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Man arrested in connection with Vinnie Ryan murder

Vinnie Ryan
Vinnie Ryan

A man has been arrested in connection with the gun murder of Vincent Ryan, which occurred in Dublin earlier this year.

The 25-year-old, known as Vinnie, was gunned down as he sat in a car on McKee Road, Finglas, north Dublin on February 29 - four years on from the murder of his brother, Real IRA chief Alan.

A man in his 30s was arrested this afternoon in north Dublin, on suspicion of withholding information about the murder.

He has been brought to Finglas garda station, where he is being held under section 30 of the Offences Against the State act. He can be questioned for up to three days.

Despite numerous arrests, nobody has been charged in connection with the murder.

Previously, gardai arrested a 33-year-old Finglas man who was formerly a member of the mob which was led by slain gang boss Eamon 'the Don' Dunne, and has served a number of lengthy prison sentences.

He also has almost 100 previous criminal convictions.

Ryan was previously a member of the Dublin Real IRA but had left following his brother's murder in September 2012.

Despite this, he remained a target of the gang who killed his brother as they feared he might strike back in revenge. He became a father to baby daughter Phoenix a number of weeks before his death.