Bradley pays tribute to Quinn family campaign for justice

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Monday, November 16th, 2015
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Members of the SDLP have paid tribute to what they have described as the ‘unrelenting and inspiring’ campaign for truth, justice and accountability mounted by Stephen and Breege Quinn following the murder of their son Paul in 2007 in South Armagh.
Paul Quinn was murdered in 2007

Paul Quinn was murdered in 2007

Local MLA Dominic Bradley renewed his call on those within Sinn Féin with information about the brutal murder of Paul Quinn to bring it forward and end the suffering of the Quinn family. He said, “The dignity of the Quinn family in the face of unrelenting abuse, threats and intimidation has been absolute. Their struggle for the truth about what happened to Paul on that terrible night on October 2007 has stood in stark contrast to the cowards who beat him to death and the cowards who continue to deny them justice. “Not only did the political establishment try to brush this murder under the carpet, they then embarked on a deliberate campaign to blacken the name of the Quinn family. They unforgivably portrayed Paul as a criminal when he was simply the victim of a barbaric attack based on uncontrollable egos within the IRA in South Armagh. “Up to ten men in boiler suits took Paul to a barn in Monaghan and beat him with iron bars until he was dead for no reason other than to exert their control on this community. Shame on them and shame on those who protect them. “It has been my honour as a public representative to support Breege and Stephen Quinn in their campaign. It is my profound regret that the circumstances of our work was as a result of the loss of Paul. Bradley added, “I repeat the call today. Those with information on Paul’s murder – end your silence. End the secrecy, the pain and the heartache. The Quinn family deserve so much better and for as long as they continue their campaign, the SDLP and the people of Armagh will continue to support them.”

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