Mystery surrounds ownership of Haughey mansion
The former home of ex-taoiseach Charles Haughey is now owned by a company run by a former Irish ambassador and a former KPMG partner. The 250-acre Abbeville estate in Kinsealy was sold by receivers for €5.5 million at the end of 2013 to a company called Cufbay Limited.
One of its directors is Brendan Scannell, a highly regarded retired Department of Foreign Affairs official who served as Irish ambassador to Japan, Israel and Denmark. The other...
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