GARDAÍ investigating the murder of 24-year-old Conor Quinn in Mallow last Thursday are “making progress”.
The member of An Garda said they have obtained a recording of the entire incident from recently installed CCTV at a nearby apartment complex.
“We are still harvesting CCTV and viewing that,” the source said.
“We have a number of inquiry teams out taking statements and following up on inquiries.”
The Garda reiterated an appeal for witnesses to come forward and give information.
“We would ask anyone with any information to contact us at any Garda station or by calling the Garda confidential line on 1800 666 111.”
Speaking to the Evening Echo, a member of the investigating team said they had been viewing the incident on CCTV, and that this has “proved very helpful.”
“The CCTV is our main focus at the moment as well as taking statements from witnesses.
“Like any investigation, there are a lot of inquiries to be made and lots of people to speak to, it only happened on Thursday night, we are still in the early stages of the investigation but we are making progress.”
The Garda also urged the suspect to come forward and make contact with the Gardaí.
As reported in the Evening Echo last week, Gardaí are also watching airports and ports in case the suspect attempts to flee the country.
Investigators are looking into whether the violent murder was carried out in self-defence.
The river and the river bank were searched by the investigation team for the weapon used in the attack.
The deceased man, Conor Quinn, had been recently living in Killavullen and had relatives living in Cork.
He had lived in Loughrea in Galway and Kilshane, outside Tipperary town, when growing up.
He went to school in Tipperary town.
It’s understood that he had attended the Cahirmee Fair on Thursday before the incident occurred that led to his death.