Killing spree reflects rise in Irish violence

The killings throughout the state last week were all different in their execution and motivation, but equal in their brutality.

18th February, 2006

The killings throughout the state last week were all different in their execution and motivation, but equal in their brutality.

Darragh McDonald was shot twice in the back not far from his home in the Whitestown Park area of Blanchardstown, Dublin, eight nights ago.

Only hours later, John Mahon was shot outside his sister’s home in Fermoy, Co Cork.

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