Armed Garda Support Unit stationed along the Cavan/Monaghen border

From this morning, an Armed Garda Support Unit has been stationed along the Cavan/Monaghen border.

At last weeks Cross Border Organised Crime Conference, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris confirmed the deployment.

A third third armed support unit has been deployed in the Cavan/Monaghen.

It comes after the assault and abduction of CEO of QIH Kevin Lunney and Brexit looming just over a month away.

Tomorrow marks two weeks since Mr. Lunney was abducted in Fermanagh before being assaulted and left on the road in Cavan.

Over the weekend Parish priest of Ballyconnell , Fr. Oliver O’Reilly described the torture of the Quinn Group executive as “a modern form of crucifixion.” and says it will take time for his physical and mental wounds to heal.


Sinn Fein’s Spokesperson on Justice and Equality Sligo Leitrim TD Martin Kenny believes the stance taken by Fr Oliver O’ Reilly showed ‘Courage.


Deputy Kenny insists that the deployment of an additional Armed Garda Support unit will not be a quick – fix soloution to the events such as the Kevin Lunney attack.