Elder Abuse

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Hello, thank you for visiting my Website/Blog. My name is Michael Gavin of Dundonnell, Taughmaconnell, Ballinasloe, Co. Roscommon, Farmer, Bachelor, born in 1932 and currently aged 84 years. My story highlight the injustice and financial elder abuse that is prevalent in our legal system today. The Solicitors the very ones who you would expect to uphold the law, as far as I am concerned do serve themselves first and foremost.

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.

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 on 10th October 2005, 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.

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 his days as per his 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 Judge Mary Laffoy refused their request to sell the roof over his head.

The High Court appointed Robert Marren Solicitor, 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 used 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 his 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 fail 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 Michael Gavin 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 Michael Gavin’s 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.

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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 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 his 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 his fair share of the profits in the running of the farm and fair compensation for the work he did in looking after the animals.

The lands were eventually auctioned and Michael Gavin’s 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. Robert Marren Solicitor refused to pay out Michael Gavin and his sister Eileen Linney’s 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 Marren’s 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 a reliable source 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.

Letters registered and certified were sent to Willie Penrose TD BL to inform him that a file was being prepared for the Garda Fraud Squad in relation to Mr. Robert Marren’s administration of the estate of Michael Gavin’s late brother Patrick Gavin’s estate.

Peter D. Jones State Solicitor acting for Robert B. Marren wrote to elderly 84 year old Michael Gavin threatening him not to peaceful protest outside his client’s office in Mullingar.

Michael Gavin and his followers defied Mr. Peter D. Jones State Solicitor and held 2 further peaceful protests outside Mr. Robert B. Marren’s office, then wrote to Peter D. Jones State Solicitor and informed him that a file was being prepared for the Garda Fraud Squad and requesting documentary evidence of 7 items and answers to 20 questions in relation to his client Mr. Robert Marren’s administration of the estate of Michael Gavin’s late brother Patrick Gavin’s estate.

Letter to Marren

Ref: 22942/L/19/7                                                                                           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 TACTICSand 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 €584.25while 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 correspondencenumerous 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.??

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 opinion. No Invoice for William Penrose B.L. or explanation of why his opinion was sought.

You did not seek our approval for John Dolan Auctioneer. No 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 Anne Sanford, Wesley, Mass USA, Kathleen O’Keefe, Glanmire, Cork, Mike Harte,Wesley, Mass USA, Brenda Harte Waters Quincy, Mass USA, Michelle Harte Wesley, Mass USA, Philomena Duffy Mayo, Patrick Duffy, Clare, Catherine Duffy, Monksland, Athlone 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 you Mr. Marren, Solicitor, on the 5th of December, 2015 for your 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 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 €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 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.

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                                                 Eileen Linney

 

Michael Gavins Petition

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“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 concerned.”

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

“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 injust . 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 ..money”

“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.”

 The Dept. of Agriculture are facilitating Financial Elder Abuse by handing over the grants to the Solicitor dealing with the estate. The department’s policy is flawed and needs to be changed. The Purpose of the Dept. of Agriculture Grants is to feed the farm animals.
 
40 comments on “Elder Abuse
  1. Larry Reilly Larry Reilly says:

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

  2. @Pmac @Pmac says:

    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

  3. Maggie1960 Maggie1960 says:

    That must have been very stressful for you but not uncommon in Ireland @Dolores_Maxwell & @marieKelly201 similar happened

  4. @BealBinnKate @BealBinnKate says:

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

  5. Catherine Ryan Catherine Ryan says:

    What’s incredible is not that they would try to steal from someone but that even with the amount of twitter/fb publicity they continue to go un-investigated & unpunished.

  6. Siobhan Dale Siobhan Dale says:

    Who was the Grant from the Department of Agriculture awarded to? If it was intended for the person farming, then surely this is “theft” from the government? “Just saying …”

  7. Tina Mullane Tina Mullane says:

    I’d go straight to disciplinary tribunal.

  8. Mari Maxwell Mari Maxwell says:

    The Law Society is a joke Justice 4 Elderly Farmer Michael Gavin After receiving backdated/falsified documents from John White, Managing Partner of Beauchamps Solicitors, and a different version provided to the other residual beneficiaries by Joseph Bowe, with the exception of myself . And after advising Beauchamps Solicitors’ partners of this and who took no apparent action, I complained to The Law Society. Even with drawing its attention to the two different versions in its possession, The Law Society basically said there was no problem. In making a follow up complaint they decided the case was closed. The next step would be the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. I’d taken that route before, but it too lacks accountability/independence and transparency. I’ve since filed a criminal complaint. My mom’s story and the lack of justice afforded her, her estate and her children is posted online at: http://www.dolores_maxwell.com

  9. Liz Keenan says:

    Liz Keenan from Stockton, United Kingdom signed this petition on Aug 17, 2015.
    Think it is a disgrace how Michael has been treated.

  10. Mari Maxwell says:

    Mari Maxwell from Galway, Ireland signed this petition on Aug 17, 2015.
    As the eldest daughter of Dolores Maxwell who died a victim of elder abuse in 2010 [see http://www.dolores_maxwell.com] I too am fighting for justice. Her solicitors, Beauchamps Solicitors, have provided backdated/falsified documents, a criminal complaint which has been filed with Gardai. There are also other crimes in her estate being ignored by Beauchamps Solicitors and their partners. We must speak out to stop Elder Abuse. – Mari Maxwell, Galway, Ireland

  11. Katherine winters says:

    Katherine winters from Newry, United Kingdom signed this petition on Aug 17, 2015.
    Completely unacceptable!

  12. spudser dayid says:

    spudser dayid from Co Cork, Ireland signed this petition on Aug 17, 2015.
    stop elder abuse

  13. Anne O Brien says:

    Anne O Brien from Kenmare, Ireland signed this petition on Aug 17, 2015.
    Seems like terrible abuse of old people by greedy legal people

  14. Janice Montalto says:

    Janice Montalto from St. Petersburg, FL signed this petition on Aug 17, 2015.
    This elder should absolutely receive the grant monies due him. And the 9 yrs back payment that was stolen from him.

  15. anon says:

    anon from Ghana signed this petition on Aug 18, 2015.
    Sort this out

  16. Garrett David O'Mahony says:

    Garrett David O’Mahony from Co Kerry, Ireland signed this petition on Aug 18, 2015.
    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.

  17. Stephen gilgunn says:

    Stephen gilgunn from paris, France signed this petition on Aug 18, 2015.
    This situation needs to be sorted now so this man can have some peace

  18. John J Spelman says:

    John J Spelman from Bourton on the water, United Kingdom signed this petition on Aug 18, 2015.
    God Bless the little man.

  19. rachel says:

    rachel from ballinasloe, Ireland signed this petition on Aug 19, 2015.
    This is a joke..

  20. John O'Mahony says:

    John O’Mahony from Dublin, Ireland signed this petition on Aug 19, 2015.
    Irish law society closed ranks apparently facilitating the denying of justice to an elderly farmer.

  21. Noreen says:

    Noreen from Cavan, Ireland signed this petition on Aug 19, 2015.
    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.

  22. franksumner says:

    frank sumner from Co Tyrone, United Kingdom signed this petition on Aug 20, 2015.
    Get rid of the Corporate Body

  23. Joan Stringer says:

    Joan Stringer from Pottstown, PA signed this petition on Aug 21, 2015.
    I support Michael Gavin and stand behind him as a vital human being and an elderly man who deserves his compensation!

  24. Elizabeth avvott says:

    Elizabeth avvott from legan, Ireland signed this petition on Aug 25, 2015.
    What a,scan artist..shame on him

  25. Linda O'Callaghan says:

    Linda O’Callaghan from Buttevant, Ireland signed this petition on Aug 28, 2015.
    Supporting justice for Mr Michael Gavin.

  26. Leona Costello says:

    Leona Costello from Athlone, Ireland signed this petition on Sep 1, 2015.
    Best of luck

  27. eimear fallon eimear fallon says:

    eimear fallon from athlone, Ireland signed this petition on Sep 1, 2015.
    Hope justice is served

  28. Joan Carey Joan Carey says:

    7/16, 12:28pm
    Joan Carey
    Hi Mike I have just read the whole story from beginning to end an utter disgrace very sad totally injust . can’t find the share button. I do hope that things will go right for him. The expense so far is unreal Joan

  29. Enda D. Reynolds Enda D. Reynolds says:

    He needs to write to Elizabeth Howlin, Niece of Brendan Howllin & Director of Operation in the DPP’s office , the same bitch who’s decided to prosecute the Tallaght 23 for ‘false imprisonment of John/Joan Burton) and demand that the Solicitor be sued…..and if EVERYONE ELSE ON THIS SITE names & shames MARREN, Shuns him in the street, his family, children and treats him likea leper……bit like Feighan is being treated.he may have money, but he can’t talk to it……….make him FEEL like the leper he is sunglasses.

  30. TBK TBK says:

    We are grateful for IrishSport’s wins-we love you all the way-now please tackle abuse/bribry/corruption #ElderAbuse

  31. Dee Moran Dee Moran says:

    What about the European court of rights .Or ask people to boycott the solicitors .

  32. Joe Toomey Joe Toomey says:

    What else should be expected in Ireland today. The real issue is too many have the attitude of
    ” I’m all right jack so fuck you”

  33. Edel King Edel King says:

    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.

  34. Terry Guerin Terry Guerin says:

    its the Irish way

  35. Deborah says:

    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!!

  36. Philomena Cornu Philomena Cornu says:

    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! OUR PEOPLE POWER INTERNATIONAL ABU! JUSTICE & VICTORY OVER THESE BAD BAD CORRUPT SOLICITORS THEY ARE A TOTAL DISGRACE TO IRELAND!

  37. HarryPrice HarryPrice says:

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

  38. Paul Divers Paul Divers says:

    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.

  39. patrickmccaffrey says:

    i am going true the same or even worse with a corrupt solicitor kevin murnaghan of murnaghan fee solicitors queen elizabeth road enniskillen co fermanaagh bt747ja where their is negilence and fraud and i have proof but no solicitor in n ireland will take it on because they all are part of the corrupt sytem and are covered for by the highest court in the land the russian mafia would not be as dangerous GOOD LUCK

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