Belfast developer Paddy McKillen had sought full access to 12 documents he believed would show the Department of Finance  was lobbied by interests linked to Sir David Barclay and Sir Frederick Barclay concerning acquisition of Mr McKillen’s “fully-performing” loans as part of a hostile takeover strategy concerning the London-based Maybourne hotel group.

Property investor Paddy McKillen has failed in a High Court appeal over the release of documents which he claimed would show the Department of Finance(...)

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(...)

Paddy McKillen has been fighting for five years over the ownership of Claridge’s (above), The Berkeley and The Connaught hotels

Qatari investors allied to developer Paddy McKillen have bought out his rivals, the Barclay Brothers, for the ownership of three high-end London ho(...)

Taxman-turned-financier Derek Quinlan, who in 2004 built a consortium of (mostly) wealthy Irish individuals to buy four of London’s fanciest hotels. Photograph: Alan Weller/Bloomberg News.

A two-line statement issued yesterday brought to an end the toxic and multilayered row that has been encircling three of London’s most plush hotels si(...)

Peter Oborne, the Daily Telegraph’s chief political commentator, has resigned from the paper, accusing it of a “fraud on its readers” over its coverage of HSBC.

Peter Oborne, the Daily Telegraph’s chief political commentator, has resigned from the paper, accusing it of a “fraud on its readers” over its coverag(...)

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(...)

Derek Quinlan:  His biggest remaining debt relates to his shareholding in the Irish Glass Bottle site, which Nama is expected to sell next year as development land prices in Dublin rally. Photograph  Alan Weller/Bloomberg

Financier Derek Quinlan is close to completing the final disposal of his remaining assets in the National Asset Management Agency (Nama), a move th(...)

Developer Paddy McKillen: London hotel company Coroin made profit of £7.78 million last year. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Developer Paddy McKillen’s upscale London hotel company Coroin made profits of £7.78 million (€9.8 million) last year, according to accounts filed (...)

Belfast developer Paddy McKillen takes aim and fires at the people he apparently most loves to hate in a ‘Vanity Fair’ interview.

Anybody considering making an enemy of Paddy McKillen might like to take a look at the August edition of Vanity Fair before they press the red button.(...)