Okay, this will be one of the most tenuously-linked NAMA stories but the quarterly list of tax sinners published by the Irish Revenue Commissioners this afternoon, shows that model Glenda Gilson (31) has been hit with an overall total of €73,000 payable to the Revenue in settlement of tax owing together with interest and penalties. The particulars given by the Revenue are that there was an under-declaration of income tax and VAT.
It was back in March 2010 and life was relatively carefree for Treasury Holdings co-founder, the colourful Johnny Ronan who had spent the day watching six-nations rugby but when he later met up with his then-companion, Glenda Gilson at a pub in Ranelagh, south Dublin, a row erupted in which the statuesque Glenda kicked poor Johnny in the unmentionables, and Johnny responded with what might be termed a “Bishop Brennan”
These days, Johnny and his Treasury co-founder, the understated Richard Barrett have far more to worry about – their loans were acquired by NAMA in 2010, and the relationship has gone distinctly sour since the end of last year with receivers appointed to Treasury assets and companies, and Johnny and Richard sued in their own rights for sums that NAMA claims is owing.
Another notable inclusion on the latest list is the former principal of the private school in Tipperary who hit the headlines earlier this year when he refused admission to a pregnant girl. According to the Revenue list, Padraig O’Shea of Borrisleigh, Thurles has been hit a bill of €705,619 comprising due tax of €346,059 plus interest of €100,016 and penalties of €259,544. In July 2012, what the Revenue Commissioners as a “private school operator” gave an interview with the Irish Independent in which he talked about “standards of morality” and the “moral integrity of the Irish people”