Injunction Preventing Galway Pub Owner From Offering Possession Of The Venue To Anyone Else Lifted
An injunction preventing the owner of Galway's Hole in the Wall pub from offering possession of the venue to anyone else has been lifted.
The injunction was granted in early June when 15 former employees of the pub claimed that they were abruptly and unlawfully let go from their jobs last April when the pub was closed.
According to The Irish Times, the employees claimed that the pub's owner, Stephen Fahy, caused the pub's closure and intends to wind up his company, Stephen Fahy Ltd, to transfer the publican's license to a new tenant and divest himself of possession. The employees said that should the company be wound up, claims that they have made as creditors of the company may be defeated.
Acting on instructions from solicitor Frances Mahon, Niamh McGowan BL informed Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds on June 27 that the injunction could be lifted on consent and replaced with an undertaking. The defendant undertook that if the pub is leased to another party, the plaintiffs will be informed within a week of the execution of that lease.
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