Dublin Bishop's House Gets Costly Facelift

The official residence of the Archbishop of Dublin has been given an expensive facelift.

The Catholic Church spent more then €500,000 to renovate the palace in Drumcondra over the last four years.

It has emerged this was the total paid for doing up the house - with more than €200,000 spent on the first floor alone.

€100,000 of the overall figure went on renovating the kitchen, utility and laundry areas and fitting appliances of which some €94,000 was said to have been spent installing a Miele kitchen.

The work has been completed for Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, who has spent three decades as a Vatican diplomat.

The spokesperson later said that €77,000 was spent on the actual Miele units and appliances for the kitchen, utility, laundry and storage area.


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