Gardaí have received complaints of broken wing mirrors and wipers and tyre slashings from people whose cars still bear ‘Together for Yes’ and ‘Repeal the Eighth’ stickers from last year’s referendum.
The victims believe the incidents are targeted against pro-choice supporters following the introduction of abortions in Ireland in recent weeks but gardaí have not given a motive for the vandalism.
At least six cars with the pro-choice stickers have been targeted in the last two weeks while parked on Wellington Road and areas in The Glen, Old Youghal Road, and St Luke’s.
Aoibhín Sheehy parked her car on Charlemont Terrace, off Wellington Road, on Sunday night, and woke up yesterday morning to find all four tyres of her car had been slashed, along with damage to a wing mirror and back window wiper.
Her car had a ‘Together for Yes’ sticker on the back window.
Jules Gilson parked her car, which has a ‘Repeal the Eighth’ sticker on the window, around the corner on Wellington Road on the same night and found her car with similar damage yesterday morning.
Ms Sheehy said she felt “genuinely awful” about the incident and believes her car had been singled out.