Sunday 21 January 2018

Court winds up Gilsons' car firm

Ailish O'Hora and Tim Healy

A CAR company owned by TV presenter and model Glenda Gilson and her brother Damien has been wound up after racking up more than €140,000 in unpaid taxes.

The High Court made the order on the request of the Revenue Commissioners, which is owed €141,937 in unpaid VAT, PAYE and PRSI by Gilson Motor Co. Ms Gilson and her brother are listed as directors of the car sales company.

The judge ordered that both shareholders must file a statement of affairs within 21 days.

The court yesterday heard that a demand was made for the unpaid taxes last October.

Dermot Cahill, for Revenue, said the demand had not been satisfied -- this led to the court hearing and the winding up of the firm, which has a registered address at Annaly Drive, Ongar Wood, Dublin 15.

Ms Justice Mary Laffoy said she was satisfied to make the order as it was clear the company was insolvent and unable to pay its debts. The order was not contested by the Gilsons.

The court also appointed Gary Lennon of Lennon Corporate Recovery as liquidator.

Ms Gilson refused to discuss the court outcome last night.

Filings at the Companies Office show there are 100 shares in the firm -- Ms Gilson owns 1pc of the stock; the remainder is owned by her brother.

Irish Independent

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