Former TD O'Flynn summonsed over €1,000 debt to newspaper
on 16/10/2012 00:00:00
Solicitor Micheal O'Dowd, representing the newspaper, yesterday made a request to Judge Tim Lucey that they be allowed manually post a summons for attendance of a debtor to Mr O'Flynn.
Cork District Court was told that an earlier attempt to deliver a registered letter to Mr O'Flynn had failed.
Mr O'Dowd told Judge Lucey that he carried out a company search and found that Kilnap, Mallow Rd, Cork, is the registered company address for Mr O'Flynn. Judge Lucey granted the application to serve by ordinary mail the order for attendance of debtor to this address.
Failure to appear in court can ultimately end up in the debtor being arrested and imprisoned for a period of up to three months.
Mr O'Flynn represented Cork North Central as a TD for 14 years. In Jan 2011, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin asked Mr O'Flynn not to run in the election in order to safeguard the seat of Fianna Fáil junior minister Billy Kelleher.
Mr Flynn agreed to his request and Mr Kelleher was re-elected later that year.
Mr O'Flynn was outspoken in calling for former Fianna Fáil leader Brian Cowen to resign. He also attracted controversy during the 2002 general election when he called asylum seekers "spongers and freeloaders".