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Quinn management team members attacked in Co Cavan shop

QIH lorries

Two members of staff at Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) were attacked at a shop in Co Cavan on Friday afternoon, the firm's boss has claimed.

The BBC has reported that two senior management team members of the Fermanagh-based company required medical treatment for their injuries.

The Gardai has confirmed they are investigating an assault in the Ballyconnell area at around 1.30pm.

"Two males received facial injuries, which are not believed to be serious," a spokesperson said.

"No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing."

It is the latest in a spate of attacks on homes and businesses linked to the former Quinn Group manufacturing company which was broken up after Sean Quinn fell into bankruptcy after investing in the collapsed Anglo Irish Bank.

QIH has previously said there has been a campaign of threats and intimidation against senior management "by persons who had sought the return of Sean Quinn".

In October last year arsonists attacked a car at the Co Cavan home of senior manager Tony Lunney.

It followed a similar attack at the home of the chief financial officer of QIH, Dara O'Reilly.

QIH Chief Executive Liam McCaffrey thanked members of the public who intervened in the attack.


Chief executive of QIH Liam McCaffrey

Chief executive of QIH Liam McCaffrey

Chief executive of QIH Liam McCaffrey

"Cowardly unprovoked attacks of this nature cannot be allowed to go unpunished and we trust the authorities will deal with this accordingly," he said.

Belfast Telegraph