SEAN Quinn has “totally and absolutely” condemned what he said was “a barbaric attack” on his former colleague Kevin Lunney, but has hit out at being asked to condemn it in the first place.
Mr Quinn has kept relatively tight-lipped about previous incidents against directors of Quinn Industrial Holdings, mostly limiting his media interviews to the Northern Sound radio station. Once again on this occasion Mr Quinn took to the Joe Finnegan show to speak about this escalation of events.
“Any proper individual, anybody with any sense of any morals, would of course condemn that. That man has a wife and kids. Of course I would condemn it, totally. There’s no other way around it,” he said.
“My family has been on, and they’re outraged as well. They’ve been on to me, that we’re going to take the flak for this and we’re being blamed for this, and that some people will look our direction.
“All I would ask is that people would say that Sean Quinn, these guys pushed me out, they sacked me three-and-a-half years ago, and I have had no correspondence and no dealings, no arguments, no fights or anything, with them since. So it’s a pity people are coming back to me all the time and asking me to condemn it.”
Mr Quinn continued: “It was a barbaric attack, it just doesn’t make any sense. It’s not what normal human beings do to each other. What I’m saying is, I’m disappointed that people are always coming back to me and asking me about this.”
He added: “What do people want me to do? Do they want me to go out and hang by the cross and say that I’m responsible for a, b, c, d? I’m not. I have nothing got to do with it.”
Mr Quinn added, however: “I don’t want that to be seen as trying to push it off, only condemning it partially. I’m condemning it totally and absolutely. There’s no way around that. I’m just saying it shouldn’t be linked to Sean Quinn as the man who has to condemn this.”
Posted: 7:48 pm September 28, 2019