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Garda plea over stolen car used by hitmen

By ed carty

Published 04/03/2016

The getaway car used in the fatal shooting of the brother of a murdered Real IRA chief was stolen more than four months before the attack
The getaway car used in the fatal shooting of the brother of a murdered Real IRA chief was stolen more than four months before the attack

The getaway car used in the fatal shooting of the brother of a murdered Real IRA chief was stolen more than four months before the attack.

Vincent Ryan, whose brother Alan was killed in a feud with drugs gangs in 2012, was gunned down in Finglas, north Dublin, on Monday afternoon.

Garda said the silver Volkswagen Golf used by the hit squad was taken in a burglary on October 13 last year.

Detectives said they wanted to trace the whereabouts of the car - registration 07-KE-10213 - over the past four-and-a-half months after it was taken from a home at Derrinstown, Co Kildare.

The killers abandoned the vehicle and set it on fire in Naas after the shooting.

Vinny Ryan (25) was shot while sitting in a white Volkswagen Golf outside houses in Finglas where his girlfriend and newborn baby daughter were.

His brother was a leading figure in the Real IRA in north Dublin and was gunned down near his family home in the Grange Lodge estate in Clongriffin in 2012.

It is understood he had been embroiled in extortion rackets against drugs gangs in the Republic's capital.

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