House party raises €200,000 for charity
A charity auction in a private home featuring a painting by Bono and a sculpture by an American artist has raised over €200,000 for Amnesty and third world charity, Goal. The organisers exceeded their target by €100,000.
The auction took place in the Dublin, Killiney home of Olivia Gaynor and businessman Brian Long. The two works of art were the main items for auction but a range of other items also raised considerable money.
VIP tickets for next year's Monaco Grand Prix, a trip for two to the Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados and a stay at a luxury villa were amongst the other items auctioned.