Dissident feud link to murder probed
A man shot dead at his home yesterday was suspected by gardai of being a significant member of the Continuity IRA in Dublin.
Liam Kenny was shot four times in the heart and chest as he tried to prevent a gang breaking into his home in the west Dublin suburb of Clondalkin shortly after 4am.
Up to four attackers tried to force their way into the house with a sledgehammer, but they failed to gain entry.
It is understood that they then fired five shots through a glass panel and four of the bullets struck their victim in the upper body.
Mr Kenny was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.
Last night gardai officers said they were following a number of lines of inquiry over the attack.
Mr Kenny was known by anti-terrorist officers as a suspected key member of the Continuity IRA. He was also a leading member of the Republican Sinn Fein, which denies claims that it's the political wing of the Continuity IRA.
A row within the Continuity IRA erupted last July and resulted in the setting up of two factions.
Gardai said they were looking at the possibility that the murder could be linked to this feud.