Donegal child abuse victim’s High Court compensation action put on hold

A High Court action by a Donegal woman abused as a child by her Irish dancing teacher has been put on hold to await the result of his Supreme Court appeal.

Michael Quigley of Barnhill Park, Letterkenny is challenging a ruling from last year that ordered him to pay 42-year-old Dana Doherty 400-thousand euros damages.

Her lawyers say the former printer and dance teacher hasn't paid her any of the award and has claimed he's a man of no means.

They're now challenging the transfer of two houses owned by Mr Quigley to his wife Alice in 1998 and 2000 in which no money changed hands.

However both sides have now agreed to adjourn the case until after his appeal.