Moy Valley IRD has bills to pay itself and cannot simply wipe away the rent owed by its business tenants at the Quay in Ballina, according to the CEO of Moy Valley Resources, Annette Maughan.
Moy Valley Resources IRD is the landlord for the Quay Units and it’s a registered charity.
Annette was responding this afternoon to a call by a business man renting one of the commercial units at the Quay for a rent reprieve or cessation as his business is closed due to the Government imposed Covid 19 lockdown
Paul Ginty, of Quay Fitness Ballina told Midwest Lunchtime News that it’s not easy to go public, but it is increasingly difficult to meet a weekly / monthly rent bill when your business is shut down. He accepts that businesses in the Quay Units are not the only businesses in Mayo struggling with such issues, and he believes there should be some kind of a simple rent relief scheme during lockdowns.
Ms Maughan explained that no public funding is given to Moy Valley Resources for the Units at the Quays. She explained that Mayo County Council owns the land that the Units are located on.
“The IRD must continue to pay its bills to Mayo County Council and others and cannot provide concessions to its business tenants if such concessions are not government funded”, she explained.
Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley spoke to Annette this afternoon and asked her if she accepts that businesses in the Quay Units are in a very difficult situation…