N. Ireland Politics

Police investigate dissident link in Dublin shooting

Corduff Park
Image caption The three men were shot in Corduff Park

Irish police are investigating possible dissident republican involvement in the shooting of three people in a park in Blanchardstown, Dublin, on Sunday.

Two of the men, who are in their 20s, are being treated in Connolly Hospital. One man is in the intensive care unit, the other is stable.

The third man is being treated at Mater Hospital, where his condition is described as stable.

Police are treating the attack as attempted murder.

The men, two of whom are cousins, were drinking in Corduff Park at about 1115 BST when two men walked up and shot them.

The gunmen escaped in the direction of Edgewood Lawns.

Two of the men were hit several times in the body but managed to run to a nearby house to raise the alarm.

The third was shot in the head - a bullet lodged just below his eye.

Irish police are appealing to anyone that was in the Corduff Park/Edgewood Lawns area between 1100 BST and 1130 BST to contact them.

The Irish Minister for Justice, Alan Shater, has condemned the shooting.

Mr Shatter said he shared the sense of revulsion of many people at reports of the attack and described the incident as revolting to all law abiding citizens.