The shooting dead of a man at an inner city pub in Dublin yesterday has been linked to the Kinahan-Hutch gang feud.
The victim, has been named locally as 35-year-old Michael Barr, a native of Tyrone, who was killed after two men opened fire in the Summerhill pub at around 9:30 last night.
The Irish Times claims Mr Barr’s home was searched last week as part of the inquiry into the Regency Hotel shooting in February.
His murder was one of two fatal shootings in the capital last night.
A second man in his 30s was shot dead in Kilcronan in Clondalkin – however his death is not thought to be gang related
The escalation in such shootings in Dublin is one of the elements which prompted the Donegal branch of the Garda Representative Association to table a motion debating the future of An Garda Siochana as a largely unarmed force, and the availability of armed back-up when needed.