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Sean Quinn documentary 'unprecedented series' for Irish television

Dec 1, 2022 13:12 By News Northern Sound
Sean Quinn documentary 'unprecedented series' for Irish television Sean Quinn documentary 'unprecedented series' for Irish television
Sean Quinn speaking at a public meeting in Ballyconnell August 2018.
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'There is still plenty of speculation about how that homily came about'

The creator of this week's RTE documentary on Sean Quinn, Trevor Birney says he was "disappointed" by the removal of Mr Quinn's support of the series over the weekend. The programme aired over three nights this week and depicted the rise of fall of one of Ireland's richest men.

Speaking on this morning's Joe Finnegan Show, Mr Birney said the idea to make the TV series came about after he arrested in was 2018 by the PSNI after making the documentary - No Stone Unturned - which revealed the level of collusion in the 1994 massacre at the Heights Bar in Loughlin Island.

He said the Sean Quinn documentary was an "unprecedented series" the likes of which has never been aired in Ireland before. Mr Birney also added that he owed it to the people of Ireland to provide context to Mr Quinn's story and afford everyone the opportunity to make up their own minds on what happened.

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"Bringing the priest's homily in was to bring the audience back round full circle to the kitchen table where Sean and Patricia are today, still wrestling with everything that has happened to them in their lives over the last 15 years, and the fallout.

"I thought that it was absolutely relevant to remind people and we all know that there is still plenty of speculation about how that homily came about," Mr Birney said.

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