Jailing of a tycoon: the key dates
March 2010: High Court puts Quinn Insurance in administration, sparking widespread protests from employees and supporters.
March 2011: Anglo chief executive Mike Aynsley states that Quinn companies will not remain in family's ownership -- triggering panic in the Quinn camp. The Quinn plan to put international property beyond the reach of Anglo is born.
May 2011: Sean Quinn's wife Patricia and five children sue Anglo, claiming loans of €2.34bn are "unenforcable".
June 2011: High Court issues orders restraining dissipation of international property assets.
July 2012: Sean Quinn Jnr is jailed for three months for contempt of court, Peter Darragh Quinn is also sentenced in his absence. Sean Quinn Snr is kept out of jail, for now.
Nov 2012: Sean Quinn Snr is sentenced to nine weeks in prison for an "egregious breach" of court orders. Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne says: "He has only himself to blame."