Church’s asset portfolio included 10,700 properties

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Church’s asset portfolio included 10,700 properties

Post by aZerogodist » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:26 pm

Church’s asset portfolio included 10,700 properties
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/ch ... 71915.html
This investigation done by the Irish Examiner on 1970's property rates data and current commercial premises information.
The asset portfolio included schools, houses, halls, churches, convents, parks, sports fields, hospitals, farms, warehouses, shops and tracts of land.
-no pubs?
*At one point, one in every 100 rateable properties in the state was linked to the Catholic Church.

*The largest class of owners within this portfolio were individual priests rather than parish or diocesan bodies.

*20% of all Church properties were listed as houses.

*Despite selling over €667 million worth of land in the last 10 years, the 18 religious orders covered under the redress scheme retained much of their historical portfolio.
Something worth noting:
There were also 2,600 primary schools where the owner was not obvious.
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Re: Church’s asset portfolio included 10,700 properties

Post by irishmason » Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:18 am

Deprivatisation would be the answer in the present financial crisis to pay the debts, which FF caused, FF was always supported by the church, unfortunatelly our constitution does not allow to touch church property ( well arranged>>>)
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Re: Church’s asset portfolio included 10,700 properties

Post by aZerogodist » Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:42 pm

It's almost like a foreign state (the vatican) claiming ownership rights of a part of Ireland, and they didn't even have to invade.
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