Monday 23 April 2018

Former cab company director fights sacking

Luke Byrne

The estranged wife of self- confessed pyramid scammer Breifne O'Brien yesterday began an unfair dismissal case against a Dublin cab company where she had been a director.

Fiona Nagle's case against Blackrock Cabs was yesterday adjourned because the other side did not turn up at the Employment Appeals Tribunal.

The tribunal was told that the company is currently in liquidation and that the liquidator hadn't been contacted about the case.

Counsel for Ms Nagle said that there was a concern that the liquidator was participating in "non-engagement".

She replaced O'Brien as a director of Blackrock Cabs in December 2006 but was removed in February 2010.

In a statement last year, Ms Nagle said that company was her only source of income.

"I had five children, ranging from an infant of six months to a son of 18 years who was studying for his Leaving Certificate," Ms Nagle said about her situation when she took over the business.

"All of us were devastated by the revelations of my estranged husband's business activities and the subsequent trauma to our lives," she added.

"In my time running Blackrock Cabs, I at all times worked in the best interests of the staff and the company's creditors and customers," she said.

Irish Independent

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