April 23, 2008

Lochlann Quinn

Fresh plans for a €350m development overlooking Sandymount strand in Dublin 4, have been submitted by Liam Carroll's Fabrizia Developments. The plans differ substantially from the previous plans for a 30-storey tower and mainly commercial development which Fabrizia submitted for the former AIB sports grounds in Rinsgend.

Lochlann Quinn

When he is not acting as AIB chairman, Quinn works for Glen Dimplex, one of the country's largest private companies. It owns the Morphy Richards, Belling and Dimplex electrical brands. Quinn's 26 per cent of the company has made him bags of money.

But one of the conditions on which Quinn agreed to give an interview to The Sunday Business Post was that he would not discuss his private investments. He would prefer not to talk about his private business, he said, as it's hard to remain private in this country, and also because he will be returning full-time to the private sector when he leaves AIB.

A brother of former Labour leader Ruairi Quinn, the Glen Dimplex man owns half of the Merrion, Dublin's five-star hotel. He has also invested in Patrick Guilbaud's award-winning restaurant, which is now located next to the hotel. His 118-acre French vineyard in Bordeaux, Chateau de Fieuzal, which he bought last year for €45 million, supplies wine to his hotel.



Lochlann Quinn

Former Deputy Chairman and Finance Director of Glen Dimplex

Educated at Blackrock College and UCD, Lochlann Quinn qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1966. He joined Arthur Andersen & Co. in London and, in 1969, he returned to Dublin to head up their audit practice in Ireland until 1980.

In 1980, he joined Glen Dimplex - a small, privately-owned Irish company - as Deputy Chairman and Finance Director. He was one of two shareholders – he has recently sold his interest. The company now has annual sales of $1.3 billion and employs 8,000 people in Europe and Canada.

Mr Quinn’s private business interests include: a hotel in Dublin; commercial properties in Dublin, London and Brussels; and a vineyard in Bordeaux.

He is Chairman of the National Gallery of Ireland and of the ESB, and a former Director of AIB Bank (1995-96) and Chairman (1997-2003), and former Director of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (1990-2000).

He graduated from University College Dublin (BComm 1962).


Ex-bank boss Lochlann Quinn to chair the ESB


By Ailish O'Hora

Wednesday November 28 2007

The Government has appointed former AIB chairman Lochlann Quinn as chairman of the ESB with effect from January 22 next year.

Mr Quinn will have a five-year term.

Commenting on the appointment Energy Minister Eamon Ryan said: "I am very pleased that Lochlann Quinn will be bringing his unparalleled experience in the business and energy wo

rld to the ESB board." Mr Quinn is a former chairman and director of Allied Irish Banks. He was deputy chairman of Glen Dimplex and is chairman of the National Gallery of Ireland.



The Labour Party is to add Cllr Oisín Quinn to its General Election ticket in Dún Laoghaire, according to The Irish Times.
Quinn, nephew of former Finance Minister and current Dublin South East TD & candidate Ruairi Quinn, has been a Dublin City Councillor since the 2004 Local Elections, where he came second in the Rathmines ward poll to his party colleague, Cllr Mary Freehill, with two thirds of a quota.

Former PA tells of 'shame at summary dismissal'

Businessman Lochlann Quinn leaving the Employment Appeals Tribunal in Dublin yesterday. A former personal assistant to businessman Lochlann Quinn said yesterday she was devastated, humiliated and shamed by her "sudden and unexpected redundancy". Jane O'Byrne, Dundrum, Dublin, has taken a case of unfair dismissal against Mr Quinn, deputy chairman of Glen Dimplex and former AIB chairman.

During the year, Fabrizia Ltd lodged revised
proposals for planning permission on the
former AIB sports grounds in Ringsend. The
¤350 million development proposal includes
some 780 apartments, 21,804m2 of office
space and 2,600m2 of retail.

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