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Dublin's Regency hotel given re-brand after Kinahan feud shooting

By Conor Feehan

The Regency hotel in Dublin, where Kinahan gangster David Byrne was shot dead, has officially been renamed the Bonnington after a crane hoisted the new signage into place.

The sign was installed in four sections early yesterday morning as part of a rebranding.

The Regency made headlines in February last year when gunmen stormed the building during a boxing weigh-in.

Kinahan gangster Byrne (34), from Crumlin, was shot dead in the foyer.

The attack was a major factor in sparking the current ruthless Hutch/Kinahan feud, which has now claimed 12 lives, including those of two innocent men.

The Bonnington is now a sister hotel to one of the same name in Dubai.

Its former website has been shut, with a new website launched and bookings being taken. A search on Googlemaps reveals the Bonnington name rather than the Regency.

The hotel has also opened McGettigan's bar as one of the first phases of the refurbishment and had its official relaunch of the bar on Thursday.

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