Waste collector Ferry says he is broke and ‘intends to apply for social welfare’

first_imgFormer Donegal waste collector Jim Ferry has avoided jail again after appearing in the High Court and breaching court order.Mr Jim Ferry, who operated Ferry’s Refuse Collection and Ferrys Refuse Recycling up to 2016, was ordered to fully disclose his financial accounts to Donegal County Council during a High Court sitting on Tuesday. Mr Ferry avoided jail again when he was given until January 2019 to hand over all information requested by a forensic accountant of Donegal County Council.RTE News reports that senior counsel for Donegal County Council, Richard Lyons, applied to have Jim Ferry sent to prison for failing to fully cooperate with efforts to recoup money.The money is needed to fund the “environmental carnage” caused by Mr Ferry’s illegal dump at Rossbracken on the banks of Lough Swilly. An estimated 21,000 tonnes of rubbish is said to be buried at the site which is in a Special Area of Conservation.Donegal County Council faces a multi-million euro bill for the clean-up, which the tax payer will have to pay if Mr Ferry does not cooperate and give information to address outstanding issues with his accounts.Counsel for Mr Ferry, Francis Treanor, objected to the application to jail his client and said Mr Ferry was not trying to hide anything.The court heard Mr Ferry had more than €150,000 seized by the Criminal Assets Bureau, following raids on properties linked to him and his companies. The court also heard that Mr Ferry was broke and intended to apply for bankruptcy and social welfare.Mr Justice Barrett found Mr Ferry to be in contempt of court and put the case back to January, warning that Mr Ferry will be jailed if he does not provide the necessary information.Read the full report on RTE News: www.rte.ie/news/investigations-unit/2018/1002/1000498-waste-collector-spared-jailWaste collector Ferry says he is broke and ‘intends to apply for social welfare’ was last modified: October 6th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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