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This morning.

Eugene Street, Dublin 8.

Members of the Gardai and the Garda Technical Bureau at the scene of a shooting which occurred last night around 11pm.

The 17-year-old victim is understood to have been getting into a taxi when a number of gunmen approached and fired five or six shots at him. He was hit a number of times in the upper body, including the neck area. He has been taken St James Hospital to be treated for serious injuries.

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This morning.

Belclare Terrace, Ballymun, Dubln.

Gardai and the Technical Bureau at the scene where a man was fatally shot last night. Gardaí have appealed for the public to respect the family of the deceased by not sharing video footage of the scene circulating online



Last night/This morning.

Mount Andrew Rise, Lucan, County Dublin.

Detectives believe it is likely the victim got into the car with a person or people he trusted and was driven to the place where his body was discovered.

The car appears to have been set on fire in an attempt to destroy evidence.

The man’s body has been removed from the scene and a post-mortem examination will be carried out…

Man found dead in burning car may have been shot (RTÉ)

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Unspecified forest, County Wicklow.

A comfy high chair shooting platform used to kill wild deer.

According to the Irish Times last year: ‘Wicklow accounts for over a third of all deer shot by licensed hunters in Ireland in the last hunting season, and a high concentration of deer in certain areas has been linked to outbreaks of TB.’

The deer hunting season began on September 1.

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Previously: Deer culling programme in Wicklow to intensify

From top: This morning’s Irish Daily Mail; Irish Times

Further to the shooting incident involving a Garda detective in Longford on Monday evening…

Michael Doyle, in The Irish Sun, reports:

“During the incident, what appeared to be a warning shot was fired and Blondie [Christopher ‘Blondie’ Stokes] was hit by a bullet in the foot from a Garda-issue Sig Sauer handgun.

Sources said an Alsatian dog attacked the cop and had to be shot in self-defence…


The injured man’s uncle Ned ‘Sonny’ Stokes, who arrived on the scene minutes later, said no pooch was killed.

He told the Irish Sun: “When I got there, I met the garda and asked him what happened.

“I went over and I saw Chris after being hit in the leg.

“They have two dogs and I could see them tied up at the back, not a bother on them.”


TWO SIDES OF THE TAIL: Family of man wounded by armed garda in Longford say no dog was shot in incident while gardai say mutt was killed in self-defence (Michael Doyle, The Irish Sun)

Yesterday: Meanwhile in Longford


The MP7 sub machine gun

“The GRA are stating clearly and unambiguously this morning that we don’t have the resources and we’re seeking immediately for the introduction for the RSU in the Dublin metropolitan region – now that has been sought for a long time by the GRA..

.[The RSU] is a regional support unit. They’re an armed unit, constantly there 24/7, they’re ready to respond to instances like these.

Now we’re also looking for the immediate reintroduction of the MP7 sub machine gun for the DDU and return of the Uzi sub machine gun on, until the the MP7 is introduced, that was taken away in 2012, that hasn’t been replaced. The MP7 gives better protection and accuracy for the members using them.”

Dermot O’Brien, pres of GRA, on RTÉ Radio One’s Morning Ireland earlier.


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This morning.

The body of Eddie Hutch Snr, brother of former crime boss Gerry Hutch, is removed from his home on Poplar Row, Ballybough, Dublin where he was killed last night in an apparent reprisal for Friday’s Regency Hotel shooting.

Last night: Meanwhile in Dublin

Yesterday: ‘They seemed Very Calm And Collected’

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