Friday 24 November 2017

McFeely bankruptcy action is adjourned

Priory Hall developer Thomas McFeely
Priory Hall developer Thomas McFeely

Aoife Finneran

AN application to have Priory Hall developer Thomas McFeely declared bankrupt has been adjourned after the developer denied he had been appropriately served with summons papers.

The application is being brought by Teresa McGuinness, Rush, Co Dublin, who secured an award against Mr McFeely's Coalport Ltd in July 2009.

Ms McGuinness sued the company for attempting to sell her a house in Balrothery, Co Dublin, which had serious structural defects and she was awarded €103,000 in damages.

She also claims she is owed €200,000 in costs arising from her 2009 court action.

Mr McFeely, the developer behind the controversial Priory Hall apartment complex in Donaghmede, from which 240 people had to be evacuated amid serious fire safety concerns, did not attend court yesterday morning.

At a hearing before Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne, lawyers for Mr McFeely said there was an issue in relation to the service of summons papers.

Ms Justice Dunne remarked: "It does appear that Mr McFeely has been served. I'm not sure what basis he has for saying he has not been served."

She then granted him two weeks to file an affidavit.

Irish Independent

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