Council set for €30m outlay on Priory Hall

The overall cost of securing and redeveloping the abandoned Priory Hall complex has risen to over €30 million, according to documents seen by this newspaper.

22nd August, 2015
Priory Hall was evacuated due to fire-safety concerns. Picture: Feargal Ward

A €10 million price tag was originally placed on refurbishing the fire trap complex built by bankrupt builder Tom McFeely.

But last year the price of fixing the mess was revealed by Dublin City Council to have risen to €27 million after the scope of the project was increased and new problems were found with the building, including the presence of pyrite.

However, a report subsequently prepared for the local authority by quantity surveyors Carron...

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