ARMED members of the Garda Regional Response Unit were called to City Hall last Thursday morning after what was described as “threatening graffiti” was discovered daubed on an external wall of the local authority headquarters.
Gardaí are reviewing CCTV footage and continuing their investigations on the basis that the material was of an offensive nature and indirect threats had been made against persons.
The black text graffiti was immediately covered up by council workers who used plastic sheets and wooden battens to prevent the material been seen by members of the public and visitors to the area.
A senior Garda source said that the graffiti daubed on the wall of the Council building was being treated very seriously.
It read, “Dear Karma, I have a list of people that you missed”. It was signed MIB.
The operation to remove the text had been hampered due to the type of residue left by the paint.
It is understood that the wall cannot be sandblasted to remove the graffiti.
Costs to remove the offensive material are estimated to be over €2,000 but the area has been painted temporarily to hide the graffiti.