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Unfinished Anglo HQ defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti

The graffiti, shown in our pictures, was discovered this morning and the owner of the site, the Central Bank, is now investigating how a break-in occurred.

AN INVESTIGATION IS under way into how the walls of the building that was to be the Anglo Irish Bank headquarters in Dublin’s docklands were defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti overnight.

The graffiti was discovered on the derelict building this morning and its owner, the Central Bank, said that it will remove the offensive messages as soon as possible.

It said it is investigating how security arrangements failed to prevent a break-in at the site and damage to the walls. A Garda spokesperson said that local gardaí are aware of the matter.

Pictures sent to TheJournal.ie show the walls on almost all levels of the derelict building are painted with anti-Semitic graffiti:

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One of the messages reads: “Zionist engineered global financial holocaust”, another reads “Jewish supremacist destruction of indigenous Europeans” while another reads “Zionist global financial terrorism”.

Click here to see a larger version of this image. Pic: Eoghan Gaffney

In a statement, the Central Bank said: “Clearly graffiti has been put on the walls of the building. We will remove this as soon as possible. There are security arrangements in place at the site.

“We will now investigate how these failed to prevent this break in and damage,  and how they can be improved to mitigate this happening again. We have informed the Garda Siochána of the incident.”

The Central Bank bought the site – once earmarked to be the brand new headquarters of the now defunct Anglo Irish Bank – from the National Asset Management Agency last year for €7 million.

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