Monday 16 December 2019

Three suspects arrested in relation to shooting of crime boss Christy Keane

Christy Keane
Christy Keane
Luke Byrne

Luke Byrne

Three suspects were today arrested as part of the ongoing investigation into the shooting last summer of gangland figure Christy Keane.

Keane (55), a convicted drug dealer, was shot on the grounds of the University of Limerick on June 29, 2015 at 6.35am, as he parked his car.

The attack left him seriously injured, though he survived.

Gardai in Limerick arrested two men in their 30s early this morning in the Limerick area.

They are currently detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007 at Henry Street and Mayorstone garda stations.

A third man in his 50s was also arrested in Limerick shortly before noon.

He was detained at Roxoboro Road garda station under Section 30 of the Offences Against The State Act, 1939.

Today's action brought to nine the number of people arrested to date as part of the investigation.

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