Last stand at Gorse Hill

Brian and Mary Patricia O’Donnell are due to emerge from their three-year bankruptcy - but their battles with the banks are far from over

3rd July, 2016
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The mansion on Gorse hill The ODonnells were evicted from their family home Picture: Collins

Built to keep prying eyes at bay, the electric gates of the seaside mansion slid open. Journalists had been hanging around outside all morning. Now something was finally happening – TV3’s Vincent Browne was going in. The veteran journalist, clearly enjoying himself, confronted Jerry Beades and another member of the self styled “New Land League” as they tried to stop him entering the premises.

Mocking the reporters and cameramen who initially...

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