Self-catering holiday firm ceases trading after 14 years
SELF CATERING Ireland, an Irish company that markets and sells self-catering holidays in Ireland, Britain, Europe and the US, has ceased trading.
A customer who was due to begin a holiday tomorrow received correspondence from the firm yesterday. “It is with deep regret that after 14 years in business, Selfcatering.ieannounces that it has ceased trading with immediate effect,” the correspondence said.
“We acknowledge that as a customer, you will be inconvenienced and also may be impacted financially as a result. We apologise for this unreservedly.
“Please appreciate that this was a last resort with every effort made by the company to prevent this situation, and it is with deep regret that the company has ceased trading.
“We would advise you to contact the relevant property owners or caretakers directly so that a solution might be arranged regarding your holiday,” the email, dated yesterday, said.
A note on the company website said Selfcatering was “currently unavailable”. Customers were directed to contact the caretaker of their property directly. Calls to the company’s Wexford headquarters yesterday evening were met with an answering machine which repeated the same message.
Formed in 1998 the company, based in Kilrane, Rosslare Harbour, specialises in holiday rentals in Ireland and Northern Ireland as well as offering self-catering holidays in the UK, continental Europe and the US.
Abridged company accounts for Power Holiday Management Limited, the parent company behind Self Catering Ireland, showed the company had liabilities of almost €1.5 million at the end of 2010.
The shareholders’ deficit deepened from €1,455,064 in 2009 to €1,463,429 in 2010.
Attempts to contact company director Thomas Power yesterday evening were unsuccessful.