Belfast Telegraph

Republicans urged over Quinn murder

The mother of a County Armagh man murdered in 2007 has called on republicans to reveal any information.

Paul Quinn, from Cullyhanna, was 21 when he was beaten to death. His family blames members of the IRA.

Sinn Fein has denied republican involvement in Mr Quinn's death.

Mother Breege Quinn said: "They don't speak, they sit and look at the wall. Why are they doing that?"

She added: "Why would they not get down on their knees to say that they did not do it, why are they staying quiet, it is something I can never understand."

She said nobody had been arrested or brought to court.

Mr Quinn was found beaten at farm buildings in Tullycoora, near Castleblaney, County Monaghan, in October 2007. He died in hospital several weeks later.

His family said he had been involved in a dispute with individual IRA members.

The death was debated in the Stormont assembly on the seventh anniversary of the killing.

Sinn Fein assembly member Raymond McCartney said: "The interest of justice is not served by half truths and innuendo.

"It only serves to undermine it. Evidence is not baseless allegations."

SDLP MLA Dominic Bradley said Sinn Fein should retract slurs on Mr Quinn's name categorising him as a criminal and encourage Sinn Fein to use its influence to ensure people in south Armagh bring information to gardai.

"We would like Sinn Fein to encourage certain people in south Armagh to give the names of people who were involved in the Quinn murder to the guards who are investigating the crime."

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