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Sources say that a man in his 50s has been shot dead in Dublin tonight. Gardaí at Fitzgibbon St in Dublin are investigating the shooting in Dublin this evening. The incident occurred at Poplar Row, North Strand, Dublin 3 at approximately 7.45pm.
A journalist who was told the Continuity IRA was behind a fatal shooting in Dublin last week, in which David Byrne (33) was killed, says the information came from a "credible" source. A man claiming to speak on behalf of the leadership of the Continuity IRA told the BBC: "This will not be an isolated incident. Continuity IRA units have been authorised to carry out further operations. More drug dealers and criminals will be targeted".
David Drumm's extradition hearing is unlikely to go ahead in Boston today because of snow. Massachusetts is preparing itself for a powerful storm bringing near hurricane strength waves and more than a foot of snow. Courts, schools and city offices have been closed for the next two days.
A new poll has indicated that the Irish population has a polarised attitude towards the number of Syrian refugees the Irish Government has committed to taking into Ireland. The second in a series of exclusive Newstalk/Red C polls*, ahead of the general election, indicates that the majority of Irish residents (67%) do support the commitment by the government to take in 4000 refugees.
A Kilkenny man has been found not guilty of the murder of his ex-girlfriend by reason of insanity. Shane Smyth of McGuinness House, Evans Lane stabbed Mairead Moran to death at the Market Cross Shopping Centre in Kilkenny in May 2014. The court heard he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, and was convinced she was part of a conspiracy to steal his blood.