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Real IRA pair quizzed over gangster's murder

Published 07/02/2012 | 05:00

TWO suspected associates of the dissident Real IRA were being questioned last night by gardai investigating the murder of one of Ireland's biggest gangsters, writes Tom Brady.

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The two, who are in their 20s, were detained in swoops by armed detectives on the northside of Dublin yesterday morning.

They were arrested in connection with the shooting of Michael "Mica" Kelly, who was gunned down after he left an apartment block last September.

He had been visiting his son and the baby's mother at Marrsfield Avenue in Clongriffin.

Kelly had been warned by gardai that his life was in danger and knew there was a "contract" on his head as a result of a row between his gang and the Real IRA.

Irish Independent

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