Details of Defendant:
Finchogue, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
Gorey District Court
District Judge Gerard Haughton
Contrary to Section 187 (1) of the Companies Act 1990, Mr Keating, carrying on business under the name and style of Barry Keating & Co, acted as auditor of seven companies when not qualified to do so. A total of seven charges were before the court relating to Mr Keating having acted for one financial year in the case of each company.
On a plea of guilty, the court convicted the defendant on four of the charges, pursuant to section 187 (6) and (9) of the Companies Act 1990, imposed fines totalling €2,000 (€500 on each charge) and directed the defendant to pay prosecution cost of €1,250, such sum to be paid within a period of six months from the date of the Court Order. The remaining three charges were taken into consideration by the court.