Now, I’m on the record as saying that I have a serious thing for Miriam. I’m standing there, grinning at her like a lovesick dope, to the point where I think nothing of it when someone clips something to the belt of my chinos and asks me to run a microphone wire up the back of my shirt.

‘The bloody nerve of these people,” the old man goes, pacing the floor of the RTÉ green room. “They can’t call themselves New Republic, because we’(...)

A furniture removal team was seen removing furniture and other items from the O’Donnells former property, Gorse Hill, on Vico Road in Killiney on Thursday night. Photograph: Justin Farrelly Photos. 1:15

A three-judge Court of Appeal has granted a six-day stay to solicitor Brian O’Donnell on a High Court order requiring him and his wife to vacate a man(...)

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell with his wife Mary Patricia O’Donnell. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Brian and Mary Patricia O’Donnell were, by any measure, among the most low-profile of the property developing set that invested heavily in bricks and (...)

A trespass notice being served on the home of the O’Donnell family in Killiney on Tuesday evening. Photograph: Aidan Crawley 1:01

The High Court has dismissed an application for an injunction by the O’Donnell family to halt the repossession of their home in Killiney. The receiver(...)

The  O’Donnell family home at Gorse Hill,   Killiney. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 1:45

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell remains in his family’s luxury Killiney home after his adult children petitioned the High Court for a last minute reprieve o(...)

When Brian and Mary Pat O’Donnell sought bankruptcy in London in 2012 it was reported that Gorse Hill, above,  was valued at €30 million at the height of the boom, but the O’Donnells said in their statement of affairs it was now worth €6 million to €7million. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gorse Hill sits on 1.25 acres of land on Vico Road in Killiney, one of the most expensive roads in Dublin on account of its striking sea views. Many o(...)

‘Sorcha looks at me, her mouth gaping like a goldfish. I think she’s expecting me to say something in her defence.’ Illustration: Alan Clarke

T he old man is at the door at ridiculous o’clock in the morning with a face like a double bass. He’s there, “I came as soon as I read it,” and I pres(...)

Illustration: Alan Clarke

Honor asks what the fock we’re doing here. There’s literally no Christmas cheer in the girl, even though it’s only however many days to go until th(...)

Gorse Hill, Vico Road, Killiney: residence of some of  lawyer Brian O’Donnell’s children

A bank-appointed receiver wants the adult children of solicitor Brian O’Donnell out of their Co Dublin luxury home by February 1st following a Supreme(...)

Last time Strathmore came on the market for sale it caused quite the international incident. At the time the stately Victorian home on nine acres o(...)