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Quinn supportersget contact details for key figures

CONTACT details for the former Attorney General, senior counsel Paul Gallagher, and members of the former Anglo Irish Bank's legal and senior banking team, have been circulated to supporters of businessman Sean Quinn.

The phone numbers and email contacts of Mr Gallagher and Mike Aynsley, chief executive of the IBRC (formerly Anglo) -- as well as Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Finance Minister Michael Noonan -- have been sent to supporters ahead of a planned rally for the Quinn family.

It is feared that the email accounts of these senior figures could be overwhelmed or compromised.


The rally in support of the Quinn family is being organised by local lobby groups Concerned Irish Citizens (CIC) and Concerned Irish Businesses (CIB), who claim to have a mandate of more than 90,000 signatures of support.

Well-wishers have been asked to "voice their support" by contacting the IBRC's legal and banking personnel ahead of a planned rally in support of the Quinn family leading up to the Supreme Court appeal by jailed family member Sean Quinn Jnr.

The bank would not comment on the new leaflet last night.

Members of the Quinn family were due to speak at a rally in Ballyconnell last Sunday. But the rally was cancelled as a mark of respect for Fermanagh GAA star Brian Og Maguire who died following an industrial accident on Thursday at the former Quinn Group's cement facility in Derrylin, Fermanagh.


The organisers of the rally have rejected reports that a major "bucket collection in aid of the Quinn family" was proposed for the demonstration.

But it has emerged that supporters have pledged to provide funding, if required, to ensure a High Court legal action by the Quinn family against the former Anglo Irish Bank proceeds.

One donor has offered to pay €500,000 towards the cost of the civil case which is due to get under way next year.

Yesterday, CIC and CIB demanded an inquiry into the appointment of a receiver to the Quinn Group -- before a €2.8bn debt was proven in the High Court.

The Quinn family are suing the bank for alleged fraud. They claim the loans were unlawful because they were allegedly used to prop up Anglo's collapsing share price.

Irish Independent