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Former Sean Quinn wind farm attacked on a 'weekly basis'

By Rebecca Black

A wind farm formerly owned by Fermanagh business tycoon Sean Quinn is attacked on an almost weekly basis, it has emerged.

There has been a sustained campaign of attacks going on for a year - yet no one has been arrested over them.

The attacks ranged from stones being used to block access, spikes placed on the road, contractors being harassed, bullets sent to a contractor and even a security guard being chased by a man wielding a gun.

The Slieve Rushen and Snugborough wind farms, located on the Fermanagh/Cavan border, were bought by European investment firm Platina Partners in 2014.

The Sunday Business Post disclosed figures showing attacks against the site are taking place nearly every week.

A spokesman for Platina told the newspaper that the site was the only one they owned in Europe where they have had to use security measures against acts of terrorism.

Platina's European sites also include locations in the south of Cyprus and Tenerife, according to the company's website.

A spokesperson for Platina said: "We have been engaging with political leaders and police authorities on both sides of the border over the past year.

"Both police services have taken the threats and attacks very seriously but obviously only arrests and prosecutions will bring this intolerable situation to an end.

"We have been assured that the Irish Justice Minister is fully engaged on this issue."

Last month Mr Quinn described the threats made to his former business ventures as "offensive and unacceptable".

"They are in nobody's interest, and are certainly not in the interests of me and my family," he said.

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