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Man arrested after Eamon de Valera's grave vandalised in Glasnevin Cemetery

The incident happened this afternoon.

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A MAN HAS been arrested in relation to the vandalism of the grave of President Eamon de Valera.

The grave at Glasnevin Cemetery in north Dublin was damaged this afternoon, gardaí confirmed. A man in his 50s was detained in relation to the crime.

The arrested man was brought to Mountjoy garda station where he was questioned. He is due to appear tomorrow in Dublin District Court.

A garda spokesman confirmed gardaí were dealing with an incident at Glasnevin cemetery.

A spokesman said: “Gardaí arrested a man in his 50s in relation to vandalism. He is due in Court 1 of the CCJ at 10am.”

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