Articles tagged with: Francie O’Brien

SENATOR O'BRIEN JAILED ON EXTORTION CHARGE

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15 Nov 2013 Comments Off on SENATOR O'BRIEN JAILED ON EXTORTION CHARGE
SENATOR O'BRIEN JAILED ON EXTORTION CHARGE

A former Fianna Fail Senator and Chairman of Monaghan Co Council is beginning a prison sentence after his conviction by the Circuit Court on an extortion charge. Francie O’Brien, of Latton, Castleblayney received a three-year custodial term, with the final year suspended, after entering a guilty plea on a charge that he demanded €100,000 with menaces from a Department of Agriculture vet, Michael Heelan at Tullyvaragh Lower, Carrickmacross on April 13, 2012. Mr O’Brien, who held a Seanad seat from 1989 to 2011 and was a long-serving Mid-Monaghan ...

FORMER MONAGHAN SENATOR QUESTIONED OVER ALLEGED EXTORTION INCIDENT, NEWSPAPER CLAIMS

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8 Jun 2012 Comments Off on FORMER MONAGHAN SENATOR QUESTIONED OVER ALLEGED EXTORTION INCIDENT, NEWSPAPER CLAIMS

Embattled former Monaghan-based senator and county councillor Francie O’Brien was arrested and questioned by gardai about an attempt to blackmail a public official, according to an article carried prominently in yesterday’s Irish Sun. High profile crime reporter Paul Williams, who is well known for his exposés over the years on the activities of some of Ireland’s most dangerous criminal and gangland figures, turns his attention to the Ballybay-based former Fianna Fáil public representative, who was allegedly arrested and questioned by gardai on 27th April last. According to Mr ...

Senator O’Brien has net liabilities of over €12.8 million, court hears

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5 Nov 2010 Comments Off on Senator O’Brien has net liabilities of over €12.8 million, court hears

Mid-Monaghan based Fianna Fáil senator, Francie O’Brien has a deficit of over €12.8 million in liabilities over assets, according to a statement of affairs submitted to the Commercial Court hearing in which he and three others, including former Irish Nationwide CEO Michael Fingleton are being pursued by Ulster Bank for a multi-million euro loan taken out to invest in a property in Co Cavan. At the hearing on Monday of this week, Mr Justice Peter Kelly of the High Court granted Ulster Bank a summary judgment for €13.6 million against Mr ...