CLLR DAVY Hynes has lashed out and branded as 'clowns' those who are responsible for defacing the headquarters of St Patrick's Fife and Drum band in Bride Street with graffiti.
Cllr Hynes, who is the chairman of the band, said that the group had only laid out a lot of money in getting the whole premises painted inside and out in recent years and now it would have to be painted again.
'It really is disgraceful,' he said. 'It's going to cost us a lot of money, all because of some clowns with nothing better to do. It's hard enough to keep a band going in this day and age without having things like this. The back wall and some of the side wall facing into the car park have been destroyed in graffiti and we're going to have to have them repainted now.'
Cllr Hynes has said that these acts of mindless vandalism are going to have a significant cost to the band and set them back quite a bit. 'We've been trying to do quite a bit of fundraising lately to get the roof of the building resurfaced and to get the walls insulated, things that cost quite a bit. Now we're going to have to lay out more money to get the walls repainted, all because of these gurriers.'
Cllr Hynes said that he has been in contact with Wexford Gardaí in relation to the incidents and he is hoping that they will be able to discourage similar acts of vandalism occurring in the future.