A 77-year-old farmer in Wexford has secured a 70-day legal stay on the sale of his farm by receiver Mazars, says his son.

The farm was due to be sold by Wilson Auctioneers at 2pm on Wednesday but at around 12pm, farmer Paddy Kinsella was informed by his legal representatives that a stay had been secured to delay the sale of the 82ac by 70 days.