Michael Lynn, whose arrest has been ordered by the High Court, has again failed to appear for questioning by the Law Society.

This morning, Shane Murphy SC for the Law Society, told the Court that the order had been delivered to Mr Lynn's home in Sandymount and to gardaí.

Mr Murphy told the court the Law Society's investigation into Mr Lynn's affairs would continue in his absence.

However, he said no application would be made to strike Mr Lynn off the roll of solicitors until after his insurance expires at the end of this month.

Mr Justice Johnson said the matter should be dealt with as speedily as possible to allay the anxiety of the public.

The case was adjourned until 14 January. 

The order for Mr Lynn's arrest remains in place and if he turns up in the meantime, he will be brought to the High Court.

Yesterday Mr Lynn was due in court for the first of two days of questioning that would have included questioning about nearly €80 million in property loans.

Mr Lynn had been ordered to make himself available for questioning about his Sandymount house and five other properties.

Lawyers for Mr Lynn's wife, Brid Murphy, said she last saw her husband on Monday evening at the offices of a solicitor's firm in London. She came back to Ireland that evening.