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Meath killing: Man questioned over murder of Noel Duggan

Police are at the scene of the shooting in Ratoath Image copyright RTÉ
Image caption Police are at the scene of the shooting in The Old Mill housing estate in Ratoath

A man in his 40s is being questioned by Irish police investigating the murder of Noel Duggan in County Meath last month.

The 57-year-old was killed in The Old Mill housing estate in Ratoath on 23 March.

He was shot a number of times while sitting in his car outside his home.

It is thought the gun attack was linked to a gangland feud, which left two other men dead earlier this year.

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Image caption The man was shot outside a house in the Old Mill estate

Mr Duggan, a well-known criminal linked to cigarette smuggling, was a friend of Dublin gangland criminal Gerry Hutch.

The Hutch family was caught up in a feud that led to a hotel gun attack in February.

One man died when gunmen posing as police officers opened fire inside Dublin's Regency Hotel on 5 February, during a boxing weigh-in event.

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Image caption Mr Duggan was reportedly a friend of Dublin gangland criminal Gerry Hutch

Days later Gerry Hutch's brother, Eddie Hutch Sr, was shot dead in his Dublin flat, in a suspected reprisal for the hotel gun attack.

Their nephew, Gary Hutch, was shot dead in Spain last September, reportedly as part of the same feud.

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