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Rejoice! The vandalised Dublin marriage equality mural has been restored

It’s back and better than ever.

SUPPORT FOR THE yes vote in May’s marriage referendum has been taking physical form around Dublin city in the shape of various murals promoting equality.

However, a #YesToLove mural by Jess Tobin outside the Bernard Shaw in Portobello was vandalised with black spray paint yesterday just hours after it went up.

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Artist Will St Leger set up the Walls of Equality project to encourage businesses to support equality through street art. He told yesterday that while they are used to people adding to or changing their work, this vandalism is ‘quite different’.

But it doesn’t matter. We’re going to paint again and paint again. If anyone thinks going out with a black paint can is going to stop artists helping to make this country a more pluralistic society then they’re wrong.

Surely enough, Tobin was back at work yesterday afternoon to have it looking even better than before.


More murals will be going up at venues such as Pantibar, The George and the Project Arts theatre–and they won’t be leaving any time soon.

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