Desmond trust moves on Celtic Tiger’s priciest mansion

Mansion once owned by wife of Sean Dunne was worth €58 million during the bubble

8th January, 2017
Walford, in Dublin 4, the most expensive home in Ireland during the boom Right: Dermot Desmond Inset: Sean Dunne and Gayle Killilea

A trust connected with the billionaire financier Dermot Desmond has acquired the Dublin 4 mansion known as Walford, which was once the most expensive house in Ireland.

The house on Shrewsbury Road was previously bought for €58 million by a trust called Matsack whose beneficiary was later revealed to be Gayle Killilea-Dunne, the wife of the bankrupt developer Sean Dunne.

The Desmond family trust bought the house however from a Cypriot company, Yesreb Holdings Limited, in...

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