Seen & Heard: IBRC takes on Gay Byrne

Former Anglo files seeks judgment against broadcaster’s Clonskeagh Partnership

Gay Byrne: the former Late Late Show host invested in several properties in the Dublin docklands and as well as a hotel in Budapest.Photograph: Alan Betson

Gay Byrne: the former Late Late Show host invested in several properties in the Dublin docklands and as well as a hotel in Budapest.Photograph: Alan Betson

 

Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) has launched a multimillion- euro legal action against the broadcaster Gay Byrne and members of his family, reports the Sunday Business Post.

IBRC, formerly Anglo Irish Bank, last week filed papers seeking a summary judgment against the Clonskeagh Partnership, a property syndicate set up by Byrne and his family, in the High Court over debts in excess of €2 million.

Byrne was one of several high-profile clients of Derek Quinlan, the former tax adviser who set up a number of lucrative property deals during the boom.

The former Late Late Show host invested in several properties in the Dublin docklands and as well as a hotel in Budapest.

Goodman buys clinic debt

Larry GoodmanBlackrock ClinicJoseph SheehanSunday Times

Mr Goodman bought the loans from the IBRC special liquidators, Kieran Wallace and Eamonn Richardson of KPMG. A Goodman family trust already controls 29 per cent of the clinic.

A Goodman-controlled company, Breccia, has also bought debt secured on a further 8 per cent of the clinic owned by Benray, a company controlled by property investor John Flynn.

Comers eye €1.5bn

project

Sunday Independent

Luke Comer and his brother Brian have not yet secured planning for the development but say they intend to start building immediately if it is granted.