Detectives hope information will bring perpetrators of violent attack to justice

The cross-border inquiry into the abduction of Kevin Lunney, the director of Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) who was kidnapped outside his home in Fermanagh eight weeks ago, has expanded significantly as a result of new information gathered by the intelligence services, according to the Sunday Times.

The disclosure that John McCartin, one of Lunney’s co-directors, had been providing gardaí with information on developments in the company since April 2015 has added an extra dimension of complexity to the ongoing case.

The statements McCartin made over that two-year period include material about the role played by businessman Seán Quinn in QIH from its formation until his acrimonious departure in 2016.

McCartin also had an issue with some aspects of Quinn’s conduct. However, Mr Quinn has declined to comment on that allegation.

Detectives on both side of the border are sifting through vast quantities of intelligence on scores of arson attacks, threats, and acts of sabotage directed against companies formerly owned by Mr Quinn.