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This afternoon.

The Regency Hotel , Swords Road, Dublin 9

One man has been shot dead while two others were seriously injured in a shooting in Dublin.

The shooting took place at 2.30pm at the Regency Hotel on the Swords Road during a weigh-in for tomorrow’s WBO European Lightweight title fight between Jamie Kavanagh v Antonio Jao Bento.

It is believed the gunmen were dressed in Garda uniforms and used semi-automatic weapons.

Detectives are trying to establish a motive for the murder but one line of inquiry is that it could be connected to the murder of Gary Hutch, who was shot dead in Spain last September.

Man dies after shooting at Dublin hotel, two others injured (RTÉ)

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This afternoon.

The Social Democrats launch their first General Election campaign with the slogan ‘Reducing The Cost Of Living’ and a series of videos including this message (above) on corruption from Denis nemesis Catherine Murphy. Fight. etc.

Above from left: Cllr. Gary Gannon (Dublin Central), Glenna Lynch (Dublin Bay South), Anne-Marie McNally (Dublin Mid-West), Roisin Shortall TD (Dublin North-West), Cllr. Cian O’Callaghan (Dublin Bay North), Catherine Murphy TD (Kildare North) and Liam Coyne (Dublin South-Central).

Social Democrats

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Meanwhile, in Wexford

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A Wexford Soc Dem candidate Leonard Kelly-festooned BMW.

Yours for €4,500 and a first preference.

The Most Politically Experienced LPG BMW 525i EVER (DoneDeal)

Thanks Desmond

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Emma deValera writes:-

Broadsheet readers, who know everything, may already be aware of the Phantom Siberia Photo Girl. She had her moment of fame earlier this week, after many years languishing in a dusty collection of photos belonging to the Krasnoyarsk Regional Museum of Local Lore.

But what about the Phantom Irish Photo Boy?

I’ve been intrigued for some time about this stylish little feller romping through the photos of 60s and 70s Dublin in the Michael Walker Photo collection, National Library of Ireland. Is he a Very Junior Walker or just a random stray kid who tagged along at photo sessions?

Also, what’s up with the National Library of Ireland’s policy of brutally watermarking their photos? A very ‘commercial’ decision for a public institution intended to be for the benefit of all this country’s citizens. Perhaps their online curator has an explanation?

Anyone?

Michael Walker Collection (National Library of Ireland)