Solicitor Brian O’Donnell leaving the Four Courts this week. Photograph: Collins Courts

A judge’s view that solicitor Brian O’Donnell moved to England to secure a “benign bankruptcy” and avoid his creditors is “entirely  irrelevant” to wh(...)

Blake O Donnell, Son of solicitor Brian O’Donnell pictured at the High Court.

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell and his son Blake have objected to two different Commercial Court judges hearing an application in proceedings by Bank of Ir(...)

Brian O’Donnell, his wife Mary Patricia and two adult sons Blake (pictured) and Bruce have two weeks to lodge their defence to Bank of Ireland’s action alleging fraud against them over allegedly conspiring to put in place a “blatant” scheme to put a property asset in London beyond its reach. Photograph: Collins Courts

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell, his wife Mary Patricia and two adult sons Blake and Bruce have two weeks to lodge their defence to Bank of Ireland’s action(...)

BrÍd NÍ Greofa (88) voting in Inis Oírr national school with Pádraic Ó Conghaile, presiding officer, and Pádraig Ó Donncha, poll clerk, in attendance. Photograph: Eamon Ward

When Tomás Conneely pulled up his tractor at Inis Oírr’s polling station yesterday afternoon, turnout for the European and local elections was about 1(...)

Gorse Hill, Killiney: a hearing of Bank of Ireland’s claim for damages against the children, based on a calculation of loss of rental income, also remains on hold. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment on an appeal by the four adult children of solicitor Brian O’Donnell aimed at preventing Bank of Ireland ge(...)

 Gorse Hill, Killiney: owned by a company, Vico Ltd, which in turn was wholly owned by a trust set up for the benefit of the couple’s four children.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

Bank of Ireland has denied claims it “turned a blind eye” when solicitor Brian O’Donnell provided the family’s luxury home in Co Dublin as security fo(...)

Blaise and Blake O’Donnell, children of solicitor Brian O Donnell, leaving the Four Courts yesterday after a Supreme Court appeal. Photograph: Collins Courts

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell misrepresented that he owned the family’s luxury home in Killiney in order to get credit from Bank of Ireland, when the real(...)

Brian and Mary Patricia O’Donnell. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

The four adult children of solicitor Brian O’Donnell have asked the SupremeCourt to quash an order permitting Bank of Ireland to get possession of the(...)

Alan Dukes, former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank:  “Borrowers or investors on any such list were treated in the same way as any other bank customer.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Alan Dukes, former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank, has said the bank never gave preferential treatment to any politically exposed bank borrower. “Borrow(...)

Barrister Rossa Fanning, for Tom Kavanagh, the receiver appointed by Bank of Ireland to the south Dublin family home of solicitor Brian O’Donnell, said a hearing to assess damages for lost rental income from the property would not proceed on November 5th, as had been scheduled, but would be deferred. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A claim by a bank-appointed receiver for more than €180,000 damages for lost rental income from the luxury south Dublin family home of solicitor Brian(...)