Wednesday 23 October 2019

'Examiner' firm ordered to vacate Cork headquarters

Peter Flanagan

THE company behind the 'Irish Examiner' and 'Evening Echo' newspapers has been ordered to vacate its headquarters in Cork.

Landmark Media received a High Court order yesterday demanding it leave the building on Lapps Quay in Cork by November 6.

Kilquane Ltd, which owns the premises, last month went to court to force Landmark to stop using the building. It is believed there had been a dispute about the lease for the offices for sometime.

When it sought the court orders, Kilquane told the High Court it had "absolutely no interest" in dealing with Landmark, citing what it called its "cynical" attitude on contractual and leasehold obligations.

Landmark took over the running of the 'Irish Examiner' and 'Echo' last month.

Former Thomas Crosbie Holdings chief executive Tom Murphy, who now heads Landmark, told staff yesterday the company hoped to have new office space secured shortly.

Another title that had been part of the TCH stable, the 'Sunday Business Post', this week had its court protection extended by 30 days as it seeks a buyer for the business.

Irish Independent

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