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Minister's murder apology fails to stem Sinn Fein crisis

Feb 07, 2020 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

AN APOLOGY by the Stormont finance minister over a murder allegedly committed by the IRA 13 years ago has failed to stem the crisis engulfing Sinn Fein two days before Ireland's general election.

Conor Murphy, the Sinn Fein minister for finance in Northern Ireland, this week apologised to the parents of Paul Quinn, who was killed in 2007 - but the family wants him to resign.

Voters in the Republic of Ireland go to the polls tomorrow.

Support for Sinn Fein has surged since the g...