PHIL LYNOTT Statue Seriously Damaged

According to, the Phil Lynott (THIN LIZZY) statue — which was unveiled on August 19, 2005 in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland, on the corner of Grafton and Harry streets — was seriously damaged in the early hours of this morning when two youths pushed it over. The statue's bronze coat suffered a tear in the fall and it has since been removed for repairs. Lynott's mother Philomena gave her reaction to the initially distressing news this morning.