments

Willie Walsh from Mallow Search and Rescue called it a “complete act of reckless vandalism”.

# vandalism - Friday 2 February, 2018

Man (24) acquitted of drawing homophobic graffiti and swastika on The George
# Homophobic Attack
# Homophobic Attack

Man (24) acquitted of drawing homophobic graffiti and swastika on The George

Feb 2nd 2018, 3:24 PM 24,503 Views 0 Comments

Eoin Berkeley had pleaded not guilty to causing criminal damage.

# vandalism - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Investigation launched after life-saving defibrillator 'smashed' on Limerick street
# St Joseph's Street
# St Joseph's Street

Investigation launched after life-saving defibrillator 'smashed' on Limerick street

Jan 4th 2018, 3:00 PM 20,498 Views 23 Comments

The medical device is worth in the region of €2,000, and had been made available on the public street following a local fundraising drive.

# vandalism - Monday 4 December, 2017

Vandals destroy Messi statue for the second time this year
# Repeat Offenders
From The42
# Repeat Offenders

Vandals destroy Messi statue for the second time this year

Dec 4th 2017, 11:02 PM 12,771 Views 14 Comments

The Barcelona forward’s legs were cut off.

# vandalism - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Memorial to Irish people who died in wars damaged in Sligo
# Poppies
# Poppies

Memorial to Irish people who died in wars damaged in Sligo

Nov 4th 2017, 6:10 PM 25,076 Views 112 Comments

Poppy wreaths were placed in Rosses Point ahead of Remembrance Day next weekend.

# vandalism - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Proposed legislation could see people who damage life-saving equipment sent to jail
# Vandalism
# Vandalism

Proposed legislation could see people who damage life-saving equipment sent to jail

Oct 10th 2017, 11:40 AM 10,831 Views 44 Comments

A defibrillator in Mallow was vandalised over the weekend.

# vandalism - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Dublin street art: 'We would work as fast as we could to avoid getting caught and arrested'
# Column
# Column

Dublin street art: 'We would work as fast as we could to avoid getting caught and arrested'

Sep 21st 2017, 7:30 PM 7,845 Views 38 Comments

Street art has emerged from the shadows and is now firmly in the mainstream, writes Dublin street artist Solus.

# vandalism - Sunday 17 September, 2017

€1 million spent on graffiti removal in Dublin city every year - but it's not disappearing fast
# Writing On The Wall
# Writing On The Wall

€1 million spent on graffiti removal in Dublin city every year - but it's not disappearing fast

Sep 17th 2017, 7:30 AM 8,882 Views 45 Comments

The south east area of the city received the most complaints about graffiti every year.

# vandalism - Monday 11 September, 2017

Brick thrown through window of ambulance parked at Dublin hospital
# Mater Hospital
# Mater Hospital

Brick thrown through window of ambulance parked at Dublin hospital

Sep 11th 2017, 8:02 PM 24,170 Views 25 Comments

The incident happened in the early hours of this morning.

# vandalism - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Vandalism in south Dublin continues despite €20,000 investment in CCTV system
# Balgaddy
# Balgaddy

Vandalism in south Dublin continues despite €20,000 investment in CCTV system

Sep 3rd 2017, 6:30 AM 43,260 Views 48 Comments

The council recently spent €20,000 on the security set-up.

# vandalism - Thursday 31 August, 2017

'We could have been killed': Locals worried about number of fires being set in north Dublin suburb
# Vandalism
# Vandalism

'We could have been killed': Locals worried about number of fires being set in north Dublin suburb

Aug 31st 2017, 12:05 AM 37,293 Views 18 Comments

The most recent fire was in a wheelie bin outside a woman’s house – it caused extensive damage to her windows and the exterior wall.

# vandalism - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

'It's insidious behaviour': Limerick church vandalised for a third time in two weeks
# Holy Rosary Church
# Holy Rosary Church

'It's insidious behaviour': Limerick church vandalised for a third time in two weeks

Aug 30th 2017, 4:33 PM 14,292 Views 23 Comments

The Church of Our Lady of the Rosary has had its windows broken and lead flashing removed from the building.

# vandalism - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Abraham Lincoln Memorial defaced in Washington DC
# Spray Paint
# Spray Paint

Abraham Lincoln Memorial defaced in Washington DC

Aug 16th 2017, 10:04 AM 25,579 Views 132 Comments

The graffiti appeared to say ‘F*** law’.

# vandalism - Friday 11 August, 2017

Locals in Cork baffled after road signs defaced with rude words and pictures
# Members Only
# Members Only

Locals in Cork baffled after road signs defaced with rude words and pictures

Aug 11th 2017, 1:43 PM 53,298 Views 45 Comments

“It’s not nice to look at and is wasting the council’s time and resources.”

# vandalism - Thursday 10 August, 2017

Schull locals angered after village sculpture destroyed in night of 'absolute chaos'
# Cork
# Cork

Schull locals angered after village sculpture destroyed in night of 'absolute chaos'

Aug 10th 2017, 1:03 PM 75,793 Views 82 Comments

Parts of the tourism town of Schull in Cork were left covered in rubbish this morning.

# vandalism - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Police attacked in Belfast after removal of wood from nationalist bonfire site
# Belfast
# Belfast

Police attacked in Belfast after removal of wood from nationalist bonfire site

Aug 8th 2017, 8:15 AM 12,315 Views 42 Comments

A number of cars were torched by youths and petrol bombs were thrown at police.

# vandalism - Monday 24 July, 2017

Locals angry anti-graffiti paint wasn't used on new cycle bridge that has already been vandalised
# North Strand
# North Strand

Locals angry anti-graffiti paint wasn't used on new cycle bridge that has already been vandalised

Jul 24th 2017, 6:10 AM 21,565 Views 45 Comments

Dublin City Council said anti-graffiti paint was successful when it was used on Stoney Road in East Wall.

# vandalism - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Man arrested after scaling M50 toll bridge and causing €100k damage
# Toll-y Moly
# Toll-y Moly

Man arrested after scaling M50 toll bridge and causing €100k damage

Jun 17th 2017, 12:28 PM 45,597 Views 89 Comments

The man was arrested last night.

# vandalism - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

'Pure mindless imbecility': Memorial for Limerick politician stolen 24 hours before its unveiling
# Joe Crowley
# Joe Crowley

'Pure mindless imbecility': Memorial for Limerick politician stolen 24 hours before its unveiling

Jun 7th 2017, 2:17 PM 21,781 Views 26 Comments

Joe Crowley’s family condemned the theft as a “mindless act” of vandalism.

# vandalism - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

Window smashed in Galway mosque while people inside praying
# Ballybrit
# Ballybrit

Window smashed in Galway mosque while people inside praying

Jun 6th 2017, 3:20 PM 26,455 Views 210 Comments

Imam Ibrahim Noonan said people were upset by the incident.

# vandalism - Monday 22 May, 2017

Man (23) appears in court charged in relation to vandalism of The George
# Eoin Berkeley
# Eoin Berkeley

Man (23) appears in court charged in relation to vandalism of The George

May 22nd 2017, 11:50 AM 20,146 Views 0 Comments

Derogatory language and the Nazi swastika symbol were daubed in chalk in the early hours of Saturday morning.

# vandalism - Monday 8 May, 2017

'I'm between nearly crying and nearly killing someone, quite honestly'
# Cork
# Cork

'I'm between nearly crying and nearly killing someone, quite honestly'

May 8th 2017, 3:37 PM 80,630 Views 33 Comments

Vandals have caused over €1,500 worth of damage at a centre for those with physical disabilities.

# vandalism - Thursday 26 January, 2017

Man charged with grave vandalism told to 'stay away from Glasnevin and de Valera family'
# Criminal Damage
# Criminal Damage

Man charged with grave vandalism told to 'stay away from Glasnevin and de Valera family'

Jan 26th 2017, 12:57 PM 13,237 Views 0 Comments

John Moore told Gardaí “I had a hammer” after his arrest at Glasnevin Cemetery.

# vandalism - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Lionel Messi statue 'decapitated' in Argentina
# Vandalism
From The42
# Vandalism

Lionel Messi statue 'decapitated' in Argentina

Jan 11th 2017, 9:36 AM 6,438 Views 8 Comments

The statue, sculpted out of black marble, was erected last June.

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