Last night, on the anniversary of the Marriage Equality referendum, the iconic LGBT bar The George was vandalised.

The bar and club, which has maintained its place on South Georges Street, Dublin since 1987, was defaced with homophobic slurs.

The offensive language included the use of the term 'f*****,' with the phrase 'f****** out' scrawled across the door of the venue. 

The hateful language was accompanied by etchings of swastikas. 

The bar opened eight years before homosexuality was legalised in Ireland, and this weekend intended to host celebrations for the second anniversary of the Yes Equality referendum. 

'Gardaí in Pearse Street are investigating this incident,' a Gardaí spokesperson confirmed. 

Twitter has been responding to the vandalism: 

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