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Champagne lifestyle of €320k-a-year Mrs Quinn

THIS is the wife of jailed Sean Quinn Jnr enjoying a glass of bubbly in London's top department store.

Ms Woods, who received €320,000 in wages from three Russian firms, clinked glasses with a friend in Harrods food hall last February.

One picture shows the pair enjoying the premium brand champagne Veuve Clicquot, while another has the beaming bride preparing for her big day, looking stunning in her wedding dress at the reception in the Ritz-Carlton, in Powerscourt Hotel, Co Wicklow.

She's with Sean Jnr in two of the pictures, one in a domestic setting and the second on a night out. She is also seen posing at a Christmas party in 2007.



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The couple married in St Mochta's church in Porterstown in front of 150 guests.

Karen still works as a part-time employee with a car dealership in Dublin, despite receiving €320,927 in after-tax salaries from the Russian companies since April last year.

Sean Jnr was jailed for three months for breaking court orders not to interfere with the Quinn family's €500m international property portfolio.Ms Woods visited him at the training unit in Mountjoy last week.

He is likely to remain there until at least October as his appeal over his three-month sentence will not be held until then.

Last Tuesday, the High Court heard she was one of eight members of the extended Quinn family who received €2.8m from three Russian companies.

This was after the Quinn Group was placed under the control of the former Anglo Irish Bank, now called Irish Bank Resolution Corporation.

Anglo has said it is "not aware of any work done" by Ms Woods to justify the payments.

Sean Jnr received almost €400,000 and his sisters Aoife, Colette and Ciara each received more than €300,000.

Peter Darragh Quinn, who is on the run after being given a three-month sentence for contempt, got a salary of €474,974.

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