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    The owner of Lissadell Estate has claimed that Sligo County Council has jeopardised a €12m investment in the property.

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    Snore.

    Stinking rich barrister with 20 children buys enormous mansion, and has been complaining ever since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mccafferty cat View Post
    Snore.

    Stinking rich barrister with 20 children buys enormous mansion, and has been complaining ever since.
    Well, in fairness, they did buy it on the understanding and guarantee, from both the vendor and the council, that no right of way existed on the property. That appears to be now in doubt.

    By the way it should be "stinking rich barristers" as they both are that!

    He has a PI practice and she a very good licensing one.

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    Seems like the "stinking rich barristers" have turned the tables on Sligo County Council and the local people who wanted to walk here as they have for many years.

    It's a sorry state of affairs for maintaining public 'rights of way' in this country - what hopes are there for local campaigning groups when even the state itself cannot defend same?

    Time for some radical rethink on private property rights and the public good????

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    Supreme Court overturns Lissadell House ruling - RTÉ News

    The High Court case lasted 58 days and is estimated to have cost €6m.

    6 friggin million.
    I have no money, but I love my life.

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    These people have been vilified because they are rich, plain and simple. As has been stated here and I believe a matter of public record, the vendors and the county council assured the purchasers that no right of way existed. The purchasers know better than anyone how litigious Irish society is and they were simply trying to protect themselves from the vagaries of the Four Goldmines on the Quays in Dublin. Can you blame them?

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    This calls for a boycott.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Levellers View Post
    This calls for a boycott.
    A boycott of the right of way? If only someone thought about that at the start!

    I guess one has to say fair play to them for staying the course, they are now vindicated. Must have taken nerves given that no matter how well they do as Barristers (and she is pretty much the expert on licensing law) the costs in this one are enormous. The whole thing is a pity all round though.

    A FG led move which will no doubt cost us all an absolute fortune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Levellers View Post
    This calls for a boycott.
    Isn't that what they want? Your ilk trampling over their dandelions?

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    I have to say that I'm delighted with this outcome.
    The right to have and hold property is one of the cornerstones of freedom in this state.
    Compulsory purchase should only be used in the most extreme circumstances.
    Say what you like about these two rich barristers but by God they have balls [both of them] and put their money where their mouth is.
    If Sligo Co. Council were so anxious to preserve the estate as an amenity for the great unwashed, why didn't they buy it and renovate it themselves years ago?
    I somehow suspect that other axes are being ground here?

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