The new untouchables - and we cannot say we weren't warned
The shocking Regency Hotel gun attack is proof that the new generation of criminals is the worst yet, says Willie Kealy
I spent a hour or more on Friday afternoon recording an interview for RTE about Veronica Guerin. Veronica was shot dead by gangsters 20 years ago - murdered - and RTE is making a commemorative programme to be shown during the summer to coincide with that sad anniversary.
It wasn't long after I left the film crew that I heard the news about the fatal gun attack at a boxing weigh-in in a north Dublin hotel. And a few hours later, I saw the horrific footage on the six o'clock news.
It conveyed the real terror as gunmen armed with automatic weapons opened fire in a crowed public area, killing one man, injuring two others and traumatising everyone else present.