High Court orders McFeely to pay council's legal costs

The High Court has ordered rogue developer, Tom McFeely, to pay Dublin City Council's legal costs following the evacuation of Priory Hall.

High Court orders McFeely to pay council's legal costs

The High Court has ordered rogue developer, Tom McFeely, to pay Dublin City Council's legal costs following the evacuation of Priory Hall.

The court has found the local authority is entitled to the majority of its costs after the developer admitted serious defects in the Donaghmede apartment complex.

In the Autumn of 2011, Dublin City Council applied to have all 187 Priory Hall apartments evacuated following the emergence of serious fire safety defects.

Tom McFeely was fined €1m and received a three-month jail sentence and the developer subsequently successfully appealed the sentence at the Supreme Court.

The courts have decided that in spite of that decision, there were multiple adverse findings made against Mr McFeely, and the City Council is entitled to its costs.

However, it is not all good news for the local authority as it still has to pay for the developer's successful appeal.

Separately, a lawsuit taken by the city council against the bankrupt businessman is ongoing.

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