Thursday 24 May 2018

O'Donnell children appeal fast-tracking of BoI case

Tim Healy

THE adult children of solicitor Brian O'Donnell have launched an appeal after a judge allowed for Bank of Ireland's case against the family to be fast-tracked.

The bank is trying to enforce a €75m judgment against Mr O'Donnell and his wife, Mary Pat.

Earlier this week Bank of Ireland got permission to take the case more speedily through the High Court's big business division, the Commercial Court.

But yesterday the couple's children Blake, Bruce, Blaise and Alexandra O'Donnell launched an appeal to the Supreme Court to block the fast-tracking process.

Mr Justice Peter Kelly refused to stop the case proceeding until after this Supreme Court appeal takes place.

He said that this would have the effect of stalling the case for some considerable time.

Earlier, the court heard that the children and their parents would promise not to dissipate the contents of Gorse Hill or of a second luxury property at Barton Street, London, where Mr O'Donnell and his wife are living.

Irish Independent

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