The general manager of a Sligo hotel has secured a temporary High Court injunction, preventing what he claims is a flawed disciplinary hearing against him from proceeding.

The injunction was secured by Fergal Ryan, general manager of the Clayton Hotel in Sligo, against his employer Dalata Hotel Group Plc

Issues had arisen over the testimony of two employees at the Sligo hotel who were called as witnesses for the company.

Senior counsel Patrick O'Reilly, acting for Fergal Ryan, told the High Court that the disciplinary hearing was flawed to the degree that it was now "doomed".

Mr Ryan, who has worked in the hotel industry for 28 years, said disciplinary proceedings were started against him earlier this year after he declined offers of money from his employer to leave this job.

Mr Ryan's solicitor had asked that the disciplinary process be halted, but that was refused, resulting in the injunction application.

Ms Justice Theresa Pilkington, granting the injunction, said she was satisfied a serious issue that requires adjudication by the court has been raised, and returned the matter to next week.

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