McFeely faces trawl of business dealings in action over unpaid bill

Bankrupt developer to be questioned about Isle of Man money trail

Bankrupt developer Tom McFeely  could face a three-month jail sentence for failing to comply with an instalment order made earlier by Dublin District Court. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Bankrupt developer Tom McFeely could face a three-month jail sentence for failing to comply with an instalment order made earlier by Dublin District Court. Photograph: Collins Courts

 

Bankrupt developer Tom McFeely is to be questioned about an Isle of Man money trail in a trawl of his business dealings in a court action to jail him over an unpaid debt.

The former IRA hunger-striker, who built the Priory Hall apartment complex in Donaghmede in Dublin, has failed to pay a €24,288 bill for services obtained from MCR Personnel Ltd, a company which specialises in recruiting for construction firms.

He could face a three-month jail sentence for failing to comply with an instalment order made earlier by Dublin District Court.

He has already given evidence in the proceedings during which he gave an account of his business assets. He had claimed: “Some are in receivership, some in Nama, some retained by the banks”. He had also complained that he was the victim of a “media circus”.

Yesterday the action, which has been brought by the Dublin-based recruitment firm, was listed again for mention and Mr McFeely did not attend the case, which was adjourned until September.