Saturday 19 October 2019

Mansfield applies for Bridford to rejoin companies' register

DEVELOPER Jim Mansfield, pictured, has applied to the Companies Office to have his Bridford Developments restored as a company after it was struck off in 2012.

Mr Mansfield is best known as the developer of the Citywest Hotel on the outskirts of Dublin, which went into liquidation in 2011 with debts of €190m.

Papers filed with the Companies Office show that Mr Mansfield's Bridford Developments has applied to be restored to the register of companies after being struck off last year. Annual returns and an auditor's report for 2010, 2011 and 2012 were submitted to the Companies Office in April at the same time.

Bridford is an unlimited company so it does not have to file its accounts. It is owned by two Isle of Man-based companies. The directors of the company are Jim Mansfield Snr, Patrick Mansfield and Anthony Mansfield.

The family's one-time business empire included Ireland's only airport aimed solely at business travellers, the Weston Aerodrome, Finnstown House Hotel and Palmerstown House Estate as well as the Citywest complex.

Those properties have all gone into receivership and Mr Mansfield Snr was ordered by the courts in 2011 to pay €280m to Bank of Scotland (Ireland) and NAMA as a result of personal guarantees on unpaid loans.

Irish Independent

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