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Merrion in profit

THE five-star Merrion Hotel in Dublin returned a pre-tax profit of €34,599 last year.

The figures are a positive turnaround for the hotel, which incurred a loss of €568,640 in 2009 and €607,500 in 2008.

However, the Hotel Merrion Ltd company reported a post-tax loss of €28,535. The hotel is controlled by local businessmen and hotel groups.