Saturday 18 November 2017

Fugitive nephew makes second brazen appearance at GAA game

Peter Darragh Quinn, wearing glasses and a light blue jumper, attending his second GAA match in two days yesterday at
Brewster Park on the outskirts of Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh.
Peter Darragh Quinn, wearing glasses and a light blue jumper, attending his second GAA match in two days yesterday at Brewster Park on the outskirts of Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh.
Colm Kelpie

Colm Kelpie

FUGITIVE Peter Darragh Quinn yesterday attended his second GAA match in two days as he continued to evade arrest.

The brazen nephew of Sean Quinn, who has had an arrest warrant out on him for 10 days after he failed to show up at a High Court hearing, was at Brewster Stadium on the outskirts of Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, yesterday.

On Friday night he was photographed watching a GAA match in Co Fermanagh with his father, Peter.

But he was not with his father yesterday, as he sat in the middle of the stand four rows from the top, just in front of where the print media watches the matches.

Comfortable

He was dressed in a light blue jumper and a striped shirt and was wearing glasses.

He was at ease as he chatted to other GAA fans and was welcomed by all those in attendance.

Despite a warrant being out for his arrest in the Republic, he appeared comfortable to mingle amongst those attending the match.

He cannot be arrested in Northern Ireland as he is outside the jurisdiction.

Outside the ground, a placard was placed, advertising the fact that a rally backing the Quinn family would be taking place yesterday evening in Ballyconnell, just across the Border in Co Cavan -- a clear indication of the level of support the beleaguered family has in the area.

Two matches were played at Brewster Stadium yesterday involving two local sides -- Rosslea versus Derry- gonnelly and Devenish versus Lisnaskea.

It is understood Mr Quinn remained at the stand for both games.

Peter Darragh Quinn and his cousin Sean Quinn Jnr, the son of Ireland's once-richest man, were both sentenced to three months in jail for contempt on July 20.

Although both his uncle and cousin attended the High Court hearing, Peter Darragh failed to appear. A message had been left with a solicitor to say that he was sick.

However, all attempts to contact him failed and he has so far evaded the authorities.

An arrest warrant was issued, but as he is outside the jurisdiction, the gardai cannot touch him.

It is understood there are also difficulties surrounding having Peter Darragh extradited to the south because he is not wanted on a crim- inal matter, but a civil matter.

Sean Quinn Junior was jailed while Peter Darragh Quinn was also found guilty of the contempt charge after Judge Elizabeth Dunne said she was "not impressed" by the way the men gave evidence.

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