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Man leaves €275,000 house to his taxi driver
« on: June 11, 2021, 05:41:08 pm »
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/judge-asked-to-settle-will-dispute-after-man-leaves-275000-house-to-his-taxi-driver-40524149.html


A taximan who claimed he had been paid more than €40,000 in taxi fares by an 85-year-old pensioner has told a judge the money had instead been used by him to buy the octogenarian lunches and afternoon teas.

Judge John O’Connor, who has been asked to settle a dispute over a home-made will by Joseph Kavanagh, of Swords Street, Oxmanstown Road, Stoneybatter, Dublin, in which he allegedly left his €275,000 home to taxi driver Seamus Conroy, has suggested “some sense” should be applied to the proceedings.

The Circuit Civil Court heard that Conroy, of Beatty Grove, Celbridge, Co Kildare, had driven Mr Kavanagh to and from St Mary’s Care Hospital in the Phoenix Park to visit his wife daily until her death several years ago and for which total charges topped €40,000 at a rate of €210 a week for 192 weeks.

Barrister Rory de Bruir told Judge O’Connor the only reason Mr Conroy would have switched his charges from taxi fares to payments for afternoon teas would have been due to potential income tax commitments.

Mr Conroy has denied having wrongly influenced Mr Kavanagh in any way in the changing of his will

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Re: Man leaves €275,000 house to his taxi driver
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2021, 05:48:24 pm »
That Barrister is illiterate. Nobody suggested any payments were switched. In fact the report clearly states that €40,000 was paid in taxi fares. How the taxi driver chose to spend his money is neither here nor there. The afternoon teas accrue to personal expenditure and wouldn't qualify as a business expense as per:

i) the judge who famously remarked that there's no connection between driving a car and eating.
ii) legislation specifically disallowing entertainment expenses in computation of net profit.

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Re: Man leaves €275,000 house to his taxi driver
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2021, 02:28:04 pm »
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