Supreme Court judge’s attendance at golf dinner under scrutiny

first_img Pinterest Supreme Court judge’s attendance at golf dinner under scrutiny Previous articlePSNI investigating August 14th assault in StrabaneNext articleIrish Water confirms Ballindrait works will start this week News Highland Google+ Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Google+ WhatsApp A Supreme Court judge attending the Oireachtas golf society event’s being investigated.The court has asked Ms Justice Susan Denham to look into Seamus Woulfe being at the Galway dinner at the centre of the Golfgate controversy.She’ll look at whether the former Attorney General should’ve gone, and if he should’ve stayed when he saw the numbers there.Sligo, Leitrim and South Donegal TD Martin Kenny is Sinn Fein’s Justice Spokesperson. He says the days of politicians and judges mingling should be gone…………..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp By News Highland – August 25, 2020 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

Townsville’s top family suburb

first_imgHow to find a good tenant. iStock. For Leader Realestate feature 15JAN18ALICE River has been named as the most popular place for families to live in Townsville but the suburb does not come cheap, costing about $469,000 to buy a home.The semi-rural suburb was named as the top area for families in a report released by Aussie and Core Logic.Census data and housing market statistics were used to determine the most popular locations for families and the typical cost of purchasing a home in those areas.In Alice River, 58.7 per cent of households had children while the median house value was $468,831, well above the Townsville median house price of $340,000.Alice River has mostly acreage blocks and contains the popular Mount Margaret estate.In second place was Mount Low with 56.2 per cent of family households while the cost of owning a home was significantly lower with the median house value at $353,323.Rounding out the top three was Bushland Beach with 56.1 per cent of family households and a median house value of $374,285.Ray White Kirwan agent Craig Currie, who specialises in the Alice River area, said families could have a big block in Alice while still being close to amenities.“You get a bit of extra space out here and a bit more freedom as well as extra storage for all the toys,” he said.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“It’s a really good community and only around 10 per are rentals. The rest is owner-occupiers.”Mr Currie said Alice River also hadn’t experienced the crash in property prices of other Townsville suburbs.He attributes the hardy market to the high number of owner-occupiers who have held on to their properties during the downturn compared with investors, who wanted to get out and were selling at a loss in suburbs closer to the city. According to Core Logic housing statistics, the median price of a house in Townsville has gone down by 2 per cent whereas in Alice River the median house price has jumped 7.3 per cent. Mount Margaret development manager Shane Martin said Alice River offered an idyllic lifestyle for families.“There are big blocks out here for a start and every neighbourhood has its own playground,” he said.“There is a low crime rate out here and it’s just has that vibe of being a really family-oriented area.”According to the report, 71 per cent of all households nationwide are characterised as families or households where the occupants are related by blood, marriage, adoption, step or fostering.The report focused on areas around Australia, including Townsville, that are most popular with families with children whether it be couples with children or single-parent families.last_img read more

Every day’s a holiday in this home

first_img Huge interest in termite-infested house Expressions of interest: Closing June 2, 2020 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:36Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:36 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenA mansion you’d to be isolated in!00:37It’s one of the most jaw-dropping mansions to hit the market this year. Welcome to Riverpoint, a six-bedroom residence described as the “pinnacle of luxury waterfront living and entertaining”. Built on a massive 2,623sq m point position with 90m of main river frontage, the 1,651sq m residence at 1-3 La Scala court, Isle of Capri is surrounded with lush tropical gardens and is reminiscent of a Thai resort.Marketing agent Michael Kollosche, managing director of agency Kollosche, said there were only a few properties on the Gold Coast that were truly unique and Riverpoint was one of them. It feels like a tropical holiday here. Love at first inspection.“This is one of the Gold Coast’s most iconic homes,” Mr Kollosche said. “There’s very few homes that you can walk in and feel like you’re permanently on holidays and that is what this home is like.”A riverfront block of this size and with a house of this calibre was a rare combination on the Gold Coast market.“The home originally took the builder about four and a half years to build,” Mr Kollosche said. “A lot of detail went into the build.” That could be any five-star exclusive resort in Fiji or Tahiti. Your own private beach.From the moment you step inside the gates you feel a million miles away from Surfers Paradise. “Broadly speaking, when you walk through the front doors it’s very private and opens up to the river where you get the skyline views of Broadbeach and up to the Hinterland,” he said.As you wind your way through the gardens and inside, the spectacular water views are on show from every room. There are six stunning bedrooms. It’s almost like you don’t know where to look, it’s all so stunning.There are several areas for relaxation and entertainment, from a cinema, kitchen with scullery and cold room, an executive office, six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and three powder rooms.There are formal and informal living rooms, a wellness retreat and even a man cave.Taking centre stage outside is the alfresco pavilion, which sits at the heart of the property. It has a state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen and offers effortless entertaining overlooking the manicured gardens, pool and riverfront. Water enthusiasts will also relish the private beach, pontoon and boat ramp with direct access into the 10 car basement garage, as well as the tennis court and gymnasium.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago Just a real luscious feel inside and out. Perfect entertainer.Mr Kollosche said he was confident the property would sell.“It’s a very unique home and sometimes for the buyer, it’s the opportunity of being able to acquire a home of this calibre,” Mr Kollosche said.“You can’t put a figure on the time, effort and details that go into building a home like this. “From acquiring the land through to the construction of the home, it can be a long process. So for someone to purchase something like this that’s already done, it is pretty special.”Mr Kollosche said he had four private inspections lined up for today. Agent: Michael Kollosche and Eddie Wardale, Kollosche and Amir Mian, Amir Prestige Auction restrictions relax next weekend Inspections: By appointment MORE: Why I live on the Gold Coastlast_img read more