The many lives of Dermot Desmond

The many lives of Dermot Desmond

Billionaire investor. Media mogul. IFSC visionary. A self-made fortune, an influencer of Irish public life, a patriot and a fearsome litigant

Walford used to be the most expensive house in Ireland. Nestled among the mature trees, manicured lawns and rugby pitches of south Dublin’s embassy belt, it is built in the Edwardian Arts and Crafts style - like many of its neighbours - and planners once described it as a house of “significant architectural, historical, cultural and social value, and forms an integral component of, and is in harmony with, the historic pattern of development on Shrewsbury Road”.

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