Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) has confirmed that two of its directors were assaulted in Ballyconnell. The alleged assault is meant to have happened in a shop in the town on Friday afternoon, February 1st.
The suspect is understood to have fled the scene after members of the public intervened in the attack. Both men had to seek medical attention for their injuries. QIH chief executive, Liam McCaffrey, condemned the assault and thanked the members of the public who helped the victims. He said: “Cowardly unprovoked attacks of this nature cannot be allowed to go unpunished and we trust the authorities will deal with this accordingly.”
The attack is only the most recent in a litany of violent incidents in which senior management at QIH have been targeted. Gardaí have said they are “investigating an assault which occurred at approximately 1.30pm today (Friday) in Ballyconnell”.
It is understood that: “No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.”
In October of last year, there was an arson attack at the home of Tony Lunney, a senior manager at QIH. In the attack, a car owned by his adult daughter was set on fire outside the family home. There was also a suspected arson attack targeting the company's chief financial officer, Dara O'Rreilly, at his home in Cavan. There was also another arson attack at a factory owned by the family of another senior QIH manager, last year.
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