Rush Goalie wrote: Why couldn't the process be opened up once BIL failed to meet agreed funding requirements, or complete within the original timeframe?
No, I don't know the answer to that. Curious? Yes, but 'only' as a concerned supporter. As a journalist, I have other matters to deal with now.
My guess, though, is that Guilfoyle feels obliged to wait as long as he possibly can for 'his' preferred bidder to deliver what has been promised. Also, remember Heaney's words. He has said that "everything the administrators have asked Bishop International to do has been done". Which suggests that the gap between what Guilfoyle has asked for and what Heaney has delivered so far might not be as wide as thought by many
Rupert, sorry, but that displays the most extraordinary naivity. And I'd be very surprised if it was the view of the Western Morning News.
As you well know, the entire "Irish Bid", "BIL" process has been characterised by an extraordinary degree of obfuscation from the very start. Do you remember your colleagues, and also the journalists at the BBC locally being assured (I could use a stronger word) that Kevin Heaney was nothing to do with this deal? Not least by Kevin Heaney?
Furthermore, your assertion that the administrator "has to accept the best deal" is right. Almost.
Because the best deal has to be a deliverable deal. We still have no proof that the BIL deal is deliverable. FL approval, or no FL approval.