SEVEN people were tonight being questioned over a gangland-style murder in a rural village.
Shane Rossiter became the 14th victim of gun crime this year when he was shot dead in a house just yards from a church in Golden, Co Tipperary, on October 17.
Gardai said five men and two women - aged from their early 20s to early 40s - have been arrested in the Tipperary area.
"They are currently detained in various Garda stations in the Co Tipperary area," they added.
They can be held for up to three days under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939.
Rossiter, 30, who had drug and burglary convictions, was shot in a house and rushed to South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel, where he was pronounced dead.