Bankrupt businessman Sean Dunne has said that even though his home in the US was empty, he “didn’t need furniture to live in a house”.

Mr Dunne yesterday told the High Court he has lived on occasions without furniture and that he had previously stayed in tents in African townships.

He was giving evidence yesterday in opposition to an application by the official assignee (OA) in bankruptcy, Chris Lehane, to have his bankruptcy period extended for non-co-operation, including failing to provide the OA with his address.

Mr Dunne said he believed private investigators working for his creditors had leaked the address to the media.

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