Ruling that blocked Michael O’Flynn from objecting neighbour’s insolvency arrangement incorrect, court hears

Developer alleges that the arrangement obtained by his neighbour was an ‘abuse of process’ because he was not insolvent, as pair’s legal feud rumbled into Supreme Court

Michael O’Flynn: Developer has made multiple failed attempts to object to O’Driscoll’s PIA, including as part of a case heard last month which made allegations of fraud and misappropriation of funds. Picture: Bryan Meade

A ruling which determined property developer Michael O’Flynn was precluded from objecting to his neighbours personal insolvency arrangement (PIA) was incorrect, the Supreme Court has heard.

A PIA is one of three debt resolution mechanisms introduced by the Personal Insolvency Act 2012 for people who cannot afford to pay their personal debts.

Lawyers for O’Flynn told the court that the law in relation to personal insolvency was clear and it did not exclude him from ...