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Gardaí make three arrests in 24 hours in gangland crackdown

Three people are now being held.

A screengrab from leaked CCTV footage of the murder.
A screengrab from leaked CCTV footage of the murder.

Updated 3.50pm 

A MAN HAS been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of Michael Barr, the dissident republican.

The 34-year-old, originally from Tyrone, was shot dead at the Sunset House pub in Summerhill on 2 May.

A man in his thirties was arrested earlier this morning in connection with the incident and is being held at Bridewell Garda Station.

This follows the earlier arrests of two people in connection with the the rush hour shooting of Gareth Hutch in Dublin on Tuesday morning.

The 35-year-old was shot dead by two gunmen as he was getting into his car in the park of the Avondale House flats on North Cumberland Street at about 9.40am.

One man was already being held by gardaí after he walked into a garda station, bringing the number of people being held over the shooting to three.

The two were arrested yesterday evening and are being detained at Bridewell and Store Street garda stations.

All three individuals arrested in the past 24 hours are being detained under legislation used in firearms and organised crime cases and can be detained for up for one week.

First published 2.10pm 

Read: Man arrested over Gareth Hutch murder after handing himself into gardaí >

Read: Gareth Hutch: The seventh victim in a vicious war between two gangland families >

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