The Director of Public Prosecutions has sought a stay on a civil case taken by the Quinn family against directors of Anglo Irish Bank as it overlaps with separate criminal proceedings.
The Commercial Court was told today that the DPP believes there is an overlap of issues between the civil case and criminal proceedings being taken against the Quinn family by the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation.
The court was told the DPP believes if the civil case was to take place first it could prejudice the criminal proceedings.
The Commercial Court also heard that the Quinn family wants to join the Central Bank and the Department of Finance as defendants in their case.
The family disputes €2.3bn of €2.88bn IBRC says it is owed by the family.
Judge Peter Kelly set 29 January as the date for both matters to be heard.
This means the civil case cannot now go ahead on the scheduled date of 9 April, Justice Kelly said.