500 attend Ballyconnell meeting

Politicians from all parties came under fire at the latest meeting organised by Concerned Irish Citizens in Ballyconnell last Sunday.

Politicians from all parties came under fire at the latest meeting organised by Concerned Irish Citizens in Ballyconnell last Sunday.

One Government backbench TD was booed as he attended the meeting in support of workers at the Quinn Group while others came in for criticism for failing to act earlier to stop the “haemorrhage of jobs”.

Concerned Irish Citizens group Chairperson, Maureen Martin, claimed senior jobs within the Quinn Group were being re-located to Dublin and England.

Sligo/Leitrim TD Mr Colreavy rejected a claim from one speaker that his party had changed its position on the Quinn saga.

“There has to be a serious public inquiry into Anglo Irish Bank and we’ve always said that,” he said. “We need an investigation from the day it was established.”

Former CEO of the Quinn Radiator Division Denis Doogan, had a letter read out at the meeting in which he claimed industrial tribunal cases are pending against the administrators from a number of the executives.

Sean Quinn Junior was also in attendance at the meeting.

CIC representatives have vowed to continue to fight for the release of Sean Quinn and remain critical of the treatment of him at the hands of the national media.