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Joe O’Reilly’s best-known investment is the Dundrum Town Centre in Dublin, the largest shopping centre in the State.
He owns the Carlton Cinema site in Dublin city centre, which takes in most of a block on the upper end of O’Connell Street and fronts on to Henry Street, Moore Street, O’Rahilly Parade and Parnell Street. He was granted planning permission by An Bord Pleanála in 2010 for the redevelopment of the 800,000sq ft site.
He was one of the top borrowers moved in the first wave of transfers to Nama more than two years ago.
Séamus Ross is the principal behind Menolly Homes, which became one of the largest housebuilders in the State after it was established more than 30 years ago.
The company had an estimated turnover of €250 million in 2006. Menolly has been involved in a lengthy dispute with construction materials’ providers over the use of pyrite in some of its properties.
Mr Ross has interests in hotels such as Dunboyne Castle in Co Meath and the Dylan hotel in Dublin 4, which made a combined loss of €1.85 million in the year to June 2010.
Gerry Conlan is best known for his sale of a 400-acre tract of land known as Millennium Business Park, which he co-owned, next to the M7 motorway in Naas, Co Kildare, for €320 million in 2006.
Mr Conlan established the Mount Carmel Medical Group, which owns a maternity hospital in Rathfarnham, south Dublin; Aut Even Hospital in Kilkenny; and St Joseph’s Hospital in Sligo.
John and Mary McCabe founded McCabe Builders in 1972 and it went on to become one of the largest in Leinster. The company worked on a number of major developments, including the heritage centre in the Phoenix Park, the €12.5 million Ardmore Hotel in Dublin and the Marriott Hotel in Ashbourne, Co Meath.
Mr McCabe came on board as a director of the Chartbusters DVD rental chain in 2010, taking a majority share in the company in return for fresh investment. The firm has since been wound up with the loss of 87 jobs.
Gerry Gannon was involved in development projects in north Co Dublin and is a former part-owner of the K Club golf resort in Kildare.
He bought the 200-acre Belcamp College site in Dublin in 2004 for €105 million. He was also behind the Robswall project in Malahide and Capital North in Dublin 13.
Losses at his company, Gannon Homes, increased by 26 per cent to €63.4 million before tax in 2009, after writing down the value of stock and investments by €55.9 million.