Law360, New York (January 11, 2018, 7:13 PM EST) — Ireland — spotting an England-size Brexit gap in English-speaking countries practicing common law within the European Union — is launching an initiative to promote itself as global center for international legal solutions, the country’s bar association said on Wednesday.

The government is encouraging legal professionals to collaborate to bolster the legal trade in international sectors, according to a statement.

As with trade and investment opportunities, the initiative pursues opportunities in the wake of Brexit, or Britain’s impending exit from the EU.

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IABCN Ambassador Club Member & Former Taoiseach Award Honoree, John Mullen of Apple Vacations, buys Carton House resort
The Irish Times 

The Nama-backed sale of Carton House hotel and golf resort near Maynoothin Co Kildare was completed on Thursday with a closing price believed to be about €57 million.

The resort hotel was sold by the Mallaghan and Kelly families to Irish American businessman John Mullen.

Mr Mullen’s parents are from Co Mayo and this will be a personal investment and his first in Ireland. The 668-acre estate was put on the market in July with the consent of Nama. The 165-bedroom estate also includes two golf courses and extensive sports and spa facilities.

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