Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 27 December 2014

IRA man's cash stash is gifted to flat owner

Cash found in the former home of ex-IRA man turned property developer Tom McFeely is to be given to a bereaved woman who bought one of his fire risk flats.

In September, €200,000 (£169,000) in €50 banknotes was found in the repossessed home in Dublin.

A plumber found most of the cash hidden under a bath in the Ballsbridge house formerly owned by the Co Londonderry businessman.

The new owners were entitled to €5,000 (£4,200) but donated it to the woman whose partner took his own life.

Stephanie Meehan's partner Fiachra Daly killed himself in July after struggling with financial problems caused by their purchase of a defective apartment in the Priory Hall development built by McFeely's company.

The apartments in Dublin were deemed uninhabitable because of fire safety concerns.

The couple and their children were among 240 residents who were evicted in October 2011.

Ms Meehan campaigned for the Irish Government to take action and help to compensate residents.

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