Man arrested in Northern Ireland over Regency Hotel murder

46-year-old due in court after arrest on foot of European arrest warrant

Regency Hotel, shooting, Dublin, David Byrne, insurance, James McGettigan, financial losses,

Gardaí outside the Regency Hotel following the fatal shooting in February 2016 | Image: RollingNews.ie

Police in Northern Ireland have arrested a man in connection with the Regency Hotel murder in Dublin. 

The 46-year-old was detained earlier today in Strabane, Co Tyrone, on foot of a European arrest warrant.

His arrest comes seven months after David Byrne was shot dead during a boxing event at the hotel in February. 

The Crumlin father-of-two died after an armed gang, some of whom were dressed as gardaí, stormed into a weigh-in and opened fire.

The killing has been linked to an ongoing feud in the capital between the Kinahan and Hutch gangs.

The suspect is due to appear before a court in Belfast tomorrow.