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Former billionaire Sean Quinn arriving at the Four Courts yesterday for the High Court contempt action brought by IBRC, formerly Anglo Irish Bank, with his son, Sean Quinn junior (centre), and son-in-law, Niall McPartland (right). Photo: Collins

Former billionaire Sean Quinn arriving at the Four Courts yesterday for the High Court contempt action brought by IBRC, formerly Anglo Irish Bank, with his son, Sean Quinn junior (centre), and son-in-law, Niall McPartland (right). Photo: Collins

Former billionaire Sean Quinn arriving at the Four Courts yesterday for the High Court contempt action brought by IBRC, formerly Anglo Irish Bank, with his son, Sean Quinn junior (centre), and son-in-law, Niall McPartland (right). Photo: Collins

SEAN Quinn lashed out at Anglo Irish Bank yesterday in tetchy and heated exchanges in the High Court.

Mr Quinn complained that the lender had made him "a criminal in Irish society" and dismissed any loss to the Irish taxpayer as a result of the Quinn family moving property assets beyond the reach of Anglo as "Mickey Mouse".

The bank had taken "our money, our company and our pride" and was acting as "judge, jury and executioner. I should not be here," Mr Quinn said.

The bitter exchanges came during the cross-examination of Mr Quinn in the continuing hearing of a case taken by the bank, now known as Irish Bank Resolution Corporation.

Mr Quinn accused Anglo lawyers of trying to make him "look stupid" and told them to stop "pointing your finger at me".

The businessman said he had "zero" interest in dealing with Anglo after it took over his companies and "wasn't particularly concerned" about what happened to the Quinn companies' assets "so long as Anglo didn't get them".

Anglo had "disgraced everything" and there was no limit to what it would do to destroy him and his family who had been "put under surveillance" by "boys with guns".

Court report, Page 3

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