Saturday 24 February 2018

Two men quizzed over 2008 RIRA hit

Tom Brady Security Editor

TWO men are being questioned over the murder of a young Dublin man who is believed to have been shot dead because of a row with members of the Real IRA.

Darren Guerrine, of La Touche Road, Bluebell, Inchicore, was shot in the head about 500 metres from his home in February 2008.

His body lay on the banks of the Royal Canal for several hours before it was discovered by a passer-by who was walking along the bank at the rear of the Jamestown industrial estate between Kylemore Road and Naas Road.


Gardai believe the victim was attacked because of an ongoing dispute between him and his friends and a faction of the dissident group.

Detectives believe the killing was sanctioned by a prominent dissident who is currently serving a sentence in Portlaoise jail.

The arrests were made yesterday, and the two men were being questioned last night at Kilmainham and Kevin Street stations under section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act. They can be held without charge for up to three days.

One suspect is in his mid-30s and the other in his late- 20s. Several other men have already been questioned, but one of the suspects has since died.

Irish Independent

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