Updated: 17/09/12 : 06:27:05Printable Version
The Sligo hotel which
featured at the centre of a Sligo politician's financial woes has closed
Friday night saw the Coach House Hotel in Ballymote cease
trading as it officially went on the market at a price that many have
found below want might have been expected.
In a sign of the
current property collapse a 'mere' €300k is the sale price on the
12-year-old 12-bedroom premises that features a large bar, restaurant,
function room and an 80-car capacity carpark. The sale price includes a
full seven-day license.
The hotel has been the subject of a high
court action by the owner, Mrs Burke, from Kinvarra, Co Galway against
the then lease holder Fine Gael Minister of State, John Perry TD.
High Court was told that the parties had resolved the long-standing
dispute. However parties refused to discuss the terms of the deal.
The hotel was also the subject of a €13,386 judgement over an unpaid electricity bill.
an ironic twist the auctioneer handling the sale in former Fianna Fáil
Sligo TD and Ballymote native, Eamonn Scanlon. Mr Scanlon topped the
poll in the 2007 election and along with Dr Jimmy Devins resigned the
party whip in 2009 as a protest against the removal of vital cancer
services from Sligo General Hospital.
Mr Scanlon lost his seat in the 2011 general election and Dr Devins declined to go forward to retain his seat.Always be first with Sligo news - Never miss a story - Join us on Facebook