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Thomas McFeely due in court to appeal prison sentence and €1 million fine

The bankrupt developer is appealing against his sentence for failing to fix the major fire safety problems in Priory Hall.

Thomas McFeely (File phot)
Thomas McFeely (File phot)
Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

THE SUPREME COURT will rule this morning whether developer Thomas McFeely has been successful in his appeal against his €1 million fine and three month prison sentence.

The sentence was handed down to the developer of Priory Hall after a court found that he had failed to comply with orders to fix the major fire safety problems found in the north Dublin homes last year.

McFeely immediately appealed the sentence and was released pending the Supreme Court hearing the appeal.

The 256 residents of Priory Hall remain housed in temporary accommodation since they were ordered to leave their homes last October after the fire safety risks were discovered.

McFeely was yesterday declared a bankrupt in Ireland. He had tried to argue that he should have been allowed to file for bankruptcy in the UK, which has more relaxed bankruptcy laws, but the claim was dismissed by the judge who noted that his home and his main business interests were based in Ireland.

The Supreme Court is due to deliver its judgement just after 11 o’clock this morning.

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