Friday 23 February 2018

Where the money went

Overview of the spending spree of Carol Hawkins during 2004-2008 on a joint salary of €48,000 a year:

Horses and horse expenditure -- €434,913.38; purchase of New York apartment at Rector Place -- €310,000; Deposit on New York apartment at Rector Place -- €35,217; Lodged to Midlands Bank, UK in name of Eleanor Hawkins -- €19,631; Brand new VW Golf in name of Joe Hawkins -- €21,227.

Department store purchases -- €330,638; Sterling Holdings for NY apartment rental in 2006 -- €17,917.69; Restaurant/Hotels/Clubs -- €225,688.43; Airlines -- €153,409; Amazon/Ebay -- €82,276.21; Music -- €64,159.41; Household/utilities -- €61,344.09; Supermarkets -- €51,446; Rolys restaurant in Donnybrook -- €1,900.

Computers -- €44,332.90; Chauffeurs -- €42,247.19; Racing tours -- €36,297.60; Breeders' Cup -- €34,768; Events/Tickets -- €34,675; Education -- New York Film Academy, €26,157 and Instuto Marangoni, Venice, €13,000;

Jewellers/Perfume -- €23,706; Dental -- €8,800; Phone -- €8,100; Duty-Free -- €7,500; Health Products -- €1,200.

Hotel breakdown:

Ritz Carton NY €21,778; Blueland Manor UK €14,684; Virgin Holidays €13,295; Trump Hotels €8,295; Hotels in Cannes €2,300; London NYC Hotel €6,200; Italian hotels €4,000.

Department stores breakdown:

M&S €70,000; Harvey Nichols €60,000; Brown Thomas €30,000; Hermes UK €6,500; Roberto Cavalli €3,000; Gucci €2,900; Chanel €1,400; Christian Louboutin €1,200; Manola Blahnik €1,189.

Sunday Independent

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