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David Byrne murder: Father and son arrested in connection with Regency Hotel shooting

By Cathal McMahon

Published 17/05/2016

Gunmen disguised as Gardai walk calmly into a Dublin hotel, then kill a man at boxing event in a hail of bullets [File photo]
Gunmen disguised as Gardai walk calmly into a Dublin hotel, then kill a man at boxing event in a hail of bullets [File photo]

A father and son have been arrested over the Regency Hotel shooting of gangster David Byrne.

Independent.ie understands that the pair - aged in their 30s and 50s - are being questioned over the planning and sourcing of weapons for the hotel bloodbath.

Gardai previously searched the home of the man in his 30s.

They are the second and third people arrested in connection with the murder last September 5.

A man who was pictured fleeing the scene - dressed in drag and carrying a handgun - is still being questioned by officers at Ballymun garda station.

A spokesman said: "As part of the investigation into the murder of David Byrne on 5th February 2016 Gardaí have arrested two men, today May 17, 2016.

"The two men in their 50s and 30s ,are detained at Swords and Clonfarf Garda Stations under Section 50 of The Criminal Justice Act. 2007."

The men can be questioned for up to seven days.

Key Kinahan gang lieutenant David Byrne was shot dead at a boxing weigh-in after three men, dressed as gardai and carrying AK47s, stormed the building.

Just three days later taxi driver Eddie Hutch Snr was gunned down at his home in Dublin's North Inner City.

A Garda cordon outside the Regency Hotel in Dublin after one man died and two others were injured following a shooting incident at the hotel
A Garda cordon outside the Regency Hotel in Dublin after one man died and two others were injured following a shooting incident at the hotel

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