There was surprise in the hotel industry when Precinct, a consortium made up of developer Bryan Cullen, builder JJ Murphy and solicitor David Coleman, made an approach to buy the Jurys Doyle group.
The shock was not rooted in the approach itself - Jurys Doyle's property portfolio has been the source of some envy among developers for years - but rather in the personalities making it.
Most people will have heard of the Precinct trio...
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