However, the family remain strong, like they have done ever since the fall of the billion euro empire and at the weekend they came out fighting, with Sean Quinn accusing the former Anglo Irish Bank of treating his family "like dogs".
In a statement released to The Impartial Reporter, Mr. Quinn hit out at Friday's developments.
"Anglo have treated us like dogs and have tried to put the entire family out on the road... my family have stood up to the bank that took everything from them. This is what you do with bullies. My son has now been jailed for failing to do something which he cannot do," he said.
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