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Clare businessman accussed of ‘playing a game’ over mortgage

Clare’s County Registrar has made an order for the repossession of the house of a Clare businessman, after accusing him of “playing a game” with his bank. At the repossession court in Ennis, Clare County Registrar Pat Wallace granted Permanent TSB possession of the house, after stating that the man “has gone 10 years without repaying the loan”. The court heard that the man had run up arrears of €138,640 and the balance, before arrears, owed on the mortgage was €127,960. Mr Wallace said he was granting the order for possession “on the basis that I know that you could have paid and you didn’t pay. You understand that? Thanks very much.” The repayments on the mortgage were €1,100 per month and the man said that he had been making payments of €600 per month since 2014. However, Mr Wallace said, “You took out the loan. You promised to pay it back and you haven’t paid it back in 10 years. That is the essence …

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Businessman convicted of rape

A 64-year-old Clare businessman is to be sentenced early in the new year, having been found guilty of multiple counts of rape, oral rape and indecent assault at the Central Criminal Court. The man, who is from County Clare but cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared before Justice Isobel Kennedy late last month facing multiple counts of rape, oral rape, sexual assault and indecent assault on a young teenager 27 years ago. The charges are alleged to have taken place on various dates between December 8, 1989 and March 31, 1992 at various locations within the county. At the time, the complainant would have been between 12 and 14 years of age. The trial opened initially on Thursday, November 23 but due to an issue with the availability of a juror, the case was rescheduled to start before a new jury on Monday, November 27. The trial concluded at the Central Criminal Court on Wednesday, December 6, when the …

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