Ryanair founder’s son gets go ahead to revamp Dublin 4 home

Shane Ryan secures permission for 25m pool, gym and five-car garage in €4m house

The former French embassy chancery on Ailesbury Road, Dublin.

The former French embassy chancery on Ailesbury Road, Dublin.

 

Shane Ryan, the son of Ryanair founder Tony Ryan, has secured planning permission for a major revamp of the former French consulate on Ailesbury Road in Dublin. The plan includes a subterranean 25m swimming pool and gym .

Mr Ryan bought the building at 36 Ailesbury Road, Dublin 4, for between €4 million and €4.5 million in late 2013.

The French government had initially sought €20 million for the property when it was put on the market in 2008.

Mr Ryan – through his Ryan Partnership – has secured planning permission for the multi-million euro revamp of the home after assembling an international award-winning design team to revamp the home and garden.

The 1,080sq m (11,625sq ft) basement – which extends well beyond the footprint of the house – includes the addition of the swimming pool, gym, wine cellar, playroom, chef’s kitchen, tea room, laundry, bathroom and a garage to accommodate five cars.