WHAT’S A HYBRID CAR?
TRADE WAR BACKLASH
DANIELLE MEAGHER’S TARGETS
HELEN DIXON’S UNDERFUNDING
FINE GAEL’S PHONEY CLAMPDOWN
WHY IS MICK O’LEARY STILL IN THE COCKPIT?
JASPER COYLE’S TAX BILLDUBLIN tax accountant Jasper Coyle could do with taking some of his own advice. Goldhawk spotted that the Revenue had recently whacked the Sandymount number cruncher with a hefty €488,000 judgment. Coyle has an impressive CV, having spent the best part of 50 years in... Read more »
MARTIN SHORTT’S ‘CREDIBILITY PROBLEM’
PETER DEVLIN’S ROOMS
DEIRDRE FOLEY’S SUMMER SCHEDULE
JOHN FARRELL’S BUSINESS PARTNER
DEIRDRE FOLEY’S CLERYS SPOTLIGHT
GIOVANNI VISCARDI’S BOOZE BILL
GOD AND MAMMON AND ACCOUNTS
YOUNG BLOODS: PAT CREAN
DEVELOPER Pat Crean is making headlines today with news that his Marlet group has offered to sell 36 apartments to Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Co Council for a cool €11.8m.
The 39-year-old has been making waves on the property scene for a number of years and in 2016 split with his former business partner, Greg Kavangah, to carve out his own section of the Dublin monopoly board with the Martel group.
You can read more about the fresh-faced Kerryman in Goldhawk’s 2017 profile here.
RED INK AT PINK SANDSTHE REVENUE has registered a judgment against a company called Pink Sands Property Investments Ltd, which has form when it comes to this sort of thing. The Pink Sands name evokes images of sunny climes, which is apt given the links of the principal, Maria... Read more »
CLOCK TICKING FOR CHOCKABLOCK
DENIS DESMOND’S INVESTMENTS
THE DUNNER, HIS MISSUS AND THE EVIDENCE
THOMAS COOK’S HAPLESS INVESTORS
RICHARD SPENCE’S SALON SETBACK
OLGA SHAJAKU’S LATEST VICTORY
MORE GOOD news for Goldhawk’s favourite Russian lawyer, Olga Shajaku, who got a good result from the Supreme Court last week, which means her long-running efforts to reverse the awarding of a contract to a competitor have paid off.
Earlier this year, Shajaku sent a shot across the bows of Paschal Donohoe’s Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER), where the mandarins are getting nervous.
LISA DUFFY’S CREDITORS MEETINGS
GOLDHAWK NOTES that two companies in the Cari’s Closet retails fashion group are being wound up, with creditors’ meetings due to be held next week for Cari’s Closet Cork Ltd and Cari’s Closet Malahide Ltd. These are part of the high-profile group established by Lisa Duffy.
Read more in the latest issue, out now.
And you can read even more about Duffy’s fashion business here for free.
SIMON KENNEDY’S ‘BATTLEGROUND’
THERE WAS more woe for colourful Wexford solicitor Simon Kennedy in the High Court recently concerning his scrap with a bank over an €800,000 debt. It has been a case of all hands on deck for the former legal eagle since being declared bankrupt in the High Court in 2012 and his suspension from practice by the Law Society as a result.
Kennedy once practised as Simon W Kennedy & Company Solicitors in New Ross and will be familiar to fans of Goldhawk thanks to his various scrapes with the Law Society and assorted creditors.
Read more about Kennedy’s ‘Battleground’ in the latest issue.
BERNIE MADOFF’S IRISH FEEDER FUND
OVER A decade after details emerged about the huge Ponzi scheme operated by US fraudster Bernie Madoff, a filing in the Companies Office here sheds some light on the current status of Thema International Fund (TIF), the company behind a so-called Irish ‘feeder fund’ established in Dublin to tap wealthy European investors eager to get a slice of the Madoff magic.
Read more about it in the latest issue out now.
DAVID SMYTH’S BLACKHALL BLUES
INTERESTING to see that the Law Society has just registered a judgement against Waterford tech outfit Agenda Computers Ltd, where the principal is one David Smyth.
Read more about him in the latest issue.
SEAN LYONS’S DOOMSDAY SCENARIO
IS THE apocalypse approaching for Sean Lyons’s troubled company, Doomsday Challenge Ltd? Yet again, the firm is listed to be struck off the Companies Register for failure to file accounts, but it has come back from the brink before.
Read more in the latest issue out now.
And you can read more about Lyon’s ‘Doomsday Challenge’ from back in 2017 here for free.
PETER QUEALLY’S FOUL EMISSIONS
GOLDHAWK wasn’t too surprised to see Kildare-based food-processing giant Arrow group on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) latest ‘name and shame’ list.
Find out why here.
DAVID HEALY’S ‘COLD-BLOODED BUSINESS ARSON’
SPARE A thought for Goldhawk’s old friend David Healy. Yesterday, it emerged that the Cork businessman would be sent to the slammer for burning down his own premises and lodging a false insurance claim.
Healy (48), of Tig na Mona, Rathankar, Passage West, Co. Cork, had plead not guilty to arson that caused over €200 grand worth of damage at Munster Air Compressors, at which he was company director, in December, 2014. Last May, a jury found him guilty of arson, he plead guilty to a second charge of attempted deception in January, 2015.
Healy was handed a 10-year suspended sentence and fined €33k by Judge Gerard O’Brien last May. However, the Court of Appeal yesterday found that sentence to be “unduly lenient” with Counsel for the DPP, Ray Boland BL, saying Healy’s actions were “cold-blooded business arson” which involved significant planning and premeditation.
Read the background to the story here for free.
RUTH MORAM’S ‘ABUSE OF PROCESS’
ANOTHER chapter in the remarkable legal saga involving Ruth Moram and the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Ireland was written in the Court of Appeal recently. The scrap goes back a number of years to when she was ‘disfellowshipped’ – ie shunned – from the church’s congregation in Killarney in 2004.
Read more in the latest issue.
And you can read some background to this long-running sage here for free.
TAXING TIMES FOR MARTIN TUBRIDY
THE TAXMAN has finally lost his patience with Clare businessman Martin Tubridy. A petition to wind up his construction and civil engineering company, GMD Developments Ltd, has just been filed in the High Court by the Revenue following numerous dust-ups with the Cooraclare businessman.
Read more in the latest issue.
And you can read even more about the Clare publican here for free.
DISCIPLINING CIARÁN DESMOND
MORE on Ciarán Desmond, the legal eagle and financial adviser at the centre of a high-profile court case involving allegations of fraud and “secret profits”.
And you can read even more about Desmond’s many talents here for free.
PETER GAYNOR’S BIG BUCKS
MORE GOOD news for restaurateur-turned-construction suit Peter Gaynor, who continues to make a mint in London, having seen his food business back in Dublin essentially collapse last year.
Read more in the latest issue.
And you can read more about Pete’s London life here for free.
BLACK CARD FOR BOOZER PLANS
PLANS to redevelop a popular pub adjacent to Croke Park have hit the crossbar.
Read why in the latest issue of The Phoenix out now.
POOR FORM AT SARACENS
WITH MUNSTER heading to England to play Saracens in the European Rugby Cup semi-finals this weekend, it is interesting to see the kind of financial firepower the English club possesses compared with the (financial) Irish minnows.
Read more about Saracens financial muscle in the new issue out now.