VIDEO: Parents urge finance minister to "tell the truth" and help bring son's killers to justice

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Breege and Stephen Quinn.

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The parents of Paul Quinn are urging Sinn Fein leaders to help bring his killers to justice.

Q Radio was present as Breege Quinn spoke with party president Mary Lou McDonald by telephone on Thursday night from her home in Cullyhanna, south Armagh.




It followed controversy over accusations made about her 21-year-old son who was beaten to death at a barn in County Monaghan in 2007.

He had previously clashed with a local IRA commander's son.

Speaking at the time, Sinn Fein MLA Conor Murphy claimed Mr. Quinn had links to criminality.

Mr Murphy publicly apologised on Wednesday afternoon.

"I have consistently and unreservedly condemned the murder of Paul Quinn," he said.

"Those who murdered him are criminals and need to be brought to justice."

Mr Murphy added: "I repeat my call on anyone with any information on his murder to bring it to the Gardai or the PSNI.

"I very much regret comments I made in the aftermath of Paul's murder which have added to the grief felt by the Quinn family.

"I apologise for those remarks and I unreservedly withdraw them."
The current Stormont finance minister also said the IRA had no part in the killing.

However, Paul Quinn's family wants Mr. Murphy to "tell the truth" and say the words "Paul Quinn is not a criminal."

Paul Quinn's father Stephen is calling for him to go to police with any information.


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