DEVELOPMENT land on the grounds of the five-star Fota Island Resort, with full planning in place for 88 houses, half of them pitched at the “executive family market” goes to market this week for Fota’s owners the Kang family, via agents Lisney, guided at €4m.
The largest office building in Cork’s Airport Business Park has been sold to an investor, for just over €5.5 million – and, it is likely to be offered to the rapidly expanding international communications company Newsweaver, whose global HQ is already at the Airport Park.
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is likely to snub ex-cabinet colleague Mary Hanafin’s front-bench ambitions if she wins back her Dáil seat, saying the era of “I’ve served my time so I’m entitled to something” is gone.
A councillor selected as Fianna Fáil’s Dún Laoghaire candidate for the general election has hit out at headquarters’ decision to add ousted ex-minister Mary Hanafin to the ticket, saying it “dramatically reduces” the party’s chances of winning a seat.
A former cabinet colleague of ex-taoiseach Brian Cowen has heavily criticised a small group who videoed themselves surrounding the former TD before calling him a “scumbag” and a “traitor”, saying the attack is an affront to democracy.
A report on pre-schools, nurseries, creches, and day- care centres has found that children had access to dangerous materials, that some centres were damp and rodent-infested, and that there were several instances where staff did not receive Garda clearance to work with children.