Mon, 30 Nov, 2020 – 17:45
Three men are to remain in Mountjoy Prison after they refused to give undertakings to stay away from a Co. Roscommon farm, which was the scene of a controversial eviction in 2018.
At the High Court last week, Michael Anthony McGann, Colm Granahan and Kevin Taylor were jailed after Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds found they were in contempt of court orders to stay away from the property at Falsk, Strokestown, Co Roscommon.
All three were brought before the court following their arrest by An Garda Siochana.
Their cases returned before the High Court today when the court, via video link, again asked if any of the three were prepared to purge their contempt and promise to co-operate with orders sought by KBC.
Mr McGann, who owns the property, Mr Taylor, a retired Garda of Dublin Road, Longford and Mr Granahan, from Ballina in Co. Mayo repeated claims that the court orders they have breached were based on “fraud and perjury”.
The judge said it was clear that none of the three wanted to comply with the court’s orders, and the court had no choice other than continue their imprisonment.
The judge said that the court will give a written judgement in the matter at a later date.
However, the judge added that all three could come before the court at any time to purge their contempt.
Rossa Fanning SC appearing with Keith Rooney Bl, for KBC said the house had been secured.