Callely tells High Court he cannot sleep without heavy sedation

Former Fianna Fáil junior minister pleads ill health as a finance company secures judgement for €1.5m over property investment loans

15th March, 2020
Callely tells High Court he cannot sleep without heavy sedation
Ivor Callely told the court that his ill health was the reason he had not been on top of his legal matters. Picture: Collins

Ivor Callely, the former Fianna Fáil TD and senator, has taken a hundred tablets in recent days and cannot sleep consistently without sedation, the High Court has heard.

Callely and his estranged wife, Jennifer Foley, were in court last week over money they owed to a distressed loans buyer. Following a one-day hearing, Everyday Finance secured a judgement of €1.5 million against Callely, who was defending himself.

Cian Ferriter SC, counsel for Everyday...

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