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Grandpa Quinn gets little visitor as three-month-old Orla arrives at Mountjoy

Published 12/11/2012 | 05:00

Ciara Quinn and infant daughter Orla McPartland leaving Mountjoy after a visit with her father Sean Quinn

IT was a display of family solidarity at its most united and most defiant.

Wrapped in a blanket, the tiny three-month-old daughter of Ciara Quinn was taken to visit her grandfather in prison.

Former billionaire Sean Quinn (66) -- otherwise known as prisoner 82809 -- was no doubt cheered by the arrival of Orla McPartland to relieve the monotony of Mountjoy.

The once-successful businessman is said to be "doing alright" since being sentenced to nine weeks for contempt of court.

Sean Quinn is set to spend Christmas in jail and is due for release on January 4. His family hope that he will obtain compassionate release for Orla's christening on December 22.

However, Judge Elizabeth Dunne said any application for compassionate release would have to be made to the prison authorities.

Irish Independent

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