Gardaí in Cork renew appeal for witnesses following murder of Real IRA chief

Officers say a number of people 'who were in the area at the vital time' have not made contact

Gardaí in Cork city have renewed their appeal for witnesses to the murder of former Real IRA chief Aidan O'Driscoll.

The 37-year-old - nicknamed The Beast - was shot multiple times on the street last Wednesday (December 7th).

Nobody has been arrested yet, but detectives want to speak to anyone who was around the Old Commons Road in Blackpool between 2 and 5pm that day.

In a statement, officers said: "We are aware that a number of people who were in the area at the vital time have not made contact with the Gardaí.

"It has been established that the getaway car used, a Nissan Almera registration number 01 TS 1312, was in the general Blackpool area for a number of hours prior to the murder."

Gardaí particularly want to hear from any drivers or cyclists who had a dashcam in the Blackpool area from 2pm onwards.

Information is also needed on a white Vauxhall Astra van with registration number 99 G 12357; a red Opel Astra car with an unknown registration number; and a black Toyota Avensis with an unknown registration number.

They are appealing for anyone who may have seen the vehicles particularly in the Blackpool area from 2pm to 5pm or in the Killeens area from 2pm to 6pm.

Anybody with information is being asked to contact Anglesea Street Garda Station 021-452-2000 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111.