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Dublin: 3 °C Wednesday 29 January, 2020

The Phil Lynott statue is back in town

…but he’s looking a bit rough.

THE STATUE OF Phil Lynott has been returned to its rightful home.

The landmark was removed with serious damage back in May after it was pushed over in the early hours of the morning. Two men later handed themselves in to gardaí at Pearse Street Station after the incident, but were later released.

The monument suffered damage to its bronze coat, but repairs seem to now be complete and Phil is wrapped up and ready to be released back into the world. Repairs are said to include a large metal rod in the pavement outside Bruxelles Bar on Harry Street to prevent people from knocking it over in the future. Phew. Byrne

Philo will look a little less suffocated when the official unveiling takes place at 11am this Thursday. Phil’s mother Philomena Lynott will be the special guest at the ceremony alongside Councillor Mary Freehill, representing the Lord Mayor.

Councillor Freehill said

Everyone was disappointed when the statue was damaged and Dublin City Council had to remove it for repair.  Now it is back in its rightful place here in the centre of Dublin on Harry Street.

She went on to thank those whose efforts have gone in to ensuring the safe return of the statue.

I also want to say thanks to all who have helped getting the statue back to us so that visitors from home and abroad can enjoy having their picture taken with him again.  The Old Town just hasn’t been the same without him.

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