Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) Director, Liam McCaffrey spoke outside Monaghan Garda station today expressing his "satisfaction" with how the Garda investigation into the abduction and torture of fellow QIH Director Kevin Lunney was progressing. 

Mr. McCaffrey and other QIH Directors met with Garda Commissioner Drew Harris with Mr. McCaffrey stating that there had been "measured progress, but nonetheless progress" made. 

In a statement subsequently released a spokesperson for QIH said:

"QIH welcomes today’s meeting with Garda Commissioner Harris and a recent increase in resourcing following the savage abduction and torture of Kevin Lunney. Progress is being made. Last Friday was the first time since QIH’s establishment almost 5 years ago that its management was not exposed to intimidatory signage or defamatory Facebook pages.  The tragedy is that the impetus for this action was a violent attack on Kevin," the statement said but it went on to talk about the fear that directors are still experiencing: 

"However, QIH directors and their families continue to live in fear.  The community and staff of QIH need to see positive action now to give them the confidence to speak out against those perpetrating this campaign of intimidation. The directors of QIH, the staff and the community are putting their trust in the police services and authorities on this island but they need to see the perpetrators and more importantly the paymaster brought to justice in the short term."

The statement concluded:

"We noted to the Commissioner our concerns that prior to the most recent attack on Kevin, appropriate resources and attention were not applied to addressing the multitude of acts of intimidation and violence against QIH directors and staff. We also expressed our concern that failure to bring the orchestrator and paymaster of this campaign to justice would leave this peaceful community in a limbo status of fear and paralysis that would undermine the local economy and the rule of law and order in this region. We called for robust policing of the region and for the urgent establishment of a dedicated special cross-border, highly resourced task force, to deliver for this region what was achieved in respect of directed criminal activity elsewhere."