Court told actor Gerard McSorley has significant debt


Actor_Gerard_McSorleyActor Gerard McSorley has significant debt, a court heard today.

Judge Paul Kelly was dealing with an application by AIB to examine Mr McSorley’s means in court.

The court heard that AIB claims Gerard McSorley has a debt totalling €20,026.

The 64-year-old actor , who has starred in a number of movies including a biopic on the life of murdered “Sunday Independent” journalist Veronica Guerin, appeared at Dungloe District Court.

His solicitor Brendan Twomey, told the court that McSorley is on disability and has serious medical health issues.

Mr Twomey said he wrote to the bank and their legal representative replied to say they were seeking an adjournment. He attempted to phone the bank but he could not get anybody to discuss the matter.

Mr Twomey said there was “a significant level of debt”.

The bank’s debt was secured by a mortgage judgement on Mr McSorley’s house.

He asked for the application to be struck out. He added: “I am confident he will be a suitable candidate for an arrangement under the insolvency act.”

Judge Kelly struck out the bank’s application.