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Ashford Records Profit

The firm that operates the five star Ashford Castle hotel resort recorded pre-tax profits of €724,983 in its first year of operation.


The hotel emerged from receivership in May 2013 after Red Carnation Hotels paid €20m for the Co Mayo resort.
Accounts show that Ashford Castle Hotel recorded the pre-tax profits after achieving revenues of €6.4m between May 10 and December 31, 2013. The hotel was closed for refurbishment in the early part of 2014 and the directors state that the refurbishment that upgraded the building's interior furnishings was done with the aim of increasing the quality of hotel experience.

CIE Awards for Radisson

The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin has been awarded a CIE International Award of Excellence for Best Hotel Accommodation.
The award was presented to General Manager, Madeline Riley and Director of Sales & Marketing, Michelle McDonnell by Vivienne Jupp, Chairman and Brian Stack, Managing Director of CIE Tours International.
The Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway also won a CIE award.

Mt. Juliet Cut Losses

Operating losses at five-star hotel and golf resort Mount Juliet more than halved in 2013 to €1.65m as revenues increased.
 julietLast year, entrepreneur Emmet O'Neill and Brehon Capital Partners bought  the resort for an estimated €15m.
The operating losses of €1.65m followed operating losses of €3.3m in 2012.
The  2013 losses reduced after revenues increased by 11.5pc from €7.18m to €8m.
It recorded a pre-tax profit of €869,178 after an exceptional net gain of €2.52m arising from €9.7m debt forgiven by group companies and an asset write-down of €7.2m.

O'Callaghan Helps Temple Street

Temple Street Children’s Hospital is O’Callaghan Hotels selected charity for the second year. 
 templePictured at the sponsorship presentation are, left to right: Anne Cooney, Temple Street Children’s Hospital; Catherine Bodley, Director of Sales, O’Callaghan Hotels; Marian Lyne, Marketing Executive, O’Callaghan Hotels.
So far O’Callaghan Hotels group has donated €5,000 to Temple Street .
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Dismissed Manager Seeks Injunction

Declan Moriarty, general manager of the Kilkenny River Court Hotel, is seeking a High Court injunction preventing his dismissal.
He claims that  he was summarily dismissed in breach of the hotel's own procedures on February 3 last.
He is seeking an order against Neville Hotels Ltd, t/a the River Court, and against William Neville and Sons, preventing his purported dismissal.  He also wants to be restored to full pay pending the hearing of his action over the matter.
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