A meeting on to the future of Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) has been reportedly held in the UK recently.
The firm’s chief executive Liam McCaffrey, chief financial officer Dara O’Reilly, pictured below, and non-executive director John McCartin are understood to have met with the firms American investors under tight security.
Mr McCartin had previously warned that the owners of QIH would pull out of Fermanagh rather than give in to the ongoing campaign of intimidation.
The firm employs in the region of 850 staff across South Fermanagh and Cavan and a source from the bordering region in recent weeks told the Herald that the among the community of Derrylin and bordering areas fears remain for the future of jobs in the long-term.
In the face of what has been an ongoing campaign of intimidation against the firm’s directors the outcome of the latest meeting was overwhelming “business as usual at Quinn Industrial Holdings”, according to the Sunday Independent.
The Independent stated that Kevin Lunney and his brother Tony Lunney, both directors at QIH did not attend the UK board meeting.
All five QIH directors are believed to have been living under police protection since the attack on Kevin Lunney in September.
Within the last week a number of arrests were made in connection to the attack on Mr Lunney. Investigations are also understood to be ongoing in regard to a ‘treasure trove’ of information uncovered during a raid in Buxton, in which high profile convicted criminal Cyril McGuinness, a primary suspect in the investigation of the attack on Mr Lunney, died of a heart attack.
The Irish Independent reported claims that McGuinness, widely known as ‘Dublin Jimmy’ was paid more than €1million for Quinn Industrial Holdings attacks.
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