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Supporters to hold Cavan rally for Quinn family

Supporters of the family will hold a rally in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan on Sunday seeking the withdrawal of contempt orders.

Sean Quinn Jr, Peter Darragh Quinn and Sean Quinn outside the High Court in March.
Sean Quinn Jr, Peter Darragh Quinn and Sean Quinn outside the High Court in March.
Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

SUPPORTERS of the Quinn family are to hold a rally in support of the family this weekend – urging the former Anglo Irish Bank to seek the suspension of the contempt orders issued against them this week.

The rally will be held in the Cavan village of Ballyconnell, the site of a Quinn packaging plant, on Sunday evening.

Supporters said they were holding the demonstration to show their solidarity with the Quinn family and to “support natural justice”.

An organiser said attendees would appeal to the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, formerly Anglo Irish Bank, to seek the suspension of the contempt orders issued by the High Court against Seán Quinn, his son Seán Jr and his nephew Peter Darragh.

Both Sean Quinn Jr and Peter Darragh Quinn were sentenced to 90 days in prison for their contempt of previous High Court orders demanding that the family stop any actions which could move its overseas assets beyond the reach of IBRC, to whom the bankrupt Quinn and his group owe €2.3 billion.

Sean Quinn Jr has already begun his sentence, though the whereabouts of Peter Darragh – who was absent for the court hearings which led to his sentencing – remain unknown.

The family’s supporters have called on IBRC to engage with the Quinns, through their lawyers, “to resolve the present impasse”.

They also want IBRC to suspend all further pending proceedings against the family “until the legitimacy of the €2.3bn debt is clarified”.

Read: Judge slams Quinn family’s dishonesty

More: Local GAA club stands by Quinn family

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