Tuesday 19 September 2017

Former billionaire businessman Quinn lashes out at intimidation campaign

MEETING: Sean Quinn. Gerry Mooney
MEETING: Sean Quinn. Gerry Mooney
Allison Bray

Allison Bray

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

He issued a statement this evening 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 at his former companies in counties 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.

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

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