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Investigation ongoing after murder of Vinny Ryan

Ryan was shot yesterday afternoon as he sat in his car in Finglas yesterday.

Vincent Ryan at the funeral of his brother Alan.
Vincent Ryan at the funeral of his brother Alan.
Image: Eamonn Farrell

GARDAÍ ARE CONTINUING to investigate the murder of Vinny Ryan, whose dissident republican brother Alan was killed in September 2012.

Ryan was killed yesterday afternoon as he sat in his car in Finglas yesterday, shot multiple times in the head and died in the Mater Hospital.

Gardaí were called to the scene on McKee Road, where it is believed Ryan was visiting his girlfriend shortly before 3.15pm.

While the shooting is not believed to be linked to the recent outbreak of gangland violence in Dublin, it is thought to be gang related.

29/2/2016 Garda Forensic on McKee Road Finglas whe Source: RollingNews.ie

Garda sources indicate that a northside Dublin gang has entered into a feud with a group of dissident republicans stemming from a refusal by gangsters to pay “protection money” to the Real IRA.

The feud led to an attempt on Ryan’s life in November last year when he was attacked on Dublin’s Parnell Street.

A silver/grey Volkswagen Golf left the scene of the shooting at speed towards Clune Road and Jamestown Road, Finglas.

A car was found burnt out in the Victoria Bridge area on the Naas to Rathangan road and gardaí believe it may have been involved in the shooting. The car has been preserved for a technical examination.

29/2/2016 Gardai Forensic look into the car with a Source: RollingNews.ie

An incident room has been set up and officers are appealing for any witnesses who might have seen the silver car to come forward.

Superintendent Quirke is appealing for anyone who may have been in the Victoria Bridge area or may have any information on any of the points above to contact gardai in Finglas on 01 6667500, the Garda confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

Read: The brother of Alan Ryan has died after being shot in Finglas

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