Unilever House sale shows the pluck of the Irish

Not many players take on racing tycoons John Magnier and JP McManus and win – ask Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who famously backed down earlier this year over stud rights to Rock of Gibraltar, the racehorse he owned with them.

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