Security guards have taken up residence in the repossessed home of former IRA hunger striker Tom McFeely on one of Dublin's most exclusive streets.
The gates to the mansion at 2 Ailesbury Road in Dublin 4 boasted a new addition yesterday — a padlock and chain — and at least two security guards in high-visibility jackets could be seen moving around inside the house.
The impressive house, which was once the residence of the German ambassador, was handed over to the Republic’s ‘bad bank’ Nama last Friday afternoon after it secured a repossession order.
Mr McFeely, from Dungiven in Co Londonderry, had defaulted on a €9.5m (£7.5m) mortgage loan taken out in 2005 with his wife, Nina McFeely.
A Nama spokesman had no information on when the property would be listed for sale.
The controversial developer voluntarily surrendered the property to deputy Dublin City Sheriff James C Barry at 2.15pm last Friday and the keys were handed over to Nama shortly afterwards. Locksmiths changed the code to the lock on the gate.