Three held over murder of Edward O'Connor in Finglas, Dublin

Two men and a woman are being questioned in connection with the murder of a man in Dublin on Sunday.

Edward O'Connor, 41, from Barn Lodge in Finglas, died after he was shot several times on the Ballycoolin Road.

Mr O'Connor was shot just after 17:00 GMT. He was taken to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown, but pronounced dead a short time later.

Police think the killing was connected to a fight in a pub during which a relative of the victim was injured.

Groups from opposing sides in that dispute are believed to have arranged to meet up for a fight at the Ballycoolin Road on Sunday evening, but a gun was produced and Mr O'Connor was shot.

Detectives are now trying to identify and interview everyone who was present at the time.

Police have said a technical examination is continuing at the scene.

The woman in her 30s and a man in his 20s were arrested on Sunday.

A second man, also aged in his 20s, was arrested on Monday morning.

They can be detained for up to a week.

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