Seán Quinn Jnr was released from prison today and a High Court hearing of contempt proceedings against his father Séan Quinn Snr was adjourned for two weeks.

Justice Elizabeth Dunne said it was not a matter for the court to decide on Quinn Jnr’s release time – it was up to the prison authorities.

He was released from Mountjoy shortly after the hearing, having served three months.

Meanwhile, a new legal team asked the court for more time to prepare a defence for Seán Quinn Snr.

Lawyers for IBRC told the court there had still been no meaningful co-operation from him to comply with court orders to reverse the asset-stripping of Quinn companies.