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The Court of Appeal granted a six-day reprieve to solicitor Brian O’Donnell on a High Court order requiring him and his wife to vacate a mansion in th(...)

Brian O’Donnell arriving at the Four Courts yesterday for a High Court decision regarding trespass at the disputed property, Gorse Hill, in Killiney, Co Dublin. Photograph: Courtpix

The day began badly for Brian O’Donnell.He arrived at the Four Courts on a slate-grey, rain-sodden morning.Inside Court No 1 of the High Court, the so(...)

Brian O’Donnell asked the  appeals court if he and his wife, Mary Patricia, should “continue to pack up” their belongings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times 1:19

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell will learn this morning whether he can appeal a High Court order requiring him and his wife to vacate a mansion in the Dubli(...)

The gathered media snap pictures of solicitor Brian O’Donnell as he returns to his home at Gorse Hill last week. Photograph: Collins Dublin

It was a wet and miserable day on Killiney Hill – conditions which brought at least a few of the media contingent camped outside Gorse Hill to express(...)

A view of Gorse Hill, off Vico Road, in Killiney, Co Dublin.   Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There appears to be a playbook for the formerly super-rich who have hit debt troubles as a result of the economic crash. It involves international (...)

Jerry Beades, founder of the New Land League, at the O’Donnell’s Killiney home. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

At one of Dublin’s most expensive addresses, a mansion with a swimming pool, tennis court and stone lions overlooking Killiney Bay, a motley group of (...)

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell returning to the house in Killiney after a High Court Hearing into an application for a trespass order was adjourned. John Martin from the New Land League (right) opened the gates. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Nothing about Brian O’Donnell’s confident demeanour suggested he was the common-or-garden subject of a trespass order. He took his seat in the barrist(...)

Broadcaster Vincent Browne (right) and other members of the media entered  the grounds of Gorse Hill on Wednesday. Photograph: Tim O’Brien 0:45

A reported 4pm deadline for Brian and Mary O’Donnell to leave their home on Vico Road in Killiney has passed without incident. As the deadline approac(...)

Representatives of the bank receiver posting documents on the order of the court on the gate of  the O’Donnell family home, Gorse Hill. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 1:01

Blake O’Donnell cut a lonely figure, sitting alone on the plaintiff’s side of the senior counsels’ bench, with just a jotter for company and three Lev(...)

Representatives of the bank receiver posting documents on the order of the court on the gate of  the O’Donnell family home, Gorse Hill. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 1:01

Notices warning property developer Brian O’Donnell and his wife Mary Patricia not to interfere with a receiver’s attempts to take possession of the(...)