Tom Kelleher v An Post Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceIEHC 328
Legal BodyHigh Court of Ireland (IEHC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscipline and Grievance, Policies and Procedures
The Plaintiff was the Postmaster in Newcastle West, County Limerick for 19 years. His wife and son, Ronan are employed in the post office also. The Plaintiff’s other son, Tommy (who was not an employee), was kidnapped and held for ransom in June 2011 while the Plaintiff and his wife were on holidays in Spain.
The Plaintiff’s son, Ronan and the two remaining full time employees handed over €105,000 to the kidnappers. Tommy Kelleher was then released without harm. The employees did not take any step to contact the Gardaí or any other party until Tommy was safely released. The kidnapping triggered an audit and subsequent investigation into a variety of matters including, inter alia:-
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