At least €70,000 has been spent preparing the property for sale

Gorse Hill, the controversial home at the centre of a long-running and bitter ownership battle between Brian and Dr Mary Pat O’Donnell and Bank of Ire(...)

Brian O Donnell , retired solicitor with his wife Mary Patricia O Donnell:  entitled to argue she has a right of residence at Gorse Hill in Killiney, Co Dublin, which the family was ordered to vacate, the Court of Appeal has ruled

Dr Mary Pat O’Donnell, wife of retired solicitor Brian O’Donnell, is entitled to argue she has a right of residence at Gorse Hill in Killiney, Co Dubl(...)

Mary Patricia O Donnell (right) is entitled to her right of residence in Gorse Hill, the Court of Appeal has ruled. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dr Mary Pat O’Donnell, wife of retired solicitor Brian O’Donnell, is entitled to argue she has a right of residence at Gorse Hill in Killiney, Co Dub(...)

Brian O’Donnell and  wife Mary Patricia: end of the line. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell and his wife Dr Mary Pat O’Donnell began investing in property in about 2000, assembling a massive portfolio of commercial a(...)

Brian O’Donnell and  wife Mary Patricia: dogged legal fight. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell and his wife Dr Mary Pat O’Donnell began investing in property in about 2000, assembling a massive portfolio of commercia(...)

Gorse Hill, Killiney, Co Dublin. The O’Donnell family have been ordered to vacate the house by noon on Wednesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Supreme Court has refused to grant leave of appeal by retired solicitor Brian O’Donnell in relation to an order to leave his former home at Gorse (...)

Legal eagle: Brian O’Donnell hopes the Supreme Court will grant an appeal to the ruling that he and his wife, Dr Mary Pat O’Donnell, must leave the Killiney mansion. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

What is Gorse Hill? It’s a €7 million, 9,000sq ft mansion in the well-to-do south Dublin suburb of Killiney. Sitting on 1.25 acres overlooking the Iri(...)

Blaise O’Donnell and Dr Mary Patricia O’Donnell at the Four Courts yesterday. Photograph: Collins

The wife and daughter of retired solicitor Brian O’Donnell displayed their anger towards a bank’s legal team during the hearing of a challenge to the (...)

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(...)