Tuesday 6 December 2016

Don't expect this to be a final chapter in saga with the Barclay brothers

Published 06/03/2014 | 02:30

The Connaught Hotel in London
The Connaught Hotel in London

TWO years ago, the only picture most newspapers had of Paddy McKillen was a 1989 photo of the young developer dressed in a tuxedo.

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Finding photos of the once reclusive Mr McKillen these days is no problem as he has been forced out of the shadows thanks to a seemingly endless series of court appearances in Dublin and London.

Mr McKillen says he has spent around €20m on legal fees already but both he and his arch nemeses, the Barclay brothers, appear to have endless funds when it comes to legal actions. So it is likely that yesterday's news is not the final chapter. What happens next is difficult to predict, but Mr McKillen made it clear to this newspaper yesterday that he plans to prevent the Barclay Brothers from proceeding with any hostile takeover of the hotels that the three men own together.

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