Cruise Park Drive, Tyrrelstown (above). There are three main ways that Irish homeowners and renters may come under the sphere of influence a foreign fund: it becomes your landlord, it becomes your mortgage lender, or, as happened with many Tyrrelstown residents, it becomes your landlord’s lender. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The plight of the 40 Tyrrelstown families who have been told to find new homes, not long after their landlord’s loans were bought by the Wall Street g(...)

Elusive: Rory Kinnear as Lord Lucan and Catherine McCormack as his wife, Veronica

Lord Lucan’s story has all the ingredients for a cracking good drama. In 1974 the raffish peer’s nanny, Sandra Rivett, was found bludgeoned to death i(...)

Kennedy Wilson - AmericaLed by Bill McMorrow, Kennedy Wilson is leading the investors’ buying spree of Dublin commercial property. Its €306 million deal this week for the Opera/Castle Market Holdings portfolio includes the Bank of Ireland building on Mespil Road in Dublin 4. It also owns a stake in the bank itself. Other purchases include the State Street building in the docklands for €108 million, the Gasworks apartment complex in D4 for €84 million, and the Clancy Quay development near Phoenix Park for €40 million.

Dublin, according to Russell Jewell of AEW private equity, is at the centre of a commercial property “feeding frenzy” of international buyers. (...)