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Johnny Ronan's firm sues Bewley’s over ownership of iconic stained-glass windows

The cafe's retiring owner, Paddy Campbell, wants to gift the art to the State

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Bewley’s owner Paddy Campbell sits in front of the café’s iconic stained-glass panels. Photo: Leon Farrell

Bewley’s owner Paddy Campbell sits in front of the café’s iconic stained-glass panels. Photo: Leon Farrell

Bewley’s owner Paddy Campbell sits in front of the café’s iconic stained-glass panels. Photo: Leon Farrell

Developer Johnny Ronan’s firm is suing Bewley’s over ownership of the café’s iconic Harry Clarke stained-glass panels, estimated to be worth around €2m.

A dispute erupted in December after Bewley’s owner Paddy Campbell vowed to donate the valuable artwork to the public.

Ronan Group Real Estate (RGRE), controlled by Mr Ronan, wrote to Bewley’s last month seeking acknowledgement from the Campbell family that the windows belonged to the property development company as landlord and owner of the premises.


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