The High Court has appointed a provisional liquidator to the company that owns the Nuremore Hotel in Carrickmacross.
The hotel has been a cause of controversy since it was closed at the beginning of the year for refurbishment works to be carried out. These works have never commenced and staff at the hotel have gone lengthy periods without receiving wages.
Local TD Matt Carthy says these staff and former workers must be commended for their resilience and determination. Speaking to Northern Sound News the Carrickmacross native said that no effort should be spared to restore Nuremore Hotel as functional, commercial hotel. Deputy Matt Carthy says this appointment of a liquidator could be a significant development.
“No effort should be spared in ensuring that the Nuremore returns to being a fully functional, top-class, commercial hotel and country club. That means that all relevant government Departments and State agencies must engage with the provisional liquidator in this regard.
“This controversary began when the Immigrant Investor Programme was utilised to purchase the hotel. That process needs to be fully investigated. On several occasions staff have gone significant periods without receiving pay that was due to them. Those staff and former workers must be commended for their resilience and determination.
“Those failures of the hotel owner to pay salaries owed and the fact that the hotel remains closed with no indicated of renovation works commencing has naturally led to heightened concerns abut the future of the hotel. Those concerns can be alleviated by a clear statement by government that they will intervene as necessary to ensure that the Nuremore can return to delivering a top-quality tourism amenity while delivering an important economic benefit to the South Monaghan area.