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Hotel receivership news a bolt out of the blue for workers – Doherty

7 February, 2011 - by Pearse Doherty TD


Sinn Féin’s Donegal TD Pearse Doherty has expressed deep concern at the news today that the Bayview hotel is possibly going into receivership.

Speaking to workers and local business people at the hotel this morning Doherty said that this has been ‘a bolt out of the blue’ for the workers who were unable to access the hotel this morning.

Doherty said:

“I am deeply concerned at the news today that the Bayview hotel is to possibly go into receivership. Having spoken to the hotel workers and local business people this morning it is clear that this news came as a bolt out of the blue for the workers who were unable to access the hotel this morning.

“I understand that one of the owners of the hotel has asked that all residents would be transferred to another hotel and that no future business was to be taken with the hotel being closed with immediate affect. While it was explained that this was being done for immediate renovations it is now believed locally that the hotel will be placed in the hands of receivers.

“There has also been quite a substantial amount of the hotel’s stock such as beer; furniture etc removed from the hotel last night and at this point in time the workers are in total limbo.

“There is an urgent need for the Bayview owners to openly and honestly inform their staff as to what is going on. It is not acceptable to keep workers in the dark like this.

“Our focus needs to be on retaining these jobs in Killybegs. Like much of Donegal this is an area which has been devastated by unemployment and immediate action needs to be taken.” ENDS

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