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Saturday 23 August 2014

Ronan and Jessica O'Gara settle case over alleged unpaid €41k bill for new kitchen

Joe Leogue

Published 11/07/2014 | 16:12

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Ronan O'Gara and his wife Jessica at the  testimonial dinner in The Park Lane Hilton in Central London. Picture: Will Oliver
Ronan O'Gara and his wife Jessica at the testimonial dinner in The Park Lane Hilton in Central London

RUGBY legend Ronan O'Gara and his wife Jessica today settled a case brought against them by a Cork-based luxury furniture company over an unpaid bill for a kitchen and appliances.

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House of Coolmore Limited of Raheens, Carrigaline, Co. Cork brought the O'Garas before Cork Circuit Court on Washington St claiming that the couple failed to keep their end of a promotional agreement.

In its Civil Bill, House of Coolmore Limited had claimed that in June 2006 it had entered into an agreement with the O’Garas wherein it would supply and install a kitchen with appliances and other furniture.

The plaintiffs claimed that the terms of the agreement were that that the O’Garas would pay for some of the cost of the €76,166 worth of work, with the balance being discharged by the couple providing photographs of them in the supplied kitchen to House of Coolmore Limited for promotional purposes.

House of Coolmore Limited said that the kitchen was supplied by September 2006 and that they received €35,238 towards the cost of the work.

The plaintiff claimed that in July 2008 it paid a photographer to take promotional photographs of the O’Garas in the supplied kitchen, but that in October 2008 the couple refused to approve the promotional photographs for publication.

House of Coolmore Limited claimed that the O’Garas failed to approve the photographs or to pay the sums due.

Today the court heard that the matter could be struck out with no order by consent of both parties.

Neither the O'Garas, or representatives from House of Coolmore commented on the settlement as they left the court.

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