A LARGE CROWD is expected to attend a rally in support of Seán Quinn and the Quinn family in Ballyconnell in Co Cavan today.
A group called Concerned Irish Citizens is organising the event, which is demanding “natural justice for the Quinn family and the citizens of Ireland”.
Maureen Martin, spokesperson for Concerned Irish Citizens told TheJournal.ie that it’s hoped that thousands will turn out in support of the rally (weather permitting). She said the event is being organised “because of what’s going on behind the scenes with Anglo and Quinn”.
Referring to the alleged €100,000 spent on a wedding cake for the nuptials of Seán Quinn’s daughter Ciara back in 2007 Martin said that while she agreed it was a “disgusting amount of money”, Quinn was entitled to pamper his daughter in whatever way he saw fit.
She also said that the cake is a side issue, distracting from more serious concerns and hinted that efforts have been made “behind the scenes” to push issues such as the wedding cake to the fore in the media.
According to organisers there is huge support for the rally, with people offering encouragement from all over the country.
Martin said that people like Tyrone manager Mickey Harte had been harassed and abused since appearing at the last event in July. She said that a number of people who spoke at the July rally would be in attendance today, but would not be speaking:
It’s a sad country when people are afraid to speak their minds.
Organisers have not revealed who will be addressing the crowds at today’s event.