first_imgMr Ferry outside court todayA BIN company boss was today given seven days to comply with a court order forcing him to provide details of his income.Judge Paul Kelly told Jim Ferry, of Rossbracken, Letterkenny, had been ordered to appear at Letterkenny District Civil Court today after failing to appear last month. He is being pursued by Donegal County Council for non-payment of €320,000 in fees. The debt is outstanding since 2010 and is personally owed by Mr Ferry.Lisa Finnegan told Judge Kelly that Ferry – of Ferry’s Refuse Limited – had failed to comply with a court order to supply a statement of means.He had instead handed in a self-assessment tax return which was not what the court had ordered.Ferry’s solicitor Kevin McElhinney accepted that his client had failed to comply with the order. However he said this was because ‘without prejudice’ negotiations between the bin company boss and the council had been ongoing but these negotiations had failed to reach a conclusion on Tuesday.“These proposals were rejected  yesterday afternoon,” said Mr McElhinney.“I have explained to my client that he should have had the statement of means in court regardless of discussions going on or not; however I would ask for one final opportunity to produce a statement of means in advance of March.”Ms Finnegan said she couldn’t progress the case without a statement of means.“The court order on January 19 was that this statement should be provided 7 days in advance of today,” she said.She agreed to “one final adjournment” on condition that Mr Ferry provide details of all his income to the court and to her within seven days.Judge Kelly said he was “amazed that a man of Mr Ferry’s experience hasn’t filed a statement of means”.The judge went on: “This isn’t a matter which has dropped on him in the last week; this application was lodged in 2010.”Mr McElhinney said his client had been making payments but these were going to landfill charges.However Judge Kelly said: “He is liable to pay both (the outstanding fees and the landfill charges). He was choosing to pay one and not the other; the net affect is the council is funding your client’s interest on the money he owes them and that’s just not good enough.”He said payments which were being made by Ferry to Donegal County Council were clearly marked on records as ‘landfill’ and were therefore not related to outstanding debts.Ferry was ordered to re-appear at Letterkenny District Court on March 4.BIN COMPANY BOSS GIVEN 7 DAYS TO COMPLY WITH COURT ORDER ON €320,000 DEBT was last modified: February 4th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ferry’s refusejim ferrylast_img

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