Thursday 21 September 2017

Screams that still resonate in this deathly quiet bar

Joe O'Shea in the pub where Eamon Dunne was gunned down

The lounge bar of Faussagh House should be an unlikely setting for a violent gangland hit. The pub, in Cabra on the northside of Dublin, is typical of a lot of bars in semi-suburban, working-class areas of this country.

Visiting it on a quiet night this week, seeing three or four regulars sip pints before the Champions League came on the big-screen TV, it was hard to square the non-descript scene with the brutal assassination that occurred a few nights earlier.

It's dark and quiet, the walls have tacked-up, handmade posters advertising upcoming gigs by pub bands like Sidewinder and Uptown Boys.

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