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Judge warns on Sean Dunne bill

A High Court judge has urged both sides involved in an action against a businesswoman who claims that she is the victim of a vendetta by developer Sean Dunne, to consider their position in light of the costs involved.

Ms Justice Mary Laffoy made the comments on the second day of an action where Eugenia Pacelli, aka Gina Farrell (below right), trading as Gina Farrell Cleaning Services, is being sued for €120,000 by Hollybrook (Brighton Road) Management Company Ltd for alleged overcharging and double charging.


The judge said that the legal costs were "totally disproportionate compared to the amount involved in the claim" and "would be many multitudes of ¤120,000".

She was told that the case could run for longer that the five days its was set down for.

Ms Farrell, of Dangan Park, Kimmage Road West, Dublin 12 denies all the claims against her or that Hollybrook was overcharged by her firm.

The case continues in early July.