Glentoran FC community scheme wound up over unpaid rates bills
A community scheme linked to Irish League Premiership side Glentoran FC has been wound up over unpaid rates bills, it has been confirmed.
An order which forces Glentoran Partnership out of business was granted at the High Court.
The petition was brought by lawyers on behalf of the Department for Finance and Personnel, Land and Property Services.
Glentoran Partnership was set up to promote the east Belfast club — which is itself reported to be heavily in debt — within the community.
According to court papers, its offices are registered at Glentoran FC, The Oval, Parkgate Drive, Belfast.
However, the winding up order granted on Wednesday does not impact on the club itself.
The club is seen as one of the ‘big two’ along with rivals Linfield and won its last Premiership title in 2008-9.