Exclusive: Greg Kavanagh sues Stillorgan planning objector in ‘extortion’ claim

The high-profile developer has launched a legal action against a resident who he claims has sought a substantial sum

Greg Kavanagh’s firm has sought a declaration that the appeal is invalid and does not constitute a legitimate planning objection “and is in fact a device for the purposes of demanding monies without any basis.”

Developer Greg Kavanagh has launched a legal action against a south Dublin resident he claims sought to “extort” a substantial amount of money from him in return for withdrawing an appeal against a Stillorgan apartment project.

The high profile developer told the Business Post that he has taken the case to “put down a marker”.

The legal proceedings have been taken by Kavanagh’s St Annes Property Limited, against Ray O’Meara of Whately Place, Kilmacud Road ...