Lunney accused appeal against convictions

Father-of-six Mr Lunney was kidnapped on September 17, 2019.

Three men found guilty of the abduction and torture of Quinn Industrial Holdings director Kevin Lunney are appealing their convictions and severity of their respective sentences.

Alan O’Brien and a man known as YZ, filed notices of appeal just two days after being sentenced last December.

The third man, Darren Redmond, filed notice of appeal this month.

The man known as YZ was jailed by the Special Criminal Court for 30 years for his role in attacking Mr Lunney.

O’Brien, of Shelmalier Road, East Wall in Dublin, received 25 years, while co-accused Redmond, of Caledon Road, East Wall, was sentenced to 18 years with the final three suspended.

Father-of-six Mr Lunney was kidnapped on September 17, 2019. His car was rammed as he returned home and the vehicle set on fire.

He was then bundled into the boot of an Audi A4 and driven to a rural farm site near Ballinagh, where he was tied up inside a horse box, beaten, and slashed on the face and chest with a Stanley knife. One of his legs was broken.

YZ, previously had a High Court challenge on the issue of jurisdiction dismissed.