Quinn sold out by the establishment

Sean Quinn was conned by Anglo, tortured by IBRC and now it appears that he and his family have been sold out by the Irish “establishment” in an attempt to block them taking their “big” case against IBRC.

The fact that this occurred just as the Quinn family were in the process of joining the Central Bank and the Department of Finance to their litigation, is highly significant. The legislation deems that legal actions and the continued ‘harassment” of the Quinn family can continue while at the same time, a stay has been put on any legal action being taken against IBRC. These are double standards and would appear to be an affront to the constitution and most certainly, a breach of natural justice and human rights.

There are now serious concerns that the Quinn Group could be sold off in pieces in a fire sale, despite the fact that the Minister for Finance gave a commitment that none of it would be sold for five years. Such an act would be utterly unacceptable and the people from the border communities will not tolerate such reckless and unnecessary actions. The Quinn Group is our future and our children’s future and must be retained in its entirety. The IBRC strategy on Quinn to date has been utterly shambolic and has cost us all dearly. It is time for a bit of common sense to prevail, even at this late stage.

This entire saga began, not by reckless behaviour by Sean Quinn as documented, but what has ensued since that fateful time is nothing short of criminal. The Government, politicians, economists, judges, barristers, doctors, business people, journalists, TV presenters and basically every Tom, Dick and Harry would have said that his investment in an Irish bank that was supervised by an Irish Government, was the one that was rock solid. How wrong everyone would have been?

Who could have ever predicted that it was not a foreign government, nor a recession which would impact on the manufacturing industry, who would rape torture and loot Quinn and the people of Ireland to the tune of billions. It was the Irish “establishment”.

Patricia Gilheany

Secretary

Concerned Irish Citizens

Ballinamore

Co Leitrim

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