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Brian O'Donnell spent three minutes today trying to find out how much money he still owes

It comes after the O’Donnells lost their appeal to stay at Gorse Hill last week.

Image: Sasko Lazarov via Photocall Ireland

BRIAN O’DONNELL TURNED up at the office of the receiver appointed to Gorse Hill this afternoon, in a bid to find out how much money he and his wife owe.

However, the solicitor failed in his attempt to meet with Tom Kavanagh.

The O’Donnells allegedly owe €70 million to Bank of Ireland and Gorse Hill, worth €7 million, will be used to meet part of that debt.

O’Donnell went to the offices because he wants to know how much remains to be paid. He says he has received no information about the value or disposals of assets and who the purchasers were.

The solicitor went from telling the media he was ‘very hopeful’ on his way in – to saying he was ‘very disappointed’ in a matter of minutes.

O’Donnell spent about three minutes in the offices. He spoke to media outside the offices, saying:

“We asked to meet with Tom Kavanagh, he was unavailable so we asked to meet with Ken Fennell. He was unavailable also. We then asked to meet with Brendan Jennings the managing director of Deloitte and he was also unavailable.

We’ve been asking for four and a half years what has happened to our Irish portfolio of nine buildings. We have no answers and we came today politely to ask the question. No correspondence have been answered.

“We’ve asked the questions, no answers, we’ve come in person politely to ask, we can’t find out how much we owe Bank of Ireland Private Banking and that’s all I have to say.”

90372425 Source: Sasko Lazarov via Photocall Ireland

It comes after the O’Donnells lost their appeal to stay at Gorse Hill last week. They now have until tomorrow week to vacate the Killiney mansion.

Read: Battle for Gorse Hill: Brian O’Donnell has been ordered to leave the Killiney mansion>

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