first_imgCostly: The barn which Dan Gildea claimed – but Mrs Kelly was left by her uncle. She now owns the propertyTWO brothers and their mother who tried to sue a woman for her land in Co Donegal are facing a massive €100,000 legal bill.That was the estimated costs to the Gildea family after six days of hearings at Letterkenny Circuit Civil Court. Nora Kelly, from Correnagh, 2kms from Lurgybrack outside Letterkenny, won her landmark legal case yesterday.She had been left 20 acres of land by her late uncle William John Kennedy when he died in 2007.Brother Christopher Gildea’s bid to get his hands on the land failed. His mother Nora Gildea’s bid for seven acres of the land failed. And Dan Gildea’s attempt to secure the rights to this barn pictured also failed.With Mrs Gildea and her sons forced to pay their own legal costs – plus Dan and Chris having to pay half of their sister Nora Kelly’s costs, it’s understood the eventual total cost to the Gildea family will run close to €100,000.There were three barristers and three solicitor’s firms involved in representing the various parties.Peter Nolan, barrister for Mrs Kelly, had attempted to get the Gildeas to pay all the legal costs associated with the case.But Marshall McCloughan, solicitor for Mrs Nora Gildea, successfully argued that each side should pay their own costs in the dispute between mother and daughter.However judge Mary Faherty ordered that Christopher and Dan Gildea should pay half of their sister Nora Kelly’s costs.She had ruled that Christopher’s claims to the lands ‘bordered on audacious’.In his evidence Dan Gildea, who is unemployed, had claimed to be running a car breaker’s business from the shed.However Judge Faherty said she could find no independent evidence of this; and referred to evidence presented by Mr Nolan which showed that several cars which Dan Gildea claimed had been on the property for many years had only been bought after the death of Mr Kennedy.REVEALED: €100,000 COST OF BITTER CO DONEGAL FARM DISPUTE was last modified: June 15th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:000 COST OF BITTER CO DONEGAL FARM DISPUTEREVEALED: €100last_img read more

Singapore – Reported by Elite Traveler the Privat

first_imgSingapore – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineMandarin Oriental, Singapore is pleased to unveil its new swimming pool and deck area, that has been tastefully re-designed by renowned hospitality interior design firm Buz Design and St Legere Design International of Hong Kong. Located on the 5th floor of the hotel, the area has been fashionably transformed to offer guests a sophisticated and luxurious respite from the city.The revamped pool area is surrounded by lush tropical landscape and has been cleverly raised to different levels to emphasize the spectacular views of Singapore’s city skyline. Lining the upper deck of the swimming pool are five well-appointed, Oriental-inspired private cabanas. Each one is equipped with controlled dimmer lighting, a ceiling fan, iPod dock, Wi-Fi connectivity and an on-call button for food and beverage service.The 82-foot swimming pool with beautiful Italian glass mosaic designs in shades of calming lilac, blue and purple, is suitable for lap swimming and relaxation, and is further enhanced at night with glittering fiber optic lighting. The underwater benches, hand-sculpted sandstone water features and a contemporary wet deck, allows guests to lounge in the sun whilst still being immersed in the coolness of the water.Designer Frank Gehry’s stunning lounge furniture makes an additional bold and contemporary statement.Younger fans of the hotel can enjoy a purpose-built children’s pool with bubble jet water features, which is surrounded by family cabanas and shielded from the main pool to provide more privacy for families.The new pool area has also benefited both dining and event facilities, which have been greatly enhanced during the refurbishment. A new casual lounge overlooking the city’s most famous landmarks offers breathtaking vistas and sunsets. The relaxed ambience is perfect for enjoying the natural breeze together with signature cocktails and Italian tapas.A new and sizable lounge cabana has been added providing a further option for relaxation amid comfortable sofas, armchairs and gently whirling ceiling fans. In the evening, this setting becomes an ideal venue for intimate events and private dinners. When a larger event space is required, the Harbour Terrace is a perfect choice. This substantial and flexible space is unique in Singapore, boasting a prime location overlooking the harbor front. With its built-in stage, this impressive venue is ideal for outdoor events at a maximum capacity of 30 tables for sit-down dinners and cocktail receptions for 400 people.The hotel’s Dolce Vita restaurant located next to the pool now offers enhanced alfresco dining and similarly emphasizes spectacular new views. With accolades for its superb Italian cuisine by Michelin-starred Chef Marco Pedrelli, the restaurant has a popular following and is particularly renowned for its unique à la carte champagne brunches on Saturdays and Sundays.www.mandarinoriental.comlast_img read more