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Former Sinn Fein Councillor Jonathan Dowdall lifted as he flies to Dubai

Jonathan Dowdall
Jonathan Dowdall

Former Sinn Fein Councillor Jonathan Dowdall was arrested as he tried to board a flight to Dubai earlier this week by officers investigating the murder of David Byrne.

It is understood that Dowdall, who had just been served a Garda Information Message (GIM) that his life was under threat, had been under surveillance for months.

He is being quizzed about a weapons warehouse in north county Dublin where it is understood the guns used in the Regency Hotel attack were stored.

He is also being questioned about driving Gerry ‘the Monk’ Hutch around the country before the weapons were seized in Slane, in Co. Meath, last March.

The Sunday World understands that Dowdall, who has said he was a friend of the Hutch family, is suspected of being involved in the logistics of the Regency hit.


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