The K Club was bought from previous owner Michael Smurfit by nursing homes investor Michael Fetherston for about €65 million in February. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The new owner of the luxury five-star K Club golf resort in Co Kildare has hired the former general manager of JP McManus’s Adare Manor to run it, and(...)

Insurers are throwing out claims for business interruption because Covid-19 was not specifically listed among the diseases covered or because the infection did not happen on the policyholder’s premises. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Insurance companies are rejecting claims for earnings lost due to coronavirus, even from businesses that paid extra for infectious disease cover, writ(...)

Michael Fetherston, the owner of the five-star The K Club estate in Straffan, Co Kildare, said that his hotel, which closed earlier this week along with hundreds of other hotels around the country, could be used in whatever manner the Government or the HSE believed was most appropriate at no cost to the State. File photograph: Alan Betson, Irish Times

One of Ireland’s most exclusive hotels, the 134-bedroomed K Club in Co Kildare has been offered to the State for free to help in the Covid-19 battle. (...)

The K Club was the brainchild of one of the State’s most successful businessmen of any era, Michael Smurfit.  Photograph: Getty Images

The K Club golf resort in Co Kildare, which has just been sold by Michael Smurfit for more than €65 million, has always occupied a special place in t(...)

The K Club.

Veteran businessman Michael Smurfit has completed the sale of the K Club golf resort to nursing homes operator Michael Fetherston, in a deal believed (...)

The K Club had been on the market since last year.

Veteran businessman Michael Smurfit has declared it is “time to move on”, as he confirmed on Tuesday he has struck a deal to sell the five-star K Club(...)

Rory McIlroy in action at the K Club in Straffan, Co Kildare, in May 2016. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Sales last year slipped and losses widened at the K Club, the five-star golf resort in Co Kildare owned by Michael Smurfit. Accounts for 2018 filed i(...)

The five-star K Club in Co Kildare hosted the Ryder Cup golf tournament in 2006

Michael Fetherston, a low-profile Dublin nursing homes operator and hotelier, has emerged as the preferred bidder to buy the K Club golf resort, which(...)

Golfer Rory McIlroy at Adare Manor: JP McManus has invested  over €80 million  in the venue allocated the Ryder Cup for 2026.  Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

The K Club in Kildare looks set to change hands, with Michael Smurfit in talks to sell it to Dublin investor Michael Fetherston. As the nursing home(...)