Saturday 21 April 2018

Regency Hotel boss in court fight to keep job

John Glynn, former manager of The Regency Hotel.
Photo: Tony Gavin
John Glynn, former manager of The Regency Hotel. Photo: Tony Gavin
Gavin McLoughlin

Gavin McLoughlin

The general manager of the former Regency Hotel in Dublin has filed High Court injunction proceedings to prevent him being removed from his role in the establishment owned by the McGettigan Group.

John Glynn filed High Court action last Thursday against Liffeyfield Ltd, whose directors are James, Dennis and Brian McGettigan, according to the website of the Courts Service.

The Regency made headline news in February 2016 when four gunmen entered the Drumcondra hotel.

Dubliner David Byrne was shot dead and two men were injured, leading to the hotel's closure for a period. Glynn, who could not be reached for comment, was widely credited with rallying staff after the event and saving the Regency - last month rebranded as 'The Bonnington' - from receivership.

Earlier this year, Broadhaven Credit Partners, the alternative lender backed by US private equity giant Bain, and financier Dermot Desmond, injected up to €35m into the McGettigan family-run group that owns the rebranded Regency.

Its support allowed the hoteliers to emerge from examinership.

Bonnington MD James McGettigan declined to comment on the filing of the action.

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