The office of Dublin lawyer Gerald Kean has been taken over, and a large amount of property taken from him, by the Dublin City Sheriff in what appears to be linked to debts of over € 280,000.
Shortly after 8 a.m., staff from the sheriff’s office and a locksmith arrived at the well-known attorney’s office on Upper Pembroke Street in the south of the city.
They entered after a worker entered and it is understood that they asked her to leave so that they could do their work under an execution order.
Documents obtained by Independent.ie show that Mr. Kean has three orders against him.
The first is € 60,307.33; the second is € 179,317.37; and the third is for € 41,119.03.
The dates for issuance of the prescriptions begin in September of last year, with the latest being issued on February 1 of this year.
After entering the offices, the sheriff’s staff changed the lock on the front door, then began to fill a van with antique furniture that they removed from the offices.
These included a number of chairs and tables, as well as large wardrobes adorned with inlaid wood designs.
A large painting, carried by two men, was also removed from the offices.
When a van was full, a second vehicle was used to remove a very large ornate antique sideboard.
The operation lasted over an hour and when completed the vans were driven away by sheriff’s staff and the locksmith also left.
A number of security guards remained in the building after the locks were changed.
Mr Kean told Independent.ie the case involved a move to a new office that had been delayed.
He said he had agreed to leave the Pembroke Street offices by January 31, but did not because he was having difficulty finding new premises.
“Unfortunately, I encountered terrible difficulties because I had been offered premises throughout the city but they were not suited to my activity and I unfortunately could not go out at the end of January”, he said. declared.
“It wasn’t until this week that I got a room that I was hoping to move into next week, but I’m actually moving in earlier with the owner’s consent,” he added.
“I left it too late. To be fair to the owner, I should have gotten them earlier, but I couldn’t. I should have put more time and effort into it, and to be fair, I can’t fault the owner, they haven’t seen anything move this week, not even the signs on the doors, ”Mr. Kean.
“But I have access to collect my things, all my files and everything will be moved this afternoon and tomorrow or Sunday to my new premises.
“I just need to sign the lease for the new room, which is a bigger room and it’s more expensive and it’s bigger, and I needed it. My difficulty is, as I have you. said, I should have been out at the end of January, ”Keane said.
“I wish I could sit down and criticize the owner, but I really can’t. I tried to communicate with him to save time but it was not successful. I needed two or three more weeks, ”he said.