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Two arrested over killing linked to gangland feud

Gardai said a man and woman, both in their twenties, were arrested in north county Dublin yesterday in connection with a murder investigation
Ed Carty

A MAN and a woman have been arrested over a suspected gangland killing.

Noel Kirwan (62), was shot dead in the driveway of a house at St Ronan's Drive in Clondalkin, west Dublin three days before last Christmas.

Gardai said the man and woman, both in their twenties, were arrested in north county Dublin and were being held under section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007 at Lucan and Blanchardstown Garda stations.

Mr Kirwan was a friend of Gerry "The Monk" Hutch, and it is believed he was targeted in the long-running feud between the Kinahan and Hutch families and their associates.

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