Patrick Rocca, the Irish property investor, has been found dead at his home at Porterstown, Castleknock, in west Dublin.
Local reports suggested that the death was not being treated as suspicious after Rocca was found alone with a single gunshot wound, but last night Gardai declined to comment on any specifics of the case.
Rocca had extensive holdings in UK commercial property. He is said to have completed about €300m (£278m) of property deals in total.
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