Saturday 22 July 2017

Publican Keane (67) is probably the biggest owner of prize bonds in the country, with his Drayton house business buying about €1m worth in the middle of the financial crisis. We have drastically undercooked his value in recent years.

Keane has made big money from pubs and hotels in Temple Bar, particularly from the Oliver St. John Gogarty - where pints are amongst the most expensive in the entire city. He spent €28m to build up a huge land bank in the Liberties - almost debt free and is working on a €100m redevelopment scheme.

Daughter Martina was given 49pc of his Drayton House Holdings. Keane owns property on Pembroke Road and Elgin Road in Dublin 4, an office building on Merrion Square, a "place in Howth", student accommodation in Waterford and Athlone, holiday apartments in Youghal, about five houses in Belfast. There are also 50-plus apartments in Dublin and a €1.7m collection of wine.

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