Welcome to the medieval transparency wasteland that is the Irish judicial system.
We learn today that in the High Court in Dublin yesterday, NAMA launched a legal action against an individual named “Fergus Appelbe”. As is usual with recently-filed applications, there is no solicitor on record for the respondent. The applicant is National Asset Loan Management Limited represented by top-tier solicitors, Lavelle Coleman. The case reference is 2013/785 S.
We have no way of identifying the “Fergus Appelbe” because the High Court won’t confirm the address or other details of the respondent who doesn’t have a solicitor on record, and NAMA won’t even help just to confirm the identity of the respondent. We don’t even know if the “Fergus Appelbe” is an Irish national.
So far this year, NAMA has taken legal action on nine occasions in Dublin’s High Court and has been on the receiving end of 14 applications, though 12 of these relate to deposits on a Portugese golf resort.