The Luke Kelly statue in Dublin's inner city has once again been targetted by vandals.
The Sheriff Street memorial to the former Dubliner musician has been discovered this evening with painted black glasses and black marks on its cheeks.
This is the second time the statue has been defaced with graffiti since it was installed.
It is one of two statues of the singer unveiled in the city earlier last year.
A dark pair of sunglasses were also spray-painted onto the memorial last June.
Local Councillor Christy Burke said: "This man was a great ambassador to this country. This man was a local hero.
"It is no way to treat a hero, an icon and one of their own because Luke was born and reared in Sheriff Street."
The Luke Kelly statue on Guild St has been defaced again. Mindless. pic.twitter.com/Zjs9bPcjHI
— Gavin O Callaghan (@gavinocal) January 13, 2020
He had earlier expressed his anger on social media, and he called on the person who vandalised the statue to "show some dignity and respect".
He wrote: "You've brought an insult to Luke, his family and the area. Shame on you!!"
He said the local community was "outraged" and had even offered to clean it.
Councillor Burke said he has been in contact with Dublin City Council who said a specialist team would be on site early in the morning to " bring the great Luke Kelly back to its original".