Dispute over home settled


A dispute between an 82-year-old widow and her son over a family home worth £300,000 was settled yesterday after the hearing opened at Cork Circuit Court.

Mrs Paula McCarthy (82) claimed that Ms Josephine Patricia McCarthy and Mr Chris McCarthy - her daughter-in-law and son - had wrongfully procured a half-share of the house at San Paulo, Orchard Road, Cork, which is now valued at around £300,000.

Mrs McCarthy is living with her daughter at Carrigdubh, Firgrove Drive, Bishopstown.

Mr McCarthy and his wife denied all allegations made by Mrs McCarthy.

The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.