Second man shot dead in apparent gangland feud

A second man has been in shot dead in Dublin in apparent gangland feud which is suspected to involve drugs gangs in Ireland and Spain.

The man in his 50s was gunned down on Poplar Row, North Strand in the north inner city just three days after David Byrne, 33, from Crumlin on the southside of the Irish capital, was murdered at a weigh-in for a boxing match in the Regency Hotel.

The latest victim was named locally as Eddie Hutch.

The first murder was claimed by a group purporting to be the Continuity IRA, a dissident republican splinter faction, but that drew scepticism from detectives immersed in gangland investigations.

In a statement the Garda press office said: "Gardai are aware of the recent statement to the media and are keeping an open mind in relation to the criminal groups involved as part of their investigations."

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