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Man charged in connection with murder of Noel 'Duck Egg' Kirwan

Noel Kirwan, left, with Gerry 'the Monk' Hutch
Noel Kirwan, left, with Gerry 'the Monk' Hutch

A 25-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Noel Kirwan last December.

The suspect will be brought before Blanchardstown District Court on Monday morning where he will be charged in connection with the fatal shooting on December 22.

A woman who was being held in connection with the investigation has been released without charge. A file will be sent to the DPP.

Kirwan was shot as he sat in a car outside his home on St Ronan's Drive, Clondalkin. He was the 11th victim of the Hutch Kinahan feud.

His partner, who was also in the car, escaped unharmed.

Several shots were fired at the victim, including to his head, before the assailant ran to a waiting van, which had another man in the driver’s seat.

A white Peugeot Partner van was found burnt out a short distance away at the Neilstown Shopping Centre.

Gardai have been investigating whether he was shot dead after attempting to mediate in a dispute between the Kinahan cartel and a business man.

Kirwan attempted to prevent the cartel from carrying out an attack on the banker – who also works for the Hutch mob.

Kirwan was a childhood friend of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch and was a prominent anti-drugs campaigner in Dublin’s north inner city during the 1990s.