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High Court case relating to solicitor Brian O’Donnell family’s luxury Killiney home adjourned until tomorrow

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
A member of the Land League at the house today
A member of the Land League at the house today

The High Court case relating to solicitor Brian O’Donnell family’s luxury Killiney home has been adjourned unit tomorrow.

Mr O’Donnell remained in the home today while his adult children petitioned the High Court for a last minute reprieve of a repossession order granted to the Bank of Ireland, last month.

Mr O’Donnell was supported by members of the Land League, a campaign group set up to oppose repossessions.

According to irishtimes.com members of the group blocked the entrance to Gorse Hill on Vico Road, Killiney, the up-market residence on a spectacular site over looking Dublin Bay close to the house owned by pop singer Bono.

As a last-minute appeal got under way John Martin of the Land League group, who used his car to block the entrance to the O’Donnell house, said he was in contact by phone with Mr O’Donnell inside the house.

He said Mr O’Donnell was not breaking any court orders by remaining in the house as he had not been named in the order to vacate the property. That order was made against the O’Donnell adult children who Mr Martin said were the beneficial owners of the house. The Land League said it had been invited by Mr

O’Donnell to come and place vehicles in the gateway on the day the court order for repossession was due to take effect.

Spokesman Jerry Beades said Mr O’Donnell would contend he had been “beaten up” by the Bank which had “treated him disgracefully”.