Friday 15 December 2017

Shopping centre sale

THe biggest shopping centre in the country is to be put up for sale with a price tag in the region of €1bn.

The Blanchardstown Centre in Dublin will go on the market next month. It is being sold by its original developer, Green Property. The sale is the latest top-tier retail venue to be put on the market in Ireland.

Green has been involved in refinancing as much as €650m worth of debt secured against the centre but a company spokesman made it clear that has had no bearing on the decision to sell.

The centre has 1.2 million sq ft of shopping space, 176 shops, 20 restaurants and a cinema. JLL and Eastdil Secured are managing the sale.

Stalking charge

A 41-YEAR-OLD Dublin woman charged with stalking 98fm presenter Jeremy Dixon has been remanded on continuing bail pending directions from the DPP.

Geraldine Delahunty, with an address at Convent Lawns, Kylemore Road, Ballyfermot, appeared before Judge Michael Walsh at Dublin District Court yesterday.

She faces a single count contrary to Section 10 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act for alleged harassment of 'Dublin Talks' co-host Jeremy Dixon from August 4, 2014 until January 16 last year.

The court heard that directions from the DPP were not yet available and the State was seeking more time. The investigation file was received earlier this month, a solicitor for the DPP said.

Defence solicitor Michael Kelleher told the court the woman had been expecting that they would be available.

Judge Walsh agreed to grant the State a four-week adjournment but warned that he expected the DPP's directions to be ready when the case resumes.

Haiti film fundraiser

To mark the fifth annual Haiti Week, charity organisation Haven hosted the European premiere of 'Fr Joseph' on January 20.

The feature documentary tells the inspirational story of Haiti native Father Joseph Philippe.

Fr Joseph established Haiti's largest micro-credit bank for the poor, and founded a 700-student school, an orphanage, a clean water project, a reforestation programme, a health clinic and a radio station.

Funds raised from the premiere will go towards re-building facilities destroyed in the 2010 earthquake.

Haiti Week, which runs from January 18-24, aims to raise awareness of Haiti through film and music.

Irish Independent

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