DAA ‘delusional’ over plot of land at centre of Dublin Airport, says Ulick McEvaddy

Real estate company handling sale says 20 parties are interested in acquiring land after DAA boss Kenny Jacobs said the semi-state may be sole bidder

Ulick McEvaddy: ‘These are the most important lands in Dublin to go on the market in a long time.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

The Dublin Airport operator is “absolutely delusional” in thinking it will be the only bidder for a plot of land in the centre of its grounds that has been put up for sale, Ulick McEvaddy has said.

Kenny Jacobs, the chief executive of DAA, last week told the Oireachtas transport committee that the semi-state may end up being the only potential bidder for the land.

“It is absolutely delusional, because there is more than one [bidder]. You’d be surprised at the number of bidders there are, even though it’s only on the market a couple of weeks, there are about a dozen people very interested, venture capital funds, that kind of thing,” McEvaddy told the Business Post.