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Goods worth €21,000 seized at well-known Wexford hotel over failure to pay commercial rates

Courtown Hotel had its stock of goods, including alcohol, seized this morning.

Courtown Hotel, Wexford
Courtown Hotel, Wexford
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A WELL-KNOWN hotel in Courtown, Wexford had its stock of goods, including alcohol, seized this morning following failure to pay commercial rates of over €21,000.

Court officers seized the goods at Courtown Hotel in Gorey following a long-running court action by Wexford County Council against the owners of the hotel for failure to pay the rates.

Skyes Hotel Group Limited has been running the hotel for some time, according to the council.

The court action by the council requested payment of commercial rates of over €21,000, however after failure by the company to pay, the council received a court warrant which authorised the seizure of goods at the premises.

The goods are set to be auctioned by the State and the outstanding balance of the rates will be due.

Commenting on the seizure, a spokesperson for Wexford County Council said the vast majority of the county’s commercial rates customers meet their financial obligations.

“The council would be failing in its duty to these customers were it not to use all of the powers available to it to secure the collection of commercial rates,” the spokesperson said.

“As a publicly funded body, Wexford County Council has a duty to collect all monies due so we can continue to drive forward the development of the county and continue to provide essential services to the people of Wexford.”

Current legislation states that where proceeds earned from seizures of goods don’t cover the costs of the money owed, further seizures may be carried out until the due has been collected. has contacted Courtown Hotel for comment.

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