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Man charged over damage to Luke Kelly statue in Dublin

The statue of the singer has been vandalised seven times since it was unveiled in January last year.

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(Brian Lawless/PA)

(Brian Lawless/PA)

(Brian Lawless/PA)

A man is to face court over criminal damage to the Luke Kelly statue in Guild Street, Dublin.

The statue of the singer was vandalised for a seventh time when it was damaged with blue paint on Sunday night.

It was unveiled by President Michael D Higgins in January last year on the 35th anniversary of Kelly’s death.

Gardai said they have arrested and charged a man in his 40s in connection with the incident.

He is due to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice on Tuesday.

PA