LIMERICK businessman JP McManus is seeking to have vacant lands on the Adare Manor Resort exempted from the residential zoned land tax (RZLT).
Mr McManus maintains that the land should be excluded from the RZLT because it is designated for use during the Ryder Cup golf tournament in 2027.
According to The Irish Times, Tizzard Holdings Unlimited, which operates Adare Manor, said that the section of land will be used as a bus terminal during the golf tournament.
The RZLT was introduced by the Government in 2021 in an effort to encourage development on vacant lands suitable for residential use.
Tizzard maintain that the land at Adare Manor is not eligible for the tax because the Ryder Cup Europe organisation has “access to all lands” at Adare Manor subject to a contract signed in 2019 to hold the tournament at the County Limerick venue.
In their submission, seen by the Limerick Post, Tizzard Holdings said: “we request the Planning Authority to note that the lands zoned for residential purposes at Adare Manor are identified by Ryder Cup Europe LLP as infrastructural lands required to facilitate the running of the Ryder Cup event at Adare Manor in 2027.
“At the time of writing, these lands are identified as the location of a bus terminal during the event.”
The submission said that the lands in Tizzard’s ownership should be excluded from the tax based on the legislation which states that lands used for ‘recreational infrastructure, including sports facilities and playgrounds’ are not subject to the tax, as well as being under a relevant contract with Ryder Cup Europe LLP.
Representatives for Adare Manor or JP McManus made no reply to the Limerick Post when asked for comment.