News from Iris Oifigiuil today that Seamus Ross’s company, Andiamo Properties is being liquidated with Stephen Tennent of Grant Thornton appointed as liquidator on 30th January 2013, following an extraordinary meeting of the creditors of the company. Andiamo hit the headlines last January 2012 when a judge rejected a bid by the company to avoid a €3m VAT liability after it had engaged in what was called a complex scheme in the sale of houses at Taylor’s Hill, Rathfarnham, and Applewood, Swords. There is no evidence to link the company to NAMA, the current directors are Michael Keogh (46) and Kenneth O’Brien (65) – Seamus Ross (60) resigned from the company last October 2012, though the company record still shows the 99%-shareholder to be Jersey-registered company, Raburn Investments Unlimited.
Seamus Ross is most associated with Menolly Homes, and he has been cooperating with NAMA with the sale of his property. He is one of the so-called “Maple 10” group of Anglo customers who clubbed together to buy Sean Quinn’s stake in the bank.