There have been calls to remove “aggressive and hostile” road signage outside former Quinn group buildings along the Cavan-Fermanagh border following the closure of the Concerned Irish Citizens (CIC) Facebook page.
Quinn Industrial Holdings Limited were in the High Court in Dublin last week seeking the removal of Facebook posts by CIC, set up to support Sean Quinn and his family getting back in control of company operations. In recent times the group had been hitting out at the current management of QIHL through their Facebook page.
CIC later confirmed they had been contacted by Mr Quinn by email in which he stated: “As you are no doubt aware, I’m currently in discussions with the US Investor Group that own QIHL.
“While these discussions are confidential, I can confirm that they continue to be positive. It is generally felt that the posts from Concerned Irish Citizens Facebook page are counterproductive to these discussions.
“While my family and I appreciate the continued support that all members of CIC have shown us over the past number of year, I would request that CIC immediately cease posting further material and close down the Facebook page.”
In response CIC stated: “We have reflected on this request and have come to the conclusion that it is in everybody’s best interest for us to respect the wishes of Sean Quinn and to disengage at a time when such sensitive discussions are ongoing.”
The CIC facebook page shut down last Wednesday.
Meanwhile Padraig Murphy, the Lisnaskea-based area branch chairman of the union Unite, has welcomed the “positive step” to close the facebook page and called for this to be followed- up by the removal of hostile signage outside premises formerly owned by the Quinn family.
He told the Herald: “There can be no doubt by anyone that these roadside pop -up signs are locally counterproductive and do untold damage, especially to the working class families and community.
“The closing of this Facebook page should now, in good spirits, create a situation where removal of these aggressive and hostile signs can occur.
He added: “We wish the Quinn family the very best of luck in their plight and hope things are going to be resolved in the best possible manner for them.”
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Posted: 3:43 pm May 18, 2016