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Cyril 'Dublin Jimmy' McGuinness. Photo: Collins Courts

Cyril 'Dublin Jimmy' McGuinness. Photo: Collins Courts

Cyril 'Dublin Jimmy' McGuinness. Photo: Collins Courts

Gardaí have warned the directors of Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) the threat level against them is as “high as it has ever been”.

The notice, which was relayed to QIH CEO Liam McCaffrey at a briefing with senior gardaí in Cavan last month, also confirmed the five senior executives will continue to receive armed protection for “as long as it takes”.

However, the home of a relative of one QIH director in Co Fermanagh, which was not under garda protection, was targeted in an attempted arson attack last weekend. The Irish Independent has learned the incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday near Derrylin when two men tried to set fire to a truck and another vehicle parked near the relative’s home. They were disturbed and sped off before any damage was done and the episode was captured on CCTV.