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Brendan Grace interview reveals Charlie Haughey helped buy his family their first house
Brendan Grace said money he received from an action taken against the former Taoiseach allowed him buy his family home.

COMEDIAN BRENDAN GRACE revealed in an interview that the former Taoiseach Charles Haughey bought his family their first house.

In an interview with TV3’s Nora Owen, which will be aired on Wednesday 20 November at 9pm on TV3, Grace said that throughout the course of his career, he had many interesting encounters with many interesting characters, the former Taoiseach Charlie Haughey being one of them.


Brendan recalled how he met the infamous politician after he was struck by an army ambulance while riding his motorbike.

He said:

I ended up taking an action against, and I’m so sorry I haven’t got the letter, but against Charlie Haughey.
Charlie Haughey at the time, I think, was the Minister for Finance. Later in life, he and I became good friends.

I did [win the case] and it was out of that particular accident that I was able to buy a house for my mam and dad, and myself and my sister.

Grace’s family was living in a corporation residence and he was able to buy their first house with the settlement. He added:

“It was actually Charlie that bought it for them so they can put that in the paper if they want!”

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