Irish Times

The owners of the Shelbourne Hotel are to reinstall four statues which were removed in the mistaken belief that two of them were representations of slave women.

The Shelbourne Hotel on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin is owned by US multinational property company Kennedy Wilson and operated by the Marriott Group. Kennedy Wilson has told Dublin City Council it intends to return the four statues to their plinths outside the front of the hotel where they had stood since 1867.

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