What i m finding interesting in the replies is that there is no outrage at the possible vulture/crony capitalistic impression that this purchase symbolizes. In the 90s the goodman thing was a popular symbol of Irish politcal/ commercial conflict of interest.
For the moment set aside who bought the building and ask yourself the question - would you rather the banks didn't sell any of these many such assets located all over the country? Would you rather have the banks hold the bad loans/assets and do nothing and "hope" that in 10 years time prices will have recovered?
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