The spate of stolen bronze sculptures

There has been a recent spate of stole bronze sculptures around the country.  It would seem that our public art is being vandalised for the purpose of making money from the bronze content.  We have been in contact with the Gardaí about the matter, and  hope to get our members to help in finding the criminals.  When the structures are in place we will ask our members to let us know of sculptures in their area that have gone missing, and approximately when.  This will be helpful to the police in finding if there is a pattern.  In addition, we will ask our members to check with local foundaries or smelting facilities and see if they have recently been offered “scrap” bronze, though in likelihood it has probably gone abroad as our foundaries have undertaken to check the source of bronze being offered to them.  More soon from us on this…

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