Court blocks builder from cutting sewerage services to nursing home

The High Court has granted an injunction restraining a builder from cutting off sewerage services to Áras Uí Dómhnaill nursing home.

The home, which  has 32 residents, is in receivership.

The interim order was granted by Ms Justice Mary Laffoy against John O’Donnell, Ballyherrin, Kilmacrennan, Letterkenny,and Kilmac Formwork Ltd of the same address, to receiver Declan Taite.

Declan Taite said the defendants had claimed they had a 2007 agreement with the operator of the Áras Uí Dómhnaill nursing home in Milford that they would be paid €500,000 for providing a connection to a new sewage treatment plant they had built on adjoining lands.

That money had not been paid and they were now threatening to sever the connection, it was claimed.

Yesterday, Mr Taite was granted an injunction restraining Mr O’Donnell and Kilmac disconnecting, impeding or interfering with the sewerage system.