Fugitive Quinn won’t be returning here, says father

Peter Darragh Quinn intends staying in the North and “won’t be going back” to face jail in the Republic, according to his father Peter Quinn.

The former GAA president told the Impartial Reporter his son isn’t afraid of going to jail but believes he has no chance of getting “fair play or justice” because of the corrupt way the authorities have allegedly handled the case.

And Mr Quinn said the courts were “shit-scared” of hearing the case on the legality of the loans to Seán Quinn because “too many people in high places have too much to lose”.

While his cousin Seán Quinn Jnr is in Mountjoy after appearing in court in Dublin on Jul 20, Peter Darragh Quinn did not turn up. He appeared in public for the first time at a GAA match in Kinawley, Co Fermanagh where he was photographed with his father.

Mr Quinn said that although his son is “under a lot of pressure, his family full backs his decision to stay in the North.

“We don’t believe there is any chance he will get fair play.”

He added the manner in which the courts in the Republic have demanded repayments while simultaneously taking away the Quinn business was like “choking off a man’s air supply and then expecting him to breathe”.

Mr Quinn claimed that the former Anglo Irish Bank was reporting a business model that it was not actually using.

It overtraded and engaged in risky practices and when property prices fell, they were in real trouble and engaging in a number of questionable practices, he claimed.

He added that the bank tried to prop up share prices to show the best possible prices for the directors and this was illegal.

He said that the case against Seán Quinn and his family is being run to drain them of resources to fight the bank, hoping it would never come to court.

“There is a conspiracy to make sure he does not win the case involving Anglo, the Government including the Department of Finance and the regulatory body including the Central Bank.

“There is systematic and systemic collusion to make sure Seán Quinn’s does not win the case.

“That’s why the whole series of side issues are being taken to court first, to dry up funds.”


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