Belfast investor Paddy McKillen: He contends communications fully or partly disclosed by the department to date suggest it was being “inappropriately” lobbied by interests linked to the UK billionaire Barclay brothers concerning acquisition of his “fully-performing” loans as part of a hostile takeover. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A judge will rule later on an application by property investor Paddy McKillen aimed at securing full access to 12 documents he believes will show th(...)

Property investor Paddy McKillen wants full access to 12 documents which he believes will show the Department of Finance engaged in “inappropriate” contacts with representatives of the billionaire Barclay brothers about his loans with State-owned IBRC and Nama, the High Court has heard. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire.

Property investor Paddy McKillen wants full access to 12 documents which he believes will show the Department of Finance engaged in “inappropriate” co(...)

Derek Quinlan, for chairman of Quinlan Private outside Claridges in London in 2006. Photographer Alan Weller/Bloomberg

Derek Quinlan, one of Ireland’s most prolific property financiers in the boom years, was appearing before the banking inquiry on Thursday. Mr Quinlan,(...)

Paddy McKillen is a shareholder in the group which includes Claridge’s, the Connaught and the Berkley in London. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Police in Dubai have recently launched an investigation concerning the Maybourne Hotel group after receiving a complaint alleging that confidential f(...)

Belfast developer Paddy McKillen: Victory in the Irish case would present grounds for claiming mistrial in the British case. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Property developer Paddy McKillen has succeeded in joining members of the Barclay family and related parties to a High Court case that he is taking ag(...)

Belfast developer Paddy McKillen

Millions have been spent; thousands upon thousands of hours of lawyers’ time have been clocked up, and, yet, the confrontation between Paddy Mc(...)

Paddy McKillen’s lawyers must get discovery of certain communications between David and Frederick Barclay and some of their companies with the Department of Finance, IBRC and the National Asset Management Agency. Photograph: PA

The High Court has ordered the billionaire Barclay brothers to provide a limited disclosure of documents to property investor Paddy McKillen in(...)

Paddy McKillen has previously told the court he had been a customer of IBRC for more than 20 years and has numerous performing loans. Photograph: PA

Property investor Paddy McKillen needs to get documents held by the billionaire Barclay brothers for his legal action against Irish Bank Resolution Co(...)

Patrick McKillen is seeking to prevent his Maybourne loans from being sold to the Barclay brothers

Paddy McKillen yesterday launched a legal bid aimed at preventing the British billionaire Barclay twins, with whom he is in dispute over control of th(...)