Quinn rally postponed

The Rally for Justice in the name of the Quinn family and all victims of the Irish Banks by Concerned Irish Citizens for this Sunday, September 16 has been postponed as a mark of respect to the late Brian Og Maguire who died tragically.

The Rally for Justice in the name of the Quinn family and all victims of the Irish Banks by Concerned Irish Citizens for this Sunday, September 16 has been postponed as a mark of respect to the late Brian Og Maguire who died tragically.

Fermanagh inter-county footballer Brian Óg Maguire died on Thursday, September 13 following an industrial accident at the Quinn Group’s prestressed concrete facility in Derrylin.

The 24-year-old featured in the Ernesiders’ Ulster SFC match against Down this season and captained the Lisnaskea Emmetts side which won the All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship in 2011.

The Quinn Group released a statement Thursday evening saying, “It is with great sadness that we confirm that an accident occurred at our prestress plant in Derrylin this morning, as a result of which one of our staff members was fatally injured. The accident occurred shortly after 10am and emergency first aid was applied at the scene. Unfortunately, he passed away on the way to hospital.

“We are all extremely shocked and we extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased. An investigation into the cause of the accident has commenced.”

The massive rally organised by Concerned Irish Citizens was expected to include thousands of protestors in Ballyconnell this weekend, but it has been postponed as a mark of respect to the family and friends of Mark Og Maguire.

Concerned Irish Citizens said, “We would appreciate your assistance in spreading the word to avoid disappointment on Sunday if people had made arrangements to travel to rally which will be rescheduled in the near future.”