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Nervous son does paperwork on dad's court case

LIAM Carroll's only son Conor carefully watched proceedings from the public gallery.

Carrying a single A4 sheet of paper torn from a workpad, he had carefully folded it in half, and half again.

On that single sheet of paper the 23-year-old heir to whatever empire would remain after Judge Clarke makes his final decision, took frequent notes as he listened to Lyndon McCann argue why ACC bank should be repaid their loans.

Dressed in a navy suit and carrying an iPhone as well as a mobile phone, he took notes as Mr McCann used analysis by Prof Morgan Kelly to back up the bank's case for immediate repayment.

Facts, figures and quotations from Prof Kelly were thrown about the courtroom, all dutifully noted by the young man on his single sheet of white paper.

However he was visibly disappointed when it was agreed to adjourn proceedings until Monday, once again delaying a final decision on the fate of his father's companies.

Clutching his iPhone, he frantically sent text messages as the various parties agreed to recommence next week, with Judge Clarke warning that he does "not want to make a decision quickly".

This means that a verdict is now not likely until seven days later, September 14.

The young man left the courtroom immediately afterwards and declined to talk to the media.

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