Michael Gavin wrote to Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions DPP
LETTER TO GARETH HENRY DPP
May 5TH 2017
DPP Case No: 2017/1628 Request for Review
Dear Gareth Henry,
In response to your letter dated 21st April, I wish to request a review of
your decision not to prosecute in relation to my complaint.
Although I have yet to be furnished with a copy of the Garda
investigation file that was sent to your office, I believe what was done
to me and my elderly widowed sister constitutes Financial Elder
Abuse and there is sufficient evidence to prosecute.
Robert B. Marren distributed 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 to
prevent him closing.
16/12/14 Michael Gavin to Marren Page 121 goo.gl/IRVxvR
Robert B. Marren threatened 2 of the elderly beneficiaries and coerced
them to retain a solicitor to prevent him distributing the estate assets.
22/12/14 Marren to Gavin Page 123 goo.gl/IRVxvR
Tony Henry Tormeys Solicitors Athlone facilitated Marren by
failing to undertake the instructions given him through John Glynn
Solicitor to prevent Marren closing in isolation to well-founded
14/01/2015 John Glynn Patrick Hogan & Co. Solicitors to Tony Henry
Tormeys Solicitors Page 124 goo.gl/IRVxvR
Marren refused to award Michael Gavin the Department of Agriculture
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 both his sisters Anne Sanford and
Kathleen o’Keefe. Garda Tim Farrell Taughmaconnell was present
on one occasion back in 2009 when Anne Sanford stated if Mikie
needed money to feed the Farm animals he could go in to John Glynn
Solicitor. The 2 sisters always assured Michael Gavin that he would be
compensated at closing.
Why did Mr. Robert Marren, Solicitor, Mullingar make a decision in
March 2013 to accept Michael Gavin’s claim to owning half the
livestock and all the sheep?
14/03/13 Marren to Gavin & Linney, Page 59 goo.gl/IRVxvR
But yet for no logical reason refused to award Michael Gavin the net
amount €116,789.11 due to Michael Gavin out of the Single Payment
Entitlements representing Michael Gavin’s 1⁄2 share in the profits from
farming the lands, which was also sent to Mr. Robert Marren, Solicitor,
Mullingar on the 5th of December, 2015 for his consideration.
05/12/14 Michael Gavin to Marren Page 115 goo.gl/IRVxvR
Marren awarded Elderly Michael Gavin and his widowed sister
€12,500 plus interest less than what they were entitled to, and also held
on to the funds from the land sale for nearly 2 years for no good reason.
05/07/13 Marren to Gavin & Linney enclosing copy letter dated 3rd of
July, 2013 from T & N McLynn, Solicitors Page 65
11/11/14 Michael Gavin to Robert Marren Page 94
11/11/14 Marren to Gavin Page 100
05/12/14 Michael Gavin to Marren Page 111 goo.gl/IRVxvR
Marren deducted €3,764.91 from Eileen Linney for Animals she
11/11/14 Marren to Gavin Page 100 goo.gl/IRVxvR
Robert B. Marren did not provide a “detailed bill of costs” despite
repeated persistent written requests.
In the letter (11/11/14 Marren to Eileen Linney incorporating detailed
reply to Michael Gavin’s letter of the 17th of October, 2014;) point 4
(b) Marren states that “a Bill of costs will be furnished with revised
11/11/14 Marren to Gavin page 96 goo.gl/IRVxvR
Lie – He never did!
Several written requests were made to Marren for a “detailed bill of
17/10/14 Michael Gavin to Marren Page 91 4(b) goo.gl/IRVxvR
06/02/2015 Gavin & Linney to Tony Henry Tormeys Solicitor Page 126
11/04/2015 Linney to Marren Page 129 (4)
13/04/2015 Gavin to Marren Page 130 (6)
19/05/2015 Linney to Marren Page 133
09/05/2015 Gavin to Marren Page 137
17/06/2015 Linney to Marren Page 143
We are of the opinion that the devil is in the detail and that is why
Marren refuses to furnish a “detailed bill of cost” for his excessive fee
Marren squandered the estate assets and hired an additional accountant to oversee the accounts Marren did not get approval for Damien Hannigan & Company
Limited Chartered Accountant, Mullingar. Why was he hired against the explicate wishes of Michael Gavin and Eileen Linney to oversee the accounts of Catherine O’Conner. Damien Hannigan charged an excessive fee of €8,751.45 which is considered 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 Robert B. Marren?
15/11/13 Damien Hannigan & Co. Limited, Account of fees due page
Marren refused to provide 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.
30/01/14 Invoice of O’Connor & Co., Accountants page 108 goo.gl/IRVxvR
18/07/14 Robert Marren & Co., Cash Account page 110
We are of the opinion that Marren refuses to provide the correct invoice
for Catherine O’Connor because it was she who did the work and
Marren’s accountant’s invoice will highlight the work duplication.
The Estate was charged €1,230 for Willie Penrose’s opinion but no
invoice was provided despite repeated persistent written requests. We
were informed that Willie Penrose TD BL has refused to the
investigating Garda a statement in relation to this matter.
Marren did not seek approval for seeking William Penrose B.L opinion.
18/07/14 Robert Marren & Co., Cash Account page 110
Despite numerous written requests No Invoice for William Penrose
B.L. or explanation of why his opinion was sought.
***17/10/14 Michael Gavin to Marren page 91
06/02/2015 Gavin & Linney to Tony Henry Tormeys Solicitor
page 126 (4)
11/04/2015 Linney to Marren Requesting answers to 5 questions
13/04/2015 Gavin to Marren Requesting answers to 7 questions.
A conversation on social media raises suspicions that Willie Penrose
was not Paid for his “opinion”.
26/07/2015 Twitter Conversation with “Paul1878” Page 172
No Invoice for John Dolan Auctioneer and breakdown of the fee he
was paid was provided
Marren did not seek approval for John Dolan Auctioneer Ballinasloe
The auctioneer John Dolan did advertise the auction extensively with
full and half page ads in 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. A free mention in the local
parish newsletter would have sufficed.
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.
Bearing in mind that the beneficiaries 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.
T & N McLynn Solicitors prepared and his sister Kathleen O Keefe
tricked Michael Gavin into signing their lease agreement on 27th
August 2014 without providing Michael Gavin an opportunity to read
over same carefully or to consider the matter. Consequently Michael
Gavin was forced to get legal advice in order to amend a number of the
conditions including his agreement to “having fully restored the lands
to grassland by ploughing and reseeding by no later than the 31st of
Peter D. Jones State Solicitor THREATEN Elderly Michael Gavin Not
to PEACEFUL Protest outside his client Robert Marren Solicitors
01/04/2016 Peter D. Jones State Solicitor to 84 Year Old Michael
Gavin Page 181
Peter D. Jones State Solicitor has yet to respond to Elderly Michael
Gavin’s request for 7 pieces of evidence and answers to 20 questions. If
Jones dealt with the content of this letter on behalf of his client Robert
Marren instead of clocking up penalty points with driving dangerously
there would be no need to waste Tax Payer money on Garda Fraud
12/04/2016 Michael Gavin to State Solicitor Peter D. Jones Page 183
Mr. Robert Marren, Solicitor allowed confusion to arise in relation to
the exact disbursement of funds held by him.
Grossly delayed, without reasonable explanation, the administration of
the estate, the deceased person having died in 2005 some ten years ago.
Mr. Robert Marren, Solicitor 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.
Accounting mistakes and lack of clarity.
Mr. Marren Solicitor, showed a complete disregard for Michael
Gavin’s instructions known him to be elderly (now 85 years old), and
by his conduct has deprived sister Eileen Linney and Michael Gavin the
opportunity to have well-founded objections addressed prior to his
Mr. Marren threatened Elderly Michael Gavin and Eileen Linney that
he would distribute the Estate unless they engaged a Solicitor to issue
proceedings to prevent him. Although they did attempt same in vain, it
now transpires that Solicitors generally do not challenge each other in
this manner. We were informed by a Solicitor after the Estate assets
were distributed that Solicitors would not challenge Mr. Marren as he
was the son in law of a prominent retired Solicitor from Athlone.
Folio RN9544F – Michael Gavin’s Deceased Brother Patrick Gavin is
still registered as owner. This folio contains the home where Michael
Gavin currently lives, the new hayshed, garden and turf shed to the
rear. Michael Gavin is concerned because he and the beneficiaries of
his late Brothers estate should be registered as shared owners of the
folio with a provision for Michael Gavin to live there for the rest of his
life. Although the solicitor Rob marren awarded himself handsomely
over €40,000 he has not completed his job, and he is depriving Michael
Gavin the right to be registered as part owner of his home. This is not
right and WILL NOT be tolerated its more Elder Abuse.
Folio RN36155F – Robert B Marren is registered FULL-OWNER.
This folio contains the historical “Old House” where Michael Gavin
and a number of his siblings were born and reared. According to rob
marren solicitor, he has completed administrating the estate, so there is
no logical reason why marren should be registered as full owner of the
I hope the above evidence and enclosed published book Financial Elder
Abuse by Michael Gavin will help you understand why we will
NEVER, NEVER EVER accept your decision not to prosecute.
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