Property developer Johnny Ronan in Capetown, South Africa
Following on from the circulation of a video of property developer Johnny Ronan in Capetown, South Africa…
Tom Lyons, in The Currency, reports:
Johnny Ronan, one of Ireland’s most successful property developers, has apologised after a video went viral in recent days showing him joking with friends three months ago about Covid-19.
The video spread unexpectedly on Whatsapp this week before leaking onto other social media. At the time it was made by double Olympic cyclist Philip Cassidy on February 29, it had been shared only to a small group of friends before somehow it spread more widely.
Cassidy is a friend of Ronan, who is also a keen cyclist, and they were on a cycling trip together in February in Cape Town, South Africa prior to Covid-19 reaching Ireland.
“I’m sorry”: Apology as 3-month old video of developer Ronan joking about Covid-19 goes viral (The Currency)
Yesterday: We’re Back Baby
Capetown, South Africa
Sun-grizzled property developer Johnny Ronan self isolates.
What a complete and utter character.
Grand Canal Street, Dublin 2.
Ron O’Loughlin tweetz:
We must be definitely back #treasurybuilding #johnnyronan #celtictiger #werebackbaby #maybach #mercedes
class wario writes:
It’s bad enough that Johnny Ronan & co want an endless landscape of self-enriching skyscrapers without having the nerve to put up signage that looks like it’s been back and forth through Google translate about 4 times
Pic via Colonel James Kelleher
Full page ad for Johnny Ronan’s The Ronan Group on page three in today’s The Irish Times
Previously: A Mug’s Eyeful
An open letter on page seven in today’s Irish Times.
Class wario writes:
Not at all hubristic advertising/lobbying in the Indo today…
Previously: Ronan disputes council view of height rules for Salesforce Tower
Property developer Johnny Ronan (above) and his closing evidence to the banking inquiry in which Nama represents the Nazis and the author symbolises the persecution and destruction of 6 million Jewish people.
Arbeit macht frei?
The Irish Times reports that Development Securities plc, the British listed fund backing Johnny Ronan, plans to invest up £20 million (about €25 million) in equity into Irish property deals, according to an investor presentation.
Dev Sec confirmed it was part of a consortium – including developers Paddy McKillen and Johnny Ronan, as well as Colony Capital, a €20 billion American investment fund – that has bought a development site on Burlington Road, in Dublin 4, for €40.5 million.
Dev Sec added:
“Ireland presents considerable investment and development opportunities for us – a market in which we see strengthening demand and opportunities to apply our strategy of creating value through regeneration…”
Previously: The Woodwork
Irish Times: Fund backing McKillen and Ronan plans to invest €25m
They’re coming out of it.