The OPW has carried out restoration works on the ancient Lia Fail stone on the Hill of Tara which was vandalised earlier this week.

The Office of Public works moved swiftly to remove the graffiti, which was daubed on the stone earlier this week.

Warm water and steam cleaning methods were applied and proved reasonably effective although traces of the blue paint ued to daug the word fake on all four sides of the monument remain,