Secret donation for the Quinns

Sean Quinn and his family got a big boost to their campaign last week when it was revealed that they have been given €500,000 by a secret donor to help fund their legal action against the former Anglo Irish Bank.

Sean Quinn and his family got a big boost to their campaign last week when it was revealed that they have been given €500,000 by a secret donor to help fund their legal action against the former Anglo Irish Bank.

The Quinn family confirmed that there have been “multiple offers of assistance” and said they were “exploring all options”, including offers of financial support to help their campaign.

The Quinns had to let go of their legal team recently for “financial” reasons earlier this month, they are now representing themselves in a host of legal actions with the IBRC.

Also last Friday, September 14 the High Court allowed several family members of bankrupt businessman Sean Quinn vary the terms of freezing orders imposed on them so they can pay more than €160,000 in legal fees to their former lawyers Eversheds.

Mr Justice Daniel O’Keeffe allowed the request to vary the freezing orders so that they could pay fees due to a solicitors firm and the barristers who had previously acted for the Quinns. The IBRC and the receiver consented to the order.

Earlier this month the High Court agreed to allow Dublin law firm Eversheds to come off record and cease representing the Quinns in their legal battles with IBRC in two sets of proceedings- the family’s action denying liability for the €2.8bn loans and the bank’s action alleging members of the family engaged in asset-stripping measures. 
The Eversheds lawyers however will remain working for the family in relation to the case of Sean Quinn Junior.