Spate of murders must be brought to a stop
The murder of Vincent Ryan was the third to have taken place in the capital within a matter of weeks. There are grounds for believing that the shooting will inevitably result in reprisals, and more deaths. Mr Ryan's brother, Alan, who was a member of the Real IRA, was also murdered.
Gardaí believe Vincent Ryan was gunned down by a drugs gang, possibly the same one that murdered his brother.
The blood feuds and grudges that have led to a spiralling death toll are an affront to decent society and have to be stopped. The levels of violence are clearly escalating as the stakes and rewards get higher, and the price of life becomes so much cheaper.