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Public Vandalism, Not Council Cleaning, Blamed For Damage To John Devoy Statue In Poplar Square

The council has reached out to the sculptor of the statue, Jarlath Daly, to obtain a quote for the necessary repairs.

Gardai have been notified after the John Devoy Statue in Poplar Square was damaged.

Cllr Anne Breene queried what method the council used to "clean" the statue.

However, the council said it was damaged by a member of the public.

They have reached out to the sculptor of the statue, Jarlath Daly, to obtain a quote for the necessary repairs to restore the statue.

The statue was unveiled to a large crowd in 2015.

Devoy was a Kildare patriot and financier of the 1916 rising.

He owned and edited The Gaelic American, a New York weekly newspaper, from 1903 to 1928.

 

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