Investigation Into How Son of Bankrupt Came to Own Father’s Property

An investigation into how the son of a Co Donegal bankrupt came to own property that had formerly been owned by his father, is being conducted by the official assignee, Chris Lehane. In December last, Ms Justice Teresa Pilkington extended the bankruptcy of PJ Sweeney, of High Cairn, Ramelton, Co Donegal, to July 2025, The Irish Times reported. Mr Lehane told the judge that Mr Sweeney, who was adjudicated a bankrupt in July 2017 because of his debts to the Bank of Ireland, was not engaging with his office and had failed to produce a statement of affairs. Mr Sweeney was not represented at the hearing. Court papers from Mr Sweeney’s bankruptcy file show that Mr Lehane is investigating how Mr Sweeney’s son, Ciaran, came to be the owner of property formerly owned by his father. Read more