Saturday 24 March 2018

Interim examiner appointed to nursing home

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Aodhan O'Faolain

The High Court has appointed an interim examiner to the operator of a nursing home that has 38 elderly patients.

The application was made in respect of Quesada Developments, which operates the 48-bed Beechpark Nursing Home & Convalescent Centre at Dunmurry East, Co Kildare. The company has 55 employees.

Seeking the protection of the court, barrister Keith Farry, instructed by Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors, said the application arose out of "a breakdown of relations" between the directors.

Due to this dispute, counsel said the firm's accounts for 2015 had not been filed with the CRO. It meant the firm could not obtain a tax clearance certificate, counsel said. The appointment of an examiner to run the company during the period of protection to address these issues would save both the business and the jobs, the court heard.

Mr Justice Charles Meenan said he was satisfied to appoint Neil Hughes, of Baker Tilly Hughes Blake chartered accountants, as interim examiner.

Irish Independent

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