Sunday November 1, 2020

Private car park in Carlow ‘undercut’ by council

Council has been accused in court of abusing its dominant market position

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
11th June, 2017
Stephen Murphy owns a private car park in Carlow town

Carlow Co Council has been accused in court of abusing its dominant market position by opening a car park in Carlow town near, and in opposition to, one owned by a businessman it is now suing for €39,000 in rates payments.

In a recent court hearing, solicitors for businessman Stephen Murphy argued as part of his defence that the council had effectively benefited from illegal state aid in setting up the rival car park.

Murphy,...

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