Joan Burton wants state to buy Luggala

Labour’s Joan Burton has raised concerns about the future of Luggala Estate.

The world famous estate was put on the market for 28m last week.

Burton wants the State to purchase the 5,000 acre estate and safeguard its future.

“I think if we want to develop Ireland and Wicklow seriously in terms of tourism and amenity for people from Ireland as well as people who come to visit Ireland internationally, then this is an amazing opportunity to extend the Wicklow National Park and bring a really famous Irish beauty spot into public ownership.”

It is understood Michael Ring, has asked the Guinness family to donate the house and lands to the state.



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