However, there's good news on the way. The former chairman of the Irish Competition Authority has put his Dublin home on the market, having acquired a London apartment.
And with Irish property prices going through the roof, there is no shortage of interest in his Victorian property in Phibsboro.
The guide price is €775,000. But with strong competition expected from bidders, something free market fan Fingleton favours, the final figure could be €1m.