Sunday 17 November 2019

Sean Quinn Jnr allowed out of jail to attend appeal

Ray Managh

SEAN Quinn Junior is to be allowed out of jail to attend his Supreme Court appeal against imprisonment for contempt of court orders.

Barrister Brian O’Moore, SC, counsel for Quinn Junior, told the three-judge Supreme Court this morning the IBRC, formerly Anglo Irish Bank, had no objection to Mr Quinn’s attendance at the hearing next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Mr O’Moore said he was making an application for the production by the Mountjoy Prison authorities of Mr Quinn junior at the appeal against the contempt of court finding and imprisonment by Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne on July 20.

Chief Justice Susan Denham, who sat with Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman and Mr Justice Frank Clake, said that since there was no objection to the court granting the application, the court felt it appropriate that Mr Quinn junior be allowed to attend.

Quinn, son of bankrupt businessman Sean Quinn senior, was jailed for what was described as “outrageous” contempt of orders by the High Court restraining a multi-million euro asset stripping scheme.

He was jailed for three months on July 20 and would not have completed his sentence until October 20 at which time Judge Dunne would have to be satisfied he had or was prepared to purge his contempt in order to avoid further imprisonment.

Eversheds Solicitors had come off record in all proceedings involving the Quinn family but continued to represent Sean Quinn junior solely for the Supreme Court appeal.

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