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Thursday 12 December 2019

Gardai investigating Michael Barr murder arrest woman in her thirties

The Sunset House and, inset, Michael Barr
The Sunset House and, inset, Michael Barr
Robin Schiller

Robin Schiller

Gardai investigating the murder of a young man in a Dublin pub have arrested a woman.

Michael Barr was shot dead in north Dublin last month as he sat in the Sunset House pub.

Mr Barr was killed as part of an ongoing feud between the Hutch and Kinahan criminal gangs. A total of seven people have been killed as part of the feud so far.

The woman arrested this morning is in her thirties.

She is being held at the Bridewell Garda Station in the capital, where gardai are questioning her over the death of Michael Barr.

A total of three people have now been arrested in relation to the shooting at the Sunset House licensed premises in Summerhill on Monday, April 25.

Speaking at a recent press briefing on the ongoing feud at Store Street Garda Station, Superintendent Dan Flavin said the support from the community has been 'phenomenal'.

In relation to the deaths of Eddie Hutch Snr, Michael Barr and Gareth Hutch, gardai say they have taken over 500 statements.

They said the majority of these statements are from members of the community coming forward to help.

Supt Flavin said he is "confident" as time progresses that their more progress will be made in the investigations. 

To date, gardai have arrested 23 people arrested and conducted almost 109 searches in relation to the feud.

A total of 18 firearms have been seized, there have been 2,600 statements taken and over 7,000 lines of inquiry have been followed up on.

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