Reynolds fined €700 for hotel bar without licence
TOP concert promoter John Reynolds has been fined €700 for selling alcohol without a licence at his Co Meath hotel.
Reynolds, with an address at Bellinter House, near Trim, was not in Navan District Court when he was convicted of breaching the Finance Act.
A senior Revenue Commissioners official informed the court he went to the luxury boutique hotel at Bellinter House on September 11 last year where he ordered and was served a half glass of whiskey.
The barman and then hotel manager told him to speak with Reynolds, he told the court.
At a meeting at the offices of the Revenue in Abbey Road, Navan, Reynolds admitted to the official he did not have a licence to sell alcohol when customs officer visited his hotel.
Summonses were issued against Bellinter House Ltd and against Reynolds, trading as Bellinter House. In court, however, a charge against the company was withdrawn and the charge against Reynolds personally was proceeded with.
Judge John Lindsay convicted Reynolds of selling intoxicating liquor by retail at Bellinter House without taking out the proper licence.