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Man arrested in Galway over Smithfield horse fair chaos

A man in his 40s is arrested in Co Galway and is being detained at a station in Dublin over Sunday’s shootings.

Image: Niall Carson/PA Archive

GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED a man in his 40s in connection with the chaos at the Smithfield Horse Fair on Sunday, where a number of shots were fired and a teenager was injured with a slash hook.

The man was arrested in Co Galway this afternoon, and has been brought to Dublin where he is being detained at Bridewell Garda Station.

He is being detained under Section 03 of the Offences Against The State Act, 1939.

Gardaí are still appealing for witnesses to Sunday’s incidents to come forward; the Garda Confidential Line can be contacted at 1800 666 111.

A 41-year-man had appeared in court earlier today charged with the unlawful possession of a revolver at the incident on Sunday.

John Keniry, 41, was remanded in custody for a week.

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