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Ballymun Plaza backer gets hit with €317,500 tax judgment

ONE of the backers of the collapsed company that ran the Ballymun Plaza Hotel, Neville Keegan, has been personally hit with a €317,500 judgment by the taxman. The judgment is revealed in the latest edition of debt monitor 'Stubbs Gazette', and was registered in the High Court on December 11.

Registered judgments are the most stringent legal form of debt enforcement in the country, short of the sheriff, and act as a black mark on an individual's credit rating until cleared.

The judgment against Mr Keegan comes more than a year after Ballymun Plaza Ltd, which ran the Ballymun Plaza Hotel, went into liquidation with debts of €2.6m.


The closure hit the headlines when workers alleged they were let go without being paid any of the money they were owed, triggering an appeal to the Rights Commissioner.

Blackrock-based Mr Keegan controlled the Ballymun company, along with Templeogue-based John Creed. The duo were also behind Ducci Limited, which ran the Tallaght Plaza Hotel, and was put into liquidation late last year.

Mr Neville's judgment is the largest of several six-figure judgments in this week's 'Stubbs Gazette', including a €171,000 judgment registered by Excel Industries against a Galway company director, a €120,000 judgment registered by the Collector General against a Cork man, and a €114,000 judgment registered by Bank of Ireland against a Cork psychiatrist.

Irish Independent