Wednesday 21 March 2018

Bank's boardroom table on offer for €25k

Peter Flanagan

Peter Flanagan

IT was the scene of some of the most notorious meetings in Irish business history – but now it can be yours for €25,000.

The 22ft marble-and-oak former boardroom table at Anglo Irish Bank is up for sale once again after the person who bought it earlier this year said she was looking to sell it.

Helen Flynn, who runs Dublin-based haulage company Hireco, bought the table complete with 12 leather chairs at an auction of Anglo assets in June.

Ms Flynn told the Irish Independent she had attended the auction originally to buy an articulated lorry for her business but then picked up numerous office fittings from the former bank, as well as the table.

"I went to the auction to buy an artic, but there was a huge amount of supplies from the bank as well, such as desks and chairs and so on.

"We are expanding so it made a lot of sense for us to buy some of those as well," she said.

A 22ft boardroom table was not on the shopping list, however.

Ms Flynn said she bought it as "something of a flyer" for an undisclosed amount and now she is looking for about €25,000 from anyone who wants to take it off her hands.

"I was more attracted to the chairs than the table, but I thought that I could at least see where it might go," she said.

So far the table hasn't gone anywhere. It is still in the showroom at Wilson's auctioneers on the Naas Road, where it went under the hammer.

The sheer size of the table means it would have to be disassembled in order to move it to another location.

She has had a number of offers for the table but has not yet decided whether to accept any. "I will probably decide this week what to do with it, but we'll see what happens," she said.

Irish Independent

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