Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Brendan Smith, has raised the attack on a Director of Quinn Industrial Holdings in Dáil Éireann with the Minister for Justice.
Speaking in the Dáil, Deputy Smith said, “It was chilling to hear of the barbaric attack on Mr. Kevin Lunney, a decent family man who has contributed greatly to the economic development of the Cavan-Fermanagh area, the much wider Border region and further afield.
“Kidnapping and abducting an individual has no place in society. It is most reprehensible, and I condemn in the strongest possible terms the deplorable act.
“Those of us who grew up in a Border community and have had the privilege of representing a large Border constituency believed that the era of kidnapping innocent people, throwing them in the boot of a vehicle, driving them to an isolated place and inflicting serious injuries was long past and that such thuggery, violence, attacks on persons and general lawlessness will not be tolerated in our area of County Cavan and the neighbouring area of County Fermanagh.
“I wish Kevin Lunney a speedy recovery from the horrific injuries inflicted on him. I think of him and all his family, his friends and colleagues, during what must be a frightening time. I appeal to anybody who has any information about the attack or the previous serious incidents to speak to An Garda Síochána or the Police Service of Northern Ireland,” concluded Deputy Smith.