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€250k crisis at church where Bono married

A HISTORIC Dublin church -- where Bono got married -- needs to raise €250,000 to carry out vital repairs.

All Saints Church in Raheny, built by the Guinness family, has to "urgently repair certain sections" of the building to ensure it remains "at the centre of the parish", Dublin city councillors have been told. In a letter, the vestry committee requested information about grants it might be entitled to from the local authority.


It has already received funds totalling €20,000 as part of the Department of the Environment's civic structure conservation grants scheme.

Local councillor Gerry Breen (FG) said he and his colleagues were looking into whether money could be made available from the council.

"It's a very worthy project. It deserves as much support as the council and local people can give it. The church is of very significant heritage to the northside of Dublin," he told the Herald.

Church warden David Greene said the building was of "historical importance through its links to the Guinness family".