Fourth man arrested over Blanchardstown Christmas Eve fatal restaurant shooting

The man was detained by Gardaí on Wednesday

Gardai have made a fourth arrest in connection with an investigation into two killings following a shooting on Christmas Eve in Blanchardstown
Gardai at the scene of the Christmas Eve shooting incident in Blanchardstown. PICTURE: PA (Niall Carson/PA)

A fourth person has been arrested by Gardaí investigating the deaths of two people following a shooting incident at a restaurant in Dublin’s Blanchardstown area on Christmas Eve.

A man was detained on Wednesday under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939, in connection with the shooting at Browne’s Steakhouse in Blanchardstown’s Main Street area.

He remained in custody on Wednesday evening.

Suspected gunman Tristan Sherry (26) was killed during the attack in which Jason Hennessy Snr (48) was shot multiple times in front of other diners in the busy restaurant.

Mr Hennessy Snr died of his injuries last Thursday.

Three men have now been charged in connection with the attack on Mr Sherry.

A forensic investigator at the scene in Blanchardstown, Dublin
A forensic investigator at the scene in Blanchardstown, Dublin. PICTURE: PA (Niall Carson/PA)

David Amah (18), of Hazel Grove, Portrane Road, Donabate, was charged with the murder of Mr Sherry.

Wayne Deegan (25) with an address in Linnetsfield Avenue, Phibblestown, was charged with assault causing harm, producing a knife in a way likely to intimidate or injure, and committing violent disorder.

At the end of December, 22-year-old Michael Andrecut, of Sheephill Avenue, Corduff, appeared at a special sitting of the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin charged with Mr Sherry’s murder.

A second murder investigation has been launched following Mr Hennessy Snr’s death.

On Wednesday morning, Gardai arrested a man under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939.

A Gardai spokesperson said inquiries are continuing.