Publicans fined e5k

TWO Dundalk publicans have been fined e5,000 for smuggling alcohol, according to the latest tax defaulters list published by the Revenue Commissioners.

TWO Dundalk publicans have been fined e5,000 for smuggling alcohol, according to the latest tax defaulters list published by the Revenue Commissioners.

Charlie Coyle of Good Time Charlies, 3 Francis Street, Dundalk and Brian McMahon of Oscar’s Bar, 21 Park Street, both faced one charge of smuggling alcohol and were fined e2,500 each.

The list contains details of published audit /investigation settlements completed by Revenue in the period October 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010.

It shows that two Dundalk-based companies were fined a total of e7,500 for failure to lodge corporation tax returns.

Furniture manufacturer Eurofibres (Ireland) Ltd of Edentubber Road, Carrickarnon was fined e5,000, while building contractor Marphil Construction Ltd of Mullacrew was fined e2,500.

Marphil Construction Ltd was slow fined e7,500 for failure to lodge VAT returns and e3,750 for failure to lodge P35 returns.

Two people from Louth were named on the list for cigarette smuggling - Eoin Larkin from Arthurstown, Edmondstown, Ardee was fined e750 fine and Martin O’Hare from Strand Road, Omeath, was fined e850.

Meanwhile, Neil Delaney, a haulier from Clogherhead was fined e5,000 for two charges of misuse of marked mineral oil. Raymond Trimble of Farndreg, Dundalk was fined e2,500 for the same offence, while North East Foods Ltd, Unit 10, Currabeg Business Park, Currabeg, Ardee was fined e5,000.

Company director Bernard Brady from Millgrange, Greenore was concurrently sentenced to one year, nine months and four months for failure to lodge VAT returns / failure to remit VAT. The sentences were suspended for a period of three years.

Part 1 of the list also reveals 20 individuals from Co Louth were fined a total of e60,750 by the courts. In Part 2 of the list, Company Director Dermot O’Callaghan of Red Barn’s House, Red Barn’s Road, Dundalk had to pay e30,188 in tax, interest and penalties for underdeclaration of capital gains tax.