Abbey Manor Hotel High Court case to resume today

A High Court challenge taken by Leitrim County Council against the owners of the Abbey Manor Hotel in Dromahair will enter its fourth day today.

The local authority allege that the owners, Dromapop Limited intended to change the use of the facility from a “specific form of tourist accommodation” to temporary use for asylum seekers and has carried out unauthorised works in preparation for this change.

The council argues planning permission granted for the premises was based on commercial tourism use, where specific tourism-related policies were cited.

The hotel owners are also counter-suing Leitrim County Council on the matter.

Court proceedings will resume this afternoon.