THE 36-YEAR OLD shot dead at a pub in Finglas in the early hours of this morning has been named as local man Alan McNally.
The father-of-three from Finglas was gunned down in An Cappagh Nua pub on Barry Road at about 1am.
Investigating Gardaí told a press conference this lunchtime that a man entered the pub, singled out McNally and discharged several shots from a handgun.
The victim, who was shot in the head, was attended to at the scene and then taken to Connolly Memorial Hospital, where he later died.
The deceased man’s brother Graham McNally was shot dead in the area in January 2009. He was 34 years old at the time. Both brothers were known to Gardaí and it is understood that Alan McNally had recently been released from prison.
Following last night’s shooting, the gunman escaped the scene on foot towards Casement Close. Gardaí believe a second man may also have been involved.
The gunman is described as 6-foot-tall and well built. He was wearing a blue hooded top and black tracksuit bottoms when the incident occurred.
A second man who Gardaí believe may have been an accomplice in the murder did not enter the pub. He is described as 5′ 10″ tall and of slim build. He was wearing a white or grey tracksuit bottoms and a black hooded top.
The scene has been preserved for technical examinations and deputy State Pathologist Michael Curtis is to carry out a post mortem later today.
There were a number of people in the pub when the shooting occurred and investigators are working with them to build a better picture of what happened.
Gardaí have appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward to assist the investigation. Finglas Garda Station can be contacted on 01 666 7500 or through the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.
A number of lines of inquiry are being followed by Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station.
Flowers have been left outside An Cappagh Nua today. Image: Photocall Ireland