Developer pays over the odds for Crumlin homes close to planned apartment block

The €690,000 price was paid for each of four three-bed houses following homeowners taking legal challenge to An Bord Pleanála over Brian Durkan project

The planned Brickfield Drive development in Crumlin, which would have overlooked the family homes in question

A Dublin developer has paid more than €800,000 over the going rate when buying up four homes based beside its proposed 282-unit apartment complex in Crumlin.

The €690,000 paid for each of the three-bed properties by Brian Durkan’s development firm is well in excess of the average cost of such a house in Crumlin.

One of the homes on Brickfield Drive acquired by Durkan was only recently bought by its now former owner in October ...