Wednesday, 16 November 2020
Fawlty Towers had Reilly The Builder - the crazy botch-job builder who had an excuse for everything. Patrick Dunne from Curryhills, Prosperous, County Kildare is the real-life version. For years Dunne has been operating under various trade names, drumming up business through flyers and at a home improvement exhibitions. He is the last person you want going anywhere near your home. Dozens of property owners have fallen victim to his slick spiel, handing over cash deposits for work that is well below par and quite often left unfinished. While the property crash in Ireland has wiped out three-quarters of the building trade, Dunne somehow manages to survive. Read the full story here.