Lissadell House: council faces major legal bill after losing case on rights of way

If Sligo County Council was a property developer, it would almost certainly be in Nama now. The council has accumulated a staggering deb(...)

O’Connell Street in Sligo is set to be reordered in an attempt to afford more space to pedestrians. Photograph: James Connolly

Sligo rightly sees itself as the “capital of the northwest”, easily outpacing Enniskillen. With a royal charter granted in 1613, it defines its(...)

Fionnuala Kenny, wife of Taoiseach Enda Kenny, at the funeral of former TD Ted Nealon at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Sligo, yesterday. Photograph: James Connolly

Ted Nealon’s accomplishments in politics and journalism were celebrated at his funeral Mass in Sligo yesterday, but it was “his graceful, gentle ways”(...)

In November 2013, the owners of Sligo’s Lissadell House secured a Supreme Court ruling that there are no public rights of way across most of four routes through the estate. The issue of costs has not been finalised by the courts. Photograph supplied by Lissadell House

The legal costs of the Lissadell right of way court battle was described as “the elephant in the room” yesterday, as members of Sligo County Council d(...)

On  the Clare coast  waves tore pavements apart and hammered the Lahinch promenade. Photograph: Press 22

As the country recovers from the recent storms that battered the entire island, local authorities are facing tens of millions in clean-up and repai(...)

A Co Sligo stretch of the main Dublin-Sligo road which is often described as the most dangerous section of roadway in the country on account of 30 dea(...)

Lissadell House: A local action group had no success in persuading the State to buy the house. Photograph: Alan Betson

Lissadell had been the home of the Gore-Booth family from the 16th century. It is on the coast overlooking the sea between Sligo town and Raghley Head(...)

Joe Murphy left, Sligo County Council, and solicitor Dermot Hewson speaking to reporters outside the Supreme Court  yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The owners of Lissadell estate have been urged to reopen the historic property to the public following yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling in their favou(...)

Members of the Cassidy family; (from left),  Eddie, John, Constance, Eleanor, Jane, Harry and Kate, after their Supreme Court win this morning.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The owners of Sligo’s Lissadell House have secured a Supreme Court ruling that there are no public rights of way across most of four routes through th(...)

The ancestral home of the Gore-Booths, Lissadell,  in Co Sligo, made famous by W
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B Yeats, has been the subject of a dispute between its owners and Sligo County Council over right-of-way access.

One of the longest and most expensive property disputes in the history of the State will end today, with the Supreme Court expected to issue judgment (...)

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