Top five recipients of State funding

Hatch Hall accommodation centre, Dublin 2. Photograph: Rory O Neill

Hatch Hall accommodation centre, Dublin 2. Photograph: Rory O Neill


1. Mosney
Money received: €101 million
Accommodation: Mosney Accommodation Centre, Co Meath
Directors: Phelim McCloskey, Drogheda, Co Louth; Sarah Gates, Drogheda, Co Louth; Ruth Kierans, Drogheda, Co Louth

2. East Coast Catering
Money received: €91.5 million
Accommodation: Baleskin Reception Centre, Co Dublin;
Hatch Hall, Dublin 2;
Carroll Village, Dundalk
Directors: Dundalk
businessmen Denis Williams and Brian Byrne; Canada-based businessmen Patrick

and Richard Sheppard

3. Bridgestock
Money received: €66.7 million
Accommodation: Globe House, Sligo;
Lisbrook House, Galway;
Athlone Accommodation Centre, Co Westmeath
Directors: Séamus Gillen, Tullamore, Co Offaly; Eoghan McGinty, Galway; Michael Gillen, Sligo

4. Millstreet Equestrian Services Ltd
Money received: €52.6 million
Accommodation: Viking House, Waterford;
Bridgewater House,
Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary;
Drishane Castle, Millstreet,
Co Cork
Directors: Noel C Duggan, Cork, and Thomas A Duggan

5. Shaun Hennelly, Galway.
Money received: €24.3 million
Accommodation: Great Western House, Galway
Owners: Shaun and Kathleen Hennelly, Galway

Source: Department of Justice figures from 2000 to 2012; figures relate to funding
provided for current commercial centres and centres which may since have closed