Warrant issued for McFeely
A warrant has been issued by Dublin District Court of the arrest of developer Tom McFeely as a result of his failure to comply with an instalment order.
The order was issued against the builder, who developed the controversial Priory Hall apartment complex in Donaghmede in Dublin, following civil proceedings at the court in January.
He did not turn up for the hearing in January when the instalment order was granted.
On January 19th, the court heard he had failed to pay €24,288 for services obtained from MCR Personnel Ltd, which specialises in recruiting for construction firms.
The court also heard on that date that in July of last year, Circuit Court judgements were made against Mr McFeely resulting in him being ordered to pay about €34,000 for services he obtained from MCR Personnel Ltd, trading as MCR Group, which is based at Capel Building, Dublin city centre.
Mr McFeely paid €10,000 to the firm. But two subsequent cheque payments bounced and in November the creditor applied to Dublin District Court to summons Mr McFeely and to make an instalment order against him to compel him to clear the remaining balance which amounted to €24,288.
Benedict Ó Floinn, counsel for MCR Personnel Ltd, asked Judge John Lindsay on January 19th last to make an instalment order. The judge agreed to make the order to compel Mr McFeely to pay €24,288 within seven days.
He had also said that notice of the order would be served on Mr McFeely at his home on Ailesbury Road, Dublin.
Today the court issued a warrant for his arrest for not complying with the instalment order.
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.