Judge warns bankers of arrest
independent.ie/national-news … 98062.html
By Claire O’Brien
Friday May 28 2010
A CONTROVERSIAL judge yesterday launched a stinging attack on bankers, warning he would issue an arrest warrant for anyone who intimidated people who are in debt.
“I’m not going to have people taking their own lives or losing sleepless nights as a result of the trials and tribulations of indebtedness,” said Judge John Neilan at Mullingar District Court.
He said people in debt should never be afraid to come before the court where they would be treated with “dignity and respect”.
“The banks never complied with any rules or regulations,” he said. “They were masters under God.”
The judge made the comments as he dealt with Felim Heduvan, of Ballynacargy, Co Westmeath, who is being pursued by a hardware firm for €68,000. His company Pentium Construction has since gone into liquidation.
Judge Neilan said: “If there are bullyboys in any bank in this country, give me their name and I’ll issue a warrant and have them here by 2pm.” He adjourned the case until July.
Judge Neilan strikes again!
Not really. The banks have no moral authority to be going after anyone in the wake of NAMA etc.
Its the kind of stuff that rips massive holes in the social contract.
Do we have a social contract in this failed country???
I thought we were supposed to work our guts out for 40 years to get a modest roof over our heads and put food on the table - that’s if you are “lucky” enough to find work in this Banana Republic.
Plus our social contract to make the rich, the corrupt and those in positions of power and influence more obscenely rich.
Whatever folks but Judge Neilan is like Judge Roy Bean…
He could have also blamed the out of date legal system that takes so long to deal with personal bankruptsy.
“If there are bullyboys in any bank in this country, give me their name and I’ll issue a warrant and have them here by 2pm.”
Pah. He well knows he has no jurisdiction to do any such thing.
Longer version of that in print Indo and much longer in Mullingar Advertiser. Can’t link from here.
Apparently Shaanonside Northern Sound’s morning radio show have a campaign to honour the judge … Talk of getting him to run for aras.
Bankers are safe. The bauld John F retired this evening.
Judge Nielan retired?
Thats not going to go down to well on the Landlord forum…fact is I am actually sorry to hear that myself.
irishlandlord.com/forum/show … 955&page=2
This country gets more surreal by the day.
Legal world stunned as outspoken judge suddenly quits bench
By Claire O’Brien
Saturday May 29 2010
THE district court judge who has famously criticised everyone from Dave Fanning to the HSE, from bankers and to senior gardai, has announced his immediate retirement from the bench.
“I came in quietly and I’ll go quietly,” was the last thing a smiling Judge John Neilan said as he left Mullingar District Court yesterday.
He declined to comment to the media on the shock announcement.
The move came only hours after listeners to a regional radio station came out in support of Judge Neilan, who earlier this week threatened to issue a warrant to arrest bankers who intimidated anyone with debt problems.
“Finally someone is providing the leadership so many people are crying out for,” said one caller to Shannonside/Northern Sound’s morning programme.
However, the controversial judge, who always counted himself as “one of the little people”, stunned gardai and members of the legal profession when the court’s chief clerk, Margaret Raftery, announced shortly before 6pm that he had heard his last case.
independent.ie/national-news … 99777.html
Stunned Ambrose I am. Stunned.
Ah jasus its Saturday back o bed for an hour…or two… stunned oh yes stunn…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
It was,if memory serves,a solicitor who was demonstrating the weapon at a hearing,who accidentally shot the Judge,though why the halfwit did not check the weapon was unloaded is beyond me…the first,second and third rule of dealing with guns is… there is no such thing as an unloaded weapon.
The vast amt of accidents happen with “unloaded” guns.