The media reaction to isobar launching their first Irish office has been fascinating. Initially most journalists hadn’t heard of the company, so I needed to undertake an education process. This is symptomatic of our island mentality and where we focus primarily what’s happening here, especially in the business media. But once I started talking figures then they were astounded. And, the figures truly are astounding.
This week the Irish satirical and investigative magazine The Phoenix covered The Paris Bakery fiasco. In particular it focused on Ruth Savill’s resignation in December and the letter that sent to rebel director Yannick Forel, which was filed in the Companies Registration Office.
A quick update to confirm that the High Court in Dublin has today approved the Revenue Commissioners application to put the Paris Bakery & Pastry Limited into liquidation. This a positive step in what has been a very unfortunate and drawn out process. Thankfully this now means the workers can get access to the State’s compensation fund.
Ruth Savill was in court for the proceedings and indicated to the judge that she resigned in from the company in November, 2013 and that this had been confirmed by the Companies Registration Office, but that she was happy to assisted in the Court and liquidator in any way she can. It was indicated that under the terms of the Statute anyone who has been a director of a company in the last 12 months must complete an affidavit and submit it to the Court with 21 days. This is currently being undertaken for Ms Savill.
At the end of this period there will be another court hearing and a date for a creditors’ meeting will be set.
Further updates will be posted as soon as we have them.
For any enquiries on The Paris Bakery please contact Simon Palmer on 0851341761 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
On Saturday The Irish Times covered the fact that The Revenue Commissioners are putting The Paris Bakery into liquidation.
Ruth Savill has just received confirmation that the Revenue Commissioners are going to put The Paris Bakery and Pastry Limited into liquidation.
This is a huge relieve for all involved as the workers will now being to gain access to the government’s compensation fund.
We have been informed that a notice confirming the liquidation will appear in the national press next week and the Court hearing has provisionally been set for 30th June, 2014.
Ruth Savill was formerly director of The Paris Bakery in Moore Street. She resigned from the company in December, 2013 as she was unhappy at the way it was being run by former director. She is not and has never been a shareholder in the business.
Since then the company has encountered financial problems with staff reportedly not being paid. Ms Savill is very concerned about this situation and has offered any assistance where she can. She is currently working with Taoiseach’s office, Department of Work and Pensions and the Revenue Commissioners, so that The Paris Baskery and Pastry Limited can be put into liquidation so that the staff can get access to the State’s compensation fund.
If anyone would like to contact Ruth Savill then I am helping with liaison on a pro-bono basis. Please contact me on 0851341761 or email email@example.com
Article in The Irish Times on the extension to the Omniplex Rathmines cinema in Dublin.
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I do acting PR for actors and actresses in Dublin. Here’s a nice little bit of high profile coverage I got Dublin actor Jack Olohan. It’s a great example of actors can get non-work related coverage if they have an interesting yarn.
In this instance Jack mentioned that his grandfather was in the original Star Wars film. With JJ Abrahams currently recruiting for the new Star Wars films this was timely piece published on May 4th (get it?) by Ken Sweeney, the celebrity and entertainment correspondent for The Sun. If Jack lands a role I’ve asked for a cut