Friday 18 August 2017

Further legal woes for the power couple behind Lissadell House

ACC Bank has taken a case against the barristers seeking repayment of a loan, writes Philip Ryan

Lissadell House
Lissadell House
Philip Ryan

Philip Ryan

THE high-profile barristers locked in a courtroom battle with Sligo County Council over rights of way on the grounds of the historic Lissadell House are facing further legal woes due to a failed hotel investment.

Constance Cassidy and Eddie Walsh are anxiously awaiting the outcome of a Supreme Court appeal against a decision by High Court Judge Bryan McMahon that a number of roads through their country estate in Sligo should be recognised as public rights of way.

Losing the appeal could leave the law library power couple, who reportedly invested almost €12.5m into the former home of Countess Markievicz, facing massive legal costs in excess of €6m.

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