Hundreds turn out at solidarity march calling for an end to attacks to QIH management

Up to 1,000 people, including Quinn staff, local residents and members of Kevin Lunney’s family have taken part in a solidarity march in Derrylin, Co. Fermanagh, to urge attacks on the company’s management to stop.

Workers have signed a petition calling for an end to what they call a “reign of terror”, after the 50 year old was abducted, assaulted and left on the side of the road in Cavan on Tuesday night.

A cross border investigation into the incident is ongoing, with Gardai carrying out searches in the local area.


Several hundred people, made up of staff, members of the local community and politicians from all sides joined in on the solidary march at the QIH headquarters on the Ballyconnell road earlier today.

In a statement, the staff of QIH said an attack on Mr Lunney is an attack on the entire community, and that those carried out the acts do not represent them.

DUP Leader Arlene Foster said the community is standing together.

QBRC Chairman John McCartan said there’s a frustration at the lack of arrests in relation to the ongoing incidents, but acknowledged the difficulty in policing cross border crimes.

Gardai and the PSNI are continuing to investigate the assault, with a number of searches carried out in Cavan today.

Speaking in Cavan, Deputy Commissioner John Twomey assured local Garda management of the full support of the Garda Organisation going forward.