In recent years, Gilroy has also campaigned on a variety of populist issues. He has spoken out against abortion, the EU and vaccinations and is an ardent supporter of failed presidential hopeful Gemma O’Doherty.
He has recently become involved in one of the Irish versions of Yellow Vest movement and was involved in protesting against the eviction of the McCann family in Strokestown, Roscommon last month.
The decision by Mr Justice Brian McGovern to imprison Ben Gilroy for contempt on Wednesday is the latest in a long list of clashes between the serial litigant and the High Court.
Gilroy, an anti-eviction activist, has been involved in at least 16 High Court actions, usually brought by or against banks, and has been found in contempt three times.
The most recent finding of contempt came in 2017 when a judge found Gilroy had insulted and threatened the court and its officers in a case involving AIB.
Gilroy had stated he felt “threatened by members of a