Gardaí taking 'appropriate action' to ensure no gangland retaliation

The Deputy Garda Commissioner admits there are concerns over possible retaliation for yesterday's two gangland murders.

Gardaí taking 'appropriate action' to ensure no gangland retaliation

The Deputy Garda Commissioner admits there are concerns over possible retaliation for yesterday's two gangland murders.

Thirty-two-year-old Declan O'Reilly was shot dead last night on Dublin's South Circular Road, while 27-year-old Gerard Eglington was fatally shot in Portarlington in Co Laois yesterday morning.

Both of the gun attacks happened in front of children and Nacie Rice is condemning the killings: "To be realistic, when something happens that's as drastic as the last 24 hours, of course it's something that concerns you and of course it is something that people are concious of.

"All of the local managers, the local superintendents and the chief superintendents have it in their minds and they will be taking appropriate action to make sure we twhart any retaliatory action."

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