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Lookout wore 'Scream' mask as drug dealer gunned down in Dublin pub

By Louise Hogan and Colm Kelpie

The lookout for a man who gunned down a notorious drug dealer in a packed pub wore a 'Scream'-style horror movie mask as he stood guard outside.

Alan McNally (36) was drinking in the Cappagh Nua public house in Finglas in Dublin when a hooded gunman walked in, singled him out, and shot him six times in the head at point-blank range.

The two men then fled the scene on foot in the direction of Casement Drive in Finglas, amid chaotic scenes in the pub.

McNally was executed in a similar manner to his gang boss brother, Graham, who was shot six times in the head in January 2009 on the old Ashbourne Road near Finglas and his body later dumped in a ditch.

It is believed that Graham McNally (34) was killed after falling out with his boss, major drug trafficker Eamon 'The Don' Dunne, who himself was later shot dead.

It is understood that Alan McNally was a significant player in the Dublin drugs scene.

McNally, from Cappagh Avenue in Finglas, was only released from Mountjoy Prison in October last year after being jailed for five years for being caught collecting ?200,000 worth of heroin in March 2006.

He had also been convicted of having a mobile phone while in prison.

Gardai believe the gunman, who walked into the pub at around 1am yesterday, was armed with a handgun, which has yet to be recovered.

Gardai are investigating whether the attacker and his accomplice may have had a car parked nearby.

McNally was drinking in the packed pub where people were separately marking a Traveller death when the attack occurred.

Chaos erupted in the pub after the shots were fired and the emergency services were called.

McNally was immediately rushed to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The pub was also the scene of a shooting in December 2010.

Superintendent Pat Clavin appealed to those who were in the pub on Barry Road and those in the area who had any information to contact Finglas garda station on 01 666 7500.

The gunman was described as 6ft tall, well-built, wearing a blue hooded top and black tracksuit bottoms.

The masked man, who stood guard outside the pub, was described as around 5ft 10in in height, slim build and wearing a white or grey tracksuit bottoms and a black hooded top.

Friends and family of father-of-three Alan McNally yesterday laid bouquets of flowers by the crime-scene tape sealing off the pub.

One message read: "With love your baby girl Rona -- miss you."

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