Wednesday 21 March 2018

Graffiti artists 'volunteer' to clean up museum mess

Kathryn Hayes

A DISTRICT court judge who criticised graffiti artists for defacing a listed building has said he would have understood if they had targeted a former Anglo Irish Bank premises.

The men who defaced dozens of buildings in Limerick, including the Frank McCourt Museum, have given an undertaking to clean up the historic building ahead of next month's performance of 'Angela's Ashes – a Musical'.

Nathan Murray (19), of Mahon House, Upper William Street, Limerick; Jonathan Noonan (19), of Upper Cecil Street, Limerick; Ruari Fogarty (19), of Drominbeg Rhebogue, Limerick; and 21- year-old Ian Hopkins, of Kildoons, Clonlara, Co Clare all entered guilty pleas to the charges.

The men's solicitors said all four have undertaken to "volunteer" to clean up the museum and the matters were adjourned for review on July 17 – two days before performance.

Irish Independent

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