Console founder Paul Kelly in court over claims on a savings account

A High Court judge refused to lift a freezing order last week

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Console founder Paul Kelly at a Dublin conference in 2011 | Image: RollingNews.ie

Console founder Paul Kelly and his wife Patricia will today be given an opportunity to prove that funds in their savings account belongs to them.

Last week, a High Court judge refused to lift a freezing order unless they were able to show the money didn't come from the charity.

The account in question has just under €7,000 in it and the Kelly's want to access it to pay their legal fees.

Last week, Mr Justice Paul Gilligan lifted a freezing order on an overdrawn account to allow them lodge social welfare payments.

But he refused to remove the order over their savings account without proof that the money within belonged to them, and not the charity.

The case was put back until today to give them time to submit a sworn affidavit outlining where the money came from.

The court heard they are now struggling financially and have weekly living costs of just under €400, excluding mortgage payments.

Various injunctions remain in place against their son Tim, who is expected to make some sort of application today.

Injunctions against Paul Kelly's sister Joan McKenna were relaxed to allow for further inquiries to take place into her claim that she was never a director of Console.