Former hurling captain Foley granted pub licence

FORMER Limerick hurling captain Mark Foley was successful this week in an application before the Circuit Court for the renewal of his pub licence in Ballyagran.

FORMER Limerick hurling captain Mark Foley was successful this week in an application before the Circuit Court for the renewal of his pub licence in Ballyagran.

Barrister Emmet O’Brien told Judge Carroll Moran that the licence had lapsed but Mr Foley had since “regularised his tax affairs” and a tax clearance certificate had been issued last year.

“Mr Foley has been operating the premises since December 2005 when the property was purchased but the licence had since lapsed,” Mr O’Brien said.

Mr Foley, of Abbeyview, Adare, took to the witness box to assure Judge Moran that his tax affairs were now in order and gave an undertaking that he would abide by nine conditions sought by the County Limerick chief fire officer in relation to the premises.

Judge Moran said he would grant the application on the strength of the undertaking but added that it would only issue once a letter had been sent by Mr Foley’s engineer demonstrating the conditions required by the fire officer were complied with.