Kevin Lunney Bio
Kevin Lunney is a 50-years-old prominent Irish businessman, who works in Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) as the chief operating officer. He found at the side of a road near the Irish border after being abducted and assaulted in a horrific attack.
Kevin Lunney Career
He joined the Quinn business in 1995, working in its then newly-established insurance division. He later became responsible for other parts of the company, including its property portfolio.
QIH was formerly owned by Sean Quinn, who was once Ireland’s richest man. His business empire included insurance, property development and the manufacture and supply of building products, glass and plastics.
He is a director of Quinn Industrial Holdings, and he runs firms formerly owned by Seán Quinn, who built up a multibillion-pound insurance business in the Celtic Tiger.
Lunney lost control of his company in 2014 after racking up €2bn debt in a financial gamble on Anglo Irish Bank, whose spectacular collapse precipitated Ireland’s bailout by the EU and the International Monetary Fund in November 2011. Lunney worked with him in his attempts to regain control of the business.
Kevin Lunney Abduction
Lunney was driving from work to his home at the north of the border in Co Fermanagh, Kinawley when he was abducted at 18:40 BST on Tuesday, Sept 17, 2019.
Lunney was found 22 miles (35km) away dumped on a roadside in the Republic in County Cavan at about 21:00 and was taken to hospital. Detectives of the Irish border are investigating the attack.
DI Trevor Stevenson said: We understand that the man was abducted from his home in Derrylin at around 6.40 pm yesterday Tuesday 17 September, and was seriously assaulted before being left at the side of the road at Drumcoughill, Cornafean, Co Cavan.
He was discovered by residents just before 9 pm and was brought to the hospital with serious injuries to his face and leg.
This was a horrific attack and we are liaising with our colleagues at An Garda Síochána.
Kevin Lunney Personal Life, Wife, Children
Lunney is married. For several hours last evening Kevin’s wife, family, and very many friends were left to contemplate the worst.
He is the father of six children. “Kevin Lunney’s abduction and assault is an outrageous attack on a hard-working father of six children but also on his 830 colleagues at Quinn Industrial Holdings and the wider community in the Cavan-Fermanagh region,” added Mr Barden.