Thousands Attend Vigil For O’Donnell Family Now Left With Only One Mansion


“What is wrong with this country when you can’t even owe a couple of hundred million euro without being harassed by the banks.” shouted a reveller attending a candlelight vigil in Dublin today in a show of solidarity with embattled solicitor Brian O’Donnell.

The family, who sought to be allowed to continue living in their €31mn palatial mansion, has lost their bid to remain in the property due to a measly seventy million euro debt they owe to the bank of Ireland.

So far this evening an estimated 40,000 people braved the elements and gathered at various locations across the country in silent protest against the unfair treatment of the O’Donnell family, who now have to face moving into their luxury eight bedroomed town house in London.

“The government might as well send them off to Iraq.” said one vigilant vigil goer. “How is Brian and his wife expected to live a normal life now? Where are they supposed to put all their priceless art pieces and sports cars now?”

Earlier today, Mr Justice Brian McGovern refused an injunction preventing Bank of Ireland seizing control of the hilltop mansion in Killiney.

Trespass proceedings have been lodged against Mr and Mrs O’Donnell, and the legal papers will be delivered to the property this afternoon.

However, local land league representatives, in no way affiliated with the O’Donnell family at’ll at’ll, have blocked the entrance gate to the home.

“We have left a red Volkswagen Bora there,” said a spokesperson for the hero group. “Let’s see them get past that.”

Since 1998, a legal loophole in Irish law forbids any member of the state forcefully removing Volkswagen Bora’s without the owner’s consent, and carries a life sentence in prison.