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.
Source Of Radio Interview: TNS Radio.