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Beauties: Tara Abbey, Kerrie Francis and Sarah Dorrington in the  Krystle VIP room

Beauties: Tara Abbey, Kerrie Francis and Sarah Dorrington in the Krystle VIP room

Beauties: Tara Abbey, Kerrie Francis and Sarah Dorrington in the Krystle VIP room

THE champagne is flowing for the owners of Krystle night club and Dicey's pub as new accounts show the business recorded profits of €1.4m last year.

The profits for the Russell Court Hotel - which houses Krystle nightclub and Dicey's pub - represent an 83pc increase on the €806,809 profits recorded in 2012.

And the new figures show another bumper year in 2013.

The accounts just filed by Triglen Holdings Ltd to the Companies Office show that the firm's gross profit last year increased by 4.5pc from €8.45m to €8.83m.

However, higher administrative expenses of €7.68m resulted in the marginally lower operating profits of €1.14m compared to €1.15m in 2012.

Interest payments of €184,932 resulted in pre-tax profits of €967,113 - a 4pc drop on the pre-tax profits generated in 2012.

The firm's post-tax profits last year include a €695,243 increase in value of the firm's property following a revaluation carried out in April of this year. The firm's property now has a book value of €22.6m.

The company's corporate tax bill was €184,932.

The profit last year takes account of non-cash depreciation costs of €591,249.

pleased

The figures show that directors, Ramanathan Arulchelvan and Eileen Wright, last year paid themselves €843,000 and this followed directors' pay totalling €904,464 in 2012.

According to the directors' report, they state that they "are pleased to report an increase in net earnings after interest and depreciation compared to 2012".

"The directors expect sales and profits to increase in 2014 continuing an upward trend over the last few years," the report states.

"The improvement reflects continued investment in all areas of the business offering a quality entertainment product having established two of the city's best known night-clubs, Krystle and Dicey's Garden, together with a busy lunch time trade in Dicey's," it adds.

At the end of December last, the firm had accumulated profits of €8.8m. Shareholder funds stood at €14.5m that included cash of €507,347.

The amount owed in loans by the firm stood at €7.3m.

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