Online error causes distress for Cork bar owner

Online error causes distress for Cork bar owner

A Cork bar owner is warning of the dangers of digital society after his credit score took a significant hit this week — because of a typo.

Peter Collins, owner of Barry’s in Douglas, has warned business owners and members of the public to be mindful of their digital footprint after his business was the victim of an incorrect notice of receivership.

Mr Collins, who employs more than 60 people at his busy Douglas bar, has faced a stream of calls about the future of his business after an error by an online company database.

A website posted a notice of receivership for Barry’s, under its trading name Douglas Taverns Ltd, earlier this week. However, the notice was actually meant for a different premises with a similar name.

After Barry’s queried the notice, he said the website immediately investigated the matter, removed the incorrect notice and apologised for the distress caused.

“This can have serious consequences,” said Mr Collins, who said he is now considering legal action.

Barry’s, which has traded since 1994, remains one of the city’s busiest bars. Mr Collins said there are no concerns about receivership.

the Evening Echo.

More in this Section

Murder accused 'wouldn’t be in current situation' had she not been abused as child, court hearsMurder accused 'wouldn’t be in current situation' had she not been abused as child, court hears

Boy, 17, missing in DublinBoy, 17, missing in Dublin

'Those cows would have been coming to me” - Cork farmer claiming €1.6m in damages"Those cows would have been coming to me” - Cork farmer claiming €1.6m in damages

'We'd prefer to be working' - Ambulance staff begin second day of strike over union recognition'We'd prefer to be working' - Ambulance staff begin second day of strike over union recognition


Lifestyle

Celebrate the anniversary by finding lift off without even leaving the earth, at these stateside visitor centres and museums, says Sarah Marshall.America’s top space-age attractions to celebrate 50 years since the moon landing

These handy product edits are so useful for travelling, says Katie Wright.Palettes pack a punch: The travel must have

To mark the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth, a new exhibition charts the story of the feminist monarch. Suzanne Harrington meets the curator at Buckingham Palace ILifting the lid on the real Queen Victoria this summer

It’s not easy for busy new mothers to eat well, but following a few guidelines and avoiding extreme diets can go a long way, writes dietitian Aoife Hearne.Operation Transformation dietitian Aoife Hearne on keeping thing simple post pregnancy

More From The Irish Examiner