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Monday 20 August 2018

New arrest in McGrath gun attack

GARDAI investigating the shooting of Glen McGrath outside a pub in west Dublin have arrested a 26-year-old suspect.

Glen McGrath (40) was shot while standing outside An Cappagh Nua pub on Barry Road in Finglas on December 30, 2010.

Mr McGrath was standing outside the pub when a dark coloured Volkswagen estate car with a 98 D registration drove towards him. The front-seat passenger got out and fired at least four shots into his body.

The gunman got back into the car, which was driven off in the direction of Barry Avenue.

The suspect was picked up in Bray yesterday afternoon and is being detained at Finglas Garda Station under section 30 of The Offences Against The State Act.

He can be held without charge for up to 72 hours.

The arrest brings the number of suspects quizzed by gardai to 10.

A group of Bray-based criminals are the chief suspects.

The previous nine were all released without charge and a file will be forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Mr McGrath was taken by ambulance to James Connolly Memorial Hospital in Blanchardstown, Dublin, where his condition was initially described as critical. He later improved and he has since been discharged from hospital.

Eight men were arrested after the discovery of a replica AK-47 in Bray on February 2.

The imitation gun was left lying against the wall of the exclusive St Gerard's secondary school on Thornhill Road.

It is believed the same gang was responsible for the shooting of Patricia Cunningham on the evening of February 1.

She was injured when two shots were fired through a downstairs window on Greenpark Road in Bray.

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