Tycoons: Under the radar

In 2014, publicity-shy couple Bernie and John Gallagher paid Nama €28 million for the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

1st October, 2017
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It was a typically low-profile move. In the throng of bidders looking at Dublin’s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, multimillionaire couple Bernie and John Gallagher stayed behind the scenes until their €28 million acquisition from Nama was sealed.

The theatre deal brings the couple’s recent Irish property market plays to around €65 million in value, and their recent Irish investments overall to a total approaching €100 million.

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