Peter Quinn criticised for 'gutter' language

Tue, Oct 16, 2012, 01:00

FINE GAEL parliamentary party chairman Charlie Flanagan has criticised the brother of bankrupt billionaire Seán Quinn for using “gutter” language to criticise the Taoiseach and other senior politicians.

Speaking at a Quinn rally in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan, at the weekend, former GAA president Peter Quinn said: “Neither Anglo nor the media will break the Quinn resolve, neither Elderfield or Dukes, nor Kenny or Noonan or any of the other b******s in Dáil Éireann will ever break the Quinns’ spirit.”

Mr Flanagan said Mr Quinn, father of Peter Darragh Quinn, who is understood to be living in Northern Ireland but is the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant in the Republic, had dishonoured the role of GAA president.

“Politicians are not beyond criticism, but the uncouth language used by Mr Quinn does not befit a man who was president of the GAA, one of the most respected offices in Irish public life,” he said. The language by Mr Quinn “belongs in the gutter and dishonoured the office of uachtaráin of the GAA, which he once held”.