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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Molly Malone statue vandalised days after move

Laura Larkin

Published 24/07/2014 | 02:30

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The Molly Malone Statue on Dublin's Andrew Street, which was vandalised with red paint. Picture: Frank Mc Grath
The Molly Malone Statue on Dublin's Andrew Street, which was vandalised with red paint. Picture: Frank Mc Grath
The Molly Malone Statue on Dublin's Andrew Street, which was vandalised with red paint. Picture: Frank Mc Grath
The Molly Malone Statue on Dublin's Andrew Street, which was vandalised with red paint. Picture: Frank Mc Grath

Molly Malone has been vandalised less than a week after being moved to a new tourist spot in Dublin city centre.

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The statue of the iconic street trader was sprayed with red paint on Suffolk Street.

Richard Guiney, the CEO of the Business Improvement District (BID) organisation, condemned the vandalism yesterday.

"It's such a shame that some idiots with an ego decided to deface the statue," he said.

"The paint wasn't flattering for Molly and it certainly does nothing for the city."

Molly Malone was unveiled just last Friday at her temporary residence. She won't be allowed to return to her rightful place at the bottom of Grafton Street until the completion of the Luas Cross-City works which are expected to be finished in 2017.

Irish Independent

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