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 takes an interesting look at the circumstances currently surrounding the current Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly. He opens up with a quick recap of Constitution Halts Sheriff. Specifically, Vin shows a recap of the fact that a magistrate will quite often also be the Sheriff who will eventually carry out the (usually unsigned) order. He covers that the constitution clearly states that a man’s home is inviolable, save in accordance with the law. And finally he covers that the State will not interfere with the personal rights of any citizen, in so far as is possible.
Dr. James Reilly and the Impending Sheriff
In The Herald on July 13th 2012, an article regarding the 13 bedroom mansion of Dr. James Reilly may be about to be seized by his county sheriff, in order to satisfy a 1.9 million euro debt currently outstanding. Vin posses the question, is will Dr. James Reilly rely on his constitutional right for his home to be inviolable save in accordance with the law? Will Dr. James Reilly ask perhaps for Ben Gilroy to stand and talk to the Sheriff if he comes to repossess the home?
We would of course like to inform the Minister that if he should choose not to satisfy the debt with his Ministerial wages, that Ben and People For Economic Justice will be only too happy to ensure that he does not face eviction. Such is our commitment to make eviction a dead and forgotten practice on this island. No matter who the person is, no matter how big or small they may be in the political or economic spectrum, no one deserves to have their home taken from them. The office of Sheriff is not provided for in the Irish Constitution. It is a legacy from 1915 and the years previous to it. It must be removed immediately.
Today 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:
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.