‘There is always hope’ - Peter Quinn

The brother of bankrupt businessman Sean Quinn told Arranmore islanders on Saturday that people in Donegal and Ireland should not give up hope and that “there was always light at the end of the tunnel”.

The brother of bankrupt businessman Sean Quinn told Arranmore islanders on Saturday that people in Donegal and Ireland should not give up hope and that “there was always light at the end of the tunnel”.

In the only public reference by any member of the Quinn family to the recent travails of businessman Sean Quinn, who filed for bankruptcy in Belfast last Friday, his brother, Peter Quinn, a former president of the GAA, said it was the ordinary people of Arranmore Island, of Donegal and Ireland who would pull Ireland out of its present difficulties.

“There is always light at the end of the tunnel. I know some people, including members of my own family who are in a tunnel at the moment, but we don’t ever give up hope. Whatever the state of the economy, whatever blows we have to accept, whatever the political situation, the economic situation, the social situation, even the demographic situation as a result of emigration, however bad things are, we are the only people who have the ability to change them,” said Mr. Quinn.

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