- Friends of the Irish Environment, 28.04.2003"The land Coillte Teo is now selling for development was given to them by the State in 1988 to ensure that our woodlands were run commercially, not to enable them to sell the family silver to service bank loans".
Talking about the Quinn saga with a friend today and he mentioned all those bizarre attacks on the businesses and their managers and wondered why they seem to have petered out.
Just found out that I will be in Kiev early next month. Must pop by the shopping centre and find out how things are going. I know a lawyer there who takes and interest in "sloveshiy" capitalism and she will keep me up to speed on developments. But as of now, it looks like it is gone.
Man kann gar nicht soviel fressen wie man kötzen möchte!
Max Liebermann, Deutsche Maler.
The pair of rehearsed Quinn stooges sent out last night on TV3 were less than useless, like a couple of claim clerks beating down a claimant with a set of rules.
No-one asked if they were going to return the "dividends". received from Daddy.
Should have let the BBC guy, Fitzpatrick, do the interview and give stuttering Sam the night off.
SixOne reporting that Daddy's daughters are having a right strop over the liquidation of Quinn Group Ltd.
"The four daughters, Colette, Ciara, Aoife and Brenda claimed the move was a "new low".
They said "it is truly devastating that the company our father spent a lifetime building in the local area is being divided up and distributed like spare parts."
Same as usual stuff, our poor, poor Daddy, but no sign of any of them returning the unearned dividends they received which just increased the overdraft.
All very happy to own shares in Daddy's house but not happy for it to be used to pay off legitimate debts.
You almost feel soorry for SQ at home as he is copping it for the lot and the "kids" have agreed he will be the fall guy for their future lifestyle, Quinn Group will be history.
Listen to the podcast on the page.
Makes life difficult for the Quinns, a bit of tit for tat, like rearranging the deckchairs on a certain big boat.