SEAN QUINN IS to appear before the High Court today.
The contempt proceedings centre on whether he has complied with court orders.
In July, Seán Quinn, his son Seán Quinn Jr and Quinn Sr’s nephew Peter were all found guilty of contempt for breaking a High Court injunction forbidding them to move assets out of the reach of the former Anglo Irish Bank.
Judge Elizabeth Dunne said at the time that she was “not impressed” with the way the three men gave evidence during the hearing. She also described former billionaire Seán Quinn as “evasive and uncooperative”.
Quinn Jr was sentenced to spend three months in Mountjoy prison in Dublin, and was released earlier this month after the High Court heard his sentence for contempt of court had expired.
Peter Darragh Quinn is believed to be in Northern Ireland. His father Peter Quinn defended his son’s decision to flee from the Republic in an interview in August.
The court heard in July that Seán Quinn had done nothing to purge his contempt of court. However, new lawyers for Quinn Sr were given 13 days to examine the case against both men.
Newstalk reports that Quinn Sr has a new legal team working with him on the case and that new evidence will be presented to the court.
The Irish Independent reports that a group set up in support of Quinn Sr has warned there could be “civil unrest” if the businessman goes to jail.