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Republican group calls for violence to stop after Vinnie Ryan murder

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The burned out car gardai believe was used in the murder of Vinnie Ryan
The burned out car gardai believe was used in the murder of Vinnie Ryan

A republican group that has links to slain Vinnie Ryan has said the violence 'must stop'.

The 32 County Sovereignty Committee issued the statement on Facebook in the aftermath of the death of Vinne Ryan last night.

The brief statement said: The 32 County Sovereignty Movement extends our deepest sympathy to the Ryan family on the tragic death of Vincent. Words cannot express the magnitude of the loss Vincent’s death must mean to his family having suffered the tragedy of his brother Volunteer Alan Ryan’s death a few years previously. This violence is insidious and must stop. It is the duty of all republicans to ensure that it does.

Ryan was shot as he sat in a car on McKee Road in Finglas yesterday afternoon.

The 25-year-old was hit in the face and body and he died from his injuries in Dublin's Mater Hospital last night.

Yesterday's murder is the latest in a tit-for-tat war between dissident republicans and a Dublin drug gang that has now claimed eight lives since it began in 2010.

Alan Ryan, Vinnie's older brother, was one of the victims of this feud when he was shot and killed in September 2012.