Final Day of Ben Gilroy Contempt of Court Trial Approaches

Hey folks,

The final day of the Ben Gilroy contempt of court case is this Thursday. Sorry we haven’t been keeping you abreast of the developments, but we’ve all been busy making sure Ben wins the day!

Two very good articles on the topic can be found on Awaken Longford. The author was present on each day upon which he makes comment.

Articles on Ben Gilroy Contempt of Court Case

Firstly check out what happened when a “Director of Savilles” took to the stand and was questioned at length by Ben Gilroy. As the article very astutely states… you just couldn’t make this stuff up. Even the mainstream media had to admit that the receivers affidavit contained plain old falsehoods.

We’ve all heard the phrase “three strikes and your out”. I wonder if four strikes will be enough to convince the judge as to the questionable nation of the receivers entire case. This is a great article as to how we are fixed ahead of the verdict being delivered tomorrow.

Final day of Ben Gilroy contempt of court case approaches

As always we want to thank everyone for their continued support. Ben’s final day will be in Court No. 3, with the verdict being delivered at a later date. All are welcome but as always please have the mobiles switched off, dress accordingly, and maintain your demeanor. The other side will look for any reason to clear the court of spectators.

Mortgage securitisation finally sent for full trial


This morning in the High Court in Dublin, two of the founder members of DDI Ben Gilroy and John Squires along with others helping the Freeman family defeated all motions of Bank of Scotland (Ireland) in the long running case of P FREEMAN & ANOR V BANK OF SCOTLAND (IRELAND) LTD & ORS.


Ben and John have been fighting this case in their role with People For Economic Justice, and in Court 16 this morning Mr Justice Gilligan dismissed the motions put by Bank of Scotland, and finally sent the case forward for full trial on the issue of securitisation.  The team has been seeking a full trial without success for some time and have been stymied by counter motions by Bank of Scotland.  So critical is this case that the Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Scotland had been required to fly from Scotland to be present in Court.

Now for the first time in Ireland the issue of securitisation of mortgages is going to be heard in court.  The ramifications of this will affect almost every mortgage in the state, as the vast majority of mortgages have been combined into financial instruments and sold off as securities to other investors.  It was this kind of securitisation that inflated the banking system to a state of bankruptcy and caused the financial bubble that sees us now forced into living under austerity.

In a separate case this week another motion brought by Ben against an Irish based bank resulted in the bank settling out of court for a seven figure sum. For legal reasons because of the settlement the case cannot be quoted.

Ben spoke after the case saying that he hoped that those detractors who have been spreading misinformation about how he operates in court, both in the media, printed press and in cyberspace, will be honourable and correct the imbalance they have caused.

Receiver Walls Farmer In

On February 16th, our own Ben Gilroy decided to take a break from the twenty-four-seven job that is being Leader of Direct Democracy Ireland to enjoy a barbecue with his friends and family. Little did Ben know that a receiver was perhaps intentionally taking advantage of Ben’s small amount of relaxation, in the nearby county of Kildare. A receiver decided that the best way to carry out his impropery signed and therefore invalid court order was to physically wall a farmer and his family into their house.

The farmers wall in question

A motto we love here at People For Economic Justice is “If my brother is in trouble. then so am I”. People for Economic Justice quickly mobilized and arranged for the wall to be removed.

What is about to happen to the farmers wall

And the of course, no prizes for what happened next.

And now the farmer can get in and out again