IRELAND'S latest gangland murder victim was shot with a handgun that he had intended to sell to his killers, gardai believe.
Investigations have established that Paul 'Ralph' Gallagher (26) was driven from Donaghmede to the field in Meath by an acquaintance.
Gardai are probing the theory that Gallagher produced two handguns which he was told were to be sold. It's believed that one of the guns was then turned on Gallagher.
Water pipe bursts
A BURST water main in Swords crippled businesses in the town and left homes without water for most of yesterday.
The pipe exploded in the centre of the road, close to the garda station, just after 5am, spewing water and gravel down the street.
Emergency teams repaired the pipe by 5pm, but secondary damage in the network meant supplies were still cut off late last night.
The street was also closed to traffic which had to be diverted. The damage cut off water supplies to the immediate area - Seatown Road, Spittal Hill Road and Seatown Park.
Garda's car burnt-out
GARDAI have launched a major investigation after a car belonging to a garda sergeant was burnt-out in an attack linked to gangland criminals
The highly respected officer's Toyota Corolla was burnt-out as he played a football game in Ashford, Co Wicklow, over the bank holiday weekend.
Gardai believe the attack was planned and that a major gangland figure was behind it.