Monday July 6, 2020

Barry Cummins: Shadow of the gunmen looms large over Dublin

The repercussions of the gangland murders will be felt for a long time to come

14th February, 2016
Armed gardaí from the forces Emergency Response Unit on patrol in north inner city Dublin in recent days Picture: Niall Carson/PA

The two gangs of gunmen who carried out separate fatal attacks in Dublin this month may well be caught, but their legacy will live on regardless.

It was the murder of Eddie Hutch snr last Monday night which marked yet another turning point in crime in Ireland.

The audacious full-frontal assault at the Regency Hotel three days earlier, which claimed the life of David Byrne, was shocking for a number of reasons. People spoke about...

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