The statue at the War Memorial in Portrush was due to be removed this afternoon to be repaired, however due to poor weather conditions the removal had to be pushed back. Sources told Causeway Coast Community this morning that hoarding blew off the Town Hall which damaged the statue and broke her sword.
UPDATE – 13th January 2017 – Commenting on the matter council said “The circumstances of how the statue got damaged is still being investigated. We are currently exploring the removal options of the statue today but due to poor weather conditions we have had to review the timing of this operation. “
Speaking to Causeway Coast Community last night Alderman Norman Hillis said
“Concerns have been raised about the stability and safety of the statue at Portrush War Memorial. With severe weather forecast, Causeway Coast & Glens Council have secured the statue and erected safety barriers.
My understanding is the statue will be removed as soon as practical and replaced as quickly as possible in a safe and secure manner.
I look forward to this important war memorial being restored and back in pride of place very soon.”
IMAGE CREDIT : MAUREEN KANE