Siblings all had money tied up in family firm
THE Quinn business is a family business. Sean Quinn, who is in his early 60s, and his wife Patricia have five children who all went to schools locally.
All five -- Ciara, Colette, Aoife, Brenda and Sean -- had shares in the businesses. Three of the girls -- Ciara, Colette and Aoife -- are married.
In November 2007, Ciara wed solicitor Niall McPartland in Belturbet, Co Cavan, and the couple posed alongside the businessman for photographers outside the church before holding their reception at the Slieve Russell Hotel.
Last August it was a quieter affair at the same church when Aoife Quinn married Stephen Kelly, who works in the accountancy wing of the Quinn Group. They also held their reception at the Slieve Russell Hotel.
The hotel, which was built in 1992, is just yards from the family home between Ballyconnell and Belturbet.
In recent years the two-storey house where Sean and Patricia raised their children was demolished and a huge new house with landscaped gardens was constructed.
Brenda, Ciara and Aoife work in the insurance arm of the business in Dublin.
Sean Jnr is involved in the Belfry Hotel and golf club in the UK.
Colette has been involved in the running of the Slieve Russell Hotel. She has recently given birth to her first child while Ciara, the eldest, has two children.