Dublin's iconic PantiBar has been targetted with homophobic graffiti, spray-painted onto a building a few doors away.
On Twitter, the bar's owner, Panti Bliss aka Rory O'Neill, says it happened during the night.
O'Neill posted an image of the graffiti which shows the words "pedo bar" spray-painted on the wall of a building with an arrow pointed in the direction of the LGBTQ+ venue.
This was painted on the building two doors up from Pantibar during the night pic.twitter.com/HoBo9glOuP— Dr Panti Bliss-Cabrera (@PantiBliss) June 14, 2021
The graffiti was painted onto 66 & 67 Strand Street Great in Dublin's north city area, just a few doors away from PantiBar on Capel Street.
The building houses Dublin's Etsy offices.
O'Neill said the incident was caught on CCTV adding "it was very clearly planned and premeditated, rather than a spur of the moment thing".
The vandalism has been condemned as "sickening" by Fine Gael councillor Ray McAdam.
O'Neill confirmed on Twitter that it has since been removed as members of the Dublin Town "clean team" painted over the graffiti.
Dublin City Council said it received a complaint this morning and that in accordance with its policy, intended to remove the offensive material within 24 hours.
The act of criminal damage has been reported to Gardaí who are investigating the matter. No arrests have been made.
Meanwhile last week, Pride flags raised in Waterford City were cut down again in what the city's mayor has described as a "truly despicable act"
The new flags had been raised at Waterford City and County Council's buildings at the Mall on Wednesday after the previous flags had been taken down and set alight.
It is the second year the city's council has raised the flag for Pride month.