Castlemartyr Hotel denies 35 staff walked out of work over weekend

THE Castlemartyr Hotel has said it categorically denies claims that 35 staff walked out of work last weekend.

A spokesman for the luxury resort, just outside Cork city, said it was “utterly untrue”.

“No one walked off the job,” said a spokesman for the hotel.

“We had a full complement of staff, including agency staff, over what was a very successful weekend.”

The claims were made after it emerged that the hotel has had issues with Cork-based recruitment company Murlin, which supplies it with hotel and catering staff.

The Irish Examiner understands that discussions are scheduled to take place between Murlin and hotel owners John F Supple about any outstanding balances.

The Castlemartyr resort is also set to cut ties with its management group, and will no longer be run by the Capella Hotels brand — after its owners ended the contract.

Negotiations with another hotel brand are said to be at an advanced stage and a new management group is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

A spokesman for Supple said that contracts are being finalised.

“We think the appointment will be received very positively by the public. It is a world-class hotel brand.”


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