Monday 20 November 2017

O'Driscoll must pay €2,000 to get water supply back

Brian and Amy: have a house in the disputed area
Brian and Amy: have a house in the disputed area

Tim Healy

IRISH rugby captain Brian O'Driscoll and a number of other Wexford holiday home owners should have water restored to their properties once they have paid €2,000 each to a management company that they are in dispute with, a judge has ruled.

Mr O'Driscoll is among the owners of 32 houses that are part of the Seafield Demesne Hotel and Golf development in Ballymoney where there has been a dispute with Seafield Demesne Management (SDM) Ltd over annual service charges.

Only those used as holiday homes had their water supply cut off last March.

Yesterday, Mr Justice Kevin Feeney granted 32 owners an injunction ordering SDM not to interfere with the water and sewage services.

He ordered SDM to restore the water within seven days of receiving payment of €2,000 by each affected resident.

The judge was also told efforts are being made to resolve the matter through mediation.

In their injunction application, the owners contended SDM had failed to properly itemise and justify the charges.

SDM argued the charges were agreed and it had continued to supply services for years even though certain owners had failed to pay for them.

Irish Independent

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