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Quinn family hope to meet Garda Commissioner

Breege and Stephen Quinn have expressed hope that they will meet with Garda Commissioner Drew Harris in the coming weeks to discuss the ongoing investigation into the murder of their son Paul.

Having met with the Irish Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan recently, Mrs Quinn says she will welcome the opportunity to put a number of questions to the Commissioner and query the status of the Garda probe into the horrific killing of her 21-year-old son who was beaten to death near Castleblayney in October 2007.

The couple visited the Dáil earlier this month where they met with a number of politicians.

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, Mrs Quinn said: “Mr Flanagan was part of the Fine Gael delegation we met last week.  He offered to set up a meeting for us with himself and the Garda Commissioner.  We would very much welcome doing that soon.  We would be asking MR Harris for an update on the investigation and we also have other questions to put to him.

“So far nobody has been charged or convicted of Paul’s murder but we have certainly not given up hope.  Everyday we meet those we know were part of the IRA gang who gave our son the most horrific of deaths.  We believe that one day they will be brought to justice before the court.”

It has been reported that up to 150 potential new lines of enquiry have been identified as part of the murder investigation and these will now be pursued by a specialist Garda crime team.