Bus set alight at Quinn Packaging in Co Cavan
Latest attack since the company was taken over by receivers in 2011
The 52 seater bus that was set alight overnight at the Quinn Packaging Plant in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan. Photo: Lorraine Teevan
A large 52-seater bus bearing a sign saying “Paul O’Brien, Diaster Tours, Leaving Soon” was set alight at Quinn packaging in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan this morning. Ballyconnell Fire Brigade got to the scene at 5am.
In August, 2011, a car outside the home of businessman Mr O’Brien, who was appointed chief executive to the Quinn Group, was attacked by arsonists. The attackers set fire to his BMW 4x4, which exploded, causing damage to Mr O’Brien’s home and that of his neighbour.
The bus fire is the latest in a series of incidents in which parties opposed to the Quinn management regime have tried to sabotage some of the company’s operations.
Last month a stolen oil tanker truck was driven into the front gates of the former Quinn Group headquarters in Derrylin in Co Fermanagh.
Seán Quinn and his family have repeatedly called on whoever is responsible to stop attacking property.