KRW LAW LLP represents high profile Irish businessman Ted Cunningham


This morning at the High Court in Dublin, Ted Cunningham challenges the Garda Commissioner, Head of CAB, DPP and the Danske Bank in a Judicial Review into what Mr Cunningham has described as around the core question of ‘Where is the money that was removed from my former Home, Church View Farran, County Cork on the 17th February 2005’ and which was used to convicted me in a criminal trial in 2009?’


Mr Cunningham has instructed Barra McGrory QC and Eamon Dornan BL who will argue that he has a constitutional entitlement to an explanation of these issues.


This money was taken under an unconstitutional section 29 Warrant, as was deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court on 23rd February 2012. Mr Cunningham was tried again in February 2014, on nine counts of money laundering from the proceeds of crime, principally from the robbery of the Northern Bank which took place on 22nd December 2004.


While his case in 2009 was being heard in the Circuit Criminal Court Cork, an Irish law officer was facing legal proceedings for Financial Piracy in the South District Court, New York City. The case was brought against this person by a D. George Xiao in which his money was illegally seized by the Financial Investigation Unit in the Seychelles (in which the law officer was allegedly a co-founder). Eventually there was a settlement with Dr Xia involving $25 dollars.


Mr Cunningham has over the last 14 years pleaded his innocence regarding any involvement in the Money Laundering of any monies from the Northern Bank Robbery.


The question remains where the proceeds of the Northern Bank Robbery go to?


Mr Cunningham understands that the money was taken from Cork Airport in a private jet to the Seychelles and that the person who was involved in this matter was a police informer who had taken suitcases of seized money from Ireland to the Seychelles on several occasion. He further understands this police informer was paid $8 million by the Irish government.


Some very serious questions arise from this judicial review today for the Irish government, its law enforcement agencies and prosecution service.