Paul Quinn: £10k reward for information on killers

October 16, 2017

As the tenth anniversary of the murder of a young Cullyhanna man approaches this Friday, a £10,000 reward has been anonymously offered for information that may bring the perpetrators of the brutal crime to justice.

Twenty-one year old Paul Quinn was savagely beaten by a gang of up to 12 men after being lured to a farm just across the border at Oram, near Castleblayney on 20th October 2007.   Despite the ongoing investigations on both sides of the border over the last decade, his killers have never been found.

A high profile campaign for justice by his parents Stephen and Breege has yielded little satisfaction and now, approaching the tenth anniversary of his death, a reward of £10,000 has been offered in a bid to prompt further progress.

Stephen Quinn says the last ten years have been “a nightmare”, the horror of which remains with the family daily.

“My son was battered beyond recognition but it’s never too late for people to come forward.  It just needs one person to be brave,” he said.

Paul’s mother Breege questions how those responsible have been able to live with their conscience: “Some of those who were in the shed that day are bound to have flashbacks and I don’t know how they can live with themselves knowing the barbaric killing my son endured.  My son was crucified that day and he deserves justice.”

Garda Supt Alan Cunningham at Carrickmacross Garda Station is currently leading the investigation and says the answer “lies within the community”.

Urging anyone who may have information to come forward, he said: “If people from north or south of the border don’t want to speak directly to [Gardaí] then they can contact the confidential line on 1800 666 111.

“This is a live investigation and every resource will be used by ourselves and also by our colleagues in the PSNI to bring justice to those involved in this horrific crime.

“No matter if people were on the periphery of this crime, they still know what happened and I would urge them to come forward. It just takes one person to put an awful lot of the pieces together,” he added.