Sunday 20 January 2019

In brief: Lissadell family renews battle

THE owners of Lissadell House in Sligo will seek an early hearing of an appeal against last month's High Court rejection of their claim there were no rights-of-way on the historic estate, a judge heard yesterday.

Costs of the case, estimated at around €6m, were yesterday awarded to Sligo County Council against the owners, barristers Constance Cassidy and Edward Walsh.

But Mr Justice Bryan McMahon put a stay on his costs order on the basis the couple's lawyers will seek an expedited hearing of the appeal to the Supreme Court.

The couple had claimed four routes through the estate were not subject to any public rights of way. The council counter-claimed and won.

Paternity suit hits Oscar star

An Australian woman claims Oscar-winning film-maker Steven Soderbergh fathered her baby daughter and is suing for child support.

Frances Lawrencina Anderson's paternity suit says the Traffic and Ocean's Eleven director helped pay medical expenses during her pregnancy and a DNA test showed he was the father of the girl she had in August.

Mr Soderbergh's lawyer declined to comment and his manager did not immediately return a telephone call.

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