More ‘sabotage attacks’ have been reported at the Quinn group on the Derrylin/ Ballyconnell border.
In recent weeks there has been what appears to be a renewal of the mindless sabotage attacks on company property and businesses.
According to the Quinn group, “Three high voltage electricity poles supplying our plants were cut down and, in a separate incident, a further such pole was damaged by fire. Not only can this type of sabotage cause disruption to our businesses, it also has the potential to cause serious physical danger to our employees and other innocent members of the community.”
When a similar campaign was conducted in 2011 the real dangers to human life of this activity were highlighted and emphasised by both the PSNI and Northern Ireland Electricity.
In recent days part of the Quinn Group’s communications network was firebombed – “again with the clear intention of causing serious disruption,” according to Quinn management.
In a statement to the Leitrim Observer, “The perpetrators and the sponsors of these activities know full well that disruption to our businesses and potentially to our customers, damages not just the businesses, but also job security of our
employees and, inevitably, the reputation of the locality. Yet they continue with their mindless actions. They have no interest in the welfare of our employees and absolutely no regard for their local community.
“In the light of this it is all the more surprising that groups and individuals who have been so vocal about their concern for jobs in this areahave been extraordinarily silent in their response to these outrageous acts. Silence is not enough; there cannot be any room for equivocation; these perpetrators, their sponsors and their activities must be condemned outright.”