Friday 15 December 2017

Court fast-tracks row over nightclub lease

Tim Healy

A DISPUTE over a May 2012 lease for the former POD nightclub in Dublin is to be fast-tracked by the Commercial Court.

A plan by Altomoravia Holdings to operate the premises at Harcourt Street as a pub and nightclub has not so far been implemented due to the company's failure to obtain a fire safety certificate, its owner John Reynolds claims.

A fire officer wanted a letter consenting to a right of way over adjoining lands, owned by another firm called Clancourt Ltd, from fire exits on the former POD premises. However, Clancourt was unwilling to provide that, Mr Reynolds said.

Mr Reynolds, whose interest as owner of the POD premises is charged to AIB, is being sued for specific performance of his May 2012 agreement with Altomoravia to lease the premises.

Altomoravia Holdings Ltd, as tenant, and Thomas Anderson, Colin Dolan, Mike Ormond and Ian Redmond – as guarantors of the lease agreement – are also claiming damage.

Martin Hayden, counsel for Mr Reynolds, secured orders from Mr Justice Peter Kelly yesterday for the fast-tracking of the action.

Irish Independent

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