A COSTA del Sol property company has won a dubious accolade in the Daily Mirror’s run-down of the heroes and villains of 2009.
Darragh MacAnthony’s company MRI was recognised for its ‘heavy-handed response’ after accusations that it ripped off customers.
The Mirror claimed clients paid MRI thousands for furniture that never arrived.
However, the company responded with a bristling statement. “I have forwarded your latest query to our lawyers Carter-Ruck,” it read. “I believe they are already dealing with matters relating to your previous queries and publication.”
Meanwhile MRI Overseas Property Limited has recently gone into voluntary liquidation. But it was a UK subsiduary “that we never used”, insisted MRI.
Also in liquidation is MRI TV ltd, owing 300,000 euros, as well as MRI Media, owing around 560,000 euros.