Thursday 23 February 2017

New York coughs up for Kerry fundraiser

Jerome Reilly, John Greene and Dermot Crowe

Published 31/05/2015 | 02:30

Author Truman Capote, fresh from the triumph of the original non-fiction novel In Cold Blood, reputedly spent $16,000 on champagne for his legendary Black and White Ball at the sumptuous Plaza Hotel in 1966.

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But as New York's Kerry contingent descended on the same landmark Manhattan hotel last week, that kind of money was, as the yanks say, peanuts.

A table for ten cost 10,000 bucks and all 142 were sold out for the mega fundraiser for Kerry GAA - that's $1,000 a plate.

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