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Seven years on, Gavin McCarthy's murderer has never been brought to justice

The 21 year old was shot outside a Chinese takeaway on Sheriff Street in Dublin.

Image: Garda Oress Iffuce

ON THIS DAY seven years ago, 21 year old Gavin McCarthy was hanging out with his younger brother Daniel and some friends.

They went to a Chinese takeaway at 9pm on Lower Sheriff Street in Dublin. As the group stood outside, they were approached by a male on a bicycle.

He fired a handgun at close range into Gavin’s face and upper body, fatally injuring him.

The perpetrator fled the scene and still, seven years on, has never been brought to justice for the murder.


Today gardaí renewed their appeal for any member of the public with information about the murder to get in touch with them.

On the night in question, the culprit ran through a lane in the Sheriff Football Club and the artificial football pitch beside it, onto Commons Street, turning left in the direction of North Wall Quay and the IFSC.

Gardaí say Gavin was well known and liked in the Sheriff Street community. He left behind his parents, two sisters and two brothers. His younger brother Daniel who was with him at the time has since taken his own life.

Come forward

Detectives investigating the young man’s murder believe people living in the community have information and are in a position to come forward with it.

They appealed today in particular to those who were not in a position to give information at the time due to relationships and associations they had seven years ago, but who may now feel more at ease doing so.

Anyone with information should contact Store Street Garda Station on 01 666 8000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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