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Family of 21-year-old beaten to death in a Monaghan barn ask politicians for help

The SDLP are laying down a motion in Stormont.
Nov 24th 2014, 6:30 AM 10,357 11

THE FAMILY of a 21-year-old Monaghan man beaten to death in 2007 will be in Stormont today to hear a motion aimed at supporting their campaign for justice.

Paul Quinn died after being savagely beaten at a barn in Tullycora, close to the village of Oran in October 2007.

It’s widely claimed that former or current members of the IRA were involved in the attack.

Northern Ireland’s now-disbanded ceasefire watchdog the Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC) said the murder had stemmed from a local dispute.

The IMC could not say whether the killing was carried out by the IRA but said that ex members of the IRA may have been involved.

Sinn Féin have repeatedly denied the killing was authorised by the IRA leadership.

Today’s motion is being laid down by the SDLP. Newry Armagh MLA Dominic Bradley saying that he hoped it would “keep the very brutal murder of Paul Quinn high on the public agenda”.

Arrests have been made in connection with the killing but no charges have been brought. The motion is down for debate after 5pm.

Read: Man in early 20s arrested over 2007 killing of Paul Quinn in Monaghan >

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