The owners of a family business once rooted in Cork’s historic financial heart — until the property and housing boom pushed them to the suburbs — have all but returned to their spiritual home, opening the way for a tenant to take over their lease in Bessboro.
2-year-old Zac Higgins suffered a broken collarbone and shoulder blade, and a bleed to the brain after being struck by a car while playing at about 3.50pm on Monday in Castle Meadows estate on the Skehard Road in Mahon.
There’s practically a new home feel to the interior of 3 Douglas Hall Mews, despite the fact it’s coming up on 30 years of age: it’s because its owners did it all up from top to toe, when they moved in just five years ago.
AS Nama this week brings 588 apartments for sale for €116 million in Dublin, aimed at REITS and overseas investment groups, offers on a smaller scale of apartment blocks maybe of more interest to private buyers conscious of the end of year expiry date of the CGT exemption for investments held for seven years.
The builders are coming to Cork’s Skehard Road, following on the €850,000 auction sale last week of a house on 1.25 acres there, and with a dozen or two dozen new homes now expected to replace that old five-bed dwelling and its garden.