Saturday September 26, 2020

Decobake owner pursued ‘vendetta’ against liquidator, says judge

Attempt to upend liquidation of cake-customising company in High Court is unsuccessful

1st March, 2020
Paul Coyle, owner of Decobake, pictured at the premises of his business in Clane, Co Kildare, with security personnel in the background. Picture: Barry Cronin

The owner of a cake-customising business at the centre of a lengthy and colourful legal battle pursued a “vendetta” against its liquidator, a judge has ruled.

Decobake, a baking accessories company founded by businessman Paul Coyle and his family, was a market leader in its field, employing around 50 people and winning contracts with retail giants such as Asda, Sainsbury’s and Dunnes Stores.

At the same time, however, it racked up hundreds...

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