Gorse Hill, Vico Road, Killiney, Co Dublin
In the matter of Gorse Hill
Brian O’Donnell this afternoon outlined to the court why he wanted to cross-examine a representative of Bank of Ireland and the receiver. He said facts had been put to the court that are not agreed.
Mr O’Donnell also argued that Bank of Ireland cannot legally take trespass proceedings as it does not have legal possession of the property.
Justice [Brian] McGovern said he will reserve judgment on the request to cross-examine.
Reading from his affidavit, Mr O’Donnell told the court he and his wife have a right of residence in Gorse Hill since October 2000 when it was given to them by Vico Limited that owns the property.
He said senior Bank of Ireland officials knew this.
Mr O’Donnell also alleged documents issued by Bank of Ireland were not properly sealed and witnessed, making them invalid.
He said the bank has got many assets from them already including properties in Oughterard in Galway, two buildings and a car park in Merrion Square and property in London.
The bank has refused to say how much all this was worth, he said, so Mr O’Donnell does not actually know how much he owes the bank.
He also said he and his wife paid back €700m to banks around the world. The only bank they have difficulty with is Bank of Ireland, he said, and for these and other reasons the court should refuse an injunction against Mr O’Donnell and his wife…
Justice McGovern will reserve judgment “until an unspecified time and date”.
Earlier: Meanwhile, In Killiney
Brian O’Donnell arriving back at Gorse Hill this evening.
Latest images of the O’Donnell Husky/Malmute.
Did he just stick his tongue out?
(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)