Baron loses court bid on paintings

A High Court judge has refused to grant the 18th Baron of Inchiquin, Conor O’Brien, a mandatory order for the recovery of his 37 ancestral portraits which hang in Dromoland Castle Hotel.

While also declining to grant Lord Inchiquin an injunction restraining their reproduction pending the hearing of a full trial later, Mr Justice Daniel O’Keeffe said today he felt the status quo should remain as the hotel company could face damages if it was later found the paintings had been unlawfully copied.

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