The owners of a number of holiday homes — including rugby star Brian O’Driscoll
— are seeking a High Court injunction requiring a company to restore their water supply in a dispute over management fees.
Mr O’Driscoll is one of a number of owners of 60 houses which are part of the Seafield Demense development in Ballymoney, Co Wexford. Some 59 people who own 33 of the houses, including Mr O’Driscoll, are seeking an order requiring Seafield Demesne Management
(SDM) Ltd to restore their water supply which was allegedly cut in March.
Mr Justice Kevin Feeney, who will give his decision on the injunction tomorrow, noted it was agreed between the parties that the investors had either paid a total of €207,130 under protest to SDM or into their solicitor’s account in relation to management fees since the dispute began in 2007. Counsel for the owners of the 33 houses said the essence of the dispute was that there had been a failure to justify the amount of the service charge.