A life-sized statue of late Thin Lizzy rocker Phil Lynott has been re-erected in Dublin, Ireland after experts renovated it to repair damage caused when it was knocked over by two drunks.

The sculpture was unveiled in 2005 to pay homage to one of the city's most famous sons, but in May (13) it was severely damaged when it was accidentally knocked over, suffering cracks and a large tear on its side.

It was removed and taken away for repair, and at a special ceremony attended by Lynott's mother Philomena on Thursday (15Aug13), the statue was returned to its plinth in the city's famous Harry Street.

Lynott died at the age of 36 in 1986 of pneumonia and heart failure following a long battle with drugs.