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Tuesday 28 January 2020

Man quizzed over gangland killing

A man was being questioned today over a gangland-style murder outside a pub.

David Thomas was shot dead as he smoked a cigarette outside the Drake Inn on Main Street, Finglas.

Gardai said a man in his 20s was arrested and is being held at Finglas garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Mr Thomas, 43, from Cloonlara Crescent, was shot in the head a number of times just before 8.30pm on October 9.

The gunman fled the scene on foot before jumping into a dark blue Opel Corsa, which was later found burnt out.

Ten years ago, Mr Thomas was acquitted of the murder of Eamon O'Reilly, who was shot dead in 1998.

He was later given a suspended sentence for shooting two gardai four days after the killing as he was being arrested.

Detectives were investigating if his killing was in revenge for the murder of Mr O'Reilly, whose associates joined a major crime gang.

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