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Sunday 21 January 2018

Fugitive developer returns to city home

Nicola Anderson

Nicola Anderson

NEWLY bankrupt and with a warrant out for his arrest, developer Tom McFeely thumbed his nose at the judicial system yesterday as he made a surprise return to his Dublin mansion.

It is believed the Priory Hall builder went into hiding across the Border after a warrant was issued last week by Dublin District Court for his arrest as a result of failing to comply with an instalment order to pay creditors debts of €24,288.

However, at around the same time that court proceedings got under way yesterday to find the former IRA hunger striker who is bankrupt in this jurisdiction, Mr McFeely (64) made his way back to his home on salubrious Ailesbury Road in Dublin 4.

A driver conveyed the builder through the electric gates of the former German embassy shortly before 11am and he entered the house from a side gate.

A maroon-coloured people-carrier arrived soon after and a dark-haired woman entered the house.

Under section 6.7 of the Enforcement of Court Orders (Amendment) Act 2009, failure to comply with an instalment order within seven days of receiving notice can result in a person being jailed for up to three months.

In separate proceedings, Mr McFeely faces another momentous day today, when he finds out if he is to be jailed for two months for not completing works to Priory Hall as agreed with the authorities.

Irish Independent

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