Gardaí investigating after homophobic graffiti near Dublin's PantiBar on Sunday
No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.
Gardaí are investigating a report of an act of Criminal Damage involving graffiti being applied to a building in Capel Street in Dublin City.
The vandalism occurred overnight on Sunday, 13 June and no arrests have been made in relation to the incident as of yet.
Investigations into the incident are currently ongoing, Gardaí added in a statement to JOE on Monday.
The owner of the PantiBar, Dr Panti Bliss-Cabrera, took to Twitter on Monday to confirm that there is CCTV footage of the incident, adding that the graffiti was "very clearly planned and premeditated".
"This was painted on the building two doors up from Pantibar during the night," Bliss-Cabrera penned.
"There is CCTV of the graffiti incident last night and it was very clearly planned and premeditated, rather than a spur of the moment thing."
— Dr Panti Bliss-Cabrera (@PantiBliss) June 14, 2021
A cleaning team from Dublin Town arrived to clean the area " straight away" and the graffiti has since been removed.
Bliss-Cabrera added that the graffiti was painted on the building of neighbouring business, Etsy.
— DublinTown (@DublinTown) June 14, 2021
JOE has reached out to PantiBar for comment.