Kathleen OKeefe Anne Sanford Exposed for Robbing my Dept of Agriculture Grants

Kathleen OKeefe Anne Sanford Exposed for Robbing my Dept of Agriculture Grants

Michael Gavin RIPwent to work at 14 years of age under his fathers name to help feed the rest of ye and fund your education in boarding school, and this is how you repay him!

After listening to a recording of the telephone conversation #KathleenOKeefe 42, #Glencairn, #Glanmire, Cork had with the man from #Cork I wish to state the following in response.

You state to a stranger that my nephew came back after many years while your brother (Pat Gavin) who owned the farm was still alive and your brother was dead within 7 months.

Have you reported this to the #GardaFraudSquad and if not why not? Did you not in fact say to the #Garda Fraud Squad that my nephew Michael cared for your 2 brothers when you were making your statement?

You go on to say that this is all greed on our part. You state that you and the rest of the family wanted to leave the farm to me without any interference but that I wanted my good friend and parish priest Father Sean to sit down with us. What is wrong with that? You Kathleen retaliated by sending that good Holy Man a BULLY BOY solicitors letter from (one of your many solicitors) #ToherSolicitors Cork a letter telling Him to mind his own business did you not you Bully.

You also stated that my nephew sent an email in your name Kathleen O’Keefe to a very vulnerable person with nasty stuff in it. That sound serious and should be reported to Garda Fraud Squad.

Why does my nephew exposing Injustice and #FinancialElderAbuse I have suffered harrass you KathleenO’Keefe? My book recounts the true facts of what transpired and haven’t we the right to share that experience in an effort to prevent the same devilish deeds occurring again.

You state numerous times through the recording I heard that my sister Eileen and my nephews motives are based on greed. Now if that’s not the pot calling the kettle black I don’t know what is. What have they or I gained to date from this saga as a result of your Greed, Kathleen O’Keefe.

You maintain the reason #AnneSanford 31 Atwood St, #Wellesley, #Massachusetts

. (781) 235 8681 bid at the land auction is because ye were maddened by the fact that my nephew Michael spoke up for me and requested that no one bid against me. Well actually for your record it was Father Neylon who suggested that I do that and on account of me being nervous my Nephew stood up with me and spoke on my behalf.

You state that you are left with the fall out of Anne Sanford placing the winning bid which was unfortunate, at bidding over the odds at the auction, that you are out of pocket embarrassed; you didn’t want it in the first place and had nothing to do with the distribution that was done independently.

Independently alright under your clear instructions to #RobertBMarren, my objections were not entertained.
John Glynn of Patrick Hogan and Co. our family solicitor for generations suggested that you Kathleen O’Keefe were the one making the bullets for Anne Sanford to fire and I believe this to be true.

You also make an issue that Marren was appointed by our side. Actually he was suggested by the Barrister, that was with Eileen and I and agreed by your side based on the fact that none of us knew Robert B Marren prior. You and your sister Anne Sanford got a special summons through your solicitor #TonyMcLynn Athlone in an attempt to sell the roof over my head and put me out on the street knowing full well that I had the right to live there for the rest of my days and now attempt to maintained that I am brain washed by those who stood and stand beside me to this day.

Who paid for those 3 days in the high court, ye didn’t ever show up the first day, sick with embarrassment no doubt. Who minded the animals for the 3 days? there was no deduction made to cover that cost of that man. In fact you and your devious spiteful sister Anne Sanford Wellesley USA (not mine but John Glynn solicitors words) would stop at nothing in squandering the Estate assets.

How do you maintain you are out of pocket when you and Sanford walked away with a FREE farm of land and nearly €40,000 and a further €10,000 a year in grants for lands that you never use as none of ye has any interest in farming.

How can you truthfully say that we were mad for Solicitors and mad for barristers but don’t want to pay for it?

We had one and only one solicitor John Glynn who was quite capable of administrating the estate. How many did you involve that we know about? First there was John Glynn whom ye attempted to intimidate with a tape recorder and then reported the honourable man to the law society, who advised him to step aside.

Then ye got Tony McLynn Solicitor Athlone who maintained I was intermingling in our late brothers estate. A bit rich considering I was eventually tricked into minding the estate animals for near on 10 years with not a copper for my time or expense in looking after the animals.

Then according to a letter from #TonyWatson at #LawSocietyofIreland ye were the clients of Robert B Marren, which might explain why Tony Mc Lynn was paid in full a year prior to Marren closing.

Lets not forget Toher your Cork solicitor you Kathleen O’Keefe hired to attack Fr. Neylon.
As regards payments we had no say in who got paid what.

It was a high court order that McLynn and John Glynn be paid by Your Solicitor Robber Marren. However Marren refused to pay John Glynn based on your objections I suspect.

As for Tony Henry Tormeys Solicitors Athlone he failed to undertake the instructions given him to prevent your solicitor (the solicitor for the estate) Robert Marren closing in isolation to my well found objections, so no fee was charged there.

The two Solicitors at the Law Society of Ireland namely Tony Watson and #LindaKirwan, are not fit for purpose, Watson threatened to block my emails after I highlighted that no invoice was provided for #WilliePenrose TD BL and questioned whether in fact he was paid.

Although Kirwan did inform us that it is against the law Marren not to provide a bill of costs. Who will enforce their law has yet to be determined!

So by all accounts it was you Kathleen O’Keefe that was mad for Solicitors and mad for barristers but did not want to pay for it. You are the one who “LOVES ALL THIS” as you put it.

Exposing the truth is not bullying tactics, the truth prevails at all times.

You say there would be no problem if your brother Patrick made a will but he didn’t, well I know what he would have wanted and so do you.

You say you paid well over the odds for the piece of land on the day of the auction and that you are very annoyed well who’s fault is that only your own. I offered to compensate you and the beneficiaries verbally and in writing countless times for the farm but you refused to entertain my wishes. Instead you bulldozed ahead defaming characters and squandering the estate assets of our late brother on legal fees. Our late brother had no time for solicitors so why did you encourage that.

You say you care for me your brother no matter what, what after what you have done.

Take a look at yourself your own siblings, those of Anne Sanford’s and those you permit to occupy the lands I farmed all my life, and remove the splinter from your own eyes before conducting further character assignations on those that genuinely care for me.

Why did you require a lease prepared by a Solicitor if you are the honest trust wordy person you claim to be that wouldn’t do anybody out of anything? That was a 10 year standard leases you tricked me into signing and I had to go to the expense of getting my family solicitor the one you reported to the law Society to write a number of letters to your solicitor tony mclynn to make necessary changes.

Your lease was only for 1 year with a condition that required me to “plough and reseed” poor quality lands that were never ploughed before, you exclude the hay shed and cattle crush making out that you wanted them for storage, what storage none of ye ever set foot on the place since, and regardless how was I supposed to test my animals as required.

Your solicitor Tony McLynn finally made the necessary changes and apologied to me in writing for the errors he made under his clients instructions. There was no mention of covering the necessary solicitor costs I incurred though. Yet again you attempted to take advantage of my good nature. No right minded farmer would ever consider accepting the terms you proposed.

That lease covered a period prior to Marren closing the property and thereby facilitated same. Although the cattle I lease the land of you to care for were my own and not the estates your solicitor followed your clear instructions and deducted €3,700 from me and a further €3,700 from Eileen and as you well know your sister never owned any stock. Regardless you made a fool of me again.Who would willingly lease lands to mind another’s animals?

I also heard you say that your intention was to allow me farm the lands in peace for the rest of my days. Why then did you write to me a number of months prior to the one year lease expiring and request that I vacate the land as you had other plans and would NOT be renewing the one year lease? I often wonder do you play the same tricks with the Meyers family who lease the better quality lands down the fields or do you just allow them in for FREE to spite me. Normal people would avoid using land involved in a family dispute but not them, not that Pat RIP or I ever had much time for them and their carry on.

You also say that by law your solicitor marren has to keep MY HOME in his name until such time as it needs to be distributed and it can never be distributed because my brother has a home there, that’s his home, we made sure it was left like that.

No Kathleen O’Keefe you and Anne Sanford took me to the #HighCourt for 3 days as mentioned above in an attempt to sell my home that I have a right to live in per our fathers will for the rest of my days. You made out that it would not be possible to sell the farm lands without my home. Only for #JudgeMaryLaffoy I would be completely homeless now all thanks to you. Why can’t you accept the truth of your actions and stop continually blaming others for your own misgivings.

As far as I am concerned now that your solicitor under your clear instructions has finished robbing me of my grants and fair share from the farm auction he needs to put the House and gardens in the beneficiaries names with the stipulation that I have the right to remain living here as per our fathers will. The only reason he keeps his name on the house is to insure another pull of money down the road which will amount to the value of the property if the solicitors have their way.

In the conversation you consistently belittle and defame the character of my nephew making out that he’s on the dole, which he is not. Who are you to speculate, after all social welfare supported your husband and family for many a year when ye returned from London with one arm longer that the other. Did not our sister Eileen, myself and other members of your family lend you Kathleen O’Keefe a substantial amount of money to help you buy a shop in Cork, not to mention the rental houses our deceased sister Teresa bought and paid you to manage. I went to work at 14 years of age under our fathers name to help feed the rest of ye and fund your education in boarding school, and this is how you repay me! Not as much as a Christmas card to your deceased Mother after all she did for you.

You make out its our fault that the family is at logger heads and that’s why no one comes to visit me anymore. Well who caused it only yourself not that any of ye ever came to visit much prior to our brother Pats death RIP.

You admit you paid over the odds for the farm at auction yet you Kathleen O’Keefe with your sister Anne Sanford came to me numerous times prior to closing and attempted to convince me to buy the farm of you at your over the odds price, that you trapped yourself into. Then instead of using your own money you convinced you Solicitor Robert Marren to follow your clear instructions to use the grant money paid down from the department of agriculture to pay me my share. You Kathleen O’Keefe and Anne Sanford lied to me countless times saying that you would contribute toward the cost of buying silage and nuts to feed the cattle that ye reaped a share of the gross profits from.

Finally you told me that it would be sorted out at closing and it was and I was left out of pocket over €116,000 for the 9 years I spent working for nothing funded by my own savings and old pension. My sister and I were also shorted €12,500 each plus interest from our share of the land sale and another €7,500 was deducted from us for cattle I owned and was leasing the lands to house. Tony Henry the solicitor who we attempted to engage to take this matter before the courts failed to undertake his instructions and therefore you and your solicitor Robber Marren was able to follow your clear instructions unchallenged. That is the truth of what transpired.

The #departmentofagriculture grants are to feed the farm animals and not the greedy solicitors and the beneficiaries of the estate that do nothing except cause trouble and squander the estate assets as far as I am concerned.
Have a Nice Day!

Michael Gavin

Exposing Gormanston College Past Student for Solicitor Financial Elder Abuse

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Exposing Gormanston College Past Student Robert B. Marren for Solicitor Financial Elder Abuse

I hereby inform you at #GormanstonCollege that I 85 Year Old Michael Gavin am a victim of Financial #ElderAbuse at the hands of one of your past students #RobertBMarren Solicitor Castle Street #Mullingar.
Robert B Marren deprived me the right to have my well-founded objections brought before a Judge. Marren confiscated over €116,000 Department of Agriculture grants, so I was tricked into working for nothing for over 9 years minding farm animals. 
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My widowed sister and I were also shorted €12,500 plus interest from the sale of the lands at auction, not to mention money that was deducted from my sister for cattle she never owned any cattle in her life.
Tony Henry Tormeys Solicitors Athlone did not undertaken the written and verbal instructions given him though another solicitor to take proceedings against Marren and make him go before a Judge to address my valid objections instead of playing GOD in the matter.
Tony Watson Law Society of Ireland would not reprimanded Marren and Henry. Instead Watson threatened to block my email correspondence when I questioned whether Willie Penrose TD was paid for his opinion. No invoice to date has being provided for Penrose although the estate of my late Brother was charged. I very much doubt Penrose had much if anything to say for himself to the trained fraud investigator who questioned him.
Peter D. JonesWestmeath State Solicitor (minus his penalty points) has not responded to the correspondence on behalf of his client Robert B Marren. Jones threatened me not to peaceful protest outside his client Marren’s office. Coincidentally the Garda Fraud squad missed getting me home the first time they called unannounced as I was already on the road to peaceful assembly protest outside Marren and Jones offices in Mullingar.
Linda Kirwan Solicitor from the Society of Ireland will not fit her purpose and reprimanded Penalty Points Jones State Solicitor for failing to answer the 20 questions I posed to him in regard to his client Robert B Marren’s administration of my late brother’s estate. Kirwan although she did send literature stating that by law a solicitor must provide a bill of costs to his client, she fails to enforce this law.
The Law is as Straight as a Door Jamb,It’s those that implements the Law that’s CROOKED
Have a Nice Day
Michael Gavin

Michael Gavin’s RIP Funeral Wishes were Ignored

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Kathleen O’Keefe                                                                                                              

Anne Sanford

c/o T & N McLynn Solicitors

Athlone,

Co. Westmeath

Date 22/06/2015

 

In response to your letter dated 12th June, 2015. You hope I am “keeping well” after what may I ask, after being abused by two very vengeful and spiteful sisters, who put the Estate of my late brother Patrick Gavin to enormous legal expense and whom I have no doubt would be prepared to waste my personal assets in further litigation given a chance.

Or perhaps you mean am I keeping well after your #HighCourt Special Summons where you sought to sell the roof over my head among other things.

“By notices in writing Kathleen ‘OKeefe, and Mary Theresa Harte have confirmed their desire to have the house and lands of the estate sold. Nicholas Duffy and his four children have also confirmed that they desire to have the property sold. It is also the wish of the Plaintiff that the property be sold.”

Bearing in mind that you and your Solicitor T & N McLynn were well aware that I was entitled to live in the home for the rest of my days per my father’s will which you were all furnished with a copy of. As I recall I was required to attend the high court on 3 separate days, the first of which you did not attend.

On the second day I was informed by my barrister Donal Keane B.L. that ye were in another room arguing amongst yerselves, and then finally we got before the judge on the third day. This is just one of the numerous examples of your vengeful, spiteful behaviour where you both squandered the Estate assets.

Or perhaps you mean am I keeping well after YOU FAIL to accept that I am entitled to half the farming profits (i.e. half the net proceeds of the Department of Agriculture Grants from 2005-2013 inclusive, after deduction of Income Tax paid in respect of the joint farming operation) and/or in the alternative, fair compensation for work done and services rendered by me in looking after the deceased’s animals over the period.

I am aware that the lease with #AnneSanford and yourself will end on the 31st July, 2015. I will ensure the land is cleared of all livestock as of that date as per your request. As far as I am concerned the lands are cursed and I have no intention of releasing or purchasing or having anything more to do with it.

As I recall you rushed me into signing your lease agreement on 27th August without providing me an opportunity to read over same carefully or to consider the matter. Consequently I was forced to get legal advice in order to amend a number of your conditions including my agreement to “having fully restored the lands to grassland by ploughing and reseeding by no later than the 31st of July 2015.” Lands that were never used for tillage, and even if they were who would commit to a short term 1 year lease with that condition.

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This appears underhanded to me and highlights the inadequate professional service provided by your Solicitor #T&NMcLynn, #Athlone. It is not of a quality that could reasonably be expected of a solicitor and severed no purpose other than to force me to incur additional unnecessary expenses for legal advice to draft letters in response to the lease agreement you tricked me into signing.

I would question also whether T&N McLynn is guilty of Misconduct by tending to bring the solicitors profession into disrepute. It is worth noting also that I was never provided a copy of your Solicitors T&N McLynn’s Bill of Costs.

Regardless it appears ye did not accept the 9 animals that remained on the lands (after closing) separately belong to me, as 50% of the value of the livestock handed over on closing of the sale is deducted from me on the revised distribution account dated 12th of November, 2014. I maintained that these animals were entirely my own animals, being the progeny of those animals listed as being my animals in the list prepared following the herd test on 28th of July, 2008. There is no other good reason as to why I would want a 1 year lease agreement other than to house and care for my own animals.

Around the time of the leasing I do recall expressing to you my dissatisfaction at not receiving any grant monies from the Department of Agriculture or monies for looking after my brother’s livestock on behalf of the Estate, and you lie by stating “it would be taken care of at closing”.

I also recall my sister Anne Sanford also lied by stating over the years that she would purchase nuts for the cattle, a cup of which I have yet to see.

I have many issues with the manner in which the Estate of my late brother Patrick Gavin was dealt with and the #LawSocietyofIreland has been informed in recent days.

Some of these issues include the following:

  1. I was not furnished with a copy of your Solicitor T & N McLynn’s Bill of Costs for the handsome fee of €38,941.00
  2. Marren’s persistent reluctance to provided me with his own detailed Bill of Cost to date for €40,892.53
  3. How the auction of the property was dealt with. The auction aborted and you the purchasers did not proceed with the purchase. Then you got the remaining of the next of kin, namely Theresa Harte, and the Duffy family to disclaim/release their shares in the deceased’s Estate;
  4. I have issues regarding how my objections prior to the Estate Accounts being finalised were dealt with against my wishes over the Christmas period;
  5. No Invoice for #JohnDolanAuctioneer and breakdown of the fee he was paid was provided to me to date. . As I recall the auctioneer John Dolan did advertise the auction extensively and I recall full and half page ads appeared in the local newspapers. I would argue that based on the amount of interest and bids made at the auction that these ads served no purpose other than to promote John Dolans Auctioneering service as a whole. To be honest a free mention in the local parish newsletter would have sufficed.
  6. #DamienHannigan & Company Limited Chartered Accountant, Mullingar were hired against my wishes to oversee the accounts of Catherine O’Conner. They charged in my opinion an excessive fee of €8,751.45 which I consider to be extremely expensive and an unnecessary expense. Although he was hired to oversee the accounts his fee is in excess of Catherine O’Conner fee;
  7. No invoice for #WilliamPenrose B.L. or explanation of why his opinion was sought was provided for bill of €1,230.00
  8. Why was I not awarded half of the Grant Money from the Department of Agriculture after a decision was made around March 2013 to accept my claim to owning half the livestock and all the sheep.

Etc..

After the death of my brother Patrick, I was appointed herd keeper for the animals by the Department of Agriculture. My understanding was that I would receive the grant monies paid from the department to subsidise the looking after the animals. As I recall I did receive some monies from John Glynn, Solicitor paid down from the department, and then later on Anne Sanford and yourself objected to this.

How can the estate expect to have it both ways, I feel I should be awarded either the grant monies paid by the Department of Agriculture for the nine years I looked after all the animals, or in the alternative I should be paid reasonable farm labors wages and refunds for the expenses incurred in running the farm as appointed herd keeper by the Department of Agriculture.

Anne Sanford, yourself and the next of kin namely #MikeHarte, #BrendaHarteWaters, #MichelleHarte, #PhilomenaDuffy, #PatrickDuffy, #CatherineDuffyKelly and #NoelDuffy cannot have it both ways. They cannot on the one hand expect to receive the monies from the sale of my late brother Pat Gavin’s livestock together with the gross payments received from the Department of Agriculture, without incurring any expense for the minding, looking after and caring for the animals down through the years.

Catherine O’Conner’s Account Summary 24/02/2012 shows that throughout the entire farming period between 2005 and 2012 the cattle sales came to a figure of €46,589 and the expenses came to a figure of €45,918. Accordingly, the expenses in running the farm were almost equal to the proceeds of sale of livestock. Therefore the profit from the farming operation represented the monies received each year from the Department of Agriculture under the single Payment Scheme, the Disadvantaged Area Scheme and any other Schemes of the Department of Agriculture, less any income tax payable to the state arising out of the farming operation.

I and those I have spoken to in relation to this matter FAIL to see the logic to your reluctance to see reason in this matter, how do you expect me to labor for free for 9 years at my own expense and pay vets fees and fodder to fatten cattle so that those that do nothing can reap the rewards of the GROSS profits. I believe with every bone in my body that I am entitled to be paid for the work done and services rendered and monies expended by me in looking after my brother’s livestock from the time my brother died up to the time the animals were sold, this you will appreciate involved the daily herding and looking after the animals to include feeding of the animals in Winter months to include purchase of food stuffs and discharging vets fees etc.

By denying me a half share in the profits it means that I WAS WORKING FOR NOTHING over the years in question from October, 2005 through to 2013. This is totally unjust and totally unacceptable to me.

I will not accept the present situation which is totally unfair and leave me without any compensation whatsoever for my time and trouble in looking after the animals on behalf of the estate and also deprives me of any profit I may have earned in the rearing and looking after my own animals.

Please find enclosed a detailed breakdown of the net amount €116,789.11 due to me out of the Single Payment Entitlements representing my ½ share in the profits from farming the lands, which was also sent to Mr. Marren, Solicitor, on the 5th of December, 2015 for your consideration. You will note that all I am looking for is my fair share of the profits in the running of the farm and fair compensation for the work I did in looking after the animals.

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I would advise each of you namely Anne Sanford, Kathleen O’Keefe, Mike Harte, Brenda Harte Waters, Michelle Harte, Philomena Duffy, Patrick Duffy, Catherine Duffy and Noel Duffy, if ye are not prepared to be reasonable in this matter there will be no alternative but to go back to Court again to have the matter determined.

If I do not have a favourable response back from you I intend instructing a Solicitor in this matter and taking such proceedings as are necessary against Anne Sanford, yourself and the next of kin namely Mike Harte, Brenda Harte Waters, Michelle Harte, Philomena Duffy, Patrick Duffy, Catherine Duffy Kelly and Noel Duffy to agree a fair allowance to me out of the Single Payment Entitlements representing my ½ share in the profits from farming the lands.

I hereby also put you on notice that I have made my funeral wishes known to Father #SeanNeylon, and Garda Tim Farrell, #Taughmaconnell that I do not want any of you in attendance at my funeral.

I would appreciate any further correspondence for me to be sent to my family Solicitor John Glynn, #Ballinasloe.

 

Yours faithfully

 

Michael Gavin

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Dave Sanford , 31 Atwood Street, #Wellesley, #Massachusetts, 02482, U.S.A.

Dave O’Keefe 42 #Glancarn, #Glanmire, Co. #Cork.

Mike Harte, 8 Fells Road, Wellesley, Massachusette, 02482, U.S.A.

Ms. Michelle L. Harte, 95 Fountain Ln. Apt 7, #Weymouth, Mass 02190-2135

Phil Duffy 21 Summerfield, #Castlebar, Co. #Mayo.

Patrick Duffy Tarmon West, #Kilkee, Co. #Clare.

Catherine Duffy 4 Woodville Grove, Athlone, Co. #Westmeath.

Noel Duffy 4 Woodville Grange, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.

Brenda Harte Waters c/o 8 Fells Road, Wellesley, Massachusette, 02482, U.S.A.

Fr. Sean Neylon, Chapel Street, Taughmaconnell, Co. Roscommon.

Garda Tim Farrell, Taughmaconnell, Co. Roscommon.

#RobertBMarren & Co. Solicitors, Castle Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

Mr. Donal F. Keane B.L. Barrister at Law , Law Library, Four Courts, Dublin 7.

Cllr. Paddy Kilduff Glanduff, Kiltoom, Athlone, Co. Roscommon.

#CatherineOConner, Chartered Accountants, Dunlo Hill, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.

John Dolan Auctioneers & Chartered Surveyors, Main St, Ballinasloe Co. Galway.

#WilliamPenrose B.L. Convent Lane, Bishop Gate Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

Damien Hannigan & Company Limited Chartered Accountant, 7 Oliver Plunkett Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

Mr. Simon Coveney T.D. Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine and Minister for Defence Agriculture House, Kildare St. Dublin 2.

Cllr. #DenisNaughton Monksland Business Park, Athlone, Co. Roscommon.

Fr John Newman, Parish Priest Glanmire Parish, Springhill, Glanmire, Co. Cork  086-8168668.

Rev. Kevin M. Sepe  Pastor, St. Paul Parish, 502 Washington Street Wellesley, MA 02482. U.S.A. 781-235-1060   Email:  stpaulsecretary@verizon.net.

Fr Declan Shannon, St Mary’s Presbytery, Athlone, Co. Westmeath 090 6472088 stmarysparishathlone@eircom.net.

Joe Duffy, #RTE Donnybrook, Dublin 4 1850-715815 joe@rte.ie.

Mr. Paul Finnegan, HSE CHO Area 2, Carolan House, Sacred Heart Hospital, Roscommon Tel: 090 6637833 Email: Paul.finnegan@hse.ie.

List of Professionals and Politicians that may Condone Solicitor Financial Elder Abuse in Ireland

Here is a list of professionals and politicians that have blocked tweets from Elder Michael Gavin’s RIP.

List of Professionals that may Condone Solicitor Financial Elder Abuse in Ireland

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Policy Development Executive / Law Society of Ireland / All views my own. RTs not an endorsement.

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Against Denis Naughten’s Constitution to Represent Michael Gavin RIP Against Corrupt Greedy Solicitors

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Against Denis Naughten's Constitution to Represent Michael Gavin RIP Against Corrupt Greedy Solicitors

 

Denis Naughten Letter

On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 11:02 AM, Denis Naughten <denis.naughten@oireachtas.ie> wrote:

Michael,
I’ve read you e-mails & blog and view your online video.
It is clear that you were very badly advised in the past not to have ensured that both you and your brother made a will to protect both sets of rights.
While there is no doubt that there are questions regarding the management of this case, the only way that these can be resolved and rectified is by the Courts.
In my 18 years in politics I have not nor will I become involved in family disputes of this nature because, in my experience, everybody loses and the only real winners are the barristers & their bank accounts.
I think that arbitration may have been useful at an earlier stage, but this ultimately is a dispute between the various beneficiaries of the will.
I’m sorry but I cannot be of assistance to you with regard to this matter.
I’m also sending a copy of this e-mail to your nephew, who has also made contact with me, on your behalf.
Yours sincerely,
Denis

#DenisNaughten TD

My Respone email as follows:

Denis,

Totally agree with you the only way that these can be resolved and rectified is by the Courts

However it was Mr. #RobertbMarren Solicitor the administrator for the Estate that should have taken the matter to the courts to have a Judge decide not demand the Elderly Beneficiaries to issue proceedings when there were objection.

#TonyHenry #TormeysSolicitors did nothing except sit on the files for 3 months. He was instructed by John Glynn Solicitor to write and phone Marren immediately to prevent him closing.

It appears that he too wanted to play God in the matter. Why if he was not prepared to act on our behalf did he not phone us and say so. A Solicitor not undertaken an instruction is a very very serious matter and many have been disciplined for same in the past according to the records on line which are referred to in the blog.

I doubt very much that Marren or Henry would work for nothing yet they appear to think that they have a right to play God in my case.

John Glynn helped us write many a letter to Marren on unheaded paper pointing out the fact that he should seek a court order to direct how the Estate should be Administrated.

Thank you for taking the time to read the blog!

However in view of the fact that you did, how can Marren holding on my 1/6 share and my sisters 1/6 share of the monies from the land sale for nearly 2 years be explained??

There is no good reason why Marren did not pay these monies to us when he received them!

What he did pay out in the end was €12,500 short of what we were entitled to plus interest with no acceptable explanation to date as to why he did same.

It appears he also refuses also to pay John Glynn the money he claims some €50k plus for his services…yet he had no issue paying T&N Mc lynn a year or so prior to closing.

Why do they continually scourge me with their petty battles, what has it got to do with me? and why does Marren threaten Eileen and I that he will not pay John Glynn bill while we seek justice through the law society. How are they related??

We are now told #WilliePenrose was not paid, not that we were ever given an invoice for his services, but Marren did deduct for it.

Eileen and i never met with Penrose and we only met with Marren once and all he wanted to discuss was us making our wills….what had that got to do with the Administration of my late brothers Estate, or what business was it of his anyway whether we had our will made or not.

It would appear that because Marren is the Son in Law of #AidanOCarroll a prominent retired #Solicitor in #Athlone that none of the Solicitors in the Midland are prepared to act on our behalf.

However we intend to expose the #INJUSTICE and #ELDERABUSE we have been subjected too in the public domain and thereby encourage more in our situation to stand up to the Bully Boy tactics lies and deceit that our justice system is riddled with.

I am 83 year of age and I do not deserve to be treated in this fashion. I have worked hard all my life and never wronged any man and if a pair of white bellied bast***S think they can take advantage of my Elder Widowed sister and I they have another thing coming.

Did you have a chance to read the repulsive letter Tony Henry of Tormeys Solicitor sent to Eileen yesterday(copy attached), we were deprived of sleep and up half the night scribbling a response to same. They call them selves educated and he had the cheek to  criticizes my signature, what has he a scratch of a line get more from a 2 year old, at least mine spells out my GOOD name.

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We are not satisfied with the service on offer in this country to deal with this Injustice and Elder Abuse and as far as we are concerned a country that does not look after its Elderly is no country. To date the only real sympathy and support we have received is from the ordinary people while the rest of yea pluck out one excuse or another as to why yea cannot or do not help out in these matters. Well yea wont sweep this under the carpet and hide away from the facts we have copies of all the correspondence and recall  what went on.

Have a nice day!

Michael Gavin

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Denis Naughten TD Meeting

Denis Naughten TD met with Eileen Linney, Mike Gavins sister in #GulliansHotel on Friday 19th June 2016 after 10:30am. He stated he did not get involved in family disputes as its against the constitution. Eileen explained what was owed to her brother Mike Gavin and herself and gave details of the amount due to Mike Gavin for his work done over a 9 year period. She explain that she did not own any cattle yet there was €3,700 deducted from her share plus €12,500 from the land sale , a further €116,000 plus €12,500 from the land sale was deducted for her brother Mike Gavin  by Robert B. Marren Solicitor.

Denis Naughten TD stated for them to get a Solicitor and write to the Supreme Court – #SusanDenham. Eileen stated Robert Marren was appointed to administer the estate which he didn’t do and Denis Naughton stated the Judge who appointed him would have agreed with what he did. Denis also stated he did not like the information on Twitter about himself and or #RobertTroy.

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Well Denis we don’t like the fact that you did nothing for us. How come it was Clare Daly TD who attempted to question Tanaiste and Minster for Justice re #Roscommon #Gardai entering Elderly Mike Gavin’s Home? Where were you Denis Naughton TD. As for twitter don’t you recall you blocked @michaelgavin83 as did #RobertToryTD, although Troy did go on to sign one of Mike Gavin’s petitions on the day of voting.

Our justice system is repeatedly and systematically failing us. Worse than that, it seams that many of those in exalted positions of authority such as yourself Denis Naughten TD, Robert Troy TD, #WilliePenroseTD, Tony Henry Tormeys Solicitors Athlone,  #TonyMcLynn T&N Mc Lynn Solicitors Athlone, Robert B. Marren Solicitor Mullingar, #PeterDJones State Solicitor #Mullingar and the #LawSocietyofIreland are greatly abusing our trust. It would appear that in #Ireland if the perpetrators are in any way “connected” then our justice system is far more likely to throw up a wall of protection and denials around them.

Don’t be surprise if a peaceful assembly protest arrives at your door in the coming days to express dissatisfaction at the Job your not doing

Have a Nice Day!

Against the constitution to stand up to Solicitors Corruption and Financial Elder Abuse DENIS NAUGHTEN??

  1. Robert Marren Solicitor refused to award Michael Gavin the grant money’s paid down from the Dept. of Agriculture. Michael is owed over €116,000 for 9 years minding the farm Animals.
  1. Robert Marren Solicitor held onto the funds from the land sale for nearly 2 years, and then finally awarded to Michael Gavin and his sister €12,500 plus interest less than what we were each entitled to.
  1. Willie Penrose TD BL was not paid for his opinion, when the estate was charged for same.
  1. Robert Marren Solicitor Squandered the estate assets and hired an additional accountant at a cost of €8,751.45.
  1. Marren did not provide a “detailed bill of costs” for his fee of €40,892.53 he awarded to himself.
  1. No bill of costs was provided for T & N McLynn Solicitors, Athlone, paid an amount of €38,941 a year prior to closing.
  1. Tony Henry, Tormeys Solicitors, Athlone failed to undertake the instructions given him through John Glynn Solicitors to prevent Mr. Robert Marren closing in isolation to well founded objections.

To commit fraud is an offense in Ireland. But the prosecution will depend very much on where you reside on the social scale!

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Peter Jones is the #FiannaFail appointed State #Solicitor for #Westmeath. He is now more than 2 decades in this position. Peter Jones is a right wing conservative on moral issues and he has been against every piece of reformist referenda for decades, including the Divorce Referendum of 1995. Only a few years ago, Peter Jones had 8 #PENALTY POINTS corruptly and illegally removed, a matter which appeared in the Phoenix Magazine at the time. Peter Jones is now threatening an 83 year old farmer. Is it not enough for 83 year old Mike Gavin to have been defrauded of a large sum of money by Mr. Jones’s friend and fellow Mullingar solicitor Robert Marron? Is there nothing so low as to what the legal profession in Mullingar will stoop to? Just as you thought that they could not sink any lower by defrauding an elderly farmer, they are now threatening him.

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Gardai Interrogate Elderly Mike Gavin in his home

On Friday the 20th of May a local Garda and #Roscommon detective called to Mike Gavin’s Home, Dundonnell #Taughmaconnell. They were told Mikie was gone to Mullingar (Protest). They said they wanted to see Mikie re the #Fraud “Thing”.

They called back the next day despite the fact that Mike’s sister Eileen called them and told them that they were sending their Fraud file to Dublin when it was complete.
They came regardless and told Mike’s sister it had nothing to do with her and they wanted to see Mike Gavin. Mike’s sister locked the door and told them repeatedly out the window to go away and leave them alone and eventually they did.
3 Gardai returned Wednesday when and got Mike home alone. Mike Gavin describes here what happened.
Share and Expose the Blue Bully Boys working for Peter D. Jones

Will Peter Burke TD Ignore Solicitor Financial Elder Abuse of Michael Gavin RIP

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Peter Burke TD prior to calling to your office to discuss my Solicitors Financial #ElderAbuse issues I would be much obliged if written answers to the following could be provided.

Why is #RobertBMarren #Solicitor the registered Full owner of my Home of 84 Years. I nor my sister Eileen consented to this and although we have written to marren on this matter, he has yet to respond, please refer to page 50 of my book “Financial Elder Abuse’.

I also demand a response to the questions I sent to #PeterDJones State Solicitor for Robber Marren who threatened me not to peaceful protest outside his clients Robber Marren’s Office. The letter is on page 110 and reads as follows.

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Dear Mr. Jones,

Further to your letter of April 1st 2016, I hereby inform you that we are preparing a file for the Garda Fraud Squad in relation to the administration of the estate of my late brother Patrick Gavin by your client Robert B. Marren solicitor Castle Street, Mullingar.

I demand that you provide documentary evidence of the following:

  1. Invoice for Willie Penrose’s fee that the estate was charged for.
  2. Proof that Willie Penrose was in fact paid for his opinion.
  3. Correct invoice for Catherine O’Connor.
  4. Proof that your client #RobertBMarren received €165,000 from #AnneSanford and #KathleeOKeefe through their solicitor #TonyMcLynn of T & N McLynn Solicitors Athlone to cover Michael Gavin and Eileen Linney’s 1/6 share from the land sale.
  5. Invoice for #JohnDolanAuctioneer #Ballinasloe, Co. #Galway
  6. Detailed bill of costs for your client Robert B. Marren
  7. Detailed Bill of costs for T&N McLynn solicitors Athlone.

Provide answers to the following:

  1. Why Did Robert B. Marren refuse to award Michael Gavin the grant money paid down from the dept. of Agriculture? Mike Gavin is owed over €116,000 for 9 Years unpaid.
  2. Why did Robert B. Marren hold on to the funds from the land sale for nearly 2 years?
  3. Why did Robert B. Marren award Elderly Michael Gavin and his widowed sister €12,500 plus interest less than what they were entitled to?
  4. Why did Robert B. Marren deduct €3,500 from Eileen Linney for Animals she never owned?
  5. Why was no invoice provided for #WilliamPenrose’s TD BL opinion?
  6. Why did Robert B. Marren hire an additional accountant #DamienHannigan 7 Oliver Plunkett St. Mullingar at a cost of €8,751.45 to oversee the Accounts?
  7. Why did Robert B. Marren not provide the correct invoice for Accountant Catherine O’Connor?
  8. Why did Mr. Robert B. Marren not provide a “Detailed Bill of Costs” for his fee of €40,892.53 he awarded to himself?
  9. Why did Robert B. Marren Solicitor consider the other beneficiaries to be his clients?
  10. Why did Robert B. Marren distribute the estate assets in isolation to well-founed objections?
  11. Why did Robert B. Marren refuse to take the well-founded objection to a Judge?
  12. Why did Robert B. Marren threaten 2 of the elderly beneficiaries and coerce them to retain a solicitor to prevent him distributing the estate assets?
  13. Why did Robert B. Marren distribute the estate assets speedily over the Christmas period 2014 in the knowledge that 2 of the beneficiaries were actively attempting to retain a solicitor to act on their behalf?
  14. Why did #TonyHenry #TormeysSolicitors #Athlone fail to undertake the instructions given him through John Glynn Solicitors to prevent Mr. Robert Marren closing in isolation to well-founded objections?
  15. Why did T & N McLynn Solicitors, Athlone summon (special )Mike Gavin and Eileen Linney to the High Court attempting to sell his home along with the farm and failed after three days squandering estate assets with fees in the High Court?
  16. Why was no bill of costs provided for T & N McLynn Solicitors, Athlone, paid an amount of €38,941 a year prior to the distribution of the estate assets?
  17. Why did/does Robert Marren refuse to provide answers to these and other questions?
  18. Why Has Robert B. Marren retained you #PeterDJones #Mullingar State Solicitor to represent him?
  19. Why do you Peter D. Jones THREATEN Elderly Michael Gavin Not to PEACEFUL Protest outside Robert Marren Solicitors Office?
  20. Why should we tolerate #FinancialElderAbuse?

I hope you now appreciate why we continue to protest peacefully outside you client Mr. Robert B. Marren’s office.

End of letter

#PeterBurkeFG TD I await your written response

Thank You

Michael Gavin

Financial Elder Abuse Book PDF Download

Kevin Boxer Moran Warned Michael Gavin RIP Do NOT Call my Constituency Office Ever Again

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Kevin Boxer Moran Do NOT Call my Constituency Office Ever Again!

Run with the Hare Hunt with the Hound Kevin Boxer Moran although he was supportive for a time finally told Michael Gavin and his widowed sister Eileen Linney ” Do NOT Call my Constituency Office ever Again” Re Solicitors Financial Elder Abuse Case.

Kevin Boxer Moran strung Michael Gavin and Eileen Linney along for over a year making out that he would bring their case of to the attention of Frances Fitzgerald Minister for Justice at the time.

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He accompanied Defenseless Eileen Linney to the Athlone Garda Station to report the matter and threatened the Garda that if they did’nt do something he would. He Lied, just like the rest he did nothing.

In the end he said he was waiting to hear back from his adviser #EugeneDeering before proceeding to bring the case up in the Dail. Here is Eugene Deering’s opinion letter to Kevin Boxer Moran concerning Michael Gavin’s case of Solicitors Financial Elder Abuse at the hand of Robert B Marren Peter D Jones, Tony Henry and Tony McLynn. Followed by our response.

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Paragraph 1 of Eugene Deerings Letter to Kevin Boxer Moran

“Matter were investigated by the Law Society and a series of complaints were not upheld against a solicitor who dealt with the late Patrick Gavin’s estate. Pat Gavin died Intestate on the 10 of October, 2005.”

That is correct complaints were made to the Law Society of Ireland against Robert Marren Solicitor, and Tony Watson Solicitor from the law society concluded that Marren had followed the clear instruction of his clients the other beneficiaries of the estate then threatened he wouldblock further emails. Linda Kirwan from the Law Society sent information leaflet stating that by law, solicitors are obliged to furnish information about their costs in writing. However it would appear that the society consider Marren to be above this law, not to mention my other well found objections made to them in relation to the unfair manner in which he administered the estate of my late brother Pat Gavin.

Paragraph 2 of Eugene Deering’s Letter to Kevin Boxer Moran

“Issues appear to have arisen over the distribution of that estate which has led to Michael Gavin and his sister, Eileen Linney making various and lengthy unfounded claims against various solicitors, accountants, auctioneers, departments of agriculture officials etc over recent years. Following Patrick’ Gavin’s death, Michael Gavin continued farming the lands and caring for the livestock in the expectation that he would be allowed continue doing so by the rest of the family. However this was not possible, as disagreements appear to have arisen between Michael Gavin and Ann Sanford and Kathleen O’Keefe. Ultimately, as per law of intestate, Michael Gavin forced to sell off the livestock (possibly because the herd was, in fact, owed by the deceased – though Michael Gavin disputes this) and surrender the lands for the sale in due course of the administration of the Estate.”

I challenge you Eugene Deering to backup your statement that I Michael Gavin or my sister Eileen Linney make unfounded claims. We are honest hard working individuals and have always stuck to the facts and told the truth throughout our lives. You also lie to Boxer that the herd was owed by the deceased. Marren,  make a decision in March 2013 to accept my claim to owning half the livestock and all the sheep?
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But yet for no logical reason Marren refused to award me Michael Gavin the net amount €116,789.11 due to me out of the Single Payment Entitlements representing my ½ share in the profits from farming the lands.

Paragraph 3 of Eugene Deering’s Letter to Kevin Boxer Moran

I note that the Gavin’s have not taken any legal action to correct any perceived wrong in the setting of their late brother’s estate.

Another Lie Eugene. Our family solicitor John Glynn gave Tony Henry Tormeys Solicitors Athlone instructions to represent us.

“Finally, for the purpose of endeavoring to avoid further proceedings in the matter, I would suggest that you immediately telephone Robert Marren to advise him that you have received instructions to act and enquire just where exactly does he stand in this matter and enquire whether or not his hands are tied by the instructions received from Messrs. Sanford & O’Keeffe and/or their Solicitors, Messr. T & N McLynn.”

Henry failed to undertake his instructions and went to send a threatening letter to my elderly widowed sister after the law society upheld the complains made against him. Martin Egan Solicitor Athlone advised us get an out of town solicitor as Marren is the son-in-law of Aiden O Carroll retired solicitor. Peter D. Jones the State Solicitor refuses to respond to correspondence for his client Robert B. Marren.

Why should we at our age be coerced into taking legal action. If Marren had dealt with our objections and taken the matter before a Judge as he was advised do in writing through our family solicitor John Glynn then there would be no need for further legal expense.

Michael Gavin to Robert Marren on 5th December, 2014 stating;

“If a fair allowance is not made on an agreed basis, I will not give my consent to any distribution account prepared by you. Similarly, my sisters will also have to agree before a distribution account can be finalised and a distribution effected. Accordingly you as Administrator will be unable to distribute the estate unless you can procure agreement between us and, if this agreement is not forthcoming, I am advised the only way you, as Administrator, can be protected is to go back into Court and get a Court Order directing how the estate can be distributed.”

Paragraph 4 of Eugene Deering’s Letter to Kevin Boxer Moran

Instead, they have instigated a social media campaign, together with sending correspondence to an array of public figures, local, national and international to invite support for their perceived wrongs. Michael Gavin has also purported to have set up a number of websites seeking justice.

We have every right to express our dissatisfaction of the way the justice system operates in Ireland. Although this whole matter is a source of embarrassment to us, we will have no hesitation in disclosing same in the public domain, as it is our belief that the general public have a right to be made aware of the events that took place and let them judge for themselves based on the true facts and we will continue to do so via twitter, facebook, youtube, linkeden, website blogs. letters and published books.

Paragraph  5 of Eugene Deering’s Letter to Kevin Boxer Moran

To bring legal proceedings would be very costly and would enjoy an excellent prospect of failing. Indeed, their complaints would be very likely to fail on the grounds of being vexatious and without merit and/or an abuse of process.

Now Eugene your playing judge and jury. A wise man familiar with our case once tweeted “To commit fraud is an offense in Ireland. But the prosecution for such will depend very much on where you reside on the social scale #vinb”

Paragraph  6 of Eugene Deering’s Letter to Kevin Boxer Moran

“There is also grave doubts that both Gavins, who are elderly, are orchestrating the various websites established, or indeed, Michael Gavin, who is 83 years of age, has written the various letters to the various recipients as the language and perplexity of the legal issues involved appears to be beyond the educational attainment of Mr. Gavin (who by his own admission worked the land all his life).”

The content on the websites is nothing more than a rehash of the substantial case to council files that was sent to Tony Henry Tormeys Solicitors, who sat on same for 2 months and complaints made to the Law Society of Ireland.

A witnessed statement was made to 2 members of Roscommon Garda Fraud Squad basically stating that I Michael Gavin stand over all the information in the websites and affirm it to be the whole truth and nothing but the truth. My number plate were issued in 1932 so that makes a fit 85 year old who reared 14 hopper of turf this year.

Who gives you the authority to lord your education over me Eugene Deering? probably funded by my hard earned taxes.

While the language and perplexity of the legal issues involved may well be beyond my educational attainments, I have no difficulty reading and comprehending same I AM NOBODIES FOOL.

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Eugene Deering’s Conclusion to Kevin Boxer Moran

I would strongly urge not to enter any representations on this matter, to inform the parties that you do not have any expertise in the area to assist them.

I would also recommend that you do not enter into correspondence with them or to prolong any communications with them.

We would strongly urge you Eugene Deering PC not to advice Kevin Boxer Moran TD or others on matters you are not fully familiar with. A man with your educational background and expertise should know better than to BLAGGARD another in that way. In my estimation you are no better than the solicitors, accountants, auctioneers, department of agriculture officials and others who had their part to play in defrauding my widowed sister and I.

We would recommend that you get your facts straight and tell the truth in any further correspondence and/or communications you may have regarding my case which constitutes Financial Elder Abuse of the highest order.

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Justice 4 Elderly Farmer Michael Gavin @EugeneDeering #EugeneDeering need to get your facts straight before advising @kevinboxermoran not to represent @MichaelGavin83#ElderAbuse https://twitter.com/MaryGavin83/status/894129635381964800

 

Financial Elder Abuse of Michael Gavin RIP by Tony Mclynn Solicitor Athlone

Tony Mclynn Solicitor Athlone

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A High Court Special Summons was sought to sell the roof over my head among other things by Tony Mclynn Solicitor Athlone.

“By notices in writing Kathleen ‘OKeefe, and Mary Theresa Harte have confirmed their desire to have the house and lands of the estate sold. Nicholas Duffy and his four children have also confirmed that they desire to have the property sold. It is also the wish of the Plaintiff that the property be sold.”

Bearing in mind that they and their Solicitor Tony Mclynn Solicitor of T & N McLynn, Athlone were well aware that I was entitled to live in the home for the rest of my days per my father’s will which they were all furnished with a copy of. As I recall I was required to attend the high court on 3 separate days, the first of which they did not attend.

On the second day I was informed by my barrister Donal Keane B.L. that they were in another room with Tony Mclynn Solicitor arguing amongst themselves, and then finally we got before the judge on the third day.

This is just one of the numerous examples of their vengeful, spiteful behavior where they namely Anne Sanford, Kathleen O’Keefe, Mike Harte, Brenda Harte Waters, Michelle Harte, Philomena Duffy, Patrick Duffy, Catherine Duffy and Noel Duffy with their solicitor Tony Mclynn Solicitor squandered the Estate assets.

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The beneficiaries Anne Sanford, Wellesley, Mass USA, Kathleen O’Keefe, Glanmire, Cork, Mike Harte,Wellesley, Mass USA, Brenda Harte Waters Quincy, Mass USA, Michelle Harte Wellesley, Mass USA, Philomena Duffy Mayo, Patrick Duffy, Clare, Catherine Duffy, Monksland, Athlone and Noel Duffy, Athlone.

Bones of Contention with the Beneficiaries and their Solicitor Tony Mclynn Solicitor of T & N McLynn Athlone;

They with the help of their solicitor Tony Mclynn Solicitor summoned me to the High Court in an effort to sell the roof over my head along with the lands among other things knowing full well that I was entitled to reside in the house for the rest of my days as per my late Fathers will.

They with the help of their solicitor Tony Mclynn Solicitor tricked me into minding the estate animals and broke promises that they would buy food nuts for the animals and also promised me that I would be compensated for minding the animals at closing and awarded the grant monies from the department of Agriculture.

They prepared and tricked me into signing their lease agreement on 27th August without providing me an opportunity to read over same carefully or to consider the matter. Consequently I was forced to get legal advice in order to amend a number of your conditions including my agreement to “having fully restored the lands to grassland by ploughing and reseeding by no later than the 31st of July 2015.” Lands that were never used for tillage, and even if they were who would commit to a short term 1 year lease with that condition.

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This appears underhanded to me and highlights the inadequate professional service provided by Solicitor T&N McLynn, Athlone. It is not of a quality that could reasonably be expected of a solicitor and served no purpose other than to force me to incur additional unnecessary expenses for legal advice to draft letters in response to the lease agreement they tricked me into signing. I would question also whether T&N McLynn is guilty of Misconduct by tending to bring the solicitors profession into disrepute. It is worth noting also that I was never provided a copy of Solicitors T&N McLynn’s Bill of Costs.

Letter to Robert Marren Solicitor Mullingar. Michael Gavin Fighting for Justice

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Mr Robert Marren                                                                                           Dundonnell

Castle Street,                                                                                                   Taughmaconnell,

Mullingar                                                                                                         Co. Roscommon.

Co. Westmeath.

 

Date: 11/07/2015

 

Mr. Marren,

 

Further to the letter my brother Michael Gavin and I received from John Glynn, Solicitor Patrick Hogan & Co. on 9th July 2015 which states

“I telephoned Mr. Marren today to enquire why I had not received payment on the basis that absolutely everybody else in the Estate has been paid and his response was that he continued to receive letters from you complaining about fees while threatening to go to the Law Society. He said he was not prepared to pay out my fees while these threats existed.”

The letter also states

“it would appear he will not pay out these fees unless you write him and confirm to him that you are not objecting to my fees and direct him to pay same. If you are not prepared to do so, you will leave me with no choice but to proceed to taxation of costs and then subsequently. I will be obliged to sue Mr. Marren for recovery of my fees. This is grossly unfair situation in that Pat is dead almost ten years. I have not been paid for any of my services rendered either to you or to the Estate over that period.”

Our objections to the above are as follows;

We do not consider our reporting you to the Law Society a threat. We have every right to seek justice for the unjust and unfair way we have been dealt with and taken advantage of considering our age, by you the administrator and the beneficiaries of the Estate to the extent that it constitutes ELDER ABUSE.

In the event that the Law Society of Ireland does not accept that our 8 complaints of inadequate professional services, alleged over charging and misconduct, warrant investigation we have every intention of referring this matter to the independent Adjudicator, the solicitors disciplinary tribunal Dublin , An Garda Síochána and the Health Service Executive HSE. Although this whole matter is a source of embarrassment to us, we will have no hesitation in disclosing same in the public domain, as it is our belief that the general public have a right to be made aware of the events that took place and let them judge for themselves based on the true facts.

While we have every intent of pursuing you vigorously to meet our demands to include recovery of the funds not distributed to us to date, we fail to see the logic to your persistent reluctance to pay Patrick Hogan & Co. in isolation to our efforts to seek justice in this matter, or “threats” as you put it.

This is reminiscent of the manner in which you dealt with paying out our 1/6 share from the sale of the Estate lands. Here again despite our persistent requests you Mr. Robert Marren refused to pay out same until finalising the distribution during the Christmas period 2014-2015, without addressing our objections, and it appears you did same to avoid paying our 1/6 share of the land from auction in isolation to the rest of the estate, notwithstanding the fact that the moneys for same were in your possession nearly 2 years previously. You have yet to provide a reasonable explanation of why you did not “bite the bullet” and pay over the full amount when you Mr. Robert Marren received the funds way back on 27th of May 2013.

Do you not recall that I wrote to you on 11th April 2015 and stated “Please advise us of any outstanding bills, has John Glynn, Hogan & Co. been paid to date, and if not why not.”

I believe this should make it clear to you that there is no objection to Patrick Hogan & Co. fee being paid.

In your response on 22nd April you Mr. Marren state “Mr Tony Mclynn was the Solicitor in High Court proceedings on behalf of some of the parties and was awarded his costs by Order of the High Court as was Hogan & Company.”

Based on your response we felt that the fees to Patrick Hogan & Co. were paid. However if you felt we objected to the fees to Patrick Hogan & Co. why did you not question the issue then.

We have never ever threatened you in any way, and most certainly not in regard to fees to Patrick Hogan & Co.

It would appear to us your reluctance Mr. Marren to paying the fee to Patrick Hogan & Co. in isolation of our “threats” as you put it are just another example of your BULLY BOY TACTICS and we do not appreciate the manner in which you Mr. Marren attempt to force us to concede to your demands by refusing to “pay out Patrick Hogan & Co. fees while these threats exist”.

You may also recall a letter was also sent to your office in Mullingar on 17TH of June 2015 stating the following;

“I take issue with your reluctance to provide a detailed breakdown of how the figure of €40,892.53 representing fees paid to Robert Marren & Co. were arrived at. I also feel I am entitled to a breakdown of all other fees paid out of the Estate funds and who was paid what at closing.

I also take issue with your persistent reluctance to provide the following

  1. Bill of Cost for T & N McLynn, Solicitors, Athlone
  2. Correct invoice for Catherine O’Conner. Her invoice states Total Amount Due €584.25 while Cash Account dated 18th July, 2014 “Fees paid to Catherine O’ Connor €6,857.25.
  3. Invoice for William Penrose B.L. or explanation of why his opinion was sought.
  4. Invoice for John Dolan Auctioneer and breakdown of the handsome fee he was paid.
  5. Answer to “has John Glynn, Hogan & Co. Ballinasloe been paid to date, and if not why not”?
  6. Answer to “has John Glynn, Hogan & Co. Ballinasloe been paid to date, and if not why not”?
  7. Any outstanding bills.”

We have yet to receive a response to that letter above which we sent register post notwithstanding the fact that these questions were posed to you in previous correspondence numerous times prior and regardless we have a right to be furnished with copies of same. You Mr. Robert Marren will note that points 5 and 6 of that letter of 17TH of June 2015, are one in the same and we underlined if not why not”? in an effort to draw your attention to same which apparently you have yet to do.

Why were we not provided with a Bill of Cost for T & N McLynn, Solicitors, Athlone who we were informed was paid their handsome amount of €38,941.00 approximately a year prior to your finalised distribution during the Christmas period 2014-2015.

When exactly was T & N McLynn, Solicitors, Athlone paid and why were they paid in advance of the finalised distribution while you refused to pay our 1/6 share of the land from auction or fees to Patrick Hogan & Co.??

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You did not seek our approval for T & N McLynn, Solicitors bill nor did you request if we objected to same after they represented the other side beneficiaries who put the Estate of my late brother Patrick Gavin to enormous legal expense with their High Court Special Summons where they sought to sell the roof over my head among other things.

“By notices in writing Kathleen ‘OKeefe, and Mary Theresa Harte have confirmed their desire to have the house and lands of the estate sold. Nicholas Duffy and his four children have also confirmed that they desire to have the property sold. It is also the wish of the Plaintiff that the property be sold.”

Bearing in mind that the beneficiaries namely Anne Sanford, Kathleen O’Keefe, Mike Harte, Brenda Harte Waters, Michelle Harte, Philomena Duffy, Patrick Duffy, Catherine Duffy and Noel Duffy and their Solicitor T & N McLynn were well aware that Michael Gavin was entitled to live in the home for the rest of his days per his father’s will which they were all furnished with a copy of. As we recall we were required to attend the high court on 3 separate days, the first of which none of the beneficiaries attended. On the second day we were informed by our barrister Donal Keane B.L. that they were in another room arguing amongst themselves, and then finally we got before the judge on the third day. This is just one of the numerous examples of their vengeful, spiteful behaviour where they squandered the Estate assets. Not to mention the inconvenience, and additional expenses that were incurred to hire a man to mind the “Estate Animals” for 3 days, there was no mention of any funds to cover that cost in your finalised distribution.

On another occasion which we kept you update on, we recall one of the beneficiaries Kathleen O’Keefe rushed us into signing a lease agreement on 27th August, 2014 without providing us an opportunity to read over same carefully or to consider the matter. Consequently we were forced to get legal advice in order to amend a number of the conditions including Michael Gavin’s agreement to “having fully restored the lands to grassland by ploughing and reseeding by no later than the 31st of July 2015.” Lands that were never used for tillage, and even if they were who would commit to a short term 1 year lease with that condition. This appears underhanded to us and highlights the inadequate professional service provided by their Solicitor T&N McLynn, Athlone. It is not of a quality that could reasonably be expected of a solicitor and served no purpose other than to force us to incur additional unnecessary expenses for legal advice to draft letters in response to the lease agreement Kathleen O’Keefe tricked me Michael Gavin into signing.

You have not provided the correct invoice for Catherine O’Conner. Her invoice states Total Amount Due €584.25 while Cash Account dated 18th July, 2014 “Fees paid to Catherine O’ Connor €6,857.25.

You did not seek our approval for seeking William Penrose B.L opinionNo Invoice for William Penrose B.L. or explanation of why his opinion was sought.

You did not seek our approval for John Dolan AuctioneerNo Invoice for John Dolan Auctioneer and breakdown of the fee he was paid was provided to us to date. As we recall the auctioneer John Dolan did advertise the auction extensively and I recall full and half page ads appeared in the local newspapers. We would argue that based on the amount of interest and bids made at the auction that these ads served no purpose other than to promote John Dolans Auctioneering service as a whole. To be honest a free mention in the local parish newsletter would have sufficed.

You did not seek our approval for Damien Hannigan & Company Limited Chartered Accountant, Mullingar. Why was he hired against our explicate wishes to oversee the accounts of Catherine O’Conner. He charged in my opinion an excessive fee of €8,751.45 which we consider to be extremely expensive and an unnecessary expense. Although he was hired to oversee the accounts his fee is in excess of Catherine O’Conner’s fee. John Glynn, Solicitor, Patrick Hogan & Co. did not put the Estate to the additional expense of hiring an additional Accountant so it begs the question why did you?

I fail to understand why you now require me to write you and confirm to you that we are not objecting to Patrick Hogan & Co. fees and direct you to pay same. I feel this has being dealt with adequately in previous correspondence as above and I fail to understand your logic as to why this is the only bill out of them all that you require us to approve.

It would appear that there is a personal axe to grind between your own good self and John Glynn, Solicitor, Patrick Hogan & Co. and you have no business drawing us into your personal battles between members of your own profession.

In our opinion it would be more befitting of you to write to each of the beneficiaries namely

It would appear that you Mr. Robert Marren delayed making the decision regarding Michael Gavin’s share in the farming profits and rightful share of the grant monies received from the Department of Agriculture until the very end with the draft distribution account that contained countless errors on 18thSeptember, 2014. Michael Gavin was lied to countless times and led to believe that he would be refunded at closing by some of the beneficiaries. Why did you Mr. Robert Marren make a decision around March 2013 to accept Michael Gavin’s claim to owning half the livestock and all the sheep? But yet for no logical reason refused to award him the net amount €xxx,xxx.11 due to Michael Gavin out of the Single Payment Entitlements representing my ½ share in the profits from farming the lands, which was also sent to you on the 5th of December, 2015 for your consideration. There is no good reason why you took advantage of Michael Gavin’s good nature and delayed his decision in this matter until the end.

You would have received a letter from Michael Gavin on 5th December, 2014 stating;

“If a fair allowance is not made on an agreed basis, I will not give my consent to any distribution account prepared by you. Similarly, my sisters will also have to agree before a distribution account can be finalised and a distribution effected. Accordingly you as Administrator will be unable to distribute the estate unless you can procure agreement between us and, if this agreement is not forthcoming, I am advised the only way you, as Administrator, can be protected is to go back into Court and get a Court Order directing how the estate can be distributed.”

However Mr. Marren you passed the book to us and demanded court proceedings to prevent the distribution in a short space of time over the Christmas period 2014-2015.

We believe that you Mr. Robert Marren should NOT have finalised the distribution without addressing our objections, and it appears you did same to avoid paying our €82,500 1/6 share of the land from action in isolation to the rest of the estate.

While it would appear that these are matters that can only be dealt with by the court if they cannot be resolved by agreement I believe it should be the Administrator who goes back into Court to get a Court Order directing how the estate can be distributed not the ELDERLY BENEFICIARIES.

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It would also appear that Mr. Henry of Tormeys Solicitors, Athlone facilitated you Mr. Marren by not phoning you or writing you immediately as requested by John Glynn Solicitor, (14/01/2015 John Glynn Patrick Hogan & Co. to Tony Henry Tormeys Solicitors, Athlone requesting him to ring and write a short letter to Mr. Marren immediately confirming that he would act in the matter in response to Marren’s threat to effect a distribution of the Estate.) nor did Mr. Henry of Tormeys Solicitors, Athlone inform us, so that we could engage another Solicitor to act on behalf of Michael Gavin and Eileen Linney.

We have difficulty understanding why Mr. Henry of Tormeys Solicitors, Athlone failed to respond to correspondence, including correspondence that was crucial and significant to us.

At a subsequent meeting with Mr. Henry after your closing he estimated that court proceedings to sue you could take up to 3 years with fees in the region of €60,000 to €100,000, and he suggested that I Michael Gavin should take my age (83) into consideration.

It would appear you allowed confusion to arise in relation to the exact disbursement of funds and showed a complete disregard for the interests of the beneficiaries, whom you, Mr. Robert Marren a Solicitor, knew to be ELDERLY, and by your conduct is depriving two of the ELDERLY beneficiaries, of the enjoyment of their share in the estate. You have also forced Michael Gavin and Eileen Linney to incur additional unnecessary expenses in drafting documents and letters time and time again to prove their claim.

Yours Faithfully

Michael Gavin

Please Support Michael Gavin Elderly 83 Year Old Irish Farmer by Signing Petition

Peter D Jones State Solicitor Mullingar Threatened Michael Gavin RIP

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Peter D Jones State Solicitor Mullingar Threatens 84 Yr Old

#Peter D Jones of Peter D Jones & Co #Solicitors #Mullingar why do you act for #RobertBMarren #Solicitor Mullingar? Surly Mr. Marren a solicitor of the highest integrity and respected as an honest and upright person should be able to stand up and act for himself against 84 year Old Elderly Michael Gavin of limited means as you so put it above in your April fools letter.

The Justice for Michael Gavin group would disagree with you, that the PEACEFUL protests they are conducting in relation to Mr. Marren’s functions as administrator / solicitor are unwarranted and unfair.

We do not agree with your statement that every opportunity was afforded prior to the distribution of the estate to challenge him in relation to his intention to distribute the estate in accordance with the rules of intestacy.

As far as we are concerned if Mr. Robert B. Marren did his job as appointed by the #HighCourt, there would be no need to challenge him in the first place. However after numerous attempts were made to put a halt to Mr. Marren distribution of the estate assets in isolation to well found objections, Mr. Marren your client threatened elderly Michael Gavin and widowed sister Eileen Linney.

Mr. Marren Solicitor refused to pay out Michael Gavin and his sister Eileen Linneys share of the proceeds from the land sale despite the fact that he had same in his possession for nearly 2 years.

He went on to threaten them that he intended to distribute the Estate Assets if they did not hire a Solicitor to issue proceedings to prevent him doing so despite their founded objections, namely €116,789.11 compensation for minding the animals for 9 years and the amount awarded to each for the land sale was short €12,500 each plus interest from the time Mr. Marren Received the funds.

Instructions were given to #TonyHenry Tormeys Solicitors Athlone through their family Solicitor John Glynn Patrick Hogan & Co. Ballinasloe, to engage with Mr. Robert Marren on their behalf. However Tony Henry, Tormeys Solicitor did not undertake these instructions, nor did he inform them. So Michael and Eileen did not realize what had happened until the deficient checks arrived in the post.correct

What signage are you referring to that has been placed on poles around Mullingar which is totally incorrect unfair and untrue?

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Mr. Peter D Jones of Peter D Jones & Co Solicitors Mullingar, why did your client Robert B. Marren

  • Deprives an elderly farmer  the grant money’s paid down from the Dept. of Agriculture. John Glynn Solicitor estimated Michael is owed over €116,000 for 9 years minding the farm Animals?
  • holds onto the funds from the land sale for nearly 2 years, and then finally awarded to Michael Gavin and his sister €12,500 plus interest less than what we were each entitled to ?
  • Not provide an invoice for Willie Penrose’s opinion when the estate was charged for same?
  •  Squander the estate assets and hire an additional accountant at a cost of €8,751.45 to the estate
  • not provide a “detailed bill of costs” for his fee of €40,892.53 he awarded to himself.
  • not provided a bill of costs for T & N McLynn Solicitors, Athlone, paid an amount of €38,941 a year prior to closing. They brought Mike to the High Court 3 days attempting to sell the roof over his head.
  • not seek a court order to determine how the estate should be administered when their were well founded objections
  • follow the instructions of Katheen O’Keefe and Anne Sanford and treat them as his clients, when in fact they were beneficiaries of the Estate the same as Michael Gavin and Eileen Linney?

We take exception to your threatening tone of your letter and your remark that “Mr. Michael Gavin is an elderly man and no less than anybody else is a person of limited means”. We have every right to peaceful protest outside Mr. Robert B. Marren’s Office and your office for that matter Mr. Peter D. Jones State Solicitor and we will continue to do so until justice is served.

Why have you  and Mr. Marren waited until now to object to our campaign for justice. We wrote to your client on  11/07/2015 and informed him that

“In the event that the Law Society of Ireland does not accept that our 8 complaints of inadequate professional services, alleged over charging and misconduct, warrant investigation we have every intention of referring this matter to the independent Adjudicator, the solicitors disciplinary tribunal Dublin , An Garda Síochána and the Health Service Executive HSE. Although this whole matter is a source of embarrassment to us, we will have no hesitation in disclosing same in the public domain, as it is our belief that the general public have a right to be made aware of the events that took place and let them judge for themselves based on the true facts.

Peter D. Jones of Peter D. Jones & Co Solicitors Mullingar your client Mr. Robert Marren Solicitor has no one to blame but himself and his aroganct reluctance to respond to our correspondence.

Your client Mr. Robert B. Marren  may also recall a letter was also sent to your office in Mullingar on 17TH of June 2015 stating the following;

“I take issue with your reluctance to provide a detailed breakdown of how the figure of €40,892.53 representing fees paid to Robert Marren & Co. were arrived at. I also feel I am entitled to a breakdown of all other fees paid out of the Estate funds and who was paid what at closing.

I also take issue with your persistent reluctance to provide the following

Bill of Cost for T & N McLynn, Solicitors, Athlone

Correct invoice for Catherine O’Conner. Her invoice states Total Amount Due €584.25 while Cash Account dated 18th July, 2014 “Fees paid to Catherine O’ Connor €6,857.25.

Invoice for William Penrose B.L. or explanation of why his opinion was sought.

Invoice for John Dolan Auctioneer and breakdown of the handsome fee he was paid.

Answer to “has John Glynn, Hogan & Co. Ballinasloe been paid to date, and if not why not”?

Answer to “has John Glynn, Hogan & Co. Ballinasloe been paid to date, and if not why not”?

Any outstanding bills.”

We have yet to receive a response to that letter above which we sent register post notwithstanding the fact that these questions were posed to you in previous correspondence numerous times prior and regardless we have a right to be furnished with copies of same. Your client Mr. Robert Marren will note that points 5 and 6 of that letter of 17TH of June 2015, are one in the same and we underlined if not why not”? in an effort to draw his attention to same which apparently he had yet to do.

Why were we not provided with a  Bill of Cost for T & N McLynn, Solicitors, Athlone who we were informed was paid their handsome amount of €38,941.00  approximately a year prior to your finalised distribution during the Christmas period 2014-2015.

When exactly was T & N McLynn, Solicitors, Athlone paid and why were they paid in advance of the finalised distribution while you refused to pay our 1/6 share of the land from auction or fees to Patrick Hogan & Co.??

Mr. Marren your client did not seek our approval for T & N McLynn, Solicitors bill nor did he request if we objected to same after they represented the other side beneficiaries who put the Estate of our late brother Patrick Gavin to enormous legal expense with their High Court Special Summons where they sought to sell the roof over Michael Gavin’s head among other things.

“By notices in writing Kathleen ‘OKeefe, and Mary Theresa Harte have confirmed their desire to have the house and lands of the estate sold. Nicholas Duffy and his four children have also confirmed that they desire to have the property sold. It is also the wish of the Plaintiff that the property be sold.”

Bearing in mind that the beneficiaries namely Anne Sanford, Kathleen O’Keefe, Mike Harte, Brenda Harte Waters, Michelle Harte, Philomena Duffy, Patrick Duffy, Catherine Duffy and Noel Duffy and their Solicitor T & N McLynn were well aware that Michael Gavin was entitled to live in the home for the rest of his days per his father’s will which they were all furnished with a copy of.

As we recall we were required to attend the high court on 3 separate days, the first of which none of the beneficiaries attended. On the second day we were informed by our barrister Donal Keane B.L. that they were in another room arguing amongst themselves, and then finally we got before the judge on the third day.

This is just one of the numerous examples of their vengeful, spiteful behaviour where they squandered the Estate assets. Not to mention the inconvenience, and additional expenses that were incurred to hire a man to mind the “Estate Animals” for 3 days, there was no mention of any funds to cover that cost in your finalised distribution.

On another occasion which we kept your client Mr.Marren update on, we recall one of the beneficiaries #KathleenOKeefe rushed us into signing a lease agreement on 27th August, 2014 without providing us an opportunity to read over same carefully or to consider the matter. Consequently we were forced to get legal advice in order to amend a number of the conditions including Michael Gavin’s agreement to “having fully restored the lands to grassland by ploughing and reseeding by no later than the 31st of July 2015.” Lands that were never used for tillage, and even if they were who would commit to a short term 1 year lease with that condition.

This appears underhanded to us and highlights the inadequate professional service provided by their Solicitor T&N McLynn, Athlone. It is not of a quality that could reasonably be expected of a solicitor and served no purpose other than to force us to incur additional unnecessary expenses for legal advice to draft letters in response to the lease agreement Kathleen O’Keefe tricked me Michael Gavin into signing.

Your client Mr. Marren has yet to provided the correct invoice for Catherine O’Conner. Her invoice states Total Amount Due €584.25 while Cash Account dated 18th July, 2014 “Fees paid to Catherine O’ Connor €6,857.25.

Your client Mr. Robert B. Marren did not seek our approval for seeking #WilliamPenrose B.L opinionNo Invoice for William Penrose B.L. or explanation of why his opinion was sought.

Your client did not seek our approval for #JohnDolanAuctioneerNo Invoice for John Dolan Auctioneer and breakdown of the fee he was paid was provided to us to date.  As we recall the auctioneer John Dolan did advertise the auction extensively and I recall full and half page ads appeared in the local newspapers.  We would argue that based on the amount of interest and bids made at the auction that these ads served no purpose other than to promote John Dolans Auctioneering service as a whole. To be honest a free mention in the local parish newsletter would have sufficed.

Your client did not seek our approval for Damien Hannigan & Company Limited Chartered Accountant, Mullingar. Why was he hired against our explicate wishes to oversee the accounts of Catherine O’Conner. He charged in my opinion an excessive fee of €8,751.45 which we consider to be extremely expensive and an unnecessary expense.  Although he was hired to oversee the accounts his fee is in excess of Catherine O’Conner’s fee. John Glynn, Solicitor, Patrick Hogan & Co. did not put the Estate to the additional expense of hiring an additional Accountant so it begs the question why did your client Mr Robert B. Marren?

It would appear that there is a personal axe to grind between your client Robert Marren and John Glynn, Solicitor, Patrick Hogan & Co. and your client had no business drawing us into his own personal battles between members of his own profession.

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Mr. Peter D. Jones of Peter D. Jones & Co Solicitors Mullingar, in our opinion it would be more befitting of your client to write to each of the beneficiaries namely #AnneSanford, #Wellesley, #Massachusetts USA, Kathleen O’Keefe, #Glanmire, Cork, Mike Harte, Wellesley Massachusetts USA, Brenda Harte Waters Quincy, Mass USA, Michelle Harte Wellesley Massachusetts USA, Philomena Duffy Davitt College Castlebar Mayo, Patrick Duffy, Kilrush, Clare, Catherine Kelly Duffy, Portceuncilla hospital Ballinasloe and Noel Duffy, Athlone, as I have done  and claw back the monies owed to us.

They cannot on the one hand expect to receive the monies from the sale of my late brother Pat Gavin’s livestock together with the gross payments received from the Department of Agriculture, without incurring any expense for the minding, looking after and caring for the animals down through the years.

Catherine O’Conner’s Account Summary 24/02/2012 shows that throughout the entire farming period between 2005 and 2012 the cattle sales came to a figure of €46,589 and the expenses came to a figure of €45,918. Accordingly, the expenses in running the farm were almost equal to the proceeds of sale of livestock. Therefore the profit from the farming operation represented the monies received each year from the Department of Agriculture under the single Payment Scheme, the Disadvantaged Area Scheme and any other Schemes of the Department of Agriculture, less any income tax payable to the state arising out of the farming operation.

We and those we have spoken to in relation to this matter FAIL to see the logic to your reluctance Mr. Robert Marren to see reason in this matter, how do you expect a person to labour for free for 9 years at their own expense and pay vets fees and fodder to fatten cattle so that those THAT DO NOTHING can reap the rewards of the GROSS profits. I Michael Gavin believe with every bone in my body that I am entitled to be paid for the work done and services rendered and monies expended by me in looking after my brother’s livestock from the time my brother died up to the time the animals were sold, this you will appreciate involved the daily herding and looking after the animals to include feeding of the animals in Winter months to include purchase of food stuffs and discharging vets fees etc.

By denying me Michael Gavin a half share in the profits it means that Michael Gavin WAS WORKING FOR NOTHING over the years in question from October, 2005 through to 2013. This is totally unjust and totally unacceptable to us.

We will not accept the present situation which is totally unfair and leaves Michael Gavin without any compensation whatsoever for the time and trouble in looking after the animals on behalf of the estate and also deprives Michael Gavin of any profit he may have earned in the rearing and looking after his own animals.

The detailed breakdown of the net amount €116,789.11 due to Michael Gavin out of the Single Payment Entitlements representing his ½ share in the profits from farming the lands, was  sent to your client Mr. Marren, Solicitor, on the 5th of December, 2015 for his consideration. You will note that all that Michael Gavin is looking for is his fair share of the profits in the running of the farm and fair compensation for the work Michael Gavin did in looking after the animals.

It would appear that your client Mr. Robert Marren delayed making the decision regarding Michael Gavin’s share in the farming profits and rightful share of the grant monies received from the Department of Agriculture until the very end with the draft distribution account that contained countless errors on 18th September, 2014. Michael Gavin was lied to countless times and led to believe that he would be refunded at closing by some of the beneficiaries.

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Why did your client Mr. Robert Marren make a decision around March 2013 to accept Michael Gavin’s claim to owning half the livestock and all the sheep? But yet for no logical reason refused to award him the net amount €116,789.11 due to Michael Gavin out of the Single Payment Entitlements representing my ½ share in the profits from farming the lands, which was also sent to your client on the 5th of December, 2015 for his consideration. There is no good reason why your client took advantage of Michael Gavin’s good nature and delayed his decision in this matter until the end.

Your client would have received a letter from Michael Gavin on 5th December, 2014 stating;

“If a fair allowance is not made on an agreed basis, I will not give my consent to any distribution account prepared by you. Similarly, my sisters will also have to agree before a distribution account can be finalised and a distribution effected. Accordingly you as Administrator will be unable to distribute the estate unless you can procure agreement between us and, if this agreement is not forthcoming, I am advised the only way you, as Administrator, can be protected is to go back into Court and get a Court Order directing how the estate can be distributed.

However your client Mr. Marren passed the book to us and demanded court proceedings to prevent the distribution in a short space of time over the Christmas period 2014-2015.

We believe that your client Mr. Robert Marren should NOT have finalised the distribution without addressing our objections, and it appears he did same to avoid paying our €82,500 1/6 share of the land from action in isolation to the rest of the estate.

While it would appear that these are matters that can only be dealt with by the court if they cannot be resolved by agreement I believe it should be the Administrator who goes back into Court to get a Court Order directing how the estate can be distributed not the ELDERLY BENEFICIARIES.

It would also appear that Mr. Henry of Tormeys Solicitors, Athlone facilitated your client Mr. Marren by not phoning  him or writing him immediately as requested by John Glynn Solicitor, (14/01/2015 John Glynn Patrick Hogan & Co. to Tony Henry Tormeys Solicitors, Athlone requesting him to ring and write a short letter to Mr. Marren immediately confirming that he would act in the matter in response to Marren’s threat to effect a distribution of the Estate.) nor did Mr. Henry of Tormeys Solicitors, Athlone inform us, so that we could engage another Solicitor to act on  behalf of Michael Gavin and Eileen Linney.

We have difficulty understanding why Mr. Henry of Tormeys Solicitors, Athlone failed to respond to correspondence, including correspondence that was crucial and significant to us.

At a subsequent meeting with Mr. Henry after your closing he estimated that court proceedings to sue you could take up to 3 years with fees in the region of €60,000 to €100,000, and he suggested that I Michael Gavin should take my age (83) into consideration.

It would appear you allowed confusion to arise in relation to the exact disbursement of funds and showed a complete disregard for the interests of the beneficiaries, whom you, Mr. Robert Marren a Solicitor, knew to be ELDERLY, and by your conduct is depriving two of the ELDERLY beneficiaries, of the enjoyment of their share in the estate. You have also forced Michael Gavin and Eileen Linney to incur additional unnecessary expenses in drafting documents and letters time and time again to prove their claim.

Bones of Contention

With Mr. Robert B. Marren Solicitor Mullingar

  1. Allowed confusion to arise in relation to the exact disbursement of funds held by him;
  2. Grossly delayed, without reasonable explanation, the administration of the estate, the deceased person having died in 2005 some ten years ago;
  3. Showed a complete disregard for the interests of the beneficiaries, whom Mr. Marren, Solicitor, knew to be elderly, and by his conduct is depriving two of the beneficiaries, of the enjoyment of their share in the estate;
  4. Provided an inadequate professional service and it is not of a quality that could reasonably be expected of a solicitor. There is no good reason why Mr Marren did not “bite the bullet” and pay over the full €82,500 when he received the funds way back on 27th of May 2013.
  5. Being reluctant to resolve the issue in isolation to the rest of the Estate;
  6. Not provided the detailed bill of costs to include a detailed breakdown of how the figure of €40,892.53 representing fees paid to Robert Marren & Co. were arrived at. The legal and auctioneering fees are excessive, and Michael Gavin and Eileen Linney should not be charged for same as the beneficiaries on the other side agreed to waive them. 05/07/13 Marron to Gavin and Linney enclosing copy letter dated 3rd of July, 2013 from T & N McLynn;
  7. Breached the following regulation of the solicitors’ account regulations, 2001: • Regulation 4(2): by failing without delay to pay monies held or controlled by them in respect of outlays not yet disbursed into client account and failing to treat such monies in all respects as client money;
  8. Breached the following regulation of the solicitors’ account regulations, 2001: Regulation 5: by holding monies to which they were beneficially entitled in a client account for longer than three months in respect of outlays already disbursed, or which should have been the subject matter of a bill of costs furnished to the client concerned;
  9. Brought the solicitors profession into disrepute;
  10. Denied Michael Gavin a share in the farming profits, to the extent that Michael Gavin was working for nothing over the 9 years in question from October, 2005 through to 2013;
  11. Provided an inadequate professional service and it is not of a quality that could reasonably be expected of a solicitor with regards to the explanation he provides to explain how he arrived at his decision to award the moneys received from the sale of Pat Gavin’s livestock together with the Gross payments received from the Department of Agriculture without deducting any expense for the minding, looking after, feeding and caring for the animals for the nine years from 2005 to 2014;
  12. Delayed making the decision regarding Michael Gavin’s share in the farming profits and rightful share of the grant monies received from the Department of Agriculture until the very end with the draft distribution account that contained countless errors on 18th September, 2014. Michael Gavin was lied to and led to believe that he would be refunded at closing by some of the beneficiaries. Why did Mr. Marren make a decision around March 2013 to accept Michael Gavin’s claim to owning half the livestock and all the sheep? But yet for no logical reason refuses to award him the net amount €116,789.11 due to him out of the Single Payment Entitlements representing my ½ share in the profits from farming the lands, which was also sent to Mr. Marren, Solicitor, on the 5th of December, 2015 for his consideration. There is no good reason why he took advantage of Michael Gavin’s good nature and delayed his decision in this matter until the end;
  13. Squandered the Estate assets by hiring an additional accountant against my wishes at a cost of €8,751.45;
  14. Accounting mistakes and lack of clarity;
  15. Forced elderly Michael Gavin and widowed Eileen Linney to incur additional unnecessary expenses in drafting documents and letters time and time again to prove their claim;
  16. Not furnished a detailed statement of all the legal costs to his client. Under Section 68 of the Solicitors (Amendment) Act, 1994 provides for charges to clients. Under these provisions a solicitor should furnish a detailed statement of all the legal costs to his client;
  17. Not furnished a copy of Solicitor T & N McLynn’s Bill of Costs for the handsome fee of €38,941.00;
  18. Provided incorrect invoice for Catherine O’Conner Accountant. Catherine O’Conner’s invoice states Total Amount Due €584.25 while Cash Account dated 18th July, 2014 “Fees paid to Catherine O’ Connor €6,857.25;
  19. Not provided an invoice for William Penrose B.L. or explanation of why his opinion was sought for €1,230.00;
  20. Not provided an invoice for John Dolan Auctioneer and breakdown of the fee he was paid. Auctioneer John Dolan did advertise the auction extensively with full and half page ads in the local newspapers. However based on the amount of interest and bids made at the auction, these ads served no purpose other than to promote John Dolans Auctioneering service as a whole. A free mention in the local parish newsletter would have sufficed.

History of the case

Michael Gavin and his brother Pat lived together all their lives over 70 years in their humble home Dundonnell, Taughmaconnell in south Roscommon. After Pat died intestate, Michael Gavin continued farming and caring for the farm animals as he had always done.

The Department of Agriculture appointed Michael Gavin herd keeper for the animals after his brother’s death. Robert Marren Solicitor refused to award Michael compensation from the grant moneys paid down from the department.

If Michael Gavin did not continue the farming of the land then the estate would not be entitled to claim the Entitlements.

Michael Gavin offered to buy the farm from the next of kin beneficiaries, but they would agree to nothing and matters came to a head when under the guidance of Tony McLynn Solicitor Athlone they summoned Michael to the High Court in Dublin in an effort to sell the house along with the farm, making out that they would have difficulty selling the farm on its own. Their Solicitor #Tony McLynn of T&N McLynn Solicitors, Athlone was well aware that Michael had a right to reside in the family home for the rest of my days as per my fathers will, but that did not prevent them squandering the Estate Assets. Three days in total were spent in the High court, the first of which they did not attend, the second they spent in a waiting room arguing among themselves and on the phone to other beneficiaries in the United States of America. Finally on the third day the Judge refused their request to sell the roof over his head.

The High Court appointed Robert Marren Solictor, Mullingar administrator for the estate. Subsequently Michael Gavin and his sister Eileen Linney had one and only one meeting with Mr. Robert Marren Solicitor at his office located on Castle Street Mullingar, at which he enquired if they had their wills made. He informed them he intended to hire an additional accountant to oversee the accounts. Michael Gavin and Eileen Linney profusely objected to this and told him it was an unnecessary expense for the estate, but he bulldozed ahead regardless.

The issue of non-payment of grants from the Department of Agriculture to Michael Gavin the appointed herd keeper eat up many a letter and despite the fact that 2 of his estranged sisters Anne Sanford, Wellesley, Mass USA & Kathleen O’Keefe, Glanmire, Cork promised to buy feed stuffs and also promised that he would be reimbursed at closing. Michael never got a cent and in essence he was forced to use my old age pension and savings to feed the animals that would have starved otherwise for 9 years. They had no objection to accepting the gross payments from the sale of the animals, and although Mr Marren “made a decision” to finally accept his claim to owning half of the cattle and all of the sheep he could not see the logic to paying out the grant monies associated with same.

The beneficiaries failed to accept that Michael Gavin is entitled to half the farming profits (i.e. half the net proceeds of the Department of Agriculture Grants from 2005-2013 inclusive, after deduction of Income Tax paid in respect of the joint farming operation) and/or in the alternative, fair compensation for work done and services rendered by me in looking after the deceased’s animals over the period.

How can the estate expect to have it both ways? Michael Gavin should be awarded either the grant monies paid by the Department of Agriculture for the nine years he looked after all the animals, or in the alternative Michael should be paid reasonable farm labours wages and refunds for the expenses incurred in running the farm as appointed herd keeper by the Department of Agriculture.

Anne Sanford, Kathleen O’Keefe and the next of kin namely Mike Harte, Brenda Harte Waters, Michelle Harte, Philomena Duffy, Patrick Duffy, Catherine Duffy Kelly and Noel Duffy cannot have it both ways. They cannot on the one hand expect to receive the monies from the sale of my late brother Pat Gavin’s livestock together with the gross payments received from the Department of Agriculture, without incurring any expense for the minding, looking after and caring for the animals down through the years.

Catherine O’Conner’s Account Summary 24/02/2012 shows that throughout the entire farming period between 2005 and 2012 the cattle sales came to a figure of €46,589 and the expenses came to a figure of €45,918. Accordingly, the expenses in running the farm were almost equal to the proceeds of sale of livestock. Therefore the profit from the farming operation represented the monies received each year from the Department of Agriculture under the single Payment Scheme, the Disadvantaged Area Scheme and any other Schemes of the Department of Agriculture, less any income tax payable to the state arising out of the farming operation.

Those we have spoken to in relation to this matter FAIL to see the logic to the beneficiaries reluctance to see reason in this matter, how do they expect Michael Gavin to labour for free for 9 years at his own expense and pay vets fees and fodder to fatten cattle so that those that do nothing can reap the rewards of the GROSS profits. Michael Gavin believes with every bone in his body that he is entitled to be paid for the work done and services rendered and monies expended by him in looking after his brother’s livestock from the time my brother died up to the time the animals were sold, this you will appreciate involved the daily herding and looking after the animals to include feeding of the animals in Winter months to include purchase of food stuffs and discharging vets fees etc.

By denying Michael Gavin a half share in the profits it means that Michael Gavin WAS WORKING FOR NOTHING over the years in question from October, 2005 through to 2013. This is totally unjust and totally unacceptable.

Michael Gavin will not accept the present situation which is totally unfair and leaves him without any compensation whatsoever for his time and trouble in looking after the animals on behalf of the estate and also deprives Michael Gavin of any profit he may have earned in the rearing and looking after his own animals.

Please find enclosed a detailed breakdown of the net amount €116,789.11 due to Michael Gavin out of the Single Payment Entitlements representing his ½ share in the profits from farming the lands, which was also sent to Mr. Robert B. Marren, Solicitor, on the 5th of December, 2015 for his consideration. You will note that all Michael is looking for is my fair share of the profits in the running of the farm and fair compensation for the work I did in looking after the animals.

The lands were eventually auctioned and Michael Gavins 2 estranged sisters Anne Sanford, Wellesley, Mass USA & Kathleen O’Keefe, Glanmire, Cork placed the winning bid, however did not close in the required 30 day time frame. The 2 sisters got the consent from the remaining next of kin to waive their share, so they were required to hand over just 1/3 of the purchase money with the agreed condition that they would cover the expenses associated with the Property Auction. They visited with Michael twice and requested that he buy the property of them and then suggested they would put the land up for sale but never did.

Mr. Marren Solicitor refused to pay out Michael Gavin and his sister Eileen Linneys share of the proceeds from the land sale despite the fact that he had same in his possession for nearly 2 years. He went on to threaten them that he intended to distribute the Estate Assets if they did not hire a Solicitor to issue proceedings to prevent him doing so despite their founded objections, namely €116,789.11 compensation for minding the animals for 9 years and the amount awarded to each for the land sale was short €12,500 each plus interest from the time Mr. Marren Received the funds.

Instructions were given to Tony Henry Tormeys Solicitors Athlone through their family Solicitor John Glynn Patrick Hogan & Co. Ballinasloe, to engage with Mr. Robert Marren on their behalf. However Tony Henry, Tormeys Solicitor did not undertake these instructions, nor did he inform them. So Michael and Eileen did not realize what had happened until the deficient checks arrived in the post.

Michael and Eileen met with Mr. Tony Henry Tormeys Solicitors Athlone, some 2 weeks after, however he saw no fault in what he done or failed to do for that matter. He suggested they could engage him to sue Mr. Marren at a cost of up to €100,000, 3 years in court and advised Michael to take his age of 83 years into consideration.

Complaints were made to the Law Society of Ireland with regard to Mr Robert Marrens Administration of the Estate and Mr. Tony Henry Tormeys Solicitors Failure to undertake explicit instructions. Needless to say no fault was found. Then Tony Henry had a cheek to scribe the letter he did to Eileen Linney a defenceless widow. The letter arrived the day before the letter from the Independent Adjudicator’s who, no surprise found no fault in the manner in which the Law Society of Ireland dealt with the complaints made. Begs the question how come Henry knew before they did and why did he not act as speedily to undertake the instructions given him on their behalf originally?

Michael and Eileen were later informed that Robert Marren refused to pay John Glynn, Solicitor, Patrick Hogan & Co. until they stopped threatening him as he puts it by reporting him to the Law Society of Ireland. Also an activist via social media told them that Willie Penrose TD BL stated he had not received his payment from Robert Marren, Solicitor, Mullingar. When this was reported to the Law Society they threatened to block further emails.

Peter D Jones State Solicitor PENALTY POINTS

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THE STATE Solicitor for Westmeath, Peter Jones, has avoided a possible total of eight penalty points being added to his driver’s licence because points were either terminated, court summonses were not served on him, or on one occasion, a case against him was struck out. The penalty points related to four separate occasions in which Jones was recorded as speeding on dates in 2011 and 2012.
Goldhawk has learned that in January 2011, Jones was recorded as speeding (doing 103 km/h in an 80 km/h zone) at the Chapelizod bypass in Dublin. He was liable to receive two points on his licence but the case against him was struck out in Dublin District Court. On 14 January 2012, at 4.36pm, Jones was once again recorded as speeding (doing 90 km/h in an 80 km/h zone) at Tullamore, Co Offaly, for which he was liable to receive two penalty points. However, those points were terminated. The reason given for the termination was that Jones was apparently en route to court
with prosecution files in an “urgent case.”

That particular day was a Saturday, so presumably if Jones was on his way to an “urgent case”, the court hearing would have been an emergency sitting. Elsewhere, on 6 May 2012, Jones was recorded doing 102 km/h in an 80 km/h zone at the Lucan by-pass in Liffey Valley, Dublin, for which two penalty points could be added to his licence.

However, the summons for this offence – for which Jones was to appear before Dublin District Court – was never served. Finally, Jones was recorded speeding at the same area the following month – this time doing 101 km/h in an 80 km/h zone – and once again, he was liable to receive two penalty points and appear before Dublin District Court. However, yet again, a summons was not served in the case.

Goldhawk contacted Jones – who practises as Peter D Jones in Mullingar, Co Westmeath – repeatedly over the last number of weeks to seek comment in relation to the penalty points. He refused to respond to these queries and last week, Goldhawk was told by a representative in his office that the office “doesn’t deal with journalists.”

The former Irish Independent journalist Gemma O’Doherty had been planning on writing a story on Jones’s penalty points earlier this year and had submitted a number of queries to the legal eagle last May. O’Doherty was later selected for “redundancy” after she door-stepped Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan.

Peter Jones is the Fianna Fail appointed State ‪#‎Solicitor‬ for ‪#‎Westmeath‬. He is now more than 2 decades in this position. Peter Jones is a right wing conservative on moral issues and he has been against every piece of reformist referenda for decades, including the Divorce Referendum of 1995. Only a few years ago, Peter Jones had 8 PENALTY POINTS corruptly and illegally removed, a matter which appeared in the Phoenix Magazine at the time.

Peter Jones is now threatening an 83 year old farmer (see print highlighted in yellow). Is it not enough for 83 year old Mike Gavin to have been defrauded of a large sum of money by Mr. Jones’s friend and fellow Mullingar solicitor Robert Marron?

Is there nothing so low as to what the legal profession in Mullingar will stoop to? Just as you thought that they could not sink any lower by defrauding an elderly farmer, they are now threatening him.

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