Trial of Dublin man accused of damaging Monet artwork begins

Trial of Dublin man accused of damaging Monet artwork begins

A man has gone on trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court accused of damaging a painting at the National Art Gallery in Dublin two years ago.

Andrew Shannon (aged 50) of Willians Way, Ongar, Dublin 15 has pleaded not guilty to damaging one Claude Monet painting entitled 'Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sail Boat (1874)' at the gallery on Clare Street on June 26, 2012.

Trial of Dublin man accused of damaging Monet artwork begins

Judge Martin Nolan told the jury there was to be some technical and legal argument and sent the seven women and five men away until tomorrow.

The trial is expected to last two weeks.


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