A man has died after being shot in a gangland-style gun attack in inner city Dublin.
Gardai said the man was gunned down on Sheriff Street at 4.45pm on Tuesday.
He was taken to the Mater Hospital.
It is understood the man was shot in the head and later pronounced dead in hospital.
He was aged in his 30s.
Alan Shatter, Fine Gael justice spokesman, claimed Justice Minister Dermot Ahern had failed to gain control of Ireland's gangland.
"Minister Ahern has failed to take the necessary action to end the ongoing campaign of murder and mayhem being conducted by drug gangs on the streets of Dublin," the opposition TD said.
"I deplore the fact that gangland's lethal campaign has been allowed to continue. Innocent lives continue to be placed at risk, and the number of murderous assaults are escalating at an alarming rate.
"Fine Gael has called repeatedly for punitive measures to be taken against the drug gangs. It's time the Minister acted tough and took back control of our streets."