Belfast Telegraph

Sean Quinn jnr is forced to take €1m flat off Airbnb

By Rachel Martin

The son of fallen Co Fermanagh tycoon Sean Quinn has had to take his €1m penthouse off letting site Airbnb due to complaints from his neighbours.

Sean Quinn jnr had been asking €400 (£344) a night for stays in his plush apartment in one of Dublin's best areas.

His father made billions as the businessman behind construction firm Quinn Group, and was once considered the richest man in Ireland.

But the Quinns were ousted from their empire by the former Anglo Irish Bank after a massive gamble on the bank's share price.

The apartment in Castleknock, a suburb in the north west of Dublin, was advertised as containing two hot tubs and two 42-inch high definition TVs.

Residents complained of the disruption caused by the arrival of visitors and raised security concerns, as guests would also be given the key code for the apartment complex.

The penthouse has since been put on the market for €1m (£860,000).

In October 2013 the High Court in Dublin heard Mr Quinn jnr's half share in the property was offered to purge a contempt of court matter.

At that time the apartment was described as Mr Quinn jnr's only asset.

The penthouse was valued back then at around €400,000 (£343,890).

However, Dublin property values have been steadily increasing in recent years.

The Sunday Business Post reported that two groups had stayed in the property this year, but added that all 19 bookings for the rest of the year have now been cancelled.

Mr Quinn jnr told the newspaper he was not aware the apartment had still been listed on Airbnb.

Belfast Telegraph