Dublin City Council to sue bankrupt developer McFeely
Dublin City Council is to proceed to sue bankrupt developer Thomas McFeely and others over structurally defective apartments at Priory Hall in Dublin.
Mr McFeely’s company developed the Priory Hall complex at Donaghmede from which some 250 families were evacuated last year by order of the High Court, on the application of the council, arising from fire safety concerns.
Yesterday, Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne granted the council permission to bring proceedings against Mr McFeely, who has been adjudicated bankrupt.
Yesterday, Bernard Dunleavy, for the official assignee in bankruptcy Chris Lehane – the court-appointed official who distributes a bankrupt’s assets to their creditors – said he was not objecting to the council’s application.
Ms Justice Dunne said the council’s application was “somewhat unusual” but she would grant it. The order was granted ex parte (one side only represented).
Mr McDonald said the council had experienced difficulty serving Mr McFeely with notice of the application.