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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Vandalism

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# Ballybrit
Window smashed in Galway mosque while people inside praying
Imam Ibrahim Noonan said people were upset by the incident.
# eoin berkeley
Man (23) appears in court charged in relation to vandalism of The George
Derogatory language and the Nazi swastika symbol were daubed in chalk in the early hours of Saturday morning.
# Cork
'I'm between nearly crying and nearly killing someone, quite honestly'
Vandals have caused over €1,500 worth of damage at a centre for those with physical disabilities.
# criminal damage
Man charged with grave vandalism told to 'stay away from Glasnevin and de Valera family'
John Moore told Gardaí “I had a hammer” after his arrest at Glasnevin Cemetery.
# Vandalism
Lionel Messi statue 'decapitated' in Argentina
The statue, sculpted out of black marble, was erected last June.
# Investigation
Three men caught on camera destroying €2,000 defibrillator
Gardaí in Arklow are investigating.
# Abortion
'I know there are a dwindling band of fanatics out there': TD hits out after his office was vandalised
The Cork TD had attended the march for choice in Dublin city centre last Saturday.
# horrible
Donegal school to install CCTV after 'human excrement left in classroom'
Ayr Hill National School in Ramelton has been the target of a string of anti-social behaviour incidents in recent weeks.
# goldenbridge cemetery
Vandals attack gravestone of W.T. Cosgrave
The cemetery has been subjected to vandalism in the past.
# Vandalism
'Substantial damage' caused to Dundalk's Oriel Park after overnight robbery
A Gardai investigation is underway.
# radical messages
Jewish extremists vandalise church where Virgin Mary is said to have died
The graffiti included threats of violence, messages degrading Jesus and a call for Christians to “go to hell”.
# former regiment
A monument to Irish men who died fighting for the British has been vandalised
A paint bomb was thrown at a monument to the Royal Munster Fusiliers in Tralee.
# Zero Tolerance
Irish Rail cancel rush hour train due to graffiti
The vandalism was on the 6.10pm train from Dublin Connolly to Maynooth.
# crime survey
More members of staff are stealing from their employers
The most common crime reported by businesses was burglary.
# Inchicore
27 headstones destroyed by vandals at Goldenbridge Cemetery
Some of the headstones were smashed into pieces.
# those darn satinists
Well, this attempt at edgy graffiti fell flat on its face
Hail Satin.
# Vandalism
This is the front door of a junior minister's constituency office this morning
Aodhán Ó Riordáin has tweeted a picture of a brown substance smeared across his constituency office door this morning.
# desecrated
Grave of WT Cosgrave vandalised in Goldenbridge Cemetery
The Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan took to Twitter today to voice his disgust.
# tag my ride
Someone spray painted a penis on a €1.9m Bugatti Veyron
:( :( :(
# damage
Vandals burn down children's playground in Ballymun
The Poppintree Park playground was set on fire over the weekend.
# Attacked
Sinn Féin office in Derry targeted in suspected arson attack
A rear window was broken and flammable liquid was poured in shortly before midnight last night.
# Graffiti
Fianna Fáil is 'seriously considering' banning under-18s from buying spray paint
Barry Cowen raised the issue in the Dáil recently after members of the public suggested the idea.
# Vandalism
7/7 memorial vandalised in London on anniversary of the 2005 attacks
The graffiti said “4 innocent Muslims” and “Blair lied thousands died”.
# Racism
Local election candidate born in Turkey has posters defaced with pig imagery for a second time
Memet Uludag called the attacks “outright racism”.
# water safety
'Mindless vandalism' of life rings along River Boyne puts lives at risk
Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery Service said replacing the life rings will incur a large financial cost.
# Great Gesture
Fans are now hanging football jerseys on the Liam Whelan bridge
Having been defaced and subsequently cleaned, locals in Cabra and Phibsboro are taking the opportunity to remember the former Busby Babe.
# Chancers
15 heroic acts of Wikipedia vandalism
Distorting reality, one edit at a time.
# canal bank what?
Specialist cleaning of Patrick Kavanagh statue required after vandalism
This is why we can’t have nice things.
# Vandalism
Vandals destroy Dublin community garden and steal Christmas lights
Thieves took tables, decorations and equipment from the locked garden in a Dublin suburb overnight.
# writing on the wall
13 bits of bathroom graffiti you'll wish you'd thought of
These people are really too smart for their own good.
# Vandalism
PICS: Cars stranded after icy conditions on the Sally Gap vandalised
At least two cars were found with their windows smashed, seats ripped and batteries removed.
# Verbose vandalism
Polite vandal found guilty of 'arbitrary' damage to cars
A 47-year-old college professor scraped words into the paintwork of cars – but his messages were pretty well-spoken.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you experienced anti-social behaviour in your area?
New data from local authorities around the country has revealed that almost 1,500 complaints about anti-social behaviour have been logged. We want to know if you’ve witnessed anything in your neighbourhood…
# Art Attack
Monet painting to remain under wraps during Garda investigation
The Claude Monet painting damaged in an incident at the National Gallery last month will be kept in reserve for now.
# Art Attack
Monet painting damaged during incident at National Gallery
Gardaí have detained one man in relation to the incident.
# Transport
Overnight vandalism causing train delays to and from Heuston
Signalling cables were stolen in Co Kildare, and although they’ve been replaced, there’ll be significant delays this morning.
# Apology
Sligo Rovers sorry for damage to Glentoran fans' bus
The Airtricity League club have also offered to pay for the cleaning of the visiting supporters’ coach.
# France
In pictures: French riot police clash with anti-nuclear group
Protesters set vehicles alight and damaged a section of rail while demonstrating against the transportation of nuclear material to northern Germany.
# Your Say
Poll: Graffiti - is it art or vandalism?
While London police are chasing a tagger who has caused £1m of damage to property, Dublin City Council is struggling to pay for the removal of graffiti here. But should they bother? You tell us…