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Saturday 3 December 2016

Gorse Hill: Brian O'Donnell tosses keys back at Bank Of Ireland CEO at AGM

Brian O'Donnell at the Bank of Ireland AGM today
Brian O'Donnell at the Bank of Ireland AGM today

Brian O'Donnell physically tossed the keys of Gorse Hill at Bank of Ireland CEO Richie Boucher at the Bank's AGM today.

They had been put on a specially printed keyring stating: "The Bloody Keys."

The controversial solicitor and his son, Blake took seats in the front row of the meeting at UCD's O'Reilly Hall, which was attended by roughly 350 shareholders.

In his opening address, Bank Chairman Archie Kane said: "We should never forget the help we got from the Irish taxpayers."

On arrival, Mr O'Donnell told reporters that he was disappointed by the Supreme Court decision yesterday not to allow them to appeal the decision of the Court of Appeal. He said he understood that this was because of "new rules."

He said it was the first time the court had sat in a closed room.

Mr O'Donnell said that they had been to court 82 times and had lost 82 times. "Statistically that's impossible," he said.

He added that they would be taking their case to Europe and hoped to be back at Gorse Hill "someday."

Asked what he would be saying at the AGM, Mr O'Donnell said he would be raising concerns at how the bank is run and the profits it had declared.

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