The daughter and partner of a Donegal businessman banned from collecting household waste because of multiple criminal convictions have been granted a licence to operate a new company – from the same premises.
Jim Ferry (58) has faced 28 criminal charges for illegal dumping and received four suspended jail sentences.
Ferry’s Refuse Ltd had its licence revoked last July by the National Waste Collection Permit Office.
However, national newspapers reports say a new company Ferry’s Refuse & Recycling Ltd was set up by Ferry, from Rossbracken, Letterkenny, in November 2011 listing his 24-year-old daughter Louise as a company director.
Last July, Ferry resigned as a director, with his partner, 51-year-old Carol Elliott, taking over.
Just before Christmas the new company was given a licence at the same address.
Ferry has numerous criminal charges against him.
He had a €250,000 judgment against him from the Revenue and is being taken to court by a council for non-payment of €330,000 in fees.
Ferry’s company was this month also fined €7,500 for running bin lorries on agricultural diesel.
He was also fined €3,000 for failing to have tax on two of them.
He still hasn’t paid €42,000 in fines and fees after a conviction for illegally dumping household waste in a Co Donegal quarry in 2010.