Sunday 20 April 2014

Local GAA gives full support to 'generous' backer Quinn

AFTER a year of turmoil for bankrupt former billionaire Sean Quinn, support has come from the Fermanagh GAA annual convention.

Quinn was jailed for nine weeks last month for contempt while his son, Sean Jnr, served three months for failing to comply with court orders to stop putting international assets out of the reach of IBRC.

Around 140 people attended the Fermanagh convention and expressed their full approval for a resolution in support of Quinn Snr and his family. None of the Quinns was present at the meeting in Newtownbutler.

A statement from the county board said Quinn Snr and the Quinn Group had been generous backers of the Fermanagh GAA family "for a long time".

"His exceptional innovative skills have brought great benefits to all Fermanagh people," it continued.

Spokesman Johnny Mc-Manus said the board felt it was a fitting way to show their ongoing support for the family and to highlight Quinn's ongoing difficulties.

Irish Independent

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