Nephin director exits over founders’ dispute

The conflict compounds problems for the Mayo-based distillery, which is a year behind schedule in starting whiskey production

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
24th January, 2021
Nephin director exits over founders’ dispute
Joe Queenan has resigned as a director of Nephin Irish Whiskey, citing its boardroom troubles as his reason for leaving. Pic: Michael McLaughlin

A director at Nephin Irish Whiskey, the Mayo-based whiskey distillery, has resigned, blaming the company’s deepening boardroom dispute.

Joe Queenan, who is the managing director of Foxford Woollen Mills in Mayo, wrote to the board last week to tender his resignation, saying that “the conflict between key stakeholders on the board has made my position untenable and ineffective”.

It is the latest development in a simmering dispute between two factions within...

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