TRAGIC BLAYNEY MURDER RECALLED AS FAMILY WANT GARDAI TO RE-OPEN PROBE

12 May 2017 No Comments by The Northern Standard

PATSY McARDLE THE family of a man who was murdered in Co. Monaghan thirty years ago is asking the gardai to re-open an investigation into his brutal killing.

Relatives of Patrick Cunningham, 32, whose body was discovered buried in an outbuilding at a derelict farm at Errybane, near Castleblayney, in 1987, have confirmed this week they are seeking a “full probe” into the circumstances of the murder.

It was initially claimed that Mr Cunningham, who was abducted, was a victim of the INLA (Irish National Liberation Army) but an INLA spokesman later denied the organisation was linked in any way with the man’s abduction or his murder.

The victim was extremely popular in the Castleblayney and Ballybay areas and was held in the highest esteem among all his associates, with whom he frequently socialized, prior to his tragic death.

A spokesman for the family, which extends between Castleblayney and Armagh, said yesterday: “We are anxious to see the….
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