Kevin Lunney beaten and left at the side of the road 

Former Quinn Insurance director Kevin Lunney was abducted, badly beaten and left by the side of the road in Ireland.

Lunney suffered a broken leg and “other very severe but non-life-threatening injuries” before being found in Cornafean in County Cavan at 9pm yesterday. 

Separately, his car and another vehicle were found on fire near the family home, Quinn Indusrial Holdings said. 

Detectives on both sides of the Irish border are investigating the attack on Lunney, who was development director of the group and played a key role in sorting out Quinn Insurance’s strategy before it was finally sold to Liberty in 2011 for €1.

The attacks are the latest on staff at Quinn Industrial Holdings, where Lunney is now operations boss. 

In February, Lunney’s nose was broken in alleged attack at an Irish service station. 

Last year, a car belonging to the finance chief was set on fire outside his family home. 

Sean Quinn and attacks 

In March a court heard people unhappy that founder Sean Quinn is no longer in charge are behind the campaign on Quinn Industrial Holdings executives. 

Lunney joined Quinn in 1995, working in the newly established insurance arm.

He rose to the top of the group, which also manufactured goods and developed property. 

When Quinn Group collapsed following the financial crisis, a group of businessmen snapped up the manufacturing arm in December 2014. 

Sean Quinn was a consultant before leaving finally in 2016. He has repeatedly condemned attacks.