Wednesday 17 January 2018

This challenge must be smashed by State force

The scene of a shooting at the Regency Hotel on the Swords Road this afternoon
The scene of a shooting at the Regency Hotel on the Swords Road this afternoon
Editorial

Editorial

The crime novelist Elmore Leonard swore that no one should use the words "all hell broke loose". At a Dublin hotel in broad daylight yesterday afternoon, all hell did indeed break loose.

Posing as gardai from the armed response unit, three men fronted up with AK47s and sprayed the lobby with gunfire.

In footage released of the incident, a terrified child is heard screaming: "Daddy, what's happening?"

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