Wednesday 21 February 2018

Two held over killing of gang boss

Alan Ryan. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Alan Ryan. Photo: Kyran O'Brien

Tom Brady, Security Editor

TWO former associates of murdered Real IRA boss Alan Ryan are being questioned by gardai investigating the killing of gangland godfather Eamon Kelly. The two suspects, aged 35 and 43, were arrested by armed officers yesterday.

They are said to have links to the dissident republican gang but are not regarded as main players. They are suspected of being peripherally involved in the fatal shooting of Kelly on December 4, 2012.

One of the two, a former member of the Provisional IRA, was arrested at his home in Tallaght, Dublin; the other was detained in the north inner city.

Both have been questioned by gardai in the past about serious crime.

Kelly was shot in the chest with a handgun as he walked towards his home at Furry Park Road in Killester, on the northside of Dublin.

Irish Independent

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