Tuesday 20 March 2018

Meath by-election candidate due in court

Ben Gilroy is anti-eviction candidate

Breda Heffernan

Breda Heffernan

ANTI-EVICTION activist Ben Gilroy is due to appear before the High Court to answer claims that he is in contempt of court orders.

Mr Gilroy is currently in custody following his arrest on foot of a bench warrant and is due to be brought before Mr Justice Sean Ryan this morning.

It is alleged he trespassed on and illegally occupied a stud farm in Naas, Co Kildare.

Receivers appointed to Kennycourt Stud claim that Mr Gilroy breached a court order not to trespass or interfere with the receivership when he was involved in a “mob” who forced the receiver’s agents off the farm last August.

Mr Gilroy, of Navan, Co Meath, was a candidate in last March’s Meath-East by-election.

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