In the first instance, an as-yet unidentified party is understood to have entered into exclusive talks on the potential €53 million purchase of a portfolio of three warehouses being developed by Jordanstown Properties at Greenogue Logistics Park at Rathcoole in southwest Dublin. Upon completion, blocks D, E and F will extend to 62,000sq ft, 72,000sq ft and 111,000 sq ft respectively, or a combined footprint of 245,000sq ft. Developed by Palm Logistics, an affiliate of UK-headquartered Palm Capital and its local partner, Jordanstown Properties, Greenogue Logistics Park is well located within a two-minute drive of junction 4 of the M7/N7 and just seven minutes to the M50 (junction 9). News of the two deals comes amid a flurry of activity in the Dublin logistics market, with competition for both vacant and tenanted properties proving to be intense. The scheme comprises some 1.46 million sq ft of warehouse and office space and is set on a 195-acre site.
March 03, 2021 06:00 UTC
A dad-of-two died after being thrown from his vehicle when he lost control attempting to park, an inquest heard. Mr Moore, of Tonypandy , died from his injuries on January 29, days after being taken to the University Hospital of Wales, Wales News reports. The inquest heard it is likely Mr Moore was ejected from his vehicle after hitting the parked Ford. Mr Moore, originally from Nottingham, later died in hospital on January 29 at 12.50pm. Mr Hughes also passed his condolences to the family of Mr Moore.
March 03, 2021 05:54 UTC
Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email Something went wrong, please try again later. Manchester City star Ruben Dias has admitted that his “dream weekend” used to be watching Manchester United defenders Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand. Dias has been one of the best players in the Premier League this season following his £65m arrival from Benfica last summer. (Image: Getty Images)Dias said: “When I was a kid watching the Premier League was my dream weekend, I've watched many games with you, Vidic, Kompany, John Terry, an infinite list. “I felt zero pressure – no one could put more pressure apart from the pressure I put on myself,” Dias added.
March 03, 2021 05:26 UTC
Authorities are investigating whether human smuggling was involved after a crash involving an SUV packed with 25 people and a lorry left 13 people dead and bodies strewn across a roadway near the US-Mexico border. Expand Close Thirteen people have been confirmed dead following the crash (Gregory Bull/AP) / FacebookTwitterEmailWhatsapp Thirteen people have been confirmed dead following the crash (Gregory Bull/AP)Another person died at a hospital, California Highway Patrol chief Omar Watson said. Macario Mora, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection, said agents were not pursuing the SUV at the time of the crash, which was initially rumoured. A California Highway Patrol report said the SUV entered an intersection directly in front of the lorry, which hit the left side of the SUV. It is not clear if the SUV ran a stop sign or had stopped before entering the highway.
March 03, 2021 05:15 UTC
Back then you wandered around the house bare of foot, skipping across freezing kitchen lino – ah, lino – stubbing your toes on hard edges and corners. But when I saw the slippers I immediately realised I was missing out on an essential part of my pandemic uniform. When I got home, I told my children about my new handsome friend and showed them his Instagram profile and they accused me of cheating. There were no fancy supermarkets back in my barefoot lino days. Anyway, some important news: On Sundays, one of the fancy supermarkets, the British one, sells everything nearly out of date off cheaply, the little yellow stickers wink at me as I go for my weekly visit.
March 03, 2021 05:00 UTC
ROBIN'S DREAM holds strong claims in the Watch On Racing TV Novices' Hurdle at Wincanton (1.30). Gary Moore's five-year-old has shaped well in three starts so far – and looks to open his account at the Somerset venue. In touch when falling at Sandown since, this contest gives him an excellent chance of a first win over hurdles. CAPTAIN BUCK'S appears to have the strongest chance out of Harry Cobden's Musselburgh book of rides, in the Williamhill.com Best Odds Guaranteed Open Hunters' Chase (4.35). However, a back-to-form LOOKING WELL has the talent to see off his mount Alcala in the William Hill Scratch Of The Day Open Hunters' Chase (3.35).
March 03, 2021 04:30 UTC
Brits may be allowed to visit Spain this summer even if there is no EU agreement on vaccine passports, according to reports. The country's tourism minister Fernando Valdés said Spain is considering a 'green corridor' for vaccinated Britons. He said the government is in talks with the UK in a bid to make travel between the two countries easier in time for the summer. Mr Valdés added that Spain is hoping to find an agreement with the EU so the country can start welcoming back tourists as soon as possible. The news comes as Professor Jonathan Van Tam said this week summer holidays overseas will depend on European countries catching up with the UK on their vaccination programmes.
March 03, 2021 04:26 UTC
Some bodies responsible for delivering the €116 billion “Project Ireland” infrastructure plan will face “significant capability challenges”, a report has warned. The report, drawn up by consultancy firm EY, examines the capacities of a range of State bodies and Government departments which will be involved in delivering the National Development Plan. Then taoiseach Leo Varadkar launching Project Ireland 2040 at Sligo’s Institute of Technology in 2018. File photograph: Alan BetsonThe EY report singles out Transport Infrastructure Ireland, the National Transport Authority, Irish Water, the HSE and the OPW as bodies with significant organisational experience in managing major projects. Among the options to be considered to manage the rollout is also the creation of a “new State agency.
March 03, 2021 04:09 UTC
A cookbook author has shared the biggest mistakes home cooks make when preparing pasta - including breaking spaghetti so it fits in a pot of water and adding oil to the cooking water. Italian-Australian TV cook and food writer Silvia Colloca revealed her golden rules for cooking the perfect pasta dish every time. While many assume adding oil to the cooking water helps prevent pasta from sticking together, Silvia said the method actually does nothing. Silvia added: 'As a rule of thumb, al dente means cooking pasta for a minute or two less than you would instinctively think. 'The perfect pasta starts with the pasta.
March 03, 2021 03:44 UTC
Geoffrey Scott has passed away aged 79 years, his wife has confirmed. The actor is best known for his roles in Dynasty and Dark Shadows, as well as appearing in more than 100 television commercials. Cheri Catherine Scott confirmed her husband passed away at their home in Broomfield, Colorado on February 23 to The Hollywood Reporter. This led to a deal with Universal Pictures and a role in 1970 hit show Dark Shadows, in which he played Sky Rumson. Get the inside scoop on all your favourite celebs with our daily newsletter delivered straight to your inbox for free.
March 03, 2021 03:23 UTC
The impact of the pandemic on the public finances is deepening as the crisis enters its second year, with exchequer returns published by the Government on Tuesday showing a widening gap between spending and tax receipts. The main draw on the public purse was spending on the Government’s Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) and the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP). The National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) reported 359 new confirmed cases of the disease, along with a further 14 deaths of Covid-19 patients. Health serviceAnd in the health service, the impact of the vaccination programme is being felt with a dramatic fall in infections among staff. Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly told an Oireachtas committee that the HSE was seeing a 95 per cent reduction in the Covid-19 infection rate of hospital staff.
March 03, 2021 03:00 UTC
Funds: Former UK PM David Cameron is an adviser to Greensill. The deal talks are progressing between Greensill and the combination of Athene and Apollo Global Management, according to people familiar with the matter. Greensill is a startup lender that finances elements of complex supply chains but has been hot by a wave of defaults. Any deal is expected to include “large parts of Greensill’s business and its assets under management,” the firm said. In Germany, BaFin has been pressuring Greensill Bank to reduce the concentration of assets linked to UK industrialist Sanjeev Gupta, Bloomberg reported in August.
Photo: Colin Keegan, Collins DublinThe editorial in yesterday’s Irish Independent in fact tells us much about the ethos of Irish politicians, past and present, when it comes to serving the nation. In 1936, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appointed Joe Kennedy to rewrite the rules of the US Stock Exchange. Seeing as the Bank of Ireland is breaking up with us, can we have our money back? Or is it truly a game of monopoly, where the banker always wins and the customers don’t pass go and don’t collect their money? The politicians employ circumlocution, the classic roundabout way of using up valuable time without giving a direct answer.
Outlet: Flutter CFO Jonathan Hill said the pandemic had not shortened the lifespan of the Paddy Power retail presencePaddy Power owner Flutter Entertainment has insisted that its retail business in Ireland and the UK has a future despite a continuing surge towards its online platforms as the pandemic keeps shutters down on bricks-and-mortar outlets. Read MoreThe group’s retail business in Ireland and the UK represents a small part of Flutter’s overall activities, but the units have been racking up a £9m Ebitda loss every month they remain closed. But Flutter’s chief financial officer, Jonathan Hill, said the pandemic had not shortened the lifespan of the Paddy Power retail presence. “We’re very clear that we think retail plays a key role in our business,” he said. “We’ve got a very well-invested estate both across the UK, Ireland and in our retail outlets in the US as well.”“We’re very comfortable,” he added.
Johann van Graan believes Joey Carbery will get back to his best following his return from a long-term ankle injury, but the Munster head coach warned that people must continue to be patient with the Ireland out-half. The 25-year-old showed no ill-effects of his first game back after 13 months on the sidelines, and while Van Graan is confident that Carbery will hit top form again, he urged caution over expecting too much. “In terms of getting to his best, all evidence at this stage suggests that, yes he can,” Van Graan said. Meanwhile, Leinster and Ireland captain Johnny Sexton (35) has signed a one-year contract extension with the IRFU, which runs until the end of the 2021/2022 season. “My appetite for success is the same as it ever was and the ambitions of both the Ireland and Leinster squads match my own,” Sexton said.