Wednesday 13 December 2017

Gayle: I'm owed cash by Sean too

Gayle Killilea, wife of Sean Dunne
Gayle Killilea, wife of Sean Dunne

Orlaith Farrell

THE wife of bust developer Sean Dunne claims that he owes her money too.

Former gossip columnist Gayle Killilea is expected to be added to the list of creditors in her husband's bankruptcy case in the US later this week.

In a surprise twist at a hearing in Connecticut yesterday, her lawyers told the Federal Bankruptcy Court that Ms Killilea was "a party of interest".

Mr Dunne is appealing a decision to allow Ulster Bank to proceed with its petition to have him declared bankrupt in Ireland as well as the US.

During the brief hearing, Ms Killilea's representative Eric Henzy requested his client be allowed to submit papers for consideration and told the court: "Gayle is a creditor in the case. My client has a claim."

Ms Killilea has until 5pm Irish time on Friday to make a submission to the Connecticut court.

The bust developer's legal team claim that Ulster Bank's motivations to pursue their client in Ireland are "purely political", while the bank, which is owed €164m by Mr Dunne, insists that US proceedings are interlinked with pending Irish ones.

The appeal hearing was deferred until June 26 to allow the judge more time to consider all the documents submitted in the case.

Meanwhile, Mr Dunne, who has debts of $942m (€718m), will come face-to-face with creditors at a meeting in Connecticut this afternoon.

Irish Independent

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