Northern Ireland

Ukrainian witnesses travel to NI for Sean Quinn High Court case

Sean Quinn
Image caption Sean Quinn was declared bankrupt in the Irish Republic in January

At least four witnesses are expected to travel from the Ukraine to Northern Ireland to give evidence on Sean Quinn's eastern European empire.

The case, due to be heard on 27 March in the High Court, involves Mr Quinn's ventures in Russia and Ukraine.

It's understood video links could also be set up at hotels in Kiev to allow witnesses there to give evidence.

The former Anglo Irish Bank is fighting for control of eastern European property linked to Mr Quinn.

The Fermanagh businessman, once Ireland's richest man, was made bankrupt in the Republic in January.

He was stripped of control of his manufacturing and insurance empire last April over alleged £2bn debts.

Anglo, now called the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC), fears assets may have been stripped to prevent it securing £2bn that it claims to be owed.

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