Government ‘paid double’ for Thornton Hall prison site

A site shortlisted for the construction of the controversial ‘super-prison’ in north Dublin has been valued at half the price paid by the state for Thornton Hall.

10th March, 2007

A site shortlisted for the construction of the controversial ‘super-prison’ in north Dublin has been valued at half the price paid by the state for Thornton Hall.

Despite being zoned for development, the 120-acre Corrstown site was sold this weekend for just over €100,000 per acre.

This compares to the €200,000 per acre paid for the greenfield Thornton Hall site at Kilsallaghan two years ago.

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