Police find 50 stolen art pieces in Dublin
- 19 June 2014
- From the section Europe
Irish police have recovered almost 50 paintings that are believed to have been stolen in the 1980s and 90s.
They were discovered during a police search of premises in west Dublin in mid-April.
Since the discovery police have been able to reunite six of the 48 paintings with their previous owners.
The six paintings had been taken from a range of locations, including Belfast and Yorkshire.
The overall value of the paintings is in excess of 100,000 euros (£80,000), with the six identified ones valued at approx 35,000 euros (£28,000).
The paintings include works by Robert Ballagh, William Ashford, Brian Ballord, and Graham Knuttell.
The collection also includes silver items and valuable books.
No-one has been charged in relation to the thefts.