Sunday 17 December 2017

Hector's brother must wait his turn for payout

Ray Managh

THE brother of TV and radio star Hector O hEochagain has been told by a judge he will have to await the outcome of a receivership before he knows how much he will get from an €85,000 unfair dismissal award.

Mark Keogan, of Kells Road, Navan, Co Meath, was sacked as manager of the George pub, Dublin, in September, 2009.

However, an Employment Appeals Tribunal directed he be reinstated. This was then appealed by the receiver.

Judge Matthew Deery overturned the reinstatement finding and awarded Mr Keogan €85,000 in compensation for unfair dismissal.

Yesterday, Francis Drumm, for Mr Keogan, said a demand for payment of the €85,000 award had not been met.

Tom Mallon, for the receiver, said the court had earlier made Mr Keogan a preferential creditor and, as such, he had to take his place in the hierarchy of creditors, including banks, the Revenue and others. Judge Deery ruled this would have to be the case and made no order on costs.

Irish Independent

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