The son of Brian Stack, a chief prison officer at Portlaoise maximum security jail who was murdered by the IRA, has called on Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams to meet him.
Mr Stack was shot dead by the Provisionals on Dublin's South Circular Road on March 25, 1983. The IRA has never admitted the crime.
His son, Austin, who is an assistant prison governor, has now called on the Sinn Fein president to "show courage and agree to meet with victims".
Mr Stack also called on the Government to establish a truth commission.
He welcomed the announcement that the Irish Prison Service training centre in Portlaoise was to be renamed "Brian Stack House".