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Seán Quinn back in prison after three days’ leave

The former billionaire was released on Monday on compassionate grounds, to spend time with his family over Christmas.

Seán Quinn and his son pictured the day of his temporary release earlier this week.
Seán Quinn and his son pictured the day of his temporary release earlier this week.
Image: Barry Cronin/Photocall Ireland

SEÁN QUINN WAS to return to prison yesterday after spending three days out on temporary leave.

He was released early on Monday morning on temporary leave to spend time with his family over Christmas.

It was announced earlier this month that the bankrupt businessman would be released following talks between the Attorney General, the prison service and the Minister for Justice. Quinn was given temporary release from 24 – 26 December.

It was thought that Quinn had missed the christening of his granddaughter, but the Irish Independent said that it was believed the christening was in fact delayed until his release.

Quinn was collected from prison by his Seán Quinn Jr and it is believed he was brought to the family home in Co Cavan. He was returned back to prison yesterday evening to serve the remainder of his nine-week sentence.

The Daily Mail reports today that Quinn’s daughter Colette said that the family is to take a compensation case against the Department of Finance and the Central Bank. They are currently taking a case against the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation.

On Friday, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter, announced that 226 prisoners would be granted varying periods of temporary release this Christmas. The releases come under the Criminal Justice Act 1960.

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