Vico Road finally falls silent after a day of farce, stand-offs and climb-downs
Published 30/04/2015 | 02:30
Vico Road fell quiet last night as hours after the O'Donnells left for the last time the media followed suit.
It followed a day of farce, stand-offs, climb-downs and eventually the end of the long-running saga.
While Brian O'Donnell was at the Bank of Ireland AGM, it was left to the New Land League to greet the receivers.
Jerry Beades pinned a notice to the gates declaring that the house was owned by O'Donnell's four adult children under the guise of a company called Vico Ltd.
The notice was addressed to Bank of Ireland and receiver Tom Kavanagh, and said that Vico did "not consent to your clients accessing the property and taking possession".
"The company objects to the appointment of Tom Kavanagh as receiver on the basis that the legal documentation he relies on is void and unenforceable."
Mr Beades announced that the locks on the property had been changed by Vico but that nobody would be preventing the receiver from going into the house.
However, when the receiver Tom Kavanagh arrived and went to give Mr Beades a copy of the court order, Mr Beades didn't appear too eager to accept it.
He tried to place the documents under Mr Beade's arm but the Land League man was having none of it.
"Hold on, hold on. I never said I wasn't giving you possession, I'm asking you...," said Mr Beades.
Mr Kavanagh's patience had run out in less than the one minute since he had arrived. But then Mr Beades agreed to open the gates and just like that it was over. Or maybe not.
He later issued a statement which read: "Vico Ltd will issue proceedings against Tom Kavanagh in the coming days for his trespass on the premises it owns."