A Cork city retail investment up for sale on St Patrick’s Street is topped and tailed by two interesting features – it has a limestone drinking stone trough for dogs, done by renowned sculptor Seamus Murphy down at street or paw level, while overhead it now has planning secured for a three-bedroomed apartment, with River Lee and bridge views.
Wed, 12 Feb, 2020
A Swiss-based investor has commenced building a portfolio of Cork city centre properties, having spent close to €5 million to date, acquiring a number of well-established buildings on Oliver Plunkett Street and St Patrick’s Street, with over 12 tenants combined, and getting an average 8% rent return on his purchases.
Wed, 22 Jan, 2020
It takes approximately twenty seconds of travel on a canal barge to seriously consider moving to a houseboat. We were on the Royal Canal, heading for a jaunt west, from Castleknock railway station to Clonsilla, and I was hooked. The heart rate slowed. I haven’t felt as one with my surroundings since the last time I had a bath.
Sun, 25 Aug, 2019
Big Brother advances relentlessly; the idea of personal privacy becomes ever more tenuous. Civil libertarians may sometimes regard this never-ending evolution with justified concern but technology more often than not serves the common good.
Wed, 14 Nov, 2018
Thu, 29 Jun, 2017
A recovery in trade in one of Cork’s city centre’s under-performing streets — Academy Street — is heralded with the opening this weekend of a new restaurant, CoqBull, which replaces hospitality supremo Jay Bourke’s long-established Cafe Bar Deli.
Thu, 05 Jun, 2014
HERE’S a tip for Cheltenham — don’t bet. But, of course, such words of wisdom will be completely lost in the festival air — though there is the possibility they might be fleetingly recalled after the last race has been run next Friday.
Sat, 12 Mar, 2011