The hearing of the legal action between Sean Quinn’s five children and Irish Bank Resolution Corporation regarding loans of €2.34 billion has been delayed for a week.

The Irish Times reports that Bernard Dunleavy SC, for the Quinns, told Mr. Justice Michael Twomey on Thursday his side was objecting to the judge hearing the case "in light of his knowing socially one of the witnesses, a former official with Anglo Irish Bank, IBRC’s predecessor in title."

The case was due to open next Tuesday.