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Monday 28 July 2014

Jackie Lavin: 'I'll fight attempt to evict me from my home'

Majella O'Sullivan

Published 09/07/2014|15:15

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Jackie Lavin. Photo: Kip Carroll.
Jackie Lavin. Photo: Kip Carroll.

CELEBRITY businesswoman Jackie Lavin has vowed she will fight the latest attempt to evict her from her "Kerry home".

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Ms Lavin, who grew up in Ballyduff, Co Kerry, claims she is the beneficial owner of Killegy House in Killarney, the property built by her partner of 35 years Bill Cullen.

This week, a court told her she had 14 days to submit her statement of claim.

She told independent.ie: "It is my Kerry home and I'll be putting in my claim for it within the time frame."

Bill Cullen, Jackie Lavin
Bill Cullen, Jackie Lavin

Ms Lavin was not present at Tralee Circuit Civil Court when the matter came up for mention.

The receivers for Glencullen Property Ltd, Mr Cullen's former company, have begun legal proceedings to remove Ms Lavin from the property.

But Ms Lavin has taken her claim as the beneficial owner of the luxury home to the High Court.

Judge Carroll Moran ordered her to file a statement of claim, outlining her ownership of the property, within 14 days.

She claims she bought Killegy House in a private sale from Glencullen for €760,000 in 2011 and has vowed to fight against the repossession of her home within Killarney National Park, less than 5km from the Muckross Park Hotel, which is also now in receivership.

The matter has been adjourned until November with liberty to re-enter for the receivers if Ms Lavin does not submit her claim within the allotted time.

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