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Cab seeks Daniel Kinahan’s location in bid to seize Dublin mansion, court told

The Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab) is seeking to identify the whereabouts of Daniel Kinahan in pursuit of its bid to seize a luxury mansion in west Dublin for the benefit of the State, the High Court has heard.

Cab believes the property at No 10 Coldwater Lakes came under the control of the Kinahan cartel in about 2014.

The Cab has also served its proceedings on Thomas ‘Bomber’ Kavanagh in the high security Belmarsh prison in England but he did not appear, and was not represented, when the case returned via a remote hearing before Mr Justice Michael MacGrath today.

Last month, the court heard that Jim Mansfield jnr and his brother Patrick Joseph (PJ) Mansfield consented to an order waiving any claim by them over the five bedroom property at No 10 Coldwater Lakes, Saggart, Co Dublin.

Cab sought the order in proceedings brought by it under the Proceeds of the Crime Act against the brothers and against Daniel Kinahan and Thomas Kavanagh aimed at seizing the property for the benefit of the State.

Anne Mansfield, the brothers’ mother, is not a party to the case but she also consented to the order that she has no claim over the property.

At last month’s hearing, Cab secured an order to serve the proceedings outside the jurisdiction of Thomas Kavanagh. He was jailed in the UK earlier this year for 21 years for his role in the import of drugs with a street value of more than £ 30 million (€ 36 million) into the UK.

When the Cab case returned to court today, Shelley Horan BL, for Cab, said Kavanagh had been served with the papers and the engagement with him was outlined in affidavits from a Cab officer and from an officer of the Metropolitan Police.

Ms Horan asked that Kavanagh be called in court and the court registrar did so but there was no response and no appearance on his behalf.

Ms Horan said it was not expected there would be. She said a Cab officer had attended Belmarsh prison and was permitted to speak to Kavanagh through a cell door. The officer had explained what the matter concerned, specifically mentioned the property at 10 Coldwater Lakes, outlined the evidence opened to the High Court to date and explained the matter was back before the court today.

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