A KERRYMAN who operates a private school in Tipperary has been named on the latest list of tax defaulters which was published by Revenue late last week.
Pádraig O'Shea, now of Borrisoleigh, Thurles, and whose occupation is listed as a private school operator made a €705,000 settlement with revenue arising from underdeclatation of €346,059 in income tax. His settlement also included €100,016 in interest and penalties of €259,544 and was made after a Revenue Deposit Interest Reporting Case.
Mr O'Shea, who is originally from Farranfore but who has lived in Tipperary for many years, hit the headlines earlier this year when he refused to allow a 16-year-old pregnant girl to attend St Joseph's College in the Tipperary town of Borrisoleigh.
He was unrepentant when Ireland's Children's Ombudsman ruled that St Joseph's discriminated against the girl who was refused a place because she was pregnant. At the time he quoted the need for moral integrity.
One person with a Kerry address was included on the defaulters list.
Timothy Brosnan, a farmer and agricultural contractor from Kilsarcon, Currow, made a settlement of €78,390 for underdeclaration of €48,803 of income tax and VAT.
The settlement included €14,946 in interest and penalties of €14,641 and was made following a Revenue Audit Case.
The tax defaulters list also revealed that 29 Kerry people have been fined in court for revenue-related matters in the three months to the end of June.
Four of the Kerry people listed had court fines imposed for failure to lodge VAT returns, totalling almost €60,000. 19 of the fines were for failure to lodge income tax returns, four were for failure to hold a current liquor licence, two of the Kerry fines were for failure to lodge P35 returns and there was one fine each for possession of an unregistered vehicle and the illegal selling of cigarettes.