Mayo priest awared 27% of Donegal home he shared with former lover

first_img 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report A Co Mayo curate has been awarded 27% of a Donegal home he once shared with a former Franciscan friar, with whom he was in a relationship.Ballina-based Father Gabriel Rosebotham had claimed he is entitled to half ownership of Rose Cottage, Letterbarra near Donegal town.However, Hugo Crawford, who still lives in the house, is disputing his claim.Donegal Circuit Court heard that the relationship between the two men began in the 1980s when they were both members of the Franciscan Order in Dublin.They moved to Donegal in 1994. Fr Gabriel was in the Franciscan friary in Rossnowlagh but Mr Crawford had left the order and he bought Rose Cottage.Fr Gabriel told Judge Keenan Johnson that after their relationship ended they agreed to have the house valued, sell it and split the proceeds 50:50. But Mr Crawford said this was not agreed.Mr Crawford rejected claims by Fr Gabriel that he regularly repaid the loan, paid bills, bought groceries and furniture, and was entitled to half ownership of the house.Today, Judge Keenan Johnson said that he had calculated ownership of the property based on the amount of money he believed each party had contributed to it.Fr Gabriel was awared 27 per cent of a home with Mr Crawford getting a 73 per cent share of any future sale. Facebook Google+ By News Highland – October 17, 2014 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebookcenter_img Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Pinterest Previous articleMan who was shot and had his house burnt down in St Johnston is charged with £2.1m drug haulNext articleNo threat of eviction for Donegal council house tenants over water charges News Highland HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter Mayo priest awared 27% of Donegal home he shared with former lover Homepage BannerNews Twitter WhatsApplast_img

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