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Gardai attempting to trace burnt-out car used in Vinnie Ryan murder

Gardai at the scene of Vinnie Ryan's murder
Gardai at the scene of Vinnie Ryan's murder

The Gardai have launched an appeal to the public to help trace the car used in the killing of the 25-year-old.

The vehicle in question is a silver VW Golf, registration 07-KE-10213, which held the gunmen who shot down RIRA thug Ryan.

The car was taken during a burglary on October 13, 2015 at Cluaindara, Derrinstown, Co Kildare and was found burnt out at Red Lane, Newhall, Naas, Co Kildare on February 29, 2016. 

A separate car, belonging to notorious crimelord 'Mr Big', was seized by armed gardai in the wake of the brutal shooting.

The 'Mr Big' drugs gang remain the chief suspects for the murder of Ryan, but sources say gardai have not yet ruled out the involvement of associates of slain drugs trafficker Michael ‘Mica’ Kelly – who was shot dead by Ryan’s IRA faction in September 2011.

Republican brute Ryan had been driving a car registered to the brother of murdered gangster and Kinahan cartel member David Byrne, which Ryan sat in when he was gunned down by a two-man hit squad in Finglas, north Dublin.

The authorities have launched a public appeal to assist them in tracing the vehicle which was used by the assailants in the killing.

Anyone who may have seen this vehicle or are aware of its whereabouts between October 13, 2015 and February 29, 2016 should contact the incident room at Finglas garda station on 01 6667532, or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.