Two in court over damage to paintings at Shelbourne Hotel

The Shelbourne Hotel

Two men have appeared in court charged with criminal damage of two paintings at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin.

Andrew Shannon (aged 48) with an address at Willans Way, Ongar, Dublin 15, and his nephew Jamie Shannon (aged 19)of 10, Empress Place Dublin 1, have both been charged with causing criminal damage to the artwork on January 8.

The court heard that both paintings have a combined value of €28,000 and have been damaged beyond repair.

Andrew Shannon has been denied bail and remanded in custody to appear in court again next Friday.

Jamie Shannon was granted bail of €100 under strict conditions which include that he doesn't associate with his co accused, he signs on at Store Street Garda station and he's to stay out of all museums, galleries and stately homes.

He'll appear in court again on March 14.

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