Monday 20 November 2017

Gilligan family told to vacate homes that were bought with the proceeds of crime

John Gilligan and son Darren arrive for the Supreme Court action. Photo: Collins Courts
John Gilligan and son Darren arrive for the Supreme Court action. Photo: Collins Courts
Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) has served notice on criminal John Gilligan and members of his family to vacate their homes that were bought with the proceeds of crime.

Just hours after the Gilligans' appeal against the seizure of their homes failed, letters were issued by the CAB to the drug trafficker's solicitors seeking vacant possession of the properties.

Gilligan's wife Geraldine and daughter Tracey live in the bungalow beside the already-seized Jessbrook equestrian centre in Kildare and his son Darren lives in a house in Corduff Avenue in Blanchardstown, Dublin.

A third property, at Willsbrook View in Lucan, which is owned by the Gilligans but has been under the control of the CAB, is rented out on a long-term basis.

Wednesday's ruling of the Supreme Court now means that the CAB can seize these three properties and sell them on to the benefit of the State.

Irish Independent

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