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Ciara Quinn. Photo: Collins

Ciara Quinn. Photo: Collins

Ciara Quinn. Photo: Collins

BANKRUPT Sean Quinn's daughter Ciara is being pursued by the former Anglo Irish Bank for expenses including a portion of her wedding bill.

The Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) has issued proceedings in the High Court over the money, which is believed to run to hundreds of thousands of euro.

Ms Quinn is being pursued for personal expenses that she invoiced to the family business.

The bank is contending that Ms Quinn billed personal expenses to the company, and that further personal expenses incurred were never paid. The case is an attempt to recoup the money.

 

Cake

The case was taken in the past two weeks by Slieve Russell Hotel Property, the hospitality division of the old Quinn Group. The company is now controlled by IBRC.

Among the expenses being sought by the bank are some costs related to her 2007 wedding to the solicitor Niall McPartland.

A cake costing between €50,000 and €100,000 was flown over from New York for the wedding.

It has previously emerged that the tiered cake was baked in New York, packed into 20 boxes and flown to Ireland. It was then assembled into a six-foot lavish tiered creation surrounded by edible flowers.

Ms Quinn has retained Arthur P McLean and company to represent her in the case. William Fry is representing Slieve Russell Hotel Property.

Members of the Quinn family routinely billed personal expenses to group companies.

Last year, it was reported that the family invoiced the companies €1m in expenses annually for everything from Sky television bills to other utility bills.

However, a sister of Sean Quinn, Bernie Maguire, has previously denied that €100,000 was splurged on the wedding cake.

fdillon@herald.ie


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