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gangland killing Gardai arrest man (40s) in connection with probe into crime boss Kieran Keane's murder

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Kieran Keane

Kieran Keane

Kieran Keane


Gardaí have arrested a man in connection with their ongoing investigation into the murder of Limerick crime boss Kieran Keane and the attempted murder of his nephew, Owen Treacy.

Kieran Keane (36), of Garryowen Limerick had his hands tied behind his back and shot once in the head in an execution-style killing in January 2003.

There was evidence that he was tortured at or before the time of death. Owen Treacy (31), of Munchin's Street, St Mary's Park, Limerick was also stabbed 17 times.

Five men are currently serving life sentences for their role in the shocking crime.

Now, gardai have arrested another man, who is in is 40s, this morning under a warrant issued by a Judge of the District Court.

A garda spokesman said he was brought to Roxboro Road Garda Station, Limerick, where he is currently being detained under the provisions of Section 42 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1999.

In December 2003, after deliberating for more than 15 hours over three days in the Central Criminal Court, the jury of seven women and five men returned unanimous guilty verdicts on all five accused for the murder at Drombana, Limerick.

They are: Desmond Dundon (20), Hyde Road, Limerick; David "Frogs Eyes" Stanners (31), Pineview Gardens, Moyross; James McCarthy (24), Delmege Park, Moyross; Christopher "Smokie" Costelloe (20), Moylish Avenue, Ballynanty Beg and Anthony "Noddy" McCarthy (21), Fairgreen, Garryowen.

Desmond Dundon is a brother of notorious crime bosses Wayne and John Dundon.

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