Belfast Telegraph

Ten held over Dublin killing freed

Ten people arrested over the gangland-style killing of a man at the weekend have been released without charge, gardai have said.

Seven men and three women were questioned about the shooting of Sean Winters outside the gated Links apartment complex in Portmarnock, north Dublin, where he lived.

"Files will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions," said a garda spokesman.

Mr Winters, who was in his late 30s, had ties to a north Dublin gang involved in drug dealing, but one line of investigation centred on a turf war over pub security.

Crime bosses and dissident republicans linked to the Real IRA are believed to be embroiled in a feud over extortion rackets and doormen's contracts.

The Portmarnock murder on Sunday - 20 feet from the patio doors of ground-floor apartments - was the 19th gun killing this year.

The 10 people arrested were held at a number of garda stations across north Dublin under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.


From Belfast Telegraph