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 Post subject: Re: The Mansfield saga
PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:50 pm 
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http://www.irishtimes.com/business/jim- ... -1.2120826

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Jim Mansfield jnr, son of the late businessman Jim Mansfield, complained to Taoiseach Enda Kenny about Garda raids on the family home earlier this year, according to a source close to him.

A letter, which the source said was sent to Mr Kenny on January 31st, two days after the Garda raids, stated a force of approximately 60 officers had surrounded the Mansfield family home in Saggart, Co Dublin, at 6.20am. It said the local road was closed and some officers involved were wearing balaclavas and carrying machine guns.

The Government Press Office would not confirm such a letter had been received.

In the letter, Mr Mansfield (47) said gardaí entered his mother’s bedroom during the raid, “generally terrorising everyone within our home”.

At the same time other Garda officers were “imposing their will in traumatic fashion at the private homes of two members of the senior management of businesses owned by my children, including the Finnstown Castle Hotel near Lucan which was also the subject of a Garda invasion”.

The raid happened on the first anniversary of his father’s death, and members of his family and employees were subjected to questioning about their business affairs, the letter said.

He also complained details of the raid were leaked to the media and he asked the Taoiseach to have the matter investigated.

The Garda Press Office said it would not be appropriate to comment on an ongoing investigation.

Mr Mansfield, whose late father developed the Citywest Hotel and Weston Airport, among other businesses, before his assets were seized by the banks after the economic crash, said various Irish authorities were involved in “dark games”.

He is considering trying to bring a case to the European Court of Human Rights alleging that he and his family were illegally deprived of €1.15 billion in assets, according to a source close to him.

In a draft submission to the Strasbourg court, seen by The Irish Times, Mr Mansfield says the family should be able to take its case straight to the court because the defendants “are so conflicted and powerful as to undermine a fair trial in Ireland”.

The defendants named in the draft document include the Government, the Central Bank, the “Irish judiciary”, the Garda, banks and liquidators.

As well as listing matters to do with the conduct of the banks and the alleged failure of the State to properly regulate the banking sector, the document also cites “blatant intimidation . . . on January 29th 2015 that sought to destroy” the Mansfield family. This is a reference to the Garda raids.

The document says the court should make a judgment for €1.15 billion in favour of the family, together with interest.

A source close to Mr Mansfield said he did not want to comment, and while legal advice had been taken, no case had yet been registered with the Strasbourg court.

"imposing their will in traumatic fashion at the private homes of two members of the senior management of businesses owned by my children, including the Finnstown Castle Hotel near Lucan which was also the subject of a Garda invasion"

"generally terrorising everyone within our home"

"dark games"

“are so conflicted and powerful as to undermine a fair trial in Ireland”

"Irish judiciary"

"blatant intimidation"

"on January 29th 2015 that sought to destroy"


Them's sure big words for someone who apparently cannot read or write.


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 Post subject: Re: The Mansfield saga
PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:05 pm 
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In his shoes I'd be more worried about the threats to my life.


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 Post subject: Re: The Mansfield saga
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:17 pm 
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Jim Mansfield Jnr: 'We are not involved in organised crime. We are not drug dealers'
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/ne ... 87641.html
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Mansfield, who was given a five-year driving ban in 2011, needed his licence to help care for his elderly mother and to run his businesses, Dublin District Court was told.
But Judge Aeneas McCarthy refused after hearing garda objections. This means that Mansfield (48) will have to stay off the road until his ban expires in July next year.


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 Post subject: Re: The Mansfield saga
PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:25 am 
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Jimmy is stepping out in bad company these days!!!
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/pi ... 53341.html
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Our exclusive photos show Mansfield leaving a west Dublin hotel this week with Ballymun gangster Thomas 'Nicky' McConnell before the duo were driven away in the same car by a third man.
Before driving away from the hotel McConnell (30) scoped out the car park before the trio hopped into a black Audi car.
It is not known why the well-known businessman was in the company of the volatile criminal, who has more 80 previous convictions for offences including threatening to kill a woman, drug dealing criminal damage, road traffic and possession of firearms.

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 Post subject: Re: The Mansfield saga
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:51 pm 
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WTF is going on there?


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 Post subject: Re: The Mansfield saga
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:53 pm 
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Thargor wrote:
WTF is going on there?


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 Post subject: Re: The Mansfield saga
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[INDO] Businessman Jim Mansfield Junior has his handgun licence revoked by gardai

I'd love to know how the feck Jr got a Handgun license in the first feckin place ! You don't exactly drop into your local Cop Shop, fill in a form, & have it arrive, in your postbox a week later.

I think the Journos should be asking the DoJ exactly how someone with his track record got one, & which SuperNintendo decided it was appropriate !

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 Post subject: Re: The Mansfield saga
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Mansfield warned again about threat to his life: http://m.herald.ie/news/mansfield-told- ... 55338.html

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 Post subject: Re: The Mansfield saga
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Mantissa wrote:
Mansfield warned again about threat to his life: http://m.herald.ie/news/mansfield-told- ... 55338.html



Who would have thought that you'd make so many enemies through working in the hotel industry !


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 Post subject: Re: The Mansfield saga
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:53 am 
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mr_anderson wrote:
Who would have thought that you'd make so many enemies through working in the hotel industry !

You have to wonder about the level of customer service.


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 Post subject: Re: The Mansfield saga
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:07 am 
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That's it. They need the Two lads from RTEs hotel show to spruce up the service.

Dyslexic guy got a gun licence. If he breaks the conditions he could say he thought he was signing a chineses takeaway menu.


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 Post subject: Re: The Mansfield saga
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:21 am 
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Barney Gumble wrote:
mr_anderson wrote:
Who would have thought that you'd make so many enemies through working in the hotel industry !

You have to wonder about the level of customer service.

Back in my day disgruntled customers gave a lousy TripAdvisor review!


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 Post subject: Re: The Mansfield saga
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:01 pm 
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Bogman wrote:
Barney Gumble wrote:
mr_anderson wrote:
Who would have thought that you'd make so many enemies through working in the hotel industry !

You have to wonder about the level of customer service.

Back in my day disgruntled customers gave a lousy TripAdvisor review!


"Manager had gun in his room. Would stay again."

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 Post subject: Re: The Mansfield saga
PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:35 pm 
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Businessman Jim Mansfield Jnr 'had shotgun and ammunition without a licence', court told
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/co ... 19823.html
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Jim Mansfield (48) was allegedly found with the unlicensed gun and ammunition after detectives searched his home in January 2015.
A detective claimed the gun and ammunition were found in the master bedroom of Mr Mansfield's Saggart home.
A second man, Patrick Mansfield (38), is also accused o
Jim Mansfield, of Tassagart House, Garter Lane in Saggart, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with possession of a Fabarm pump-action shotgun without a firearm certificate at his home on January 29, 2015.
The son of late hotelier and airport owner Jim Mansfield Snr is also accused of possession of 180 rounds of .22 Walther ammunition and 19 rounds of 12-gauge shotgun cartridges without a certificate.
Patrick Mansfield is facing a single charge of possession of 1,252 rounds of Walther ammunition without a firearms licence at his former home at Coldwinters Lake in Saggart. having over 1,000 rounds of ammunition without a licence at his home.
The garda said officers also seized a Walther pistol, which was licensed. However, he said Jim Mansfield had a licence for 300 rounds of ammunition, but gardai found 480, which was 180 in excess of the licence.
In relation to Patrick Mansfield, Gda Pemberton said his former home at Coldwinter Lakes in Saggart was also searched on January 29, 2015.
Gda Pemberton alleged gardai found a licensed Walter pistol and 1,552 rounds of ammunition, which was 1,252 more than the 300 rounds the accused was licensed to hold.

Thats a lot of ass pop capping right there!


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 Post subject: Re: The Mansfield saga
PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:52 pm 
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Meanwhile, in Saggart today



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