Wednesday 21 November 2018

IRA killers of Quinn staged 'dozen attacks'

Paul Quinn was murdered by the IRA in 2007
Paul Quinn was murdered by the IRA in 2007

Niall O'Connor

The IRA gang that brutally murdered Paul Quinn is suspected of being involved in a dozen other punishment beatings North of the Border, it was claimed last night.

The victim's family spoke to RTÉ's 'Primetime' ahead of the 10-year anniversary of his death today.

Breege Quinn told of the moment she learned of her son's death, just hours after he was beaten to a pulp by an armed gang of between seven and nine IRA members in a Co Monaghan barn. The gang broke every bone in his body below the neck.

"A nun came out. Doctors came out after. They shook our hands and said 'they left nothing to fix'," Mrs Quinn said.

Saying that she could barely remember the funeral, she added: "I know we couldn't put rosary beads in his hands. They smashed him up so badly."

Sinn Féin has condemned the murder, with the party telling 'Primetime' the killers are "criminals" and should be brought to justice.

However, the Quinn family has repeatedly criticised Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy after he previously claimed Mr Quinn was a criminal and the IRA played no involvement.

Irish Independent

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