A MAN has been re-arrested for questioning by gardai investigating the murder of Real IRA faction boss Alan Ryan.
The suspect, who is in his early 50s, was detained by officers in Coolock on the northside of Dublin.
Gardai had to seek a warrant to arrest him again after fresh information had come to light since his previous detention.
Officers said last night that the re-arrest was a significant move in their inquiries. The man is believed to be closely associated with a gangland player thought to be involved in the fatal shooting of Ryan.
He was being held last night at Coolock station under section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act and can be held without charge for up to three days.
Ryan (32) was gunned down in Clongriffin, Dublin.