Prosecution Cases 2006

The Director of Corporate Enforcement v Christies Estate Agents Balbriggan Limited AND Gerard Murphy AND Mary Murphy

23 February 2006

Details of Defendants: 
Christies Estate Agents
Balbriggan Limited 

Company Number: 344452

Registered Office: St Georges Square, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

Gerard Murphy
Mary Murphy 

Address:                                                                                                                                                     Both of 39 The Cairns, Beaubec, Drogheda, Co. Louth. 

Balbriggan District Court. 

Judge:                                                                                                                                                    District Judge O’Donnell 

Alleged Offence(s): 
The defendants were each charged with three offences under section 202 of the Companies Act 1990, which requires the keeping of proper books of account. The charges related to the financial years ending the 31st of July 2002; 31st July 2003; and 31st July 2004. 

Outcome:                                                                                                                                                    On a plea of guilty by each of the accused, the Court convicted the company and Gerard Murphy on each count of offences under section 202 of the Companies Act 1990, imposed fines totalling €750 on the company and €250 on Gerard Murphy and directed the company and Gerard Murphy to pay prosecution costs totalling of €500. The Court, having thought the charges proven, proceeded (under Section 1(1) of the Probation of Offenders Act, 1907) to dismiss the charges against Mary Murphy

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