Plan involves local authority supplements to prevent 25,000 home repossessions. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Irish Mortgage Holders’ Organisation wants the Government to introduce a State-sponsored split mortgage that would allow local authorities to su(...)

Michael Smurfit  with Tiger Woods and Mark O’Meara

Michael Smurfit was a keen sportsman as a boy and this interest continued as his wealth grew. He acquired Straffan House in the 1980s for £3.5 (...)