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Armed gardaí from Emergency Response Unit patrol streets as Dublin goes into lock-down

Innocent Dublin residents look on as the ERU takes to the streets of Dublin.  Pic: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Innocent Dublin residents look on as the ERU takes to the streets of Dublin. Pic: Niall Carson/PA Wire

GARDAÍ put on a show of force today with heavily armed members of the Emergency Response Unit on patrol in Dublin’s north inner-city.

t comes after two gangland murders in just four days and fears that the deadly feud could escalate even further.

Ireland’s police and justice chiefs are today holding talks on the best way to respond to the underworld gang war sparked by last year’s murder of Gary Hutch in Spain.

Following the attack at the Regency Hotel involving bogus SWAT teams on Friday in which gangster David Byrne died the real thing took to the streets today.

The highly-trained unit are equipped with state-of-art Heckler and Koch assault rifles and tasked to confront armed terrorists and criminal gangs.

Innocent members of the public walk past an ERU checkpoint. Pics: Niall Carson/PA Wire