Quinn family case against IBRC
Sir, – It appears Seán Quinn and his family have been sold out by the Irish “establishment” in an attempt to block them taking their “big” case against IBRC. The fact that this occurred just as the Quinn family was in the process of joining the Central Bank and the Departmentof Finance to their litigation is highly significant (Home News, February 8th 9th).
The IBRC legislation deems that legal actions by the bank can continue while at the same time, a stay has been put on any legal action being taken against IBRC. These are double standards and would appear to be an affront to the Constitution and most certainly, a breach of natural justice and human rights.
There are now serious concerns that the Quinn Group could be sold off in pieces in a fire sale, although the Minister for Finance gave a commitment that none of it would be sold for five years. Such an act would be utterly unacceptable and the people from the Border communities would not tolerate such action. The Quinn Group is our future and our children’s future and must be retained in its entirety. The IBRC strategy on Quinn to date has been utterly shambolic and has cost us all dearly. It is time for a bit of common sense to prevail, even at this late stage. – Yours, etc,