Jack White’s rings up €250k profits

The pub may be associated with one of the country’s most notorious murders in recent memory, but profits at Jack White’s Inn in Co Wicklow leaped past the €250,000 mark last year.

Newly-filed accounts for the firm that operates the popular pub, Jimblue Ltd, show that the company recorded profits — after providing for depreciation and taxation — of €257,466 last year — a 16% increase on the €221,373 profits in 2012.

This followed the pub recording profits of €195,325 in 2011 and €166,105 in 2010.

The pub located at Ballyna Park, Brittas Bay six miles north of Arklow on the main road to Dublin is owned by Kerryman, Tadhg Kennedy.

The directors’ report states that “the company has continued to improve performance in recent years despite the continued financial and economic downturn, and has achieved excellent profitability levels in a challenging and rapidly changing industry”.

In 2000, Catherine Nevin was jailed for life for the murder of her husband, Tom at their pub, the Jack White Inn on March 19 in 1996.

Mr Nevin was shot dead in the kitchen while he was counting the St Patrick’s weekend takings.

Ms Nevin has always denied involvement in the murder, but lost an appeal against her conviction in 2003, and in 2010 she also lost an application to have her conviction declared a miscarriage of justice.

The case was back in the news this week after the Supreme Court dismissed what was likely to be Ms Nevin’s final attempt to have her appeal against her murder conviction heard in the Supreme Court.

In January 1998, Catherine Nevin sold the pub for €620,000 and Mr Kennedy subsequently purchased the pub for a price close to €2.5m in 2003.

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