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The Owner of The K Club Dr Michael Smurfit: he may  yet have to lower the asking price on his trophy asset

Paper and packaging magnate Michael Smurfit will ring in the new year still the owner of the five-star K Club resort in Straffan, Co Kildare. The fo(...)

Michael Smurfit, who was subpoenaed to give evidence in a case involving a former employee, has suffered complications following a hip operation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Millionaire businessman Michael Smurfit, who was issued with a subpoena to attend the High Court to give evidence in a case by a former K Club employe(...)

Golfer Paul McGinley (centre) with Colette Twomey, managing director of Clonakilty Food Company, and Harry Hughes, chief executive of Portwest, at the  EY Entrepreneur of the Year CEO retreat in London. Photograph: Paul Kelly

Limerick’s Adare Manor has a “very strong” chance of securing the 2026 Ryder Cup, golfer Paul McGinley has said. Speaking to The Irish Times, Mr McGin(...)

The K Club:  it recently doubled the number of bedrooms to 140, it  hosted the Irish Open last year, which will have raised its profile, and tourist numbers are up. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Accounts recently filed for the company that owns the K Club in Kildare, the venue for the 2006 Ryder Cup, show it plunged deeper into the red in 2014(...)

Even though it was built just 16 years ago, the Georgian-style Shortwood House sits in the Co Kildare landscape as if it has been in the lush field(...)

The economic recovery and increasing numbers of overseas visitors has boosted business at the K Club

Revenues at the five-star K Club hotel and golf resort in Kildare, which is owned by Irish businessman Michael Smurfit, rose 10 per cent last year to(...)

The K Club is now fully owned by Dr Smurfit after he bought out property developer Gerry Gannon’s 50% share. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty

Financial statements signed off last month by the directors of the K Club show that the luxury Kildare golf resort owned by Michael Smurfit made a los(...)

Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images)

Fore! The Smurfits appear to have have written down the value of the K Club golf resort in Straffan by €16.2 million to €67 million. Being a canny fin(...)

The K Club: back in Smurfit family hands

GameAccountNetwork’s rather suave chief executive Dermot Smurfit Jr slummed it at the five-star Merrion hotel when he was in town on Wednesday to meet(...)

Sean Dunne

The High Court has dismissed developer Sean Dunne’s bid to quash a warrant under which the official in charge of his Irish bankruptcy searched a ho(...)

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