"THE FREDDIE ANDREWS STORY."
Freddie Andrews junior was a fine young sportsman and pianist and boarded at the Armagh Academy after the Second World War. When he was about 17 he became unwell and began hearing voices in his head. My wealthy father sought the best treatment money could buy and was advised by leading specialists at the time to send Freddie to Scotland to have the very latest experimental treatment for his disorder. Freddie underwent a lobotomy which was a disaster and when he came home it was as if all the life had gone out of him. For the rest of his life, Freddie would have the mind of a ten year old child. My father was absolutely devasted.
Despite his being severely intellectually disabled, Freddie was treated as an equal by all the members of our lovely family. Here he is, all dressed up like the rest of us in the photograph (slightly damaged with age) below, on a special family occasion.
Standing, from left: Betty (Hamilton), Dorothy (Davison) deceased, Eileen (Wright), Vera (Douglas) deceased.
Seated, from left: Freddie Andrews junior, Fred Andrews senior deceased, Minetta Andrews deceased, Billy Andrews deceased.
When my good father died suddenly at the age of 79 in August 1972, there was just my mother, then 75 years of age, and Freddie, living in our lovely family home,"Tara House".
Many years before my father died he had put the ownership of "Tara House" in Freddie's name for his use while he, Freddie, lived, and during those years my father also purchased in Freddie's name, at least thirty lots of prime city-centre land and property, which could be sold, but only as and when it was necessary, to enable Freddie to be able to afford, and enjoy, the home, "Tara House", that he was used to and also to enable him to be properly looked after and cared for without being a burden on anyone after my father died.
Freddie should still be living in peace with a full-time carer in "Tara House". He could well afford it simply because father left him unusually well-off.
Another wealthy businessman, however, made the first move to ensure that Freddie was not to enjoy this wealth and property as our father intended.
This is "Tara House", 14 Castlehill Road, Belfast, the magnificent home that my father gave to my intellectually disabled brother Freddie Andrews. Freddie was put out of this beautiful home when "Tara House" was seized and sold illegally about three years after my father died by a dishonest property tycoon, Charles Gilpin, assisted by Belfast's largest firm of solicitors Tughan & Co, and the responsible authorities in Northern Ireland have not only done nothing about this criminal act in 30 years, but those responsible High Court authorities who were engaged by our family to protect Freddie's estate actually used the power of the High Court to take over and continue the plunder which was started by Gilpin and Tughan & Co.
These same 'responsible' authorities have even sanctioned the sale, and even assisted in the sale, of all the city-centre properties father also gave Freddie to provide for the upkeep and maintenance of "Tara House" for as long as Freddie lived. Father's intention was to ensure not only Freddie's well-being but also to ensure that Freddie would never be a burden on anyone, financially or otherwise. Even High Court Judges and top civil servants in Belfast have become part of this web of corruption.
This is the magnificent CastleCourt complex built by John Laing Developments in the centre of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
A large part of the land that this massive showpiece is built on was stolen from my intellectually disabled brother Freddie Andrews, a theft which received the approval of a High Court Judge.
Incredibly, the Department of the Environment is also involved in this shocking fraud. Here is one of my many letters to the DOE and here is one of their replies to me.
This is Northern Ireland's present Lord Chief Justice, Sir Brian Kerr, formerly Brian Kerr QC, Chairman, Mental Health Commission for NI, 1988. As Brian Kerr QC, he would never have assisted in putting his own mother out of a stately home and into a slum, but after my elderly mother and her handicapped son were put out of this, their own stately home, when it was illegally seized and sold by Charles Gilpin and solicitors Tughan & Co, and they were put into a slum like this, Kerr is quoted here by former Official Solicitor Hall, who was reporting to the High Court Judge MacDermott, as stating, quote, "Mr Kerr states in his Opinion "One can be unequivocal in stating that [the sale] was undoubtedly in his [the Patient's] best interests".
This "sale" which Kerr refers to was similar to this charge against Tughan & Co solicitor Herbert Wright where Wright was convicted of handling, and selling on, other property which had also been stolen from Freddie. This "sale" of "Tara House", my mother's and Freddie's home, referred to by Kerr, was also stolen property involving Tughan & Co solicitor Herbert Wright, but the 'legal profession' and the judiciary kept the 'sale' of Freddie's own home out of the Courts. Why? Freddie's home was 'sold' to a top member of the 'legal profession' for buttons.
Hello. My name is Eileen Wright. I am 85 years of age and a widow of fourteen years. My late father was a very well-known, very successful and highly-respected businessman in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and built up a large car sales business over many years. His name was Frederick (Fred) Andrews.
You will probably not believe this story - not at first anyway. The people who wrote the letters, who made the reports and legal judgements which you can find on the Site map and contents page had no idea that they would, one day, appear on the Internet for all the world to see. When you begin to put the jig-saw of the bigger picture all together, you cannot fail to be amazed that such fraud, downright robbery, blackmail, intimidation and corruption, all within the highest levels of government, local business and the legal profession here in Northern Ireland, and perpetrated against a disabled man, could be allowed to be carried on for three decades.
This is a photograph of my brother Freddie Andrews (born in 1929 and brain-damaged in an unnecessary and botched brain operation at the end of the Second World War) with his dad Fred senior (1894 - 1972) taken some years ago on a city street - probably Dublin.
Here are three articles on this shocking story written by the very best investigative journalists in the British Isles.
I sent this letter to the Official Solicitor dated August 2nd 2007. I'm now 85 years of age and as Freddie is doubly incontinent I am not able to cope with all the washing and changing that Freddie needs. The Official Solicitor has neither acknowledged nor answered my letter as of September 10th 2007. Obviously the Official Solicitor who is still acting under Brian Hall will be working to have me put my handicapped brother into an institution. As long as I live, this will not happen and they know this. What sort of people are in charge of the Office of the Official Solicitor and who is going to put a stop to their corruption, their criminal conduct, their thieving, their scandalous flouting of the law to suit the greed and avarice of this gang of thugs?
Here is another example of the conduct of the legal profession in this shocking case. This letter, above, is from the second largest firm of solicitors in Northern Ireland, Carson & McDowell, which was engaged by Official Solicitor, Mrs. Deirdre Bowers, to act for Freddie to sell on Freddie's stolen property to Laing Construction, a sale which she herself had organised! The Office of the Official Solicitor already knew that the same Carson & McDowell, was also working on behalf of Laing Construction as can be seen from the above letter. You can see that the Conveyance and Assignment for Freddie's stolen property was prepared by Carson & McDowell and made out between "Frederick Andrews by the Official Solicitor to Project Assessment and Development Limited" which was a company owned and operated by John Laing Construction Limited. You can also see that the address for Carson & McDowell is the same on the Conveyance and Assignment as in the Belfast Telegraph article, namely, Murray Street, Belfast.
The paragraph above may not have been easy to take in at one reading, but it is even more involved when I tell you that the Official Solicitor Bowers did not even hold the deeds for the property belonging to Freddie she was supposed to be selling. No, that property had ALREADY BEEN STOLEN AND SOLD to the Ryland Vehicle Group with the assistance of Northern Ireland's number one legal firm, Tughan & Co, and the Ryland Vehicle Group just held on to those deeds until THEY sold the property to Laing Construction in order to get their £375,000 back, £375,000 which should have been in Freddie's bank account and wasn't! If you are not already confused, you will be when you read on.
What will already be obvious to the reader is that there was a very large sum of money involved in Freddie's case which is why Northern Ireland's two top legal firms were involved. Had Freddie been destitute, he would have been completely ignored.
For those who will be making a serious study of this case, please read this letter from the Lord Chancellor's Department to me which confirms in writing that, quote, "Your brother's property was administered under the direction of the High Court."
Please call back from time to time as many more links have yet to be added to my site map and more information and chapters added to this incredible story.