Sean Quinn Junior offers house to purge contempt of court

Sean Quinn Junior has offered to purge his contempt of court by selling his exclusive Dublin apartment.

Sean Quinn Junior has offered to purge his contempt of court by selling his exclusive Dublin apartment.

The High Court was told last week, that prior to the traumatic events of the last 2 years he had planned to make the Castleknock property, owned by him and his wife Karen Woods, a family home.

But having been jailed for 3 months Sean Quinn Junior is trying to make amends for facilitating a 500 thousand dollars handout to a former Quinn director in the Ukraine.

The payment was in contempt of court orders secured by the former Anglo Irish Bank to stop the Quinns from stripping valuable assets from their empire.

The court last Thursday, December 13 heard in order to purge his contempt Sean Quinn Jnr has offered to sell the only asset he has with a value close to half a million dollars the 50 % stake he holds in Alder Lodge, an exclusive Dublin apartment he owns with his wife Karen Woods. His share of the sale proceeds would be handed into court.

Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne has allowed more time for talks and has put the case back until this Wednesday, December 26.

Mean while delegates at Fermanagh GAA Convention passed a resolution in support of Quinn and his family on Monday, December 10.

The convention said, “Sean Quinn and the Quinn Group has been a very generous supporter of the Fermanagh GAA family for a long time and his exceptional innovative skills have brought great benefits to all Fermanagh people.”

Delegates also expressed their concern regarding the future of employment under the direction of the current management who now control the Quinn Group.

Fermanagh GAA concluded by expressing their best wishes to Sean and his family at this time and “hope that 2013 will bring a favourable conclusion for the Quinn family in their present difficulties”.

Sean Quinn, was sentenced to nine weeks in jail on November 2 for contempt of court. Seán Quinn has asked if he can be let out of jail to attend his granddaughter’s christening on December 22 on compassionate grounds.