Change of leadership at Encirc


AFTER 19 years at the helm of Encirc, Adrian Curry has confirmed that he will step down as Managing Director at the end of this year. In a statement to staff on Monday, the chief of Encirc, one of the largest glass manufacturing and bottle filling companies in the UK, said he had ‘decided to […]


Seán Quinn story may not be on its last chapter


THERE was a homecoming atmosphere at the Slieve Russell as over 1,000 people gathered to welcome Seán Quinn back to the hotel he built. It was standing room only at the Cranaghan Suite last Thursday night for the launch of Mr Quinn’s book, ‘In My Own Words’, with supporters travelling from as far away as […]


Quinn book out now


SEÁN Quinn’s long-awaited autobiography is on sale in bookshops this week. Published by Red Stripe, it is also available to order online and an official launch of the book is scheduled to take place at the Slieve Russell Hotel in Cavan later next week. The book was originally to be published in May, but legal […]


Slieve Russell may be sold off as part of Quinn wind up


THE SLIEVE Russell Hotel, which has seen its profits soar recently, is expected to be the next property formerly owned by the Quinn family to be put on the market, as part of an attempt by liquidators to recover unpaid debts. The €22.3 million Ballyconnell hotel was taken over by the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) […]


Maguire pays credit to Seán Quinn’s ‘foresight’


AS she sets her sights on winning her first-ever Major title in 2023 and creating more history on the golf course, Ballyconnell’s Leona Maguire says that she ‘wouldn’t be playing golf’ if it wasn’t for Seán Quinn. Recently the former billionaire has been the subject of a three-part RTE documentary ‘Quinn Country’ which followed the rise […]


Sean Quinn denies any involvement in abduction


DEFIANT former billionaire Sean Quinn remained adamant he had ‘absolutely nothing’ to do with the brutal abduction and attack on company director Kevin Lunney, and that he received ‘rough justice’ when he lost control of his empire. The third and final part of the RTÉ documentary ‘Quinn Country’ focused on the period of attacks that began in the days after Mr Quinn’s business was […]


Alan Dukes should ‘apologise to border people’


THE documentary ‘Quinn Country’ has stirred up its fair share of controversy, but comments made by a former Fine Gael leader about people living on the border have enraged local politicians. Featuring candid testimony from Sean Quinn himself, the highly anticipated series attempted to tell the story of the man who personified Ireland’s boom and subsequently, its […]


‘I made plenty of mistakes,’ admits Seán Quinn


IT was the TV show that people across the county had been waiting to see on Monday night and it didn’t disappoint. Over four years in the making, and featuring candid testimony from Sean Quinn himself, ‘Quinn Country’ was the highly anticipated series that attempted to tell the story of the man who personified Ireland’s […]