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Two men arrested in connection with Regency Hotel murder

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Gardai at the Regency Hotel in the aftermath of the bloodbath
Gardai at the Regency Hotel in the aftermath of the bloodbath

As part of the investigation into the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel on February 5 Gardaí have arrested two men today.

The two men in their 50s and 30s ,are detained at Swords and Clonfarf Garda Stations under Section 50 of The Criminal Justice Act. 2007.

The brings to three the number of people who have been arrested as part of this murder investigation.

On Friday a man in his 20s was arrested in connection with the Regency Hotel attack.

During the Regency attack on February 5 hitmen, dressed as gardai and armed with AK47s, stormed the hotel during a boxing weigh-in and killed key Kinahan lieutenant David Byrne (34).

Since then a number of other figures have been killed in the capital as rival families clash on Dublin's streets.

One of those victim's was Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch's brother Eddie, who was shot in his home three days after the Regency attack.

Another of the Regency Hotel attackers, known as 'Flat Cap', is suspected of being in hding in Northern Ireland while earlier this week it was reported that another of the suspected Regency gunmen had fled to the North.