We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

[File photo] Julien Behal/PA Archive

Gardaí believe recovered car may be linked to Donabate shooting

Both of the two vehicles used in the shooting of Michael Taylor on Monday have now been recovered, Gardaí believe.

GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING THE murder of a man who died after being shot at a caravan park in Donabate on Monday have recovered a car they believe may have been linked to the shooting.

Michael Taylor, 53, was shot several times by two gunmen at the Vivian Hand caravan park, around 300 metres from Donabate beach in North Dublin. He died in Beaumont Hospital yesterday morning when his life support machine was turned off.

A Honda Civic car was last night recovered in the Glasnevin area – a vehicle Gardaí believe was used by the gunmen to make their escape.

Taylor was shot by men who were sitting in a blue Opel Insignia car, 98fm reports, but that car was found burnt out in Turvey Woods nearby. It is thought that the men used the Civic to flee from there.

While Gardaí have declined to comment on their line of inquiry, newspaper reports say the incident has been linked to an ongoing gangland feud between two men from the north inner city.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.