Investigations underway following fatal shooting in Dublin

Noel Kirwan (62) was shot dead in a driveway in Ronanstown yesterday evening

Investigations underway following fatal shooting in Dublin

Garda forensics at the scene of a shooting in the Ronanstown area of west Dublin where a man was shot several times in a suspected gangland-style shooting. Picture by Caroline Quinn PA Wire/PA Images

The Archbishop of Dublin has slammed the city's gangs and their 'multi-million euro business of death'.

Diarmuid Martin has called for an end to the violence.

It comes after 62-year-old Noel Kirwan was shot dead in a driveway in Ronanstown yesterday evening.

He is believed to be the latest victim of the feud between the Kinahan and Hutch gangs.

A lone gunman is believed to have fired a number of shots through a car window in the driveway of a house at St Ronan's Drive at around 5.10pm.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. A female passenger in the car was uninjured.

The lone male then left the scene and is believed to have got into a white Peugeot Partner van with registration '10-CE-9834'.

This van was found burnt out a short distance away at the Neilstown Shopping Centre.

A postmortem will be carried out on the man's body later today.

A full investigation has been launched and an incident room has been established at Lucan garda station on 01-666-7300.

Investigating gardaí are appealing for witnesses - particularly those people who were in the area prior to the incident and immediately after the shooting and who may have information - or who may have seen anything unusual or suspicious to contact them at Lucan Garda Station, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda station.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin says the violence needs to end.

Speaking to Pat Kenny, he said: "This is all about interference in a multi-million euro business of death - the drugs business.

"The ones who are calling these killings from comfortable places, they don't care about the people who are killed. And they care less about the young people they drag everyday into the world of drugs."

Dublin Mid West TD Gino Kenny says the series of gangland violence has to stop.

"I don't think they're going to listen to me, and they probably won't listen to the police - but somewhere down the line, this has got to stop," he said.