This week Ben Gilroy was interviewed by Scottish Sovereign On The Land, via broadcast by TNS Radio. During the interview they cover the events surrounding Constitution Halts Sheriff. In that video, Ben Gilroy and People For Economic Justice halted the repossession of a mans house by the county Sheriff, as well as highlighting the behavior of An Garda Siochana, when they assist the Sheriff in events such as that.
Also covered is the unlawful seizure of Ben Gilroy’s car by a private mechanic, on the instruction of An Garda Siochana. Ben’s solution was to simply invoice the mechanic, and take him to court if he finds that the invoice goes unpaid. Two can play the commerce game as Ben say’s! Listen in below for more.
The Interview With Ben Gilroy:
This video provides a very important comparison between the Irish Constitution and the Constitution of Great Britain. The Irish Constitution, as a codified constitution can be utilized in the ways that Ben Gilroy is famous for. The British Constitution however, is an uncodified constitution that is highly open to interpretation.
Ben also covers an instance in court following the incident with the Receiver of the business of Mr. Gerry Burns. In this instance the Judge instructed (verbally) the debtor in question not to interfere with the receivers work at his business. The man kindly informed the judge that he would follow any order, made by her, and also signed by her instead of a court clerk. The judge refused this, which is a clear indication that the judge is fully aware that what she is doing is illegal, and won’t sign the order as it would tie her to the crime!
Vin from TNS Radio took a trip out to 171 Beaumont Road in Dublin today, camera in hand, at the request of Ben Gilroy. Ben arrived at the scene earlier on, to find that the owner of the house had been the victim of a breaking-and-entering. As luck would have it, the owners and their neighbours, whose house happened to be adjoined via hallway connection, had taken it upon themselves previously to install a camera system outside the house. Imagine Ben and the owners surprise to discover that the house had been broken into by a trained Locksmith, under the instructions of someone calling themselves “The Sheriff Of The City Of Dublin“.
In total, six people trespassed on the person’s property.
“The Sheriff Of The City Of Dublin“
What makes this instance even more interesting, is that the owner of 173 Beaumont Road, having owed no money what-so-ever, least of all someone called “The Sheriff Of The City Of Dublin“, had also had their furniture stolen. The 70-year-old in question attempted to alert “The Sheriff Of The City Of Dublin” while he was on the premises before Ben arrived, but the “The Sheriff Of The City Of Dublin” ignored this information and proceeded to steal the woman’s possessions. On top of all this, the owner of 171 Beaumont Road was sent into a cardiac event, and has had to be taken to nearby Beaumont Hospital.
Luckily the “The Sheriff Of The City Of Dublin” and the other thieves did not notice the camera system in another room. This will be of great use in demonstrating the unlawful theft of the woman’s property, as well as the events leading up to the man’s fight for his life in the nearby hospital. Two members of An Garda Síochána have attended the premises and they have stated outright that the contents of the video footage “does not seem right”. This matter will be taken up against “The Sheriff Of The City Of Dublin” in the commercial courts, and an official complaint has been raised with An Garda Síochána.
Ben Gilroy and the owner of The Junction Bar in Glounthaune, Co Cork, decided it was time to take back the bar from the receivers who had moved in. In this TV3 report the owner politely informed the manager (in other words, the receiver) that he has been dismissed. The owner of course has the right to do this as the receiver acts as agent for both the owner of the premises, and the bank in question. As the owner or The Junction Bar did not contract the receiver to act as agent for them, the owner has no obligation for the receiver to do so.
Aside from this fact, the receiver has an equitable duty of care to both the bank, and the owner of The Junction Bar, and as they have not performed on this duty of care, the owner has opted to dismiss them. The topic is covered in more details in the video concerning Mr. Gerry Burns. In a true equitable duty of care, the receiver would need to see the tri-party agreement used to create the loan in question. It is a fair assessment to suggest that a receiver who would ask for such things from the bank (which they may not have) would not be called in as a receiver on behalf of the bank in the future. Due to this implied incentive not to ask, receivers tend not to perform as well on their duty of care to the owner of the property, as they might do for the bank that called them in the first place, rather than renegotiating the loan to see that it gets paid without need for litigation.
As ever Ben has advised the owner of The Junction Bar to give the banks nothing until they document and prove the obligation. Given the banks tendency towards securitization, they may find that challenge difficult if not impossible. Due to this, the bank may regret not just renegotiating the loan, and getting their money back more slowly and certainly surely.