HEIGHTENED security in the Derrylin area and the death of a chief suspect in the investigation of the abduction of Kevin Lunney gives no guarantee that there will be a change in the ongoing campaign of intimidation and violence against the directors of Quinn Industrial Holdings.
A statement from QIH reiterates, “There is nothing to indicate any change in this paymaster driven campaign of terror and intimidation. Directors remain at a heightened state of alert following recent death threats against them.”
The resilience of Mr Lunney following the abduction and brutal attack was praised by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this week.
The Taoiseach met with QIH directors after attending a remembrance service in Enniskillen on Sunday.
Mr Varadkar assured QIH directors of the governments support and referred to the company which employs approximately 850 staff as an “integral part of the community”. He went on to thank Kevin Luuney for the resilience he had shown and added that law and order must and will prevail.
Commenting on the meeting a spokesman for QIH said, “QIH welcomes the personal interest taken by An Taoiseach in bringing to justice those responsible for a campaign of terror and intimidation against its staff. The company believes the establishment of a joint investigative team is a critical step and is satisfied that the necessary resources and resolve are now in place for an effective investigation.”
Within the passed week Police have carried out checkpoints in Derrylin. Posting photos to social media PSNI Fermanagh shared details of an early morning check point in Derrylin and a ‘catch-up’ with Garda while out and about the area of south Fermanagh.
The Herald understands that drivers in the area have experienced more frequent Police checks of late with one driver claiming to have been stopped several times in the passed week in the area while on his daily commute.
Posted: 1:21 pm November 13, 2019