Sister to leave house after sibling legal battle
A WOMAN will have to find a new place to live as part of the settlement of a High Court case she took against her brother claiming he promised her she could live in the family home for the rest of her life.
Maura Kelly (56), an unemployed catering assistant, brought the action against her only sibling, Christopher Kelly, over the house on Ratoath Road, Cabra west, Dublin, claiming he promised her she could live there for the rest of her life following their mother's death in 2005.
Christopher (55), a printer and married father of four of Talbot Court, Castleknock, Dublin, denied he made such a promise.
It was claimed her late mother, also Maura, changed her will in the early 1990s over a relationship her daughter was having at that time with a separated man. Ms Kelly said she was told by her mother she could always live there but not with her then-partner because he was separated.
Following talks suggested by Mister Justice Roderick Murphy during the afternoon, counsel for Ms Kelly said the parties had heeded the judge's words and the matter had been resolved. Details of the settlement were not revealed in court, but it is understood that Ms Kelly has been given a number of months to find alternative accommodation.