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CAB target Local anger as rubbish surrounds 'Fat' Andy Connors widow's unofficial 'holiday' site


Ann Connors has built a 'holiday' site at her home in Saggart

Ann Connors has built a 'holiday' site at her home in Saggart


Ann Connors has built a 'holiday' site at her home in Saggart

Residents in Saggart are bracing themselves for an influx of holidaymakers to a makeshift halting site which is being run on lands around the home of the widow of murder victim ‘Fat’ Andy Connors.

Up to 20 caravans are currently situated around The Ranch but locals say they believe that there will be a huge increase over the summer months as people return home.

Ann Connors has a €2.5 million tax bill against her and CAB have judgement mortgages on several properties including the site and large bungalow where he was shot dead in 2014.

But she has been developing her own un-official halting site around her property and locals say that rubbish is pouring into private estates along with faeces and toilet paper which scatter the perimeter of the site.

Despite on going complaints made to South Dublin County Council little has been done to stop Connors advertising her very own holiday village where accommodation is for rent for €1,500 a month.


Ann Connors, wife of "Fat "Andy Connors.

Ann Connors, wife of "Fat "Andy Connors.

Ann Connors, wife of "Fat "Andy Connors.

One local said: “There have been on going issues here.


"In the last few months five different families have moved in and out and we are very concerned now with the summer months approaching that there will be an influx of people to stay on the site which clearly doesn’t have the proper sanitary or rubbish facilities.”

Connors has also pushed in to a neighbouring site at Boherboy which is registered as owned by a Mansfield run company.

But she has concreted a large area of the site and has recently opened an entrance onto the main road.

Our pictures show the extraordinary birds eye view of the lands which look all the world like an official council run halting site.

Neighbours in the Saggart area which includes the plush Coldwater Lakes estate, home to multi millionaire visionary Christina Gallagher and businessman Tony Mansfield, have looked on in shock as Connors has turned her lands into the massive traveller compound complete with caravan bays.

She has blatantly advertised rentals on the sites for €1,500 a month and offers yards to rent ‘including toilets’.

Horses, many injured and dying, have also been discovered on adjacent lands and had to be removed by animal welfare officers.

In the run up to his murder, Sunday World understands that ‘Fat’ Andy was putting pressure on Jim Mansfield Snr’s former estate claiming he was owed money which he had invested into dodgy dealings carried out by the late millionaire.


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‘Fat’ Andy was part of a large burglary gang that terrorised the country for years robbing elderly people in their homes and often using horrendous violence against them.

For nearly two decades the CAB have tried to target the Connors but still there has been no conclusion to the most recent tax case taken against the widow Ann.

Judgement mortgages have been registered against nine properties linked to the widow including farmland.

Sources say that CAB made a mistake when they took a tax case against Connors and not a Proceeds of Crime one which are easier to conclude.

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