THE adult children of bankrupt businessman Sean Quinn must account for every cent spent on groceries, fuel, car parking, care of dogs and sandwiches from Subway, according to court affidavits sworn by them.
The High Court approval of over €30,000 in living expenses was based on the sworn documents which also revealed that some family members are unemployed and others have emigrated.
The details of expenditure allowed by the five children and three of their spouses were approved as the accounts of family members have been frozen below €50m as part of the legal proceedings taken by Anglo Irish Bank (now the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation) over the family’s international property empire on which €455m is owed.
Ciara Quinn (35) and her husband Niall McPartland, have earned a salary of €620,969 since April 2011 from Russian International Property Group (IPG) companies – previously headed up by their cousin Peter Darragh Quinn who was jailed for three months for breaking court orders not to interfere with the Quinn family’s €500m international property portfolio.
A warrant was issued for his arrest when he did not appear in court and so was not jailed with Sean Quinn junior. He is understood to be living across the border.
Ciara Quinn and her husband were allowed €8,184 expenses a month by the High Court yesterday. That includes almost €5,000 in mortgage costs, utility bills and groceries. One off expenses in relation to the birth of their third child, due shortly, were also allowed.
Ciara Quinn was previously owner of the Hilton Hotel in Sofia and worked as a claims insurer for Quinn Insurance while her husband Niall is a solicitor.
Aoife Quinn (30) and her husband Stephen Kelly were allowed €5,375 a month in expenses to include the cost of travelling to York in England where they are now seeking work, and rents in both countries. Both previously worked for Quinn Insurance. They have received a salary of €639,706 since April 2011 from Russian IPG companies.
Colette Quinn (36) was granted €3,744 a month including €250 for her new baby and €400 for medical expenses. She previously helped to run the Slieve Russell Hotel in Cavan and owned the Ibis and Hilton Hotels in Prague.
She is currently working for a joinery company in Co Derry and has received €339,921 form Russian IPG companies since April 2011.
Sean Quinn junior, who is in the training unit in Mountjoy serving his three month senence for contempt of court, was allowed €5,273 a month in expenses including £800 sterling for rent on a Belfast property.
The bankrupt tycoon’s only son previously owned the Belfry Golf Resort and received €399,308 from Russian IPG companies since April 2011.
His wife Karen Woods, who works as a part time receptionist at Joe Duffy Motors in Dublin, received €320,297 from Russian IPG companies since April 2011.
She was allowed €2895 a month in living expenses including mortgage repayments on rental properties in Clonsilla and Kimmage, Dublin.
Sean and Patricia Quinn’s youngest daughter Brenda (25) is an accounts assistant at a building firm in Warrenpoint, Co Down on a salary of £20,000 sterling a year. The young woman, who was the former owner of the Slieve Russell Hotel in Cavan and who used to also work for Quinn Insurance, was awarded €2,995 a month in expenses including groceries, petrol, rent etc.