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Brothers run RIRA in city

Donaghmede is the heartland of the Real IRA in Dublin as a notorious band of brothers who lead the organisation are based there. Some of these brothers have major criminal convictions for serious firearms offences.

These feared criminals have come strongly to the fore in recent years and were involved in a bitter feud last year with an IRA-linked crime gang that led to two murders as well as a non-fatal triple shooting of innocent bystanders at The Players Lounge pub in Fairview.

This RIRA mob has been involved in extortion attempts from criminal gangs and they were involved in shooting two close associates of slain gang boss Eamon Dunne last year.