Tuesday 23 January 2018

Regency Hotel murder: Gardai continue to question three men

Gardai outside the Regency Hotel in Drumcondra after David Byrne was shot dead
Gardai outside the Regency Hotel in Drumcondra after David Byrne was shot dead

Three men are still being questioned in connection with the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in February.

The three men – aged in their 50s and 30s – are being held at Swords, Raheny and Clontarf Garda Stations

One of the men - aged 56-year-old and from the north inner city - was arrested following a raid on his home. He was taken to Raheny Garda Station. Two other men - a 38-year-old man and his father (59) who are both also from the inner city - were arrested on Tuesday. They are being held at Clontarf and Swords garda stations.

The 38-year-old had been issued a warning by gardaí that his life was under threat. Officers conveyed the information to him in a Garda Information Message form last weekend.

The Regency Hotel shooting sparked a feud between rival gangs which has led to further deaths.

Eddie Hutch Snr was shot dead at his home in Ballybough, Dublin, on February; Noel Duggan was murdered outside his home in Ratoath, Co Meath, on March 23; while innocent Martin O'Rourke was shot dead in a case of mistaken identity on Sheriff Street on April 14. Dissident republican Michael 'Mickey' Barr was shot dead in the Sunset House pub in Summerhill on April 25.

Investigations into these murders are continuing.

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