Tuesday 24 April 2018

Whiff of death hangs in the air just yards from city centre

Gardaí at the scene of last Tuesday's murder of Gareth Hutch in Avondale House
Gardaí at the scene of last Tuesday's murder of Gareth Hutch in Avondale House
Liam Collins

Liam Collins

It may look normal to those passing through, but after four assassinations, Dublin's north inner city is in the grip of gang warfare and there is nothing normal about it.

The Sunset House bar on Summerhill Parade, where Michael Barr was shot dead on April 25, remains closed, the name obliterated under a coat of thick black paint.

The pub itself may be shut but the assassination of Barr, a dissident republican and Hutch associate, has not been forgotten.

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