Some members of Seán Quinn's family may be called to give evidence for the prosecution in the criminal trials of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán Fitzpatrick and executives Willie McAteer and Pat Whelan.
Barrister for the Quinns, Martin Hayden SC, told the Commercial Court today that as it appears that some of the family are witnesses for the prosecution they are unlikely to oppose an application by the DPP to defer their own action against the bank until the criminal proceedings conclude.
The family's case is provisionally set for 9 April.
It has also emerged that about 250 hours of phone transcripts between Anglo, the Department of Finance and the Central Bank concerning Seán Quinn's stake in the bank, have been discovered by IBRC for the family's action.
The criminal proceedings are due for mention on 23 January.