Friday 15 December 2017

Gardai issue fresh appeal over Sunset House murder

Gardai at the scene of the shooting this morning
Gardai at the scene of the shooting this morning
Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

Gardai have confirmed that three men carried out the brutal gangland murder of dissident Michael Barr.

In a statement, released this morning, officers appealed for help tracing a car used in the murder.

A spokesman said: "Gardaí are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at the Sunset House public house, Summerhill, Dublin 1, last night, Monday, April 25, 2016 shortly after 9.30pm.

"Two men, not better described entered the public house. One of these men discharged a firearm, fatally injuring a man, aged in his mid 30’s. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

"A silver coloured Audi A6 car, partial registration 04C was later recovered on Walsh Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 and has been seized for technical examination. Prior to this car being recovered it is believed that three men left Walsh Road in the direction of Home Farm Road in another silver coloured saloon car."

Gardaí have confirmed that a full investigation has commenced and an incident room has been established at Mountjoy Garda Station.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses, particularly those people who were in the Sunset House public house yesterday evening from 9pm onwards or who may have observed a silver coloured Audi A6 car, partial registration 04C prior to this incident or its discovery on Walsh Road, to contact them at Mountjoy Garda Station on 01 6668600, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.

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