The farmer claimed before the Supreme Court that he had been subjected to allegations of mental abuse of his mother, who allegedly refused to leave the property left by his grandmother.
David Thomas is suing his mother, Breda Thomas, whom he describes as “a very controlling individual” who he claims used his 85-acre farm with a large mansion in Ballyduff, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, to run an illicit business, reports Breaking News.
Mr. Thomas, 33, claims to own the property, which has been his family home for many years and is run by his mother as a boarding house.
He claims that due to the defendant’s alleged “unstable, deceptive and violent behaviour” there is no personal relationship between Mr Thomas and his mother.
In an sworn statement, he claimed that his mother “physically attacked” him in November last year, which required the intervention of Gardaí, who he claims told him it was dangerous to try to enter his “own home”.
It is also alleged that he sometimes excluded him from using any sanitary facilities in the house.
Mr Thomas claims the property in Ballyduff was passed on to him and his sister in 1993 by their late grandmother Barbara Thomas. Mr. Thomas’s father, Peter Thomas, passed away a few years ago, reports Breaking News.
The Ballyduff property was owned by Barbara Thomas, who directed in her will that the property be given to David and his sister Rachel. Their mother was one of several trustees appointed to the estate.
In 2022, Mr Thomas claimed to have sought legal advice regarding his grandmother’s trust and discovered that the property had been transferred to him in 2010.
He claims that after he raised him with his mother, she became very aggressive and confrontational towards him, leading him to leave home late last year.
Following his mother’s refusal to hand over property to which she allegedly had no right, Mr Thomas initiated legal proceedings against her.
The judge, on an ex-parte basis, allowed Mr. Thomas’s lawyers to serve the accused with a summary notice of the request for an injunction, reports Breaking News.
The case was adjourned later this month.
Tell us your thoughts in the Facebook post and share this with your friends.