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Son of former Taoiseach Charles Haughey to sell his Abbeville home complete with a helipad

Published 23/04/2015 | 14:59

Ciaran Haughey, the son of Ireland’s former Taoiseach Charles Haughey, is to sell his north Dublin home on the edge of the family’s Abbeville estate for an estimated €2m.

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Millstream, built in 1996, is now one of the most expensive residential properties on the north side of Dublin’s capital.

Upstairs, the 3455sq ft home boasts four large bedrooms and bathrooms and the master bedroom is paired with an en suite. A personal bar fills one of the first storey reception rooms and the property offers extensive views of the family’s former estate.

In 2007, the home was extended and its interior was upgraded. The grounds also boast a private helipad.

Ciaran is the first of the Haughey siblings to place his property on the market. His sister Eimear and brother Sean continue to live in their North Dublin homes on the estate's outskirts.

Although the price of the property hasn’t been disclosed, it is estimated that it will be bought for €2m.

Meanwhile, Abbeville Estate was purchased by Japan’s Nishida family who own the Toyoko Inn chain of hotels in the country.

The head of the company, Norimasa Nishida, who has sponsored a GAA team in Japan for several years, has not revealed his plans for Abbeville.

Planning permission had previously been granted to convert it into a 70-bedroom hotel, but that has since lapsed.

Toyoko Inn is known as a no-frills, three-star hotels operator and employs more than 8,000 people.

Former Irish ambassador to Japan Brendan Scannell is chairman of the group's international division, Toyoko Inn International.

The Nishida family bought the entire Kinsealy estate for €5.5m - a fraction of the €45m the Haughey family received in 2004 from the Manor Park home-building firm which later succumbed to the Irish property crash.

Millstream is on sale through Goffs Country Property

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