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Thread: Kevin O'Higgins memorial plaque vandalised in Booterstown

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    Default Kevin O'Higgins memorial plaque vandalised in Booterstown

    Reports this evening that the memorial plaque to Free State Minister Kevin O'Higgins, which was unveiled last year by Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the spot where he was assassinated by the IRA in 1927, has been vandalised.

    From Barry Ward's (FG) Twitter:

    Disgusted to see that the Kevin O'Higgins memorial plaque was vandalised last week. @dlrcc has ordered a replacement.


    O'Higgins has a deservedly controversial reputation, being allegedly responsible for up to 77 executions of Republicans during the Civil War. But I would hope that all reasonable people, whatever their politics, would not support the desecration of his memorial plaque.

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    Republicans thugs?

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    East Brits.

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    I assume it was the historians wot done this, just like the one in Cork?

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    I condemn this as assuredly as I did the actions of the drunken lunatic in cork.
    It's not funny or cool, it's just thuggish anti social behaviour.
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    Perhaps they should use a better or thicker piece of stone, the one in the picture seems very thin to me.
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    Didnt know the memorial existed and shocked that FG had the nerve to erect one to that evil man. Amazed it has lasted so long and that a sledgehammer wasnt taken to it and wrecked it completely
    People demonise Fianna Fail and they are entitled to do so but same people are not capable of answering a few awkward questions themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny365 View Post
    Republicans thugs?
    Or it could be mindless vandalism, or a fan of one of the other parties. There's a few possibilities. Happily no one on this thread is stupid enough to just assign blame without evidence.
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    Can people not respect each others rights to commemorate their dead?

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    No liking for the guy but this stuff isn't on. Kids I would assume, or some attention seeking eejit. I hope it is replaced asap.

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