Luxury in London and Dublin for vile developer McFeely
WELCOME inside the luxurious London apartments built by disgraced developer Tom McFeely.
Our picture show the plush interior of the Athena Court properties - which are rented out at up to €4,800 per month.
The multi-million euro complex - which boasts 300 studio apartments - was constructed by McFeely's firm Inis Developments Ltd.
However, the ex-Provo was dealt a major blow last year when NAMA swooped on what is his most prized possession.
The Herald has now learned that McFeely himself lives in one of the apartments when he is in London.
In Dublin meanwhile, he lives in a multi-million euro former embassy on Ailesbury Road in Ballsbridge.
Commercial documents filed by the failed property tycoon, and seen by the Herald, list flat number 44 Athena Court as his "last known address".
The lavish city pads are on London's exclusive High Street and are a mere walking distance from the Olympic village.
The apartments are fully furnished and rent for between €3,200 and €4,800 a month. McFeely, a former IRA hunger-striker, has admitted to spending a lot of time out of Ireland and was recently declared bankrupt by a London court.
Our pictures show the plush inside of the modern apartments -- one of which is McFeely's bolthouse when he does his dealings in London.
It is just yards away from where the Olympic Games are taking place this summer.
The apartments are fully furnished, serviced and are decked out with an expensive-looking decor.
When the Herald inquired about the availability of the apartments, we were told by a letting agent in London that one, two and three-bed pads are all available.
"Athena Court is in a prime location and the apartments are completely furnished and cleaned weekly. They are beautiful apartments and extremely popular," the Herald was told.
Interested parties, however, would probably be shocked to learn the entire block is now in receivership.
The receiver, known as an administrator in the UK, is likely to sell off McFeely's prized possession in order to pay off creditors.
In a weekend interview, McFeely described the development in London as being "fairly large".
"This is no different from thousands of other homeowners, an extremely sad situation for anyone and it's no different for me. Whether the house is worth ¤15m or ¤15,000, it's still my home," he told the Sunday Times.