Dear Mr Hall,
Mr Steele has stated in his letter of the 24th May that I was invited to the Court on several occasions. In his reply to my query, he failed to identify the member of the Court who invited me.
(1) Could you try and locate this person of persons who made this remark?
(2) You will remember in the hall of the Law Courts you made a threat to our family that you would have my mother's money sequested.
(3) Could you explain why this threat was necessary when she only took money allocated to her by Mr C. Gilpin's Solicitor Messrs Tughan & Co. My mother at that time was 78 years of age and no match for Mr Gilpin and his solicitor.
(4) Who gave Messrs Tughan & Co the right to hand over money that belongd to Freddie? The laws and practices of the land do not permit it. Messrs Tughan & Co must be made responsible for paying back this money into Freddie's ccount.
(5) Who protected Freddie's interest and who is protecting him now?
(6) You say that Freddie would not have the money to live in the family home. Could this be one of the reasons? It is obvious to the most simple of minds that his estate was completely plundered. The story that Mr C Gilpin was a long and valued friend of the family is a complete fabrication.
(7) You, Mr Hall, appear to have used your office to smooth over the actions of the people who invaded Tara House and made merry with Freddie's estate. The family want these actions exposed without any further cover-up. These matters should be put in the hands of the Police but certain interested parties are more concerned in the hushing up of this scandal and abetting a blatant miscarriage of justice. I do not intend this to happen and will persist for a just conclusion with or without the help of the Courts.
(8) Who now retains my sister's Deeds of Millfield and her ground rents in Cork? She put them in the "safe" hands of Messrs Tughan & Co and when she requested them she could get no reply. Is this piece of property being used for the Shoping Complex?
(9) Can you locate these Deeds and ground rents? Whoever has them has no right whatsoever to retain them.
(10) Although you continually refer to, and appear to be extremely proud of, your comprehensive Report to the High Court Judge, it contains many grave errors and omissions, and the information is totally irrelevant to what my father's wishes were for his son and for his son's basic human rights to all properties left in his name.
(11) I feel now that you have you mind made up without reference to the family and Freddie's interest. I can only hope that the conclusion of this case will be as soon as possible and then I can proceed to open it up and expose the truth.
(12) I have nothing further to add. A copy of this letter will be sent to my mother's solicitor in order that he may protect her interests. She also is very ill and has had two strokes though you appear to be more concerned about Mr Drennan and Mr C Gilpin who are heavily involved in this case.
(13) I must insist for the second or third time that my Senior Counsel did not represent me in this scandalous case. He was not even in the Courts at the last Court hearing. You must surely remember although the Judge asked my Junior Counsel and Solicitor if they had anything to say they refused to speak even though I had requested them to raise a number of points of which you also got a copy and proceeded to ignore it. So again Freddie got no protection whatsoever - that was one of the reasons I had to dismiss them.
(14) We the family have witnessed the most atrocious behaviour from the Leal Profession. You did not have the courtesy to invite us to your office and allow us to speak. You gave voice to your colleagues. Do we not have a right to put over our side of the story?
(15) It is a disgrace that the Judge has been misinformed and that it is now left to the family to re-open this case - something we should never have had to do - if Freddie's interest had been put top of the list. Everything has been staged with great eloquence but it is not the truth so why write pages of material which is a complete waste of time? Why not deal with the facts? I tried to get this over to the Judge and the Court but I'm sure you have heard the saying "there are none so blind as those who will not see" (or wish to see), and it is most appropriate in this case.
I will make no further appeals to you as all appears to be falling on deaf ears.
I am now preparing my case for the public to judge. This is a statement of fact.
(Mrs) Eileen Wright.