Press Release – Monday 25 September 2017
In an operation conducted this morning Monday 25 September 2017, a well-known retail premises on Main St Wexford narrowly avoided having it’s goods seized in an action taken by the County Sheriff on behalf of Wexford County Council.
Court officers called to “Eurosaver” shop at 21-23 North Main Street Wexford and demanded the handover of all stock on foot of a Warrant of Execution, following a long-running court action by Wexford County Council against the operators of the shop for failure to pay commercial rates.
Yong Chen and Hong Chen are listed as Directors of DSC Import Company Ltd which had been operating the discount store for some time, and the court action by the Council sought payment of commercial rates totalling more than €12,000. Following failure by the Company to pay, the Council obtained the court warrant authorising seizure of goods at the premises.
This morning’s seizure of goods was avoided however, when the Company made payment to the Sheriff of the Rates due, together with an additional payment in respect of the associated costs.
Commenting on this morning’s operation, Wexford County Council Communications Officer David Minogue was keen to point out that the vast majority of the county’s commercial rates customers make every effort to meet their financial obligations.
“The cost of unpaid rates is effectively met by those customers who do pay” said Mr. Minogue. “The Council would be failing in its duty to these customers were it not to use all of the powers available to it to ensure payment of commercial rates. Wexford County Council does not take this type of action lightly but it is essential that all Council income, including commercial rates is secured so we can continue to drive forward the development of the County and to provide essential services to the people of Wexford”.