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Brothers at war - how the spectacular bust-up between 'Siamese twins' of Irish building industry ended up in High Court

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High profile siblings: Developers Hugh and Greg Kavanagh. Photo: Gerry Mooney

High profile siblings: Developers Hugh and Greg Kavanagh. Photo: Gerry Mooney

High profile siblings: Developers Hugh and Greg Kavanagh. Photo: Gerry Mooney

They were described by one investor as "being like Siamese twins", but this week it emerged businessmen Greg and Hugh Kavanagh were after having a very serious falling out.

The bust-up between the two is said to have not only been physical, but also involved the alleged unlawful removal of Hugh (40) as a director of companies they are involved in.

What was a very close personal relationship had deteriorated spectacularly, the High Court heard.