O’Ma­hony plans house in En­niskerry

Bray People - - News -

EN­NISKERRY MAN Tiar­nan O’Ma­honey, whose in­vest­ment bank ISTC col­lapsed last year with losses of up to €850 mil­lion, has ap­plied for per­mis­sion to build a sprawl­ing prop­erty in the area.

O’Ma­honey, with the back­ing of Min­is­ter Dick Roche, wants to knock down his house and re­build on the site, a prop­erty of 9,600 square feet, al­most dou­ble the size of the ex­ist­ing prop­erty

he plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion is for a twos­tory home fin­ished in gran­ite and slate, where he and his fam­ily hope to ‘re­side in com­fort for many years’.

Min­is­ter Roche has asked plan­ners to look favourably on the pro­posed de­vel­op­ment.

The lo­cal man was the chief ex­ec­u­tive of In­ter­na­tional Se­cu­ri­ties Trad­ing Cor­po­ra­tion when it failed, leav­ing in­vestors to ab­sorb sig­nif­i­cant losses. He is cur­rently Chair­man of the Pen­sions Board.

The for­mer se­nior of AIB pre­vi­ously wanted to build a three-story, 13,000 square foot house, but was told to scale down the plans as the area is one of spe­cial amenity.

Any de­vel­op­ments must blend in with the sur­round­ing land­scape. An ar­chi­tect has said that the ex­ist­ing house needs con­sid­er­able re­pair work and has lit­tle in­su­la­tion.

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