7 November 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

AN APPLICATION by well-known hotelier and Gaelic football personality Seamus McEnaney to transfer a publican’s licence to a premises in Monaghan town was objected to by one of the former managers of the premises in question when the matter came before Monday’s sitting of Monaghan District Court.

The application by Mr Seamus McEnaney — who was described as a nominee of Carrickmacross-based company Wardglade Ltd — for the ad-interim transfer of a full publican’s licence had been granted at the court on 20th July last in respect of the premises known as ‘Master Deery’s’ at 27/28 Market Street, Monaghan Town. But the matter was before the court again on Monday as one of the annual licensing applications that must be entered by all licensed premises.

Mr Damien Rudden, solr, acting on behalf of Tony Donagher, solr, Carrickmacross (who has been representing Wardglade Ltd in this matter), reminded the court that evidence for the application had been given at the July sitting, and said his understanding was that all the required proofs were now in order.

Mr McEnaney, who had personally given evidence on the matter at the original hearing on 20th July, was not present at Monday’s hearing.

At this point, Mr Feargal Deery of Drumhillock, Monaghan, who was part of the management team that formerly ran the premises known as Master Deery’s, made himself known to the court and stated to Judge Denis McLoughlin that he was objecting to the application by Mr McEnaney and Wardglade Ltd.

(As was reported in this newspaper at the time, a High Court order …

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