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Ireland Chief suspect in brutal kidnap of Kevin Lunney was a multi-millionaire criminal with several aliases

09:50  10 november  2019
09:50  10 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Quinn chiefs to meet with the Garda Commissioner over death-threats probe

  Quinn chiefs to meet with the Garda Commissioner over death-threats probe Directors of Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) will hold a meeting with the Garda Commissioner tomorrow seeking an update on the investigation into death threats and assaults against the company's senior executives. Six weeks ago, Kevin Lunney was abducted near his Fermanagh home and held for more than two hours, but no arrests have yet been made. Six weeks ago, Kevin Lunney was abducted near his Fermanagh home and held for more than two hours, but no arrests have yet been made.

Chief suspect in Lunney kidnapping a storied villain. Several co-ordinated raids. Gardaí said late on Friday afternoon that it had completed all searches which started this morning in What happened to Kevin Lunney ? On Tuesday, Mr Lunney , who is a senior executive of QIH, told of how he was

Chief suspect in Kevin Lunney attack dies during police raid. During the height of a spate of ATM robberies about 10 years ago, McGuinness and his underling gang members were suspects for between 10 and 15 such raids a year; operating from Kerry up to the Border region and into the North.

a close up of a street in front of a house: Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) © Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker Press Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH)

The chief suspect in the brutal kidnap of Quinn boss Kevin Lunney was a multi-millionaire criminal with more than a dozen aliases. Cyril “Dublin Jimmy” McGuinness made his money from smuggling and illegal waste management and is believed to have carried out at least 30 ATM raids on both sides of the border.

The net is now closing on the “paymaster” financing the Lunney torture gang after cops recovered significant evidence in Friday’s raid on his UK hideout. Detectives believe McGuinness was the man referred to as “boss” on the phone by the thugs who beat and branded the Quinn director before pouring bleach on him and dumping him in a country lane. 

CAB should team up with elite NI cops to nail Kevin Lunney kidnappers, says Micheal Martin

  CAB should team up with elite NI cops to nail Kevin Lunney kidnappers, says Micheal Martin The FF chief said a cross border, multi-agency response was needed to stop further attacks on Quinn directors .His call comes in the wake of the horror ordeal of Mr Lunney, who was dragged off at knifepoint, savagely tortured and dumped on a roadway in just his underwear.Mr Martin told Sean O’Rourke on RTE Radio One: “These are exceptional criminals. They are professional and vicious.“The rule of the State does not run here.” © Gareth Chaney/Collins Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin He said a no-holds barred response on both sides of the border is required.

The main suspect in the investigation into the kidnap and torture of a Northern Ireland businessman has died during a police raid in England. He was the main suspect in the kidnap of and violent attack on 50-year-old Mr Lunney , who was abducted as he was driving home from work in Kinawley

Cyril McGuinness was thought to have been linked to kidnap of businessman Kevin Lunney .

a man wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Kevin Lunney © Quinn Industrial Holdings Kevin Lunney The 54-year-old career criminal dropped dead of a heart attack when armed officers arrived to search his bolthole near Derby after a tip-off from gardai and the PSNI. Police are now sifting through a mountain of evidence contained in documents and devices at his address. Yesterday, retired Chief Supt John O’Brien told how Friday’s dawn raids marked a turning point in the probe.

He said: “He would have been caught by surprise and not in a position to destroy any evidence. There was documentation, mobile phones and a laptop seized. “It’s very significant that they caught him unawares. A lot of preparatory work would have been done before this.”

Speaking on RTE radio, the retired Garda chief, who arrested McGuinness on several occasions, added: “If there’s electronic equipment, written documents, bank statements – all of that is part of the forensic trawl.” He also insisted the gang would now splinter in a bid to “save their own skins”. Mr O’Brien said: “McGuinness came across our radar quite significantly. He was part of a network even then in the early days.

Simon Coveney insists catching criminals intimidating Quinn directors is 'high priority for Government'

  Simon Coveney insists catching criminals intimidating Quinn directors is 'high priority for Government' The Tanaiste’s comments came as gardai and the PSNI continue to investigate the brutal kidnap of Kevin LunneyMr Coveney told the Dail he was aware of concerns that investors in Quinn Industrial Holdings may pull out, with the loss of hundreds of jobs, if the campaign of violence in the Fermanagh/Cavan border area cannot be stopped.

In September 2019 Kevin Lunney , chief operating officer of Quinn Industrial Holdings, was abducted from his home near Derrylin, beaten and left near Drumcoghill, Co. Cavan.

Chief suspect in Kevin Lunney attack dies during police raid. In the Republic, five locations were searched in Co Cavan, three in Co Longford and four in Dublin. “Whilst there has been a huge investment in this business, is it really worth a life? I don’t think any money is ,” he said.

a man reading a book: Kevin Lunney © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited Kevin Lunney “In temperament he had a hair-trigger temperament, he was very volatile.” In 1986, McGuinness was banned from driving for 25 years and jailed for six months after refusing to stop for gardai as they chased his lorry through north Co Dublin two years earlier. Then, age 22, he was led from Balbriggan Courthouse handcuffed to a Garda and when he passed a sergeant who gave evidence against him he shouted, “B*****d” and spat in his face. 

O’Brien added: “He threatened me frequently and quite graphically – he had a physically intimidating presence. “Myself and two colleagues arrested him one night – he was stripped to the waist, holding a big brush handle and threatening to take our heads off.” McGuinness had become public enemy number one after gardai and the PSNI stepped up their investigation in the wake of a fresh death threat issued against Quinn Industrial Holdings chiefs.

Alleged mastermind of Kevin Lunney abduction dies of heart attack during police raid

  Alleged mastermind of Kevin Lunney abduction dies of heart attack during police raid Alleged mastermind of Kevin Lunney abduction dies of heart attack during police raidMob boss Cyril McGuinness died when armed police raided the property in the Derby area of England after getting the location of the secret hideout from gardai.

The main suspect in the investigation into the abduction of Kevin Lunney has died. PSNI Detective Chief Inspector Julie Mullan said: "This was a truly horrific crime and we continue to Mr Hamilton declined to be drawn when asked whether the dead man was a main suspect in the investigation.

What happened to Kevin Lunney ? On Tuesday, Mr Lunney , who is a senior executive of QIH, told of how he was abducted and tortured by the gang in “This is a significant step forward and I commend the Garda Commissioner and his counterparts in PSNI management for taking this initiative which has

Executives at the firm always believed the gang responsible for the campaign of violence was led by the thug, but was funded and orchestrated by another man they refer to as the “paymaster”. Based in Derrylin, Co Fermanagh, McGuinness was originally from Cloghran near Swords in north Co Dublin. He worked in scrap metal as a teenager and had run foul of the law before turning 20.

Jim Fitzpatrick sitting in a living room: BBC Spotlight interview with Kevin Lunney © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited BBC Spotlight interview with Kevin Lunney He gained a reputation as an IRA sympathiser who supplied vehicles to them and provided safe houses. McGuinness was also heavily involved in smuggling alcohol, cigarettes and fuel laundering. He was suspected of involvement in the IRA bombing of Bishopsgate in London in 1993. The Met Police issued a photofit of McGuinness two months after the blast.

A source said: “This guy perfected plans for carrying out raids and would then sell his ideas to other criminal gangs. “He started out in Dublin but because he ran into trouble with the law he migrated north to Monaghan and Leitrim, and eventually across the border. “He had a criminal career spanning 30 years and had a conviction for every year of his life – 54 in total – going back to his teens and early 20s.

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Kevin Lunney runs firms formerly owned by Seán Quinn, who racked up €2bn debt in gamble on Anglo Irish Bank. The Police Service of Northern Ireland believe Kevin Lunney , the chief operating officer of Quinn “For several hours last evening, Kevin ’s wife, family and very many friends were left to

A convicted criminal considered a key suspect in the kidnapping of Kevin Lunney has died during a police raid in England. The suspect , understood to be known gangster and smuggler Cyril McGuinness, was taken ill while Derbyshire Police were searching a house he was staying in on Friday morning.

“He was stealing plant machinery across Europe, operating in at least 11 different jurisdictions. “He perfected ATM robberies using diggers he brought in from the EU. Then he set up a kind of a franchise telling others how to do it.” McGuinness was arrested in possession of forged British £20 notes in 1992 – but he used so many aliases it took arresting gardai three days to establish his true identity. 

a man in a police car parked in front of a building: PSNI officers at the scene of a property near Derrylin © John McVitty PSNI officers at the scene of a property near Derrylin He had three addresses at the time in north Co Dublin and also one in Middlesex. In his 20s, he secured contracts for the collection of hazardous waste and used them to run illegal fly tipping rackets. He was described in a European extradition warrant issued for him in 2008 as an active member of an Irish criminal organisation. During the height of a spate of ATM robberies a decade ago, McGuinness and his gang were suspects for 15 raids a year.

In 2011, he was extradited to Belgium for stealing 20 trucks and cranes there and in the Netherlands from 2006 to 2007. He was one of three who faced 81 charges, including money laundering, handling stolen goods and illegal dumping, when he appeared in Strabane Magistrates Court, Co Tyrone, in 2005. Figures showed McGuinness benefited to the tune of €2.9 million from smuggling.

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THE suspected mastermind behind the brutal torture of innocent businessman Kevin Lunney “He was the chief suspect for the Lunney abduction from day one because he had previously been “McGuiness was a notorious criminal over the years and was previously linked to the Provisional IRA

Cyril "Dublin Jimmy" McGuinness was a convicted criminal with a record for smuggling, illegal transport of He managed to secure a number of waste disposal contracts from local authorities in his twenties despite having a criminal record.[1] Chief suspect in Lunney kidnapping a storied villain".

However, only a fraction of this amount – less than £300,000 – was recovered through a confiscation order under the Proceeds of Crime Act. He lived north of the border on Teemore Road in Derrylin, Co Fermanagh – a short distance from the head office of Quinn Industrial Holdings.

a person standing in front of a window: Cyril McGuinness © Collins Photo Agency Cyril McGuinness Asked whether he knew McGuinness, businessman Sean Quinn said in an interview last month he was “never in contact with him” but did admit to chatting to him on occasion.

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