Tuesday 16 January 2018

Solicitor O'Donnell fails in bid to meet with Gorse Hill receiver

Shane O'Riordan

Solicitor Brian O'Donnell has failed in an attempt to meet with the receiver who wants to sell the Gorse Hill property in Killiney, Dublin, where he and his wife are living.

The receiver, Tom Kavanagh, wishes to sell the house, which is valued at €7m, to meet part of a €71.5m debt owed by the O'Donnells for various unpaid property loans.

Mr O'Donnell, along with his son Blake and spokesperson Ben Gilroy, arrived at the offices of Deloitte on Earlsfort Terrace in Dublin around midday yesterday but left shortly afterwards. They had only been in the building for three minutes.

Mr O'Donnell said: "We asked to meet with Tom Kavanagh; he was unavailable so we asked to meet with his partner Ken Fennell. He was unavailable also.

"We then asked to meet with Brendan Jennings, managing partner of Deloitte, and he was also unavailable.

"Mr Kavanagh has William Day of Arthur Cox representing him ... We can't find out how much we owe Bank of Ireland private banking."

Picture posed
Picture posed

Mr O'Donnell declined to make any further comment.

Jerry Beades, representative for the New Land League, was outside the Earlsfort Terrace offices. He said: "Brian O'Donnell has, on several occasions in the recent past, and in various High Court appearances, stated that his receiver, Tom Kavanagh, has failed to provide any information regarding the value or disposals of assets and who the purchasers were and how much remains owing to Bank of Ireland Private Banking."

Mr Kavanagh, Mr Fennell and Mr Jennings were unavailable for comment.

Irish Independent

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