Monday, November 03, 2008

Longford Developer in Receivership

Local Developers, Leatime Construction are in receivership following moves by ACC to call in their debts. Leatime have several developments around the midlands including Glasheen in Drumlish. Full details at the Sunday Business Post.
ACC seizes housing developments in Cavan, Longford and Leitrim.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Longford Army Barracks to close?

It looks like our local Army barracks may get the chop in the budget which is due out tomorrow. Sean Connolly barracks houses the 4th Cavalry and was an old British Barracks. More details at the Irish Independent.

ACCBank to close its Longford Branch

ACCBank is to close it's local Longford town branch as part of a cutback in services and will transfer staff to other locations. The closure is expected by January 16th 2009. Full details at the RTE website.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Longford to pass Athlone for shopping?

A new report from Experian suggests that Longford will overtake Athlone as the regions main shopping destination. From the Independent ...
"One of the surprising forecasts is in the midlands league, where it expects Longford, with a retail spend of €241m, to edge ahead of Athlone, at €232m by 2018, despite the latter's central location and third-level college."

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Local Auctioneers close up office

The local branch of ERA Ireland in Longford town has closed up their office. They had been in business over two years but were unable to weather the downturn.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Bowen to restart Carrigglas?

John Bowen, the chief executive of the Bowen Group, has said he is optimistic that construction will resume in the near future on the troubled Carrigglas Manor development in Co Longford. Bowen Construction, a company within the Bowen Group, is the lead contractor on the project.Work on the scheme came to a halt last year due to a dispute over payments to contractors. ‘‘We are involved in extensive negotiations with the bankers of the project with the view to getting work restarted. It’s too early to tell how that will work, but I’d be pretty optimistic that we’ll get it back on the rails,” Bowen said.

Full article at the Sunday Business Post.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Bowen Construction prepares to take a hit on Carrigglas

From the Sunday Business Post........

Bowen Group writes down €8m for resort project

09 March 2008 By Ian Kehoe
The Bowen Group has made an €8 million bad debt provision arising from its involvement in a hotel and golf development at Carrigglas Manor in Co Longford. Bowen is the lead contractor on the €160 million resort.

Construction work on the site stopped last year, following a dispute over payments to contractors, and has yet to resume. The Cork building firm has made the €8 million provision in its accounts, in the event of having to write off its debts in relation to the project.

John Bowen, chairman of the Bowen Group, said the provision reflected the ‘‘worst case scenario’’, but that the company still believed the Carrigglas project could be restarted. He said the company was working with a number of parties to resuscitate the development.