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Murder of Paul Quinn, Tullyvanus area of Co. Monaghan 20/10/07

The Gardaí at Castleblaney are investigating the murder of Paul Quinn at the Tullyvanus area of Co. Monaghan on Saturday, 20 October 2007. Gardaí believe that Paul was lured to a shed by a number of men, which resulted in him being seriously assaulted.

The investigation into Paul’s murder is ongoing and of the utmost priority for An Garda Síochána. An Incident room set up at Castleblayney Garda Station in 2007 remains open and active. In March 2020 a thematic review of this investigation was completed by the Garda Serious Crime Review team. 

During the course of this investigation, 23 people have been arrested. This includes 14 persons who were arrested in this jurisdiction by An Garda Síochána, and 9 persons who were arrested by the Police Service of Northern Ireland. 

Gardaí continue to work with their colleagues in the Police Service of Northern Ireland in an effort to solve this crime. As recently as August 2021 detectives from An Garda Síochána and officers from the PSNI Major Investigation Team conducted enquiries in the South Armagh area as part of the investigation. 

Garda Appeal:

  • The answer to this crime lies within the Cullyhanna, Crossmaglen and wider South Armagh community. 
  • Up to 10 men are suspected of involvement in the murder of Paul. That’s 10 wives/girlfriends/partners, 10 extended family circles that have information concerning this murder. It is now 14 years since and the appeal is to that wide cohort of individuals to assist the investigation. Loyalties change over time and these people may now be better placed to unburden themselves. 
  • Specifically, Gardaí are seeking information in relation to a white van with bull-bars attached to the front. This van was used during the crime, and it was known to have been mobile around the South Armagh area prior to Paul’s murder.   
  • Progress is being made, persons have come forward and assisted the investigation, whom we haven’t spoken to before, but again we are seeking that missing link to solve Paul’s murder. Gardaí would like to assure any potential callers that the information they impart will be treated with sensitivity and compassion. 

Carrickmacross Garda Station, investigating tel: 353 42 969 0190