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The Director of Corporate Enforcement v John O'Connell

Monday 23rd February 2015

23 February 2015


The Director of Corporate Enforcement v John O'Connell

Details of Defendant:
John O'Connell

Address:
Stephens Cooke & Co., Blackhall Court, Blackhall, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Venue:
Dublin Metropolitan District Court

Judge:
District Judge John O' Neill

Alleged Offences:
The Defendant was charged with contravention of Section 56(1) and (3) of the Company Law Enforcement Act 2001 that in relation to three companies in liquidation he, the Accused, as liquidator of each company failed to provide to the Director of Corporate Enforcement Reports in the form prescribed by the Regulation made under the 2001 Act relating to those insolvent companies.

Outcome:
On a plea of guilty, Section 1(1) of the Probation of Offenders Act 1907 was imposed on the Defendant in respect of each of the three charges with the Defendant being ordered to pay a sum of €1,000 to the Simon Community and agreeing to pay prosecution costs of €1,250. District Judge John O' Neill directed that the matter again come before the Court on Tuesday the 21st of April 2015, and on hearing that the sums arising had been discharged, Judge O'Neill  struck out the charges and Section 1(1) of the Probation of Offenders Act 1907 was imposed on the Defendant.