Tuesday 12 November 2019

Judge winds up hotel as unpaid debts hit €509,000

Tim Healy

THE High Court has made a order winding up a well-known west of Ireland Hotel after being informed that it had failed to satisfy a debt owed to Revenue of more than €500,000.

Ms Justice Mary Laffoy made an order winding up the West County Hotel (Ennis) Ltd after being informed that the company, with a registered address at Clare Road, Ennis, Co Clare, was insolvent and unable to pay its debts.

The Revenue Commissioners had petitioned the court seeking to have the company, which was incorporated in 1975 to carry on the business of a hotel, restaurant, cafe and caravan site, wound up.

Mark O'Mahoney, counsel for the Revenue, told the court that last February the Revenue served the company with a 21-day demand for payment of €509,860 for unpaid VAT, PRSI/PAYE and corporation tax.

Counsel said that the demand had not been satisfied and the firm should be wound up.

The application was unopposed.

Ms Justice Laffoy appointed chartered accountant Charlie Hurley, of OHB Consulting, as liquidator to the company.

The matter was made returnable to a sitting of the High Court Examiner's list in early June.

Irish Independent

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