Eileen Linney has no intention of handing over any keys until what was
ROBBED from her and her deceased brothers estate is returned with
interest from the dates it was stolen.
Listen to Bully Lawrence McManus LIE.


He has NO agreement signed by Eileen.
Bully Boy Lawrence McManus 083 113 3608 #Pettigo Co #Donegal
who was Expelled from the Sinn Féin party is now demanding that
Elderly Eileen Linney hand over the keys to the house in Dundonnell
Taughmaconnell Co Roscommon where Michael Gavin RIP lived all
his life.
Lawrence McManus currently has cattle on the lands that Michael
Gavin RIP farmed all his life with his brother Pat Gavin RIP.

Lawrence McManus claims to be a mediator and told Eileen that he has
a right by law to the keys and he proposes to sell the house in March

We will continue our fight for Justice for Michael Gavin RIP by
protesting outside corrupt Solicitors offices in Athlone and Mullingar.

Robert B Marren Castle Street Mullingar
Tony Henry Tormeys Solicitors Athlone
Tony McLynn Athlone
Peter D Jones Mullingar

Please Call their offices for further information on the protests and let
them know that you support Michael Gavin RIP.

Robert Marren +353449343826
Tony Henry Tormeys Solicitors 090649 3456
Peter Jones +353449343697
Tony McLynn +353906498264
Lawrence McManus 083 113 3608

Michael Gavin RIP Died on 21st December 2017
Blessed Oscar Romero said “The ones who have a voice must speak for
those who are voiceless.”


Lawrence McManus – Hello

Derek McCabe – Good Morning can I speak to Lawrence Mc Manus?

Lawrence McManus – Ye

Derek McCabe – Lawrence

Lawrence Mc Manus – Yes

Derek McCabe – I’ve being told here locally that you are involved in a
house repossession order in March 2019 is that correct?

Lawrence McManus – aaa

Dereck McCabe – in Dundonnell, Taughmaconnell

Lawrence Mc Manus – I am the mediator working on the case but I
can not discuss it with you.

Derek McCabe – You’re the mediator are you working on behalf of
the defendant or the plaintiff ?

Lawrence McManus – (LIES)– I am working on behalf of the whole
family (LIES)

Derek McCabe – and are you advocating that that family not leave that
property in March

Lawrence McManus – Do what?

Derek McCabe – and are you advocating that that family not leave that
property in March

Lawrence McManus – Am I advocating that they are not, who am I
speaking to first of all

Derek McCabe – Dereck McCabe

Lawrence McManus – Yes well I can’t discuss it with you

Derek McCabe – You will come to know me in March because I wont
all that family be taken out of their house.

Lawrence McManus – There is nobody living in the house the house is

Derek McCabe – The house is vacant that’s right but it’s in the family

Lawrence McManus (LIES) The whole family has agreed that the
house is going to be sold (LIES).

Derek McCabe – Why though? Because of your words?

Lawrence McManus (LIES) No not my words, they want to sell it,
they want it done, its dusted (LIES).

Derek McCabe – Can you confirm the family said that because I
spoke to them and they don’t want to sell it.

Lawrence McManus – (LIES) All of the family want to sell it, I
have a letter of authorisation from all of them.

Derek McCabe – is the authorisation done thoroughly through the
district court?

Lawrence McManus – Yes Yes

Derek McCabe – and you can confirm that?

Lawrence McManus – Yes no bother yes sure why not

Derek McCabe – No I don’t believe you one bit, because I believe that
you pushed them over the edge to sell that house, you bullied them, I
work legally myself Lawrence.

YouTube recording Link https://youtu.be/B8dc9T94iVs

The ones who have a voice must speak for those who are voiceless.

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Financial Elder Abuse Book by Michael Gavin Comments


Financial Elder Abuse Book by Michael Gavin Comments

Financial Elder Abuse Book by Michael Gavin Comments

Financial Elder Abuse Book by Michael Gavin Comments

“Well written account of the injustice perpetrated against an innocent man
aided and abetted by the Irish legal profession to steal this elderly man’s
money from him. The solicitor should be charged and jailed.”

“This is a very sad case of an elderly man being cheated by the law. It’s
very detailed and definitely worth a read, cases like this abound in Ireland,
where people will behave in truly shameful manner where land is

“Shocking Corruption Exposed by Elderly Farmer. This is Rural Ireland
2015. You won’t see this on 6.01 News.”

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“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”

“This story highlights the blue-shirt mentality of current regime. People
should read it and stand up against FG cowards and Bullies.”

“This type of practice is unacceptable and must undergo a radical
review and renewal. Irish people, be they farmers or academics (one
doesn’t exclude the other) trust these kind of professions to represent
their clients’ interests. In this case it seems like that trust was exploited
for personal gain.”

“This is Disgusting Travesty of Justice these Solicitors should be disbarred
from Practicing for this ABUSE of their Position they are Traitors to our
People Greedy disgusting Cretins who should be arrested & Jailed for their
terrible ABUSE of this Man! WE are watching from Afar & We promise
you we will get Justice for this Man!”

“This is the saddest story I have heard in all my fifteen years in
Ireland. it is sad because it predicts the future and yet no-one cares
because you are asleep. You Irish have made for yourself a bed of nails
through your gutlessness and apathy. And let hell skelp it into ye.”

“His estranged family will have no luck for this. Denying water and
shelter to someone is not part of our culture. What goes around comes
around I’ve seen it happen before, maybe not this generation but the next.
A curse on them.”

“Irish law society closed ranks apparently facilitating the denying of justice
to an elderly farmer.”

“Hi Mike I have just read the whole story from beginning to end an
utter disgrace very sad totally unjust . Can’t find the share button. I do
hope that things will go right for him. The expense so far is unreal”
“What else should be expected in Ireland today. The real issue is too many
have the attitude of I’m all right jack so f*** you”

“Cases like this one rely on secrecy, sharing on social media may deter
future fraud occurring within families regarding the beneficiaries of a will,
it’s far too common.”

“As an Irish American dealing with a case with similarities there is no
justice in this country for seniors…it should be reported in the media in the
states. I will be doing so, have Sean Hannity get involved on Fox news he
hates injustice!!”

“the mob in the legal world have no honour, respect or fairness its all about

“its a disgrace what has being done to this man and its theft ,,, so robert
marren should be charged with theft , and its shame on tony mclynn
solicitors for taking this case and for their huge fees they charged which is
also theft, corruption at its best under the law”

“The Lawless Society are hell bent on benefitting themselves through
legalised theft. Hiding themselves behind the Law and corrupting it, yet
they cannot be tried for their crimes, because they run the courts.”

Mairead Gallagher -How shocking.! This poor gentleman suffering as
a result of white collar corruption. The law Society are self-regulating
and all you can do is expose this into a public arena where they are
named and shamed! It’s a total travesty and hopefully this nasty
Solicitor will be exposed to such a degree where it cannot be ignored!
It’s the only way Society can change. These individuals have been
protected in the past, but they should not continue in being allowed to
be a self-regulating body. There should be an independent body / group
set up who monitors complaints made against these practising
Solicitors who engage in lies, fraud and corruption!.

Mike Real – The Solicitor Marren should have gone before a Judge
instead of squandering the Dept. of Agriculture Grants and favouring
the wishes of Michael Gavin’s devious sisters Kathleen o Keefe and
Anne Sanford.

Paul Lally – Its time to start executing solicitors barristers and
judges that flout the law and rob people of their hard earned money. If
any of the above steal 10,000 they should get jail, If any of the above
steal 100,000 they should be castrated first then jailed for life, If any
of the above steals land of an elderly man they should get instant death
by 1000 cuts. This is the law of my land I don’t know about yours.
Martha Higgins – This is disgraceful to do this to an old man. Take
away the license of the solicitor Marren, he’s corrupt!

Kieran Doherty – Every corrupt solicitor in this country should be

Podge Foley – Disgusting weasels.

Sean Simon – Solicitors steal all of the time We Are the Capital
Country of White Collar Crime why because its almost impossible to
prove and when it’s proven you don’t go to jail just give the money

Padraig Kelly – This should be investigated fully.

James Maidment – Solicitors are a crowd of gurriers, cheating
people out of money and as usual, dishonest thieving bastards.

Sandra Fitzgerald – I hate bullying and injustice.

Pam White – Disgraceful they must think themselves so superior to
everyone else.

Brian Coyle – Yes time to wise up, the one thing that scares them is the
truth .

Benedicte Morris – Greed is disgusting.

Cathy Russell – It’s a shocking story.

Lisa White – Best of luck Michael, sickening what the money men can
get away with in this country.

G Gallagher – It’s high time this so called Republic takes a stand for
the vulnerable.

Jeanette Campbell – This is all criminal !

Toni Hynes – It is so wrong. How dare that solicitor do what he has
and is still doing. He should be prosecuted and jailed for what he is
doing. He should be suspended from practising till this is sorted and
because of the age of Michael, it should be seen as urgent.

Pat Cannon – I am signing because I am sick of all the fraud that is
been perpetrated against the ordinary working class people of
Ireland by the so called ruling classes and especially the Judiciary /
legal profession.

Eileen Murphy – We need to be encourage in the face of any kind of
abuse. This desperately needs to be exposed.

Joseph O’Connell – Too much corruption in Ireland today that is from
the top down.

Marion Guinan – Elderly people have rights

Philip Kavanagh – I had dealings with incompetent and lying

Beverley Scott – The level of corruption in the UK and Ireland is
disgusting! It has to STOP

Oliver Stack – I’ve had the bad experience of dealing with a corrupt
solicitor in the past. I hate to see anyone else go through the same

Anne Marie Lankester – The law recognises Elder Abuse so it must
enable victims to seek redress and prosecute such fraudsters – or why
bother to create the law in the first place?

Damien Smith – White collar crime is still crime. The legal profession
have alot to answer for.

Marie Harper – I despise people being taken advantage of.

Spudser Dayid – A full investigation needs to be carried out by An
Garda Siochana into the behaviour of solicitor Robert B Marren

Ena Foley – These very crooked Solicitors must not be allowed to
defraud any more elderly people and behave like the crooks they really
are. Thinking themselves above the law and behaving like the criminals
most of them know they are. If they weren’t criminals in disguise they
would be the HUNTED.

Vincent Hughes – Dreadful behaviour of a solicitor who is disguised as
a crook.

Mary Frain – This is a shocking case of corruption on the part of
Solicitor in attempting to steal this family home!!

Yvonne Tierney – Justice needs to win out here and questions need

Anne Keown – Disgusted with the underhanded way this man’s home
is been dealt with.

Joseph Kennedy How sad that a once lovely country has become so

June mc Mahon – How dare the solicitor abuse the family that put trust
in them.

David Louks – So it is OK to steal from the elderly? This solicitor is a
not a solicitor. He is a thief and needs prosecuted.

Carmel Toner – Too many crooks in this business! Time they were all
held accountable.

Graham Morgan – Because we need to tackle any sort of corruption in

Tommy O Connor – Evil solicitors.

Tom Hutchinson – That’s yet another crooked solicitor’s ways
exposed. We all know there’s plenty more legal scum like him.

Elizabeth Davis – Corrupt people need to know they will be exposed
for the crooks they are

Edward b – The corruption in this country has to be stopped by the
Irish people for all the people and shameful to treat Michael in this

Frank McCaffrey – I am supporting this petition because these poor
people not getting any help and the worry and distress is not right

John Mooney – Corrupt legal system, not fit for purpose.

Linda Keneamly – Let’s finish the job and give the old man some
peace of mind.

Jennifer Duffy – This is elder abuse and they should not be allowed to
abuse their power as solicitor’s to think they are above the law.

Orla Douglas King – Day light robbery!!

Michael Hyland – Justice.

Phil Maher – Because all solicitor’s should be brought to account.

Mick Eccles – too many valid questions and no answers.

Bea O Neill – Justice needs to be done as soon as possible for this man
and his sister.

Fiona Ryan – Elder abuse is unacceptable.

Philomena Cornu – Because I Believe in Justice & Fair Play! I am
appalled at how this Rotten Corrupt Solicitor has been allowed to get
away with such Thievery as that is what it is Pure & simple! I Demand
Justice for Michael Gavin on Behalf if OUR PEOPLE POWER ABU!
JUSTICE & VICTORY OVER CORRUPT Irish Solicitor & Corrupt
Judiciary ABU!

Carmel Hoy – Shame on us for allowing our system to allow this to

Greg Doran – We need to prevent the on-going abuse of our people
and land.

Martin Davis – To get rid of this sham judicial system.in the ROI.

Sandra Mccague – This corruption needs to be stopped

Theresa Shanahan – I’m sick of greed and corruption.

Alan Byrne – Praying on Our elder’s. Horrible.

Wolfe Moore – I believe a grave injustice has been done and am aware
of the regularity of same …

Bridget Kenny – This is unbelievable how can anyone treat our elderly
like this. They have worked all their lives.

Helen Mc cabe – I stand with justice for Michael Gavin.

Dilip Ingale – because of injustice fairness for all not Chosen get rid of
all greed

William Duke – Corruption of the highest order. Stamp it out. Pay the
man his dues.

Sarah Mulligan – Greedy lying thieves probably don’t believe they’ll
ever be put to Justice in This Rip off Ireland. Hope they’re proved
very wrong by the people off Ireland.

Mary Kelly Godley – It is important to highlight this as there are a
myriad of injustices going on in this country that involve often
Solicitors who are acting in very dubious ways. Elder abuse needs to be
stamped out but so too does abuse of power by some unsavoury
characters among the Irish Legal Profession. Drain the Swamp.

Helen P Power – Disgusting.

Denis Moynihan – This man is been cheated out of what is rightly
his. Why can’t the Government step in on this gentleman’s behalf.

Hannah Todd – He should be held to account for his actions. Taken to
court and imprisoned.

Majella Meade – Too many corrupt solicitors getting away with theft.

Hazel Robinson – It’s appalling in this day and age.

Tracy Poynton – It’s a sin to take from the poor to give to the greedy
but more important it was stolen from the poor and squandered for the
greedy give this man his money.

Kerrie Williams – The financial corruption in this country has got to
STOP!!! Everyone involved in this corruption WILL BE
DISCLOSED sooner or later!!!!


Tammy Harty – Because I think it’s disgusting how this man is made
feel respect goes along way.

Therese Huchinson – This man Deserves to get justice.

Lloyd Carroll – It’s the right thing to do.

Vera Twomey – We love our parents and older relatives and friends
they deserve respect as they worked hard all their lives.

David Cuffe – Corruption.

Melissa McKeague – The money was “just resting” in the account??
Talk about adding insult to injury– a disgrace to his profession!

Amy Mooney – also a victim of dirty dealing solicitors and the courts
system who colluded to kidnap my children along with social workers
and the police this country needs to change and I am behind true justice
every step of the way this is a utter disgrace xxx.

Michael 0’Sullivan – Justice should always be done.

Vernon Loughran – Don’t like bullies.

Charlie Cullen – I’m signing because I hate the way solicitors are
abusing their position and holding this country to ransom. They are a
disgrace to their profession!!!!

Margaret Flanagan – This is such a disgrace abuse at its best.

Fintan Callan – It a dictator country

Robbie Fallon – Ì am in full support.

Anna Harvey – It is a Disgrace what Robert Marren Has Done to
Michael Gavin he should be locked up for the rest of his life behind
bars as he is nothing but an Animal and a thief May he rot in HELL.

Sarah Mulligan – I’m an activist for the prevention of Elder Abuse.

Sue Byrne – I’m sick of people being ripped off between the
government, solicitors and barristers. Give this man what is owed to

Patricia Richardson – Because everyone that had anything to do with
Robbin this man should be in jail.

Catherine Kennedy – I’m sick and tired of corruption in our country.

Harry Price – I am aware of the dealings in the secret society of
Blackhall Place Dublin and the corruption to be found covered up

Patrick Mcshane – I hate thieves.

Bea O Neill – This is not acceptable in this day and age.

Mary Smyth – The corruption in this country has to be stopped.

Maire Ui Mhaolain – Protect the elderly.

Mary Sherry – I’m tired of the corruption in this country.

Kieran Doyle – Theft is theft simple.

Anne Smyth – I’m sick of the corruption in this country!

Donna Brennan – To highlight the corruption.

MIRIAM SHERRY – Mr Michael Gavin deserves justice starting with
Mrs Frances Fitzgerald The Law Society.

Martin Colfer – This form of abuse needs to be eliminated.

Columb Fogarty – I heard this man’s story.

Mary Furey – It’s about time this was stopped.

Frank Murray – Our judicial system is corrupt to the bone.

Susan Jackson – I can’t believe this is still going on.

Anthony mc Donald Mc Donald – We are all sick and tired of the
corruption in Irelands elite n political classes.

Sean Caughey – This is so wrong.

Shazie Brennan – Why let this corrupt, people get away doing this to
an elderly man, probably thought they get away with it, cause he’s
elderly, or hope he kicks the bucket no one will cop on thank God he
has some good friends to help him, spread this on the Internet, how
many more has this happen to we are unaware of good luck !!! Xx

William Moran – These guys seem to be the untouchables in our
Country for two long.

Ian Owen – it’s obvious.

Paddy Manning – This terrible injustice against an old man needs to be
put to right.

Anne Matthews – This is grossly unfair, and unjust. In fact, it’s
downright despicable, the way this man, and his family are being

Brian Lambert – Signing in Solidarity with 85 Year Old Michael

Catherine Mulhare – Justice for Michael Gavin fighting for justice at
his age strength to keep going, inspirational man, elderly abuse needs to
stop!! Michael Gavin needs to relax at his age not suffer this as unfair
& behind him 100 %.

Michael Mooney – Greed and corruption is widespread and will
continue to be covered up until you (and me included) decide to help
others to expose it.

Murth Hogan – I want those involved in white collar crime to be
brought to justice.

Linda Gallagher Farouk – I in my 11th year being harassed and
framed by Gardaí, judges & solicitors, I believe it’s time we all
exposed the corruption in Ireland. Either Ireland’s leaders or Justice
System does something about it, or God Willing, I will.

Jacinta Black – Disgraceful treatment.

Mick Morrissey from Co Waterford – “The professions are worse
than Dick Turpin ever was. Disgraceful behaviour meted out to this
poor man.”

Most Rev Dr Michael Desmond Hynes from Greenore, – “A very
very sad situation for Michael Gavin Herd Keeper.”

Johnny Keenan – “fair play to Michael, his family and friends for
standing up to these bullies. The suits need to be taken to the cleaners.
2016 is the year of the downtrodden. Good luck and up the rebels.”

John from Kinnegad – “This is a disgrace. Robbers in suits they
should be in jail.”

Liam Canavan from Co Kerry – “There are so many questions to be
answered in this case. I hope the protest around there is strong.”

Robert McEvoy from San Antonio, TX – “I have a similar letter from
the law society and I am waiting for the estate to be administered since
the death of the disponer on Oct 2013. I believe I was taken advantage
of because i live out of the country…”

Noreen Buckley from Ireland – “This is scandalous, all Solicitors
need to be investigated. Too many cases of elder abuse go undetected
through fear.”

Rob McGuirk from Dublin, – “Our country has become a black circus
lead by evil, greedy clowns. With continuous fight, and courage like by Michael Gavin there is still hope that being Irish cansomeday be something to be proud of again. Pay this man his money.”

James Manning from Shefford, United Kingdom – “Dear Michael I
live in England but have close personal ties to your part of the world
and the farming community there. I wish you every success in your
fight for a little justice in an increasingly sordid world.”

Jane Tyrrell Medical Secretary at St James Hospital, Balham,
London – This is diabolical For God’s sake the man is in his eighties
stop making what’s left of his life a misery He doesn’t need pen pushers
deciding what’s right for him let him stay in his home you greedy
family He’ll be dead soon because of you vultures and then you can do
what you like with the property You are all disgusting.

Joan Stringer from Pottstown, PA – “I support Michael Gavin and
stand behind him as a vital human being and an elderly man who
deserves his compensation!”

Noreen from Cavan, – “This type of practice is unacceptable and must
undergo a radical review and renewal. Irish people, be they farmers or
academics (one doesn’t exclude the other) trust these kind of
professions to represent their clients interests. In this case it seems like
that trust was exploited for personal gain.”

John O’Mahony from Dublin, – “Irish law society closed ranks
apparently facilitating the denying of justice to an elderly farmer.”
Stephen Gilgunn from Paris, France – “This situation needs to be
sorted now so this man can have some peace.”

Garrett David O’Mahony from Co Kerry – “The Law societys
former land and conveyancing solicitor is Fergus Appelbe Bandon Co
Cork. a convicted fraudster who forged documents. Google it. and
Google Colm Murphy Kenmare too. He fought the corrupt law society
and won.”

Janice Montalto from St. Petersburg, FL – “This elder should
absolutely receive the grant monies due him. And the 9 yrs back
payment that was stolen from him.”

Anne O Brien from Kenmare, – “Seems like terrible abuse of old
people by greedy legal people.”

Liz Keenan from Stockton, United Kingdom – “Think it is a disgrace
how Michael has been treated.”

Katherine Winters from Newry, United Kingdom – “Completely

Spudser Dayid from Co Cork, – “Stop Elder Abuse”.

Deirdre McNamara – “Some of these are clearly descendants of those
who stole the relief meal from the starving Irish during the Famine.”

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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.


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.


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.

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

Hello, thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Michael Gavin of Dundonnell, Taughmaconnell, Ballinasloe, Co. Roscommon, Farmer, Bachelor, born in 1932 and currently aged 83 years.

I stand over all the information in this website and affirm it to be the whole truth and nothing but the truth. It records events that took place since my brother Pat Gavin died Intestate on the 10th of October, 2005 some 10 years ago. If you have further questions or need clarification of some of the material contained in this document feel free to contact me, all are welcome.

The information here covers issues arising in the administration of the said Estate by Robert Marren, Solicitor, the Administrator thereof, involving:-

  1. Payments out to me Michael Gavin and my sister Eileen of our shares of the gross proceeds of the deceased’s lands by the Administrator, Robert Marren.
  2. The question of making due and fair provision in the distribution of the cash assets in the Estate for the profits earned by myself Michael Gavin in the rearing of my own and the also the Estates livestock on the lands and/ or in the alternative, making fair allowance to me for work done and services rendered, by me in looking after the deceased’s livestock on the lands for the past 9/10 years since the deceased’s death on the 10th of October, 2005.

Following Pat’s death I Michael Gavin continued on farming the lands and caring for the livestock in exactly the same way as I had done for upward of 40 years previously, in the expectation that I would be allowed continue doing so by the rest of the family. However this was not possible, owing to the enmity between Ann Sanford and Kathleen O’Keeffe towards my sister Eileen and I. Ultimately I was forced to sell off the livestock and surrender the lands for the sale in due course of administration of the Estate.

I was obliged to use my own funds to fund the expenses of running the farm. Catherine O’Connor’s Account Summary 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. Accourdingly, the expenses in running the farm were almost equal to the proceeds of the sale of the livestock. Therefore, the profits from running the farming operation represented the monies received each year from the Department of Agriculture.

After the Grant of Administration was issued to Mr. Marren in July, 2012 he put pressure on me to sell the stock and make the lands available for sale. Notwithstanding my reluctance to give up farming, I did cooperate with him and accounted for the sale of the animals.

Ultimately the entire lands were offered for sale by public auction on 22nd of February, 2013. The dwelling house which they previously sought to have included in the sale, were excluded from the sale. I tried to buy the lands from the Estate prior to the Auction but they refused and ultimately Anne Sanford bid higher than me at the Auction. It would appear that the price that Anne Sanford and Kathleen O’Keeffe agreed to pay to purchase the lands was a gross overvaluation of the lands having regard to the nature, quality and condition of the lands at the time of purchase on 22nd February, 2013. Both Anne Sanford and Kathleen O’Keeffe subsequently visited me a number of times requesting that I purchase the lands for their winning bid price which I refused to do stating they had paid over one hundred thousand euros too much for the land. In or around the beginning of May, 2013 Kathleen O’Keeffe telephoned me advising that the lands were to be put up again for sale and that I Michael Gavin was to have a first option to purchase same. However, this did not take place and instead, it would appear that Anne Sanford and Kathleen O’Keeffe got the next of kin, namely Theresa Harte, and the Duffy family disclaim/release their shares in the deceased’s Estate to them, so that effectively, they could put forward a proposal to simply buy out my sister Eileen’s 1/6th and my 1/6th share in the property at the value of the property as determined at the Auction. Allowance were made for them to do the same on the condition that the total 1/6th share would be paid forthwith and that the costs of the incidental to the sale to include all Solicitors fees, Auctioneers fees and Engineers fees would be discharged solely by the Purchasers at their own expense and that I Michael Gavin be allowed have the use of the lands for the rest of my natural life, without interference from the Purchasers.

*14/03/2013 Marren to Gavin confirming that he had made a decision to accept the claim of Michael Gavin to ownership of half the cattle and all the sheep and confirming that the accounts would be prepared by Catherine O’Connor and approved by the Independent Accountant and accepted liability and also seeking a refund of the sum of €4,000 deducted by Michael Gavin on behalf of Feely Stone, Boyle on the basis that he was under the impression Michael Gavin was paid twice for this amount and also seeking payment for half the remaining livestock on the lands;

On 14th March 2013 received a letter from Mr Robert Marren of Robert B. Marren & Co. Solicitors stating in the third paragraph

“Having consider matters, I have made a decision that I will accept the claim of Michael that he owns half the livestock and all the sheep. The Accounts as prepare by Catherine O’Connor and approved by the Independent Accountant will be accepted on that basis. This will enable the Estate to finalize the Income Tax liability which needs to be done as soon as possible.”

Yet Mr Marren Solicitor refuses to award me Michael Gavin his share of the grants paid down from the Department of Agriculture.

In my response letter to Mr Marren on 28th March 2013 I stated in the fourth paragraph

“Finally, as the farming operation between me and my late brother, Patrick was a joint operation on the basis that we shared everything, I also require payment of half the proceeds of the single Payment Entitlements and Disadvantaged Area Grants paid or payable by the Department of Agriculture in respect of the lands be paid to me in return for the services rendered by me on behalf of the Estate in looking after both the deceased and my own animals and which sum would also represent the profit which I would derive from farming the lands on a 50/50 basis, as otherwise I would have been wasting my time looking after my late brother’s animals or in having and maintaining my own animals on the lands. I consider that this is an unreasonable request for settlement of this matter as if I proceed in the alternative on the basis of a claim for work done and services rendered under The Agricultural Wages Act I would be entitle to a far greater sum of monies than I am now seeking.”

28-03-2013 Gavin to Marren pointing out that the sum of €4,000 had not been deductrd by Mr. Glynn, Solicitor in respect of the amount due to Messrs. Feehily Stone, Boyle and also requesting that if his sisters were prepared to let the lands to him at a reasonable price that he would be prepared purchase the remaining animals from the Estate and finally, seeking payment of half the Single Payment Entitlements on the basis that these payments represented the profits from farming the lands, that he was entitled to 50% of same;

**05/07/13 Marron to Gavin and Linney enclosing copy letter dated 3rd of July, 2013 from T & N McLynn, Solicitors on behalf of Sanford and O’Keefe stating that purchasers were prepared to discharge Messrs Gavin & Linney’s share of the expenses in connection with the sale and confirming that their clients were not prepared to take up Michael Gavin’s offer to purchase;

05/12/14 Michael Gavin to Marren & Co., in reply to their letter of the 11th of November, incorporating claim of Michael Gavin to half Single Payment Entitlements, after deductions of Income Tax paid by the Estate on farming income, together with claim for payment of half agricultural wages due to Michael Gavin for minding the deceased’s livestock from 10th of October, 2005 to 27th of May, 2013, less allowances for half letting value of lands, together with the following:

  1. Schedule incorporating particulars of claim;
  2. Schedule of wages due under the Statutory Minimum Remuneration of Agriculture Workers for the period from 10/10/99 to 27/05/13

05/12/14 Marren & Co., to Michael Gavin advising that unless he was in receipt of legal proceedings instituted before the 19th of December, he intended to proceed with the distribution of the Estate;

22/12/14 Marren to Gavin threatening that unless he heard from Gavin’s Solicitor by 16th of January, next that Mr. Gavin intended to institute proceedings, that he would precede with the proposed distribution, as previously advised.

***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 Marrens threat to effect a distribution of the Estate.

06/02/2015 Eileen Linney and Michael Gavin to Tony Henry Tormey Solicitors Athlone instructing him to write a letter to Mr. Marren requesting answers to 7 questions;

He never did!

 29-July-2015 Letter from Tony Henry Tormeys Solicitors Athlone to Eileen Linney

12/08/2015 Letter from Law Society Threatening to Block my email address

Letter to An Garda Síochána

to be continued…….The Shame of Ireland

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Letter to Justice Mary Laffoy

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Dear Justice Mary Laffoy,

I am writing to give you to inform you of what happened after my special summons to the High court 9th of March , 2010. In the matter of the Estate of Patrick Gavin between Ann Sanford plaintiff and Eileen Linney and Michael Gavin defendants.

I am not satisfied with the manner in which the administration of the Estate was conducted by Robert Marren, Solicitor, Mullingar and I refer you to the enclosed documents which were sent to Mr. Tony Watson, Solicitor, Deputy Head of Complaints and Client Relations Section at Law Society of Ireland. Ref: 22942/L/19/7

I also have issues with Tony Henry, Tormeys Solicitors, Athlone for not undertaking the written and verbal instructions that were given him by another Solicitor on my behalf, namely to ring and or write Mr. Robert Marren, Solicitor, Mullingar. Please also refer to the complaints sent to Mr. Tony Watson, Solicitor, Deputy Head of Complaints and Client Relations Section at Law Society of Ireland. Ref: 22943/L/19/7 in relation to this matter.

It would appear that Mr. Henry, Tormeys Solicitors, Athlone did not undertake the instructions as requested nor did he see fit to inform us so that we could engage another Solicitor to prevent Mr. Marren, Solicitor distributing the Estate with no regard to our objections, namely to pay my sister Eileen and I the correct amount for our 1/6 share from the proceeds of the land Auction Sale, monies that were in Mr. Marren’s possession for nearly 2 years prior. Also to compensate me Michael Gavin for my work done and services rendered for the 9 years I spent looking after the Estates animals. Mr. Robert Marren, refused to award me the grant monies paid down from the Department of Agriculture and instead of going back into Court and get a Court Order directing how the estate can be distributed, Mr. Marren, Solicitor, Mullingar passed the book to my Elder sister Eileen and I and demanded court proceeding to prevent the distribution.

I do hope you can see your way to expressing your views in this matter, as I am now 83 year old and of the opinion that a grave injustice has been dealt to both my sister Eileen and I and it constitutes Elder Abuse.

Yours Sincerely

Michael Gavin



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