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Five men arrested over gangland activity in north Dublin

Gardaí have said that over 50 murder attempts have been foiled in recent years.

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Updated Mar 28th 2019, 7:12 PM

A FURTHER TWO people have been arrested by gardaí investigating feud-related activity in the Dublin area.

This brings to five the total number of men in custody. 

Earlier, gardaí said they had arrested three men – aged between 24 and 38 -  over conspiracy to murder.

Gardaí from Special Crime Operations apprehended the men yesterday in the north inner city and Finglas areas.

The five men are currently being detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007 at Dublin garda stations.

In relation to gang activity in recent years, Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll said last year that gardaí had intervened in close to 50 cases now where if they had not taken action they believe a murder would have taken place.

Sources have told TheJournal.ie that a figure of closer to 70 is accurate as of the end of 2018.

With reporting from Garreth MacNamee and Cormac Fitzgerald

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