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Man in his 20s arrested over gangland killing of dissident republican

Michael Barr was shot dead at the Sunset House pub in Dublin in April.

The aftermath of the killing of Michael Barr.
The aftermath of the killing of Michael Barr.

A MAN IN his late 20s has been arrested in connection with the killing of dissident republican Michael Barr at the Sunset House pub in Dublin’s north inner city in April.

The man was detained this morning.

He’s being held at the Bridewell Garda Station under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Barr, a 34-year-old originally from Tyrone, was gunned down on the evening of 25 April at the Summerhill pub.

He was suspected of being a senior figure in the dissident republican movement.

A 29-year-old man has already appeared at the Criminal Courts of Justice charged with his murder.

Eamonn Cumberton, of Mountjoy Street, Dublin 1, was granted free legal aid on his first court appearance, at the end of last month.

A woman in her 30s has also been questioned in connection with the killing.

Comments have been disabled as the matter is before the courts.

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