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Gangland or terrorism
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Gardaí believe at least six people were involved in yesterdayâ€s fatal shooting at the Regency Hotel in Dublin.
Earlier, they had said they were looking for four men in relation to the attack at a weigh-in for the now-cancelled WBO European Lightweight title fight between Jamie Kavanagh v Antonio Jao Bento.
David Byrne, from Raleigh Square in Crumlin, was shot and killed in the incident, which happened at 2.30pm yesterday afternoon.
Two other men who were seriously injured are still being treated in hospital. It is believed one of the men was shot in the chest.
All three men were known to gardaí
Three of the six assailants are described as wearing "police-style uniforms similar to a SWAT team uniform, including metal helmets."
They were armed with automatic weapons.

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Two other men, one disguised as a woman and wearing an auburn wig, the other a stocky man in a beige cap, carried hand guns in the attack.
Gardaí believe the sixth man remained in the drivers seat of the silver Ford Transit van used in the incident. 
The van was found burned out a short time later in the Charlemont Estate in Marino.
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Gardaí at Ballymun are appealing for information and are holding a case conference to progress the investigation later this morning.
They suspect the shooting could be related to an ongoing feud between two criminal gangs following the murder of Gary Hutch in Spain last year.
The ‘Clash of the Clans†boxing event, which was due to take place at the National Stadium tonight, has been cancelled.
One of the boxers, Jamie Kavanagh, said he was "lucky" not to have been hurt in the shooting.
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#2
When I saw the story initially I thought it was yet another story from the states. 

I'm unsure if it seemed more shocking as there was a video at the scene and it was so close by. However, it is an horrendous incident showing a flagrant disregard for everyone including children. 

These people are the lowest of the low, they a scum and one can only hope that they are all improsoned for life as soon as possible.
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It's just a good gang land hit folks.......and testiment to the trigger men not one innocent was hurt.
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(06-02-2016, 11:28 PM)Whitewater Wrote: It's just a good gang land hit folks.......and testiment to the trigger men not one innocent was hurt.

I agree. You would have to wonder were they even Irish considering how crap our shooters usually are.
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This article from the indo about the waiting to be answered by control room, not first time it happens won't be the last. 

I'm guessing units went from all over the northside to this, what about the first members arriving was unarmed unit. 

http://m.independent.ie/irish-news/news/...30021.html
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It's fairly telling that DFB turned up before gardai,  if that is true,  isn't it a bit crazy that DFB attended an unsecured scene?  I don't think I'd be arriving on scene prior to the gardai.
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that would be a regular occurrence
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(07-02-2016, 10:50 AM)pogan Wrote: This article from the indo about the waiting to be answered by control room, not first time it happens won't be the last. 

I'm guessing units went from all over the northside to this, what about the first members arriving was unarmed unit. 

http://m.independent.ie/irish-news/news/...30021.html

There were enough calls getting answered with the appropriate information. Any situation like that is going to overwhelm the system. You can't have a huge staff working just in case something happens. The call takers get the info, confirm, log and move on.
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(07-02-2016, 11:02 AM)coastguardsteve Wrote: It's fairly telling that DFB turned up before gardai,  if that is true,  isn't it a bit crazy that DFB attended an unsecured scene?  I don't think I'd be arriving on scene prior to the gardai.

(07-02-2016, 12:10 PM)METAMB 1 Wrote: that would be a regular occurrence

One for their members to kick up over.
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Agh Lads, I know it's easy to get hardened to this but that's not right. Nobody might have been physically hurt except for the intended target but what about the children now terrified, innocent people traumatised, a business affected and later a sports event closed. 

This may be thugs killing thugs but there is nothing normal about this, nothing acceptable and if we accept it we are wrong. 

Don't get me wrong I wouldn't waste time writing or even thinking about scum killing scum but this is not acceptable.
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(07-02-2016, 06:12 PM)m4j Wrote: Agh Lads, I know it's easy to get hardened to this but that's not right. Nobody might have been physically hurt except for the intended target but what about the children now terrified, innocent people traumatised, a business affected and later a sports event closed. 

This may be thugs killing thugs but there is nothing normal about this, nothing acceptable and if we accept it we are wrong. 

Don't get me wrong I wouldn't waste time writing or even thinking about scum killing scum but this is not acceptable.

Well, when you host an event linked to a Gym in Spain that is associated with major criminals then you don't get my sympathy. And boxing here is supported and attended by serious criminals again making it a place to avoid for decent folk.
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Caller information was quite sketchy to start with. I was in the car and could hear the initial despatch of ambulances and appliances. As the info came in it was passed onto crews. The incident commander requested armed Garda attendance before his arrival. He was informed that the assailants had fled the scene and there was a vehicle on fire close by, which is fairly unusual during the day in that location. It escalated to "multiple persons shot" fairly quickly and was dealt with within 30 mins and scene handed over.
We trained hard ... but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.
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#13
Fair duce,  a very efficient response I'm sure.
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#14
Loads of people ringing 999 Doesn't make the mules get there quicker. If it had been me responding to the call is have parked at a RV point and awaited armed assistance
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#15
Sounds like CIRA are claiming responsibility, so criminal terrorism then....
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#16
And if that's the case, get ERU, RSU and SDU on the streets armed to the teeth immediately. And make immediate plans to have every mule trained in basic firearms training at a minimum.
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#17
dont think its a legitimate claim, sounds more like a smokescreen, no codeword used.
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One side certainly doesn't believe the CIRA waffle, http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/repor...19669.html
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And so it continues. 

http://m.independent.ie/irish-news/eddie...35227.html
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#20
What's the story with the new ERU helmets? They look like there is a chunk missing over the ear compared to the old ones. Surely you would want that extra bit of coverage from a safety perspective?

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