The centrepiece of Sean Quinn's commercial empire in the border counties of Fermanagh and Cavan used to be the four-star golf resort in Ballyconnell.

Since 2011, the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) has been in charge of it.

The Irish Times reports that Kieran Wallace and Eamonn Richardson of Interpath Advisory, the IBRC's liquidators, are getting the asset ready for sale.

According to the article, the liquidators have requested proposals from several commercial real estate brokers in recent weeks, intending to put the hotel up for sale in the first half of 2024.

Situated on 300 acres, the 224-bedroom hotel features an 18-hole championship golf course and a nine-hole academy course, along with a spa and recreation centre.

Despite being under receivership for almost ten years, the Slieve Russell has maintained a profitable trading record, with a pre-tax profit of over €5 million (£4.4 million) in the previous year, which doubled that of the year before.

As part of the efforts to resolve the €66 million that Slieve Russell Hotel Ltd owes the IBRC, the sale of the hotel has been discussed for a number of years.