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Monday 16 September 2019

Healy appointed liquidator to group behind Luna eatery

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Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

The High Court has appointed John Healy as liquidator of Super Miss Sue Limited, the company behind the fashionable Luna restaurant in Dublin.

Mr Healy, of Kirby Healy Chartered Accountants, replaced previous liquidator Patric Black of CB Accounting Services, who stood down on Monday, having initially been proposed and backed at a creditors meeting last month by Stella Maria Murphy, a director of Super Miss Sue Ltd and also its biggest creditor.

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At that meeting a group of creditors failed to have John Healy appointed as liquidator. They were out-voted based on the €497,372 owed to Stella Maria Murphy, the company's biggest single debt. Her fellow director, restaurateur John Farrell, is owed €35,000.

A challenge to the liquidation supported by Revenue was lodged with the High Court, and was due to be heard on Monday. However in the meantime Patric Black stood down as liquidator, and John Healy's appointment was not contested at a court hearing yesterday.

Luna, on Drury Street in Dublin 2, announced in May that it was closing with immediate effect.

"Luna had the very best staff, food and atmosphere. It was a restaurant to be proud of, which makes this all the harder," the restaurant said at the time.

A statement of affairs shows Super Miss Sue ceased trading with realisable assets of €150,000 and liabilities of €953,799. Trade creditors are owed €232,000, the Revenue Commissioners are owed €110,000 and staff are owed €14,480. There was €30,000 of unused gift vouchers.

Irish Independent

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