GROUND RENTS RECOMMENDATIONS TO BE CONSIDERED BY CABINET IN SEPTEMBER:

19 July 2018 No Comments by The Northern Standard

MINISTER WELCOMES SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS IN ADDRESSING CARRICKMACROSS ISSUE

The controversial issue of ground rents in Carrickmacross has been at the centre of a long running legal saga, which culminated in a Supreme Court judgement in 2012. This had serious implications for local businesses on the west side of the Main Street in the town and their ability to buy out the freehold of their property. Local businessman Gus O’Gorman won his 18-year case against JES Holdings Ltd, an Isle of Man registered company set up by the landlord Shirley family. Mr O’Gorman was able to buy out the freehold of a property where he had originally…

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