Irish Government Summonsed by Ben Gilroy

On Tuesday the 27th of March, Ben Gilroy, John Squires and People for Economic Justice served a summons on the office of the Taoiseach to answer charges of illegal activity over the bank bailout. People For Economic Justice state that the bailout is illegal under Bunreacht Na hEireann, the Irish Constitution, and is also illegal under international law.

An injunction was applied for to prevent the payment of a €3.1 billion to the Anglo Irish Bank bond holders due to be paid this Saturday 31st March 2012. The judge has given two weeks for the State to respond.

Please support Ben Gilroy, John Squires and People for Economic Justice in any way you can. The economic situation in Ireland has been caused by illegal activity. Those responsible must be held responsible, and the payments must be stopped. Fine Gael were elected on the promise of stopping this madness but have not done so.

Watch Ben Gilroy’s Announcement below

How far can this just cause go in the courts? Who knows. The case has to content with the fact that the defendant is the direct employer of every judge and civil servant that works on and against it. It is far better to fight for an inch, than to let this corrupt system continue to take miles however. This odious debt will fall at our children’s feet if we do something about it. Under United Nations law an odious debt, take on by a corrupt regime that has since been removed, can not fall on the people under which that regime ruled following their removal. That is undoubtedly the case in Ireland.

One important point to remember regarding this case, is that People For Economic Justice are not suing the Taoiseach or even the Government. They are suing the Office of the Taoiseach. This allowed the case to progress even if (or more likely when) Enda Kenny is no longer serving as Taoiseach, the case can progress unabated.

Ben Gilroy Interview on EastCoast FM

EastCoast FM logo who interviewed Ben GilroyToday Ben Gilroy had a short little interview with EastCoast FM. They kick off the interview with a mention of Constitution Halts Sheriff. Following on from this mention they ask Ben why he is of the opinion that the money being paid back to the bondholders is unconstitutional.

Ben Gilroy stated that it is because the debt is classed as an odious debt, and that under United Nations law, countries are not required to pay odious debts following the fall of the regime that incurred them.

EastCoast FM interview with Ben Gilroy:

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The presenter asserts that we agreed to the payments. Ben Gilroy states that this is definitely not the case. Following the fall of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gáel made promises of “not one more cent”. This would mean that payments to the bondholders directly flies in the face of the mandate the current government received from the Irish electorate when they took power.

The interview closes with a mention of one of People For Economic Justice’s earlier talks in Tinaheely.

Source: EastCoast FM.

Ben Gilroy Halts Receivers

Today we join Ben Gilroy outside the business Stitch ‘n’ Fix owned by Mr. Gerry Burns in Navan. After several requests for meetings and documents from Mr. Burns to the banks were apparently ignored, receivers turned up on the premises, changed the locks, and denied Mr. Burns access to his business. Luckily he decided to contact People For Economic Justice, and Ben Gilroy informed Gerry that the receiver worked as an agent, not only for the bank, but for he, Gerry, as well.

Under Irish law, a person cannot have an agent forced upon them. This is due to the fact that when someone is acting as an agent on half of a person, that person, not the agent, is responsible for everything that agent does. The receiver also has what is called an “equitable duty of care” for both parties. We’ll discuss the specific event after the video.

Ben Gilroy, Gerry Burns, Fergus Lowe and Ms Justice Mary Laffoy

So in this case the receiver refused to detail whether he had or had not seen the tri-party agreement between the bank and Mr. Burns. If the receiver has not seen such a thing, then he has absolutely no basis to act against the debtor, and perhaps more importantly, if the bank does not have this agreement, then Mr. Burns would owe the bank absolutely nothing.

Notice also how the Garda in the video states plainly “this matter appears civil”. This is a basis for many of Ben Gilroy’s meetings with An Garda Siochana. As Gerry (or indeed any debtor) has broken no laws, the Gardai have absolutely no reason to even be present. In this specific case however, Ben Gilroy had shown that the receiver was in fact trespassing. As is almost a theme across the various People For Economic Justice videos, the only laws being broken are done on the part of the bank.

Perhaps the most important point raised in this video is the issue of signed orders. The receiver turned up with a court order, which granted him the power to receive the business. This order was not signed by the judge who issued it, but was in fact signed by the registrar, in black ink. If a court order is not signed in blue ink, but the judge that issued it, it is totally invalid, and grants no power what so ever. On top of this, if the receiver does not have a copy of the mortgage deed, and a copy of the tri-party agreement, then he has not acted on his duty of care, and is illegally trespassing in your business. Do not let them take your business without these three things.

As for the actions of the judge, Ms Justice Mary Laffoy, while in the commercial court itself, we will leave any conclusions on that matter to you the reader.