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Hotel owner praised for cancelling sale of family farm

The owner of a rural hotel has earned praise locally after he cancelled the auction of a family farm that was due to take place on his premises. The auction had been due to take place on Friday in the Bush Hotel in Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim. Owner Joe Dolan cancelled it when he [...]

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The protestors at the Knight Frank offices yesterday

Protestors occupy Knight Frank offices in Dublin

A group of demonstrators occupied Knight Frank’s offices on Pembroke Street in Dublin yesterday afternoon. Protester Jerry Beades told RTÉ that up to 60 people from the umbrella group Friends of Banking Ireland occupied the company’s boardroom, hall and the front of the offices. Mr Beades said they arrived at 4pm and the company set up a meeting [...]

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Price of farm land rose by 14.3% last year

The price of farm land increased by 14.3 per cent last year, the first increase in land prices since 2006, according to the Agricultural Land Prices Report published by the Irish Farmers Journal. The average price paid for an acre of farm land last year was €9,954. Some 18 counties saw an increase in land [...]

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Inish Turk Beg

Mayo island is sold

  Inish Turk Beg island, off Clew Bay in Co Mayo, has been sold according to reports. The island, which was owned by Secret Millionaire TV star Nadim Sadek, had an asking price of €2.85 million but no details of the actual sale price or the new owners has yet been revealed. The 65-acre property [...]

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Laois farm to go under the hammer

A 60 acre farm at Coolroe, Ballybrittas, Co Laois is set to go under the hammer at a public auction next month with a guide price of €6,500/ac. Described as good quality land, the farm is situated between Fisherstown and Vicarstown and with good access to the M7 motorway it is convenient for Monasterevin, Athy [...]

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Clonkeeran, part of the 841 acre site at Carbury in Kildare

Carbury farm fails to sell at auction

An 841 acre farm in Carbury, Co Kildare failed to sell at auction on Wednesday. In what was expected to be one of the biggest farm auctions of the year, there was plenty of interest in the auction at Fitzwilliam Square in Dublin. A €4.5 million bid for the site was offered by Frank Fahy of [...]

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Kildare farm sells for €2.64 million

A residential farm property in County Kildare sold for €2.64 million at auction on Tuesday – well in excess of its €1.8 million guide price. The vendor is reputed to have paid a multiple of this price for Nurney Demesne during the boom with a view to developing a golf course. Its six-bedroom house had [...]

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