Kevin Lunney, Chief Operating Officer of Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH)
The main suspect in the investigation into the abduction of Kevin Lunney has died, RTÉ News has learned.
The man, who was in his 50s, took ill when Derbyshire police searched his home in the UK this morning.
Gardaí and the PSNI believe he was the main organiser behind the kidnapping and extremely violent attack on the Quinn Industrial Holdings executive.
The man has been a target of the police on both sides of the border for years and has more than 50 previous convictions.
Main suspect in Lunney investigation dies during raid (RTÉ)
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University Hospital Galway
Dara Bradley, in the Connacht Tribune, reports:
A woman lay dead, undiscovered for up to 10 hours, in the toilet of a city hospital.
The deceased, believed to be a Polish national, was eventually found in a disabled toilet on the ground floor adjacent to the Emergency Department of University Hospital Galway.
The woman was not registered as a patient of the hospital, or the Emergency Department. It is understood she was a member of the public, and entered the building without the knowledge of hospital staff. A probe is underway into the death.
It is understood she may have fatally hurt herself, possibly accidentally, while inside the toilet and the alarm wasn’t raised until 10 hours later when it was being serviced.
The toilet was locked from the inside, a hospital source said.
Dead woman in hospital toilet was not found for 10 hours (Connacht Tribune)
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