Tuesday 17 October 2017

Man arrested over the murder of Vincent Ryan

Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

A man has been arrested over the gun murder of Vincent Ryan in Dublin earlier this year.

The 25-year-old, known as Vinnie, was gunned down as he sat in a car on McKee Road, Finglas, north Dublin on February 29 - four years on from the murder of his brother Real IRA chief Alan.

Vinny Ryan
Vinny Ryan

Independent.ie has learned that a man in his 30s was arrested this afternoon in North Dublin on suspicion of withholding information about the murder.

He has been brought to Finglas garda station where he is being held under section 30 of the Offences Against the State act. He can be questioned for up to three days.

Despite numerous arrests, nobody has been charged in connection with the murder.

Previously gardaí arrested a 33-year-old Finglas man who was formerly a member of the mob which was led by slain gang boss Eamon 'The Don' Dunne and has served a number of lengthy prison sentences.

He also has almost 100 previous criminal convictions.

Ryan was previously a member of the Dublin Real IRA but had left following his brother's murder in September 2012.

Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

Despite this he remained a target of the gang who killed his brother as they feared he might strike back in revenge. He became a father to baby daughter Phoenix a number of weeks before his death.

Online Editors

Independent.ie Comments Facility

INM has taken the decision to remove the commenting facility on its online platform Independent.ie to minimise the legal risk to our business that arises from Ireland's draconian libel awards system.

We continue to look forward to receiving comments through direct email contact or via social media, some of which may still be featured on the website Independent.ie

Editor's Choice

Also in Irish News