The Guardian, Thursday 17 November 2005
Dublin police were yesterday investigating the third gangland murder in the city in three days.
On Tuesday night a 27-year-old man was shot dead in Clontarf, north Dublin. He was a passenger in a car when gunmen, who may have pulled up alongside on a motorbike, shot him three times in the head. The victim was apparently involved in a gang feud.
On Sunday night, two men wearing bulletproof vests were shot dead as they sat in a Lexus sedan in a south-west Dublin cul-de-sac. The attack was believed to be linked to a five-year turf war between rival drug gangs.