Gardai arrest three men on Warren death

Cormac Murphy

GARDAI have arrested three men as part of the investigation into the murder of Christopher Warren.

A GARDA spokesman said officers from Mountjoy arrested the men in Dublin this morning during a search and arrest operation.

Two men, aged in their 20s, were detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007. A third man, in his 60s, was detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939.

They were taken to garda stations in the north inner city.

Warren (36) was shot during an incident at Royal Canal Bank, Phibsboro, on December 28 last and died later.

The arrests today brought to five the number of people taken in for questioning in the investigation.

After being shot, Warren, from St Teresa's Gardens in the capital's south inner city, was dropped at the emergency unit of St James's Hospital by a man in a car. He was pronounced dead a short while later.

A Mercedes C-180 with a 01-D registration, believed to have been carrying Warren after he was shot, was found abandoned in Cork Street, less than a mile from the hospital.


Warren was a known criminal involved in burglary and had low-level links to crime and drugs gangs, believed to be factions from the Crumlin and Drimnagh areas.

A feud involving gangs from those areas has been going on for years and has claimed at least a dozen lives.

Warren's brother Paul was shot dead in a pub in Newmarket Square near the Liberties in 2004 in revenge for the murder of Joseph Rattigan, brother of crime gang leader Brian Rattigan. Paul (23) was not regarded as a major player on the crime scene at the time of his death.