Cash found at former IRA man Tom McFeely's home in Dublin

The house in Ailesbury Road, south Dublin, were the money was found
Image caption The house, which was repossessed from Tom McFeely last year, was recently sold to a new owner

A further 60,000 euros (£50,510) has been found in the repossessed home of former IRA hunger-striker Tom McFeely in Dublin.

Criminal Assets Bureau officers recovered the notes in a bathroom of the house in Ballsbridge on Wednesday.

Last Friday, a plumber found 140,000 euros (£118,000) hidden under a bath in the house.

McFeely, originally from Dungiven in County Londonderry, became a property developer after his release from jail.

It is understood a search of the mansion has been taking place as a result of Friday's find. The 50 euro notes found on Wednesday were rolled in elastic bands and stored in plastic bags.

No-one has come forward to claim the money, which has been lodged in a High Court assignee's account appointed after the former IRA hunger striker was declared bankrupt.

According to Irish state broadcaster RTE, the search of the house is to finish on Thursday night. Documents or evidence as to the ownership of the cash are not believed to have been found.

McFeely has already denied in court that he has any hidden assets.

The house in Ballsbridge was repossessed in August 2012, a month after he was declared bankrupt.

The McFeely family was ordered to move out of the Ailesbury Road property by Dublin High Court, because of a default on a 9.5m euros (£7.5m) mortgage.

It was once worth more than 15m euros (£12.6m), but was sold for around 3m euros (£2.5m) earlier this year.

Renovation work

The mortgage was then taken over by the National Assets Management Agency (Nama), the 'bad bank' set up by the Irish government to purge problem loans from bailed out banks.

The house was recently sold to a new owner, who is understood to have hired the plumber to carry out renovation work in the bathroom.

McFeely served a lengthy sentence for attempted murder of police, possession of weapons and a post office robbery.

He spent 53 days on hunger strike in the Maze prison in County Antrim in 1980.


When he was released in 1989, he left the republican movement and moved to Dublin where he began work in the building trade.

He became a multi-millionaire property developer during the Celtic Tiger housing boom, moving into the large Ballsbridge property in the expensive Dublin 4 district.

However, his business was ruined following a fire safety controversy over an apartment block that his company built in the north Dublin suburb of Donaghmede.

His firm, Coalport Developments, faced High Court action over allegations that the Priory Hall building breached fire safety regulations.

In October 2011, more than 240 residents were moved in emergency hotel accommodation by order of the court, due to fears that the safety regulation breaches were so serious a fire could spread through the whole building in minutes.

Two years on, the Priory Hall dispute has not yet been settled.

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