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CAB officers remove items from Tom McFeely’s former home

Photos from outside the Ballsbridge property show gardaí and CAB detectives removing bags from the house.

DETECTIVES FROM THE Criminal Assets Bureau intend to finish their search of the former home of bankrupt developer Tom McFeely this evening.

They moved in yesterday after a plumber found €140,000 in cash at the Ballsbridge property.

According to RTÉ News, a further €60,000 in €50 notes was discovered yesterday. It had been hidden in the bathroom, wrapped in piles with elastic bands and kept in plastic bags.

Photographer Laura Hutton captured these images at the Dublin 4 home today, showing gardaí and CAB detectives removing bags. An axe can also be seen in the shots.

CAB officers remove items from Tom McFeely’s former home
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  • CAB at Tom McFeely's house

    Source: Laura Hutton
  • CAB at Tom McFeely's house

    Source: Laura Hutton
  • CAB at Tom McFeely's house

    Source: Laura Hutton
  • CAB at Tom McFeely's house

    Source: Laura Hutton
  • CAB at Tom McFeely's house

    Source: Laura Hutton
  • CAB at Tom McFeely's house

    Source: Laura Hutton
  • CAB at Tom McFeely's house

    Source: Laura Hutton
  • CAB at Tom McFeely's house

    Source: Laura Hutton
  • CAB at Tom McFeely's house

    Source: Laura Hutton
  • CAB at Tom McFeely's house

    Source: Laura Hutton
  • CAB at Tom McFeely's house

    Source: Laura Hutton
  • CAB at Tom McFeely's house

    Source: Laura Hutton

Nobody has come forward to claim the money.

McFeely, a former IRA hunger striker, was declared bankrupt in July 2012. He claimed his debts ran over €200 million but told a court that he had less than €1,200 in his bank account during 2012.

NAMA sold the Ailesbury Road mansion for about €3 million after he lost a High Court action challenging repossession.

The developer has remained in the public eye because of his role in the Priory Hall debacle. The 65-year-old was responsible for the Donaghmede apartment complex which was evacuated in October 2011 because of grievous fire defects.

He was handed a three month prison sentence and a €1 million fine for being found in contempt of court in relation to the issue but subsequently won an appeal in the Supreme Court.

The €200,000 has now been lodged in a High Court assignee’s account.

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