The Stokes Brothers: That Expenses Bill (Not Nearly) In Full

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Brothers Simon (right) and Christian Stokes, whose Bang Cafe restaurant in Dublin has been wound up with debts of €2.4 million, spent almost €146,000 of the company’s money over an 18 month period on personal expenses, including hotels and restaurants in Ireland, London, Denmark and Barbados. The company owes more than €470,000 to the Revenue.

Expenses included:

The Coral Reef Club, Barbados: €2,421

Blakes Hotel, London: €1,891

The Gucci Store, New York: €4,425

The Professional Golfers Association, Blackrock: €2,000

Skovshoved Hotel, Denmark: €4,288

Brown Thomas, Dublin: €2,621

Pia Bang Interiors, Dublin: €6,494

Ashford Castle: €3,835

Maroma Resort & Spa: €2,091

Items not included:

Subscription to Socialist Worker newspaper: €18

Christy Moore CD: €10

Dubarry shoes: €40

Underwear (Penneys): €5

Pack of 20 ‘Woodbines’: €8

Brothers Spent €146,000 on ‘Expenses’ (Irish Times)

(Photocall Ireland)