Tuesday 27 September 2016

Sean Quinn slams attacks on his former businesses

Published 22/04/2016 | 02:30

Sean Quinn
Sean Quinn

Former billionaire businessman Sean Quinn has lashed out against recent attacks on his former business interests.

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He issued a statement last night in light of a sinister campaign in which bullets have been sent to people working on his former wind farms and other forms of intimidation carried out at his former companies in Cavan and Fermanagh.

"The abusive and threatening signs that have been illegally erected in recent days by third parties on property owned by Quinn Industrial Holdings Limited, "QIHL", are offensive and unacceptable," he wrote. "They are in nobody's interest and are certainly not in the interests of me and my family. Whilst I appreciate that the local community is very hurt, I believe that the comments on the signs in question are totally unacceptable and I note that they have now thankfully been removed.

"I have always criticised the intimidation, however I am but one voice, and I feel that other people that operate within this community should play their part also. I repeat the Quinn family's position, which is total condemnation of any act of intimidation" he said.

He made the comments after a death threat was made last month against former Quinn Group CEO Liam McCaffrey, who took over management of his former company.

A handwritten "final warning" with three bullets was sent to staff at the energy company Vestas, which the Quinn Group once owned.

It warned them to stay away from a wind farm "or face the bullet".

The former Quinn group of companies has received various threats and attacks since Mr Quinn's empire collapsed in 2011.

Irish Independent

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