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Kenny 'killed by drug gang'

Gardai are satisfied that drug dealers were responsible for the murder last week of a senior Continuity IRA figure, Liam Kenny, in west Dublin.

Officers believe Mr Kenny (53) was targeted because of his involvement in a Continuity IRA drive against drug pushers in the Clondalkin area.

But detectives now think the shooting was directly linked to clashes with local drug traffickers, which erupted last February and have continued since then.

Mr Kenny's funeral took place yesterday.

Irish Independent