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Cinema equipment company sues Irish Multiplex Cinemas


Judge Brian McGovern

Judge Brian McGovern

Judge Brian McGovern

A cinema equipment supply company is suing a number of companies in the Irish Multiplex Cinemas (IMC) group over alleged failure to pay for equipment including projectors, sound systems and 3D systems.

Cinetech, Ballycoolin, Dublin, has brought the action against IMC Tallaght, Dundalk Multiplex Cinemas; IMC (Mullingar), Galway Multiplex, Laguna Entertainments and IMC.

An application to have the case admitted to the High Court's fast track Commercial Court list was refused by Judge Brian McGovern after he ruled he was exercising his discretion to do so on grounds of delay by Cinetech in bringing the case. It now proceeds through the normal High Court list.

In an affidavit, Cinetech company secretary Alan Godden says his company has been providing equipment to the IMC group since 2001.

The group is run by a number of individuals including Paul Ward and Lorcan Ward, he says.

He says among the debts owed are €483,000 from the Tallaght company, some €426,000 from IMC Ltd, and €260,000 from Galway Multiplex.

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