An example of a life-size Virgin Mary statue
A large-scale statue of The Virgin Mary was taken from a Church last week.
The holy figure was removed from St Fintan’s Church in Mountrath on Thursday last between 5pm and 7pm.
The old statue is a plaster statue approximately 5 feet in height.
A Garda investigation was mounted and enquiries were carried out locally. i
CCTV was also viewed by investigating officers.
A person was identified and the property was subsequently recovered and returned.
Gardai thanked residents in Mountrath for their co-operation and assistance.