It might be overkill for the mobile generation, but an in-built telephoner table was the height of sophistication in the 1950s The home is riddled with potential and looking for its second owner in almost 70 yearsBEYOND this facade sits a celebration of interior design not seen since the 1950s … and some of it is probably best left there. Original features make this a ‘must see’ for keen renovatorsMr Hamilton said when these original homes hit the market for the first time, buyers were drawn to the possibilities.“First time sales are always nice — they attract a lot of inquiry. It says a lot about the street and the neighbours that people stay there for so long,” he said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair Looking for opportunity? Welcome to 11 Fourteenth Avenue, KedronThat’s not to say 11 Fourteenth Avenue, Kedron doesn’t have its charms.For the first time since circa 1950, the three-bedroom home has been offered for sale, and its potential is obvious according to LJ Hooker Stafford agent, Dean Hamilton.“It’s untouched,” Mr Hamilton said. What some call ‘tired’ others call ‘treasure’More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoMr Hamilton said two sisters had inherited their family home, but have decided now was the time to sell.“They grew up there with the blue flower wallpaper. They remember when there was nothing in that street and you had views to the north,” Mr Hamilton said.Mr Hamilton said response to the listing had been fantastic, with a dozen inquiries since the listing went live 24 hours ago.“I’ve already got a couple of written offers at the moment,” he said.Mr Hamilton said while the property needed an upgrade, keen renovators would find many features worth retaining.“There individual lighting in the lounge, ornate cornices and wood panelling with a built in telephone desk and a picture rail — it’s still got the original carpeting,” he said.
John Delaney, the Football Association of Ireland chief executive, last week revealed the money was arranged by Sepp Blatter after the team controversially lost a play-off against France in 2009. It was classed as a loan and used to pay of debts for the redevelopment of the old Lansdowne Road into the Aviva stadium. Delaney was facing the prospect of a potentially tricky Q&A in front of a parliamentary committee over his handling of the secret deal, even though the FAI is not regulated by the Government. But following a private meeting in Leinster House this morning a spokeswoman confirmed: ” The Committee have opted not to ask the FAI to appear.” While the FAI is not governed by the Irish parliament, the organisation receives millions in grants for the development of the game. Part of that is more than 2m euro administered through Sports Council grants for the grass-roots game as well as hundreds of thousands in grants paid directly to clubs and not handled by the FAI. Delaney has not answered any questions publicly since the revelation but the FAI issued a lengthy statement outlining the chronology of the FIFA pay-off and where it was recorded in its accounts. He disclosed last week that the 5m euro (£3.6 million) was secured from FIFA after a heated exchange with Blatter in his office and the FIFA boss joking that the Republic sought to be team 33 at the World Cup in South Africa. Delaney claimed the money was paid to stave off a threatened a lawsuit against FIFA after officials missed the handball by Henry to set up a goal for William Gallas. Such a courtroom claim would have been unprecedented in football history. Irish politicians have decided not to grill the country’s football chief about the five million euro pay-off from FIFA for a Thierry Henry handball which cost the Republic a World Cup place. The terms were originally confidential, the FAI has said, but the money was also due to be repaid if the Republic qualified for the subsequent 2014 World Cup. Delaney went on the offensive ahead of being called to the committee by contacting members to state that he had nothing to add to the detailed FAI statement on accounts from 2010. He also reportedly told some politicians that calling him before a committee would do more harm than good to the team’s prospects of Euro 2016 qualification with t he Republic playing Scotland on Saturday afternoon in Dublin in the latest round. Press Association