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The Tifco group owns 18 hotels, as well as sites for two new hotels in Dublin, and manages a number of other high-profile hotels around the State, including the Clontarf Castle in Dublin.

After years of strong turnover in the hotel investment market from distressed Nama-driven sales, 2018 was a “normal” year for hotel transactions. It’s(...)

The K Club in Co Kildare: 550-acre estate features a hotel and golf course. Photograph: Eric Luke

About 100 prospective buyers, many from Asia and the US, have expressed interest in the K Club since its owner, businessman Michael Smurfit, put the h(...)

Located in Staffan, Co Kildare, the K Club has a 134-bedroom hotel and two 18-hole championship golf courses designed by major-winning US professional, Arnold Palmer.

Businessman Michael Smurfit is putting the K-Club golf resort and hotel up for sale for €80 million. Mr Smurfit and the K Club are fighting a high-pr(...)

The K Club in Co Kildare is being put on the market. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The five-star K Club golf resort is being placed on the market with an expected price tag of up to €80 million. The 222-hectare (550 acre) estate is(...)

The “first dose uptake” of the HPV vaccine increased to an estimated 61.7 per cent in 2017-2018 from 55.8 per cent in 2016-2017. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

A targeted social media campaign has been cited as one of the reasons why Ireland managed to turn around a sharp drop in the number of teenage girls r(...)

American businessman John Mullen completed the purchase of Carton House hotel and golf resort in Kildare earlier this month for €57 million.

More than €2.5 billion has been invested in commercial property in the Republic this year, with investment spend down considerably versus the 2014 and(...)

Amazon has said it will announce a decision on its new campus next year. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Amazon. com is receiving offers of billions of dollars in tax breaks and other subsidies from cities and states across North America that are particip(...)

Dublin’s iconic Gresham Hotel: New owner Riu Hotels and Resorts, which bought the O’Connell Street institution for €93m, has planning permission for 140 additional bedrooms. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The best year for selling hotels in Ireland was 2015, when 63 properties changed hands for €710 million, a figure that seemed unlikely to be beaten i(...)

An artist’s impression of new four-star hotel right beside Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2.

A new four-star hotel right beside Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2 will create 400 jobs during and after construction, airport operator DAA has announced.(...)

Police stand guard during disturbances following the police shooting of a man in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photograph: Reuters

The black man whose killing sparked rioting in Milwaukee had a gun in his hand and was shot by a black officer after turning towards him, the city’s t(...)

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