ACC Bank has begun legal action against musician Jim Corr and an associate for an alleged debt of €1.3m.

The bank applied to the High Court today for an order relating to the serving of court documents on Jim Corr at his home in Bangor, Co Down.

In a sworn statement, solicitors for ACC Bank said numerous attempts had been made to serve Mr Corr with legal papers but it was clear from his conduct he was 'evading service'.

The court was told that ACC Bank will apply to have the proceedings submitted to the Commercial Court.

ACC Bank is suing Jim Corr of Old Windmill Road, Crawfordsburn, Bangor, Co Down, and Liam Marks of Blackrock, Dundalk, Co Louth, for an alleged debt of €1.3m.

The loan relates to 91 acres of land at Goresbridge, Co Kilkenny.

At the High Court today senior counsel for the bank, Bernard Dunleavy, told the judge that Mr Corr was 'a citizen of Ireland and a well-known musician'.

He secured an order for 'substitute of service'. This will allow the bank to serve notice of the legal proceedings on Mr Corr by post.