You might be familiar with Tom McFeely, the former IRA hunger-striker, who built a shit apartment block in Dublin, among other things The unfortunate occupants of that block are unable to occupy the homes they bought from McFeely because those homes are a death trap. I refer to Priory Hall, a place so dangerous the owners of the apartments had to evacuate the building, as I wrote about here.
The people who spent their life savings buying these apartments from Sinn Féin patriot Tom McFeely are now living in rented accommodation because they can’t live in the flats he sold them. Why? Because the flats this freedom fighter sold them are shit. They’re rubbish. Indeed, it seems that everything this selfless patriot put his hand to turned out to be rubbish.
Now, whatever about the unfortunate inhabitants of Tom McFeely’s shit buildings, you couldn’t expect a bona fide freedom fighter to suffer any more hardship, and that’s why his wife was asking the court for a stay on the repossession of his €10 million house. That’s right. I said ten million euros. Tom is currently living in the land of the Old Enemy and couldn’t be present in court, leaving that responsibility to Nina, Mrs McFeely.
What was the pressing reason why they should retain possession of the ten-million-euro house, according to Mrs McFeely? Simple. One of their kids is doing the Leaving Cert.
Are you staggered by the effrontery of a former Provo, at a time when children in Dolphin’s Barn can’t go to school at all because their council flats are so squalid they’re killed by asthma? I am.
Tom McFeely wants to keep his ten-million-euro house until one of his children finishes the Leaving Cert. Jesus, how could you do the Leaving if you weren’t living in a ten-million-euro mansion?
This man landed his purchasers in hell by selling them sub-standard apartments. He failed to support them when the problems with their homes emerged. And now he hides behind his children when called on to pay his bills.
What a patriot.
I’d be interested to hear what Gerry Adams has to say on this debacle. So far there has been a remarkable silence.