It’s understood that the one of the main suspects in the Kevin Lunney case was the mastermind behind an attempted ATM robbery in Kerry nine years ago.
54-year-old Cyril McGuinness, who was a suspect in the abduction of the Quinn Industrial Holdings director in September, died during a search at his home in the UK yesterday.
Radio Kerry understands that Mr McGuinness was heavily involved in a botched ATM raid in Castleisland in 2010; two other men were given six-year sentences for their part.
The attempted robbery, which took place on Main Street, Castleisland on November 13th, 2010, failed when two men were unable to load the ATM onto a truck.
The raid yesterday in the UK was part of a major operation into the kidnap and torture of the Quinn Industrial Holdings director.
The Sunday World named Cyril McGuinness as the main suspect in the intimidation campaign against QIH staff five years ago,
Reporter Nicola Tallant says gardai are hoping there is vital information in his UK home.