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Awful conduct of Ballaghaderreen solicitor-well connected in Church,Politics etc


Eoin Coir

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Irish times yesterday carried the awful story of a Ballaghaderreen solicitor who took obscene amounts of money from clients accounts. He paid back when he was caught. He was a pillar of the community it seems,involved with St Nathy's Cathedral, his wife was an honorary treasurer of FF. It seems the law society and High Court went easy on him up to now,Judge Peter Kelly spoke about the loss of nine jobs in the office. O Callaghan seems to be well connected in legal circles,and is a friend of at least one district judge

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/a-ballaghaderreen-solicitor-s-spectacular-fall-from-grace-1.3592582
 


Eoin Coir

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he had all the qualities of the small town upper class-legal profession, Catholic church, Fianna Fail,lots of property. It seems two his daughters are now solicitors and may now take over the business.
 

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Irish times yesterday carried the awful story of a Ballaghaderreen solicitor who took obscene amounts of money from clients accounts. He paid back when he was caught. He was a pillar of the community it seems,involved with St Nathy's Cathedral, his wife was an honorary treasurer of FF. It seems the law society and High Court went easy on him up to now,Judge Peter Kelly spoke about the loss of nine jobs in the office. O Callaghan seems to be well connected in legal circles,and is a friend of at least one district judge

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/a-ballaghaderreen-solicitor-s-spectacular-fall-from-grace-1.3592582
FF have recognised his worth and just added him to their GE ticket.
 

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Irish times yesterday carried the awful story of a Ballaghaderreen solicitor who took obscene amounts of money from clients accounts. He paid back when he was caught. He was a pillar of the community it seems,involved with St Nathy's Cathedral, his wife was an honorary treasurer of FF. It seems the law society and High Court went easy on him up to now,Judge Peter Kelly spoke about the loss of nine jobs in the office. O Callaghan seems to be well connected in legal circles,and is a friend of at least one district judge

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/a-ballaghaderreen-solicitor-s-spectacular-fall-from-grace-1.3592582
I’d say he’s not a lone number in that profession. Didn’t a site called ‘rate my solicitor’or something like that, get shut down a couple of years ago, that was shining a bright light on such folk?
 

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The Irish Times has established that in the early 1990s, an audit of Declan O’Callaghan’s affairs, carried out by Jim O’Dowd, a chartered accountant and investigator who works for the Law Society, prompted the society to take action. According to sources familiar with events, O’Dowd found that O’Callaghan had obtained credit under false pretences – by obtaining, from three separate lending institutions, three mortgages, amounting collectively to some IR£100,000, and all on a single undertaking. There was also evidence of numerous other breaches to Law Society rules regarding client accounts.

Only been red flagged for a quarter of a century. Nice they're getting around to him now. Needs to be a garda issue.
 

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Only been red flagged for a quarter of a century. Nice they're getting around to him now. Needs to be a garda issue.
Garda versus Solicitor. who wins those fights ?
 

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The ISIS Times is firmly focussed on one cowboy in a village in the middle of nowhere, up to tricks and roguery.

Keep that focus, people. Feel outraged. That is where you are being screwed.

This is a relief for the professional whores in the IFSC, assorted oligarchs, the brewing oligopoly, the banks (who are pumping advertising spend into the media), the Coke set in Montrose, the bondholders, the ECB, Big Fill in the Politburo, the entire corrupt structure that tries to control people.

The ISIS Times is outraged - over a parish pump scandal.

And turns a blind eye to the systemic screwing going on by those in power, and their owners.
 

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What is so strange was that he was involved in dodgy activity back in the early 90s and had his wrist slapped, but that did not stop him. He and his wife were pillars of society, sitting on school boards, etc a finger in every pie

You'd wonder how a small town solicitor could afford such a property portfolio, as well as a place in Portugal.an enormous extension on his already enormous house with a sauna, cinema, library... That was bound to attract attention

The problem seems to be that money is lodged with solicitors and often left there for years. Over time, a small minority of these solicitors start regarding the money as their own. They don't want to give it back. Or they have re-invested it and lost it
 

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What is so strange was that he was involved in dodgy activity back in the early 90s and had his wrist slapped, but that did not stop him. He and his wife were pillars of society, sitting on school boards, etc a finger in every pie

You'd wonder how a small town solicitor could afford such a property portfolio, as well as a place in Portugal.an enormous extension on his already enormous house with a sauna, cinema, library... That was bound to attract attention

The problem seems to be that money is lodged with solicitors and often left there for years. Over time, a small minority of these solicitors start regarding the money as their own. They don't want to give it back. Or they have re-invested it and lost it
And that’s the truth of it.
 

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Irish Times on twitter: 'A Ballaghaderreen solicitor’s spectacular fall from grace '

'solicitor and wife seen as pillars of Community before finances came under scrutiny'
 

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The ISIS Times is firmly focussed on one cowboy in a village in the middle of nowhere, up to tricks and roguery.

Keep that focus, people. Feel outraged. That is where you are being screwed.

This is a relief for the professional whores in the IFSC, assorted oligarchs, the brewing oligopoly, the banks (who are pumping advertising spend into the media), the Coke set in Montrose, the bondholders, the ECB, Big Fill in the Politburo, the entire corrupt structure that tries to control people.

The ISIS Times is outraged - over a parish pump scandal.

And turns a blind eye to the systemic screwing going on by those in power, and their owners.

Other newspapers have also reported this

It now looks like a lot of people have got burned

The original case involved a bereaved family and a widow, where money was lodged for a child. There had been great sympathy for this bereaved family, and the solicitor:s activity seems to have provoked anger and outrage in the community.
 

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In rural areas FF are effectively the local mafia. It is likely that the Roscommon FF organisation got a cut of the loot.
 

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In rural areas FF are effectively the local mafia. It is likely that the Roscommon FF organisation got a cut of the loot.
FF and FG have operated as political rackets for years. Right across the state. In it's institutions.
 

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I was watching the Big Short again on RTE the other night ....

I always get a good laugh from the bit at the end where Burry is writing the letter to his clients closing down the fund where he says that people seem to be easily led by those the deem to act and look in a certain way despite the facts and results to the contrary...
 

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His wife's people,Devines of Frenchpark were shock troops for late Dean Doherty,they would do anything for him,nothing changes in Roscommon.
 

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Only been red flagged for a quarter of a century. Nice they're getting around to him now. Needs to be a garda issue.
I think criminal investigation is warranted.He stole from his clients,paid it back when he was caught-that does not wash with a shoplifter who returns goods when caught
 

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Irish times yesterday carried the awful story of a Ballaghaderreen solicitor who took obscene amounts of money from clients accounts. He paid back when he was caught. He was a pillar of the community it seems,involved with St Nathy's Cathedral, his wife was an honorary treasurer of FF. It seems the law society and High Court went easy on him up to now,Judge Peter Kelly spoke about the loss of nine jobs in the office. O Callaghan seems to be well connected in legal circles,and is a friend of at least one district judge

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/a-ballaghaderreen-solicitor-s-spectacular-fall-from-grace-1.3592582
Didn't FFG/Lab reform the provision of legal services under the instruction of the Troika?
Surely in this new and reformed legal sector this case couldn't have happened?

Hang on, FFG/Lab DID reform the legal sector after being instructed to do so by The Troika, didn't they???
I mean, they did everything else they were told to do...
 

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His wife's people,Devines of Frenchpark were shock troops for late Dean Doherty,they would do anything for him,nothing changes in Roscommon.
it's not alone Roscommon it's the entire country Eoin, when those so called 'pillars of the community' are caught.
The 'establishment' protects its own, in Roscommon, Dublin, Galway, Cork, Mayo, etc etc
 

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FF and FG have operated as political rackets for years. Right across the state. In it's institutions.
Paddy keeps electing them to lead governments though...
What does that tell you?
 

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