Mystery donor to foot bill for damaged Phil Lynott statue

Mystery donor to foot bill for damaged Phil Lynott statue

A mystery donor is stumping up to pay for the damage done to the Phil Lynott statue outside Bruxelles pub off Grafton Street.

The icon of Philo was knocked off its plinth earlier this month, causing damage worth €4,000.

It was unclear how or when it could be restored but, Entertainment Editor with the Herald Kenny Sweeney said that a generous donor has come forward.

"Phil's mother Philomena Lynott who is 82 was so worried about it and so keen to get Phil's statue back up that she was going to ask Thin Lizzy fans from around the world to pay for the damage," he said.

"What we have revealed in the Herald this morning is that a mystery donor has come forward to pay the €4,000 bill to repair the statue."


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