Just a year after returning and setting up restaurants in Dublin and Sligo, the Letterkenny chef has emigrated to America.
And not for the first time a number of his suppliers claim they have not been paid.
Gallagher left Dublin just before Christmas with his wife Candice and their two children.
He has set up home in Los Angeles where he is listed as a ‘restaurant consultant.’
However not everyone is sad to see the back of him.
Maurice Kettyle of Kettyle Meats in Letterkenny claims Gallagher, from Hawthorn Heights, owes him about €7,000 for produce he supplied to his restaurants.
“He has conned the country again. If I was broke I couldn’t afford the airfare to LA let alone set up a new life there.
“There were two big deliveries that went unpaid, it was about €7,000. The cheque bounced.
“I contacted him a number of times and it was the same old story. Now I hear that he has left the country.
“It is difficult enough to do business without this type of behaviour. I don’t know how he can take in money and not pay his debt, signs, staff and suppliers,” fumed Mr Kettyle.