GARDAI are appealing to the suspect in the Mallow stabbing case to turn himself in, as they prepare to seek a direction from the DPP on extraditing him.
The suspect is believed to have fled to the UK after escaping out of Ireland on a ferry following the fatal stabbing of dad-to-be Conor Quinn.
24-year-old Mr Quinn, a native of Loughrea in Galway, died on July 12 shortly after being stabbed just once on Bridge Street in Mallow.
The killer fled the scene and has not been seen since. Gardai are liaising with British police forces and Interpol to help locate him.
A garda spokesman said: “It is in his own interests to come forward.” And he added that anyone who knows where he is should urge him to go to the gardaí.
Gardai are now putting a file together for the DPP, with the aim of getting a direction relating to the extradition of the suspect when he is located.
The spokesman said that the investigation is “at an advanced stage”.
Meanwhile, gardaí are also on the international hunt for the killers of Polish man Mikolaj Wilk at his rented home in Ballincollig on June 10.
The suspects in that case, are also believed to have fled the country within 24 hours of the machete attack, during which Mikolaj's wife Elzbieta was injured.
Investigators have enlisted the aid of Interpol in their attempt to trace the killers.
Nine vehicles seized by gardaí shortly after the killing are still in the possession of the authorities after being seized in a swoop on the Ballincollig area. A large team is going through forensics, documents, and witness statements taken in the early stages of the investigation.
CCTV footage is also being analysed.
Elzbieta and her children returned to Poland in recent weeks, while the 35-year-old 's remains were also repatriated for a funeral in his homeland.
Anyone with information on the Ballincollig murder is asked to contact Gurranabraher Garda station on 021 4946200, while the incident room in Mallow station can be contacted on 022 31450.