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Provo developer's jail threat lifted after he pays €24,000 debt

By Derbhail McDonald

The threat of jail has been lifted from Priory Hally developer Tom McFeely after the former IRA hunger striker settled a €24,000 (£20,000) debt action.

Yesterday, Dublin District Court heard that the case against Dungiven-born Mr McFeely could be struck out. It is the second time in less than two years that Mr McFeely has avoided jail.

Last year he won his appeal to the Supreme Court against his three-month prison sentence and €1m (£835,000) fine for being found in contempt of court.

The sentence was imposed after he failed to repair fire safety defects at the Priory Hall housing complex in north Dublin.

The developer was also repeatedly in court because of a debt of €24,000 (£20,000) to a company.

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