New Garda-PSNI team to investigate gang targeting QIH executives

The Garda and PSNI have established the first joint team of its kind to investigate the crime gang from Dublin and the Border region suspected of abducting and torturing Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) executive Kevin Lunney, according to the Irish Times.

The attack on the 50-year-old father of six marked a major escalation and violence directed at the QIH executive team since they took control of the company with US investment five years ago.

Mr Lunney was left for dead on a Co Cavan roadside in mid-September.

Yesterday, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris announced the Garda and PSNI had “signed off on a joint investigation team overseen by Eurojust”.

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan welcomed the decision, adding it had been made possible by legislation introduced by earlier this year allowing the Garda to join such teams.