Liebherr daughter sells majority stake in Southampton FC

The Swiss business woman and granddaughter of Hans Liebherr who opened the crane factory in Killarney has sold an 80% share of Southampton FC to a Chinese investor and his family.

Katherina Liebherr inherited the club from her father Markus following his sudden death in 2010.

She resigned as a club director last month as part of a board reshuffle but still sits on the board’s parent company.

 

Almost 400 new .ie registrations in Kerry in first half of year

Up to July 1 this year, there had been 395 new .ie registrations for internet use in Kerry, a figure that showed a small increase of one per cent on the same period in 2016.

Overall, according to the survey issued by the IE Domain Registry, there were 112 new .ie registrations in the country in the first half of this year and there are now over 230,000 of them altogether. Nationally, the figures showed an 11% increase in the year-on-year analysis and this represents the highest rate of increase ever.