THE Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) is poised to go 'sale agreed' within days on the Jessbrook equestrian centre formerly owned by John Gilligan.
It was once valued at €5m but was put on the market by CAB in September with an asking price of €550,000.
Convicted drug-trafficker Gilligan (pictured), who was freed from jail on Tuesday, returned to the site yesterday.
His wife Geraldine still lives in a house on the land which is not for sale due to an ongoing Supreme Court case.
The centre, near Enfield, Co Meath, was built by Gilligan (61) in the mid-1990s before it was seized by CAB. The estate agent responsible for the sale, Lowe, said an agreement is likely "before the end of the week". A negotiator for Lowe said: "We are quite happy with what we've been offered."
Gilligan, who got away with the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin, launched a fresh legal challenge to the sale just before his release from prison.