This dude has some extremely
interesting directorships that don't show up on his linkedin or in the Irish Times puff piecehttp://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/wee ... 05434.html
The Golden Horseshoe Limited
Fitzwilliam Card Club Limited
Fitzwilliam Casino Limited
New Beginning Concepts Limited
Gandon Hall Management Company Limited
Him and wife took out 269k in directors remuneration in year to June 2010 and 437k in previous year from Life line Ambulance Service Limited.
Interesting Note 18 to accounts Related Party Transactions
"Premises owned by the managing director/shareholder were used by the company. The related rent charged was €122,625, previous year €110,857"
Lost money in year to 30 June 2010, but had about a million in shareholders funds. No accounts filed yet for 30 June 2011, but they're not really late. I wonder how the UK acquisition went?
Between the emoluments and the rent he was certainly drawing a lot of money from the business. I wonder what he invested it in?
Business and Finance June 2006http://www.businessandfinance.ie/index. ... 402&a=1603
"We have a vast membership across our clubs," says David Hall, the chairman of the Gaming and Leisure Association. "There are a number of judges who are members, a number of barristers including senior counsels, well-known business people, well-known celebrities and we also cater for everyone from taxi drivers to housewives too. There are also TDs and senators with membership of our clubs, including some from the Government parties. From a confidentiality perspective, it wouldn't be appropriate to comment on who they are but let's just say that the membership includes some very senior politicians."
Hall's own curriculum vitae hardly reads like that of Tony Soprano. He agreed to become the independent chairman of the group because he has a keen interest in poker but his day job is as managing director of Lifeline Ambulance. He also chairs the Beaumont Transplant Foundation and the Marie Keating Foundation.
Nevertheless, Hall and the Gaming and Leisure Association have not succeeded in gaining an audience with the Minister about their businesses' threatened imminent demise. A meeting with department officials and a curt statement that the Minister is exploring "a scheme of court orders to close down places operating as casinos" must suffice.
"It is very difficult to garner support when a minister for justice has let a roar out of him and mentioned a number of dangerous words such as money-laundering but yet has shown no evidence of it," says Hall. "It would be interesting to see him mention this outside the privilege of the Dáil. It is an easy thing to do in the chamber to make reference to certain words that are unproven. This is a democracy and that means there should be some room for consultation."
He puts it up to McDowell!!!!!
So, to sum up, former? advocate for Casino industry. Current advocate for debt write-offs.