The Dublin – Douglas Business Axis Is Alive and Well


The Dublin-Douglas business axis is alive and well it seems.

Despite the travails Ireland and its business entrepreneurs have suffered following the banking collapse the Irish Independent reports on a proposed new development by Irish businessman Sean Reilly who has companies registered in the Isle of Man and Ireland.

Via a firm called ‘Station Construction’ Reilly plans to build houses, apartments and retail units on a site at Lusk in North Dublin.

You can see a report (from the Irish Independent) here on the proposals;

The report also highlights Reilly embroilment in previous business ventures and these have led to Socialist TD Clare Daly voicing opposition to the plan. As the Irish Independent puts it:

‘Socialist TD Clare Daly has voiced her opposition to the plan. She maintains in an objection lodged with Fingal County Council that McGarrell Reilly should first remedy what she claims are shortcomings on a previous development by the company in the area before Station Construction is granted any planning permission for a new scheme.

She also insisted that the proposed development is “out of proportion” for the site it’s planned for, and will have a “profoundly deleterious effect” on the quality of life of local residents.’

There are other objections from Local councillors.

The Reilly revelations are interesting to us here in Mann in more general terms.

Unrelated to him or his development plans for Lusk – which may of may not get of the ground – the Dublin-Douglas axis does seem to keep pooping up periodically in Irish business news or indeed the Dail – as with Mick Wallace’s still unresolved assertions about multimillion pound NAMA related deposits here.

Gives a whole new meaning to ‘cooperation between the Celtic Countries’
Issued by: The Celtic News



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