On May 4th 1997, the following article was published in the Sunday Life newspaper under the banner heading:
'Pensioner wins fight to inspect accounts'.
A Battling Ulster widow has finally won the right to study bank accounts belonging to her handicapped brother.
Eileen Wright, 74, has fought for two decades to find out what happened to her brother Freddie Andrews' inheritance.
He has the mind of an 11-year-old but inherited a huge fortune from his late father, Frederick, who owned extensive Belfast city centre properties.
But before Freddie was made a ward of court, hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of property deals had gone through.
Freddie, 68, still has a large inheritance - and now sister Eileen will finally find out exactly how much after a ruling by the Official Solicitor in Northern Ireland.
Eileen told Sunday Life: "I'm chuffed to bits. I don't want a single penny of what belongs to Freddie, I just want to see what has happened to his estate.
"I just know it is going to make very interesting reading."
"Some deals went through before he was made a ward of court and there is no way Freddie would have known what he was doing."
Mrs. Wright now cares night and day for her brother, who gets £150 per week from his estate. He is reckoned to be a millionaire.
Madden and Finucane solicitors have been helping Eileen in her fight.
And a spokesman for the Official Solicitor's office said: "We are now making arrangements for Mrs Wright and her lawyers to have access to all the files."
In July 1986, RUC fraud squad detective Mervyn Patterson, who for three years investigated the Andrews family's claims, died in mysterious circumstances.
His body was found on the shores of Belfast Lough.
An inquest returned a verdict of suicide, even though the gun which killed him was never found.
Belfast councillor Chris McGimpsey, who has battled to help Mrs Wright, told us: "This is a victory for Eileen. All she has ever been interested in is what happened to her brother's inheritance.
"Perhaps now we will all finally find out."
More than eight years have passed since that article was published and I am still waiting for Northern Ireland's Official Solicitor to allow me to see my brother's accounts. WHY?????