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Business woes are forgotten as Quinns celebrate Aoife's day

EMBATTLED business tycoon Sean 'the mighty' Quinn set aside his business troubles for the wedding of his third daughter to a Dublin man.

But the father-of-the-bride could not muster a smile when he posed with the glamorous Aoife for the single press photographer who was present.

The 28-year-old bride married Dublin man Stephen Kenny, who works in the accountancy branch of the Quinn Group.

The black-tie occasion was low key, even muted, with little to do for the two burly security men posted at the gateway of the country chapel.

Unlike the last family wedding a mere three years ago, the paparazzi and the curious locals were conspicuous by their absence. The groom arrived at St Mary's Church, Staghall, on the outskirts of Belturbet in a sleek black Mercedes CLS 63 AMG, costing about as much as your average modest house in Cavan, after the bust.

A respectable 15 minutes later, the bridesmaids, the bride and father-of-the-bride pulled up to the church door in a matching vintage Bentley and Rolls Royce.

In what has been an 'annus horribilis' for the once multi-billionaire business 62-year-old magnate, who now owes an estimated €4 billion to banks, yesterday was the day for the consummate proud father to let Lady Luck smile on his fourth child.

The estimated 150 guests, adhering to the black tie dress code, quickly dispersed for the nearby Slieve Russell Hotel for the wedding reception.

hnews@herald.ie