The scene where a man in his 20s was shot dead in what is believed to be a case of mistaken identity in a gang-related attack. The shooting happened outside Noctor’s pub, Sheriff Street and Oriel Street Upper at around 12.30pm.
RTÉ and the newspapers go into overdrive to give us all regular updates, including biographies, on the drug dealers operating in Dublin. Do we really need all this information? Does no editor think that rather than glamorising these people, there should be very limited information on their lifestyles, who they are related to and how they live above the law? Taxpayers are more interested in having the resources of the law directed at managing a fair and safe society.
On the day that Dublin buries a second victim of the recent upsurge in gangland violence, we’ll [The Late Late Show on RTÉ 1] get the lowdown from crime correspondent PaulWilliams on who the key players are in this latest feud. We’ll find out what they’re worth, where they’re stashing the cash and how they are controlling the Dublin crime scene from their sunny bolt holes in southern Europe….
The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Saggart, Co Dublin this afternoon.
He sure was phat.
“The gold plated coffin carrying the remains of Andy Connors, known in the press as Fat Andy. Mr Connors was shot at his family home around the corner from the Church on August 20. The coffin reportedly cost €28,000 and was imported from England.”