Sean Dunne declared bankrupt - in America

Sean Dunne declared bankrupt - in America
Nama had been pursuing Dunne

The developer Sean Dunne has declared himself bankrupt in the United States, where Nama has been pursuing him in the civil courts over a debt of more than €150m.

The bankruptcy process is faster in the US than in Ireland, and debtors who have been entirely honest with the courts can expect a discharge of their debts within one year or so.

Mr Dunne filed for bankruptcy on Friday night and in his application he said he has assets of between a million and ten million dollars - but that he owes between €500m and a billion dollars.

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