The son had objected to his sister being registered in court as having power of attorney over the affairs of their mother who is in her 80s and has severe cognitive impairment. (Court Report in Irish Independent). He claimed the sister was unsuitable largely because she put their mother’s home in Dublin on the market a few months after she went into a nursing home following an illness for which she required hospitalisation.
As a result, the house was withdrawn and a hearing took place before the president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly over whether the power of attorney should be registered by the court. The judge rejected the brother’s objection and said the decision to sell the house was sensible and reasonable.
Read Irish Independent Decision to sell mum’s house – Court Ruling.