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brian o'donnell

No movement at Killiney mansion despite 4pm deadline

Receivers nailed a court order to the gates of his family home yesterday evening.

Updated 6pm

Court upholds mansion repossession A view of Gorse Hill, off Vico Road, in Killiney. Niall Carson / PA Niall Carson / PA / PA

THE 4PM DEADLINE has passed but it is understood Brian O’Donnell remains at his property in Killiney.

The solicitor had been given until 4pm today to leave his family’s home in Killiney after a court order was nailed to the gates of the mansion yesterday.

The High Court yesterday refused an attempt by the O’Donnell family to stop receivers repossessing their home. O’Donnell has been barricaded in the house since Monday.

Earlier today, reporters hoping to catch a glimpse of O’Donnell and his wife entered the grounds of the mansion, led by TV3′s Vincent Browne, and knocked on the door. No one answered.

The judge yesterday found the O’Donnell family do not have permission to be in the house but the solicitor’s son, Blake O’Donnell, told the court his father did not accept the court’s decision.

Receivers nailed the court order to the gates of the property and it was later removed by members of the Land League, who say they are assisting the family, and taken inside.

Court upholds mansion repossession Media surround a representative of the receivers as he nail a summons to the gates. PA Wire / Press Association Images PA Wire / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

Bank of Ireland is seeking repossession of the property on Vico Road in Killiney due to a debt reported to be over €71 million. Mr Justice McGovern yesterday gave the bank permission to serve papers for a trespass injunction on the couple and to fix them to the gate of the house if there is no response from the intercom, as there is no postbox.

He also ordered that copies of the papers be emailed to the family.

- With reporting by Rónán Duffy.

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