Concerned Irish Citizens, the group behind the massive Quinn rally in Ballyconnell at the end of July have organised another protest event for Sunday 16th September at 5pm in Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan.
The group headed by Ballinamore ladies Maureen Martin and Patricia Gilheaney say this rally is in support of, not only the Quinn family, but all those who have been bullied and abused by the Banks.
In a statement to the Leitrim Observer, the CIC said, “If the DPP’s action against three former executives of Anglo Irish Bank is successful, namely in establishing that they acted illegally, can Anglo still pursue the Quinn family for the alleged €2.3bn? In other words, can the bank litigate to recover monies that a court has held to have been lent illegally?
“Are people aware that Mike Aynsley, CEO of Anglo, is by far the highest paid state employee in this country - €856,000 in 2011? That is four times more than An Taoiseach! In Anglo’s 2011 annual report, it discloses that 17 key staff including Aynsley, were paid €6m. How much would this €6m do in our disastrous HSE?”
This next rally has been brought about after CIC has been inundated with messages from people who are extremely angry at the way they have been treated either as individuals or small businesses. They feel the time has come for “people to make a statement, loud and clear - ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.”
Maureen Martin, Chairperson of Concerned Irish Citizens “All of the Irish people need to be educated on how they have been manipulated and defrauded. If they all could see that they are being treated exactly like the Quinn family then there will indeed be a revolution. And a revolution is sorely needed in this country. Not a bloody revolution but a revolution of education, of information, of thinking, a sweeping people’s revolution that will lead to true government of the people, by the people, for the people.”