Category Archives: Wills and Probate

Renowned musician Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin dies aged 67

Renowned musician, composer and academic, Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, has died aged 67. In a statement, the university said: "[Mícheál] Ó Súilleabháin left a rich legacy through his own music, as well as the academy he founded which attracted students from over 50 countries." He was celebrated for his fusion of Irish traditional and classical music, in particular for his unique style of piano playing. He is survived by his wife Professor Helen Phelan and their son Luke; sons Eoin and Mícheál (Moley), their mother Dr Nóirín Ní Rian, and his brother John. Everyone should prepare a will to avoid unnecessary stress for loved ones. Visit our helpful Wills and Probate page here. Source: RTE...
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Laois woman leaves €30m to five charities in her will

The Irish Kidney Association has said it used some of the €6m bequeathed to it by a Co Laois woman to buy a house in Co Cork. Elizabeth O'Kelly, 92, from Stradbally, donated €30m to five charities in a massive windfall for the sector. Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, IKA Chief Executive Mark Murphy said the house, which backs onto the campus of Cork University Hospital, will be converted into a support centre for patients who do not need to be in hospital. The Irish Kidney Association is also negotiating with the Health Service Executive to see if a dialysis unit in Tramore can be completed. Mr Murphy said the association has also donated money to renal medical research and "given them promises for the next five years." He added that "there's a long way to go, it's a lot of...
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Farmer’s will worth €12.5 million recently lodged

A farmer’s will worth more than €12.5 million was recently lodged in the Probate Office in Dublin. Arthur Coldrick, a retired farmer of Athlumney, Navan, Co. Meath, who died on February 25, 2017, has left €12,550,737 in his will. Trevor FitzHerbert, Rockfield House, Rockfield, Kells, Co. Meath, and formerly of Blackcastle, Navan, Co. Meath, died on August 27, 2017, leaving €7,374,337 in his will. Walter Hemeryck, Coolquay, The Ward, Co. Dublin who died on July 3, 2017, has left €3,667,059. Sheila Boake, Rutland, Carlow, Co. Carlow, who died on August 8, 2017, left €2,845,078. John Lyne, Faughcullia, Muckross, Killarney, Co. Kerry, died on June 29, 2017, leaving €2,783,756 in his will. Hugh O’Keeffe, Kemmin’s Mill, Kilcock, Co. Meath, died on February 21, 2017, and left €2,022,853. Robert Stewart, Ards Little, Ramelton, Co. Donegal, who died on January 25, 2016,...
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Deceased rapper Mac Miller was 26 and had a will — similar to that of Michael Jackson

Mac Miller, a 26-year-old American rapper and music producer who died Sept. 7 in California, had a will, and its contents are similar to those of musical phenom Michael Jackson. The fact that Mr. Miller even had a will may surprise some financial advisers, given Mr. Miller's youth. Other famous, much older musicians — Aretha Franklin and Prince, to name recent examples — died without wills, tying up their substantial fortunes in a complex legal process. Mr. Miller, whose legal name was Malcolm McCormick, reportedly had a net worth of about $9 million at the time of his death, the cause of which officials have yet to verify. The Pittsburgh native released his first album, "Blue Slide Park," in 2011; it was the first independent album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart since 1995....
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