Signs with words such as 'All are welcome' and 'Black Dubs you are loved' have replaced racist graffiti on the Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin.
A racial slur was sprayed on to the landmark in the early hours of yesterday morning, while "White Lives Matter" was misspelled on a nearby building in Temple Bar.
Gardai insist they take hate crime seriously and are continuing to investigate both incidents.
They say it is being investigated as a possible racially motivated incident.
A racial slur sprayed on the bridge has been replaced with flowers and anti-racism messages of support.
Messages of solidarity and support have been placed on Dublin's Ha'penny bridge after racist graffiti was sprawled on it yesterday. pic.twitter.com/ut1tLuiZKl
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Kevin from Co. Cork says he was shocked to see it happen: "I can't really comprehend that people actually are racist to this day and age, it's a shame".
Meanwhile, Moby from Finglas, Co. Dublin says it is good to see others standing up for what is right.
"They're a little minority - not everybody in Ireland is racist.
"That was just a good sign that there's some people who actually do care, and they took care of it very, very quickly.
"I feel good as a black person".
Fridauos is from Co. Clare, and says "After something so extreme as that, I think it's nice to see that people do care and that black lives do matter - and we are part of the Irish society, we are Irish".