Mystery Donor To Pay For Repairs To Damaged PHIL LYNOTT Statue

According to Independent.ie, a mystery donor has offered to pay to repair the Phil Lynott (THIN LIZZY) statue — which was unveiled on August 19, 2005 in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland, on the corner of Grafton and Harry streets — after it was knocked from its plinth earlier this month.

The donation was made by a third party on behalf of the two individuals responsible for the damage to the statue, who presented themselves to gardai in Pearse Street the day after the incident.

The cost of repairs to the statue is said to be around €4,000 (approximately $5,200).

A Dublin City Council Spokesman told the Herald: "Dublin City Council is making arrangements for the statue to be reinstated in its original location in the coming weeks.

"The council will not be bearing the cost of repairs to the statue."

According to RTÉ, the Phil Lynott statue was commissioned by the Roisín Dubh Trust, which was set up to commemorate the life and work of the late THIN LIZZY frontman.

The Roisín Dubh Trust had approached Dublin City Council in January 2000 in a bid to get a statue erected as a tribute to Lynott. Plans were approved by the council in February 2001.

Sculptor Paul Daly was commissioned to work on the statue after a competition to find an artist who could capture Lynott's charisma. The bronze statue of the rock star was cast by Leo Higgins and the plinth hand-carved by sculptor Tom Glendon.

Lynott died in 1986 at the age of 36 after suffering heart failure as a result of a drug overdose.

Photo below courtesy of Dublin City Business Improvement District Facebook page

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