Gardaí Investigate After Glasnevin Memorial Vandalised

David Layde
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Gardaí are investigating after a memorial wall in Glasnevin cemetery in Dublin was vandalised.

The destruction to the wall happened just yesterday. The memorial commemorates those who died in the Irish revolution.

Gardaí confirmed they are “investigating an act of criminal damage that occurred at Glasnevin Cemetery on Tuesday 4th February at approximately 3:40am.”

They continued: “The memorial wall suffered significant damage during the incident. No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.”

Intruders caused damage with sledgehammers and threw paint over the memorial wall which includes names of all those who died in the Easter Rising in 1916 to the end of the Civil War in 1923.

According to the Irish Times, the vandals used the hammers to remove the names of the British soldiers who were killed during this time.

This is the second time the memorial has been vandalised since it’s unveiling in 2016.