Mansion tax? My arse! Mansions that won’t be paying the ‘mansion tax’

I thought it would be interesting to look at the ‘mansion tax’ and post some houses that would be considered by any metric to be a mansion that won’t be paying it. This is just a way to help demonstrate that the idea of a ‘super tax’ is a carrot used to make everybody else feel good about getting their bill.

First, the well known singer Shane Filan’s (Westlife) house, described as ‘a magnificent contemporary mansion home with impressive accommodation and almost five acres‘. It is 9,500sqft, has five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The entire second floor comprises a bar and entertainment lounge together with a sun room area, cinema room and a small office. Amazeballs, MTV cribs eat your heart out! But at a price of €990,000 it won’t be paying any ‘mansion tax’.

Or what about the following 12,000sqft house, it was the family home of the Jameson family (of whiskey fame), this is a 12 bed, fabulous period house. To buy the actual materials that make up this house …

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